FAQ

What are the school hours?

8:10 AM – 2:30 PM
Students must arrive by 8:10 AM to ensure getting to their class on time. Auditorium entrance will be closed promptly at 8:15 AM. At that time children must enter through the Main Door and will be marked Late.

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 emergency card is filled out legibly with correct information. You will receive this card at the beginning of every school year and asked to complete it and return it to your teacher promptly. If information changes throughout the school year, please ask your child’s teacher to send home a new card so you can update it.

 If you are asked to pick up your child early, you must go first to the main office to sign your child out, before picking up in the nurse’s office, room 114.

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?

Go to the main office and sign your child out in the “Student Sign Out” binder. A staff member will call the classroom to have your child brought to the main office.

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 the cafeteria before school starts. Students who would like to eat breakfast must be here promptly at 7:45 AM and no later than 8:05 AM in order to have time to finish eating prior to the start of the day. No student should be dropped off prior to 7:45 am as there are no staff members to supervise.


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.