Reminders for the new school year! (Things to keep in mind)

Back to School Reminders


  • Breakfast starts promptly at 7:40 a.m., the side doors on East 1st street will not open before the time posted. Additionally, the side door closes at 8 a.m. sharp.


  • When dropping your child off for breakfast by car, please pull to the curb. Do not double park or stop in the middle of the street.


  • If you are dropping off an item to your child please make sure your child’s name and class are written on the items. If your child needs to receive the item right away, please inform security.


  • P.S. 216 sends home frequent robo calls throughout the school year, if you do not receive them, your phone number may be outdated or incorrect. Please visit Ms. Diane in the Main Office to update your phone number in ATS. Updating your number on the blue card will not update in our system.


  • When visiting our school please make sure you have a valid I.D to enter our building, no exceptions will be made. Examples of a valid I.D.: Drivers/Non Driver’s License, Passport, NYC ID Card.


  • If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday in their classroom, please schedule a time with the teacher.


  • When filling out the blue cards, please consider all adults (18 and over) that can possibly pick up your child in an emergency or if the child is sick. We will not release any child to an adult if they are not on the blue card.


  • If you plan on picking up your child early, please contact the teacher with a note/verbally, or call the main office to inform us in advanced, so your child can be ready. When picking your child up during their lunch period or if they are in a different class, it takes longer for them to get their belongings to leave if the staff is unware. Please plan accordingly.


  • Please do not drop off your child in the main lobby prior to the East 1 St. doors opening, children will not be allowed in the main lobby prior to 7:40 a.m. Children can ONLY enter through the main lobby after the side doors close at 8 a.m.



Free School Lunch For Everyone!


(Click picture for more information and to see the school food menu) 

Please Fill Out Lunch Forms Here.

  • Families no longer need to fill out applications to qualify for free meal benefits.

  • You may be asked to complete a family income inquiry form to help schools receive funding.


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School Notices

 Join 5th grade Remind:  Click Here

 Family Back to School Night:  Click Here

Dad's Bring Your Child To School Day:   Click Here

Ready Set Go, Parent Workshop:  Click Here   

Middle School Workshop:  Click Here 


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If you are new to this school and would you like to register your child, please print and fill out these papers before your appointment.

 Registration forms (click here)

*You must call first for an appointment and this has to be your zoned school for admissions*




  • Columbus Day (Schools closed)

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  • I.S 228

    Community Education Council Meeting

    Please join the C.E.C. meeting to stay up to date with important information for not only our school but our district. Have an opportunity to speak to with the superintendent and other important people from our district. Voice your concerns or questions at this forum. 

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  • 2630 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

    Kingsborough Early College Secondary School

    Open House 

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  • 8310 21st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

    Brooklyn Studio Secondary School

    Open House

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  • Pumpkin Patch

    The P.T.A's Annual Pumpkin Patch.

    All children will go home with a pumpkin free of charge. 

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  • 99 Ave. P

    Seth Low Articulation Breakfast

    If any 5th grade parents would like to attend, please contact Ms. Mallory.

    You must RSVP to attend.

    We will meet in font of Seth Low which is located at 99 ave P.  

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  • Mark Twain Open House

    I.S. 239 District 21 Families Only.

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  • 501 West Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11214

    I.S 303 Open House

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P.T.A Questions?

If you have any questions/concerns for the following topics please contact the P.T.A


Picture Day


Pumpkin Patch

End of the year gifts



Uniforms/red ties


Statement on Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Ms. Figueroa to request assistance.

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