Dear PS 101 Families:
We have reached a very important time in the academic year. Although the warm weather may feel like the year is winding down, instruction continues at full speed. Learning experiences in June are an important part of the curriculum and for many of our children, it is the time when all of the instruction from previous months culminates and challenges students. We rely on your partnership to ensure you keep the following points in mind:
Attendance and being on time are vital to your child’s progress. Everyday counts! Students should only be absent when they are not feeling well or sick.
Students should come to school dressed appropriately to learn at all times. The building is climate controlled all year long, which would eliminate the need for scant clothing on hot days.
– Shorts that are “fingertip” length or longer are permissible; however short shorts are not. The finger-tip rule: shorts should be longer than the tips of the child’s finger, when arms are held straight down the side of their legs.
– Tank tops, crop tops and halter tops are not permitted.
– Safety is essential and backless or high-heeled footwear is dangerous and prohibited. Athletic sneakers with laces are needed on gym days.
Student Safety- Shoes:
During the course of the day, children go up and down the steps and play outside during their designated lunch period. For your child’s own safety:
– Sandals, flip-flops, backless and high heel shoes are not permitted to be worn in school, as shoes like these are deemed unsafe for physical activities.
– Children wearing shoes of this kind will not be permitted to play in gym class.
– Furthermore, students must wear sneakers to Physical Education classes. Failure to do so constitutes being unprepared for class and may impact negatively on report card grades.
We expect you will cooperate with us in helping our children and in maintaining a safe learning environment for all.