General Information

PS 12: Arrival and Dismissal Information

Starting Monday, September 13th, 2021, students will return to the school building for in-person learning five (5) days a week (Monday-Friday). 

School Time: 8:00AM- 2:20PM

Students will arrive to the school building by 8:00AM. Students will be dismissed by 2:20PM.

Morning Arrival (3K-Grade 5): 

Upon arrival, please use the school entrance on Prospect Place (small schoolyard), then proceed to your child's grade table(s) for 3K-Pre-K, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. 

All students, parents and guardians, and building visitors must submit a Health Screening Form Questionnaire before entering the school building.

Students, parents and guardians, and building visitors will receive a sticker confirming that they are clear to enter the building. 

At each grade table, parents and guardians will indicate who will pick up the student at dismissal, that person will be added to the pick-up list. 


On the first day of school, once 3K and Pre-K parents and guardians have been cleared to enter the building they will proceed as directed. 

Afternoon Dismissal: Classes will have staggered dismissal. ​

  • 3K and Pre-K parents will receive information about dismissal during morning drop off. 

Grades K-5 parents and guardians will pick up students from the St. Mark's Avenue side of the school building (large playground).  

  • Grades K- 2 students will be dismissed at the St. Mark's Avenue side of the school building (large playground) at 2:15pm. 
  • Grades 3-5 will be dismissed at St. Mark's Avenue side of the school building (large playground) at 2:20pm.

Health Screening Information

According to the NYCDOE's Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for Families:

  • "Every student and staff member must complete the Health Screening Form ( prior to entering the school building each day.
  • Anyone entering the building must confirm that they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have not recently tested positive, and are not currently required to quarantine based on close contact with an infected person. If you
    need a thermometer to check for a fever, you can request one from your school.
  • If a student or staff member is feeling ill, they must stay home and get tested, which is an effective way of protecting the whole school community. Every school will have a nurse on staff to whom students can report if they are feeling ill."

Link to Online Health Screening Tool:

Paper Copy of Health Screening Questionnaire:

  • If students, parent or guardians, or building visitors are not able to submit the Health Screening Questionnaire online tool,  a printed copy will be provided.
    • The paper version of the health screening form may be requested on arrival at PS 12. 

Grab and Go Meals

For Students and Families 
  • All families and students can visit to pick up free grab and go meals. 
  • Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
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