Class of 2021

Mr. Simione's Newsletter

A Message from Mr. Simione

The last half of the 2019-2020 school year has begun at IS 24. I am writing to all families to emphasize the importance of school attendance. Your child’s class and instruction time cannot be replaced, so I urge you to schedule family trips, vacations, and appointments based on our school calendar. Compound absences and lateness’s can lead to a decline in academic progress and classwork evaluations. At your earliest convenience, please review the Attendance and Lateness Policy below:

Attendance Regulations

Your record of attendance is recorded in Homeroom. Each teacher will also monitor your attendance throughout the day. We also utilize a telephone messaging system to notify families of student absences.

A student returning to school after an absence must present a note from a parent explaining the reason for the absence. Your Homeroom teacher will send the note to the Attendance Office where it will be kept on file for the entire school year. Absence can result in a reduction of classwork grades.

Lateness to School

Lateness to school can almost always be avoided by allowing enough time to get to school. Plan to be at the school on time. It is better to be 10 minutes early rather than 10 minutes late.

If you report to school after the late bell, report to the Attendance Office for a late pass before going to your class. It is important that, if you are requested to report to another teacher or part of the building, you show a pass to your subject teacher. If, at any time, your lateness is unavoidable, you should present a note from your parents explaining the reason for your lateness.

Please see below for important dates to keep in mind as our academic year comes to a close. We have made it a goal of the seventh grade to achieve an exemplary attendance record for our grade and have even rewarded students and classes with incentives and monthly prizes. Lastly, please keep an eye out for emails and anecdotals from your child's teachers via Pupilpath as this is our preferred method of contact.

Thank you,

Mr. Simione

March, 2020


March 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (EVENING)

March 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (AFTERNOON) **HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS**

March 25-26 ELA State Tests

April 22-23 Math State Tests

May 14 - Family Science Fun Night

MAY 20 - Seventh Grade Field Day Trip at Hillside Swim Club (Details to follow)

May 27 - ARISTA CEREMONY (by invitation) at S.I Tech High School - ALL GRADES

Grade 6 - 5:15 pm

Grade 7 - 6:30 pm

Grade 8 - 7:45 pm

May 30 - Barnes-Chella May 30 (RAIN DATE MAY 31)

Mr. Joseph Simione

7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Kiefer

7th Grade Guidance Counselor



Volunteer Match Events

11/9/2019 - Ocean Breeze Park Trail Work - 9:00am - 12:00pm

11/10/2019 - Fort Wadsworth Beach Clean up - 10:00am - 2:00pm

11/17/2019 - Great Kills Park Beach Clean up - 10:00am - 2:00pm

11/23/2019 - Ocean Breeze Tree Planting - 9:00am - 1:00pm

11/24/2019 - Great Kills Park - Asiatic Sand Sedge Removal - 10:00am - 2:00pm

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