School Policies

School Policies

UNIFORMS

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.)

TRIPS

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.

BIRTHDAYS

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:

  • Request permission with classroom teacher at least 2 days before, this request is not guaranteeing approval.

  • The celebration time can only be granted from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

  • Siblings from other classrooms are not allowed to be called out of their class to attend the celebration.

  • No more than 2 family members will be permitted to attend the celebration in the classroom.

  • All snacks given to the students are peanut-free. Please consult with your child's teacher if you want to send any food-related items into school.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

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

  • Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test, or examination.

  • Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test, or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.

  • The use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music, and entertainment systems, and other electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is governed by State Education Department Rules.

  • Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

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

below.

  • Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used on school property, during the school day, and during after-school, school-sponsored programs, or activities.

Confiscation and return of electronic items:

C. If a student violates these policies:

  • First offense – The item will be confiscated and returned at the end of the school day to the parent or guardian.

  • Second offense – The item will be confiscated and a conference will be scheduled with the parent or guardian.

  • Third offense – Have the privilege of bringing the item to school revoked.

D. Discipline

  • Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and entertainment system in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (IAUSP) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

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.

Grading Policy, 2020-2021

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 work and learning behaviors will be evaluated using a four-point rubric. Students may have an opportunity to make up missing or late work. All students will be graded according to the following numerical indicators on formal and informal assessments:

Grading includes consideration for remote device accessibility and illness as per Chancellor’s guidance for remote learning environment during the pandemic. Students receiving special education services who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may receive modified promotional criteria based on their IEP. English language learners (ELLs) must demonstrate sufficient progress in English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy development in alignment with Common Core Learning Standards. ELLs enrolled for less than 3 years may receive modified promotional criteria. Student grades are shared with parents through one on one conversations and/or report cards in November, March, and June. Parents/Guardians: Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Ms. Mendez (Parent Coordinator) if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at 718-574-0252 ext. 2012