Our goal at P.S.56Q is to maintain a focused learning environment for students. In the past personal iPads, Tablets, Cell Phones, Nintendo 3DS, etc. have shown to be a distraction to children, taking them away from school learning. Additionally, these items are often found to be expensive and a cause of great social and personal stress if lost, stolen or damaged.
The new DOE policy now permits cell phones and electronic devices in schools.
AT PS 56Q CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BE USED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY INCLUDING ON FIELD TRIPS OR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
Cell phones may NOT be turned on or used during the school day. Electronic devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an IEP or 504 Plan. Use of electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is governed by State Education Department Rules.
Cell phones and other devices must be turned off and kept in the student's bag at all times. If a student is seen using a device during the school day, the students will be warned and told to put the item away. After a second warning, the device will be confiscated and returned to the parent at a conference. Subsequent confiscations may result in the revocation of the privilege to bring a device to school. Confiscated items will need to be picked up by a parent.
Students who use cell phones and/or other electronic devices in violation of any provision of the DOE's Discipline Code, the school's policy, Chancellor Regulation A-413, and /or the DOE's Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review the policy with your child, and for your cooperation.
For more information, please feel to call the school.
Physical Education Shoe Policy
In Physical Education, safety is a top priority! Students are require to wear proper sneakers for P.E.
In the class children play many games such as running, moving quickly, or kicking a ball, etc, and we would like for every child to be able to participate to the fullest each week and not miss out on an opportunity to have fun and exercise due to inappropriate footwear.
Sandals, flip-flops, boots, platform and other non-athletic shoes are no conducive to the activities the students to perform in P.E.
We kindly ask to have your child to bring an extra pair of sneakers in a label plastic bag or in your child's book bag in his or her designated P.E. day.