April 4, 2016
Spring is here and our year is three quarters completed. Our final stretch is
beginning, and our students should not lose their focus as the
weather gets warmer.
Please remind your child of our 3 Ps We are Polite, Prepared, &
Our first concern is our dress code:
I.S. 131 seeks to prepare students for a future
in the workforce and to "Dress for Success". Therefore, the dress
code requires all students to use:
Royal Blue or Black Collared School Shirts
Pants in Khaki or
T-Shirt in Royal Blue or Black.
The following are NOT acceptable at any time:
T-shirts with photographs, emblems or inappropriate
Sleeveless shirts (Tank tops, tube tops, halters, spaghetti straps,
Pants worn below the waist which show underwear or shorts
Skirts or shorts with hems higher than 4 inches above the
Do-Rags/Scarves [unless for medical or religious
Emoticon sweat suits
Note: You will receive a call to bring in a change of clothes if we
believe that a student is dressed inappropriately for
Our second concern isPunctuality:
School begins at 8:10 am. Class instruction begins at 8:15
am. Students are
expected to be in their class prepared to work at that
time. Students are
given three minutes to transition from class to class during the
school day. The
schedule was designed to accommodate the movement of six hundred
students on the second floor. Each grade has a primary hallway
and staircase to use to ease any possible congestion. Unfortunately, some students
believe that they should visit sections of the building that they
are not assigned. This
causes a number of problems such as disrupting classes as well as
being late to their own class. Students who have been identified
as being consistently late to class, without a pass, have been
placed on a Daily Conduct Sheet to monitor their lateness. If no improvement is
documented, a parent will be called for that student to serve
detention to make up the class time that was missed.
Our third concern is Politeness:
Many of our issues among students is through miscommunication. We ask our students to
respect one another verbally and physically. Hitting is never acceptable and
there is no such thing as just playing. We have a ZERO Tolerance
for Bullying and we need to be contacted if a student believes that
they are experiencing any form of bullying in our school.
Our goal at I.S. 131 is create a warm, nurturing, and rigorous
With your help, we will have a successful conclusion to our
2015-2016 school year.
Please contact your childs Assistant Principal if you have any
questions or concerns.
Grade 8 Mr. Acevedo - ext. 262
Grade 7 Ms. Verhille ext. 236
Grade 6 Ms. Moro-Sullivan ext. 104
Our New York State ELA
exam is on Tuesday, April 5th, Wednesday, April 6th, and Thursday,
April 7th. Our New York State Mathematics Exam is on Wednesday,
April 13th, Thursday, April 14th, and Friday, April
Be Polite - By following
Be Prepared By
having two #2 sharpened pencils!
Be Punctual By
being in School at 8:10 am!