Vision and Mission Statement

I.S. 217 Vision

As a community of learners, we will ignite a passion for learning in our students and nurture their personal, emotional and academic growth. Through a rigorous education students will be empowered to become respectful, responsible and productive citizens who serve their communities and society.

I.S. 217 Mission

The mission of I.S. 217 is to recognize students as individuals and help them apply classroom learning to everyday life and to become creative problem solvers. We will focus on improving professional pratices, effectively implementing common core learning standards and providing enrichment experiences that will promote students' ability to build positive relationships and value their education.



Dear Parents / Guardians,
We want our children to have high quality opportunities over the summer vacation. This will encourage academic progress and growth into responsible adults. There will be several programs at I.S 217. Please sign your child up for one of these enrichment programs. For applications and more information please use the contact information below.

Beacon Program
Contact Ms. Robinson:
Email: sisdainc@aol.com or 718-589-4844x1151 or 1152
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday  July 1st-August 22nd
Time: 8:00-6 p.m.

Day and Hours of operation: Mon-Fri
Dates or operation July 1-Aug 22nd

Sports and Arts in School Foundation
Contact Mr. Wynter / Mr. Ward: Email: swynter@sasfy or jaeward11@gmail.com 718-589-4844x1293 
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday July 1st-July 31st
Time: 1:00-4 p.m.

ESS Episcopal Social Services
tact Program Director-Sukiah (Sue) Blackwood 
Email: Blackwoods@e-s-.org 917-566-9487
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday July 1st-Aug 1st
Time: 8:30-2:30 pm

Entrada / I.S. 217 Pratice Makes Perfect-Summer Enrichment
tact Program Supervisors-Mr. Knight, Ms. Etienne and Ms. Polanco
Email: bknight@schools.nyc.gov  ; metienne3@schools.nyc.gov or jrivera7@shcools.nyc.gov
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday July 8th-August 15th
Time: 8:30-5:00 pm 


Stella Adler Studio of Acting






I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts teams with Stella Adler Studio of Acting for drama program.


Principal's Book Club

Mark your calendar with important dates such as the first and last days of school, state exams, and Chancellor's Conference Day.
Learn more about the wide range of options available and how to enroll in various pre-K through high school programs.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Menus
Wondering what's for lunch tomorrow? Look up monthly menus for all grade levels and programs.
High School Graduation Requirements
New York State High School Graduation Requirements differ depending on the year you enter 9th grade.
  Rules and Policies
The Student’s Bill of Rights spells out what you’re accountable for ... and what you can expect from your school.
Homework Resources
A list of resources to help you complete your homework assignments.
  Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts Programs
Learn about the many opportunities available to stretch your creativity.
College and Career Resources
Explore career interests, learn more about college options (including financial aid), or get help finding a job.
Learn about our middle school (C.H.A.M.P.S.) and high school athletic leagues (P.S.A.L.).
Scholarships, Competitions, and Local Activities
List updated weekly with citywide opportunities for all grade levels.
Find your bus route (all you need is your student I.D.), MetroCard eligibility, and other important transporation information.

Respect For All (RFA)
What should you do if you believe another student has harassed or discriminated against you or if you have witnessed such behavior? Other bullying/harassment questions are answered in the RFA policy.

Today, 8/20/2014
High: 83 Low: 67
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/21/2014
High: 80 Low: 67
Chance rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.