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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, 2014SCHOOL 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



Attention Parents/Guardians

Important Dates to Remember 2014-2015

September 25 and 26 - Rosh Hashanah NO School
October 13 - Columbus Day - NO School
October 23 - PREK Non attendance day
November 4 - Election Day - NO school for students - Conference day for staff
November 11 - Veteran's Day - no school
November 20 - PREK Non attendance day
November 27 and 28 - Thanksgiving Recess - school closed
December 24-January 2 - Winter Recess - including Christmas and New Year's Day  school closed - students return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015
January 19 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - school close
January 29  PREK Non Attendance Day
February 16-20 Midwinter Recess - school closed.
April 3 - 10 - Spring Recess - school closed - students return to school on Monday, April 13
April 23 - PREK Non Attendance Day
May 25 - Memorial Day - school closed
June 4 - Chancellor's Conference Day - no school for students - staff development for teachers
June 26 - Last day for ALL students

Parent Teacher Conferences 2014-2015

Elementary - Tuesday - September 16 -* new date - Curriculum Night
November 13, 2014 - afternoon and evening sessions for PS 375* check with UFT and PTA for further information
March 19, 2015 - afternoon and evening sessions for PS 375* check with UFT and PTA for further information