June 2022 Family Letter

June 21, 2022

Dear PS 8 Families,

As we prepare for the end of the academic year and get ready for summer, I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for your collaboration and support this year, especially during these unprecedented times. I look forward to sustaining our strong home-school connection as we continue to strive to provide your child with a safe, nurturing and challenging learning environment that will make every child eager and happy to learn.

**June 2022 Report Cards**

Please be advised that you will be able to access your child’s report card via your child’s NYCSA (NYC Schools Account) on Tuesday, June 28th. Hard copies of the report card will be given to your child on Monday, June 27th. You should have already received your child’s login information from his/her teacher. However If you have any difficulty logging in, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher by Friday, June 24th. You may also contact Ms. Capo, Parent Coordinator at mcapo@schools.nyc.gov or Lydiaree Oquendo, Community Coordinator at loquendo2@schools.nyc.gov for assistance. September 2022 The first day of school for all students is Thursday, September 8, 2022 and it will be a full day for all students. We will share any new guidance and information about the fall on our school’s website www.ps8lions.com throughout the summer, including any health and safety updates/requirements and any other changes to the proposed information below.

Summer 2022 Town Hall Meetings

In preparation for our return in September, we will be hosting a Return to School Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 1st from 10:AM-11:00 AM. (The meeting link will be posted on our website in August.) Please Note: A separate Orientation Session for our 3K and 4K families will be scheduled in August. (Details to Follow) Please take note of the following important information and policies/procedures (Subject to Revision/Change)

MORNING ROUTINES/ARRIVAL – THE SCHOOL DAY BEGINS AT 8:00AM 

  • 3K and 4K students will enter through Exit 4 (across from the playground) o Kindergarten students will enter through the main doors of the mini-school building 
  • Students in grades 1 and 2 will enter through Exits 5/6 (middle doors across the mini-school)
  • Students in Grades 3, 4, & 5 will enter through Exit 7 on Bainbridge Ave.

Breakfast will be served daily in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 AM. Students participating in our breakfast program will enter the cafeteria through Bainbridge Avenue.

3K and 4K

Students will be dismissed from their classroom (Rooms 130 and 128) at 2:10 PM and will remain there for late pick-up.

 

Kindergarten

Students will be dismissed from their classrooms in the mini school at 2:10PM.   

 

First Grade

Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria at 2:10 PM. 

 

Second Grade

Students will be dismissed from Exits 5/6 onto the school yard at 2:10 PM

 

 

DISMISSAL TIMES/EXITS: Grades 3-5 @ 2:20 p.m.

Third Grade

Students will be dismissed from Exits 2/3 onto Briggs Avenue (nearest Mosholu Parkway).   

Fourth Grade

Students will be dismissed onto Exits 10/11 (school alley nearest Briggs Avenue)

 

Fifth Grade

Students will be dismissed from Exit 7 onto Bainbridge Avenue

 


Late Pick Up:   Students in Grades K-5 not picked up on time will be escorted to the auditorium by their teachers.

Lunch Routines – Students will have 25 minutes of recreation or auditorium time (if the weather is inclement) and 25 minutes of eating time. 

I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to an amazing return to school on September 8th.

Be well and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

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