Arrival and Dismissal for 2022 - 2023

Evacuation Information 2022 - 2023

In case of an emergency, our evacuation plan is in place. You will receive a hard copy of our plan in September. 

The Importance of Being on Time

Our school day starts at 8:00 a.m. and we encourage all to arrive at that time.  Our doors will open at 8:00 a.m. and all students are expected to arrive on time. 

To eliminate the rush and crowd at the main entrance, all doors will remain open until 8:10 a.m.  Students arriving after that time will enter through the main entrance and are considered late.                                                                                                                                 

Beginning in January 2022, all students arriving after 8:10 a.m. will receive a late pass which they will use to clock in to record their arrival time.  These late passes will be kept for further reference if the need should arise. 

We ask you for your support in helping us maintain a safe environment for school community members and thank you in advance.  

Cell Phone Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians:

After consultation with the School Safety Team, School Leadership Team, and the Cabinet Team, we have agreed on the Cell Phone Policy as outlined below.

  1. Phones should NOT be seen or heard in school. This includes timers, alarms and any other noises. If a student’s device is seen or heard it will be confiscated.
  2. If a device is confiscated, the school will contact the child’s parent/guardian. The device will be returned ONLY to the child’s parent/guardian who will have to come to the main office to sign for its return.
  3. Use of electronic devices outside of school on the immediate perimeter will be allowed with the exception of crossing streets due to safety reasons.
  4. Phones are NOT permitted on school field trips.
  5. P.S. 97, Q / The Forest Park School and the DOE are not responsible for lost or damaged electronic devices. These items are brought to school at your own risk.
  6. Students will not be permitted to use electronic devices during lunch, recess, or any other period during the day.
  7. Electronic devices may not be turned on or used during fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
  8. Electronic devices may not be used in bathrooms.

We remind students that these devices often invite the attention of individuals with the desire to steal them when displayed in public places to and from school. Students must be aware of their surroundings and keep these devices in their bags.

Please review this information and be sure that you are familiar with these guidelines.