Policies & Procedures

If your child becomes sick in school…

The school will contact you immediately. It is your responsibility to come to school and pick up your child. If you are unavailable, the person listed on the emergency blue card will be contacted.

To protect your child’s health, don’t send to school if he/she has…

By keeping him/her home, you are not only helping him/her to get well faster, you are also preventing the illness from spreading to other members of the class. Let the school know as soon as possible that your child is ill. When your child returns to school, give him/her a note for the teacher/nurse explaining the absence.

  • Fever 100°C or higher
  • Ear ache
  • Infected skin patches
  • Sore Throat
  • Swollen glands
  • Head lice
  • Unusual spots or rashes
  • Persistent cough
  • Upset Stomach
  • “Pink Eye” (Conjunctivitis)
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea


 Students crossing the street 

It is extremely important that your child attend school. If possible, please schedule your child’s 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 emergency blue card will be contacted. If your child will be out for three (3) days or more, please inform both the school and the bus driver. This will ensure that there is no disruption of bus service. Parents will be notified in writing about half-days and holidays. The calendar at the back of this handbook also lists the days the school is closed.

Student Sign In-Out Procedures

 Hand signing a form 

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

Sometimes it is necessary for a family member to pick up a child at school before dismissal. Please try to let your child’s school know in advance if you are planning to pick him/her up early. Students can only be released to a designated adult, and only with written permission (with signature) from the parent. Anyone who picks up a student must be 18 years of age or older and have valid identification.

Students arriving late on public transportation should report to the main office for a late pass.

Lost or Stolen Student Items – Property Reimbursement forms

 Backpacks and belongings inside a box labeled "Lost 'n' Found" 

Parents whose children who have had his/her personal belongings lost/stolen or damaged while on school property through no fault of their own; can apply for reimbursement through the Office of the Comptroller. To access and complete the Notice of Claim form, all forms and receipts must be sent to that office. For more information, visit https://comptroller.nyc.gov/