General Information


It is extremely important that your child attends school. If possible, please schedule appointments after school hours or during school holidays.

If your child is ill, please let the school know. If your child becomes ill at school, you, or the person(s) designated on the emergency blue card, will be contacted.

If your child will be out for three (3) days or more, please inform both the school and the bus driver. This will ensure that there is no disruption of bus service.

Parents will be notified in writing about half-days and holidays. The calendar included in this handbook also lists the days the school is closed.

Emergency Drills
Fire Drills Fire and shelter drills are held periodically throughout the school year to ensure that our students and staff are familiar with the procedures in case of an emergency.

In the event of emergency conditions, such as weather emergencies or school wide emergencies, please tune in to local radio and television stations, the NYC DOE website or call 311 to get information.

Student Sign In and Out Procedures
In and out

• Students not arriving on the school bus must be signed in by the individual dropping them off.

• Please try to let your child’s teacher know in advance if you are planning to pick him/her up early. No child will be released without a valid signature. Children will only be released to individuals listed on the Emergency Blue Card.

• Students arriving late on public transportation should report to the main office for a late pass.


During school hours, students may have their medication given to them by the school nurse. However, their Medication Administration Record (504 Form) (2016-2017), must be filled out and signed by the doctor and parent. All medication must be in appropriate containers and properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician and the dosage schedule.

Please make sure that you renew your child’s prescription before it runs out.


The New York State Department of Education and the Board of Health requires that documentation be secured proving that all children who come to school are fully immunized. We are required to exclude children not immunized and do not have documentation from a physician indicating this is the case.



If your child becomes sick in school…

The school will contact you immediately. It is your responsibility to come to school and pick up your child. If you are unavailable, the person listed on the emergency blue card will be contacted.

Do not send the child to school if he/she has…
Fever 100°C or higher Ear ache Upset Stomach
Infected skin patches Sore Throat “Pink Eye” (Conjunctivitis)
Swollen glands Head lice Vomiting or Diarrhea
Unusual spots or rashes Persistent cough  

By keeping him/her home, you are not only helping him/her to get well faster, you are also preventing the illness from spreading to other members of the class. Let the school know as soon as possible that your child is ill. When your child returns to school, give him/her a note for the teacher explaining the absence

If Your Child Has: He/She Must Be Kept out of School:
Chicken Pox 6 days after appearance of rash
Rubella (German Measles) Until rash has disappeared
Measles 5 days after appearance of rash
Mumps Until all the swelling of the glands has disappeared
Whooping Cough 14 days after whoop begins
Hepatitis Until temperature has become normal
Meningitis Until temperature has become normal
Streptococcal Sore Throat Until temperature has become normal (including Scarlet Fever)

f you have more questions about medicine/your child’s health during school hours contact the school nurse.

Our School Nurse is Irene Herran and can be reached at 718-456-7588




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