Dear Parents,

    Please vote for our CCEC elections May 1-11, 2021.  Links explaining the elections are listed below.  You will use the student portal to cast your vote.

    Election information links:

    Video about Elections

    Sign UP instructions

    Voting FAQ

    Who's Running

    Meet the Candidates

    In-person voting sites will be open during the hours of 4pm – 7pm, on weekdays from Monday, May 3rd to Tuesday, May 11th 

    The in-person locations will be: 


    • Progress High School, Grand Street Campus (14K474), 850 Grand 

    • Boys and Girls High School (16K455), 1700 Fulton Street 

    • James Madison High School (22K425), 3787 Bedford Ave 

    This will be the largest CCEC election in DOE history with a record-breaking 1,750 parents running for seats - let's work together to make it a success! 

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Happy Earth Day!!!

    This Pretty Planet!

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • CEC Elections!

    See attached for information.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Testing Testing! 1-2-3

    See memo attached.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Newsletter

    See attached.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Kid Care Teeth Health.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Virtual College Awareness Day on Monday, May 17th and Virtual Career Day on Tuesday, May 18th from 8:50AM to 1:00PM

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • Important Updates

    Good Morning PS 316 Families,


    Here are some updates and important information. 

    • Last Opt - In Period For Blended Learning
    • Option To Opt - In For State Tests - 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
    • Register For Gifted And Talented Program 
    • NYC DOE Update For Families Letter



    Deadline to Register is Today (Friday, April 9)

    If you would like to have your child switch to blended learning for the rest of the year, you MUST FILL OUT the official DOE form at 

    • All children choosing to switch to blended learning must agree to in-school covid testing. Families will need to fill in the Consent to Testing Form found in their child's NYC School Account at
    • School hours are 8:30 am to 2pm. There is no early morning drop off.
    • Children are required to wear masks and sanitize and follow all safety procedures entering and leaving the building.
    • The DOE has not yet set the date students will return to in-person learning.
    • The CDC has indicated that children may sit at desks 3ft apart while following other safety measures. The DOE will be following this recommendation although details have not been officially released. 

    This will be the LAST opportunity to opt-in to blended learning this year. 


    OPT-IN TO STATE TESTS - 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades Only 

    Deadline to Register is Monday April 12

    New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that state exams for the school year 2020-2021 will take place in-person in the school building. Tests will not be administered remotely online.  The Grades 3–5 English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Grade 4 Science exam will be administered in our school building. 


    It is important for you to let us know if you would like your child to participate in this year’s state exams.  This applies to ALL students, regardless of whether they are Fully Remote, Blended, or In-Person, so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all of our students, maintaining social distancing. 


    If you do wish to have your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please notify us by completing the Google Form using the link below by Monday, April 12, 2021.  If you do not wish to have your child take the test, you do not have to take any further action.  If we do not hear back from you by April 12th, your child will not participate in state testing.  Whether a student takes the test or not, there will be no negative impact on the student, including decisions regarding student promotion or report card grades.   


    Google Form Link:   


    The exams will be administered within the following dates:

    • English Language Arts           April 20-21, 2021
    • Mathematics                           May 3–14, 2021
    • Science for grade 4                June 7–11, 2021


    ELA test dates are: 

    • Tuesday, April 20 for Cohort A (Gold)
    • Wednesday, April 21 for Cohort B (Blue) 


    This year, the ELA and Math exams for grades 3 through 5 have been reduced to multiple choice only, and will be given on one day. The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.  More information can be found here: 



    Deadline to Register is Today (Friday, April 9)

    The application for kindergarten Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 9. Interested families with children born in 2016 can apply one of three ways:                         

    • By phone at 718-935-2009—you can also call us with any questions.                 
    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • April Music Performance

    Please check out our students in their monthly performances.  Thanks Mr. Mister.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
  • UPDATE from DOE

    Please see attached.

    PS 316 (17K316) Elijah Stroud
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