ARRIVAL: What time is morning drop-off and where?

Arrival supervision begins at 8:00AM, in the playground. School begins at 8:20AM.

Fair Weather Days:

Students meet in the playground or courtyard at 8:00AM. At 8:19AM, a signal is given for students to line up in a designated area:

  • Grades K-1 line up in the Ron Brown playground
  • Grades 2-6 line up in the courtyard

Inclement Weather Days: 

  • Grade K gathers in the mini-gym (kindergarten students should be dropped off at the 94th street entrance)
  • Grades 1-6 gather in the cafeteria (students should be dropped off at the 95th street entrance and sit at their designated lunch table)
DEPARTURE: What time is afternoon pick-up and where?

School ends at 2:50PM

  • Students will be dismissed from a designated area in the playground, dropped off at Hawk's Nest or escorted to the bus
  • Sixth grade students will be dismissed on their own from their classrooms
  • If you do not pick up your child, he or she will be taken to Hawk's Nest, located in the basement. You can pick up your child there. 
What do I do if I need to change my child's dismissal plan?

For your child's safety, if you need to make changes to the dismissal plan for the day, email the main office at hccs-hces@hccs.hunter.cuny.edu or fax an official note with the dismissal changes to 212-772-6693.

What are the main phone numbers or email addresses I should use to reach the school?
School Office Director - Lisa Siegmann 646-963-6341
Principal - Dawn Roy 212-860-8778
Assistant Principal - Eric Adisa 646-963-6345
Administrative Assistant - Sade Gonzalez 212-860-1291
Administrative Assistant - Diana Rodriguez 212-860-1292
Office Fax 212-772-6693
HCES Counseling Office 212-860-1295
Nurse 212-860-1298
School Bus Cell 917-443-2883
Public Safety Main Lobby 212-860-1264
SNT Bus Dispatch 718-838-5336 / 718-838-4841 / 718-346-9600
*Please visit the HCES website to determine which
phone number to use for your child’s bus route.
Important Safety Contacts:
NYPD 19th Precinct 212-452-0600
HCCS Public Safety 212-860-1264
LUNCH: Where can I find the menu?

HCES offers the K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu from the NYC School Foods Service.

January 2018 menu

February 2018 menu

March 2018 menu

You can view all the K-8 Alternative Lunch menus here: SchoolFood website

Who do I contact if my child is absent?

Please contact your child's teacher directly if your child is absent. Absence from school may be excused for the following reasons: (1) illness, (2) bereavement, (3) religious observances, (4) school sponsored activities. Documentation for reasons 1-3 may be sent electronically or on paper to the classroom teacher by the end of day on which the child returns to school. If documentation is received after the date of absence, the absence will be considered unexcused. See the Parent Handbook for more details.

Have other questions that you think should be listed here? Email us at info@hcespta.org