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P226M Policies & Handbooks


    It is extremely important that your child attend school.  If possible, please schedule appointments after school hours or during school holidays.

    If you child is ill, please let the school know.  If a student becomes ill at school, you, or in your absence, the person designated on the home emergency card, will be contacted.

    If your child will be out for three days or more, please inform both the school and the bus driver.  This will ensure that there is no disruption of bus service.


    The buses are provided by the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT).  The Department of Transportation is responsible for Pre-K transportation.  The office of Pupil Transportation will send you notices about the bus you child will be taking, pertinent information and student rules. If bussing issues arise, you may contact your child’s bus company or the OPT Hotline @ (718) 784-0331.

    Emergency Cards

    Emergency blue cards are sent home with students during the first week of school.  Parents must keep the school informed of any changes in the original information that was entered on the card.  When a child becomes ill or injured, it is very important that the school have the current address and phone numbers in order to contact that parent or guardian.

    Emergency Procedures

    Fire and shelter drills are held periodically throughout the school year to ensure that our students and staff are familiar with the procedures in case of an emergency.

    In the event of emergency conditions such as weather emergencies or schoolwide emergencies please tune in to local radio or television stations to gain information about school closings.

    Medical Forms

    “The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have issued School Admission Immunization Requirements for the 2007-2008 school year.  The law requires that all new students – children entering day care, nursery school, pre-school or pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through grade 12 in New York City for the first time – must show proof of having received a complete medical evaluation.” (New York City DOE, www.schools.nyc.gov) Find the medical requirements for new school entrants here.

    Medication Policy

    In order for medication to be administered in school, a Medication Administration Form, must be filled out and signed by the doctor and parent.  All medication must be in appropriate containers and properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician and the exact time for in school administration. Find the Medication Administration Form here.

    Parent Handbook

    Click here to download the 2007-2008 P226M parent handbook in English.

    Click here to download the 2007-2008 P226M parent handbook in Spanish.

    Click here to download the 2007-2008 P226M parent handbook in Chinese.

    School Breakfast and Lunch Program

    It is possible for all students to have breakfast and lunch in school everyday.  Depending on family income, your child may be eligible for either reduced price or free breakfast and/or lunch.  Otherwise, there will be a charge for each meal, payable on a monthly basis.

    Eligibility forms and prices for reduced and free lunches are sent home in September.  These forms need to be returned promptly to ensure you are billed properly.

    Student Sign In/Out

    Students not arriving on the school bus must be signed in by their parent or guardian.

    Parents wishing to pick up their child from school during school hours must sign them out and pick them up from the unit office.

    Informacion en espanol

    Aqui se puede encontrar informacion y unas formas en espanol.