Attendance Protocols 2023-2024 School Year

Dear Families,

We are excited to welcome you back to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn and engage. Attending school is an essential component of student learning and achieving success.Please take a look at this important attachment below regarding attendance for the 2023-2024 School Year.

 Attendance Letter English 

Protocolos de Asistencia Año Escolar 2023-2024

Queridas familias,

Nos complace darle la bienvenida nuevamente a un nuevo año escolar lleno de oportunidades para aprender y participar. Asistir a la escuela es un componente esencial para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y para lograr el éxito. Eche un vistazo a este importante archivo adjunto a continuación sobre la asistencia para el año escolar 2023-2024. Attendance Protocols Spanish Version 2023-2024 


September 21, 2023

Dear Families.

We have some important news to share regarding the safety measures at our school. In line with
our commitment to enhance security practices. all NYC Public Schools will have a Safer Access
system installed during the 2023-25 school years. The Safer Access system is designed to
strengthen our existing safety and security practices as part of the overall visitor protocols at our

What is Safer Access?

The primary objective of the Safer Access system is to ensure that all doors remain locked outside
of the morning entry and afternoon-dismissal periods. When school doors are locked, visitors
wishing to gain access to the building will ring the intercom at the main entrance door (or ADA-
accessibility entrance if applicable) and identify themselves before access is granted into the school
building. Safer Access allows our dedicated staff assigned to the main desk (School Safety Agents
and/or school staff) to be able to see and speak with visitors before granting them access inside.
Please be assured that all visitors to our school will continue to be treated with courtesy.
professionalism, and respect while awaiting entry into our building. In addition to enhancing safety
this system allows for easy access for first responders during an emergency.

Once our Safer Access system is installed and operational, our school staff (including School Safety
Agents) and students will receive training on using the system as well as how to support all visitors
in accordance with our policy.

We believe Safer Access will greatly contribute to maintaining a secure learning environment for our
students and staff.

We look forward to the NYC Public Schools Safer Access system creating a safer environment for
everyone. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued
support in keeping our school community safe.

Warm regards.
Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija, Principal


Chancellor Banks's Welcome Back Letter

 Chancellors Welcome Back Letter 

Welcome Back Letter- Superintendent Hulla

 Welcome Back Letter- Superintendent Hulla  English  Welcome Back Letter- Superintendent Hulla - Spanish 

Welcome Back Letter- Principal Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija

September, 2023

Dear PS 8 Families, 

As we prepare for the return to school in a few weeks, I want to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for your collaboration and support this past year.   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 at PS 8 eager and happy to learn. 

We are excited to welcome all students back to school on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you!


Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija



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