NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN
Please note that 257 Street is now one way going south from 81st Avenue to 83rd Avenue and 256 Street is one way north from 82nd to 81st Avenues.
The Wizard of Oz
Photographs from this incredible 2017 production
New York City Discipline Code
School starts promptly at 8:00am 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.
It's hard to believe that the first month of the 2017-2018 school year is over. Even though the warm weather has lingered, autumn is in the air and as the leaves begin to change colors, students and teachers are all involved with their work in ELA, Math, Social Studies, Core, Science, and Spanish as well as in their GS and gym classes. To better inform teachers about specific student strengths and needs, additional baseline assessments will be administered through October. (AIS support in ELA and Math will begin in mid-November.)
Even though 257th Street is now one-way, I must still strongly request parents' assistance as they drop-off and pick-up children during arrival in the morning and dismissal in the afternoon. Parents may drop-off children in front of the school in the morning-only at the curb. DO NOT let your children out in the middle of the street-cars at the curb begin to move which then creates a hazardous situation. Additionally, 257 Street must remain closed to traffic in the afternoon from 2:00 to 2:45 pm because of all the busses that are on the block. Orange cones are placed in the street at 81st Ave. to REMIND parents not to drive on the block in front of the school. (If you arrive early before cones are placed-do not park in our neighbors' driveways and DO NOT move your vehicle while students are being dismissed unless directed to by school personnel. Your cooperation is appreciated as the NYPD and NYC DOT have not provided the school with personnel to assist in this effort. REMEMBER - Every child's safety is EVERYONE'S responsibility.
As partners in your children's education, please establish the following routines:
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences occur later this year: Wednesday, November 29, 5:00-8:00 pm and Thursday, November 30, 12:20-2:20 pm. We will again be using the on-line scheduler for appointments for conferences. (Additional Tuesday dates may be added.) Please make arrangements to discuss your child's progress with her/his teachers on these days.
Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. We continue to look forward to a wonderful school year filled with high expectations and many opportunities for our students to achieve academic success.
Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
PupilPath Invitation letters have been sent home to all grade 6 parents and unregistered parents in grades 7 & 8. If you need your registration code, or assistance, please call Ms. Hochrad at (718) 831-4000, x 1461.
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.
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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81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
Phone Number: (718) 831-4000
FAX: (718) 831-4008
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Ms. Mary Tully Alarcon, Assistant Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal
Danielle Giunta, Community Superintendent