From the Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian:

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 P’s – “We are Polite, Prepared, & Punctual.”

Our first concern is our dress code:
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:

Tops: Royal Blue or Black Collared School Shirts
Bottoms: Pants in Khaki or Black
Gym Attire: Sneakers, Sweatpants, T-Shirt in Royal Blue or Black.

The following are NOT acceptable at any time:
• Jeans
• T-shirts with photographs, emblems or inappropriate words.
• Sleeveless shirts (Tank tops, tube tops, halters, spaghetti straps, etc.)
• Pants worn below the waist which show underwear or shorts underneath
• Skirts or shorts with hems higher than 4 inches above the knee.
• Do-Rags/Scarves [unless for medical or religious reasons]
• Hats
• Hoodies
• 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 school.

Our second concern is Punctuality:

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 learning environment. With your help, we will have a successful conclusion to our 2014-2015 school year.

Please contact your child’s 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 14th, Wednesday, April 15th, and Thursday, April 16th. Our New York State Mathematics Exam is on Wednesday, April 22th, Thursday, April 23rd, and Friday, April 24th.

Be Polite - By following directions!
Be Prepared – By having two #2 sharpened pencils!
Be Punctual – By being in School at 8:10 am!


Monique Mason

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 9
First Day Of School - Primer dia de clases

Classes begins at 8:10AM for all students

Las clases comienzan a las 8:10 AM para todos los estudiantes

Mon, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 15
Rosh Hashanah (school closed) - (No hay clases)
Wednesday, September 16
Meet the teachers - Conocer a los maestro
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23
Yom Kippur (school closed) - (No hay clases)
Thursday, September 24
Eid al-Adha (school closed) - (No hay clases)

IS 131 Cell Phone Policy

IS 131 Cell Phone Policy

ASPIRA After School Program

The ASPIRA after school program runs five days a week from 2:30-5:30.  We offer many different engaging activities to the students of IS 131.


  • Sports
  • Fashion
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Chess
  • Computer Media
  • Dance- Step, Ballet, & Salsa

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Summer Reading Project 2015

If you need a copy of our summer reading project please click the link below.  If you have any issues with the file please e mail

Also- Here is our recommended reading list for the summer-
-Sixth Grade- The House on Mango Street
-Seventh Grade- Inkheart
-Eighth Grade- Make Lemonade

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