safety

Public School 174
William Sidney Mount

65-10 Dieterle Crescent
Rego Park, New York 11374
718 897-7006
Ps174.org


Karin Kelly, Principal
Kerstin Kobetitsch, A.P.

 

Q174 Safety Meeting Agenda & Minutes - September 8, 2017 (Click here to download)


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School Safety Meeting Dates for 2017/2018

- September 8

- October 13

- November 10

- December 8

- January 12

- February 2

- March 9

- April 13

- May 11

- June 1

* This is a Town Hall, open forum where parents are invited to attend.

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Safety Alert! Safety Alert!

Parents Driving to School
“Please be patient and careful!”

Dear Parent,

Driving has been an ongoing concern for the PS 174 community.

The safety of our children is everyone's concern and everyone's responsibility.

Remember:

  • To ease the flow of traffic---
Please consider Dierterle Crescent as "one way" street. For example, from 65th Drive turn onto Dieterle Crescent at the flag pole / crossing guard onto the front of the school.
  • The front entrance is not a student entrance.
All students enter at the door closest to the school yard. School aides and staff will be at the door for bus students and walkers to enter.
  • Buses drop off students on Dieterle
Cars may line up behind buses – but please refrain from passing the buses or making a U-Turn. It is better for parents to park nearby and walk a block or two to cross the street.
  • Please be a considerate neighbor - never double-park; never beep your horns.


Remember, traffic tickets will be given for unsafe and illegal driving habits.
Always
keep crosswalk clear, pulling up to the curb; never drive onto the sidewalk.

Please escort your child to and from the school door. It is unsafe for children to run across the street to and from the car. Our breakfast is served every day from 7:40. Please come a few minutes early to drop off your child and to ease congestion.

Remember, each one of us will make a difference in safety.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


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Dear School Community:

In February 2011, New York City announced a comprehensive plan to increase the energy efficiency and environmental quality of NYC schools. An important aspect of the plan is to address polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) present in many fluorescent lighting fixtures installed in our school buildings between 1950 and 1978. The program includes the replacement of all T-12 fluorescent lamps with magnetic ballasts and older high intensity discharge (HID) lighting which may have contained PCBs.

Our building contains HID lighting fixtures, but does not have other fixtures that may contain PCBs. HID lights are located in very limited portions of our building – the auditorium and the gym.. The DOE is replacing all HID fixtures installed before 1980 unless construction records verify that these fixtures were replaced. All of the replacements are scheduled for change and will be completed well before the end date of December 31, 2016.

While we understand concerns regarding the presence of materials containing PCBs in the school building, the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has advised that, based on a pilot study of DOE schools, there is no immediate health concern and that health effects from long term exposure to the air in school buildings are unlikely to occur at the PCB levels seen in the NYC schools. Please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/epi/pcb.pdf for more information on PCBs and to address any questions about health concerns

Sincerely,

Karin Kelly Principal


Safety Drills for All New York City Public Schools

General Response Protocol (GRP)


Dear Parents:

           I am writing to inform you that our school will be implementing protocols that will focus on emergency preparedness in all NYC Public Schools. Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. Drills are conducted throughout the year to prepare our staff and students, and make improvements in emergency planning.  

           Under the General Response Protocol (GRP), every school will be conducting drills designed to help prepare all school communities for three different types of response to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown. Training has begun and will continue for staff and students throughout the year conducted by our school safety administrator, Assistant Principal Mrs. O’Connor and our school safety liaison, Mrs. Hammer. Refresher lessons will also be conducted throughout the school year by each of the classroom teachers.  

           You are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources that are available to keep families informed if there is an emergency at a school. As you know our school uses the automated telephone system, Global Connect, and it is important for all families to provide updated Emergency Contact Cards to us to keep on file in our main office. This includes providing information indicating phone numbers, and the names of adults who the school may release children to in an emergency. Please know that “all numbers” will only be used in an emergency and not for routine announcements.

           Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/) to receive information about emergency events, and may call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency. Please email any questions you have to our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Hui at LHui2@schools.nyc.gov.

 Sincerely,  
 Principal K. Kelly


 

Safety Alert!
Parents Driving to School
Snow, ice and winter weather effect arrivals
Please be patient and careful

January 31, 2014

Dear Parent,

Driving has been an ongoing concern for the PS 174 community.

The safety of our children is everyone's concern and everyone's responsibility.

Remember:

* To ease the flow of traffic---
Please consider Dierterle Crescent as "one way" street. For example, from 65th Drive turn onto Dieterle Crescent at the flag pole / crossing guard onto the front of the school.

* The front entrance is not a student entrance.
All students enter at the door closest to the school yard. School aides and staff will be at the door for bus students and walkers to enter.

* Buses drop off students on Dieterle
Cars may line up behind buses – but please refrain from passing the buses or making a U-Turn. It is better for parents to park nearby and walk a block or two to cross the street.

* Please be a considerate neighbor - never double-park; never beep your horns.

Remember, traffic tickets will be given for unsafe and illegal driving habits.
Always keep crosswalk clear, pulling up to the curb; never drive onto the sidewalk.

Please escort your child to and from the school door. It is unsafe for children to run across the street to and from the car. Our breakfast is served every day from 7:40. Please come a few minutes early to drop off your child and to ease congestion.

Remember, each one of us will make a difference in safety.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Karin Kelly

Principal

Public School 174 William Sidney Mount

65-10 Dieterle Crescent

Rego Park, NY 11501


Our School Safety Committee meets monthly as follows:


Dates for the 2014-2015

Safety Meetings are as follows:

Tuesday afternoons from 2:35-3:15.

September 16, 2014
October 21, 2014
November 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
January 13, 2014
February 10, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 14, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 9, 2014

List of tentative dates for Fire Drills, Bus Drills and Lockdowns to be followed.

The Safety meeting dates are scheduled in September and are included in our School Safety Plan. Each school must have a School Safety Plan that is revised each year and approved by the NYPD.

*This meeting is and open forum and the Committee welcomes all members of the PS 174 School Community to attend.

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