FCS Parent and Student Information

Parent & Student Information

September 2021

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Welcome to P.S. 325!

All students in grades 3K through 5 will begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, September 13th, 2021. 

3K &Pre-Kindergarten:First & Second Day 9/13 & 9/14 

Parents must stay with their child(ren) on both days.  There will be two (2) one hour sessions each day.  You will be assigned a session time and must stay with your child(ren) both days.  Families can access the 3K &Pre-K entrance via Williams Avenue.     

Beginning September 20th, 2021, the arrival for 3K & Pre-Kindergarten is at 8:00 a.m. daily. Students must enter the school from the entrance near the small Pre-K schoolyard (Williams Avenue near the park). The Pre-K entrance will be remain open to 8:10 a.m. Please try to arrive on time. If students are late, families will need to enter the school through the main entrance, sign in at security desk, and obtain a late pass for each child before your child can go to class.

Dismissal for 3K & Pre-K begins at 2:15 p.m. All Pre-K families should use the 3K & Pre-K entrance for both arrival and dismissal. Please review the 3K a& Pre-K Handbook for additional information pertaining to the programs.

KindergartenFirst Day 9/13 (Full Day) 

Kindergarten is a mandatory grade in NYC Public Schools. It is one of the foundational grades in a child’s education and is very important to success in later elementary school grades. Punctuality and attendance are an important part of your child’s academic success and will be closely monitored throughout the school year. Low attendance results in less instructional time, which may have a negative effect on your child’s progress in school.

Arrival and Dismissal:

The arrival for Kindergarten is at 8:00 a.m. daily. Students may begin to enter the building at 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten students should enter the school from the front entrance (closest to Stanley Avenue).  This entrance is for students only.  If Parents/Families would like to enter the school, please enter using the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and obtain a visitor pass from the main office.  Should you need to speak to the Principal or Administrative Staff, please note that the Main Office will be open at 8:30 a.m.

Please try to bring all Kindergarten students to school on time. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. If students are late, after 8:00 a.m., they will need to enter the school through the main entrance and obtain a late pass before they can go to class.

GRADES  1-5

Arrival: Students must enter the school from either the front entrance closest to the park or the front entrance closest to Stanley Avenue.  (Please do not send children in through the Main Entrance.)  The front entrances are for student’s only.  The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for students to enter.  If Parents/Families would like to enter the school, please enter using the Main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and obtain a visitor pass from the main office.  (Parents are not permitted in building until 8:30 a.m.)

Punctuality and attendance are an important part of your child’s academic success and will be closely monitored throughout the school year. Low attendance results in less instructional time, which may have a negative effect on your child’s progress in school. Please try to have your child(ren) arrive to school on time.

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. If students are late, families will need to enter the school through the main entrance, sign in at security desk, and obtain a late pass for each child before your child can go to class.

Dismissal: Dismissal for students is at 2:20 p.m.   First and Second Grade will be dismissed from the front entrance closest to Stanley Avenue.  Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades will be dismissed from the front entrance closest to the Park.  Please be aware that all visitors who wish to enter the school building must use the main entrance and sign in at the security desk

ALL PARENTS:  We aim for 100% attendance. Please try to keep student absences between 0-3 absences for the full 180 days of school. Students with 100% perfect attendance each month will receive special prizes, awards, and recognition from the school community.

Grades 3, 4 and 5 are New York State Testing Grades, so please note the importance of punctuality all through the year to assure your child’s academic success.

On the first day of school, you will receive a School Lunch Form, Medical Exam Forms for 3K, PK & K, and an Emergency Contact form, which should be written CLEARLY and have more than 2 contacts.  It is imperative that all forms are completed and returned within the first two weeks of school. 

School Meals Application:  It is imperative that you carefully, accurately and quickly complete and return this application.  You may also process your school meal application online at nyc.applyforlunch.com.   

Uniforms

We are a “Uniform School”. Uniforms are mandatory and should be worn daily. 

Grades Pre-K through 5th grade: Khaki bottoms (pants/skirts/skorts/jumper dress) and PURPLE tops.   

Medicals & Immunizations New students in 3K, PK and K and any students new to the NYC school system must return a completed physical exam form by the 2nd week after school begins.  Immunizations are mandatory and we aim for 100% compliance.  Your physician/clinic is aware of your child’s immunization schedule and you need to bring us proof accordingly.  You will be provided with Medical Forms and New Entrant Medical Information at the Open House. 

We look forward to a very successful school year with you and your child at the Fresh Creek School! 

Very truly yours, 

Lisa Goodson, Principal

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