School Office Hours
Our office hours are from 8:40 AM-2:20 PM. Ms. L. Rodriguez, 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. 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 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 late 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 designee will sign the student into the late book. Students will be escorted to their classrooms by school personnel. Make every effort to arrive to school on time each day!
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 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 1, Grade 2, & Grade 3 Students
Students will be dismissed into the school yard on 57th street at 2:35 pm. Students not picked up by 2:45 pm will be taken to the Main Office for late pick-up.
Grade 3 Walkers will be dismissed from the yard by the classroom teacher or another school personnel.
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. 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 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 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 Lunch)
Period 4-11:05 AM-11:55 AM (Pre K and G1 Lunch)
Period 5-12:00 PM-12:50 PM (G3 Lunch)
Period 6-12:55 PM-1:45 PM (G2 Lunch)
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!