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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.


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Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • 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

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  • MS217 Virtual Calendar

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  • COVID-19 Updates

    Please visit our MS217Q COVID-19 Plan page to find all the critical information about how our school MS217Q is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

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  • Attention 5th grade families! Are you considering registering your child at MS 217 next year? Great choice! Check out this video!!

    Why should I choose MS217Q?

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  • Download the eChalk Notify App to get important mobile alerts

    Download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

    Click on “Proceed without logging in” > Enter your school's eChalk Notify Alert Code (ZPD8LM).  Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect to receive emergency alert notifications only.

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Attention 5th grade families! Are you considering registering your child at MS 217 next year? Great choice! Check out this video! Why Should I Choose MS217Q?