Maria's Blog

September 2021

Dear PS 24 Family,

We hope you had a restful summer and are ready to come back to school. We are excited to welcome everyone back into the building on Monday, September 13th at 8:10 am.


In preparation for the first day of school the arrival/dismissal procedures will be as follows:


Small yard: Pre-K, K, & Horizon 

  • On Monday, September 13th, parents will escort the children to the small yard and help their children line up under their class sign.

  • Kindergarten parents will say goodbye to their children in the small yard. They will not enter the building. (Kindergarten ASD students may have 1 parent/guardian accompany them into the classroom. All accompanying parents must complete a health screening before entering the building. While in the school, parents and children must wear masks and maintain social distancing protocols.)

  • Teachers will wait for their students on the spot with their class numbers.  

  • Dismissal will take place at 2:30 pm sharp.  Parents can pick up their children from the small yard. 


Big yard:  Grades 1-5th 

  • On Monday, September 13th:  Parents can escort their children to the line in the yard. 

  • Children will line up around the perimeter of the yard under their class sign.

  • Dismissal will take place at 2:30 pm. Parents can pick up their children from the big yard.


Health & Safety:

Health screenings should be completed prior to arriving at school. The health screening can be completed digitally or with a paper copy.  All students and staff must wear a face-covering/mask.  All students in grades 1-5 should have a completed COVID testing consent form by the first day of school on 09/13/2021. 

School Meals:

We encourage all students to eat breakfast before arriving at school, but a cold
Grab and Go breakfast will be served at 7:50-8:05 am.  All students will be served a hot lunch followed by outdoor recess.



All students should bring their Department of Education Ipads on the first day of school. If you never received an iPAD, we will apply for one for you. We are not responsible for personal electronics brought into school.


PS 24 is partnered with our CBO, PAZ Morningside Center. Their program runs from 2:30-4:45pm and they usually hold a lottery around the 2nd week of September. They are awaiting additional guidance from the Department of Youth and Community Dev. (DYCD) before sending out information.




PS24 Team 


PS 24 Supply List


Please label all supplies with your child’s name and bring them on 9/13/21. 

  • 1 bookbag (no wheels, please) 

  • Headphones with mic or earbuds with mic (VERY IMPORTANT) 

  • 2 packages of #2 sharpened pencils with erasers (Pre-K please get the thick pencils)

  • 1 pack of EXPO low odor DRY ERASE markers

  • POST IT post it notes

  • 1 YELLOW Legal Pad 8 ½ x 11 (2nd-5th Grade ONLY) 

  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (1 gallon) 28 count or more for students with last names A-M

  • 1 box of tissues for students with last names A-M

  • 1 roll of Bounty paper towels for students with last name N-Z 

  • 1 package of baby wipes  for students with last name N-Z 

  • PRE KINDERGARTEN ONLY- a change of clothes appropriate for the weather and a Nap Mat. 


*Do not send any extra supplies that are not noted on the list.


*For more information, please visit our website and join our SCHOOL Class Dojo.