School Day Hours

Pre- Kindergarten 8:25 AM -2:45 PM

Kindergarten 8:15 AM – 2:35 PM

Grades 1st – 5th 8:20 AM – 2:40 PM

Arrival Procedures

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten parents and students use the main entrance on East 66th Street for arrival. Main Entrance doors open at 8:25 am and students are brought directly to their classrooms.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten parents and students use the main entrance on East 66th Street for arrival. Main Entrance doors open at 8:15 am and students are brought directly to their classrooms.

First Grade

First Grade students use the entrance on East 67th Street for arrival. The yard opens at 8:10 am. At 8:15 am, a whistle will blow and students walk into the cafeteria. Students sit at designated tables where they are greeted and escorted to class by their classroom teacher at 8:20 pm.

Second, Third, and Fourth Grade

Second, Third, and Fourth Grade students use the entrance on East 67th Street for arrival. The yard opens at 8:10am. At 8:15 am, a whistle will blow and students walk into the cafeteria. Students stand/sit at their assigned line spots where they are greeted and escorted to class by their classroom teacher at 8:20 pm.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade students use the entrance on East 67th Street for arrival. The yard opens at 8:10 am. At 8:15 am, a whistle will blow and students walk into the cafeteria and head directly to their classrooms. Teachers will meet their students at the classroom door.
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Dismissal Procedures

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten students are dismissed directly from their classrooms. Parents/Guardians and Caregivers will use the main entrance on East 66th Street. Starting at 2:45 pm, the main entrance doors will open. Parents/Guardians and Caregivers will be asked to show their P.S. 183 Pre-K dismissal pass (given in their first day packet) in order to be let upstairs to the classrooms. If you forget your pass, you will be asked to present photo identification and sign in. Please do not enter the building until a staff member directs you for dismissal. After school programs will pickup children directly from the classrooms.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten students are dismissed from their classrooms. Parents/Guardians and caregivers will use the main entrance on East 66th Street starting at 2:35 pm. Parents/Guardians and Caregivers will be asked to show their P.S. 183 Kindergarten dismissal pass (given in their first day packet) in order to be let upstairs to the classrooms. If you forget your pass, you will be asked to present photo identification and sign in. Please do not enter the building until a staff member directs you for dismissal. Students attending after school at 183 will be taken to their after school by their classroom teacher. After school programs will pick up children directly from the classrooms.

First Grade and Second Grade

First and Second Grade students are dismissed from the East 67th Street Yard. The gate to the yard will open around 2:35 pm. Parents/Guardians, and Caregivers can pick up their child from their assigned yard spots. Please make sure to make brief contact with the classroom teacher when picking up your child. Do not take your child from their line spot without saying goodbye to the teacher. Please do not have conversations with the teacher during dismissal. This will allow staff to ensure a safe dismissal for all students. Students attending after school at 183 will be taken to their after school by their classroom teacher.

Third and Fourth Grade

Third and Fourth Grade students are dismissed from the Gym. Parents/Guardians, and Caregivers access the gym by entering through the East 67th Street gate and using the Gym door closest to the gate starting around 2:35 pm. Parents/Guardians, and Caregivers can pick up their child from their assigned gym spots. Please make sure to make brief contact with the classroom teacher when picking up your child. Do not take your child from their line spot without saying goodbye to the teacher. Please do not have conversations with the teacher during dismissal. This will allow staff to ensure a safe dismissal for all students. When exiting the gym, please use the gym door that exits directly to East 67th street. This will help reduce crowding. Students attending after school at 183 will be taken to their after school by their classroom teacher.

Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade students are dismissed from the Gym. Parents/Guardians, and Caregivers access the gym by entering through the East 67th Street gate and using the Gym door closest to the gate starting around 2:35 pm. Parents/Guardians, and Caregivers can pick up their child from their assigned gym spots. Please make sure to make brief contact with the classroom teacher when picking up your child. Do not take your child from their line spot without saying goodbye to the teacher. Please do not have conversations with the teacher during dismissal. This will allow staff to ensure a safe dismissal for all students. When exiting the gym, please use the gym door that exits directly to East 67th street. This will help reduce crowding. Students attending after school at 183 will be taken to their after school by their classroom teacher.
If your child has been given permission to walk home alone, they will be dismissed by their classroom teacher, from the gym and exit onto East 67th Street. Only children who have signed consent from their families may walk home.

Inclement Weather Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival

There are no changes to our arrival procedures due to inclement weather. Please plan accordingly on these days.

Dismissal

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Students will be dismissed from their classrooms at their designated times. There are no changes to their dismissal routines due to inclement weather.

First Grade and Second Grade

Students are dismissed from their assigned classroom spots in the cafeteria.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade

Dismissal procedures remain the same, regardless of weather.
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Important Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

  • The schoolyard at arrival is a “Tag & Ball Free Zone” due to the number of adults and students in the yard.
  • Parents/Guardians/Caregivers should exit to 67th Street after morning drop off and afternoon dismissal. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are not allowed to enter the building from the schoolyard; you must walk around to the 66th Street main entrance if you want to enter the building and sign in with the security officer. It is important that all families respect this policy so we can maintain a safe environment.
  • The schoolyard entrance will be locked promptly at 8:20 AM.
  • Any student arriving after 8:20 AM must get a late pass from the Main Office for admittance to class.
  • Children may not play in the schoolyard after school unless they are supervised by a parent/guardian. The school yard will be cleared and the gate locked at 2:45 PM so that the yard is free for use by the Afterschool Programs.
  •  Children who are not picked up on time at dismissal will be brought to the late bench outside the main office where they must be signed out when picked up.
  •  Do not use the 66th Street cafeteria level doors to exit the building. It is a safety issue and door alarms will sound.
  •  Any changes to a student’s dismissal plan must be submitted in writing before 2:00.
  •  Please no strollers in the cafeteria/gym due to crowding.
  •  No dogs leashed or otherwise are allowed in school or in the 67th Street yard. It is a liability issue.

Late Pick-up: Arriving After Dismissal

Students who are not picked up on time will be taken to the bench outside the main office. Adults picking up late must sign the student out. Once the 67th Street gate is locked, adults will need to enter the building through the 66th Street main entrance.
Late pick-ups are stressful for children, who may worry that something has happened to you or their caregiver. P.S. 183 does not have the staff to supervise children after dismissal. Therefore, please call the Main Office to inform us if you are running late. If we receive no word from a parent and a child is left in the school building for an extended period of time, the child may be sent to the 19th Police Precinct to await pick up in a safe and secure environment. The 19th Police precinct is located at 153 East 67th Street 212-452-0600. Parents who are chronically late for pick-
up will be advised to enroll their child in one of our many after school programs.

Changes to Your Child’s After School Schedule

Teachers will maintain a copy of the “Dismissal Permission Form” (found in your First Day Packet). This form notifies us of your child’s regularly scheduled after school plans each day. This forms includes participation in after school programming, and/or the name of the person picking up their child on each day of the week. Students will NOT be dismissed to anyone that is not on this form or Blue Emergency Card.
Any changes to a child’s regular after school schedule must be submitted, in writing, to the classroom teacher (i.e. play-dates, no after school program, a different adult picking up your child not listed on the blue card, etc.) Verbal permission, over the phone or in person, will NOT be accepted. In the case of a LAST MINUTE EMERGENCY, please call the Main Office.

Half Day Schedule

On half-days, all students are dismissed at 11:40 AM. Those students who eat school lunch have lunch before dismissal. See school calendar for details. For dismissal, please follow our regular dismissal procedures and locations described in detail, above.
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