Reminders From The Principal

  P.S. 212 Principal’s Message


Dear Families,

Welcome back!  I hope this will be an exciting and fantastic school year! I trust that  you have had  a terrific summer break and that your child is happy to be joining us on September 7th, 2023.  I am committed to providing care and dedication to offering the best possible learning experience for your child.  I truly hope that PS 212 will help them make the happiest school memories!  Please visit for the most up to date school information by Sept. 2, 2023 and to view our dismissal and arrival information.

Today, I am writing to share helpful information to make the opening days of school run smoothly.  If you need your child’s classroom information contact or 347-563-4628 (between 7 am and 3 pm weekdays) and she will share the classroom number with you. You should have received a tag or index card with your child’s report card or by mail.  The card indicates your child’s new Sept. 2023 classroom number.  Please have your child bring this with them on September 7th, 2023 and show the staff member greeting them at the doors. 

 2023-24 School hours are 8:00 am- 2:20 pm

Hot Breakfast in the cafeteria is offered daily beginning at 7:30 am. Please use the main doors on Bay 49th for early drop off from 7:30 am - 7:50 am. Doors will not be open before 7:30 am and early drop off is not available to Pre K students. Pre- K students eat breakfast in their classroom daily.

Regular arrival doors open for all students at 7:50 am and will close by 8:10 am.  Children will be marked late at 8:15 am and receive a late pass from the main lobby security desk area.  Parents must escort their child to the lobby for a late pass.

All guests and visitors who enter the building for any reason must enter through the main lobby and show ID.  We do anticipate that as part of the new NYCDOE program this Fall we will receive a camera and front door lock system. At that point, all visitors  must contact the office or our parent coordinator to make an appointment to visit the school or to pick up a child early.

 Morning Arrival

Grades K-5 breakfast will be offered beginning at 7:30 am (main doors) for students.  We no longer offer “grab and go” breakfast in the classroom program. Students will be expected to finish their “hot” breakfast between 7:30 am and 8:15 am (in the cafeteria- please have your child arrive on time). Pre K students begin at 8:00 am and will eat breakfast/lunch in the classroom everyday as part of their school program.

School doors open daily for all students between 7:50 am and 7:55 am. Please supervise your child before doors open.  If your child arrives early they should enter through the main doors and join our breakfast program.

 Exit 10 - Small school yard: Students in Pre K to grade 2

Children will receive assistance walking in and up the stairs to the auditorium. Our staff will help them find their class. For the safety of our school community adults/Parents are not permitted to enter the building during arrival time.

Exit 2 - Large school yard area: Grade 3-5

Students will walk directly up to their class with staff supervision in stairwells and hallways beginning at 7:55 am. Please be sure that children in grades 3-5 know their classroom number on day one! Please check their June report card for this information or contact the school office. 


Please indicate who will pick up your child on the Blue Card. Only those 18 and older can pick-up students. Blue cards will be sent home on day one and must be returned on day two!  Please review the 2023 arrival and dismissal map at  Teachers will dismiss directly from the door to a parent or guardian listed on the Blue Card (rain or shine).  Dismissal begins at 2:05 for Pre-K and 2:10 for all other grades. Dismissal ends at 2:19 pm.

A “Permission to Walk Home” slip is available for students in grades 3-5 and must be signed by day one if you wish your child to walk home on 9/7/23.  Older siblings are not permitted to pick up children in Pre-K to 2. 

In grades 3-5, please write a note on the first day of school to the teacher if you wish your child to walk home on September 7. 2023. Contact 718 266-4841/ or Parent Coordinator Cell Phone: 347-563-4628 with concerns or changes needed for dismissal.  Notices of any changes must be sent in writing to or to your child’s teacher by 1:30 pm. 

 Thank you for your cooperation and I look forward to partnering with you and providing an outstanding educational experience for your child!  

Rina Horne, Principal

See you on September 7th!

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