School Calendar

Monday, September 7
Labor Day
Wednesday, September 9
First Day of School for all students
Modified schedule for Kindergarten students
School starts at 8:20
Thursday, September 10
Full day for kindergarten
8:20 to 2:40
Mon, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 15
Rosh Hashanah: no school
Thursday, September 17
Lady Bugs: Lice Check

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A Letter from Principal Terri

Dear Families, 

A goal I have this year is to use electronic communication platforms more effectively to share with you the exciting work that is taking place in our school.  I am going to be using a blog to post about events and learning that is taking place. This is a google blog so should be easy for you to access through multiple devices. 

I have disabled comments. If you want to contact me about any of the topics or have any particular questions, please reach out via email at

Here's to another exciting year of learning!

General Information

Registration Information for New Families 

Welcome to the neighborhood!  

In order to register for our school, you need to follow the directions for the attached directions for your child's grade.


Manhattan Youth's Free Middle School Summer Programs are open to all NYC public school students entering 6th through 9th grades in Fall 2015. These programs will operate July 6 through July 31, 2015, Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3:00pm.
For registration and for more information please click the Read more... link below.

 Congratulations to our IS276 fall sports teams!! 
 Check out middle school game schedule here


MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS:  Please check under the Middle School tab for all middle school summer assignments.

Check out a list of Greenmarkets
in your neighborhood:

Visit the website
for more information:

For the flyer: 

FAM is the new ARIS!

New York City Schools Account is now called FAM
(Family Access Management).
Once you make an account on FAM you will be able to
access your child’s DOE record of grades, attendance/tardy,
 and NYS test scores (end August) for grades 3-8th.

Click here for info and registration form to
email to Erica Weldon or print out and bring to
the main office or send in to your child’s homeroom teacher
attn: Erica

*New York Historical Society family book club for ages 9-12-
 Click here to join the history book club for families
at the New York Historical Society  

*LUNCH BILLS and Library Books = getting your child’s report card

Please make sure you pay your child’s lunch bill and
return any library books before June 24th in order to
receive your child’s report card on the 26th.
If you have any questions about lunch bills
contact Sabrina at 
questions about library books
contact Melina at

*Manhattan Youth Wants your feedback! 

Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey
to help shape the future of Manhattan Youth's
After-School program at 276. This is a wonderful
opportunity to share your thoughts about our
programs and any ideas you may have for clubs!
There are two surveys, one for the elementary
program and one for the middle school. 

For PS (K-5):

For rising 6th graders and existing IS Students (5-8): 
Click here

*Late arrivals to school

Please come into the office with your child if they are late to school and sign them in. Lower School students must be accompanied by a parent if they are arriving late. If your child is in middle school and your are not accompanying them to school, please call William or Lorraine at 212-266-5800 to let them know you are aware your child is arriving late.

*Children born in 2011 – Public PREK Applications


Parent Math Workshop Materials

Thank you to all the parent who attended the Parent Math Workshop on Computational Fluency on 1/15/15 

-Ariel Dlugasch and Dawn Schafer- PS/IS 276 Math Coaches.

You will find the materials for the presentation on the Math Workshops and Information page.

The DOE is thrilled to announce the official kick-off of the Community and citywide Education Council Elections.  We all know how essential parent engagement is to the success of our children's education.  Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know to be on the DOE CEC.  For more information about nominating and voting please click on link above.

8th grade graduation fundraising Basketball games are in full season and our graduation concession stand is in need of donated goodies! Baked, bagged or boxed goodies  Please bring your donations to the PTA room 105 marked "concession donations." Thank you for your donations! Please visit the school website for our MS home basketball games and come support our team and concessions!

If your child is traveling or out of school for more than 3 days please advise William Wilson in the main office or email your child’s itinerary to and advise your child’s teacher. This will not “excuse” your child’s absence but it will be marked as an “explained” absence. Please bring in a note if your child has seen a doctor or dentist as well.

You must bring your PHOTO ID if you are entering the school building.  The security guards are there to protect your child(ren) and keep the school safe. If you do not have an ID then you will need to return home to get it. No one will be allowed to enter the building without proper ID(credit/debit cards are not accepted).

Younger siblings in the school building

-If you must drop off and pick your child to and from school in a car please pull over on First Place instead of in front of the school building or cross walk.

-Please cross Battery Place at the corner, NOT IN BETWEEN THE CARS. Traffic police will begin issuing tickets to those who are jay walking. Please teach your child the safest way to cross the streets for practice when they are on their own.


LS & MS recess clubs are starting!

FREE MyLibraryNYC NYPL Library Cards


Application Workshop
for families of MS students interested in applying to arts-based High Schools. 

For more Info

DOE Medical Forms and Emergency Phone System


School Bus petition for students that live east of WEST ST. Please support these families by "liking" this youtube video.


PTA News


 276 Cares

LOST AND FOUND:  Please check the lost and found for your child's items. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year!

Lower Manhattan Build Schools Now Petition 

Please help by signing the Build Schools Now's petition

More than just clipping boxtops. Click here to Shop for 276!

Click on the Amazon logo. Every purchase made through this link supports our kids! Please share with friends & family!

Please take part in some simple actions to earn points and win cash for our school. Click here

To learn how you can get involved or if you have any questions, please email