School Office Hours
Our office hours are from 8:40 AM-2:10 PM. Ms. L. Rodriguez, School Secretary, can be reached at 718-592-3300 ext. 1153.
Pre Kindergarten Arrival Procedures
Enter through the entrance on the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue. Doors open at 8:15 AM. Parents escort students to their classrooms. School begins at 8:20 AM. Pre K doors close at 8:30 AM.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 & Grade 2 Arrival Procedures
Students may enter the building through the Main Entrance located on 57th Street. Doors open at 8:00 AM and students will remain in the cafeteria until the day begins. School begins at 8:20 AM.
Grade 3 & Grade 4 Arrival Procedures
Students may enter the building through the Main Entrance located on 57th Street. Doors open at 8:00 AM and students will remain in the gym until the day begins. School begins at 8:20 AM.
Late Arrivals Procedures
Students who arrive after 8:30 AM are late. Late students are to be escorted by a parent or designee will walk the student inside of the school building to the safety desk. The parent or parent designee will sign the student into the late book at the Safety Desk. Late students will be escorted to their classrooms by school personnel. Make every effort to arrive to school on time each day!
Special Morning Activity: PS 361 Q Advisory Program
Our Advisory program is every Monday from 8:20 AM-9:10 AM. Students are with their advisors during this time and not in their regular classrooms. We ask that every effort is made to have students present on time on this day for a smooth transition and for advisors to pick up their advisees promptly.
Dismissal Procedures 2019-2020
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students:
Students will be dismissed into the school yard on 57th Street at 2:30 PM. Students not picked up by 2:40 PM will be taken to the Main Office for late pick-up.
Grade 2, Grade 3, & Grade 4 Students:
Students will be dismissed into the school yard on 57th street at 2:35 PM. Students not picked up by 2:40 PM will be taken to the Main Office for late pick-up.
Grade 3 & Grade 4 Walkers
Grade 3 & Grade 4 Walkers will be dismissed from the yard by the classroom teacher or another school personnel. All walkers must have a signed permission slip for the school year to leave on their own. Walkers are dismissed through the main entrance on 57th Street. All walkers will need to carry their walking pass in order to leave the school yard.
Late Pick Ups
Any parent or parent designee who is picking up a late student must have identification to enter the building and must be listed on the Blue Emergency Card as authorized for pick up. Any other requests must be made in writing by the parent or guardian. If there are any changes to pick up, please send a note in the morning to the classroom teacher.
Window of Security
Arrival- For security reasons, no parents (except Pre-K) will be allowed into the building prior to 8:40 AM. To visit the Main Office, please enter the building through the entrance on 58th Street after 8:40 AM. The only exception will be for parents visiting teachers for Parent Engagement on Tuesdays at 7:40 AM and parents of students in the Violin program (7:40 AM).
Dismissal- Again, for security reasons, no parents will be allowed into the building after 2:10 pm. If you need to pick up your child earlier than regular dismissal time, please send a written note to your child's classroom teacher or call the Main Office at (718) 592-3300 ext 1153. We ask that you pick up your child before 2:10 pm. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Family Engagement Mornings
Families are invited to join us on Tuesday mornings from 7:40 AM-8:15 AM for family engagement. You can schedule an appointment with your child's teacher by sending a note, an email or speaking to your child's teacher.
During Family Engagement Mornings you are also invited to meet with the Principal, Ms. Hwang, Assistant Principal, Ms. Loyd, and/or Parent Coordinator, Ms. Cacioppo in Ms. Cacioppo’s office.
In order to enroll, bring your child and the following documents:
2 proofs of address in the form of utility bills (Con Edison and National Grid)*
Birth Certificate or Passport and your child’s current immunization records.
Report card and IEP (Individualized Education Plan, if applicable)
We cannot register your child if any of these documents (2 proofs of address, proof of birthdate and immunizations) are missing.
(*At least one gas or electric utility bill must be presented. Alternate proofs of address can be a 2018 W-2 form, income tax returns, current water bill, co-op/condo papers, insurance, deed or mortgage statement.)
Contact Ms. L. Rodriguez, school secretary for further information at (718) 592-3300.
P.S. 361 Q Bell Schedule
Period 1-8:20 AM-9:10 AM
Period 2-9:15 AM-10:05 AM
Period 3-10:10 AM-11:00 AM (Kindergarten and G2 Lunch)
Period 4-11:05 AM-11:55 AM (Pre K and G1 Lunch)
Period 5-12:00 PM-12:50 PM (G3 & G4 Lunch)
Period 6-12:55 PM-1:45 PM
Period 7-1:50 PM-2:40 PM
Importance of Attendance
Good school attendance helps children succeed! Studies show that lateness and absence can interfere with students success in school. When students miss school or arrive late, they miss valuable instructional time. Please help your child come to school on time every day!
Students who arrive to school on time (by 8:20 AM) will receive a special green Superhero Ticket, which they can redeem for special prizes at our school Superhero Store.
Each month, the classes with the highest attendance and punctuality averages will receive special prizes. Students with perfect attendance for the month (no absences and no more than two latenesses) will also be recognized.
Thank you for helping your child come to school everyday!