PS 9’s Learning Environment Survey

The NYC School Survey Report shares parent, student, and teacher responses to the NYC School Survey. In this year’s report, survey questions are organized and reported as they relate to the six elements of the Rigorous Instruction, Supportive Environment, Collaborative Teachers, Effective School Leadership, Strong Family Community Ties, and Trust. The information captured in this report is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. Taking the time to reflect on our school’s strengths and areas for growth is an important step in improving the teaching and learning environment in our schools. Please share, discuss, and reflect upon your school’s report and use the information as you plan together for the continued success of your school. Carmen Fariña Chancellor

Click here to view PS 9’s report:

http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2015-16/Survey_2016_R009.pdf

School Meals Application

The DOE is pleased to announce that lunch is now completely free for all students in every NYC public school.  We need your help to make this program a success.  All parents regardless of income must still complete a School Meals Form to give our school access to federal funding for this program and others.
You may access the School Meals application here School Meals Application.
If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for this school year or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. The DOE will follow up with information on how to get your refund in the coming weeks.

 

Excellence in School Wellness Award

Congratulations to PS 9 for achieving the “Silver” Excellence in School Wellness Award!

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s Excellence in School Wellness Award was created to recognize elementary schools for their efforts in creating a healthy school environment as a means to promote child health and improve academic achievement. The focus of the award is to highlight school policies and practices that will encourage healthier behaviors within our communities.

Last year, PS 9 achieved the “Bronze” Award and this year, we have improved our school wellness practices to achieve the “Silver” Award. (Side note: last year, no other school on Staten Island achieved the silver level).

A HUGE thank you to the administration and staff at PS 9 for implementing school programs that promote health and wellness- especially in the areas of Physical Education, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Wellness and Mental Health.

For more information on the criteria to achieve the Excellence in School Wellness Award, click HERE.