All  A, B, and C Cohorts,
PS161Q has been classified to be near the "Yellow Zone" listed on the Queens Hot Spot Map.pdf.  PS161Q is very close to the yellow zone and maybe placed on the mandatory testing list, which means that staff and students in the building may be randomly tested. Last week, a the  Covid-Testing Parent Letter.pdf   and the Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form.pdf  was sent home. Please read the letter and form carefully, sign and return the completed form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. 
Additional information will follow. Rest assure that we have NO positive cases in the building at this time. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


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Arrival and Dismissal


  • Grades 1- 3
    • Entrance on 125th Street thru the back main lobby doors.
    • 2nd and 3rd grade 8:20am
    • 1st grade at 8:30am
    • Students will receive temperature scan and then 1st and 2nd grade will be directed up main stairs to sit outside 6 ft apart outside of their assigned rooms.
  • Grades 4-5 and all Bussing students
    • Entrance on 124th Street thru the main lobby doors.
    • 5th grade at 8:15am
    • 4th grade at 8:20am
    • Students will receive temperature scan and then be directed up main stairs to the appropriate floor and assigned classroom.
  • Pre-K & Kindergarten
    • Entrance on 124th Street at Kindergarten Playground Area (entrance thru school’s small parking lot) room door 142
    • Kindergarten at 8:30am
    • Pre-K at 8:35am
      • Students will receive temperature scan and then K will be escorted upstairs to the 2nd floor assigned classrooms. Pre-K will be escorted to the Pre-K classroom.


  • Pre- K & Kindergarten dismissed at 1:50pm – Kindergarten Playground Area (entrance at school’s small parking lot on 124th street)
  • Grades 1-3 dismissed at 1:55pm 125th Street back doors Dismissal takes place in the small yard near the jungle gym.
    • 1st grade – against the school building near main lobby doors in the small yard 125th street entrance
    • 2nd grade – tower doors (small yard 125th street)
    • 3rd grade – against school building near the outdoor classroom in the small yard 125th street entrance
  • Grades 4-5 dismissed at 2:00 pm – 124th Street
    • Dismissal takes place from the main entrance on 124th Street


  • Please make every effort to pick up your child on time at the designated exiting doors.
  • Upon dismissal, please immediately vacate the area to allow other students and parents to pick up and leave safely while socially distancing.
  • Write a note, your child’s teachers or call the office 718-441-5493 regarding any special arrangements at dismissal.
  • Please ensure a speedy and safe exit. Please wear a mask, socially distance and please do NOT double park.