Principal's Updates


Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Town Hall Meeting 9/1/2021

Updates for Families 2021-22 School Year

Dear Families,

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer. This September, we are excited that we are able to welcome home our entire PS55 family. As you know, this situation is changing each day, but we did want to communicate the information that we know at this time, and let you know that we will continue to update you as the school year approaches. 

School Hours

  • 8:00-2:20 (arrival at 8:00am, dismissal at 2:20pm).

  • First day is September 13th. It will be a full day for everyone K-5. Pre-K will receive direct information from the teacher about their schedule. 


  • We are waiting for guidance from the DOE to see if it will be possible to allow students in before 8:00 to support working families. 

  • Students will enter just as they did last year- using all entrances around the entire building. Detailed instructions will be coming out soon. 

  • We will not be using "Stop and Drop". 

  • Expect that we will continue with health screenings and temperature checks on a daily basis. 


Class InformationInstruction will be in person- no remote option.

  • We are waiting for guidance about social distancing.

  • Currently, students will need to be 3 feet apart for instruction.

  • Students and staff will continue to wear masks. 

  • This will impact class assignments, so we are waiting before communicating to families. 


Stay In Touch

  • Please continue to check our website for updates (

  • Or email our Parent Coordinator, Michele Clark at:

  • As we get closer expect more updates and correspondence from us through our website and ROBO calls

Thank you,Paul Giordano, Asst. Principal PS55