Frequently Asked Questions

Things you want and need to know about MS51!

The School Day

Helpful People and Contact Info


  • All curriculum letters will be posted shortly
  • Talents
  • Project REAL (Reading Enriches All Lives) is a school-wide 20 minute after lunch silent ready 2 X's a week. The other 3 days homeroom teachers will focus on advisory.
  • Student K051 emails: All students will receive an email account within the first month of school. This will also give them access to a Google Drive
  • Pupil Path: Is a student information system for MS51 families and students. it allows them access to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, class schedules, assignments due dates, grades, school announcements and more. Information about how to enroll will be sent home within the first month of school
  • Homework Policy
  • Gym Uniforms: Uniforms (t-shirt and shorts) can be purchased during gym class, scholarships are available, please contact Julia Castro for more information (ext 1331 or )

Family Engagement - Committees

  • Parent Association
  • School Leadership Team (SLT)
  • DUET (Diversity Unity Equity Team) : DUET plays a vital role in shaping a school culture that promotes an inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning environment. All MS51 students should feel that they belong and that their experiences and perspectives matter. All MS51 families are welcomed and their voices count. Duet Meets monthly, all are welcome! Meeting dates for the year subject to change 9/ 24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17, 1/28, 2/25, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/16 all begin at 7:50am. DIVERSITY PLAN
  • Special Education Parent Group: Run by our Assistant Principal Ms. Sterlis, parents of special needs students meet monthly to discuss concerns contact Ms. Sterlis for more information
  • Family Engagement Monthly Morning workshops: Begin with "Transition to Middle School" September 25 at 8:00 am, "Culturally Responsive Approach to Teaching" October 19 @ 8:00 am, " Social Emotional Learning" November 19 @ 8:00 am. Translation will be available in both Chinese and Spanish for all of our workshops. Join us.
  • Volunteers needed for: Picture Day, Talent Shows, Day trips, Translation/Interpretation; graphic design; drama help
  • After School clubs and programs