PS11 details meal applications, summer camp, afterschool programs, safety, emergency protocols, visitor policies, early pickups, bus safety, and behavior expectations, vital for student security and enrichment.
Summer Camp at PS11 runs for 6 weeks each summer! It’s an enriching, fun-filled, robust camp that will keep your kids active and engaged. Enrichment activities include swimming, dance, arts & crafts, sports, cooking, science, and so much more!
The PS11 Afterschool Program was founded in 1997 by PTA members and parents of PS11 students. PS11 Programs Inc. is not affiliated with the New York City Department of Education. It is a not-for-profit Community Based Organization that works in partnership with PS 11 to provide enrichment opportunities to students every school day from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Our program serves over 750 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade.
The program offers two sessions of classes each day; your child can stay for just one or both! There are a variety of activities designed to give your child a well-rounded experience in our program, which will help them develop physically, academically, and socially. The activities offered include art, music, theater, sports, dance, computers, and more. Children are grouped by age and sometimes by level and ability.
To learn more and stay up to date about the registration periods, please visit our dedicated website for PS11 Programs!
Please see the DOE Guide to School Safety here.
In the event of an emergency, it is extremely important that we are able to reach someone listed on the Blue Emergency Card and that someone is available to pick up an ill or injured child within one hour of notification. Please keep us informed of any changes in contact information. Only adults listed on the blue card will be given permission to pick up students. To update the information on your Blue Emergency Card, please download it here (it is not blue! But the name has stuck), fill it out and give it to your child’s teacher.
Other Adults Picking Up Your Child
Parents and guardians must inform the classroom teacher, in writing, if someone else will be picking up the child early or at dismissal. Under no circumstances will a child be released to an unauthorized person (a person whose name does not appear on the Blue Emergency Card).
Without exception, no adults will be allowed above the first floor at any time unless they have signed in with the safety officer or a staff member is accompanying them. This policy is in effect at all times, including arrival and dismissal.
Picking Your Child Up Early
A parent or guardian who must take a child out of school during school hours must first sign in with the safety officer, receive a visitor's pass, and then go to the Main Office (not to the classroom) to sign out his/her child with the School Secretary.
To ensure the safety of the children attending the After School Program, no adults are allowed to loiter in the school cafeteria before or during dismissal (with the exception of Kindergarten parents waiting to pick up their children). Parents or guardians must wait for their children outside of the building.
Questions about school safety? Please email the PS11 Parent Coordinator, Stephen McGill or call him at 212-929-1743, ext. 2081
Bus & Transportation
Requesting Transportation for Your Child
How do I know if my child is eligible for the bus? Busing is dependent on eligibility. Here are the Transportation Eligibility Requirements for you to review.
What if my child is a kindergartener or new to the DOE? We cannot request transportation until students have student ID numbers (OSIS numbers). These student IDs are issued on the first day of school. Once we have your child's student ID and your desired stop, we will submit your transportation request to the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). OPT is responsible for routing your child.
What if my child already has an ID (OSIS) number? If your child already has an ID, we will put in a request for busing at the end of August. This can still take time and does not happen immediately, please plan to bring your child to and from school until their routing shows up in your NYSCA account.
How do I choose a bus stop? Contact the main office and Mr. McGill or Ms. Mackliff can give you a list of the current bus stops.
How long does routing take? Once our Transportation Coordinator enters your requests into the system, it can take up to two weeks for these requests to process. The Office of Pupil of Transportation is responsible for approving bus requests, not PS11. You should arrange for your child to be picked up/dropped off at school until they are routed.
What if one of my children is routed and the other is not? Children cannot ride the bus until they are routed. Siblings have to go through the same process if they are new to the DOE (kindergarteners/transfer students). We understand that this is an inconvenience, but we are unable to request transportation until students have ID numbers issued on the first day of school. Please plan to bring your child(ren) to and from school until they are routed.
How will I know if my child is routed? When your child is routed, it will show up in your NYSCA account. Please make sure you have an account and that you are able to log in. Once you see this in the system, you should call the school and let us know your child's bus schedule. Your child will be able to ride the bus the following day.
Once Your Child is Routed for a Bus
Getting Help: Our wonderful secretary, Maria Mackliff, is our Transportation Coordinator. If you need to change a route/stop, report a problem, or have general questions about your child's transportation, please contact her directly: [email protected] or 212-929-1743 (ext. 2062)
Making Changes: If for any reason, you would like to make a change to your child's dismissal schedule, please email [email protected] on the day of the change by 1:30 p.m. If you need to make a change after 1:30 p.m., you can still email, but we also ask that you call the Main Office and let Stephen McGill or Maria Mackliff know by 2:15 p.m. They will inform the bus staff.
Picking Up Kids: If you are picking your child up from school at dismissal time, you will pick them up on 20th Street at the westernmost set of blue doors. There is a sign that says, "Bus Pickup Line." Please form a line to the right of that sign as you arrive. We will unlock the door around 2:40 to dismiss Pick-up students. You should arrive there no later than 2:45, as that is our school's normal dismissal time. *** Please note, this only applies to students who ride the afternoon bus home...if your child NEVER takes the afternoon bus, you will pick them up from their teacher or the after-school program.***
Getting Updates: I have a Remind group for the families of bus students. If there is ever a bus issue or change in the afternoon, I will send a notification with the route number(s). Please make sure you subscribe. Here is the link to join https://www.remind.com/join/ps11af
Reporting Issues: When there are issues with a bus (lateness, lost items, etc.) you can call the bus company. You will need to provide them with your route number, our school's name, and borough. Here are the bus company's phone numbers.
- Routes 9018, 9073, 9194, 9451, 9487: SNT BUS (718)346-9600
- Routes 9224 & 9511: SNT BUS (718)828-5336
- Route n432: Hoyt Trans (718) 665-3019
- Route n433: Leesel Trans (718)881-1010
If you would like to file formal complaints against a bus route with the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). Here is their number: (718) 392-8855
Checking Delays: You can check for real-time bus delays here, it is listed on the OPT website as a resource for families.