Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located on 149 E. Mosholu Pkwy N, Bronx, NY 10467. The school sits on the corner of Mosholu Parkway and Van Courtland Ave. We are easily accessible by public transportation as well (Trains D & 4, Buses Bx1, Bx2, Bx10, Bx16, Bx28, Bx30, Bx34.)
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE?
Our typical student schedule is Monday’s 8am - 2:38pm, and Tuesday-Friday 8am - 3:29pm. The school is open as early as 7:15am for student breakfast.
Due to Covid-19 & the subsequent restrictions, we have adapted a blended schedule. All student however, whether blended or fully remote, start school at 8:50am and end at 2:20pm. Students who have opted for in-person learning can find the most up to date calendar here.
**Subject to change. Parents will be notified immediately of any changes in the daily schedule.**
IS THERE A UNIFORM POLICY?
Yes. Students at 80 are expected to adhere to a uniform policy. Uniform: Grey pants and (white) buttoned down shirt with logo or Navy blue polo shirt & black footwear. Other components of the uniform include school blazer, ties, school cardigan, logo sweater and gym uniform.
WHAT MAKES M.S.80 A "TECH" SCHOOL?
Long before the pandemic, each student in our building was receiving an Apple Macbook for use at school during their normal day. This 1:1 student/device ratio is vital to the development of the 21st century skills that each child will need as they venture into futures of higher education and the careers of today. Before graduating from 8th grade and moving on to high school, students who are enrolled at M.S.80 for at least 1 academic year, graduate with a high proficiency in the full range of google suite applications. Applications include, but are not limited to: Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drive, Classroom, Meet, Forms & Jamboard. In addition, each class is equipped with audio amplifying technology and two digital smart boards (one for presenting & the other to monitor student tech usage.)
21st CENTURY SKILLS?
Each student who attends M.S.80 graduates with a thorough working knowledge the Google suite of applications such as Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Classroom and Drive. In addition, students have the option to study robotics, coding and programming.
I'VE BEEN TOLD M.S.80 IS A P.B.I.S. SCHOOL. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
P.B.I.S. stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. This means that we work to create a safe, secure, and supportive school environment in which the focus is to reward positive behavior. Some of the aims are to clearly define and teach behavioral expectations, consistently acknowledge and reward appropriate behavior, constructively address problematic behavior, and effectively use behavioral data to assess progress.
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WHAT IS THE "80 CHALLENGE?"
Each year, our students are presented with an academic challenge to achieve 80% mastery for all identified standards in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies through the use of our school’s instructional digital tools. During the span of the challenge, students are given weekly tasks that vary in difficulty and complexity. Successful students are richly rewarded for their hard work and dedication, with prize packages. (Previous prize packages have included: VIP lunch, VIP Party, movie theater experience, Broadway shows, Downtown dinner, Awards gala and recognition event, and a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure.)