How does my child know which bus to take?
Students can tell their Regular Bus # by looking at their bus pass (in Parent Access). The bus numbers shown will be in the following format:
BUS # EBBxxx - this will be the actual number on the bus which is assigned to the route. Do NOT use this number to find your bus as it is subject to change without notice at any time.
Route # HM00xxA(P)0x This is the bus number that you need to make sure your child knows.
For Example: If your ROUTE NUMBER is HM0010P it will mean the following
HM denotes Hammarskjold School
0010 denotes bus route # 10
P = PM (A=AM)
In this case, the student will need to know that they are on bus HM10
Students can find his/her Activity Bus and the stops of the Activity Buses by checking this document...
My child did not get the elective that he wanted. What should I do?
Although we make every effort to give students their first choice of elective, sometimes it's just not possible. Several factors are involved in scheduling a student for their elective. The electives are scheduled after core course requirements are met.
If your child is scheduled for Math Prime, Basic Skills or Verbal Gate, those classes are scheduled first. Then we schedule the rest of their classes. Unfortunately, once those requirements have been satisfied, your child's first elective choice (and possibly additional choices) may not be available during the remaining periods.
I child has an issue in class. Should I contact the principal?
Many times, when a child has an issue in class, the issue is due to a miscommunication between the student and the teacher. Please contact your child's teacher first since most times this will solve the problem. The best way to contact the teacher is through e-mail. If you would like, the teacher will call you when they have a free period.
After speaking with the teacher, if you feel there is still an issue, please contact either the counselor assigned to the student (if the question is relating to grades) or to the Assistant Principal for your child's grade level (Ms. DiMaggio, Grade 5 & Mr. Nyamekye, Grade 6)