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Before entering the school building, please fill out the health screening form.

In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building.


  • School Closed- Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur

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  • School Closed- Italian Heritage/ Indigenous peoples Day

    Italian Heritage/ Indigenous peoples Day

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  • Election Day! No School for students

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  • School closed- Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

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  • School Closed- Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Days

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • At Home Test Kit Information

    At home COVD-19 Test Kits will be distributed the first Thursday of each month. This in our continued efforts to keep our school community safe.

    Please review the letter attached in your preferred language for more details.

    At Home Test Kits Letter-  COVID Kit Distribution Letter- English.pdf 

    At Home Test Kits Letter- CODVID Kit DIstribution - Spansih.pdf 

    At Home Test Kits Letter - COVID Kit Distribution Letter- Bengali.pdf 

    At Home Test Kits Letter -  COVID Kit Distribution Letter- Arabic.pdf 

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  • Food Pantry this Saturday!! Despensa de comida/ مخزن الطعام/ खाद्य पेंट्री/ খাদ্য প্যান্ট্রি

    October 1, 2022

    Saturday October 1, 2022
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  • Food Pantry this Saturday!! Despensa de comida/ مخزن الطعام/ खाद्य पेंट्री/ খাদ্য প্যান্ট্রি

    We want to remind you that our MONTHLY food pantry will be going on 
    Friday, AUGUST 5th 2022
    85-05 144th street 
    Briarwood NY 11435
    Please view the attached flyer and SHARE SHARE SHARE!!
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  • Welcome letter for our Families From Chancellor David C. Banks

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  • ALERT!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE for Next week!

    Arrival time On September 8 ONLY!!!
    Report time for Grade 6: 7:55am
    Report time for Grade 7: 8:30am
    Report time for Grade 8: 8:45am
     Friday, September 9 we will resume entrance at 7:55am and begin dismissal at 2:25pm
    If you have any question please email our parent coordinator at 
    Ms. Escala will answer emails promptly.
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  • August Calendar

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  • School Supplies information!!


    1.       School Uniform – polo shirt (navy blue or grey), khaki/navy blue pants or skirt

    2.       Five subject loose-leaf binder

    3.       USB THUMB DRIVES

    4.       Five pens, five pencils

    5.       Ruler and protractor (Calculators will be supplied by our school)

    **Please note – Teachers may require additional supplies as the year progresses.

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  • School Uniform


    Here at Middle School 217Q we have a student dress code policy. The dress code consists of a collared polo shirt (navy blue or grey) with our school logo, and either navy blue or khaki pants. Girls may choose to wear a navy blue or khaki skirt/skort.

    There are many benefits in having our students wear a uniform to school everyday:

    • Promotes a more effective learning environment
    • Fosters school unity and pride
    • Improves student performance
    • Fosters self-esteem
    • Eliminates label competition
    • Simplifies the dressing process in the morning
    • Teaches students appropriate dress and decorum in their “work” place
    • Help to improve student conduct and discipline

    Understanding all the benefits wearing a school uniform lends to our school environment any student who is out of uniform will receive a phone call home to inform the parent and may be subjected to stay for detention.

    Parents and students purchase the polo shirt fromNeedleheadsOpens in a new browser tab located at: 88-01 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385 / Phone: (718) 850 - 4252.

    • Parents may also purchase the polo shirt from any available manufacturer; however, the school logo must be displayed.
    • No designer emblems are permitted on the polo shirt. Needleheads is the only store in our community that will embroider the polo shirt with the school logo.
    • For navy blue or khaki pants/skirt/skort parents may shop at any school uniform store.

    Cookies Department Store provides 10% discount for MS 217 Students. Cookies is located at 166-21 Jamaica Avenue, NY 11432.


    Shirts are NAVY BLUE or GREY Pants are NAVY BLUE or KHAKI



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  • A Note from Principal Burns

    Dear MS 217 Families

    We hope you are having a great summer.  Our team here at MS 217 has been utilizing the month of July to analyze student data, and to develop an engaging, challenging curriculum for the upcoming school year.  We ask all families to check their email and our school website weekly for important information about the upcoming school year. Students and families will receive student class placement information by email the week of August 29th.  Please remember all students must be in school uniform on the first day of school.  Uniform and school supply information can be found on our school website:

    We hope to see you online for our online MS 217 Town Hall on Monday August 1st at 6PM.

    Be well

    Principal Burns

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  • Middle School 217 Virtual Calendar

    Please click here to view upcoming monthly events!

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