Welcome Back!

P.S. 212Q

September 6, 2022 - Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are so excited to welcome you and your child back to P.S. 212Q!

Thursday, September 8, 2022 (Day 1) - First day of school for all students! Staggered arrival for Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten students. (See arrival/dismissal information below).

Friday, Septempber 9, 2022 (Day 2) - Staggered arrival for Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten students.(See arrival/dismissal information below).

Arrival and Dismissal:

First day of school: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Regular school hours: 8:00 am - 2:20 pm

Pre-Kindergarten: Parents received an email that the schedule is different for the first week of school. Arrival and dismissal - 83 Street Schoolyard
Thursday, September 8, 2022: Group A - 9:00 am - 10:00 am Group B - 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, September 9, 2022: Group A - 8:15 am - 10:45 am Group B - 11:45 am - 2:08 pm
Monday, September 12, 2022: Both Groups - 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, September 13, 2022: Regular school day for all - 7:45 am - 2:08 pm

Kindergarten: Arrival 8:30 am for Thursday 9/8 and Friday 9/9 - 83 Street Schoolyard.
​Normal arrival time beginning Monday 9/12 - Arrival 7:45 am - 83 Street Schoolyard
Kindergarten Dismissal 2:12 pm - 83 Street Schoolyard

Grades 1 and 2
Arrival 7:45 am - 83 Street Schoolyard - Students go directly to their classrooms.
Grade 1 Dismissal 2:15 pm - 83 Street Schoolyard
Grade 2 Dismissal 2:18 pm - 83 Street Schoolyard

Grades 3, 4, and 5
Arrival 7:45 am - 82 Street Door A - Students go directly to their classrooms.

Grade 3 Dismissal - 2:15 pm - 82 Street Main Entrance (line up towards 35 Avenue)

Grade 4 Dismissal:
Classes: 4-400 , 4-401, and 4-414 - Dismissal is 82 Street Door A (line up between Door A and the Main entrance).
Classes: 4-403 and 4-404 - Dismissal is the 82 Street Main Entrance (line up towards 35 Avenue)

Grade 5 Dismissal:
2:15 pm - 82 Street Door A (line up between Door A and the Main entrance)

Please send your child the first day of school with their classroom number and name written on an index card or note paper.


If you are sending your child in with any supplies, they must be clearly labeled with their name and classroom number.


The DOE has a new communication system that we will be piloting this school year. The contact information pulls from your New York Schools Account. It is of the utmost importance that we have 100% of families set up this account - NYCSA: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account

This provides class information, transportation, grades, etc. and must have your most up to date emergency contact information and who is permitted to pick up your child from school.

If you need assistance, please contact our Parent Coordinator Ms. Olga Flores at mailto:oflores3@schools.nyc.gov or 718-898-6973 x1031.

-The monthly calendar will be posted on our website and in my weekly digital newsletters.

-Report cards will not be printed, they will be posted on your child's New York Schools Account (see above).

Parent Engagement time to meet with teachers either virtually or in person this year will be on Friday mornings from 7:30 am to 8:00 am. If it is an in person meeting, you must be vaccinated to be in the building. Please sign in with photo identification and evidence of vaccination at the Safety Desk in the main lobby.

We are so looking forward to welcoming back our P.S. 212Q students and welcoming in our new Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Class of 2028)!

See you all on Thursday, September 8th.


Laura Miniero, Principal

Thank you PTA

The PTA graciously provided staff with lunch and goodie bags today. We so appreciate their thoughtfulness.

The PTA will also be providing balloons and welcome back banners for the first day of school.

Message from the DOE

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Thursday, September 8! As you prepare for the first day of school, we want to ensure that you’ve received New York City’s most up-to-date guidance on health and safety.

