PS 333 Parent Handbook 22-23

Thank you to all the parents that helped revised the PS 333 Parent Handbook!

A copy was sent home with your child. Please see the PDF below for a new update on page 15-page 16. 


 UPDATE PARENT Handbook 22-23 10 7 22.pdf 

Principal's Book of the Month

November 2022


Still a Family

By Brenda Reeves Sturgis

A little girl and her parents have lost their home and must live in a homeless shelter. Even worse, due to a common shelter policy, her dad must live in a men’s shelter, separated from her and her mom. Despite these circumstances, the family still finds time to be together. They meet at the park to play hide-and-seek, slide on slides, and pet puppies. While the young girl wishes for better days when her family is together again under a roof of their very own, she continues to remind herself that they’re still a family even in times of separation.


Principal's Book of the Month 22-23



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Remember to wear your uniform every day!

Navy Blue tops and Grey Bottoms!


In Building School Day Schedule

School Hours

Breakfast Grades K-5  @7:25 - 7:55am  Monday- Friday (Door 5)

School starts: 8:00 a.m. (NO EARLY ARRIVAL) 

School day ends: 2:20 pm 

Arrival@ 8:00am

  • 3-K/ PreK: Annex Entrance (Rogers Place) 
  • K-5  (School  Yard)

Dismissal @ 2:20pm:

Grades K-5 in the big yard in designated areas. 

3K- PreK - Door near stairs in the school yard (Rogers Place) 


7:25am - 7:55 am 

Lunch Schedule:

10:35 am - 11:25pm     3K & Pre-K (In the classroom)

10:40 am -11:30am       Kindergarten, 1st grade 

11:35 am- 12:25 pm        2nd, 3rd grade 

12:30 pm-1:20 pm          4th grade, 5th grade

Stay Informed!

  • Electronic Policy and Chancellor’s Regulation A-413/ Política electrónica y Disposición del Canciller A-413

    Dear Parents/Guardians of PS 333 The Longwood Academy of Discovery,

    PS 333 The Longwood Academy of Discovery Electronic Policy and Chancellor’s Regulation A-413

    As per the Chancellor’s Regulations, the use of cell phones, iPods, IPads, and other communication and electrical devices are prohibited during instructional time unless specifically designated by the teacher (8:00 am – 2:50 pm). Devices which are seen or heard in school will be confiscated. If school personnel confiscates a cell phone, iPod, IPad, or other communication device, a letter will be sent home with the student informing the parent. Confiscated items will only be returned to the parent.

    Confiscated devices can be picked up from school administration by appointment only.

    We understand the need of parents to maintain contact with their children both before and after school. Yet, it is the responsibility of parents to review these procedures with their children and it is the responsibility of students to ensure that their cell phones remain off during the course of the day. In the event that you need to get in contact with your child, please call the school office or parent coordinator. You may NOT call your child’s phone during school hours 8:00 am – 2:50 pm.


    PS 333 La Academia de Descubrimiento de Longwood Política electrónica y Disposición del Canciller A-413

    De acuerdo con las Regulaciones del Canciller, el uso de teléfonos celulares, iPods, iPad y otros dispositivos de comunicación y eléctricos están prohibidos durante el tiempo de instrucción, a menos que el maestro lo designe específicamente (8:00 am - 2:50 pm). Los dispositivos que se vean o escuchen en la escuela serán confiscados. Si el personal de la escuela confisca un teléfono celular, iPod, iPad u otro dispositivo de comunicación, se enviará una carta a casa con el estudiante informándole a los padres. Los artículos confiscados solo se devolverán a los padres.

    Los dispositivos confiscados se pueden recoger  de la administracion de la escuela con una cita.

    Entendemos la necesidad de los padres de mantener contacto con sus hijos antes y después de la escuela. Sin embargo, es responsabilidad de los padres revisar estos procedimientos con sus hijos y es responsabilidad de los estudiantes asegurarse de que sus teléfonos celulares permanezcan apagados durante el transcurso del día. En caso de que necesite ponerse en contacto con su hijo/a, llame a la oficina de la escuela o al coordinador de padres. NO puede llamar al teléfono de su hijo/a durante el horario escolar de 8:00 am a 2:50 pm.


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  • Covid Updates

    Messages for Families

    Update for Families on COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies: March 4, 2022

    Our “Stay Safe, Stay Open” plan has succeeded in allowing us to keep New York City public schools open and remain among the safest places for young people to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. As our schools did their part in reducing transmission rates, so have New Yorkers as a whole. We are pleased to announce that as a result, we will be implementing changes in our current COVID-19 health and safety policies in our schools in accordance with the latest guidance.

    Mask Policy Updates

    We are pleased to announce that, face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Monday, March 7.

    To maintain the safety of our staff and students, we will continue to practice strict COVID-19 protocols, including increased ventilation, a daily health screening, and test kit distribution. Mask-wearing will become optional indoors, outside, and on school buses. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask may continue to do so, and your child may request a mask from their school if they need one.

    The indoor mask mandate is still active for LYFE, EarlyLearn (Infants & Toddlers), 3-K, Pre-K, and 4410 classrooms. Children two years old and older and all staff and visitors in these classrooms, must continue to wear a face covering indoors. Since children under the age of five are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, face coverings remain our strongest defense against COVID-19 for our youngest learners.

    In addition, any staff member or student in grades Kindergarten or higher returning on Day 6 following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or after having COVID-19 symptoms without testing is still required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times on school property through Day 10.

    Masks are strongly recommended for any staff member or student who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous 10 days. Mask wearing is still required in medical rooms and nurses’ offices, as well as in School Based Health Centers. Nurses will have masks on hand for anyone entering who may need one.

    Social Distancing

    There are no requirements for social distancing in public spaces, including classrooms, cafeterias and auditoriums.

    Visitor Policy

    Visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination and complete the daily health screening ( external link)) before entering a DOE building.


    As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, you can make an appointment for vaccination at external link) or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status. We thank you for your continued partnership.

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Vision Statement/ Declaración de la Visión

At the Longwood Academy of Discovery all members of our school community are empowered to reach their full potential. Our learning environment is a safe, equitable, nurturing, and a culturally responsive space that values diversity, social emotional well-being, self advocacy and independence. 

En la escuela Longwood Academy of Discovery, todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar están empoderados para alcanzar su máximo potencial. Nuestro ambiente de aprendizaje es un espacio seguro, equitativo, enriquecedor y culturalmente receptivo que valora la diversidad, el bienestar socioemocional, los derechos y la independencia por si mismo.