Frequently Asked Questions
In this section, we have compiled some of our most frequently asked questions.
If there is something that we missed, please reach out and a member of our staff will get in touch with you.
When does school start?
Prek Full Remote Learning
The Prek Remote Learning day begins at 8:30 AM each day of the week of Septemer 21st, 2020.
Monday 9/21/20 and Tuesday 9/22/20 are shortened days. The schedule is from 8:30am to 10:00am. Wednesday 9/23/20 is the first full day of remote learning. From 8:30am to 2:00pm.
The teachers have sent new google classroom links to the student NYCDOE gmail addresses ending in @nycstudents.net.
New student accounts are scheduled to activate on Monday, September 21st, 2020
Prek Blended Learning:
On Monday 9/21/20 and 9/22/20 - The blended students should arrive to school at 8:30am. On both days, dismissal is at 10:00am from the schoolyard.
Students will enter through the E48th Street gates and will be greeted by staff members. All health and safety protocols must be maintained.
Wednesday 9/23/20 Full remote day 8:30 to 2:00pm
Thursday 9/24/20 Full day at school from 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Friday 9/25/20 - Full remote day. 8:30 to 2:00pm
Grade Kindergarten - Grade 5 answer: The school start date for all NYCDOE students is Monday, September 21, 2020. (Online learning only!) The week of September 21st to September 25th is online learning only for Kindergarten to Grade 5 students. If you chose blended learning - in person learning will begin on Tuesday September 29th, at 8:30am and end at 2:00PM.
( In-person ) Arrival and Dismissal Procedure:
Students should arrive to school at 8:30am.
Arrival and dismissal will be from the schoolyard.
Students will enter through the East 48th Street gates and will be greeted by staff members who will guide them as to where they should go. Students must maintain all health and safety protocols.
ONLY students will be allowed into the schoolyard.
In addition, dismissal will be promptly at 2:00pm from the schoolyard.
What if I can't access Google Classroom?
Accessing Google Classroom can sometimes be challenging.
What are the school registration hours?
The school registration hours are:
Monday to Thursday:
9:00am to 11:30am
Note: Masks must be worn, and the 6 feet apart - distancing recommendations must be maintained.
What are the school hours and arrival procedures?
The school day starts and ends at:
8:30AM - 2:00PM
Both the Blended-Learning and Remote-Learning school day will begin at 8:30am and end at 2:00pm.
Blended-Learning students should arrive to the school at 8:30am, on the days when they are in the school building, and login to Google Classroom at 8:30am, and say, "Good Morning," on their Remote days.
Remote-Learning students should log into Google Classroom and say,"Good Morning," each day.
What are the school supplies needed for my child's class?
PreK families should contact their child's teacher directly regarding school supplies.
Grades Kindergarten - Grade 5
A: Due to the current situation, and our increased efforts in safety and sanitizing, we are requesting that students bring and use their own pencils, pens, markers, crayons and notebooks. There will be no community supply of these items.
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:
Text @ps208 to the number 81010
Text @ps208el to the number 81010
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?
Dresses / Skirts / Pants: Burgundy
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.
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 ( email@example.com)
The Guidance Counselor
Ms. Hobson (Lhobson@schools.nyc.gov)