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Ann Gordon-Chang, Principal

Maria Samolis, Assistant Principal

Sabrina C. Parada, Assistant Principal

School Application
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If you have received an offer letter and would like to register your child at PS85Q, please call Ms. Amato at 718.278.3630 to speak about setting up a registration appointment.  Please look under our Enrollments tab to ensure you have all of the paperwork necessary for enrollment. 

First Day of School

September 8, 2022


New Morning Arrival Procedure:


  • Pre-K and Kindergarten will enter through the garden area Exit 4 from 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM.


  • Grades 1-5 will enter through Exit 3 from 8:20 AM - 8:30 AM up in the back of the school.

  • DISMISSAL REMAINS THE SAME (see below for times)

  • Grades 1-5 will line at their designated signage in the back and wait for their parents for dismissal with their teachers.

  • Dismissal Times:

    • Grade 1 - 2:45 PM

    • Grade 2 - 2:45 PM

    • Grade 3 - 2:45 PM

    • Grade 4 - 2:47 PM

    • Grade 5 - 2:47 PM

    • Everyone will follow the arrow on the floor for exiting the back.

DOE Fall 2022 COVID-19 Guidance

Please review the NYC Department of Education's COVID health policy for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

The guidance provides best practice considerations for schools for the 2022-2023 school year to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among students and staff.

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Thank you to everyone for joining us for our Sneak Peek and Back Pack distribution.
If your child did not receive a backpack with supplies one will be provided to them on the first day of school.

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"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you"

BB King

23-70 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11105

PH:    718.278.3630

FAX: 718.267.2191

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