Policies

Uniform Policy

Parents, please look over the NYCDOE uniform policy by clicking the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Trina Jacobs, Parent Coordinator (718)263-4004 or tjacobs6@schools.nyc.gov

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/42CFDBE5-6C8F-41C1-807C-FB77B971BA29/0/A665.pdf

Suggested retail Providers

Cookies Uniform Store 166-21 Jamaica Ave (718) 291-7700

Old Navy 159-18 Jamaica Ave. (718) 297-2511

Target 4024 College Point Blvd. (347) 532-9942

Cookies Uniform Store offers 10% off when you use the code PS165 in the store or online. Please note there are many options available online as well. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Trina Jacobs, Parent Coordinator (718)263-4004 or tjacobs6@schools.nyc.gov

Cell Phone Policy

Dear Parents/Guardians of Our PS 165Q Students,

The Department of Education (DOE) has a policy for the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in school. At PS 165Q, we honor the DOE’s suggestions, and we have decided what would be in the best interest of the students in our Pre-k to Grade 5 school.

We recognize technology has become integral in our everyday world. Students currently have access to DOE laptops and iPads in our school. The following policy will be in effect:

The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the restrictions below.

Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination.

Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.

Use of cell phones, computing devices, portable music and entertainment systems and other electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is governed by State Education Department Rules.

Cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

Cell phones, personal laptops, tablets, iPads, and other computer devices (“computing devices”), portable music, entertainment and other electronic devices are also subject to the restrictions below:

Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property.

Cell phones must be carried in a secure compartment in a student’s backpack. Backpacks will remain in the student’s classroom closet throughout the day. These closets are never locked. Cell phones must be powered off until the student is off school property at the end of the day.

Personal computing devices and other portable music, entertainment and other electronic devices may not be turned on or used while on school property.

Personal computing devices and other portable music, entertainment and other electronic devices must be carried in a secure compartment in a student’s backpack. Backpacks will remain in the student’s classroom closet throughout the day. These closets are never locked. The devices must be powered off until the student is off school property at the end of the day.

Allowing a child to bring a cell phone to school is a personal family decision and it is not the responsibility of the school or school staff if a cell phone is lost, damaged or stolen.

If a child violates the above policy, it will result in confiscation of the electronic device. The parent/guardian will be contacted and the device will be returned by an administrator, and only to parent/guardian.

Thank you for your cooperation as we encourage high student achievement in our structured, supportive environment.

Thank you,

Tiffany Davis-Nealy

Principal