Arrival + Dismissal
Official School Hours
(available daily until 8:15 for students)
Dismissal for Pre-K & K students
(pick up in classroom)
Dismissal for Grades 1 – 5 students
For the safety of all students, please ensure timely pick-up of all children according to the schedule above.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents enter the building via the Washington Avenue entrance to escort students to classrooms for drop-off in the mornings and from classrooms for pick up in the afternoons.
Grades 1–5 students line up outside by 8:15 a.m. and are escorted into the building by PS 11 staff.
Morning lineup + afternoon dismissal
Grades 1 & 2
Grades 3, 4 + 5
Small Yard by the Washington Avenue Entrance
Inclement weather: proceed to the Gymnasium
Big Yard on the corner of Greene + Waverly Avenues
Inclement weather: proceed to Classrooms
The school day begins at 8:20 a.m.
Thank you for your patience, continued support and cooperation as we work together to keep our children safe.
It is imperative that students are picked up on time each afternoon (except those going on to After School Enrichment + Virtual Y Activities). In the event that you are running late, always call the school to inform them of your expected arrival time. If you are not able to pick up your child at the required time after school, please make sure a responsible adult will arrive in your place. Any adult picking up a child has to be on the blue card filled out in the beginning of the year and must show ID. If not on the blue card, the parent must notify the school in writing. This person must also show ID.
The PS 11 uniform policy is navy blue bottoms and white shirts. Uniforms are worn Monday thru Thursday; Friday is an optional non-uniform day. On gym days, red shorts/pants and plain white t-shirts or PS 11 logo t-shirts are worn. PS 11 logo uniforms are available for sale during the first week of school, at the first PTA membership meeting and online via the PS 11 Online Store.
Consistent attendance is extremely important for a successful school year. If your child is ill and unable to come to school, please send a note explaining the reason for the absence upon their return. Encourage your child to keep up with homework assignments even when he or she is absent. During a lengthy absence, please notify the school and check with your child’s teacher about the best way to complete assignments.
The Office of Pupil Transportation http://www.opt-osfns.org provides information for families eligible for the school transportation. Please contact the school secretary if you need information or forms on transportation options for your child.
Lost + Found
The lost and found is located beneath the stairwell on the ground floor. Please label everything with your child’s first and last names. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after two weeks.
All families are eligible to have a free hot lunch at NYC public schools. It is important that all parents complete this form, as it affects the school’s funding status for supplies, extended days and several programs including reduced class size, additional support staff and specialized non-mandated programs. Your child may not be able to participate in some after school activities and receive a snack without a lunch form on file. Even if you are ineligible or do not intend to have your child eat school breakfast, lunch, or afterschool snack, you MUST sign and return the form. You may choose to fill out the form online instead of submitting a paper form.
Breakfast + Lunch
Breakfast and lunch are provided daily to all students. Parents may also send their child to school with a packed meal. Please be mindful when packing lunches and snacks to provide your child with healthy choices. Candy and junk food are prohibited in school.
LUNCH PERIOD 1 is from 11:05A–11:55A for Pre-K to 2nd grades. NOTE: Pre-K students eat lunch in their classrooms.
LUNCH PERIOD 2 is from 12:00P–12:55P for 3rd to 5th grades.
Lunch volunteers are ALWAYS welcome. Sign up for a day and help kids get their lunches, open milk containers, get outside and play!
Weather permitting; students generally have an outdoor recess after lunch. In cold or inclement weather, students are offered alternative indoor activities. It Takes A Village provides recess and recreational support for PS 11.
Toys + Electronic Devices
All forms of toys and electronic devices are prohibited. Such items will be confiscated by school personnel. Parents must claim seized items in person at the school. PS 11 school staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The New York City Department of Education prohibits the usage of cell phones in public schools. If your child must carry a cell phone, it should be turned off and secured in their book bag. Cell phones can be confiscated by school personnel if used in school. If you have an emergency, contact the Main Office at 718-638-2661 to leave a message for your child. PS 11 school staff is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
School Based Support Team
The school based support team at PS 11 consists of one part time child psychologist and one part time social worker and a family worker. The team works to provide intervention support to children identified as needing these services.
Discipline + Conflict Resolution
The Chancellor’s Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures (Blue Book) which outlines the discipline policies, as set forth by the Department of Education, is distributed at the beginning of every school year to all students. This document includes the DOE’s citywide “Discipline Code” as well as a “Student Bill of Rights.” All staff members or adults in the building may serve as facilitators for conflicts occurring between students. If a problem cannot be resolved, it is then taken to the assistant principal or principal. Some teachers, staff and students have received training in the Resolving Conflicts Creatively Program (RCCP) which teaches its participants to find alternative and peaceful solutions to working out conflict.