PS 200

The Benson School

Javier Muñiz


Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana Messano

Assistant Principals

Health Screenings must be completed every day!

This weekend we welcome all to attend our

Harvest & HOMECOMING Festival

Sat., Nov. 20

9 am - 11 am

Outside, in the school's play yard.

(rain date: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2:30-3:30)


For the last five Saturdays, our STEAM TEAM has been developing games, music, and activities that celebrate our school and community. A few favorites include the creation of bracelets and dolls that reflect student's identity and culture, a "flash mob" dance of the "Hoedown Throwdown," fundraising for our community Relay for Life chapter and Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and the creation of music inspired by our names and sounds from our daily lives. Please join us as our STEAM TEAM shares these activities with guests at the festival!

We hope to see you there!!!

Welcome back, wolfpack!

School resumes Monday, Sept. 13. School hours are 8:00-2:20.

Please see the image below to find which entrance your student will use for arrivals and dismissal.

The image is the school building from above with Kindergarten marked at the bottom of the school by the playground, 1st grade on the Bay 23 side, 2nd grade on the upper-right Benson Ave entrance, Pre-K at the upper-left main entrance, 4th grade on the Bay 22 upper entrance, 5th grade on the Bay 22 lower entrance.

Arrival Procedures

Pre - K (8:00 AM) - Will enter through the door on Bay 23rd Street using the side door. The line will start at the corner of the building and form towards Benson Ave. As you enter the building you will use the staircase to proceed to your floor.

*** For the month of September Pre-K will line up in the park adjacent to the school. ***

Kindergarten - Kindergarten will line up in the park adjacent to the school.

Grade 1 - Will enter through the side door on Bay 23rd Street. The line will start at the door and form towards Benson Ave. As you enter the building you will make a right turn and walk up the staircase opposite room 118 (Staircase A).

Grade 2 - Will enter through the door on Benson Ave closest to Bay 23rd Street. The line will start at the door and form towards Bay 22nd Street. As you enter the building you will make a right into the playroom. Then you will use the 2nd door from the left (Staircase B).

Grade 3 - Use the playground to enter the inner courtyard. As you walk into the inner courtyard you will use the walkway and stairs on the left. As you enter the building you will walk into the playroom and make a left turn. You will proceed to the staircase closest to the main office (Staircase D).

Grades 4 & 5 - Line up on Bay 22nd street using the side door. The line will start at the door and form towards Bath Ave. You will enter the auditorium and use the stairs behind the auditorium (Staircase E).

Dismissal Procedures

Pre-K (2:10 PM) - Will dismiss using the door on Benson Ave closest to Bay 22nd Street (main entrance).

Kindergarten - Using Staircase F, you will exit from Bay 23rd/Park door and walk towards schoolyard. Classes, K-128, K-125B, K-229 & K-129 will exit first.

Grade 1 - Using Staircase A you will exit from Bay 23rd Street door, closest to Benson Ave. Classes 1-211, 1-205, 1-207, 1-217 will exit first and line up towards Benson Ave. The rest of the grade will dismiss to the right towards Bath Ave.

Grade 2 - Using Staircase B you will exit using the door on Benson Ave, closest to Bay 23rd Street. Classes 2-319, 2-317, 2-325, 2-309 will exit first and line up towards Bay 22nd Street.

Grade 3 - Using Staircase D you will exit through the inner courtyard. Classes 3-302, 3-326, 3-301,3-313 will exit first.

Grade 4 - Using Staircase C you will exit through Bay 22nd Street exit (auditorium door). Classes 4-401, 4-415, 4-413, 4-407 will exit first and proceed to the right all the way down to the end of the fence.

Grade 5 - Using Staircase E walk through the auditorium and exit using the side door on Bay 22nd Street. Classes 5-425, 5-430, 5-428 & 5-427 will exit first and proceed to the left towards Bath Ave.

Breakfast & Lunch Procedures:

  • Breakfast (7:55 AM) - Grab & Go breakfast will be taken up to classroom.

  • Lunch Periods 4, 5, 6 & 7 - Grab & Go lunch will be eaten in either auditorium, hot lunchroom or cold lunchroom. Students can bring their own lunch if they would like.

