Arrival + Dismissal


Arrival for Pre-Kindergarten students
Parents should bring their children to their class at 8 am and sign them in each morning.

Students in grades K-2 should assemble in the auditorium
Students in grades 3-5 should assemble in the gym
Students in grades 6-8 should assemble in the cafeteria

Teachers will greet their classes and take attendance promptly at 8 am and escort them to class.  Students will be marked late if they are not present when attendance is taken.   Students are permitted to enter the building as early as 7:30 am.



When and where are children dismissed?
All students are dismissed at 2:20pm every day.

Pre-K and K students are dismissed in their classrooms. If parents/guardians are late, students are escorted to Room #132 for pickup.

Students in grades 1-8 will be dismissed from the auditorium.  Parents and guardians should enter through the main lobby and exit through the back of the auditorium, to the corner of 120th St and Morningside Ave. This is to improve traffic congestion in the main lobby and allow our teaching staff to effectively monitor the pick-up of all children. 

Students who are part of exterior afterschool programs like PAL will be picked up by their programs in the gymnasium. 

If an adult will be picking up your child please send a note notifying the teacher who the responsible person will be.  This person’s information must be on the Blue Emergency Card.


Early Dismissals

What if I must pick my child up early?

No child will be allowed to leave school early unless accompanied by an adult.  Please call the main office (212-678-2849) and send a note with your child notifying the teacher so that they can be prepared.  All children must be signed out in the main office.  Only parents, guardians, and family members over 18, whose names are indicated on the Blue Emergency Card may pick up their child early. 


Late Pick Ups

What if I am late picking up my child?
It is important that your child is picked up ON TIME.  School personnel are not required to be in school after 2:20 p.m.  There is no provision for after school supervision of your child. 

When do I pick up my child on a ½ day?
On Early Dismissal Days (½ Days) children will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m (grades 3-8) 11:15 a.m. (grades Pre-K-2).