Dismissal Changes and Traffic- Friday February 4

Dear PS101 Parents,

As you know there was a major fire on Benson Avenue and 35th Street today. I was told by officials that no one was in that home and no one was hurt. I am also happy to say that all of our students who live on 35th Street are safe and accounted for.

I want to extend my deepest thank you to the PS 101 Staff, including administration, teachers, support staff, safety and custodians who ensured our arrival was smooth and that all our students arrived safely in the building and had a regular day of instruction. We had numerous visitors today from the Borough Safety Director, NYPD, Office of Emergency management, all commenting on how smooth everything was inside the school.

Due to the FDNY activity on Benson and 35th Street, we are making changes to dismissal for some grades and you need to be aware of traffic changes:

  • All 5th grade classes and PK1 will dismiss onto Benson Avenue and 24th Street today
  • Benson Avenue will be CLOSED between 24th Ave and 35th Street
  • 35th Street between Bath Avenue and Benson Ave May be closed
  • All other dismissal will be the same as every other day

I highly advise parents who drive, to park along Bath Avenue, and walk up to the school as there will be a lot of trucks located on Benson Avenue and on 24th Avenue.


School Safety and Early Pick-up

Dear PS 101 Families-

Due to safety protocols and staff assignments, if you need to pick up your child early for a doctors appointment, etc, you must do so before 2pm. Additionally, you must have a valid reason for taking your child out of school early. Please do your best to schedule any and all appointments after school hours.

Any parents who arrive to pick up their child after 2pm will be asked to wait for normal dismissal as we will not have staff to assist.


Dismissal Map September 2022

Dear PS101 Families:

School hours are 8:30am-2:45pm this school year.

Grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 will be dismissing approximately 2:35pm
Grades 3, 4 and 5- will be dismissing approximately 2:40pm
Please ensure you are on time when picking up your child

The Dismissal map is located below for your convenience

All families picking up students are expected to wear face masks as per NYC mandate.

NYCDOE REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS All staff, students, and visitors entering a New York City Department of Education (DOE) school building MUST wear a face covering in accordance with NYCDOE guidance. Face coverings must be worn both indoors and outdoors when on DOE school grounds, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status. Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to disposable surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose.

What Types of Face Coverings Are Not Permitted on DOE Property?

  • Bandanas and neck gaiters are not permitted.
  • Face coverings with an exhalation valve or vent are not permitted as exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape to others.
  • Face coverings that completely cover or hide an individual’s face, such as ski masks, are not permitted.
  • Unless otherwise approved by school administration, clear face shields cannot be worn unless accompanied by a face covering.