Medication of any kind, including Tylenol, may not be brought to school by a student. If it is necessary for a child to receive medication in school,, the parent/guardian and the student’s physician must complete and sign the Authorization to Administer Oral Medication. All medication must be hand delivered to the school nurse by the parent/guardian in the original container received from the pharmacist.
All students must have 90% attendance in order to be promoted to the next grade. Coming to school everyday is crucial to student success. When a student misses school regardless of the reason, important pieces of the educational process can be lost.
When the student is absent from school, the student’s parent must provide the teacher with a note explaining the absence. Students are responsible for all missed assignments.
Students must arrive on time. Students who are chronically late risk being held over. Chronic lateness has an adverse effect on student learning due to loss of instructional time. Students arriving late must obtain a late pass.
Meal application forms
The completion and timely return of all meal application forms determines your child’s meal eligibility and also determines school funding for the following school year. These forms are very important. Please return them promptly.
Breakfast and Lunch Fees
The return Meal Applications determine the breakfast and lunch cost for each child. The fees are as follows: Free, Reduced($.50 per day, $5.00 for 10 days) and Full($1.50 per day, $15.00 for 10 days). Money will be collected on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Report cards are distributed at the end each marking period. Please check the monthly school calendar for distribution and parent/teacher conference dates for specific grades. School staff members are always available to meet with you to discuss your child’s grade.
Lost books must be paid for. Any child who does not return a library book will not receive a final report card in June.
Storm Day Procedures
Please be advised that the Chancellor will make the decision to close or delay the opening of schools during stormy weather. The citywide decision will be made as early as possible prior to 6:00 AM on the affected day. Parents are advised to listen to information broadcast by news radio stations, such as WINS(1010AM) and WCBS(880 AM).
Please note the following:
In case of a delayed school opening, the Chancellor will announce a two hour opening delay citywide.
- PS/MS43 will open at 10:00 AM.
- All special morning programs and afternoon school programs at PS/MS 43 will be canceled.
- All field trips will be canceled..
Parent volunteers (Learning Leaders) are always welcome at PS/MS 43. All Learning Leaders must complete the Learning Leader Certification Program. Anyone who wishes to volunteer his/her time helping in the school should speak with our school based Parent Coordinator for information on registering for the program.
Please provide the attendance coordinator & pupil accounting secretary with proper documentation of your new address, telephone number and child’s new school information and your child’s last day of attendance. Notification must occur at least two days prior to your child’s last day of attendance.
All Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to become active members of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Meetings are held monthly at 7:00 PM. Prior to each PTA meeting the Assistant Principals will meet with a specific grade at 6:00 PM to discuss issues regarding students in that grade. It is important for parents/caregivers to attend these meetings. Check the monthly calendar and the homework agenda for the schedule of meetings.
In addition, our school based Parent Coordinator will provide workshops regarding educational, nutritional and social concerns. Teachers will schedule workshops designed to enhance and enrich academic achievement by developing a strong Home-School collaboration. Please check the monthly calendar for these events.
Early Childhood Center Addendum
Outdoor Line Up
Pre K arrival time is 8:00 am. Parents Guardians are to escort their child to the assigned back door: Class 102 back door A and classes 104 and 204 at back door B. Pre K teachers will meet their students, line their students up and bring them to their classroom. Parents\Guardians are to remain with their children until the teachers arrive
KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE
Breakfast will be served in the multi purpose room between 7:20 am and 7:50 am for students in Kindergarten and First grade. After eating breakfast the students will then go out to the school yard. All other students will arrive to the school yard. Teachers will pick up their students promptly at 8:00 am in the schoolyard. Teachers and students will be greeted and directed to leave the school yard. Teachers will cross classes across Marvin Street into the TCU courtyard.
Indoor Line Up
Pre-K through First Grade
In the event of inclement weather, Pre K students will line up in the hallway outside the classroom, all kindergarten and first grade students will remain in the multi purpose room and be picked up by their teachers promptly at 8:00 am
Students in the TCU and ECC will eat lunch in the multi-purpose room of the ECC. Students will have recess daily weather permitting.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be dismissed in the school yard in their designated areas. First grade students will be dismissed in the TCU courtyard in front of their classrooms. Parents are not to go directly to their child’s classroom to pick up their child.
ECC Visitor’s Procedures
The Early Childhood Center’s office is open for business between the hours of 8:15 am and 3:00 pm. Visitor’s entry is through the main entrance and proper picture identification must be shown to school safety. You will then receive a pass to the office only. The office staff will assist you with your concerns.
Early Pick up
Parents of ECC and TCU’s must come to the ECC office with proper identification in order to sign their child out. After the child has been signed out, the child will be escorted to the office to meet the parent. Parents are not to go directly to the TCUs to pick up their children.