Thank you for being a part of the I.S. 131, Albert Einstein Intermediate School – Together In Excellence – Achieving Greatness community. We are so pleased and excited to welcome you to our 2015-2016 school year. We would like to take this opportunity to share how excited we are to begin our new endeavor with the students, parents, and staff of I.S. 131, and remind you of some important facts about the upcoming school year.
The doors will open at 8:10 for morning entry. On September 9, 2015, the 6th Grade students will enter through the Main Entrance located on Story Avenue and report to the Auditorium. The 7th Graders will enter and exit through Exit 9 on Underhill Avenue (near the schoolyard), while the 8th Graders will use Exit 11 on Underhill Avenue (near Story Avenue). Dismissal will be at 2:30 pm every day.
We will be holding a “Meet the Teachers” Orientation Program on Wednesday, September16th from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
We are One School and thus our dress code will be reflecting this change. All students are to wear Royal Blue or Black Collared Shirts and Black or Beige Khaki Pants. School shirts are on sale for ten dollars each.
We would like to remind families that middle school is a time of change. The workload and social adjustments are greater here than at the elementary level. Therefore, we expect all students to attend school regularly, complete all assignments, behave appropriately, and adhere to the dress code. We expect all students to adhere to the 3 P’s, since at I.S. 131, we are Polite, Prepared, and Punctual! You will be receiving additional information regarding our Engrade system and how it will be utilized to communicate with teachers as well as monitor your child’s academic progress.
This year we will be using the CASS system to assist with our daily attendance. Each student will be issued an ID card by October 1st. Each student will swipe their card upon entry into the building. Further information will be sent home at a later time.
In addition, state law now mandates that every child of school age must obtain the necessary immunizations. Any child who has not begun the immunization process by the first day of school will be considered out of compliance. Please contact your community health center, or if you prefer, your family health care provider to help with the process.
Also, in an effort to meet your needs and encourage ongoing communication we have established a school website www.is131.org
to provide important information about scheduled activities. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at 718-991-7490. We look forward to working with you to ensure the quality of your child’s education and success.
We look forward to working with you this school year. Remember, students report on September 9th and Meet the Teachers Curriculum Night is September 16th.