PS/IS 48

School Hours

 Student drawing of a dragon 

Please remember that school hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. Monday - Friday.

The breakfast program begins from 7:30 a.m.

NYCID, SONYC and COMPASS after school programs runs until 6:00 p.m.

It is of the utmost importance that your child arrives to school on time & is picked up on time.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

 Student artwork of flowers 

Arrival Procedures

Pre-K – Parents/Guardians must escort students to their classroom.

Kindergarten and Class 208- Early Childhood Yard Door, enter on Venice Ave.   Staff will escort your child from the door to their line up spot in the gymnasium, a few feet from the door. Those students eating breakfast will remain in the cafeteria and will be escorted to their classrooms at 8:00am. Kindergarten students line-up in the Gymnasium.

Grades 2, 3 and Class 317 – Gymnatorium

Grades 1, 4, 5 and Class 408 - Gym

Grades 6-8 – Large schoolyard

Dismissal Procedures:

Pre-K – Parents/Guardians must pick up students from their classroom.

Kindergarten and Class 208 - Will be dismissed to the small schoolyard (enter on Venice Ave.) Parents wait outside the gate.

Grades 1 and 2  - Will be dismissed through Exit 1 (front of the building)  Parents will wait in the schoolyard by their child’s designated spot.  Class numbers with teacher names will be posted on the fence.

New This Year  Grade 3 and Class 317 - Will be dismissed through Exit 7 (Targee St.)   

Grades 4, 5 and Class 408 - Will be dismissed through Exit 3 (Richmond Rd.)

Grades 6, 7, 8:  Will be dismissed through Exit 4 (Richmond Rd.)


Safety Tips:

Please utilize the Stop & Drop (Entrance on Richmond Road – first driveway) for morning drop off.  Gates will close promptly at 8:00 am.

Students should only cross the street at the corners of Venice Ave and Targee Street, and Richmond Road and Spring Street.

Never cross in the middle of the street.

Always exit the car on the curb side of the street.

Please do not double or triple park.

Please do not block driveways.

Please do not park in the staff parking lot.

Drive slowly and cautiously, you never know when a child decides to run into the street.

If children are waiting at the corner please allow them to cross the street safely.

Move your car promptly if you are asked to move your car by a school staff member, remember their primary concern is the safety of all children.

Proper Attire

   PS/IS 48 Physical Education T-Shirt

The School Leadership Team is happy to announce the school spirit/uniform policy for the upcoming school year.  While our school does not have a mandatory uniform policy, we encourage our students to wear spirit wear as often as possible. We would like all students to wear PS/IS 48 gear each Friday that is not designated a special school spirit day.  

Our students will have a variety of options to choose from.  While our uniform policy is not mandated we encourage them to wear their PS/IS 48 uniform and be proud to show their school spirit!

Option 1:

The seasonal PS/IS 48 Spirit Wear Shop from Wicked Stitches, offers our new line of school spirit apparel. Parents have the option to pick up their orders in store, or have them shipped home for a $10 fee. The store opens twice per year, in Winter and in Summer, allowing parents to order various items for themselves and/or their children. Wicked Stitches is conveniently located at 840 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island NY 10310.

Option 2:

The PS/IS 48 Phys. Ed. Website offered in partnership with HN Outfitters will continue to be used to order our gym uniform. Students should wear gym uniforms or sweatpants on days that their class is scheduled for Physical Education. The PTA is currently working with our Brooklyn partners to lower the shipping costs for the upcoming school year.   

Option 3:

The regular school uniform will still consist of white, light blue, or dark blue shirt; with dark blue or beige/khaki bottoms (pants/skirts/shorts/skorts/jumper, etc.) Parents may select any brand/style of clothing that they prefer. Please be sure to label all articles of clothing with your child’s name & class. As always, there is no specified attire for shoes.  

The school attire, any of the three options listed above, should be worn Monday-Thursday; Fridays will be School Spirit days. 


Please remember to dress your child in the appropriate school uniform clothing.  Shorts and skirts should not be too short (the length must be no shorter than where their fingertips fall at their sides), tank tops should be worn with a covering and no open shoes or flip-flops should be worn. 

Entering and Exiting the Building

 Main Entrance of PS/IS 48 School Building 

Visitors Entering the building must use the main doors and first stop at the security desk and sign in with a valid photo ID. 

In order to ensure the safety of our students as they travel to class, our main entrance and office will not be open to parents/guardians/guests until 8:15AM each day.

When exiting the school, everyone must use the main doors.  All other doors are alarmed throughout the day and opening any other door will result in setting off the alarms.  Please be sure to inform the security agents of your departure.

Respect For All

 Respect for All logo 

The NYC DOE launched the citywide Respect For All program in 2007 to build the capacity of staff and students to actively promote a community of inclusion in each of our schools.

The NYC DOE is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, citizen-ship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or weight.

Our Respect for All Liaisons are:

Kristine Nuzzela, AP

Christine Reese, Guidance Councilor

Upcoming School Events

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  • 8th Grade Graduation Walk

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