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

Avoiding Common Viruses at School

Back to school season coincides with an increase in the viruses that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing problems.  These include the norovirus (the "stomach flu"), influenza and enterovirus.  Simple actions can help stop viruses from spreading at school:

  1. WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY WITH SOAP AND WATER for 20 seconds (as long as it takes to sing the "Alphabet song")
  2. Wash hands when you ARRIVE at school
  3. Wash hands BEFORE eating or touching food
  4. Wash hands AFTER using the bathroom
  5. Wash hands after coughing, sneezing and/or coming in from outdoors

Staff will make sure that soap and paper towels are always available.  Alcohol-based hand "sanitizer" are NOT as effective against viruses as soap and water.  

Cover Coughs and Sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, NOT with your hands.

 

Most of all, if you are sick, STAY HOME so that you do not get other people sick.  Children with fever, vomiting or diarrhea should stay home until the symptoms are gone or until a doctor says it is okay to return.  

  

Get vaccinated against the flu.

  

**********REMINDER***********

  • ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
  • NEW STUDENTS TO NYC DOE SCHOOLS
  • TRANSFER STUDENTS FROM OTHER NYC SCHOOLS 

MUST SEND IN PHYSICAL EXAM FORMS TO THE SCHOOL NURSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.