School Policies and Procedures

P.S. 1 Policies and Procedures 2019 –2020

 The School Day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m.

We are pleased to have you as part of our school family. At P.S. 1 we strive to work together to create an environment in which all our students can do their best learning with the full guidance and support of all families and staff members.

General Safety

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, therefore, take note of the following:

  • Breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. Students not participating in school breakfast may enter the school at 8:05 and proceed to their assigned class line up location.
  • All parents must use the main door for entering and exiting. Side doors must remain closed to maintain building security.
  • All visitors, including parents must show a photo ID and sign in with our Safety Officers, Officer Robin Williams and Officer Vickie Flores-Diego.  Parents will be directed up to the 2nd floor Main Office and are not permitted to go up to the classrooms. This is to minimize interruptions to student learning. The Main Office will be able to assist you and call up to the classroom if necessary.
  • Parents are not permitted to loiter in the school’s hallways, lunchroom and instructional areas (including the indoor yard, auditorium and gym). Instead, parents are encouraged to visit our Parent’s Room (room 203).
  • For health and safety reasons, only staff members are permitted in the lunchroom during breakfast and lunchtimes.
  • Stairways are designated as “Up Staircase” or “Down Staircase”. Please use the appropriate staircase to facilitate the flow of traffic.
  • Physical activity is important for a child’s health and learning. Please ensure that your child is wearing clothes and shoes that allow for easy movement and physical activity.
  • Students are not permitted to bring electronic games to school. The school will not be responsible for lost items.
  • Please only use the main door for entering and exiting. Do not use other exit doors. For the safety of the children, with the exception of the main door, all school doors have alarms that will sound when opened.

Everyone’s cooperation to adhering to these policies and procedures is crucial to ensuring that our school community is safe and the building is secure.

Student Information

Every child in public school is assigned an (OSIS) number. This number will be required for access to the NYC School Account and all online applications. The NYC School Account provides parents with their child’s academic and attendance information.