Principal's Message

 LETTER from superintendent 

Wilburn Smith, Principal

 principal smith at his desk 

Welcome back to school  !!!!

I hope you are recharged and ready to begin a new school year!  I look forward to welcoming your dedication to excellence in education, and  working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our Parent Coordinator is gearing up to welcome families and provide volunteer opportunities for parent involvement within our school community. 

The entire staff at 268 are excited to welcome your children back  with the common goals of providing nurturing, caring, responsible students and promoting high-level learning.

As we begin our new school year, I want to let you know that this year, our school will begin to use the new DOE-created Grades, Attendance, and Messaging applications.

These tools are designed to help you monitor your child’s progress, increase your ability to stay informed,  and connect directly with our school’s teachers and administrators, while keeping your child’s personal information as safe as possible. 

These new applications will be available to families in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal.  Currently you can see your child's report cards, view attendance and  update important contact information, and more in NYCSA.

If you have not created a NYCSA account, please create one as soon as possible. If you need help creating a NYCSA account, please contact our Parent Coordinator,  Ms. Martinez, for assistance.  

Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children! 


It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your Principal ,

Wilburn C.  Smith