Summer 2022 with the NYCDOE

Summer Rising Information

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) will provide students across the city with the opportunity to engage with peers and their community throughout the summer.

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School Telephone Number

Our PS 12 telephone landlines are now fully operational.

Our school telephone number is 718-953-4569.

If your child is in the NYJTL program, please contact Ms. Iman Harrison at 631-913-5681.

Important Dates

2022-2023 School Year

  • Thursday, September 8th, 2022: First Day of School for the 2022-2023 School Year
  • Thursday, September 15th, 2022: Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary school and D75 school
  • Monday, September 26th, 2022 and Tuesday, September 27th, 2022: School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah 
  • Wednesday, October 5th, 2022: School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur

To access the NYCDOE's 2022-2023 School Calendar, please visit:

Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals Starts June 28

According to the NYCDOE's Summer Meals page, breakfast and lunch will continue beyond the instructional school year. The Summer Meals Program will be available throughout NYC to anyone ages 18 years old and under. There are designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID is necessary to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal.

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About Us

Dr. Jacqueline Peek Davis Elementary School (P.S.12):

            PS 12 is a small warm school nestled in Ocean Hill, Brownsville between row houses and new sustainable housing developments. We are a school located in a community that is on the rise.  If you are looking for a school where everyone knows your name and every child matters, our school is for you.  Our culture and community is amongst the best in New York City. Our school focuses on every child's social, emotional and academic needs.  We align our curriculum to the state standards and ensure our student work products are authentic and rigorous.  Our School Leadership Team consists of parents, staff and community members who work cohesively to make effective decisions for the school community pertaining to our school needs, budget and grant opportunities.  We are a school where collaboration is at the heart of our existence. We are defined by one key word “Together”.  We work collaboratively with families. Together, we are committed to making an impact as family engagement and community is part of our school culture and tradition.  We offer adult education classes, afterschool, Saturday school, consultancies in literacy and math, residencies in the arts and beyond as well as a variety of family engagement opportunities on site and off site.  We collaborate with a plethora of organizations in the community, local colleges and universities ensuring college and career readiness is at the forefront of our work.

 Our school motto summarizes our belief:

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve” 

 P.S. 12 Vision

The Dr. Jacqueline Peek-Davis Elementary School/P.S. 12 School motto says it all: 

“Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve.” 

Our school consists of a community of learners in which all children are empowered to achieve high academic standards and social success.  We celebrate diversity and individuality one student at a time. All members of the P.S. 12 school community work together to create a nurturing environment of excellence.

 P.S. 12 Mission

            As a community of learners, P.S. 12 is committed to promoting academic excellence for all of our students by establishing a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.  We aim to develop character and social awareness that fosters a positive school culture. Our community is dedicated to ensuring that all students achieve academic excellence through high quality, differentiated and data-driven instruction, thereby, developing life-long learners adaptable to the challenges of our evolving technological world.