Mission Statement at PS 163Q


The Mission of P.S. 163Q We believe that our community of learners will lead us into the future by:

  • Using their critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Tapping into their social emotional toolkits to self-regulate behaviors
  • Having a strong command of language to articulate the need for systemic changes
  • Promoting an equitable tomorrow through opportunities and resources FOR ALL

Statement of Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact ffiore2@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.

School Publications/Announcements Notice/Opt-Out Form (中文/Español) - May 14, 2024

File (All languages):  school-publications-opt-out-form 1

PS163Q FLUSHING HEIGHTS produces a number of school publications (such as yearbooks, playbills, graduation programs, sports team rosters, and school newspapers) and makes a number of announcements about your child’s achievements (for example, making honor roll or winning an award). We distribute these publications and make these announcements to the school community, including school staff, other parents and students, and guests, at school events. These publications may include certain information about your child, known as “directory information.” Directory information in these publications is limited to a student’s name, age and grade level, images of your child, information about their participation in school activities, and recognition of honors, awards, or other prizes they’ve received. Personal contact information, such as home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers, will not be included in these publications.

Federal law allows you to opt-out of having your child’s directory information included in our school’s publications. If you wish to keep your child’s “directory information” out of our school’s publications, you must complete the form below and return it to Tiffany Tung (Parent Coordinator) by Friday, May 17, 2024.

If you opt-out now and change your mind later, you may opt back in by submitting a signed, written letter to Tiffany Tung (Parent Coordinator).

Please complete one form per child if you wish to keep their directory information out of school publications. If you fill out and submit this form, then your child’s photograph, name and other directory information will NOT appear in the publications you check off.


PS163Q FLUSHING HEIGHTS製作各種學校出版物(例如:畢業紀念冊、節目單、畢業程序表、體育團隊名冊、校報等),並會就您子女的成績製作各種通告(例如:進入優秀生榜或獲獎等)。在舉行學校活動時,我們會把這些出版物以及這些通告分發並傳達給學校社區的各成員,包括學校教職員、其他家長和學生以及特邀嘉賓。這些出版物可能會包含一些與您的子女有關的資訊,叫做「名錄資訊」。這些出版物中包含的名錄資訊僅限於:您子女的名字、年齡和年級,您子女的影像,您子女參加學校活動的資訊,以及對於子女獲得的優秀成績、獎項或其他獎品等的表彰與認可。個人聯絡資訊,包括家庭住址、電子郵箱和電話號碼將不會出現在出版物裏。

聯邦法律允許您選擇不把您子女的名錄資訊在我們學校的出版物裏公佈。如果您選擇不把您子女的「名錄資訊」在學校的出版物公佈,您必須填寫下面的表格,並在2024 5 17 日星期五之前把該表格交給家長協調員 Tiffany Tung

如果您現在選擇不公佈子女的名錄資訊,但今後改變主意,您可以通過提交一份簽名的書面信函給家長協調員 Tiffany Tung,來撤銷目前這一決定。


Formulario de exclusión voluntaria para anuncios y publicaciones de la escuela

PS163Q FLUSHING HEIGHTS crea una serie de publicaciones escolares (tales como anuarios, carteleras, programas de graduación, listas de jugadores de equipos deportivos y periódicos de la escuela) y realiza cierto número de anuncios sobre los logros de su hijo (p. ej., cuando figura en el cuadro de honor o gana un premio). La escuela distribuye estas publicaciones y hace anuncios para los miembros de la comunidad educativa, incluyendo el personal escolar, otros padres y estudiantes, e invitados a eventos de la escuela. Estas publicaciones podrían divulgar cierta información específica sobre los estudiantes, conocida como “información de directorio.” La información de directorio que figura en dichas publicaciones se limita al nombre, edad, grado e imágenes del estudiante. También incluye información sobre su participación en las actividades escolares y reconocimientos, premios u otras distinciones que haya recibido. Los datos personales de contacto como dirección, correo electrónico y número de teléfono no serán divulgados en estas publicaciones.

La ley federal permite que usted renuncie voluntariamente a que la información de directorio de su hijo figure en las publicaciones de la escuela. Si desea que la información de directorio de su hijo no figure en las publicaciones de la escuela, debe completar el formulario que figura más abajo y entregárselo a Coordinadora de padres Tiffany Tung a más tardar el viernes 17 de mayo de 2024.

