Afternoon Dismissal Procedures

Afternoon Dismissal Procedures for Non-Extended Day Students:

The doors will open for parents at 2•25 pm

Pre-K and Kindergarten children are picked up in the Gymnasium. Please enter the Gymnasium, by following 70th Road to the ramp that goes to the school yard. Go down the ramp to the back of  the school and climb the stairs that lead into the Gym. (Parents with strollers and adults who are elderly or disabled may enter the gym on 70th Road).  Students will stream into the Gym between 2:25 -2:35 pm. All Pre-K through Grade 3 children must be picked up no later than 2:40 pm.

Students in Grades 1, 2, and 3 will be dismissed between 2:35-2:40 pm in the Gymnasium. Parents, Guardians and other adults will enter the Gym in the same manner as Parents of Pre-K and Kindergarten. (Using the entrance at the rear of the Gymnasium by the ramp) You must meet your child at their class line-up position.

Children in Grades 1, 2 and 3 who will be picked up by an older sibling will remain in the Gymnasium until they are picked up at 2:40 pm by their sibling. Note: Under no circumstances will any child in Grades Pre-K through Grade 3 be released by a teacher unless a parent or other designated individual comes to the class line. Please do not wave from the Gymnasium door. Your child will not be allowed to go to you. All Parents and students will exit from the Gym directly onto 70th Road

The Main Entrance to PS 165Q will be closed during afternoon dismissals .. The School Safety Officer will secure the Gymnasium at this time. Children who are not picked up on time will remain in the Gymnasium for pickup.

Parents who arrive after 2:50 pm to pick up their children must come to the main office with PHOTO ID to sign their children out. There will be no exceptions to this dismissal policy. We do not have the personnel available to supervise children after 2:50 pm. CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME.

A written note with your Signature and a telephone number where you can be reached is required in the event that someone other than you will be picking up your child. Please indicate in the note, the name and relationship of the person picking up your child. Under no circumstances will a child be released to an unauthorized person. In case of an unexpected emergency, the Parent  should phone the school (718-263-4004).

Grades 4 and 5 will be dismissed at 2:40 pm. Grade 4 will be dismissed near Exit 6 onto 70th Road. Grade 5 will be dismissed near Exit 3 onto 70th Road. You may meet these children outside the building on 70th Road.


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