Incoming Kindergarten for the school year 2020-2021!

We want to welcome our incoming Kindergarten students for the school year 2020 - 2021.  Please visit our web page for Incoming Kindergarten Students to find work and announcements this summer.

Family letter

We sent home individualized letters to our students on Google classroom with information for the summer. 

Announcements from Chancellor Carranza

Please review the Chancellor's Letter on Striving for Justice.  There is also a link available with resources to help, start, continue, and deepen conversations with children about racism and injustice. There are also resources to help with stress, exhaustion, and self-care.  Thank you.

Chancellor's Letter to Families About Remote Learning

Free Meals

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves.

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.

 Meal on a tray 

  • Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. 
  • Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children
  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.
  • At the moment PS186 is not a site. Please use the link below to find the nearest site.
  • Use our site lookup tool to find a location for free meals near you! 

2020-2021 Supply List

Please make sure to put your child's’ name on all items, including their clothing


Grade K and 1:  Marble Notebook (2 Wide Ruled)

Grades 2-5:  5 Subject Notebook


All Grades:  Sharpened Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Pencil Case, Crayons, Markers, Glue, Scissors, Ruler, Dry Erase Markers, Wipe Off Board, Folder, Headphones (2 for blended learning students), 


Disposable Masks - a clean mask should be worn to school each day

Do you need a device?

The New York City Department of Education wants every student who needs a device for remote learning to have one, even if the student does not have internet access at home. Simply call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu. Someone will help you get a device with an internet connection.

You may also access the webpage to request a device.

 Call 718-935-5100 and someone will help you get a device with an internet connection. 

Corona Virus

Parent Letter Regarding a confirmed Coronavirus Case at PS 186


The Chancellor has announced that all NYC Public Schools are closed.

Your child's teacher has reached out to you with more information about setting up a Google Classroom account as part of our school-wide plan for remote learning.

Also, please have your children log into iReady daily to practice reading and math.  Remember, read nightly.  Here is a guide for using iReady at home

  We will keep all of our latest information on the Department of Education Website at the NYCDOE Corona Virus Family Letter Page and the NYCDOE Corona Virus Update Page.

Please visit My Student Account to create an account and to update your emergency contact information.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to the letter for more information, or visit NYC Health Corona Virus Page at any time for important updates.

The health and safety of our students continue to be our chief priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly.

Other Resouces for Coronavirus information:
NYS Dept. of Health Coronavirus information
CDC Information regarding Covid-19 


Playworks Recess at Home

 Playworks logo 

Have you joined Playworks Virtual Recess yet? Playworks is eager to share our Play at Home series to support kids’ healthy movement and play while students are home.  Anyone can join Playworks for Live Virtual Recess Monday - Friday at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm EST. 

A Playworks Coach leads a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each weekday. Not on Facebook, or can’t join live? Playworks posts all Virtual Recess videos on the Playworks YouTube page so you can Play at Home anytime. 

We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities through the Play at Home resources we are offering for free:

At Playworks, we believe that every child deserves to play every day! Please share these resources widely. 

Peace and play, 

The Playworks Team

Learn at Home

 Home learning 

Please take a moment to log in to your class’ Google Classroom using your Google login.  Please reach out to your teacher for your username and password.

Student user names are the full first then the first letter of the last name the last four numbers of the student ID number then “” and the is the password is the student ID number.

For example, John Doe whose ID is 123456789 would have the user name  His password would be 123456789

NYCDOE has also set up a Learn at Home page.

District 20 Has set up a Remote Learning Page.

Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in English
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Arabic
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Bangla
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Chinese
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Korean
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Russian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Spanish
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Tajik-Farsi-Persian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Ukrainian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Urdu


Good luck and have fun learning online!!!



PTA Meeting Schedule

PTA General Meeting Agenda: Important Dates to Know

Location:  Auditorium 

Date: TBD

Time: 8:30

 We will be celebrating our students of the month at the meeting! 

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Family Resources for Special Education

Playworks- A Rocking Recess!

Our Indoor "Rockin' Recess" is such a great success! We would, however,  like to give the children the opportunity to play outside whenever it is possible.  Please remind students to come dressed appropriately (cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing and use multiple layers to maintain warmth) for outdoor play daily.  The decision to stay indoors or outdoors will be made on a day to day basis. 

Outdoor Lineup and Recess

In keeping with the recommendations from the NYC Dept. of Health, the Deptartment of Education has set forth the following guideline:

"Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not preclude outdoor play. You are encouraged to work with your staff to maintain outdoor play periods and should take precautions to keep students warm and ensure that they are appropriately dressed on very cold days. When outdoors, please ensure that your students and staff cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth."

Please be sure to dress your child for outdoor line up and recess each day.  

On days when the weather does not permit outdoor lineup, students should enter the school through one of the schoolyard entrances.

NYCDOE Website's statement regarding outdoor activities.

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact to request assistance.