PS 200

The Benson School

Javier Muñiz


Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana Messano

Assistant Principals

SAVE THE DATE!!! May 10 School Surveys are coming!

Please complete your health screening on your in-person days!



May 4, 2021

It's time to register for SUMMER RISING! Click through to enroll with your NYC school account ( You must use your parent email account, not your PS200 Gmail account. For additional information, contact Parent Coordinator, Lucy LaMothe.

April 27, 2021

The Spring Art Showcase is up! Click through to view our brilliant student work!

April 9, 2021

All iPad and yearbook distribution is suspended today as the building is closed for 24 hours. You will be notified when these sessions are rescheduled.

March 23, 2021

If you have received a DOE iPad with a keyboard, there are directions for you to connect it. Please click here for more info!

March 3, 2021

Check out Ms. Lucy's Parent Coordinator Page for weekly updates!

Feb. 1, 2021

January Art Showcases are up! Check out these wonderful slideshows highlighting PS 200 artists!

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 2021 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:

November 30, 2020

All students must submit the consent form for mandatory in-school COVID-19 testing.

All In-person Learners should bring with them a face mask and device. If they don't bring a face mask, one will be given to them.

Students, and all visitors to the building, must complete the NYC DOE Health Screening. More information about these daily health screenings, including how-to videos in multiple languages, are available as part of our Reopening Plan.

Finally, please review our Arrival and Dismissal Procedures to learn which door your child must use and what time your child's class will be exiting the building at dismissal so that we may implement safe practices.

Switch to Remote Learning.

If you'd like to switch your child from Hybrid (in-person) to Remote Learning, please fill out the DOE Learning Preference Survey.

October 30, 2020

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

Blue Group C button.

April 21, 2021

Please read this important message from David Pretto, District 20 Superintendent. It is also available in Arabic, Russian, Spanish and Chinese.

Please read Chancellor Porter’s family letter. The letter is being translated in all languages, and will be available at

Please read this important message from David Pretto, District 20 Superintendent in regard to the iReady Assessment Program. Translated letters were emailed to all families today.

April 8, 2021

State Exams Announcement

The DOE has released information regarding the state exams for grades 3-5. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. In order to administer these exams safely, ALL 3rd-5th-grade students must inform us that they are taking the exams by completing the following form. (You must be signed into your child's account in order to access the form.)

Click on this link to participate in 2021 New York State Exams. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.

For additional information, please see your child's email for our testing letter or read it through this link. You may also visit the DOE website for further guidance.

G & T Program Information

Learn more about the DOE Gifted & Talented Program and how to apply!

Chancellor's Update to Families March 2nd

In this Update for Families, I'm pleased to share information to support members of our school communities as they prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences and apply for Pre-K and 3-K for fall 2021. The letter also includes opportunities for families to participate in “Weekend Wellness” activities, a partnership between the DOE's Office of School Wellness Programs and Hip Hop Public Health.

Translations available at 

Chancellor's Letter to Families regarding stepping down:

Please read the Chancellor's letter. Translations are posted at

Mandatory In-School COVID-19 Testing:

In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings.

If you have already submitted consent, we encourage you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest form on file:

  1. Online: Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Go to

  2. Paper Form: Fill out and return the paper form to school. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at on the DOE website.

For more information about testing, visit the DOE Reopening Plan website.

Learning Preference Survey:

Families may choose 100% remote learning at any point during the school year by completing the Learning Preference Survey form. This means they would learn 100% remotely (all online, from home).

Grading Policy:

The DOE has announced the GRADING POLICY for the 2020-2021 school year. You can learn more about it on the DOE website.


Respect for all virtual assembly

Stay safe in school with Wolfie

School is going to be a little different this year... and that's ok!

Learn what you can and can't touch when you return to school!

Wolfie, Jumah, & Stacy teach good safety habits for when we return!

PS 200 Calendar