August 4, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians of the Jackie Robinson School,
WELCOME Back to School. I would like to take this time to welcome you all back to a wonderful new school year. And for those of you who are new to our school, welcome to the Jackie Robinson ~ P.S. 375 family! We are a uniformed school. Students must be in full uniform every day of the week. Expect your child to receive a supply list from his/her teacher on the first day of school. Please visit the Cookies Department store for more information about the required uniform.
The first day of school is Thursday, September 4, 2014. School begins SHARPLY at 8:00 a.m. The school will be opened at 7:30 a.m. for students to have breakfast in the cafeteria. School ends promptly at 2:20 p.m. for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. However, Prekindergarten students are dismissed promptly at 11:30 a.m. on the first two (2) days of school, Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5. Parents who arrive at school no later than 10 minutes may escort their children to their classes for the month of September. PreK Parents who arrive AFTER 8:10 a.m. will NOT be permitted to accompany their students. Students MUST be picked up on time every day. The new school hours for the 2014/2015 school year are as follows:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.!!!! – NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you are new to our school and are in grades 1 through 5 and would like some form of transportation please see the bus application on the back of this letter. Please bring this with you on the 1st day of school. Please be advised that the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) is responsible for approving which students are entitled to bussing, not the school. The process is as follows: Your request is noted and once the distance of your address from the school is determined by the Department of Transportation, you will be notified by the school whether you have gotten your requested transportation type. You must allow up to one (1) week for this process to be complete. Prek and Kindergarten students are NOT entitled to yellow bus service.
Important Dates for September 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014 – 1st day of school. Half day for Prekindergarten students ONLY!
Friday, September 5, 2014 - Half day for Prekindergarten students.
Monday, September 8, 2014 – First full day for Prekindergarten students.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Curriculum Night and Meet the Teacher Night – P.S. 375 *Date revised August 2014 per NYC DOE
Thursday, September 25, 2014 and Friday, September 26, 2014 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Rosh Hashanah
Enjoy the remainder of your summer holiday. Together, our children can and will succeed because “Excellence is our ONLY option!” See you in September! Thank you for your cooperation.
Dr. Marion Wilson, Principal