Community Action School – MS 258

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The New School Year

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students in the fall. Here is some basic information to help prepare for the new school year:

  • The first day of classes will be on Thursday, September 8th. Students should come at 8 a.m. to the entrance on 92nd Street, right beside the play yard. All students will enter from there into the school cafeteria, where they will meet their new homeroom teachers and prepare to go to their classrooms on the 7th and 8th floors. Dismissal will be at 2:45 p.m. Students are dismissed from the 92nd Street doors by the play yard, not the main entrance on 93rd Street.
  • The school year will start with an orientation – one day long for 7th and 8th grade students, and two days for 6th. Orientation activities will help students become acquainted with each other, learn about academic and behavioral expectations, and familiarize themselves with their schedules.
  • There will no classes on Monday, September 12th, in observance of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha. There will be school on the following day, Tuesday, September 13th.
  • For complete September and October calendars, click here, or check the events column below.

Supply List and Parent Handbook

Open School Night & Eighth Grade High School Application Process Orientation

School Tours

  • Our currently scheduled daytime tours are on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, November 1st
  • Thursday, November 10th
  • Thursday, November 17th
  • Monday, November 21st
  • Each tour will run from 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with the principal, who will talk about the school’s program and answer questions, and then to visit several classrooms. Families will receive letters excusing their children for late arrival to their elementary school.
  • We will also be holding two more Open Houses for families who cannot visit Community Action during school hours.
  • PLEASE NOTE – the date of our last evening Open House has been changed from Thursday, November 10th. It will run from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Our Saturday Open House will take place on Saturday, November 19th from 11:00 – 12:00. A light lunch will be served from 12:00 – 12:30 for families who would like informal time to talk with staff and students.
  • At both Open Houses families will have a chance to meet with the school principal and a group of sixth grade teachers, as well as ask questions of a panel of Community Action School students.
  • To register for these tours, by clicking the 'Send a Message' button at the top of this page, or call Parent Coordinator Karla Fittipaldi at 212-678-5888.
  • If none of the above dates and times work for you, please continue to check back. We might be adding more tours towards the end of November. We look forward for the opportunity to share information about our exciting program.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, September 8 - First day of classes!
  • Monday, September 12 - Eid al-Adha – NO CLASSES
  • Thursday, September 22, 6:15 – 8:00 p.m. - Back to School night for 6th and 7th grades, High School Orientation for 8th grade
  • Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4 - Rosh Hashanah – NO CLASSES
  • Thursday, October 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Open House for 5th grade families
  • Friday, October 7, 8:45 – 10 a.m. - School tour for 5th grade families
  • Monday, October 10 - Columbus Day – NO CLASSES
  • Wednesday, October 12 - Yom Kippur – NO CLASSES
  • Thursday, October 13, 8:45 – 10 a.m. - School tour for 5th grade families
  • Thursday, October 20, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Parents Association Meeting
  • Thursday, October 27 - Fall family conferences

Get In Touch

  • Phone: (+11) 212-678-5888
  • Fax: (+11) 212-531-7351
  • Address: 154 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025
  • Principal: John Curry
  • Assistant Principal: Andrew Sullivan
  • Parent Coordinator: Karla Fittipaldi