Parent Corner

IO Education

Parents can use the following link to keep track of their students academic progress throughout the school year.

Flu Vaccination

Dear Families,

Winter will be here soon, and so will the flu. Influenza, or the flu, is a respiratory disease that can spread easily. While most people are sick for a few days and then get better, some can get very sick, even those who are perfectly healthy before getting the flu. Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from the flu. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the flu vaccine. The New York City Department of Education recommends that every student receive the vaccine. Vaccinating your child against the flu reduces the likelihood they will become ill. If your child receives the flu vaccine but still gets sick, it is likely their illness will be less severe. There are several ways to get your child a flu vaccine. You can:

• Ask your child’s health care provider about the flu vaccine.

• Give consent for your child to receive a flu vaccine from their School-Based Health Center.

• Visit a pharmacy.

Pharmacists can now vaccinate children 2 years of age and older. Check with the pharmacist at your local pharmacy to see if they give vaccines to children, and from what age. Pharmacies offer walk-in services, and evening and weekend hours. To find a clinic or pharmacy, visit, call 311 or text “flu” to 877877. If you have any questions or want more information, talk to your doctor or call 311.




Apply For Lunch

ApplyforLunch is now MySchoolApps!


While the name and design may be new, you'll still enjoy the same great features as ApplyforLunch.
MySchoolApps makes it easy to apply for free and reduced meal benefits online for your child's school.


Mientras que el nombre y el diseño pueden ser nuevos, podrás seguir disfrutando de las mismas características que ApplyforLunch.
MySchoolApps hace que sea fácil de aplicar para los beneficios de comidas gratis oa precio reducido en línea para la escuela de su hijo.

Parent Involvement

Parents should keep the communication between the school and home open. Please be sure to inform the school of any changes in the home that may affect your child's performance at school. 

1. Parents are encouraged to be involved in all areas of their child's education. Several opportunities to meet our faculty and staff will take place in the 2019 – 2020 school year:

  • September 26th (Parent Teacher Evening Conference - 5 PM to 8 PM)
  • November 21st  (Parent Teacher Evening Conference - 5 PM to 8 PM)
  • November 22nd (Parent Teacher Afternoon Conference - 1 PM to 3 PM)
  • March 19th (Parent Teacher Afternoon Conference - 5 PM to 8 PM)
  • March 20th (Parent Teacher Afternoon Conference - 1 PM to 3 PM)
  • May 21st (Parent Teacher Afternoon Conference - 5 PM to 8 PM)

2. Due to new NYC DOE regulations, teachers are required to communicate with parents during weekly Parent Engagement time. Our Parent Engagement schedule will take place …TBD.

3. Homework is a continuation of school work. Parents should be actively involved in their child's homework. Please check to see that it is brought home, is completed and as accurate as possible. If there are any questions about your child's homework, feel free to email your student’s teacher. 

4. Parents can encourage appropriate behavior in school. If your child is continually acting inappropriately in school, you can work with a team of professionals to develop a behavior management plan that will be consistent between the home and school. 

5. You are welcome to see your student in the school to observe his or her progress. This visit must be arranged through the main office.

Remember, education should never be limited to just school hours. The valuable time spent at home working with your child will help them fulfill their potential. Your child's progress will depend upon the quality of the partnership between the home and school.

Parent Teacher Association

Parent involvement plays an important role in your child's education.  All parents and/or guardians are members of the PTA which meets every month. Please contact our main office for dates. Parents are strongly encouraged to join the PTA and participate in as many events as possible.

The 2019 - 2020 PTA Executive Board consists of the following:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Translation & Interpretation Services

Our school, following the Chancellor’s regulations, provides translation and interpretation services to limited English speaking parents to communicate properly with school staff. Language support includes over the phone interpreters if bilingual staff members are not available.