FAQ

What are the school hours?

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Students will start arriving at 8:30 AM according to the posted schedule. 

What should I do when my child is absent?

If your child is absent, please send an email of explanation to your child’s teacher.  You may call Theresa in the Main Office at 718-796-8966. All absences should be documented. If your child misses 3 days or more, please send in a doctor’s note of explanation to your child’s teachers upon his/her return to school. Lateness and absences must be permanently recorded by the NYC DOE.  Visit the NYC DOE Attendance Page for more information.

What if my child gets sick or has an accident during school?

If a child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, the nurse will contact the family or send home a note, depending on the circumstance.

It is extremely important to make sure that the BLUE ELECTRONIC emergency form is filled out with correct information. You will receive a link to this form at the beginning of every school year and asked to complete promptly. You can access this form here https://forms.gle/9BHkMUPaMt5LLuiZ7  If information changes throughout the school year, please let your child’s teacher know you are going to update the EMERGENCY FORM and please fill out this form again: https://forms.gle/9BHkMUPaMt5LLuiZ7

 If you are asked to pick up your child early, you should call the main office at 718-796-8966 and your child will be brought out to you.

Should my child stay home from school?

Your child should not attend school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
• Evidence of infection, sore throat and swollen, tender, painful neck glands
• Fever of 100 degrees or higher
• Vomiting
• Earaches
• Diarrhea
• Persistent Cough
• Body Rash
• Ring Worm

If your child has any ongoing medical issues, please notify the nurse as well as the teacher. If your child requires medication during the school day, a form must be submitted before the nurse can dispense medication.

I need to pick up my child early, where do I go?

Call the main office and a staff member will call the classroom to have your child brought to you outside.

What is the best way to get in touch with the school?

Communicate with your child’s teacher by sending a note in the communication folder or through Class Dojo. Although teachers are not able to speak to parents during instructional time you can make an appointment to speak with them. Some teachers prefer e-mail and will let you know if that is a better way to communicate.

If you need to reach Nina Velazquez, the Parent Coordinator, email is best, nvelazquez@schools.nyc.gov . You can also call 718-796-8966, but due to the volume of messages, it may take a day or so to get a response.

How much does school lunch cost and how do I pay for it?

School lunch is free for all students. All families must complete a school lunch application each year regardless of whether your child plans to eat school lunch. The DOE uses the information from these applications to provide funding to our school.

Is there a breakfast program?

Breakfast is free and available to all children in their classroom when they arrive to school. 

What is the School Leadership Team (SLT)?

The School Leadership Team is a collaborative team of parents and teachers and the principal that is mandated by state law to play a significant role as an advisory panel in representing the school community. The SLT helps create structures for school-based decision-making, develops school-based educational policies and ensures resources are aligned to implement those policies. The SLT writes and reviews the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).  Parents are elected for two year terms on a staggered basis. Visitors are welcome to all meetings.