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Google Classroom - Parent's Guide
Class Dojo
What is the School Leadership Team (SLT)?
NYC DOE School Enrollment
NYC DOE Lunch Program
Google Classroom: Parent's Guide
This tutorial gives parents a quick guide to Google Classroom.
Class Dojo: Setup for Parents
Connecting as a Parent on mobile: a ClassDojo tutorial for families. In this video, you'll learn how families get all set up with ClassDojo on their mobile devices.
OPT Transportation
Call the DOE
  • You can contact the DOE’s Office of Pupil Transport (OPT) for students in grades K-12 at 718-392-8855 or email us at [email protected] when:
  •     there are ongoing issues with the route, like an overloaded or frequently delayed bus.
  •     your child was hurt—or there was another incident—on a bus.
  •     you have a concern with a driver, attendant, bus company, parent, and/or student.
  •     Your child cannot be located or was placed on the wrong bus.
  •     our child is turning five and is still listed under their Pre-K site.

  • OPT is available for calls Monday-Friday, from 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Lines are also open on weekends during peak periods of the year:
  •     before school opening in September
  •     In late June before summer school begins
NYC DOE Transportation
Pupil Transportation Email
NYC DOE Student Enrollment
Most students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend their zoned school, if they have one. To find out if your NYC home address has a zoned school, call 311 or use the Find a School button and type in your home address:
If you have a zoned school, contact that school directly to register.
If you don't have a zoned school or would like to explore other options, visit a Family Welcome Center to register for school—find locations and hours at the link below:
  •     EarlyLearn NYC is free or low-cost child care and education provided through the Administration for Children's Services for children from six weeks to four years old. If you qualify, your child can begin a program any time during the year.
  •     3-K
  •     You can apply to free, full-day 3-K programs the year your child turns three. 
  •     Pre-K
  •     Apply to pre-K programs the year your child turns four, even if they are already a 3-K student. All four-year-old NYC residents are guaranteed a free, full-day pre-K placement.
  •     Kindergarten
  •     Apply to kindergarten the year your child turns five, even if they are already a pre-K student. New to NYC public schools? Enroll your child in elementary school anytime during the year.
  •     Gifted and Talented
  •     If your child is entering kindergarten through third grade in 2020, they can register to take the G&T test this fall. Students with qualifying scores can then apply to G&T programs.
Lunch Program
All NYC public school students can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at school. You do not need to apply for your child to receive those meals.
However, we do ask families to complete a School Meals form so that schools can receive the right amount of funding for the program. Please complete the online form. We will also send a copy of the form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.
Please join us in spreading the word that breakfast and lunch are free for all NYC public school students every day. We hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and come enjoy a healthy meal with us.
View menus, submit reviews and even use to “FastPass” to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS

Our monthly menus offer a variety of healthy, great-tasting, and creative food choices. We make sure that K–12 students can choose from a variety of smart options, such as:
    Whole grain cereals and breads
    A variety of vegetables
    Assorted fruits
    Fresh salads
    Low-fat and fat-free milk
Our goal is to always provide nutrient-rich options that students of all ages and backgrounds will love. Our meals maintain high nutrition standards which meet and many times exceed USDA standards for school meals. We do not use food additives such as artificial colors or flavors, non-nutritious sweeteners, or preservatives. Additionally, we restrict high fructose corn syrup when we can. Our menus and water services are created to make sure that students get the nutrients they need to think clearly and concentrate on learning.
Seeing students succeed in school is what drives our passion to serve high-quality meals every day. Contact us with questions or concerns about school food.

Please visit the School Food website for more information.
If you have already added money to your MySchoolBucks account for your child’s lunches this year, or if you have a balance remaining from prior years, you will receive a full refund. Please email [email protected] to request a refund.
News from your Parent Coordinator
Online Course
January 5 - June 13, 2026
This is a summary of your online course. Include an overall description of the class, significant concepts that are taught and any other relevant information that would be helpful for a potential student. It’s also a good idea to mention any specific requirements for materials or time commitment outside of class.