IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE FROM MRS. KIRRANE...
September 22, 2023
Dear PS 81 families,
There is going to be a district i-Ready family webinar on October 11th at 6:30 pm. This webinar is very informative and will provide information on how to support your child in using the program.
September 2023 Lunch Menu
In partnership with our families and the community, we are committed to celebrating the diverse social emotional, linguistic and academic strengths and needs of our children through culturally responsive, tiered and rigorous instruction.
The vision of the PS 81 community, including students, families and staff, is to provide a safe, equitable and child-centered educational experience that prepares our children to be compassionate, civically-minded, productive members of society.
If we know each child well through Social and Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching, while sustaining a collaborative learning environment, then we will see an increase in proficiency in Integration of Knowledge and Ideas in ELA and Numbers and Operations in Math.
Please fill out LUNCH FORMS!
Even if your child doesn't eat lunch in school, we still need a lunch form filled out for EVERY Student!
Please fill out the LUNCH FORM HERE!
P.S.81 Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy
We recognize today there may be a need for students to carry a cell phone. Therefore, students are allowed to bring their cell phones to school, with guardian’s permission. This will enable you to communicate with your child before and after school. However, once in the school building, all cell phones must be turned off and kept in the students’ backpack. In addition, students may give it to the teacher to be kept in a secure location for the school day. Cell phones may not be used during lunch and recess. In case of emergency you may call the main office to leave a message for your child (718-796-8965). This policy is also in place for the use of iPods, iPads, tablets and all other devices capable of recording or playing back audio, photographic, or video content, or sending/receiving text, audio, or video messages.
If a student is found to be in violation of the cell phone/electronic devices policy the following protocol will be followed:
1st Violation: The phone/device will be taken from the student and returned at the end of the day.
2nd Violation: The phone/device will be taken from the student and the parent/guardian is contacted to pick up the cell phone.
3rd Violation: Use of cell phones is suspended for the remainder of the school year. The cell phone must be checked in at the main office at arrival every school day.
Please note the school is not responsible for the theft, loss or damage to student’s technology devices. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school. The safety of our students is a schoolwide community responsibility. Together we can increase safety and promote responsible “Digital Citizenship” among our students.
School Leadership Team SLT
P.S.81 Dress Code Policy
All students should dress appropriately for school. Students may not wear revealing clothing such as shirts, skirts, shorts or other clothing items that reveal private areas of the body. Students may not wear clothing displaying foul language or slurs against any race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability or weight. In addition, appropriate footwear for physical education and outdoor recess/structured play should be worn on a daily basis. Flip flops are not allowed due to injuries in the schoolyard when children are running. Please see the following link for additional information regarding the NYC DOE Dress Code Guidelines. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/dress-code-guidelines
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At P.S. 81 we are using multiple platforms to communicate with families & students.
Every class has a Class Dojo where teachers & staff can communicate directly with families. Please be sure to check your Class Dojo daily for Important Information and Updates from your classroom teacher, other staff and the administration.
Teachers are posting required student assignments on Google Classroom for Blended and Remote students. Students should log onto Google Classroom using their unique @nycstudents.net username and password.
For help using any of these platforms, please see the resources below.
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What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers
Where: Call 212-777-3380
Who: Students in kindergarten through 12th grade
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session
Languages spoken: Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog
Subjects available: English, math, science and social studies