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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
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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

    TAKE THE 2015 - 2016 NYC SCHOOL SURVEY!
    EVERY YEAR, ALL PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY. THE SURVEY RANKS AMONG THE LARGEST SURVEYS OF ANY KIND EVER CONDUCTED NATIONALLY.
    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.

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY BY FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST.
    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR PAPER SURVEY, PLEASE CALL THE SURVEY HOTLINE AT 1-800-690-8603.
    IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP, PLEASE SEE
    BETH ROCCO, YOUR PARENT COORDINATOR
    OR CALL: 718-376-8494 EXT. 1
    YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    PARENTS - TAKE THE SCHOOL SURVEY IN ENGLISH OR CHOOSE ANOTHER LANGUAGE BELOW.
    Take the 2016 NYC School Survey online. The survey is available in all 9 languages.

    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

Arrival and Attendance


We open our doors for our students at 7:40am.
Students in Grades K - 3 enter through the main doors.
Students in Grades 4 & 5 enter through Exit 7, (near Moore Place).

If students are having breakfast, they should go directly to the Cafeteria.
If they are lining up with their class, they need to report as follows:
Kindergarten - report to the Kindergarten corridor.
Grade 1 - report to the Cafeteria. 
Grades 2 & 3 - report to the Auditorium. 
Grades 4 & 5 - report to the Gym.


School starts promptly at 8:10am. Students that arrive after 8:10am must get a late pass. Parents should wait with their children on the late line until a pass is given. Late students must wait in the lobby until all classes leave the auditorium/cafeteria before heading to their classroom.


Attendance is Important




Attendance is extremely important. Our teachers work very hard with our students every minute of the day. You may not think attendance is important, but consider this a student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss over 30 hours of instruction during the year - a week of school. A student who is absent just twice a month will miss 20 school days - 4 weeks of school! If your child misses a day of school, they can never have another chance at that day. They will miss important information and engaging lessons. We want our students to have every learning opportunity possible.
 
 



According to Chancellor’s Regulation A-210, school-age children in New York City are required to attend school on a full-time basis. Therefore, please be aware of the following:

  • Students are expected to be on time and in school every day.
  • Vacations, trips, or other activities are considered unexcused and must be scheduled when school is not in session.
  • Every effort must be made to schedule medical appointments after school hours so instructional time is not lost.
  • Students attending P.S. 255 on a variance must maintain minimum standards of attendance (90%).
  • All students in the enriched classes must maintain minimum standards of attendance (90%).
  • Failure to maintain a 90% attendance and punctuality rate may result in your child’s  transfer to his/her zoned school.
  • Middle schools use attendance as one of their determining factors during the application process. Given equal ability and achievement, middle schools will accept the child with better attendance.
  • Attendance is one of the determining factors when considering a student’s promotion to the next grade.
  • Failure to maintain a 90% attendance and punctuality rate may result in your child's exclusion of special functions, such as awards ceremonies and Student of the Month acknowledgment.

 

Student success in school is directly related to the importance parents stress on education. Regular attendance not only emphasizes the importance of school, but also promotes responsibility and self-discipline. We need your help to ensure our students set good habits of punctuality at a young age.