Recently, the New York City Schools Chancellor granted each school the authority to craft their own school-wide policy in regards to cell phones in school. Our school leadership team has agreed that in order to maintain our students’ focus and limit distractions here at PS 396, we will continue to discourage students from brining cell phones to school. If, however, you decide that you would like your child to bring a cell phone then the phone must remain in the child’s book bag until the end of the day at dismissal. If a child is found using a cell phone during the school day, it will be confiscated and you will be notified. The phone will only be returned to a parent or legal guardian directly.
Additionally, please discuss with your child that expensive toys such as iPods, PSPs, Nintendo DSs, Gameboys and other hand-held electronic devices are inappropriate for school and should not be brought to school for any reason. If such devices are being taken out during the school day, they can be confiscated and returned to the parent or legal guardian. Finally, if your child brings any of these devices or a cell phone, the school is not liable for lost, broken or missing equipment.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (718) 294-1134.
P.S. 396 was awarded and recognized as a
2014 Respect For All School!
Check out our PS 396 Student of the Month "Flash Mob" Video!
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Congratulations to our ASD Nest program!
Students and staff from our school are featured in videos
on the NYU website, in celebration of their exemplary work. You can find the videos on the right-hand side of the following webpage: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/asdnest/