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About PS 186

P.S. 186 MISSION STATEMENT

The educational community of P.S. 186 is committed to ensuring that all students strive for and achieve excellence in academics, arts and citizenship. We promote strong communication between the home and school to plan an instructional program that challenges and engages students’ thinking and creativity through school and home experiences. Language, ethnic and cultural diversity are respected as enhancements to student learning.

The P.S. 186 Instructional Focus

We will foster a growth mindset in all students to develop their ability to self-regulate and persevere within interdisciplinary units. Student supports will include the use of  instructional protocols, scaffolds, and data driven strategy groups. Collaboration, empathy, and leadership will be encouraged both in and out of the classroom so we are “Heads Above the Rest!”

Administration Team

Bayan Ebeid- Cadotte    Principal

Mary Grace Altilio    Assistant Principal

Michael D’Onofrio    Assistant Principal

DanaMarie Ragaglia    Assistant Principal

NIA/ ExpandED

Program Director- Allison Philippin

Assistant Directors - Tara Chan & Eva Policastro

We are proud to offer an ExpandEd school day to students in grades 1-5.  Our NIA ExpandED Program offers extended opportunities for students to engage in enrichment courses in the arts and sciences as well as provide them with academic support.  This program is maintained through a strong partnership between PS 186, NIA Community Services Network, and ExpandED. Dismissal is promptly at 5:20 PM. We ask that families be respectful of the program end time.  The program offers students a variety of enrichment and academic opportunities such as Zumba, Dance, Cheerleading, Physical Fitness, Playworks Games, Art, Theater, Science, and Technology. The ExpandED Program provides support with homework as well as programs that build character, social and emotional growth, community awareness, appreciation for the arts, and opportunities to build academic success.  For more information or to contact our program director Allison Phillippin, please call (718) 236-7071 ext. 1032.

Arrival Procedures

Morning Arrival begins at 8:25 a.m. 

All families and students are required to maintain 6 feet apart and are required to wear a mask when dropping off children.  Students or parents are asked not to congregate outside the school building.

Daily health screenings. Including temperature checks, must be completed at home by families and by school-based staff.

Every morning, prior to entering the school, specific staff will perform random samplings of temperatures for both students and school-based staff using non-touch thermometers.

 

Staff will be assigned at entry doors to randomly check temperatures of students who are entering the  building.  Any student who exhibits a temperature of 100F will not be able to enter the building.

 

It is recommended that all  students arrive with their own face coverings. If a student does not have a face covering, one will be provided before entering the school building.

 

All students must enter the building through their designated door and walk to their class in a single file line. 

 

While in line all students must adhere to the signage on the floor and  the  traffic patterns noted with directional markings. 

 

Signage identifying the morning entry protocols and outlining the four DOHMH core actions will be posted at points of entry and within the lobby to support students in following guidelines.

 

Upon entry to our school building, students will be directed to their assigned classrooms (six feet from one another) and have the ability to collect breakfast (grab and go) at entry.

 

Students will clean their hands with sanitizer or with soap and water after entry and before entering class.

 

Entry Procedures are as follows: 

  • All students will enter through the 76th or 77th St side of the schoolyard.  All students are required to wear their ID Badge on their bookbags which indicates the students Group and Class. All students will walk directly to their classrooms. Staff will be stationed throughout the building to assist students as they walk to class each morning. 
  • Grade K students will enter the building using the well doors on the 76th or 77th street side of the schoolyard and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms.   
  • Grade 1students will enter the building using the well doors on the 76th or 77th street side of the schoolyard and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms.  
  • Grade 2 students will enter the building using the well doors on the 76th or 77th street side of the schoolyard and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms.  
  • Grade 3 students will enter the building using the two middle doors in the schoolyard ( Exits 4 and 5) and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms. 
  • Grade 4 students will enter the building using the two middle doors  in the schoolyard ( Exits 4 and 5) and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms. 
  • Grade 5 students will enter the building using the two middle doors  in the schoolyard ( Exits 4 and 5) and will be directed by staff members to their designated classrooms.
 

A free and nutritious Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be available to all students as they enter the building each school day.

