92-07 175 Street Jamaica NY 11433

  • **TO ALL PARENTS /GUARDIANS : Please submit your child's Emergency Contact --Blue Card**

    Emergency Blue Cards are given out each year to students to be filled out by you and sent back to the school.  Blue cards are to be updated YEARLY.

    It is extremely important that the school has the current, correct information for contacting parents or guardians  at all times - especially during the school day.   It is the responsibility of Parent/Guardian to see that the Blue Emergency Contact Card, which is kept on file in the main office, is completely filled out and accurate. Please notify the school in writing of any changes that may occur, so that we can update official Department of Education forms and databases.

    If your child becomes ill or it is necessary to close school early due to an unforeseen emergency, we will use the Blue Emergency Card contact information to contact you.   It is extremely important that we have ALL  CURRENT phone numbers written clearly on the cards.

    If you have family members or friends listed as emergency contacts please be sure that those adults you list on the Emergency Card know that they have been listed.

    If there is a significant change (i.e. an address or name change) please contact Ms. McRae, Pupil Acct. Secretary @ (718) 206 -3240 x1013 to have this information updated in the NYC department of Education database.  You will need to bring in proof of address for any address changes.

    Thank you for your cooperation,

    Administration

    P.S./I.S. 268 Q

School Hours & Attendance Policy

Breakfast:

7:45 a.m ~8:20 a.m.

Dismissal :

 2:30 p.m.  ~ Kindergarten

2:40 p.m. ~ Grades 1-8

Instruction takes place until dismissal;

unless there is an emergency

Please keep early  pick up of your child to a minimum,

YOUR CHILD   will thank   you.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Attendance at PS/IS 268 Q is crucial to the success of your child’s education; therefore regular attendance is essential if your student is to take advantage of the many opportunities for learning.

 

  1. According to law, the only excused absences from school are: (a) illness, (b) death in the family, (c) religious observance, (d) weather emergency
  2. Steps to follow when absent from school: (a) Parent or guardian writes a letter giving the first and last name of student, Class/ homeroom, date, reason for, and days of absence. (b) Present the letter to your homeroom teacher upon returning to the school.
  3. A doctor’s note must accompany the parent’s note if the student has been absent three or more consecutive days and has received medical care.
  4. Students absent an excessive number of days will receive an “NC” (no credit) in their subject classes.
  5. Excessive absences will be investigated by the attendance officer, and may result in academic failure.

 

Please support your child’s education by making sure they are in attendance on time everyday.

 

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NYC Department of Education Discipline code

Grades k-5:   http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/2942494E-7CD8-4CBD-86FC-E34A14FE1852/0/DisciplineCodeK5FINALforPostingaddtledits4517.pdf

Grades 6-8:    http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/92F313F8-C164-4B64-B236-BFF55A812254/0/DisciplineCode612FINALforposting5417.pdf

Cell Phone Policy

   In response to Chancellor’s regulation A-413, which governs the use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems on school property, PS/IS 268 Q has opted for a school-based policy for the use of such devices on school property. A-413 provides as follows:  Students are permitted to bring the following electronic items to school:  cell phones, laptops, tablets, iPads and other similar computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems.

 PS/IS 268’s policy will be as follows:

 The use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices is PROHIBITED IN SCHOOL unless a teacher requires their use during classroom instruction.  Students are allowed to bring these devices to school as long as they are turned off and out of sight.

  1. Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices may not be turned on, seen or used at any time in school: including the bathrooms, locker rooms, stairwells, during dismissal until students have exited the building, or during any fire drills or other emergency preparedness drills or actual emergencies.  If this rule is violated, items will be confiscated and returned according to the policy in part B.
  1. Cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices may not be turned on, seen or used during the administration of any school examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.  If this rule is violated, items will be confiscated and returned according to the policy in part B.
  1. The cell phone policy is in effect during lunch time and after-school programs as well.  If this rule is violated, items will be confiscated and returned according to the policy in part B.
  1. Students who use cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and/or any other electronic device in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, The School Cell Phone Policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413 and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.                                   
  2. Students should NOT use personal cell phones to contact their parents during the school day.  If the student is sick  they should go to the nurse's office where she  will contact a parent in the event that the student is to  be sent home; or the student may ask to use the telephone in the main office to contact a parent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  3. If a student chooses to bring cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and/or other electronic devices to school they do so at their own risk.  The school will  not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

Confiscation and return of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and/or other electronic devices:  

If items are confiscated we will notify the  parent or guardian by phone as soon as possible  to make  an appointment  to return  the confiscated item to the  parent or guardian  ONLY.

 

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.

Uniform Policy Grades K - 5

THIS IS A  UNIFORM SCHOOL  

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD WEARS HIS/HER UNIFORM EVERY DAY:

Light Blue shirt/blouse

Khaki Pants OR Skirt/Jumper

NO SHORTS ARE PERMITTED TO BE WORN IN SCHOOL

NO RIPPED JEANS

** YOU WILL RECEIVE A PHONE CALL TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHING  FOR YOUR CHILD IF HE/SHE DOES NOT ADHERE TO THIS POLICY**

    

 

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Uniform Policy Grades 6 - 8

THIS IS A UNIFORM SCHOOL 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD WEARS HIS/HER UNIFORM EVERY DAY:

Dark Blue shirt

Khaki Pants or Skirt 

NO SHORTS ARE PERMITTED TO BE WORN IN SCHOOL

NO RIPPED JEANS

** YOU WILL RECEIVE A PHONE CALL TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHING  FOR YOUR CHILD IF HE/SHE DOES NOT ADHERE TO THIS POLICY**

    

 

 

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