Back to School Information
Welcome Back Families to P.S. 52 Magnet School for Innovation, Exploration & Engineering
Welcome to P.S. 52 Magnet School for Innovation, Exploration and Engineering. Our school day for PK through 5th Grades is 8:20 am until 2:40 pm.
- Arrival and dismissal for grades Kindergarten through 5th Grades is in the school yard. The entrance to the yard is on 146th Drive.
- Arrival and dismissal for Pre-K is through the blue door next to the yard on 146th Drive
The first day of school for students is Thursday, September 8, 2022. Students will meet their classroom teachers in the school yard at 8:20 am. We will have school staff on-site to assist you with your needs, including transportation.
We are excited to have your child join our P.S. 52 family, and look forward to an amazing 2022-2023 School Year!
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NYC DOE Back to School Messgage
On September 8, 2022, we will welcome students back to New York City public schools for the first day of the 2022-23 school year. We are so excited to begin this journey together. Over the course of the next year, we look forward to helping our City’s children learn and grow, academically and socially. The first step is ensuring that students and families have the tools they need for a strong start and continued success this school year.
On this page, you will find important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, support services for students and families, and more.
Check out our Back to School Checklist for helpful tips on preparing your child for a great start to the new year!
- Make sure your contact information is up-to-date – sign in to your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)(Open external link). Don’t have an account? Learn how to get started at New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).
- Fill out important health forms. Does your child need medication or treatments provided during the school day? Learn more about Health Services in schools.
- Download a printable copy of the 2022-23 school year calendar.
- Find contact information for your child’s school with the Find a School(Open external link) tool.
- Complete necessary immunizations.
- Learn about COVID-19 health and safety in schools.
Have Questions? We Have Answers!
- Questions about special education services, resources, and programs? Visit Special Education to learn more.
- Did you know that NYC public schools provide free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to all students? Visit School Food to learn more and see monthly menus.
- How is your child getting to school this year? For information on school transportation, including student eligibility for bus service or free MetroCards, check out the Transportation Guide for Families. For more detailed information about the different types of school transportation available and your rights, visit Transportation Overview.
Know Your Rights
- Did you know that students and families are entitled to certain rights and services within New York City public schools? As valued members of our school communities, it’s important that you Know Your Rights.
- New York City public schools speak your language! Learn more about how to get help with important documents or in communicating with your child’s school or our offices in languages other than English—let’s say Hello!
- Help shape our children’s educational future. This is an election year for New York City’s Education Councils, which consist of volunteer parents who help shape policies and priorities for New York City schools. There are 32 Community Education Councils (CECs) and 4 Citywide Councils. The 32 CECs offer parents an opportunity to get involved in their child’s school district, by running for office or voting for parents they support. If your child is in pre-K through grade 8 in a public, non-charter school, you can run for the CEC in that district. Parent members are elected by all parents in the district.
Digital Learning and Technology Help
- For information about technological devices provided by NYC schools, common online applications and platforms, DOE student accounts, digital citizenship, free software and more, visit Digital Learning.
- Having trouble? Get help with school accounts, software, and devices on the NYC Schools technology Support Hub(Open external link).
Outside the Classroom
- Want to know more about afterschool programs available near you? Local schools partner with community-based organizations to provide afterschool care on-site and nearby. Contact your child’s school for information about specific programs available at your location, and visit the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s After School(Open external link) web page to learn more about free afterschool programs offered by the City.
- Will your student have a part-time job during the school year? Per New York State law, all students between the ages of 14 and 17 must get Working Papers (or Employment Certification) in order to work.
Please be sure to check out the NYC DOE website for the most up-to-date information.
NYC School District 29
Welcome to Community School District 29!
We are a vibrant and diverse community of students, families, and staff. District 29 spans several communities in Southeast Queens and consists of 21 K-5, 7 K-8, and 7 middle schools. Our motto is “D29shines and Wins” because we acknowledge and celebrate the brilliance and genius of every student. We shine as a district when our students shine. With this in mind, we invest in our students by investing in the professional growth of our school leaders and teachers. District 29 is a learning community that empowers families through family academies and school-based workshops that provide families resources to support our students’ academic and social- emotional growth. We believe in providing families with multiple platforms and opportunities to communicate with our district to ensure that we include and incorporate our families’ voices.
District 29 shines by striving for excellence in every school community. In D29 we strongly believe that all students will meet and exceed grade level expectations when we provide them the academic and social emotional learning tools and skill sets to problem solve and think critically. To achieve our goal of improving academic outcomes of every learner, we focused on the following buckets aligned to the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework and the Chancellor’s Priorities:
Address Disproportionality Develop and Strengthen a Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environment Develop People Empower Families
In D29 we further recognize the importance of assessing and monitoring student learning in order to identify our students’ strengths and align instructional practices to meet students’ academic and social emotional learning needs. To that end, we operationalized the following theory of change:
“If District 29 leaders and teachers regularly monitor student learning to make instructional decisions that meet the needs of all learners, and consistently provide real time actionable feedback that support changes in behavior, practice and mindset, so that all students access grade level curriculum expectations, then D29 schools will address the disproportionate gap in student achievement for students with disabilities and English Language learners while improving outcomes for all students”
District 29 has strong partnerships with community organizations. Thanks to our collaborations with the Community Education Council, Presidents’ Council, and Community Based Organizations, and elected officials, District 29 schools have access to resources to support both students and families. To highlight a few examples of the impact of our collaboration with the larger community, our students have benefited from participation in the My Brothers and Sisters’ Keeper initiative as well aa an NAACP/DELL partnership.
Please be sure to check out D29 Shines website for the most up-to-date information.
Beginning of Year School Forms
This year the NYC DOE and P.S. 52 Magnet School for Innovation, Exploration & Engineering will be using parent/guardian contact information from your NYCSCA Portal.
The new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal will allow you to:
- See your students grades, test scores and more in My Student
- Take classes in Parent University
- Report bullying
- Access forms for your child
- Reset your child's DOE account password
- Access SupportHub
We strongly encourage all of our families to make sure they set up their NYSCA account and have the most up-to-date contact information. Your contact informaiton will allow you to send and receive messages to your child's teacher, as well as other school staff.