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Arrival in School

Entrance to School - In order to enhance school security, only one entrance is opened from 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM (East 17thStreet). You must wait until 7:00 AM to go into the building. Students with a "0" band Physical Education will be admitted at 6:50 AM from E. 17th Street only. After 7:30 AM, three entrances are open: East 17th Street,  and 2 entrances on Chestnut Avenue (one entrance on Chestnut on Wednesdays). You must swipe your ID card at the scanning computer when you enter. If you forget your photo ID card, you may only enter through Chestnut Avenue until 8:30 or East 17 Street after 8:30 to get a 1-day temporary ID slip. Repeat offenders face detention and/or suspension. Keep your temporary ID slip because it is your ID card the day to get into the library and to present to staff when asked.

NOTE: NYPD conducts daily truancy sweeps. Students may be brought to track centers where parental contact is made for pick-up. (Youth referrals are issued).

Lateness to School - If you are less than 25 minutes late (at or before 8:20 AM) just go promptly to your classroom where the subject teacher will mark you late. After 8:30 AM you may only enter the building through the East 17th Street entrance (except Wednesdays) and must go to the Attendance Office (Room 127) to swipe your photo ID.

​Lateness to Class - You are allowed approximately three minutes to travel from one subject class to another. Lateness to subject class disrupts instruction and will have an adverse affect on your classwork and overall achievement in the subject.