FAQs

Security
All our entrances will be monitored by school staff and/or our security guards. The entrance to the school is on 17th Street. Please familiarize yourself with the procedures for pick up and drop off.

School Hours
Supervision is available from 7:30 am.
School Days: 8:20 am-2:40pm
Daily Attendance
Teachers take daily attendance promptly every day.

Attendance & Lateness
Attendance is extremely important. If your child is ill and unable to come to school, please send a note of explanation, even if you have not visited a doctor, as all absences must be documented. In the case of a prolonged absence, please check with your child’s teacher about the best way to retrieve and turn in assignments. Students are responsible for making up missed instruction.
Children are expected to be at school NO LATER than 8:20am.

It is advisable to have your student at the school FIVE MINUTES EARLY.
Teachers take attendance promptly every day. Getting to school on time is extremely important, as children arriving late are disruptive to the other children and to teachers trying to start the instruction for the day. If children arrive later than the times stated above, they must report to the main office to get a late pass.

Backpack Mail
Flyers typically go home in your child’s backpack every day.
In the yellow folders there is information from your classroom teacher(s), the administration and the PTA. We also communicate through this web site and Konstella our communication system.

Parking
Due to extreme traffic congestion on 7th Avenue, Prospect Avenue and 17th Street at school drop-off and dismissal, P.S.10 must inform all drivers that there is NO double parking while picking up your children. Double parked cars on both sides of Prospect Avenue have been blocking traffic and creating dangerous conditions for P.S.10 families as well as for other drivers. In order to avoid this problem, we suggest that you arrive early enough to find a curbside parking space near the school or take public transport. You risk a ticket of $150 if you park illegally.

Personal Property
All backpacks and outerwear must be labeled with your child’s name. The school is not responsible for lost or misplaced items. The Lost and Found is located in the school cafeteria. The P.S. 10 PTA has a fund-raising program with a company called ‘Olivers Labels’ whereby from every purchase by a PS10 Family, 20% comes back to the school. Visit the Shop for P.S.10 Page.

School Safety & Security
All visitors & volunteers to the school must sign in and show photo identification at the security desk in the lobby to receive their visitors pass. Please wear your pass so that it is visible to others. It is essential for the safety of the children that we follow this protocol. After signing in, parents are allowed only on the first & second floors.

School Trips
During the year, classes enjoy field trips. Permission slips will be sent home in backpacks and children must have written permission to attend. Children are asked to wear their ‘yellow Trip tees,’ which are for sale in the Main Office. Parents may also purchase a safety shirt to wear when chaperoning on school trips.

PTA Parent Guide
This booklet has answers to LOTS of questions parents may have about the school and the Parent Teacher Association. Please download your copy today. Copies are also available in the PTA office.