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.
What are the school hours and arrival procedures?
The school day starts and ends at:
8:00AM - 2:20PM
However doors open at 7:30 AM for breakfast.
Arrival Entrance - EXIT 3 (East 48th Street)
Arrival Safety Protocols -
Families should drop their scholars off at the Safety Agent's desk and allow them to proceed independently to the cafeteria.
Please Note: (Exceptions to this rule can be made, only if the situation has been brought to the attention of the Principal for approval).
How does PS208K keep families informed?
Please check your child's folders regularly. Information is backpacked home weekly.
In addition, 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
Where can I purchase Gym Uniforms?
Gym Uniform sales are conducted by the Parent Teacher's Association.
Sales are conducted approximately 3 or 4 times a year.
When sales are in effect, flyers will be backpacked home with your child.
*New this year!
Gym Uniforms can be purchased online at: www.schoolbasics.com
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Which is the dismissal exit for my child's class?
EXIT 1 - Avenue D - Main Entrance
EXIT 2 - (Corner of Avenue D and East 48th Street)
All Grade 2 classes, and 5-303
EXIT 3 - (East 48th Street)
3/4-310, 3-311, 4-307, 4-308, 4/5-309
EXIT 4 - 5-301, 5-304, 3-313
EXIT 9 - East 49th Street
This is the only entrance to be used by PreK, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 families.
Families will exit at Exit 11 which is at the right of the auditorium stage.
When do students eat lunch?
Student Lunch hours:
10:55 AM- 11:45 AM
All grade levels.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Guidance Counselor
Ms. Hobson (Lhobson@schools.nyc.gov)
How can I contact the PTA?
Please call the school's main office to contact the PTA:
Days: Tuesday & Thursdays
Hours: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
1:00PM - 2:00PM
PTA Room: Room 165
PTA Board Members are:
President: Almika Tallerson
Treasurer: Sydana Smith
Secretary: Sequoya Anderson
Is there a calendar of events?
At the beginning of each month, calendars will be backpacked in students' folders.
In addition monthly events will be available on the website.
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 students should ask for lists in the main office, or:
Contact the Parent Coordinator Ms Miller at 718-629-1670
When do special assemblies take place?
Freshman Assembly - Grades K & 1
Fridays at 1:00 PM
Junior Assembly - Grades 2 & 3
Wednesdays at 9:00 AM
Senior Assembly - Grades 4 & 5
Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
What is the daily bell schedule?
M, T, W, Th, F
Period 1 8:00 - 8:45
Instructional Block 8:45- 9:15
Period 2 9:20 - 10:05
Period 3 10:05 - 10:55
Period 4 10:55 - 11:45
Period 5 11:50 - 12:40
Period 6 12:45 - 1:30
Period 7 1:35 - 2:20