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School Year Begins
Monday, Sept. 21

Welcome, all to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Today is the first full day of classes.

All students will begin the year with remote learning.  Our blended learning program is tentatively scheduled to begin on October 1st.

Please download the following expectations letter for more information about how students will be learning and accessing their lessons.

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2020-21 Student Handbook

Students and parents, we recommend you access the 2020-21 Brian Piccolo Middle School Student Handbook which explains many of our school expectations and policies for in-person and remote learning.

You can access it by clicking the button below. You will need to use your MS 53 account to access these documents.

Remember: From Sept. 21 to Oct. 1st, all students will begin the year in a remote learning setting through our Google Classroom app.

Download our Student Handook
Bell Schedule

Remote Bell Schedule 

From 9 am -12:30 pm live interactions will happen.

From 12:30 pm to 2:50 students should be completing any assignments independently.

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Help & Support

You can email us at or complete our support form using the button below.

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Learning Option Survey

Want to continue all-remote learning in the fall? Prefer some in-school days?   

Families will be able to choose their learning option this 2020-21 school year

Let us know by completing the Learning Preference survey.

Parents can opt for remote learning at any time. 

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Blended Learning @MS 53

In the coming weeks, decisions will be made about what blended learning will look like at Brian Piccolo Middle School 53, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Please make sure you visit this page and stay connected with us through Pupil Path for important information and updates about the upcoming school year.

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Pre-Registration is Now Open

Parents, families, and students are welcomed to join our MS 53 family.

To pre-register your child, use our form to begin the process of registering your students.

Register today.

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NYC DOE Reopening Plan

Read the NYC DOE reopening plan submitted to NYSED here

NYC DOE Reopening Plan

Read the NYC DOE reopening plan submitted to NYSED here.

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2020 Graduation Video

Access our 2020 Graduation Video here.

The 2020 Graduation Video

Click the button to relive the Grade 8 2020 Graduation.   You’ll need an account to access the 2020 Graduation page.

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Our New Mission & Vision

Read our new Mission and Vision statements.

Our New Mission & Vision

Under the new leadership of our appointed Principal Zoanne Wilkins, MS 53 will launch its renaissance with a new mission and vision.

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MS 53 has tirelessly served
the Rockaway community
for more than 4 decades

STUDENTS: Approx. 180

Our scholars work hard
to greater independence, socio-
emotional growth and self.


Our students learn to be global citizens
by forging social and academic skills through collaboration


We are located in the heart of
downtown Far Rockaway in
Queens, New York


Our highly-qualified, dedicated
staff builds lasting and meaningful
relationships with our students


Our students are becoming informed global citizens
by forging academic and social skills through collaboration.


Great things happen at MS 53.
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