Si decide excluirse voluntariamente pero más adelante cambia de opinión, puede revocar la exclusión voluntaria enviándole una carta firmada a Coordinadora de padres Tiffany Tung.

Por favor llene un formulario por estudiante si no desea que se divulgue la información de directorio en las publicaciones de la escuela. Si llena y entrega este formulario, NO se divulgarán la foto o el nombre de su hijo, ni otra información de directorio, en las publicaciones que usted marque.


District 25 Parent Feedback Survey


Flyer:  Essay_Contest_2024.pdf 




(FLUSHING) Councilmember Sandra Ung announced that her office is hosting a Memorial Day Essay & Poetry Contest for students in Grades 2-5 who attend school in City Council District 20. Submissions can be any length, but should have the theme “What Memorial Day Means to Me.”

If you would like to participate, print your full name, grade and school information on your entry and submit it by Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Submissions may be mailed to Councilmember Ung’s office at 136-21 Latimer Place, Suite 1D, Flushing, NY 11354. They may also be emailed to District20@council.nyc.gov with the subject heading “Memorial Day Essay & Poetry Contest.”

One winner from each grade will be presented with a City Council Certificate during the Councilmember’s annual Flushing Memorial Day Ceremony in Kissena Park on Friday, May 24, at 3 p.m.

CONTACT:   Shane Miller

                          Communications Director

                          Office of Councilmember Sandra Ung


                          (332) 257-0227

Pre-K Save-the-Date Flyer - Friday, June 13th @10:15am

Kindergarten Save-the-Date Flyer - Thursday, June 13th @8:45am

5th Grade Save-the-Date Flyers - English/中文/Español

2024 Summer Rising Offers are Out! - April 18, 2024

Summer Rising offer information is now available on MySchools for those that applied between March 4 and 25!

Waitlists for Summer Rising are available now in MySchools

For families who submitted by the deadline, your child will be automatically waitlisted for each program listed higher on their application than the program to which they received an offer.

If your child did not receive an offer then they will be automatically waitlisted at all choices listed on their application.

K–5 Summer Rising

July 2–August 16
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Academics, social-emotional learning, and enrichment activities for 6 weeks (New York City Public Schools-led academics in the morning followed by extended-day enrichment provided by DYCD CBOs), with a seventh week of DYCD CBO-led enrichment and trips.

If you need assistance, please reach out to the main office at 718-353-2514 or call/text 929-585-4492.

NYC Solar Eclipse Message from NYC Public Schools - April 5, 2024

NYC School Bus Tracker App - January 16, 2024

Respect for All Parent Letter 2023-24 (中文/Español)

 Respect for all Parent Letter Eng/中文/Espanol.docx 

Dear Parents and Students:

Each student and staff member brings to our school community the richness of our city’s cultural diversity and the desire for respect. We are committed to promoting respect for diversity among students and between students and staff so that all of our students feel valued, safe and supported.

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to maintain a safe and supportive learning and educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, sexual, harassment, and discrimination on account of actual or perceived race, color, age, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or weight.

It is a violation of DOE policy for any DOE employee to discriminate against or create a hostile environment for a student by conduct and/or verbal or written acts on school property, or at a school function, on the basis of any of the above-noted grounds. Please see Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 for additional information regarding this policy.

It is also a violation of DOE policy and of the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (DOE’s Discipline Code; https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode) for any student to discriminate against another student on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or weight, or to harass, intimidate or bully another student or to sexually harass another student. Please see Chancellor’s Regulations A-831 and A-832 [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/policies/chancellors-regulations/volume-a-regulations], and the Discipline Code, for additional information regarding DOE’s policy. 

It is further the policy of the DOE to prohibit retaliation against any student, parent, or DOE employee who in good faith reports or participates in an investigation of allegations of student-to-student harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination.

Our school’s Respect for All (RFA) Liaison(s) to whom students and parents can make reports of student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, is (are) Jbarone3@schools.nyc.gov.

Our school’s Sexual Harassment Prevention (SHP) Liaison to whom students and parents can make reports of student-to-student sexual harassment is Jbarone3@schools.nyc.gov

The RFA and SHP Liaisons can be reached by calling the school at 718- 353- 2514 or at Jbarone3@schools.nyc.gov.

