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Messages for Families

Vote for the NYC Council Participatory Budgeting

We are proposing the renovation of a classroom into an independent living center/apartment for our students with disabilities.

Vote here: Truman High School - Training Apartment for Students with Disabilities


April 2024: NYC Public Schools Solar Eclipse Guidance

Letter to Families: English - Español

February 13, 2024: Inclement Weather - schools closed

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City Public Schools are closed Tuesday, February 13, 2024. All instruction will take place remotely.

November, 2023: Upcoming Afterschool Cancelations / School Closure Days

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well. We would like to inform you about some important dates when our school will be closed and afterschool cancelations in the coming week. These after-school cancellations and school closure day are essential for various reasons, and we want to ensure that you are aware of them well in advance to plan accordingly.

November 6: Afterschool Cancelation-Extended Time, our school will be conducting an extended day for teachers. During this time, our dedicated staff will be participating in valuable training to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge. As a result, there will be no after-school for students on this day.

November 7: School Closure-Election Day, our school will be closed for Election Day. During this time, our dedicated staff will be participating in valuable training and development activities to enhance their teaching skills and knowledge. As a result, there will be no classes for students on this day.

November 9: Afterschool Cancelation-Parent Teacher Conferences, our school will be conducting our 1st PTC. These conferences will be conducted via phone or virtual meetings. Students will be dismissed early school will run on half day schedule.

Please make sure to mark these dates.

October 13, 2023: Family Communication

Dear Families, 


Our top priority is the safety and well-being of every student and staff member in our school community. As the conflict in the Middle East continues to escalate and we are seeing increased news coverage of social media posts promoting violence, I am writing to provide you with information on how we are monitoring the events and to share some resources that may be helpful for you in discussion with your children. 


First, please be reassured that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) actively monitors social media sites and threats of violence. We remain in constant communication with NYPD, and at this time, there are no specific threats against our schools.  


In times of great upheaval and uncertainty, it is easy for fear and rumors to flourish. It is important that students are equipped with the tools they need to discern fact from fiction. We encourage you to visit for more information on how to support your child in building their skills in media literacy and safe online behaviors.  


We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for our students at all times. Additional resources supporting thoughtful instruction and students’ mental health in the face of disturbing current events can be found at


I urge all members of our school community to explore these resources, lean on one another, and continue to engage in open dialogue. Together, we can navigate these challenging times.  




Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176X

13 de Octubre 2023: Comunicación a las familias

Queridas familias:


Nuestra principal prioridad es la seguridad y el bienestar de todos los estudiantes y miembros del personal de nuestra comunidad escolar. A medida que el conflicto en el Medio Oriente continúa escalando y estamos viendo una mayor cobertura de noticias de publicaciones en las redes sociales que promueven la violencia, le escribo para brindarle información sobre cómo estamos monitoreando los eventos y para compartir algunos recursos que pueden ser útiles para usted en la discusión con sus hijos.


En primer lugar, tenga la seguridad de que el Departamento de Policía de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYPD, por sus siglas en inglés) monitorea activamente los sitios de redes sociales y las amenazas de violencia. Permanecemos en constante comunicación con el NYPD y, en este momento, no hay amenazas específicas contra nuestras escuelas.


En tiempos de gran agitación e incertidumbre, es fácil que florezcan el miedo y los rumores. Es importante que los estudiantes estén equipados con las herramientas que necesitan para discernir la realidad de la ficción. Le animamos a que visite para obtener más información sobre cómo apoyar a su hijo en el desarrollo de sus habilidades de alfabetización mediática y comportamientos seguros en línea.  


Estamos comprometidos a proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro e inclusivo para nuestros estudiantes en todo momento. En se pueden encontrar recursos adicionales que apoyen la instrucción reflexiva y la salud mental de los estudiantes frente a los inquietantes eventos actuales.


Insto a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar a explorar estos recursos, apoyarse unos en otros y continuar participando en un diálogo abierto. Juntos, podemos navegar estos tiempos difíciles.




Alexandra Guerriero

Director, 176X

September 2023

D75 Back to School Bash!

Hosted by Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson in collaboration with District 75 Superintendent Ketler Louissaint.

Date: September 30, 2023

Location: P188X - Mott Haven Campus

730 Concourse Village West, Bronx NY 10451

Time: 11 AM - 2:30 PM

For District 75 schools in the Bronx and Manhattan

For more information, visit P176x Instagram account


September 18, 2023

Dear 176X Families,


Greetings. The NYC Public Schools 2023-24 calendar lists parent conferences for District 75 on Thursday, September 21. Please note, 176X does NOT have parent conferences at this time, per UFT contract. We are still a 6 hour and 50 minute day. I recommend reaching out to your child’s teachers to Schedule an in-person conference for a “mutually agreed upon time.” Our administration will cover the teacher’s responsibilities so that you can meet. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176X

Estimadas familias de 176X,


Saludos. El calendario 2023-24 de las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York enumera las conferencias de padres para el Distrito 75 el jueves 21 de septiembre. Tenga en cuenta que 176X NO tiene conferencias de padres en este momento, según el contrato de la UFT. Todavía estamos en un día de 6 horas y 50 minutos. Recomiendo comunicarse con los maestros de su hijo para programar una conferencia en persona para un "tiempo mutuamente acordado". Nuestra administración cubrirá las responsabilidades del profesor para que usted pueda reunirse.Disculpas sinceras por cualquier inconveniente que esto haya causado.

