Principal's Page

September 2021

Dear P.S. 62Q Families:

I hope this letter finds you well. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2021-22 school year, our “Homecoming”.

As we wind down from summer and begin to think about a new school year there are certain things you need to be aware of so your child(ren) will transition smoothly when instruction begins.

On Monday, September 13, all students will have their first day of school. Prior to this letter, you should have received via Operoo information regarding your child’s new class, and the daily health screening link.

Early arrival at school for breakfast will begin at 7:20am, and health screenings for students will start outside our gate entrances at 7:50 am for all other students. Classes begin at 8:00 am daily. Dismissal times will begin with PreK-Kindergarten at 2:10 pm, grades 1-3 at 2:15 pm and grades 4-5 at 2:20 pm.

Our back to school night will be on September 23, 2021 from 4:30-7:30 pm. There will be two sessions to accommodate families with students in multiple grades. Session one will be 4:30-5:45 PM and session two will be 6:00-7:15 PM. As in the past school year, all parent-teacher conferences shall be conducted remotely for the school year 2021–22. Meetings with parents/caregivers, may, upon request take place on a mutually agreeable date and time during the school day, other than the parent-teacher conference dates. Every Tuesday we will have a dedicated Parent Engagement time from 2:55-3:35 pm.

We know how important it is to keep our schools and classrooms open and have the following health and safety protocols in place:

● Health & Temperature Screenings

● Universal Face Covering Usage

● Physical Distancing in Schools

● Improved Ventilation

● Enhanced Cleaning, Facilities Maintenance, & PPE Availability

● Ongoing Surveillance and Diagnostic Testing with Oversight by the Situation Room

● Closure & Quarantine Policies in the Event of a Positive COVID-19 Case

Welcoming our students back to in person learning, our “Homecoming” is the first step to a productive and happy school year. Our continued focus throughout the year is developing and strengthening a welcoming and affirming school environment for our students and families. We want to ensure that we know our students well, and partner with our families, students and staff in unlocking the joy in learning.

Thank you in advance for your full cooperation regarding this information. We look forward to a great year ahead!

Very truly yours,

Jordan Vitta Principal, I.A.