Irwin Altman Middle School 172
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Ms. Mary Tully Alarcon, Assistant Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal
Ms. Danielle Giunta
Community Superintendent District 26
Chancellor Fariña Kicks Off Summer In The City Registration for 2018
NYC Discipline Code
Unannounced Scanning - REMINDER- 3rd Notification 2017-18
School starts promptly at 8:00 am every morning; the late bell rings at 8:05. Absence and lateness are reported on the high school application.
Please remember, 90% attendance is a promotional criterion.
Please note the following TESTING & PROMOTION UPDATES:
May 9 will be our 6, 7 and 8th grade Preview Night for incoming 6th grade students and their parents, as well as our current sixth and seventh grade. Students and parents will meet next year’s teachers and hear about the work students will be doing in 2018-19.
The May PTA meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. PTA Elections will take place at this meeting, including nominations from the floor for vacant positions. Please plan to be
there and have your voice heard.
The Irwin Altman MS 172 Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 14 at 7:00pm. Honorees will be notified by letter the first week of May.
Our Spring Festival of the Arts will take place on Wednesday, May 30 with our Art, Technology Instrumental Music, and Chorus teachers and their students presenting an evening of cultural experiences that highlight our students’ artistic talents. The Art Show will be on view in the lobby and will remain up through June 14
A few housekeeping notes: With the warm weather approaching, students are allowed to carry and use water bottles in the classroom in accordance with their teachers’ guidelines. For safety reasons water bottles may not be used during passing from one class to another. Also- please review the dress code (in the Parent/Student handbook at MS 172.org) and assist your children in making appropriate clothing choices for school. We must also request that students NOT wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops as these present a hazard in crowded hallways. Additionally, with concern for students who have asthma or allergies, body sprays are not allowed to be used in classrooms. Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.
Please help us keep your children safe. If you drop your child off in the morning, please only allow your child to exit your vehicle at the curb, not in the middle of the street. And, as has been our practice for 10 years- there is no car traffic on 257th Street from 2:00-2:30pm due to our large number of busses and our student pedestrians. . Also- do not double park or park in crosswalks on 81st Avenue and obey the STOP signs. And finally: DRIVE SLOWLY when driving anywhere near the school.
MS 172 is hosting weekend & evening NYS Math Test scoring from May 5 through May 17. Parking near the school will be challenging- please arrive early for events.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Even though lunch is free for all middle school students, every student must have a meal application on file - If you have not yet completed one, please do so immediately. You may be asked to revise an incomplete or incorrect application - please do so and return it to the school immediately.
Microsoft Office for Free for Students!
Parents and Guardians of students can download Microsoft Office software from https://studentoffice.net/, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices. Please check out the FAQ and help section before reaching out for help with issues. Microsoft is the direct contact for issues: nycdoeO365@microsoft.com
Please be reminded that all 6th grade students must have the Tdap vaccine by their 11th birthday and 7th grade students must have the Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine when they enter 7th grade (no age requirement.)
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