Welcome 6th Grade Families

Mr. Borrero's November's Newsletter

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Yesterday, we held our school wide candy corn guesses. Our 6th Grade winner was Jake Burrowes in Class 615 and he won a prize! Today, he told us Darren Miller's really wanted to guess the number of candy corn. He had a feeling there was 421 candy corn in the jar! Darren did not have any money, Jake offered to pay and said if his guess won, he would split his prize with him, and he did! Darren was off by 3 candy corn! Total was 424. Jake & Darren just met this school year, maybe they will become lifelong friends!


Mr. Borrero's #1 rule is - STUDENTS SAFETY FIRST!! Therefore, today he went around to make sure that our students Halloween Candy was "safe" for them to eat!
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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

Your First Year of Middle School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

“Caught Doing Something Good”

At I.S 24 we enjoy highlighting and offering praise when our students are “Caught Doing Something Good.” From time to time, we also like to include staff members as well. In this case, we would like to give a special thank you to our School Safety Agent Joseph Kusack.

Last week, before early morning ingress, students were assembling in the school yard. We noticed an unidentified female with a dog. She attempted to enter our school yard. The school administration team along with School Safety Agent Joseph Kusack quickly approached the unidentified female. She was told that the school yard is restricted during school hours. Unfortunately, she refused to leave. The administration and Agent Kusack explained that all parents and visitors are to adhere to school safety rules. Entering the school grounds during the school day, especially with a dog, is not permitted, for the safety of all staff and students. The female became increasingly agitated and uncooperative. Agent Kusack quickly assisted in securing the area and kept our student’s safety in mind. He quickly de-escalated the situation and led her off school grounds. Because of Agent Kusacks professionalism, we were able to keep the disturbance of our students to a minimal and provide them with a safe ingress to school.

Agent Kusack is one of the first people our students see every morning. His presence along with the other members of the team allow our students to know they are safe when they come to I.S. 24. Thank you Agent Kusack for keeping our student’s safety a priority!

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13 Tips for Middle School Success

Written by a Middle School Principal

Cafeteria Contract

The following document must be completed as soon as possible.

Don't forget to sign up for Pupil Path!

Don't forget to sign up for PupilPath! All school-wide information, progress reports, grades, report cards, teacher notices, and so much more are sent out through PupilPath.

Next Generation State Standards

Review the standards. Your child will be required to meet these expectations through the curriculum in each subject area. Contact your child's subject teacher with any questions.

Planning a Family Vacation or Extending a Weekend?

Please be aware that family vacations should be planned to coincide with the school calendar. If you are extending your weekend or vacation, for example attending sports tournaments, please be mindful that teachers are planning lessons on a daily basis for students in attendance. Therefore, to make prior arrangements for assignments, projects, and other instructional activities involving work that has not yet been presented is something we do not endorse.

Also, student absences will be treated as an “unexcused absence”. You should also be aware that teachers cannot be expected to provide “catch up” work or to administer missed exams for students that have been on vacation. Nor shall teachers be required to repeat lessons that were given during the vacation period.

Parents and students should monitor Pupil Path regularly and make up work when they arrive back to class. Please keep this in mind when planning your next family vacation.