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  • State Review

    P.S. 255 Has Been Selected  to Participate in
    a State Review for Special Education
    February 2, 2016
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected Federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

    The review will be conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office.  The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys.  In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office at 718-722-4544 and/or by contacting P.S. 255 at 718-376-8494 ext. 1.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly McCann
    Principal

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  • School Survey

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    THE SURVEY HELPS SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND WHAT KEY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAY ABOUT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT EACH SCHOOL. THE INFORMATION CAPTURED BY THE SURVEY IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT A DIALOGUE AMONG ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE TO LEARN.

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Back to School Basics

Back to School Basics     

 

For New York City students and their families, this page is a one-stop, back-to-school shop with important information to get ready for the first day of school and a fantastic school year. You can also download a copy of the Achieve NYC Back to School Basics PDF to read and share.

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Monthly Message From Our Principal, Mrs. McCann

Monthly Message From Our Principal, 

Mrs. McCann

September 2016

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! If you are new to P.S. 255, I would like to welcome you to our 255 Family. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer filled with lots of happy memories with your children. It’s hard to believe September is here already, but we are ready to begin a wonderful year with you and your child.

 

Our official school hours are 8:10am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday for all children. Breakfast will be served at 7:40am everyday. Children will not be allowed in the building before 7:40am. Please make sure your child arrives and is picked up on time each day. Children arriving after 8:10am will be marked late and must receive a late pass to enter the classroom. Lateness and excessive absences will prevent your child from being chosen for special acknowledgements such as Student of the Month and special incentives. Great attendance equals college and career readiness and we need your help to make sure your children can get the best education possible. We take attendance seriously because:

Number of Absences

Attendance Rate

Instructional Time Loss in Months

Instructional Time Lost in Hours

9

95%

½ month

49.5 hours

18

90%

1 month

99 hours

27

85%

1 ½ months

148.5 hours

37

80%

2 months

203.5 hours

46

75%

2 ½ months

253 hours

55

70%

3 months

302 hours

64

65%

3 ½ months

352 hours

73

60%

4 months

401.5 hours

*Attendance below 90% places your child at risk for repeating the grade.

 

I am excited to announce seven new staff members will be joining the P.S. 255 family, Kelly Amato (106A), Emelia Anello (103A), Veronika Blank (2-206), Kathryn Bopp (4-324), Janine Fraumeni (5-304), Amanda Nagelberg (K-101) and Dena Milmore (5-328). I am sure you will find them a welcome addition to our already fantastic staff.

 

In keeping with traditions, each month you will receive a calendar to keep you informed of the upcoming events in our school. We will also be using our school website, www.ps255.org  to update you with information and events taking place at our school.

 

Your child has been given three blue emergency cards to be filled out. Please return them immediately. One card is for your child’s teacher, one card is for the nurse’s office and the third card is for the main office. We know your child’s safety is incredibly important to you and we work diligently to ensure his/her safety at P.S. 255. We will only release your child to the individuals named on the blue card. Whenever any information changes, please contact Beth Rocco, our parent coordinator, to update your card. It is extremely important to inform us of any changes so we are able to contact you in case of an emergency.

 

Lunch forms are mandated and schools are required to submit them immediately. This year you will be able to apply on line by going to the website, www.applyforlunch.com. We would greatly appreciate your help in completing the lunch form immediately.

 

In order to help your child learn and grow as much as possible this year, we need to work as a team. We will be hosting our Parent Night on September 22nd. We invite you to join us to hear the expectations for your child this school year. Teachers will be available from 4:30pm-7:30pm but will be adhering to the following schedule for class presentations:

Grade 1: 5:00pm

Grade 2: 5:30pm

Grade 3: 6:00pm

Grade 4: 6:30pm

Grade 5: 7:00pm

PK and K have information sessions on the first day of school but teachers are available if needed.

 

We hope you will be able to join our Parent Association. Your support is incredibly important to us and our parents help us accomplish so much during the course of the year. Our Presidium of the Parent Association is Marta Tutka and Olga Obertos. We invite you to join us at our meetings and offer your support whenever possible. Your time and support are greatly appreciated.

 

Should you ever need to contact the school for any reason, the following numbers may be helpful:

Main Office: (718) 376-8494

Mrs. Nikas, AP: (718) 376-8634

Mrs. Ehrlich, AP: (718) 645-6128

Mrs. Silecchia-Abel, Guidance: (718) 375-8941

Nurse Amina: (718) 376-8494 Ext. 4

Mrs. Rocco, Parent Coordinator: (718) 376-8494 Ext. 1

 

Looking forward to a successful 2016-2017 school year for everyone.

 

Very truly yours,

 Mrs. Kelly McCann

Principal

Achieve NYC

Achieve NYC

Achieve NYC: A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools.  The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college.


Special Education Post-Review Announcement

Post-Review Announcement

 

The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education completed a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year. This review examined the district's compliance with selected federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

 

The review was conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office. The review process involved a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations, interviews of parents and staff surveys. Meetings of the committee on special education were also observed.

 

A copy of the report may be reviewed from the Superintendent's office, located at 5619 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

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