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Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines

Posted March 15, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines

These guidelines are designed to provide direction for schools to address issues that may arise concerning the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students.  http://schools.nyc.gov/RulesPolicies/TransgenderStudentGuidelines/default.htm

Supporting All Our Students

Posted March 15, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Supporting All of Our Students

The DOE and the Mayor’s Office are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of immigration status, national origin, or religion. The United States Supreme Court has also recognized the importance of public education for all students, including undocumented students. Your child is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to protect that right and ensure all students get a quality education, regardless of immigration status, national origin, or religion.   http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/SupportingAllStudents

Parent Teacher Conference March 16th

Posted March 7, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Please come with your child to learn about their progress, struggles and successes with their teachers.

.  Please give yourself a few extra minutes to complete the Learning Environment Survey (green envelopes).

             Your opinion is important to us!

Thursday, March 16th

Dismissal: 11:30am – No Afterschool

Afternoon session: 12:30-2:30

Evening session: 4:30-7:30

Our Arista students will be available on the 3rd and 4th floor @ 7002 4th ave.

to help parents access their PUPILPATH Accounts.


National Geographic Competition

Posted March 1, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

I am pleased to announce that our 8th grade student Ismayil Gurbanov in 8sp will be representing us in Albany on a state-level National Geographic competition.


High School Equivalency (TASC) Preparation

Posted January 19, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

High School Equivalency (TASC) Preparation classes. Please come to 7002 4th ave at PSIS 30 (8am-5pm Mon.-Fri.) to sign up to show your interest, need 40 signatures before a class can be offered.

Safe Places for our Students

Posted January 18, 2017 By Donna Moscatello

Dear Families, Happy New Year!

We wanted to let you know that one of our areas of focus this year is to continue to create public spaces that feel safe, supportive, and welcoming to your children and to you. Public spaces include school entries/exits, hallways, the cafeteria, and bathrooms. We are taking the following actions to make sure this happens:

  • When students move during passing periods, there will be adults consistently assigned to places in the halls to greet students and move them along to their next class or to lunch.
  • Teachers will be at the doorways of their classrooms to meet and greet students, which makes students feel welcome. Also, the teachers’ presence in the hallway helps students move along and follow school rules.

One other important step we are taking is to support students when they may have difficulty managing their emotions in the public spaces. We know that teenagers feel a range of emotions and we understand that:

  • Sometimes students may push, shove, or get into a physical fight.
  • Students may say rude remarks, yell, and/or curse.
  • Also, students might walk away from an adult or refuse to follow a request.

We understand it is our responsibility in these situations to support students to get back on track. All staff will participate in training and follow-up support to prevent, analyze, interpret, and respond to these types of behaviors in supportive, productive, and respectful ways (administrators, safety agents, cafeteria staff, hall monitors, and teachers).

We want our public space to be a place where each and every student, staff and family member feels welcome and safe. Thank you for supporting this effort and please stop by, call, email, or text with any questions or suggestions.



Principal and School Climate-Discipline Team

Saturday Program

Posted January 11, 2017 By Zahra Amara

PS/IS 30 in collaboration with PTA & NIA: 

Saturday program beginning January 21

 See “calendar” for Saturday dates

Parent Information Sessions:

Adult classes:

  • English as a New Language – 9am-10am
  • Literacy Class – 10am-11am
  • Computer Class – 11am-12pm

Registration will take place in class all participants must have some sort of ID to enter the building.

Grades K-3rd:

Basketball– 9am-10:30am

  • Art – 9am-12pm (1 hour sessions)

Parents must be present on-site for child to participate in the basketball program.

Registration form must be completed and submitted by Jan. 21 prior to the start of the program to participate.

Grades 6th-8th:

basketball – 10:30am-12 noon

Art Class 9am-12pm (1 hour sessions)

Drop-ins welcome with a middle school ID but must have a complete NIA registration application with parent signature to participate.


Contact Parent Liaison, Donna Moscatello at 718-491-844 x1032, dmoscatello[at]schools.nyc.gov.




Picture Retake Day Nov. 30

Posted November 17, 2016 By Donna Moscatello

Wednesday November 30th is Picture Retake Day

Order forms will be backpacked home over the next couple of days. If you are purchasing a picture please put your money in a sealed envelope which will be given by your child directly to the staff of “My Photos” on November 30th.

Order forms (print and fill out):



You can also pay online at: www.yearbookinnovations.com


We will take pictures of:

Students who were absent on the last picture day.

Students who were not happy with the picture taken (will need to return the picture received to take a new one).

Administration and staff who have not yet taken a picture.

Teans/clubs, etc. — coaches shall determine dress code for pictures.



The TEAK Fellowship for Current 6th Grade Students

Posted November 7, 2016 By Zahra Amara

Free NYC based program that helps talented students from low income families achieve their potential.
Through intensive after school and summer classes, TEAK prepares middle school students to get into the nation’s most selective high schools and colleges.


A Note from Ms. Heeraman

Posted November 1, 2016 By Donna Moscatello

Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, Nov. 3rd dismissal for all students at 11:30 and no afterschool.

Afternoon session 12:30-2:30pm

Evening session 4:30-7:30pm

Due to a limited amount of instructional days we extended the marking period to ensure students were taught a significant amount of the curriculum to accurately assess their learning and progress. Therefore your child will receive their report card on Wednesday, November 22, 2016.

Teachers will be reviewing grades, classroom assessments, concerns and/or interests you share with regard to your child on Nov. 3rd.


Thank you,

Principal Heeraman

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