Message From The Principal
September 8, 2022
Dear PS3 Families, Caregivers & Students,
The PS3 Community is grateful for the opportunity to welcome new and returning families to our school during the 2022-2023 school year.
For families who are returning to our school community, we have missed you and look forward to working with you again. For families who are new to PS3, we look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the great opportunities and experiences that you will gain at our school.
We embark into this new school year coming off of the challenges we faced throughout the pandemic and back into the school building fully in-person last year. Many of us endured loss and struggle during this time, but now we come into the 2022-2023 school year stronger and better than ever. With that said, we want to assure you that PS3 in partnership with The Leader In Me and our District 13 Team, will take every step to ensure the health, well-being, and safety of our students and staff. Please refer to the information from the DOE Family Update on Health & Safety for the 2022-23 school year, which includes the latest guidance concerning COVID-19, polio and monkeypox.
Ms. Atasha Johnson-Harris, Parent Coordinator has moved on to becoming a Guidance Counselor. Join me in wishing her all the best. In the meantime please reach out to me if you have any concerns, I am in the process of finding a replacement.
Ms. Tanya Johnson, Secretary was reassigned to another school due to budgetary constraint. Ms. Carolyn Williford will be taking on her duties.
PS3 started a Pantry last year all families have access to it. We will be giving away items at our Back-to-School event on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
To protect our youngest population, who are currently ineligible for vaccines, all the people who surround them must be vaccinated. Everyone is expected to wear masks.
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
Students have missed a lot of schooling; let us make sure that if they are well, they come to school every day and on time (before 8:15 am).
We will be using Google classroom and students are required to bring their DOE devices (not personal ones) to school.
The doors will be open for students at 7:45 am daily (front entry with school safety).
3K and Pre-K - entrance by Pre-K yard on Hancock St. near Franklin Avenue
Grades K–2 - entrance in the Pre-K yard
Grades 3-5 - big yard
DISMISSALS: 2:35 pm
3K and Pre-K - exit by Pre-K yard.
Grade K - exit in the front on Jefferson Avenue, close to Franklin Avenue
Grades 1 and 2 - Exit by the main entrance on Jefferson Avenue
Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Exit on Jefferson close to Bedford Avenue
LUNCH: One lunch period
11:10 am- grades 3K-1st grade will eat in their room
HOUSEKEEPING: School Uniforms
3K-4th grades: yellow top and blue bottom
5th grade: white top and black bottom
INSTRUCTIONAL DAY: 8:15 am – 2:35 pm
Please remember to complete the following:
* LUNCH APPLICATIONS: May be done online or in paper form; one per family
* BLUE EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM- Please complete and return to school.
* UPDATED PHYSICAL FORM
CAMBA: K-5th grade (FREE).
Bright Star: 3K–5th grades there is a fee.
Mondays are strategically set up for Professional Development for staff.
Tuesdays are set aside for Parent Engagement.
You will be getting a parent handbook with all the information needed.
There is a Back-to-school celebration on Saturday, September 17th in person.
Meet and Greet is set up for Tuesday, September 20th.
As your Principal, I will always be available to answer any questions you may have. While this will be an unprecedented school year, we look forward to working in partnership with you and giving your child a safe, rigorous, rewarding, productive, and fun learning experience at PS3.