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Parent Update Meeting: Remote and Blended Learning

We will be holding a parent meeting to update parents on our blended learning and remote learning programs for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.Topic: Parent MeetingTime: Aug 10, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 964 7897 5976 Passcode: 

Incoming Grade 6 Virtual Orientation Meetings – Thursday, July 30th and Friday, July 31st @ 6 PM

We are holding our first virtual orientation meetings for incoming Grade 6 freshmen on Thursday, July 30th and Friday July 31st at 6 PM. Learn more about the New MS 53 and what we the high-quality education and community experience we are offering. All alumni 

Summer Reading Enrichment Packets for All Grades

Reminder to all our students and families! Stay strong and sharpen your skills over the summer. Remember to visit our site for resources, updates and support! Summer packets are available at You will need a account to access them.

2020-21 School Year Update from the Chancellor

July 27, 2020: Update for Families on School Reopening from Chancellor Carranza Dear Families,  I hope you and your children are well and enjoying some time off this summer. September will be here before we know it, and I am writing to you today to 

Free Meals Delivered

Families can register to receive free meals delivered to your home.  It’s for up to 3 people – and total of 12 meals for 2 days.    Families will need to register first, then follow instructions in the email.  After you place the order, you 

Chancellor Carranza’s Message about Remote Learning

March 22, 2020 Dear Families, Tomorrow, we will all come together to take the first steps of a huge new educational journey as New York City brings remote learning to our 1.1 million students. While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks 

Remote Learning @ MS 53 Begins

Dear Parents and Students, Tomorrow, Monday, March 23, is the first Remote Learning day. Students were given devices on loan. At this time, we hope we have addressed all the issues before we start tomorrow. This remote learning is an opportunity for our students to 


Dear Families,All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never 

Welcome to Our New Website –

Welcome to MS 53’s new website.  In our desire to rebrand, and provide information and improved communication to our school community, we are launching our site In the coming weeks, we will be fine tuning this site as a tool for our students, parents 

From The Desk Of Principal Z. Wilkins – December Message 2019-20

Dear Parents,It is with great pleasure I write to you. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I want to take this time to thank “Woodmere Lanes” for donating turkeys to our family. It was indeed a memorable thanksgiving for our school’s