Principal's Pledge


Welcome to our 2020-2021 School year. I pledge the love and loyalty of my heart, The wisdom and courage of my mind. The strength and vigor of my body, In the service of my parents, students, community and IS 217 staff.  I promise to stand up for justice, brotherhood and work, To work diligently and creatively , To think generously and honestly , so that , The School of Performing Arts, will increase  in beauty,fellowship , community, and prosperity,  And will play her part in advancing the welfare of every student who walk through our doors.


I.S. 217 Vision & Mission




Quick Links for Parents and Students



 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 transportation  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.