ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
Normal school hours are from 8:20am–2:40pm.
Breakfast is served from 7:40 am-8: 10 am in the cafeteria – Children who participate in this program must eat breakfast.
Students can begin lining up outside @ 8:10am. Staff members will supervise line up starting at 8:10. Student should not arrive prior to 8:10am unless a parent or guardian plans to stay with them until staff arrives.
Dismissal is at 2:40 pm each day. Parents and caregivers should wait on the sidewalk near their child's designated dismissal location for their child to be dismissed by his/her teacher.
Parents are expected to pick up their child on time each day. Children who have not been picked up on time are brought to the Main Office. Parents who are late will be required to sign their child out in the “late book” in the main office when they pick their child up. Please keep in mind that consistent lateness can be upsetting for the child and is disruptive to the staff. If an emergency situation arises, please call the main office and explain your lateness and we will be happy to work with you and care for your child
Half Day Dismissal
Dismissal on half days is at 11:50 am. All students will have a 20 minute lunch period on half-days. Students grades K-5 will eat in the cafeteria with their teacher. School lunch service will be provided on half days.
School Cancellations and Delays
The Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education determines school closings and delayed openings by 6:00 am. Parents can find updated information by checking the DOE website (http://schools.nyc.gov), by calling 311 or by listening to local news radio (1010 WINS), local TV stations or cable channel NY1. Any school closings will effectively cancel all field trips and after school programs.
If Your Child is Late...
The school day begins at 8:20 each day. ANY STUDENT WHO IS NOT PRESENT AT LINE-UP WITH THEIR CLASS IS CONSIDERED LATE.
Students who are late should enter the school through the front door and receive a late pass at the security desk or main office (after 8:50 am). All children who are late must have a late pass before entering class.
If Your Child Is Absent...
If your child is in Grades 3-5, you should call the school to report an absence. Students in all grades should return to school with a note from their parent. If you child in Pre-K-Gr. 2 and has been out for more than three days, please contact your classroom teacher to provide information about the absence
If your child has been out of school with a contagious disease (such as chicken pox, strep throat, scarlet fever, pink eye, etc.) your child must return with a doctor’s note.
If Your Child Needs to Leave Early...
If your child becomes ill during the school day or if they need to leave for an appointment or special event, parents should visit the main office to sign their child out for the day. If you know that you will be picking your child up early, please contact your child's teacher to inform them of the time they will be dismissed.
If Someone Different is Picking Your Child Up...
If you have have planned a play date or need to change the person that normally picks your child up, please be sure to contact your classroom teacher in writing. Students may now leave with someone that is not listed on their dismissal form without written permission from a parent.