Celebrating Over 100 Years of Educating Children
 1916 - 2016 

The front of our school building. 


Vision Statement 

P.S. 97, The Forest Park School community, develops students talents, celebrates their accomplishments and provides them with every opportunity to strive to exceed the standards through high quality instruction embedded in technology which is collaboratively planned and facilitated in a Professional Learning Community. We prepare our students to compete and succeed in our globally connected society.

Visión escolar

La comunidad de P.S. 97, The Forest Park School, desarrolla estudiantes talentosos, celebra sus logros y les brinda todas las oportunidades de esforzarse para superar los estándares, mediante la instrucción de alta calidad integrada en la tecnología, la que a su vez es planeada e impartida de modo colaborativo en una comunidad educativa profesional. Preparamos a nuestros estudiantes para competir y triunfar en nuestra sociedad globalmente conectada.

Mission Statement 

At P.S. 97, The Forest Park School community we prepare our students for college and career by embracing their strengths and  providing them with a quality education in which they are challenged to reach their maximum potential both academically and personally through instruction that is differentiated for all learners.

Misión escolar

En P.S. 97, The Forest Park School, preparamos a nuestros estudiantes para la universidad y vida profesional, al tiempo que abrazamos sus puntos fuertes y les proveemos una educación de calidad que los reta a alcanzar su máximo potencial, tanto académico y personal, a través de la educación diferenciada para todos los educandos.

The Forest Park School Pledge

 I pledge allegiance to our school and those in P.S. 97.   I promise to follow all rules, to do my work,

and respect others in our community.  Accepted by student enrollment on June 2, 2006



One Page Resource from Amelia Joseph, Parent Coordinator

Visit the above link for important information.


The New York Immigration Coalition offers very supportive information on COVID and they are available in many languages.  Visit the above link for these great supports and be sure to share with families and friends.  


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Important Messages from our Chancellor 

Visit the below link for the important messages shared by Chancellor Carranza during COVID supporting remote learning and in person learning for the school year 2020-2021.

Re-Opening 2020-2021, Learning Preference Survey                                                                                                                               The Learning Preference Survey results are in and our Re-Opening team has been working diligently on a plan to maintain a safe re-opening for all.  Parents attended a School Wide Re-opening Meeting and many questions and concerns were addressed. 

Up to the minute information is being shared daily.  Visit this website and check your email and DOJO for all information.    

REQUEST/UPDATE A NYC DOE DEVICE Device request link above. Device update above.

First Day of School

In light of recent developments from the Mayor and the Chancellor, all students will start learning remotely beginning Wednesday September 16, 2020 and in-person learning will begin Monday, September 21, 2020. 

The Reopening Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The flyer and meeting link will be shared once we get closer to the date.  


A message from our Superintendent, Mrs. Jennifer Ambert.

"It is our goal that all schools in the district exhibit rigorous and equitable opportunities for every student, ensuring the development and strengthening of SCEWP, which represents:

S - Self-Regulation/Student Agency
C - Communication/Collaboration Skills
E - Engagement and Empathy
W - Work Habits/Organization Skills
P - Persistence/Perseverance"

SCEWP is an acronym that Mrs. Ambert has trademarked and you will be hearing a lot of it in our district.  I am most certain, on occasion, she will address it in her report at the monthly CEC meetings.  It is important that our families are familiar with it.   

Our staff will be speaking about it with our students, so ask your children to tell you about it.  Of course, each grade will understand it on their own level.  Have you visited the District 27 web site yet?  You will love it. 

Congratulations to Mr. Aggoub!   We welcome him to our PS 97 Family wishing him the best!  Visit the above link for the formal announcement letter from Superintendent Ambert. 

Visit the below link for statistics and reports on our school.  -

Parent Support Group 

We invite you to join our Parent Support Group each Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  A link is shared via DOJO and email every Thursday morning.  See you then!

Summer School Meals                                                                                                                                                            Meals are available at P.S. 97, Q!  Visit the below link for Summer Meal Sites.

Attendance and being on time are important! 
School Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Kindergarten dismisses just prior to 2:20 p.m.  Follow the message shared by your teacher. 
Our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. with learning beginning immediately.  8:01 a.m. is late.  It is important for your child to be here and on time to make the most of their day!  
Attendance and being on time is a criteria which is reviewed when your child applies for a specialty middle school. We encourage all our students to be present and on time!  A student's attendance records are legal documents and cannot be changed.  There will be no exceptions.  Please make attendance and being on time a priority. 

Let's Stay Connected - It is more important than ever before.  

Are you receiving up - to - the - minute information from us?  If you are not, please email us at and we will be sure to add you to our email distribution list!  Include your name, your child's name and class, and your phone number in the email and in the subject line include PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR EMAIL LIST!  We look forward to sharing our good news! 


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NYC School Account

We encourage all our families to create an NYC Schools Account to view your child’s attendance, report card grades, NYC FITNESSGRAM results, and assessment scores.  We encourage you to register to access your child’s scores and other information, including the release of results for the 2019 Common Core exams in ELA and Math this summer.  Letters have been sent home to those families who have yet to create an account.  Please follow the step by step directions.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Joseph,  Parent Coordinator.
________________________________________________________________  The Family Welcome Center for District 27 is located at 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard, 1st Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435, 718-557-2786  
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.     
If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Amelia Joseph, Web Master, to request assistance.