When Can My Child Return To School After An Illness?

  • Fever - Children should not be in school until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.
  • Strep Throat – 24 hours after the start of antibiotics, temperature must be normal.
  • Pink Eye – Children can return once there is no sign of infection.
  • Vomiting – 24 hours after last episode
  • Any Rash – All undocumented rashes are sent home. A doctor’s note is needed upon return to school.
  • Chicken Pox – 6 days after appearance of rash.
  • Common Cold – Although colds are not excusable, please try to be considerate of your child and the others in the class. Children who cannot pick their heads up should not be in school. Children coughing continuously should not be in school.

Cell Phone Policy

Dear Families,

Cell phones/Electronic Devices have become a way of life, a technological convenience that has impacted all of our lives in one way or another. However, in the school environment, cell phones have become a distraction, interruption, and a method of illegal exchange of information. The ringing of the cell phone during class or the text-messaging takes away from the valuable time needed for instruction and most importantly, student learning. We do recognize that cell phones/Electronic Devices can be a safety/security tool; however, they can be a detriment in the event of a building emergency and our protocol to manage such emergencies in a safe and effective manner.

No student will be allowed to possess or use a cell phone during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Cell phones must be off and secured in the students’ bookbag. Of course, the best security for the cell phone/electronic device is to leave it home.

If a student is found to be in possession or use of a cell phone, the phone will be confiscated, placed in a labeled envelope, and delivered to the office.

The consequences will be as follows:
1st Time

  • Cell phone held in office until the end of the next day.
  • Student will sign for the cell phone at the end of the next day in the office.

2nd Time

  • Cell phone held in office until the end of the next day.
  •  A parent or guardian will need to sign for the cell phone at the end of the next day
  • in the office.

Our goal is to create a safe environment, conducive to learning, and free of all distractions that hinder the learning process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 718-268-2775.

Reva Gluck Schneider, Principal
Jennifer Lucadamo, Assistant Principal

Grading Policy

Coming Soon

Releasing Children To Adults

Parents must sign their child out in the Front Office when removing students early from school. Children will only be released to those individuals listed on the emergency card (Student Information Card) and those individuals will be required to show their driver's license. All individuals must be over the age of 18.

If special pick up arrangements are made with persons not listed on the card, parents must send a written note to the Front Office. All individuals must be over the age of 18.
Any pertinent custody information should be brought to the attention of the principal immediately and court documents that define custody arrangements must be on file in the school office.


Medical treatment is the responsibility of the parent(s) and family physician. Medication, both prescription and over the counter, should be dispensed at home, rather than at school, whenever possible. The only exceptions involve special or serious problems where it is deemed absolutely necessary by the physician that the medication is given during school hours.  In order for any medication (even Tylenol, cough drops, etc.) to be dispensed at school, an Administration of Medicine form signed by both the physician and parent must be on file in the school office. Cough drops of any kind should not be given to a student to bring to school.

A new Administration of Medicine form is required each school year.

Taking Medicine at School

We offer three different levels of supervision while your child is taking medicine. Your child’s independence level will determine if (s)he can take medicine unassisted, or will need to be supervised by a trained staff member or a nurse. Consider talking to your child’s health care provider to decide which option is best for your child.