School Policies

Grading Policy

All students are expected to meet or exceed the standards. A comprehensive assessment system, aligned to city and state standards, will be used on an ongoing basis to measure student progress towards meeting these goals. 

Student attendance is a crucial requirement for academic success and is expected to be at 90% or higher throughout the school year.

Student work and learning behaviors will be evaluated using a four-point rubric. Students may have an opportunity to make up missing or late work which may result in a lower grade.

All students will be graded according to the following numerical indicators on formal and informal assessments:


All students are required to wear school uniforms every day.  The uniform is navy blue pants/skirt or dress, yellow shirt/blouse. Boys and girls must wear shirts that have short or long sleeves. NO tank tops, muscle shirts, or spaghetti strap style shirts are permitted. Shorts or skirts worn by our students must be at least knee-length.  Parents will be called and asked to bring a change of clothing for any student not adhering to the dress code. In addition, students are not permitted to wear makeup (mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, lipstick, etc.) 


Parents/Guardians who attend the trip are responsible to remain with the class for the entire length of the trip. This includes traveling to and from the trip destination with the class (using the school as the starting and ending point), using the transportation the school has provided, and staying with the class during the length of the excursion.

If you volunteer to be a chaperone on a trip for your child’s class, you will be assisting the teacher with other students in the class, not only your child. (Please note: only students in that particular class are permitted to attend the class trip –this excludes any siblings, relatives, and students from other classes.)

It is important for all parents/guardians to ensure they sign and return the trip permission slips for any trips your child will be attending. Your signature is authorizing your child to participate in the field trip as stated in Chancellor’s Regulations A-670 C.2.  Telephone verification or allowing someone who is not the parent/guardian to sign is NOT acceptable.


P.S 86K celebration policy is limited due to our priority in ensuring our students receive all the instructional time needed.   If you request a birthday celebration for your child please note the following:


A. The use of cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the restrictions below. 

B. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth


Confiscation and return of electronic items:

C. If a student violates these policies:

D. Discipline

Students who choose to bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school are fully responsible for that device/system. P. S. 86K is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems.