"Speaking Success into Existence"

Principal R. Branch

Upcoming & Recent Events!

*Please check the announcements by scrolling down for even more upcoming events!

Parents! The first SEVEN parents to sign up can join the upcoming 100 Suits Event! Scroll below to learn more!


We promise this is an event you won't want to miss. Limited seats available, so register NOW! 


Date: 5/13/2023


Start time: 10:30am (entry ends at 11am)


End time: 3pm


Attire: Come As You Are, as fancy or as comfortable as you'd like! 


Rain or Shine!!! 



*BYOB (Bring Your Own makeupBag & Brushes) if you'd like to participate in the makeover session.


*There will be dancing, bring comfy footwear!


*Bring a notebook & pen, there will be resources shared & presented & 


*Bring the fullness of you! You'll have the (optional) opportunity to share your gifts, talents & endeavors in a judgment free zone.

2023 Summer Rising Middle School Parent Information Session Flyer.pdf
NYC DOE Family Update Week of April 3 2023.pdf

Check out the District 29 Shines YouTube page! Subscribe for important announcements. www.youtube.com/@district29shines 

EASTER Egg Hunt 2023.docx

Parent Survey QR Code

Parents, please scan the QR code and fill out the NYC School Survey!

Tonight's PTA Meeting Thursday, 3/23/23

Meeting ID: 816 d0375 9948​​

Meeting Passcode: 259886

Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81603759948?pwd=MUZSMFdzaUZMOERpQmVyemNOWnU5Zz09

Join by QR code! 

(Directions: Open your phones camera and point your camera at the QR picture)

Community Voices Middle School Title I Parent Involvement Presentation

Title I Orientation Zoom Recording Presentation  

Passcode: %Xa1B17.

PAC Parent involvement.pdf

Youth Employment Opportunity for The 2023 Summer

Digital Flyer_March 2023_ Family Events .pdf

Updated Cell Phone Policy Effective 11/7/22

Community Voices Middle School Cell Phone Policy for Students.pdf

Dads/Father Figures! Thank you for coming out and taking the lead!

Congrats to all the winning teams...because all teams were winners! 

Seniors! Important Alerts Below!

Also make sure to check the "Seniors" tab on the top of the website!

Senior Activities 22-23.pdf

Welcome Back for the 

2022-2023' School Year!

CoVo Mission Statement: 

Community Voices Middle School 356 believes in the philosophy of “Speaking Success into Existence” through teacher collaboration by empowering scholars and their families to take ownership of their achievements in order to become change drivers for our diverse and dynamic world.  We provide scholars with creative outlets and transferable learning opportunities in all subject areas to strengthen their academic foundation and develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Scholars become critically conscious self-starters when immersed in a nurturing and culturally responsive environment that fosters inquiry and discovery.  

CoVo Three Core Values:


All of our students achieve at high academic levels. Our teachers set high expectations and design compelling curriculum using college readiness standards. Scholars are exposed to experiences that help them to tap into their creativity and thus take ownership of their achievements. 


Students get involved and work in partnerships in order to achieve a common goal. We take joint responsibility for our scholars’ success.

Character Development:  

Our school community models the values, skills and a sense of social responsibility necessary to become productive citizens.  Through the use of social and emotional programs, scholars are taught to think about ways their behavior impacts themselves and others in order to make effective decisions. 


Please click here for more information on the school uniform.

Purchase information is located by clicking here.

Please fill in the Emergency Contact Card form here.

Please view the 2022-2023' School Calendar here.

Please view the New York Schools Set-up Account Guide for Parents here.

Please view the My Schools Application here

Grading Policy

Expectations, procedures, grading scale, etc.

Download our CoVo App!

Click here! for the iPhone Version

Click here! for the Android Version

             QR Code for CoVo App on iPhone

             QR Code for CoVo App on Android

District Website

Attention All Incoming Families

Please have your student practice logging into their DOE Student Emails.

If you are having trouble accessing your email, or in the coming days Google Classroom codes, please reach out to Mrs. Duzant at kduzant@ms356covo.org or at  718.977.6180 ext. 1255. You can also contact Mrs. Folds at cfolds@ms356covo.org or Mrs. Lipari at alipari@ms356covo.org.

Prior Year State Testing Tips

ELA Testing Dates

March 29th - 30th

PTA: Test Taking Strategies

Math Testing Dates

April 26th - 27th

MATH PTA_ Test Taking Strategies.pdf