Fall Semester 2020-2021

We begin the 2020-21 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more.  Students will still be learning 5 days a week. Our Mayor, Governor, and Schools Chancellor announced schools to partially open in September.

Remote learning is a strategy for learning continuity for extended time away from school. It is an opportunity to engage in learning remotely instead of attending school onsite when schools are closed.

This upcoming school year families have the option and decision to make between 100% remote learning and blending learning which is 2 or 3 days in the school building and the rest of the week in remote learning.

Things to do before the first day of school:

  1. Click here if you like to opt your child into 100% Remote Learning for this upcoming school year.
  2. All families should ensure their child has activated their new DOE email addresses. Students can do so by clicking on the Student Account Self Service link and entering their 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number and birthday information.
  3. You can find your child’s supply list and summer reading assignments below.
  4.  We also highly encourage families to check out https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020 for further information about NYC new health policies, DOE plan to return to school, letters from the chancellor, and more.


MELS is currently working to set up schedules for families. We will be notifying families when we have schedules via email. Please ensure you are receiving our email communication.

Uniform sales are currently on pause, we will let all families know through email when we begin sales again.

Join our whole school town hall meetings, which occur every Thursday at 7 pm! Links to join have been sent to all families’ emails.

Click here to watch the recording of past meetings!


You can also find a live updated Frequently Asked Questions Document For Parent Here

Email Notice

We are sending families information via email, if you have not been receiving emails from us please reach out to our parent coordinator Ashley Barcia at abarcia@metropolitanels.com

Device Needed

If your child needs a device they will not be sharing for this upcoming school year, you can request a free loaned DOE Apple iPad here. Please reach out to our Parent Coordinator at abarcia@metropolitanels.com if you have any questions or need help filling out the form.

Resources For Middle School Families

Click download to view the document. Haga clic en descargar para ver el documento.



i-Ready – an online program, free for all NYC students, that gives students skill-based reading and math lessons at their current level. As they learn new skills, it will adapt and give them new content.

Click here for more information in English and in Spanish

Global Kids – a virtual afterschool program for middle school students