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.

Arrival Procedures

Pre Kindergarten Arrival Procedures

Enter through the entrance on the corner of 58th St and 39th Ave.  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 will 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. 

Late Arrivals Procedures

Students who arrive late are dropped off at the safety desk and will receive a late pass.  They will be escorted to their classrooms by school personnel.  Make every effort to arrive to school on time each day!


Dismissal Procedures

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students

Students will be dismissed into the school yard on 57th street at 2:30 pm. Please pick the children up at the gate closer to the front entrance. 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. Please pick the children up at the gate closer to the front entrance.  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.

Window of Security

Arrival-For security reasons, no parents (except PK) 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 and parents of students in the Violin program.

Dismissal- Again, for security reasons, no parents will be allowed into the building after 2:20 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 2:20 pm. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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.  

School Registration

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 immunization records.

  • Report card and IEP (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 2017 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. (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 every day!