Reduce COVID-19 Risk

  • Get vaccinated! This is the best way to reduce COVID-19 risk.
    • We strongly encourage all eligible New Yorkers to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots. To find a vaccine site near you, visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder(Open external link) or text your zip code to 438829. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nyc.gov/covidvaccine(Open external link).
    • Vaccination is still required for all visitors entering school buildings. This includes NYC Department of Education (DOE) employees; anyone who works in DOE buildings; and anyone participating in high-risk extracurricular activities, including Public School Athletic League (PSAL) sports. To learn more, please visit schools.nyc.gov/2022health.
  • Wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be available at your school. We recommend wearing well-fitting masks when indoors, and when exposed to someone with COVID-19 in or outside of school. All students and staff are required to wear a mask when:
    • Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center,
    • Returning to school (including traveling by school bus) between days 6 to 10 after a COVID positive test or, if earlier, after the onset of symptoms, and
    • Showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school.
  • Test for COVID-19. Starting on the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to students and staff who may be at risk of exposure and students or staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, each staff member and student will receive four tests per month to take home. In-school PCR testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.
  • Stay home if you are sick. If students and staff show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses, they should stay home and get tested for COVID-19. This year, you will not need to complete a Daily Health Screening to enter school buildings.
  • Isolate if you are COVID-19 positive. Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days and can return to school on day 6 (masked through day 10) if they have no symptoms or if symptoms are improving. Be sure to report a positive case to your child’s school.

This year, schools will continue to follow CDC guidelines, using air purifiers and updated HVAC systems. Building ventilation will be monitored daily, and surfaces cleaned regularly.

Get Vaccinated Against Polio

Poliovirus has been identified in wastewater samples in New York City, following a case of polio identified in Rockland County. Everyone who is unvaccinated against polio — especially children — should get vaccinated immediately. Parents can check the records for their children here: myvaccinerecord.cityofnewyork.us/myrecord(Open external link). Vaccination against polio is required to attend school in New York City.

If your child needs to get vaccinated against polio, make an appointment with your pediatrician or regular health care provider. If your doctor does not have the polio vaccine or you do not have a doctor, call 311. Children should get four doses of poliovirus vaccine, starting at age 2 months. Anyone starting the vaccine after age 4 months should receive a total of three doses.

Find out more about protecting yourself and your children against polio at nyc.gov/health/polio(Open external link).

Learn About Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, usually spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with the sores of someone who has monkeypox. It can also be spread through contact with clothing or bedding, or from respiratory droplets during face-to-face contact. In this current monkeypox outbreak, the virus has spread mainly among adults during close contact, such as during sex, kissing, cuddling, and massage. It can cause sores that may look like pimples or blisters, be firm to the touch, and have a dip in the center. Some people also have flu-like symptoms.

  • Do not assume someone has monkeypox if they have a rash or sores. Most rashes and sores are not caused by monkeypox virus. Sores are very common among children, and are usually due to bug bites, acne, allergies, or other causes that are not contagious and do not require staying home from school, child care, or afterschool activities.
  • Children who have a new or unexplained rash or sores should be seen by the school nurse or by their health care provider. You can find more information on monkeypox at nyc.gov/monkeypox(Open external link).

Get Ready to Go Back to School on Thursday, September 8!

As you and your child gear up for the first day of school, get off to a flying start with these suggestions. For more tips, read our Back to School Checklist at schools.nyc.gov/checklist.

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212 Sneak Peek

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 2:30pm

34-25 82nd Street


Join us for a building Sneak Peek!

All visitors to the building must sign in at the Safety Desk and show proof of vaccination status.

Our Parent Coordinator and Administration will provide a tour of the school.

Please RSVP below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Parent Coordinator

Ms. Olga Iris Flores


718-898-6973 x1231

Ms. Flores is available daily from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm


The SORA App - can be found here: https://soraapp.com/library/nycschools

Students have access to a full digital library.

Instructional Focus

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P.S. 212Q District Profile


President - Farzana Mollah

Co-President - Michael Torpey

Secretary - Gloria Contreras

Treasurer - Open Position - Will hold nominations soon!

Contact: mailto:212pta@gmail.com

Consider a $20.00 donation. Your commitment provides activities for students such as arts residencies, field trips, and kindergarten and grade 5 end of year celebrations