Welcome to PS 64Q The Joseph P. Addabbo School

Principal's Community Welcome Back Letter

Sept. 1, 2021

Dear Families,

Welcome to school year 2021-2022! We hope that you had a wonderful summer and that everyone is staying safe and healthy! We are so excited to welcome you and your children back to full time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. 

As we begin another unusual school year, rest assured that the health and safety of our school community is our top priority! Below you will find some important information that will support you and your child with returning to school. As you know, all information is subject to change based on evolving guidance from NYC Department of Education and NYC Department of Health. With that considered, the information below is as of today, 9/1/2021. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

We will host a Virtual Family Town Hall on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 1:00pm, where we will review the information below and address any questions or concerns you may have. Please use this zoom link to attend our Virtual Family Town Hall on 9/10/2021 @ 1:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83012125149?pwd=elJjeUEwTHdkVUZlYmlwRW53TnlzZz09

                      Meeting ID: 830 1212 5149 Passcode: 703956

  • School Hours - The 2021-2022 School Year begins on Monday, September 13, 2021 for ALL students. Our regular school hours are from 8:00am - 2:20pm with staggered arrival and dismissal times.
  • Official Student Class - Your child’s class number for the 2021-2022 school year is available on your child's last report card. You may view your child’s report card at the new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) portal.
  • Emergency Blue Card - It is important that we have the most up to date information on file for your child. Please complete this Digital Emergency Blue Card by updating your child's information at https://www.operoo.com before the first day of school on Monday, September 13, 2021. If you need support with this, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator Ms. Jeiry Reyes.
  • Daily Health Screening - You will need to complete a Daily Health Screening for your child each day before arriving at school, https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/. You will sign-on and answer each question honestly for your child. You will receive a clearance screen to enter DOE Schools and Facilities which you must show the school for your child’s entry. Paper copies will be available, however we strongly encourage you to use the link provided. If your child is feeling ill, please keep them home and get tested as soon as possible. 
  • Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - All students, staff and visitors MUST wear a face mask when on school property (indoors and/or outdoors) regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available if needed for both children and adults. During lunchtime, masks will be removed so students can eat comfortably at a safe distance from one another. Additionally, hand sanitizer is available throughout the building as well as face shields if needed. 
  • Physical Distancing - We will be following the CDC recommendation of maintaining 3 feet of physical distance between students to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Lunch will take place in the cafeteria and classrooms maintaining 3 feet physical distance. 
  • COVID-19 Testing - We will continue to have regular COVID-19 testing twice a month for our unvaccinated student population. It is important that you provide consent for your child to participate in the testing program. You can fill out the testing consent form in your NYC Schools Account (NYSCA) or download a printable version at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting.  
  • School Year 2021-2022 Calendar - It is important that your child is in school every day. Here you will find the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year, please plan accordingly: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/doe-calendar-sy-21-22. 
  • DOE Commitment to Health and Safety - Our school is part of one school system, the Department of Education (DOE). At PS 64Q we adhere to the policies and guidance outlined by the DOE. 

**You can find additional health and safety information here: DOE Homecoming 2021 and on the infohub at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2021-22


We thank you again for your continued support, patience, and trust. We look forward to welcoming our students back in-person for an amazing school year beginning September 13, 2021! 


Elizabeth Mitchell



Regina Capowski

Assistant Principal

Important Links for Parents

 school links.pdf 


September 2021

Dear Parents,


Welcome Back! It has been such a joy to have our students back in the building. Over the past year, our school has made an effort to send all parent communication digitally. You will no longer receive hard copies of any school letters.


Please use the following links to access important updates about our school.

Daily Health Screening









Submit all contact info here.

Request a Student Device





PS 64 Instagram




Watch for photos of your children!

PS 64 Facebook





Please be sure to provide your child’s teacher with your most up to date email address for additional communication.

NYC DOE Health Screening


Please complete daily and show a screenshot prior to entering the school.

Consent for COVID-19 Testing Form

Families can complete the written form OR give consent in the NYC Students Account.

Consent to Test

ARRIVAL: Staggered for First Week of School


Arrival Procedures - For the first week of school ONLY(9/13/2021 - 9/17/2021), we will have a staggered start to ensure adequate time to support and welcome our students safely back to school, Please see chart below. Beginning on 9/20/2021, ALL students will begin school at 8:00am. 


Grades 4 & 5

Large Schoolyard/Gym
(Exits 6 & 7)


First week of school only

Beginning Sept 20 student will arrive at 8:00am

Grades 2 & 3

Large Schoolyard/Cafeteria
(Exits 6 & 7)


First week of school only

Beginning Sept 20 student will arrive at 8:00am

Grade 1 Main Lobby/Auditorium
(Exit 8)
Grade K

Small School Yard/Auditorium
(Exit 8)


First week of school only students report by assigned groups

Beginning Sept 20 all student will arrive at 8:00am

3K & PreK

Small Schoolyard/ Classrooms (Exit 10)



Dismissal Procedures - ALL students will be dismissed between 2:00pm - 2:20pm. Students will be dismissed ONLY to an adult that is listed on the Emergency Blue Card. Please see the chart below that outlines where your child will be dismissed:


3K & PreK

Small School Yard (Exit 10)


Grades K & 1

Large Schoolyard (Exits 6 & 7)


Grades 2 & 3

Large Schoolyard (Exits 6 & 7)

2:20pm Grade 4

Old Breakfast Doors (Exit 2) 

2:20pm Grade 5

Addabbo Doors (Exit 1)

Important Information


PS 64 Quick Links

PS 64Q School Uniform

Upcoming Events

  • Back to School Night - VIRTUAL

    Meet with your child's teacher to learn about the expectations for the school year.

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  • School Closed- Indigenous People's Day

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  • Election Day- REMOTE Asynchronous Instruction for all students

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  • Parent Teacher Conference Day: Early Dismissal

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  • School Closed- Veterans' Day

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Principal's Contact

Elizabeth Mitchell

82-01 101st Avenue
Queens, NY 11416

Tel:  718-845-8290
Fax:  718-848-0052

Parent Coordinator

Jeiry Reyes