School Routines and Policies
PS/IS 163 is committed to being a safe, welcoming, and culturally responsive community that supports the social and emotional health of all of our students. We promote and advocate for a positive school climate and environment for the members of the PS/IS 163 family and beyond. At PS/IS 163, we always place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our school philosophy. For some helpful NYCDOE resources that are great for discussions at home with your children, please visit schools.nyc.gov/togetherforjustice
Behavioral Expectations of the NYCDOE
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is committed to ensuring that schools are safe, secure, and orderly environments in which teaching and learning take place each day.
A safe, secure, and supportive school depends upon the efforts of all members of the school community—teachers, students, administrators, parents, counselors, social workers, safety personnel, related service providers, cafeteria, custodial, and bus staff—to treat one another with mutual respect.
CLICK TO READ: Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning
If you have a concern about your child's safety in school, raise it to your child's teacher and our administration. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! If you feel your child is being bullied—or bullying—please reach out to us. Our Respect for All (RFA) representative, Mrs. Bonilla, will make sure the situation is investigated and you are kept informed.