Parent Teacher Association
Families you can make a difference in your children’s education and our school community by being active members of the QHST Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA is a primary vehicle for parents to get involved in their children’s schools. Through PA/PTAs, they can network, exchange ideas, solve school concerns, and affect school policy and budget decisions with teachers, school leaders, and other parents.
NYC School Accounts
NYC Schools Account is a web-based application that lets you to see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet. The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s attendance, grades, test scores, Fitnessgram results, enrollment history, and schedule.
PupilPath allows parents and students to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, schedules, assignment due dates and grades, graduation eligibility, and more. This is a convenient tool for both parents and students to keep up with class work and track student performance. PupilPath is also available in Google Play and the Apple App Store.
A Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools, has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools. The pupose of the guide is to provides families with useful, easy-to-read information on academic expectations, school and district-level supports, and tips for encouraging their children academically and emotionally. The guide is available and translated into the NYCDOE’s nine covered languages.
Parents Bill of Rights
Each child’s maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community. To foster active engagement between parents and schools, parents have certain rights and responsibilities
The Morning Bell
The NYC Department of Education is proud to announce that parents, students, and educators now have a new way to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from the New York City public schools.
Introducing the DOE’s new official blog, The Morning Bell. Featuring news, tips, and profiles of the students, educators, staff, and programs at work in City schools, The Morning Bell keeps readers up-to-date about the exciting things happening inside our classrooms every day.
Apply for IDNYC
IDNYC is the City’s free municipal ID card available to all NYC residents ages 14 and up. The IDNYC card is widely accepted as proof of identity and residency by City agencies, including DOE and NYPD. Cardholders get discounts for movie tickets, live performances, and sports events, as well as free one-year memberships at 40 cultural institutions, including any public library in the City.
Enroll for Notify NYC
New York City has created a dedicated emergency notification office operating out of NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM). Notify NYC staff work in NYCEM Watch Command, where they constantly monitor emergency activity in New York City and the metropolitan area. The goal for Notify NYC is to provide the information you want to receive, the way you want to receive it.
Who You Can Speak To In Our School
All the staff at your school work together to support your child’s academic, emotional, and social growth. There are some school staff members who you may talk to regularly—but many others also play important roles in your child’s education. Learn more about some of these important people at your school and when to seek their support.
- Principal: Leads and oversees all school staff and students. Speak with your principal if you have concerns that cannot be resolved through your child’s teacher, parent coordinator, or other school staff member.
- Assistant Principal: Helps the principal oversee school programs, academics, student support, and discipline. Larger schools may have multiple assistant principals.
- Guidance Counselor: Provides students with social and emotional support and academic guidance. Speak with the guidance counselor about your child’s academic schedule and classes, and college and career planning.
- Safety Agent: Ensures student and staff safety; monitors and signs in school visitors. The safety agent is a member of the Police Department.
- Parent Coordinator: Provides information to families about school services and programs, helps answer families’ questions and concerns, and arranges translation services. Speak with your parent coordinator if you cannot resolve a concern with your child’s teacher.
- School Nurse: Responds to and cares for student medical needs at school. Speak with the nurse if your child requires medication or treatment during the school day.
- Paraprofessional: Works alongside educators or therapists to provide students with special education services and Section 504 plans (accommodations that support learning).
- Teacher: Answers questions about a child’s academics and grades, as well as behavioral, social, and emotional growth. The teacher is a family’s first and primary point of contact; check in regularly to ensure your child’s success in school.