School Hours 2016-2017



Dear P.S. 101Q Families,

It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and we will all be back in school shortly. We have been busy getting ready for the first day of school for all staff and students.
This year we will be implementing new arrival and dismissal procedures.

Our new school hours are:
8:00 am – 2:20 pm
Dismissal is at 2:10 pm for Pre-K and Kindergarten students only.
Our breakfast program will begin at 7:20am.

All students who wish to participate in this program will enter through the main entrance and proceed to the cafeteria. Students will go up the center stairs to the cafeteria. All breakfast students will remain in the cafeteria until they are escorted to their classrooms by the school aides.

The main entrance is to be used for bus students and visitors only at the beginning of the school day.
All students should enter through the school yard. Line up will begin at 7:50 am. There will be staff members present to answer any questions.

Dismissal Procedures:

All students will be dismissed by their teachers to designated exits and brought to their line-up areas in the school yard.

Pre-K 2:10 pm Exit 3 (front of building)
K 2:10 pm Exit 4 (center door in school yard)
1 2:20 pm Exit 4 (center door in school yard)
2 2:20 pm Exit 4 (center door in school yard)
3 2:20 pm Exit 5 (side door in school yard)
4, 5 2:20 pm Exit 3 (front of building)
6 2:20 pm Exit 5 (side door of school yard)

Children in Grades K – 3 must be dismissed to a parent or guardian.
Students in grades 4 – 6 may be dismissed on their own with written authorization.

Any students that are not picked up on time will be brought to the auditorium where they will be supervised until they are picked up.

Please be informed that class placement is done though careful consideration by school personnel. It is school policy that requests for class changes will only be considered after the third week of the new school year, and only for legitimate reasons.

School policy is that parents and students will be notified about their child’s teacher on the first day of school.

NOTE FOR KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES (Click here for the 2016 Kindergarten Orientation Power Point)

New this year kindergarten students will be dismissed one-and-a-half hours prior to your school’s normal dismissal time on the first day of school only. Dismissal time for kindergarten will be at 12:50 pm. Kindergarten students will be having lunch on the first day of school.

Marisol Barreto
Parent Coordinator

Contact us:

P.S.101Q "The School In the Gardens"
2 Russell Place, Forest Hills
NY, 11375
Phone: 718.268.7230
Fax: 718.575.3571