Parent Handbook

CODE OF BEHAVIOR

STUDENT: I understand as a student of P.S.108K, that in order to be successful I agree to do the following:1. I will come to school on time each day.2. I will come to school ready to learn each day.3. I will have each day’s homework completed and ready to hand in.4. I will come to school dressed in my school uniform: Girls: Navy skirt, jumper, skort or pants; light blue shirt, Navy Cross tie, and navy cardigan.Boys: Navy pants, light blue shirt, navy tie, navy cardigan.5. I will respect my parents, my teachers, and my fellow students.6. I will respect all areas of the school building.7. I will follow all of the rules of the school.8. I will work to reach the highest expectations.9. I will settle my differences without fighting.10. I will be courteous: “please”, “excuse me”, and “thank you” will be part of my daily vocabulary.

ABSENCE

When the student is absent, the parent must provide a note explaining the absence. Parents should leave their children in school all day. Appointments should be scheduled outside school hours and on school holidays, whenever possible. If a child needs to be dismissed early, he/she should bring a note to his/her teacher stating time and reason. Parents must sign the child out in the school office.Please note that one of the criteria for promotion to the next grade is 90% attendance.

LATENESS

If your child is late, please send a note or bring him/her to the office. Late arrival will prevent a student from receiving a perfect attendance award.PROMOTIONAL STANDARDSChancellor’s Regulations #A-501 establishes a system wide promotion policy with clearly defined standards for promotion for each grade. All students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 will meet or exceed rigorous academic standards in a performance –based core curriculum. Students must meet or exceed the promotion standards in order to be promoted to the next grade.

HOME EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM

All parents are required to fill out a home contact form. You must provide us with at least three telephone numbers where we can contact someone in case of illness or an emergency.Please inform us if you get a new telephone number or need to add or delete a number or contact on this form.It is important for you to know that we can only release your child to the people listed in the emergency contact form. If you move during the school term, it is important that you notify the school of your new address.All Grades:Any student that is not picked up will be escorted to the main entrance. If you pick up your child, please be on time.Children not picked up on time will be escorted to the main office, where we will do our best to contact someone listed on the emergency home contact card. In case of an emergency and we cannot contact any person on the emergency contact card, children will be brought to the 75th Precinct. We hope this never happens. Please make sure we have all working telephone numbers on the emergency home contact card.Notify the school if your contact numbers change during the school year.

MORNING LINE UP

Pre-K through 5 students’ school begins at 8:00 A.M. Monday through Friday: Breakfast in the Classroom for K-5Students will line up and go directly to their classrooms where a healthy breakfast will be waiting for them. Please ensure that your child does not arrive earlier than 7:55 A.M. to avoid your child waiting in the cold, rain or other inclement weather. Please note that staff members will not be available to supervise your child until 7:55 A.M. Students will not be permitted in the school earlier than 7:55 AM. Student Line Up Locations: Kindergarten/1st Grade: Entering through Exit 5 on Arlington St. and will line up at 7:55 A.M. in the Girls’ Basement2nd Grade – 5th Grade: Entering though the schoolyard on Arlington Street and will line up at 7:55 A.M. in the schoolyard

In case of inclement weather: 3rd and 5th Grade will enter through Exit 6 in the schoolyard and line up at 7:55 A.M. on the 2nd Floor2nd and 4th Grade will enter through Exit 7 in the schoolyard and line up at 7:55 A.M. on the 3rd Floor Pre-K will enter through Exit 4 located in the middle of Arlington Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue, to the right of the main entrance Pre-K – 5th grade students’ school ends at 2:20 PM.