  • For certain activities, including lunch, additional safety measures will be used. When eating, students must maintain three feet of physical distance and should be seated in such a way that they are facing away from one another. For example, students may sit on a single side of a cafeteria bench, three feet apart. Schools may utilize other spaces, including but not limited to classrooms, auditoriums, gyms, and outdoor spaces for cafeteria use.

Covid Testing for Students:

School-based Testing

Every school will randomly test biweekly unvaccinated students, who have submitted consent for testing, at a threshold of ten percent of unvaccinated students per school population (Pre-K and Kindergarten are excluded). Please note that students must submit a new COVID-19 testing consent form for the 2021-2022 school year to participate in the testing program. If your child is tested, we will let you know they were tested and when and how you will receive the results, which will typically be provided within 48-72 hours.


Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Please note: if you already submitted consent during the last school year or summer, you will need to do so again for the 2021-2022 school year. There are two easy ways to submit:

Supply lists are available on our website. Not all supplies are needed on the first day. It actually preferred if you child brings the supplies over the course of several days.

For additional information regarding health and safety for the upcoming year, please visit the DOE Safe and Healthy Learning for All website.

PS 200 Updates

November 9, 2021

Hot lunch will be available starting December. We will have the capacity to provide 700 hot meals a day in accordance with CDC guidance. Menus have been emailed home to all students and can always be found on the DOE website at

November 4, 2021: A Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine pop up event!

On November 10th from 12:30pm - 4:00pm P.S. 200 will offering the first dose of Pfizer vaccinations to eligible students ages 5-11 to make it as easy as possible to stay safe. No appointment is needed. Please check your child's ps200 email for details and more information.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 and Thursday, November 4, 2021, have been designated as Parent/Teacher Conference times for all Elementary Schools. All conferences will take place virtually.

Evening Conferences: Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Afternoon Conferences: Thursday, November 4th from 12:20 p.m.-2:20 p.m.

Student dismissal is on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 11:10 a.m. All bus children will be bused home at 11:15 a.m.

Please see your child's email for further information.

September 27, 2021

Learn English Online! All parents and guardians are invited to attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays ONLINE!

Contact Ms. Lucy at or check your child's email for more details!

September 26, 2021

School Building Visitors

All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter a school building. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE building. This proof may be provided in several ways, please see for more information.

In order to enter the building, a visitor must:​

  • show identification,​

  • have proof of vaccination, ​

  • complete the daily health screening form, and​

  • wear a face covering. ​

September 17, 2021

Please read the updated attendance letter here.

Dismissal Update - (Effective 9/20/201)

3rd Grade Revisions - the following class will be dismissed in the schoolyard (handball courts) starting Monday, 9/20/21: 3-301, 3-302, 3-303, 3-309, 3-313 & 3-434.

The remaining classes will be dismissed in the corridor (inner courtyard) closest to Bay 22nd.

September 9, 2021

Please visit Operoo to complete your child's online forms! Check your child's gmail for your login information or contact Mrs. Eisner at

Please join the PS 200 Wolfpack for an informational town hall meeting tonight, Thursday, September 9th at 6pm.

Please click here to watch the live stream:

If you have any questions, please submit them here.

September 3, 2021

Please read this important letter about school attendance for the 2021-2022 school year.

September 2, 2021

The Y After-School Program at PS 200 is offered at no cost to parents, thanks to the generous support from the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development.

The program is offered to children in kindergarten to 5th grade attending school at PS 200 & neighboring schools.

More Information on how to register for the

upcoming school year, please click here or visit

DOE Updates

August 30, 2021

We are sharing the DOE Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for families, which includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students.

Translations will also be available at in the coming days.

We will continue to update that family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more.



Email Distribution List

Attention Parents & Guardians,

Due to the current, ever-changing situation, we want to ensure we keep you informed and up to date. With the uncertainty we face in this pandemic, we want to make sure you always have the most up-to-date information!

If you have not already signed up, please fill out this form to join the P.S. 200 parent/guardian email distribution list! If you received the email about the snow closure to your personal email address, you are already on the list! If not, please complete the form here:

New Student Registration

Parents of new students, please fill in this Google Form to begin the registration process.


Are you a graduate of P.S. 200? Please complete the alumni form here or visit our new alumni page!

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Stay safe in school with Wolfie

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