I would like to take this time to thank you for entrusting your child’s education to PS 347. In accordance with the Office of Safety and Youth Development, it is our mission to create and maintain a safe, orderly and supportive school environment for students. School safety, climate and culture have a profound effect on students' academic achievement and behavior. It is our responsibility, and our primary focus, to put safety and learning at the core of all that we do. We are committed to making sure all of our school policies reflect this mission.
On March 2, 2015, the DOE made the decision that every school establishes its own school-based cell phone policy. Students who bring a cell phone to school must use it only in accordance with their school’s cell phone rules. Our policy will remain the same as it has been for the past five years.
Student Cell Phone Policy:
Policy: If items are brought from home, students must:
- Turn the item in to the office in the morning before going to the cafeteria or to class, and the item will be secured. They can pick up the phone or electronic device from the office at the end of the school day.
- In receiving the phone at the end of the day, students must wait until they exit the building before they are permitted to use it.
- If a student fails to turn their phone (or electronic device) in to the office before going to the cafeteria or to class, and is caught with it in the building, the phone or device will be confiscated, and held at the school for one month from the exact date it was confiscated. For example, if the phone was taken on October 30th, it will be returned on November 30th (if the date of return falls on a weekend, it will be returned on the school day following that date). No exceptions.
- If a student uses the phone before exiting the building at the end of the day, the phone or device will be confiscated, and held at the school for one month. No exceptions.
- If a student fails to turn the phone in, and is caught using the phone in the building for any reason, it will be confiscated, and held at the school for one month. No exceptions.
Please keep in mind that if a student fails to turn it in, and the item is stolen, the school is not responsible for the loss of any valuable items brought to school. If you need to contact your child for any reason during the school day, call the office at: 917-326-6608. If a student needs to call home for any reason, they will be permitted to do so on the phone in the office.
It is our hope that you will impress upon your child the importance of remaining focused on their learning and refrain from bringing these devices into the building.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. Please sign and return the next section by September 15th, 2021. * The signature only represents receipt of such policy. Failure to sign does not exempt your child from the rules of such policy, nor the consequences.
Pam Pritzker Ridley, Principal
Maryanne Fisher, Assistant Principal
Student Dismissal Policy
Our goal is to make sure all our children are dismissed as quickly and as safely as possible.
- Students will be dismissed promptly at 2:45 every day.
- If you pick up your child from school every day, you are expected to be at the school no later than 2:30. Please make this a priority. There will be no exceptions.
- If you are unable to pick up your child at 2:46, please arrange for another adult to pick them up, and call the school to alert us prior to 2:30. The adult must be at the school by 2:30, and their name must be on file in the office as having your written permission to do so. There will be no exceptions.
- If your child has a school bus, and you want to pick up your child, you must call the school prior to 2:00, and be at the school no later than 2:15 to pick him/her up.
- If you are not at the school to pick up your child by 2:30, your child will be placed on the bus. There will be no exceptions.