2020-21 School Year


  • Visit our Virtual Art Show

    Congratulation to our 6th grade innovators who produced some fantastic artwork this year. Visit our Virtual Art Show, created by our phenomenal art teacher, Ms. A, to see the student artwork. Enjoy! 

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  • Register for the Summer Rising Program

    Registration is now open for Summer Rising, NYC's new free summer program for students in grades K–12.

    Summer Rising will offer academic and social-emotional support, arts, and recreation. There will also be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are both educational and meet State health and safety guidelines.

    Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

    Families of students in grades K-8 can sign up here. If you are a family of a student in grades K-8 and you do not see your site listed, please complete this survey and you’ll be contacted when a program opens in your neighborhood. We’re adding new ones every Monday through mid-May. After you sign up for a program, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration.

    JHS 123 -The Bronx Urban Community Magnet School
  • 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

    The DOE has released the 2021–22 public school calendar, available now on the NYC DOE website.

    Some of this year’s important dates include:

    • First Day of School for All Students: Monday, September 13
    • Election Day (full remote asynchronous instructional day for all students): Tuesday, November 2
    • Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed): Thursday–Friday, November 25–26
    • Winter Recess (schools closed): Friday–Friday, December 24–31

    Please note the following reminders:

    • On “snow days” or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.
    • Your parent-teacher conference date might be different from those listed on the School Year Calendar. Your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule your conference.

    You can find a printable version of the calendar along with translations here.

    JHS 123 -The Bronx Urban Community Magnet School
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Blended Learning Procedures

Our school Safety Team has been hard at work creating a safe and healthy learning environment for students who will be attending school in person. This includes a number of important safety procedures that students and staff are expected to follow. The information below provides an overview of these expectations. 


  • All community members including staff, students, and visitors are required to wear masks at all times when on school property. This includes the courtyard during arrival and dismissal.
  • Students are expected to bring masks with them to school, however if a student forgets a mask or loses a mask, school personnel will make sure a disposable mask is provided. 

Morning Entry (Check out the video →)

  • Students line up against the fence in the Stratford Courtyard, while adhering to social distancing protocol.
  • Designated staff members will do temperature checks and inform students of their group number.
  • In the courtyard, homeroom teachers will stand with their group sign in a specific floor spot while maintaining social distancing.
  • After teachers have their groups they will escort the group to their classroom.


  • Students will remain in one classroom for the entire day with their group of classmates.
  • Class sizes adhere to the state and city's guidelines. Each group of of students is between 8 to 12 students depending on the classroom size
  • Teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff will rotate into the classroom for instructional periods.  
  • All classrooms have desks/seating that meet the 6 feet social distancing requirement. 

Bathroom/Water Fountain Usage

  • ONE student per class should be allowed to use the restroom/water fountain to help ensure social distancing.
  • A School Aide will be designated to monitor the bathroom line and ensure students are sanitizing their hands upon entering and leaving the bathroom.
  • Only one water fountain will be available to students to ensure proper sanitizing. 

Lunch Periods

  • Students will remain in their seats adhering to social distancing as they eat their lunch.  They are allowed to discard their lunches in the proper receptacle when finished. 
  • Assigned staff will deliver the lunches and return the empty bags at the end of the lunch period(s).
  • Staff will place lunch bags outside the classroom door for pickup.


  • Staggered dismissal will start at 1:50pm. Students will be dismissed when they are informed. 
  • Designated staff members will go around to the classrooms and inform the teacher that they can escort the class downstairs for dismissal.
  • All entry and dismissal into and from the school will be done via Staircase 5 (courtyard doors).