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Health Department Issues a Commissioner’s Advisory which strongly recommends masking in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings, and other proven precautions such as vaccination, testing, hand hygiene, and staying home when sick.

The Commissioner’s Advisory also urges people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and flu, even if they have been vaccinated previously. Everyone ages six months or older should get their COVID-19 primary series if they haven’t already and receive the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster when eligible. An annual flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Many pharmacies and doctors’ offices offer both flu and COVID-19 vaccines, and it is safe to get them at the same time.

To find a nearby COVID-19 and flu vaccination provider, visit NYC Vaccine Finder or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) to schedule an appointment at certain sites, and for other vaccination assistance.

Happy Holidays


During this holiday season of celebration, giving, and family gatherings, I am reminded of the following quote from the Dalai Lama: “We feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” I feel very fortunate to be the principal of PS 396 where our teachers show love and kindness to our students’ lives every day.

One way we teach our students, the life principle of kindness is through our ROCKIN’ values (Respect, Ownership, Curiosity, Kindness, Integrity, Never giving up). Along with our vision to nourish students’ social and academic learning so they can realize their best selves, our core values motivate, inspire, and challenge students to strive for excellence in learning and in their daily lives.

  Our students build character by striving to become Students of the Month & ROCKIN’ Ambassadors, students who demonstrate their ROCKIN’ values, have excellent attendance and can problem-solve, be accountable for his/her learning and behavior, show self-control in all situations. With your support we know they can all achieve their goals!

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  • NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

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  • NO SCHOOL- Eid al-Adha

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  • NO SCHOOL- Juneteenth

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Family PK -2 Math Workshop

Our school goal is 94% attendance for all students this year.

January Attendance Challenge

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