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Welcome!

P.S. 376Q is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

The Department of Education also has important information and resources for you.

Key Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lei:

Email
jlei2@schools.nyc.gov

Phone

(929) 267-5900

Address

210-21 48th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364

Arrival

  • Arrival time for Kindergarten - 5th grade students is 7:50 am - 8:10 am.

  • Late students arriving after 8:10 am must come in through the main entrance on 48th avenue. 

  • 3K & Pre-K

    • 8:10 - 8:20 am

      • Exit 9 Metal Doors 211th Street (small playground)

  • Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & 2nd Grade

    • 7:50 am - 8:10 am

      • Exit 7 School Yard 47th Ave (large school yard)

  • 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, SC 2/3 & SC 4/5

    • 7:50 am - 8:10 am

      • Exit 8 Glass Doors 211th Street (small playground)​​

 

Dismissal

  • Dismissal time for students will start at 2:20 pm and all students must be picked up by 2:30 pm.

  • Parents/guardians who are late to pick up must come in through the main entrance on 48th avenue.

  • DOE School buses and after-school program buses will be dismissed via the main entrance on 48th Avenue.

  • There is no sibling dismissal. The dismissal times have been staggered to allow families to pick up their children at their dismissal exits and doors.

  • Early pick up at the main entrance will not be accommodated after 2:00 pm. Please make appropriate arrangements to pick up your child at their scheduled dismissal time and door.

  • Parents/guardians who need to make same day dismissal changes must call the main office (929) 267-5900 x0. Please do not dojo or email your classroom teachers with same day dismissal changes.

  • If someone other than the person(s) listed on the emergency contact information is coming to pick up your child, we must receive a written note or Dojo message to Mrs. Lei with their full name as indicated on their identification card.

  • 3K

    • 2:20 pm

      • Exit 9 Metal Doors 211th Street

  • Pre-K

    • 2:20 pm

      • Exit 1 Main Entrance 48th Ave

  • Kindergarten

    • 2:20 pm

      • Exit 8 Glass Doors 211th Street

  • 1st Grade

    • 2:25 pm

      • Exit 1 Main Entrance 48th Ave

  • 2nd Grade

    • 2:25 pm

      • Exit 8 Glass Doors 211th Street

  • 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, SC 2/3 & SC 4/5

    • 2:25 pm

      • Exit 7 School Yard 47th Ave

Meeting Special Needs

Medically Necessary Instruction: 

  • Every year, there are some students with medical conditions that necessitate interim educational services outside of the school building. These services are offered for school-aged children (from 3K to grade 12) in all five boroughs, and can include individual in-person instruction by a certified teacher, or individual and small group instruction by certified teachers through digital platforms.

  • Taking COVID-19 into consideration, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has determined that students who have one of the following conditions would be approved for medically necessary instruction:

    • Active Cancer

    • Chronic Renal Diseases

    • Sickle Cell

    • Gastro/Crohn’s Disease

    • Thalassemia

    • Leukemia

    • Metabolic Disorders

    • Heart Conditions

    • Muscular Dystrophy

    • Adrenal Disorder

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • Liver Disease

    • Tumor

    • Congenital Lung Disease

    • Congenital Heart Condition

    • Lymphoma

    • Cerebral Ataxia

    • Seizures

    • Stroke

    • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Any family with a student who is immunocompromised due to a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition may apply for medically necessary instruction. Applications from families with any condition not listed will undergo review to determine eligibility. 

Special needs students: 

  • Students with special needs will receive services in school.

Your Responsibilities While in the Building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

  • Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to bodily fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  

  • Visiting our schoolAll visitors must provide their Covid-19 vaccination proof in order to enter the building.

  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will need to provide your proof of vaccination and identification card. 

  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you review the Covid-19 Guidance Chart provided by the Department of Education. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.

  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

  • Covid-19 Testing: Starting the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms.

    • In addition, each staff and student will receive 4 tests per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms, exposures, high-risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings) and can give staff and students immediate results.

    • In-school PCR surveillance testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.

Safety Precautions Taken By Our School

Our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Improvements in ventilation: New HVAC filters will be put into our air circulation system and replaced every 3 months. Windows and doors will be open for additional air circulation. 

  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms on a daily basis. Custodians will sanitize school building on a nightly basis with an electrostatic sprayer that is CDC approved. Cleaning and disinfection will include all high touch surfaces: classrooms, desks & chairs, conference tables, drinking fountains, door handles and push plates, conference tables, light switches, restroom fixtures, partitions and hardware, buttons on hardware, buttons on vending machines, elevator buttons, gym padding, and physical therapy equipment.

  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days. 

  • If your student needs a laptop or tablet or need an internet enabled tablet, contact Mrs. Lei.

  • If you are having trouble connecting to Google Classroom, Zoom, or any of our online learning resources, contact Mrs. Lei for tech support.

Learn at Home Resources

Family and Community Resources

Free Meals for All

  • Three free meals will be available daily for ALL New Yorkers in more than 400 Meal Hubs across the 5 boroughs. To find a location near you visit http://schools.nyc.gov/freemeals or text "NYC FOOD" to 877-877.

Help for Families

  • We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days. Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals through the Meal Hub program (see link above). 

  • Our guidance counselor and school secretary are available to assist you. They can also connect your family with community resources to help you. 

    • Please contact Mrs. Bessie (Vicky) Tsoulos, our School Guidance Counselor, if your child is experiencing trauma and/or is in need mental health support. If your family has lost housing, is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time. 

Community Resources