Frequently Asked Questions


Every student and staff member must complete the Health Screening Form (healthscreening.schools.nyc) prior to entering the school building each day.

Anyone entering the building must confirm that they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have not recently tested positive, and are not currently required to quarantine based on close contact with an infected person. If you need a thermometer to check for a fever, you can request one from your school.

What is the Family Income Inquiry Form?

Support School Funding

You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form(Open external link), which helps schools receive money for their programs. We can also send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from the school’s main office.

What are the school hours and arrival procedures?

The school day starts and ends at:

8:00AM - 2:20PM

  • Arrival - Effective Monday October 25, 2021, the arrival entrance will be:  Exit 2 - Corner of Avenue D and East 48th street.

  • Dismissal - Grades 3K to Grade 2 dismiss on East 48th street. 

  • Dismissal - Grades 3, 4, and 5 dismiss on East 49th street

  • Doors open at 7:30am for breakfast.


What are the school registration hours?

The school registration hours are:
Monday to Thursday:
8:30am to 11:30am

What are the school supplies needed for my child's class?

  • PreK and Kindergarten families should contact their child's teacher directly regarding school supplies. 

How does PS208K keep families informed? 

  • PS208k uses: newsletters, robocalls, texts, emails, google classroom, the website, instagram, Facebook and more. Please fill out the Contact Information Sheet, so that you can be properly informed.

  • The Parent Coordinator - Ms Miller- uses the text program REMIND to keep our busy families informed. 

  • To receive our weekly text updates use the prompts below to join according to grade level:

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1​

              Text @ps208 to the number 81010

Grades 2 & Grades 3

              Text @ps208el to the number 81010

Grades 4 & Grades 5

               Text @ps208kel to the number 81010

  • In addition, events are also spotlighted on Facebook, on our website, through our monthly grade level newsletters, at PTA meetings, parent engagement meetings, and at workshops.

What are the school uniform colors?


Shirts: Yellow

Ties: Burgundy

Dresses / Skirts / Pants: Burgundy

Stockings: Burgundy

Cardigans: Burgundy


Shirts: Yellow

Pants: Grey

Ties: Burgundy

Cardigans: Burgundy

Where can I purchase the school uniform and gym uniform items (with the school logo)?

School uniforms and gym uniforms (with logos ) can be purchased from the attached Uniform Store List

Is there a breakfast or lunch menu available?

  • The office of School Food has daily breakfast and lunch menus available online.

  • There is also a school food app available for download onto your phones.

  • Please check out the link below.


How do I access Google Classroom?

  • PRESS HERE  to get started with Google Classroom

  • PRESS HERE for a Google Classroom VideoTutorial. In the language of your choice.

If my child needs a Metrocard or School Bus Service, who do I contact?

Many transportation issues can be answered by visiting the Office of Pupil Transportation website at: http://www.optnyc.org/parents/information.htm

For transportation issues at PS208K please call the main office at: 718-629-1670 and ask to speak to:

The Parent Coordinator 

Ms. Miller ( chudlin@schools.nyc.gov)


The Guidance Counselor

Ms. Hobson (Lhobson@schools.nyc.gov)

If a student is having trouble with their iPAD, what do they do?