Back to School Night!
Join us on Wednesday, September 13th from 5 - 8 PM for Back to School Night! Meet the teachers and find out what your children will be learning this year!
Frederick Wright, Principal
Erica Paley, Assistant Principal
Sheilah Papa, Assistant Principal
Marlin Vellon, Assistant Principal
"Outcomes of professional learning teams will result in students engaging in the productive struggle of the content in data-driven small groups."
DISMISSAL and PICK-UP PROCEDURES for PS/MS 219
Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians,
The PS/MS 219 Dismissal Policy must be clear to all. The New York City Department of Education states that students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 will not be released without adult supervision. The designated person(s) must be at least 18 years of age and be listed on the “Blue Card.” They must also provide identification upon request. Student hours are 8:10 AM to 2:30 PM.
Students in grades 4 and 5 do not have to meet the requirement for release to an adult at dismissal and may walk home on their own. To do so, you must write a signed and dated letter stating that you give the school permission to allow your student to walk home alone. Middle School students, grades 6-8, are dismissed without adult supervision past school grounds.
You may give permission to students of grades K- 3 and grades 4 and 5, to walk home with their PS/MS 219 Middle School siblings. We make this accommodation because we are a K-8 school with so many families with siblings. This also requires a signed and dated letter that clearly states who is picking up whom. However, we require the older sibling who is picking up a younger student to be at the dismissal location on time, if they are not, we revert back to the policy where no student is released except to a listed adult on the Blue card.
Other situations: When parents are late, they will pick up their child in the main office. They will be required to show identification in the main office and students will only be released to a listed adult on the Blue Card. Please note that when parents choose to pick up “bus” students directly from the school, they are required to alert the school before 10:00 AM that day. Students may not be picked up after 2:00 PM due to school safety policy and procedures. Regular school dismissal is at 2:30 PM.
Additionally, no one is allowed past the School Safety desk in the lobby without proper identification.
To protect all children and staff, no there will no exceptions to this dismissal policy.