 
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Dismissal Procedures
 

Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal begins at 1:50 p.m.  All students will be dismissed through the schoolyard. 

All families and students are required to maintain 6 feet apart and are required to wear a mask when picking up their children.  Students or parents are asked not to congregate outside the school building. Signage will be posted to assist families with following guidelines.

All students will be dismissed Monday through Friday as follows:

  • Grades K, 2, 4 will be dismissed in the schoolyard at 1:50 p.m. on the 77th St side of the schoolyard. 
  • Grades 1, 3, 5 will be dismissed in the schoolyard at 1:55 p.m. on the 77th St side of the schoolyard. 

 

You must let your child’s teacher know who will meet him/her at dismissal. Only those people indicated on the emergency blue cards will be allowed to pick up your child from school. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only persons 18 years or older should be listed on the emergency blue card.  Only fourth and fifth grade students will have permission to walk home alone if a parent chooses to complete the “walk home alone” form.  All “walkers” should go directly home after being dismissed by their teacher and should not congregate outside the school building. 

 

If you have multiple children being dismissed arrangements will be made by the teachers to ensure families are only picking up on one side of the schoolyard.

 

In order to accommodate our NIA ExpandED program the schoolyard will be closed at 2:00 P. M. each day. 

 

Early Dismissal: For security reasons, no child in any grade will be dismissed early unless picked up by a parent/guardian and signed out. Our office personnel will send for the child and a staff member will escort your child to the main lobby at the time requested.  No parents or visitors will be permitted past the main lobby at this time. 

 

Prior notification, in writing, must be arranged for an early pick-up. Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours.  Early pick-ups are strongly discouraged because of the disruption it causes to classroom instruction.

 
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Dismissal Procedures

All students will be dismissed Monday through Friday as follows:

  • Kindergarten will be dismissed in the center schoolyard at 2:10 PM
  • Grade 1 will be dismissed from the 77th Street schoolyard at 2:10 PM
  • Grade 2-3 will be dismissed from the 76th Street schoolyard at 2:20 PM
  • Grade 4 will be dismissed from the 76th Street exit onto the sidewalk at 2:15 PM
  • Grade 5 will be dismissed from the 77th Street exit onto the sidewalk at 2:15 PM
 

You must let your child’s teacher know who will meet him/her at dismissal. Only those people indicated on the emergency blue cards will be allowed to pick up your child from school. NO EXCEPTIONS. Only persons 18 years or older should be listed on the emergency blue card.  Only fourth and fifth-grade students will have permission to walk home alone if a parent chooses to complete the ‘walk home alone’ form.  


Early Dismissal: For security reasons, no child in any grade will be dismissed early unless picked up by a parent/guardian and signed out at the main office. Please do not go up to the classroom. Our office personnel will send for the child. Prior notification, in writing, must be arranged for an early pick-up. Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours.  Early pick-ups are strongly discouraged because of the disruption it causes to classroom instruction. Any parent picking up at 2 PM may be asked to wait for regular dismissal time.

Cultural Celebrations

This year at PS 186 we are sharing Google Slide Shows to Celebrate Heritage Months.  Please feel free to check out some of the Slide Shows created by our staff:

Hispanic Heritage Month Opens in a new browser tab by Ms. Lombardo
Italian-American Heritage Month Opens in a new browser tab  by Ms. Lombardo
National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month Opens in a new browser tab  by Ms. Lombardo
Chinese New Year by Ms. Lombardo
Black History Month by Ms. Lombardo
Women's History Month by Ms. Lombardo

Attendance Policy

 

Grading Policy

PS 186 's Grading Policy in place to ensure all students are graded consistently and fairly across all classrooms.
 

Exams will be weighted at 45%, Classwork at 30%, and Homework at 25%.

Contact Information

  • Main Office- (718) 236-7071

  • Nurse- Theodora Greenidge (718) 236-7071 Ext. 3551

  • Parent Coordinator- Elaine Delaney (347)563-4585; (718) 236– 7071  Ext. 1031

  • NIA/ExpandEd Director- Allison Phillippin (718) 236– 7071 Ext.1032