If your child is going to be absent please call Jackie Pavone in the main office at (718) 984-1688 Ext 2190
Children ages 6-17 are mandated by law to be in school. Attendance is taken daily. Children are expected to be on time.If your child was absent, a note from the parent or a doctor must be given to the teacher when he/she returns to school. If a child is absent for two consecutive days, a call to the parent will be made by the school. Absence for family vacation is not an excusable absence. Family holidays should be taken during school holidays.
Remember: Attendance is vital to your child's academic success, and his/her achieving promotional standards.
Requesting the release of your child before dismissal should take place only if there is an emergency. All appointments should be scheduled when school is not in session. Children will not be released once the dismissal process begins (2:10 PM). Be advised that students should not be signed out upon returning from a class trip, at the conclusion of a class performance, or special event. Your child must remain with their class until dismissal. Children will not be released to anyone not listed on the blue emergency card unless a note is sent to the teacher by the parent. If a change in your child's daily schedule is necessary (i.e. bus children will be a walker; child is not attending any after school program, etc.); a note must be written and given to the teacher. A student's verbal statement or phone call will not be honored. Please state if someone other than the usual person is picking up your child.
Remember: Photo ID is required from everyone to sign out a student. This is for the safety of all.
ROUTINES FOR VISITING THE SCHOOL
Enter and leave the building through the main entrance on Barlow Avenue. Present your Photo ID and sign in at the security desk. You will receive a pass after identification is validated. The issued pass only affords you access to a designated location. For the safety of pupils and staff, you may be asked for this pass by school personnel. Visitors should not be in any part of the building without authorization. Any unauthorized visitors will be considered intruders. Intruders will be reported to the police. Upon leaving the building, you must sign out and return the pass.
If you are leaving books, lunches, cupcakes, etc, please bring these articles to the main office and they will be sent to the classes. Be sure to label the item with your child's name and class. PS 32 has an open door policy. If you would like to speak with school personnel, it is not necessary to have an appointment.
Your child may be entitled to special accommodations in school under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act and various State and City laws. These laws protect the rights of students with special health needs who might have difficulty attending school or participating in regular school activities without support services or reasonable accommodations being provided. For example: parents of students with asthma, seizure disorders, etc. should contact the School Nurse at (718) 227-9786.
GENERAL RESPONSE PROTOCOL DRILLS
Fire drills are a time of strict silence and immediate evacuation from the building. Fire drills are required by law and are held twelve times during the year. When the fire bell rings, the student is expected to obey orders and clear the building quickly and silently. The teacher in each classroom will give instructions for exiting the building. Specific fire drill procedures are posted in each room. It is important to respond to each fire drill as if it were a real fire. No child or adult may be left in the building during a fire drill.
Fire Drill Signals: 3 Gongs, 4 times-Immediate evacuation, 2 Gongs, followed by 3 Gongs, rung 4 times - Get ready/Get outerwear, proceed to your designated exit
Soft Lockdown implies that there is no identified imminent danger. Students are to move out of sight and maintain silence. Specific soft lockdown drill procedures are posted in each room.
Hard Lockdown implies that imminent danger is known. Students are to move out of sight and maintain silence. Specific hard lockdown drill procedures are posted in each room.
Shelter Drill: The threat is outside the building. Students remain inside the building, conduct business as usual and respond to teacher directions. Specific shelter drill procedures are posted in each room.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
BREAKFAST IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS
LUNCH AND MILK ARE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS
All students must submit a completed lunch form whether or not you intend to have your child eat hot lunch.
Students have a 50 minute lunch period which includes eating time and recreation time. Parents or guardians wishing to take their children home for lunch must meet in the main office. There must be advance notice on file with your child's teacher.
1st Lunch 10:24-11:14am
Grades K, 3, 5 & Classes 4/5-341
2nd Lunch 11:50-12:40pm
Grades 1, 2, 4 Classes K/1/2- 209, 3/4-307
Good housekeeping is very important for a safe and orderly environment for our children. Please encourage your children to clean up their garbage during breakfast/lunch and cooperate with school rules and regulations. Children may not bring drinks in glass containers or cans.
You must sit at your assigned table.
Always wait to be called for hot lunch and drinks.
Use a soft voice at all times.
Remember we only walk in the lunchroom.
It is expected that the cafeteria is to be kept clean and neat.
Food is not to leave the lunchroom.
Listen to the adults in charge.
Think safety first. Hitting, kicking, pushing, punching, tackling, and running are not permitted.
No one is to return to the building unless permission is given by the adult on duty.
Students are expected to line up quietly and move through the building in the same manner.
Use of bad language is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Throwing of stones, sticks, snowballs, or any other objects is not permitted.
NEVER go beyond the schoolyard gates!
Listen to the adults in charge.
Prior to any field trip, a note is sent home with each student describing the trip and explaining any fees involved. This note includes a permission slip that must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the teacher.
Please be advised that only parents selected by the teacher will attend a class trip. To maintain safety and order on trips, parents who have not been selected are not to impose his/her presence at the trip site. Siblings are not invited to accompany parent chaperones. A Board of Health nurse will accompany designated children on trips. In the event a nurse is not available, students with a 504 on file must have a parent and/or guardian attend the trip.