Arrival Procedures Learning begins at 8:40 AM for all students. Staff and students enter the building through the front door. Students may come in for early drop-off in our cafeteria at 7:30.
At 8:30 AM, students will line-up in the schoolyard, auditorium, or in both sides of the cafeteria, depending on grade level and weather. At 8:35 AM students are escorted to the classroom. Kindergarten students will be escorted to the auditorium at 8:10 AM and into the classrooms as a class at 8:35 AM.
Inclement Weather Lineup During inclement weather, children in Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1 gather in the auditorium. Grades 2 through 5 gather in the 29th Street & 30th Street cafeterias.
Breakfast All children are eligible to eat school breakfast. Breakfast is served from 7:50 AM to 8:30 AM. After eating breakfast, children are escorted to the schoolyard or auditorium.
Attendance and Punctuality All students are expected to consistently arrive at school no later than 8:30 AM. After 8:40 AM, students are considered late. All late students will need to obtain a late pass at the front desk and will be marked late on the attendance record. Students who are late miss the most important part of the lesson.
Dismissal Procedures Children are dismissed at 3:00 PM from the following exits:
Fourth Avenue Main Exit: Grade 3 - 3-303, 3-304, 3-305 and 3-308
30th Street Side Exit:First Graders, 1-204, 1-206, 1-208, 1-210
29th Street Side Exit:Second Graders, 2-202, 2-203, 2-205, Science-207, 2-209
29th Street Schoolyard Exit: Grade 4 - 4-301, 4-302, 4-306
30th Street Schoolyard Exit: Grade 5 - 5-307, 5-309, 5-310
*Pre-k and Kindergarten students are dismissed from their classroom beginning at 2:55pm. Parents / Guardians must be wearing assigned badges in order to enter building for pick-up
For security reasons parents are not permitted into the building to pick up children at dismissal. They are to meet their children at the appropriate exit. Late pick-ups are made in the 29th street cafeteria until 3:25pm.
Grades 3 to 5 children are allowed to go home alone, with written parental consent on file in the main office. This consent does not automatically extend to the after school program. Students must have a separate parental consent on file to be able to walk home following an after-school activity. Children who attend an after school program are led to the meeting place by their teacher and dismissed to the teacher of the after school program. Parents are to pick up their child at the end of the after school program at the front entrance.
Late Pick-up Children who are not picked up from regular dismissal spot by 3:05 PM are brought to the 29th Street cafeteria or the main office (after 3:25 PM) and supervised by a school aide or teacher assistant. If you know you will be running late to pick up your child, please contact the main office at (718) 965-4200.