Alexandra Guerriero

Directora, 176X

September 2023 - Father's Club


Join us for an evening of talking, networking, learning from each other at The Ernie Simpson Fathers’ Club on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 850 Baychester Avenue, First Floor, 596X Main Office, Room 157, Bronx, New York 10475. All new members are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Kevin Feeney (Teacher @ 596X)

David Leslie-Skaller (Psychologist @ 176X)

September 11, 2023

Dear Families,

I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! Thank you for choosing New York City Public Schools. I hope you all are returning from the summer break refreshed and ready to jump into an exciting new year of learning.


For me, nothing compares to September and the first exhilarating week of classes—when I get to visit schools throughout the five boroughs, meet parents, and welcome students and teachers back. When I get to see the hope and promise in children's faces and feel that familiar nervous energy that charges the air with electricity. When I get to watch students tap into their curiosity and creativity, and experience awesome “aha” moments as they challenge themselves academically. When I get to see children’s brilliance and unique abilities, knowing that their families and teachers will inspire them to reach even greater heights with each passing day.


To ensure we set up our students for success, this September I am doubling down on our mission: to offer every child a bright start...and a clear pathway to a bold future. This means a year full of strong academics, enriching sports and arts programs, healthy and delicious school meals, safe, inclusive classrooms, and so much more.


NYC Reads, our groundbreaking initiative to ensure that all students are proficient readers, continues to lead the charge. This initiative features new, evidence-based curricula rooted in the “science of reading” and supplemented with phonics—the proven method for teaching children to be confident readers. Literacy truly is the foundation for all learning and is essential to clearing a path to our students’ bold futures.


Whether that future includes college, technical training, or an apprenticeship, we will make sure that all students graduate with a plan to achieve long-term economic security—and equipped with the tools, resources, and support they need to unlock their full potential and open every door of opportunity.


You can find important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, and more in our website. To download a printable Back to School checklist, please visit the website.


September is just the beginning of what I know will be a truly exceptional school year. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for entrusting your children’s education to us. I’m so excited about all the great things we’ll accomplish together this year!


Soaring high,

David C. Banks


September 7, 2023

Greetings, families!


It is my pleasure to welcome you back for the 2023-2024 school year. I am so excited for this school year, my sixth year at 176X! One of my goals for this year is to strengthen communication between school and home. In addition to our website, Instagram page, and X account (twitter), we will use REMIND to send regular updates to families.


Our priorities for this school year include:


• increase functional literacy

• Incorporate mindfulness routines into our school day

• Make current data-driven recommendations for each student

• Conduct ongoing vocational assessments to prepare our students for postsecondary life

• Strengthen communication between school and families


These are huge goals, and I am confident that we can work together to achieve each of them! I hope we can trust each other to give our students the best experience yet. I encourage you to join our Parent Association and attend our parent engagement activities and parent training sessions. I welcome your feedback and suggestions to strengthen our bond and give your child everything they need to make a successful transition to high school and adult life!


Please contact me anytime if you have questions and concerns! The best way to contact me is via email.


Have a wonderful year!


Kind regards


Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176X

Saludos, Familias!


Es un placer para mí darles la bienvenida nuevamente para el año escolar 2023-2024. ¡Estoy muy emocionado por este año escolar, mi sexto año en 176X! Una de mis metas para este año es fortalecer la comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar. Además de nuestro sitio web, página de Instagram y cuenta X (twitter), usaremos REMIND para enviar actualizaciones periódicas a las familias.


Nuestras prioridades para este año escolar incluyen


• aumentar la alfabetización funcional

• incorporar rutinas de atención plena en nuestra jornada escolar

• hacer recomendaciones actuales basadas en datos para cada estudiante

• realizar evaluaciones vocacionales continuas para preparar a nuestros estudiantes para la vida postsecundaria

• fortalecer la comunicación entre la escuela y las familias


¡Estos son objetivos enormes y estoy seguro de que podemos trabajar juntos para lograr cada uno de ellos! Espero que podamos confiar unos en otros para brindarles a nuestros estudiantes la mejor experiencia hasta el momento. Los animo a unirse a nuestra Asociación de Padres y asistir a nuestras actividades de participación de padres y sesiones de capacitación para padres. ¡Agradezco sus comentarios y sugerencias para fortalecer nuestro vínculo y brindarle a su hijo todo lo que necesita para realizar una transición exitosa a la escuela secundaria y la vida adulta!



¡Comuníquese conmigo en cualquier momento si tiene preguntas e inquietudes! La mejor manera de contactarme es a través del correo electrónico.


¡Que tengan un año maravilloso!




Alexandra Guerriero

Directora, 176X

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