P.S. 97 The Highlawn SCHool
1855 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Dear PS 97 families,
Welcome to an exciting 2020-2021 school year! As the principal of PS 97, I welcome you to our school. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with the highly qualified staff, the wonderful students, and the supportive families. As a parent, I know how much support our children need in their academic, social and emotional development. Here, at PS 97, we make every effort to help your children achieve academically and socially. It is our goal to create an enriched learning environment that engages and challenges each student. We are dedicated to providing our kids with high quality world-class education that will help them become leaders and citizens of the world.
Of course, in order to succeed, we need and welcome your support. We are committed to working with students and their families as a team. We encourage you to become active in the Parent Association and the School Leadership Team. It is a wonderful way for you to share ideas and to support the mission of the school. Please contact Lea Yingfong Mui, our Parent Coordinator, for more information.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know you during our many upcoming events and celebrations!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or meet me for a monthly "Breakfast with the Principal" to share your suggestions and aspirations for our school.
Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students. We thank you for your support and welcome you to the new school year!
Irina Cabello, Principal
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School Spirit Day Every Friday! Wear your PS 97 Gear!
The PTA has special gear for sale!
#PS97 Strong 2020
Masks & Clothing
Email the PTA for more info.
THE PTA is selling snacks at lunchtime: Only $1
Please see the PTA Info page for information about the upcoming elections!
Monday, April 5th
Back to school and remote learning :)
Thursday, April 8th
SLT Meeting @ 11:00am
Friday, April 9th
Parent Workshop @ 10:00am
Week of April 12th
"Favorite Things Week"
Thursday, April 15th
Breakfast with the Principal @ 10:00am
Friday, April 16th
Wear Your FAVORITE Pajamas Day!
Tuesday, April 20th
Science Family Fun Night
Grades 3, 4 & 5 @ 6:00pm
Thursday, April 22nd
Happy Earth Day!
PTA Meeting @ 6:00pm
Week of April 26th
Tuesday, April 27th
Science Family Fun Night
K, 1 & 2 @ 6:00pm
Thursday, April 29th
Citizen of the Month Ceremony
ELA State Exam Window
Grades 3, 4 & 5
April 19th through April 29th
Our school was approved for Model 2 (3 cohorts in 3 weeks cycle) with an exception made for students in 12:1:1 classrooms. Please see the Model 2 schedule below.
We will have 2 arrival times - 8:30am (grades 3-5) and 8:45am (grades K-2). We will also have 2 dismissal times - 1:45pm (grades 3-5) and 1:55pm (grades K-2).
Students in grades K-2 will have lunch in their classrooms at 11 am while students in grades 3-5 will have lunch in their classrooms at 12 pm.
Lunch will be during instructional time. Movement breaks will be provided throughout the day.
All students will be expected to follow the schedule while working remotely. Teachers will be teaching live lessons on Google Meet at designated times as well as providing group and individual support during scheduled periods. We will be using Google Classroom to share all assignments with students and PupilPath to share the grades. PS 97 Grading Policy 2020-2021 will be shared with families during the first week of school.
Please email us with any questions Contact Us
Please note that students in blended learning must submit a consent form to participate in random testing for COVID-19. The test is quick, easy, and painless, and it helps protect our school and broader communities--learn more on our website.
You can submit your consent for testing one of two ways:
Through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) under ‘Manage Account’, or
By completing and signing the consent form available here: COVID Testing Consent Form.
School Spirit Day Every Friday!
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