Regular School Day Schedule

  • 8:20 am – 2:40 pm
  • Early Drop Off: 7:50 am (Begins Sept 10, 2018)


All students take recess at least once a day. PS 56 has a large playground and a  a jungle gym. We will be building a new playground in 2019!

Entry Spot: School Yard

  • Signs will be posted and teachers will meet classes at the designated spots. During inclement weather, classes will meet in the school cafeteria.  Enter through side door in the school yard.
  • Late students after approximately 8:35 am should be brought to the main office as the playground gates are closed after 15 minutes.

Dismissal Spot

  • Pre-K: Pickup inside the classrooms.
  • Kindergarten: Pickup from the exterior class doors.
    Ms. Chantire’s pickup spot is in the school playground area.
    During inclement weather, pickup takes place in the cafeteria for Pre-k and Kindergarten.
  • 1st grade and 2nd grade: Pickup in the auditorium. Through the school yard.
  • Grades 3-5: Exit from school yard.

If You Are Late Picking Up

Students whose parents are late for pickup after dismissal remain in the dismissal areas until approximately 3:00 pm and are then brought to the main entrance by the security desk.


Come to the security desk during school hours if you need help.