Students, parents, and individuals other than staff may report allegations of student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying or student-to-student sexual harassment verbally, or in writing, by submitting  a Student and Parent Complaint/Reporting Form [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/RespectForAll], to the principal/designee or the RFA or SHP liaison, or any other school staff member, or via the online portal available at https://www.nycenet.edu/bullyingreporting.

Any student or parent of a student who feels that the student has been discriminated against by a DOE employee may file a complaint with the DOE’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) by contacting:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management

110 William Street, 15th Floor, New York, New, York 10038 at 718-935-3320.

OEO Complaint Form (https://www.nycenet.edu/oeo)

Gender-based discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment), whether by a staff member or a student, can also be reported to the DOE Title IX Coordinator at Title_IX_Inquiries@schools.nyc.gov.

Some of the conduct that is prohibited by Chancellor’s Regulations A-831 and A-832 is also prohibited by Title IX, which is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination and harassment in schools and DOE’s programs and activities. In August 2020, the U.S. Department of Education adopted regulations which revise the type of behavior prohibited by Title IX and the procedures for investigating allegations of Title IX student-on-student sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault.  In some cases, depending on the nature of the allegations, the Title IX Team will conduct its own separate investigation, in addition to the investigation conducted by the school. If this occurs, a member of the Title IX team will reach out to you. Please refer to the Title IX webpage [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/policies/non-discrimination-policy/title-ix] for additional information regarding Title IX. The U.S. Department of Education is expected to adopt updated Title IX regulations during the 2023-2024 school year. DOE will communicate key information to parents.

We look forward to a productive school year as we work together to promote Respect for All [https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/respect-for-all/respect-for-all-handouts]. Please feel free to contact me or our schools RFA and SHP liaisons if you have any questions regarding this issue.


Francine A. Marsaggi

Discipline Code Letter

September 2023

Dear Families, 

The NYC Public Schools is committed to ensuring safe, supportive, and inclusive environments in all schools. We
successfully foster these environments by providing professional learning for teachers and school staff on how to
support students who may be experiencing challenges in or outside of the school day and by engaging families as
partners in our school communities.

Driven by our Four Pillars for Building Trust in NYC Public Schools https://www.schools.nyc.gov/FourPillars), we know
that schools need to prioritize wellness and its link to student success, as well as be culturally responsive spaces where
all children are affirmed and where all families are engaged as true partners. Our school communities are working
diligently to support the social-emotional, mental, and physical health and safety of our students.

We ask that you, along with your child, review the Chancellor’s Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student
Learning (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode), which includes the Discipline Code and outlines the K-12 Student Bill of
Rights and Responsibilities (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/StudentRights), protections for students with disabilities, and
expectations for student behavior. The Discipline Code outlines how school staff will address behavioral issues with a
focus on restorative approaches.

Please discuss these behavioral expectations with your child. The Discipline Code applies to all students—and
includes both supports and interventions, as well as disciplinary responses. Please note that the 2019-20 Discipline Code
remains in effect for the 2023-24 school year. The full Discipline Code is available in all NYC Public Schools supported
languages at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode and can be provided by your school in paper copy, upon request.
We thank you in advance for reviewing the Discipline Code and for your partnership in contributing to a supportive, safe,
and inclusive school climate. Thank you for making our school community better, stronger, and safer for all children. If
you have any questions, please contact your school’s principal.

Best wishes for the upcoming school year! 

Best regards,
Mark Rampersant,
Chief, Safety and Prevention Partnerships
New York City Public Schools


Estimada familia:

El Sistema de Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYC Public Schools, NYCPS) se compromete a garantizar entornos
seguros, solidarios e inclusivos en todas las escuelas. Fomentamos con éxito estos entornos proporcionando capacitación
profesional a los maestros y al personal de las escuelas sobre cómo apoyar a los estudiantes que puedan estar enfrentando
dificultades durante o fuera del horario escolar y haciendo partícipes a las familias como colaboradores en nuestras
comunidades educativas.

Guiados por nuestros Cuatro pilares para generar confianza en las escuelas públicas de la Ciudad de Nueva York
(https://www.schools.nyc.gov/FourPillars), sabemos que las escuelas deben priorizar el bienestar de los estudiantes y el
efecto que genera en el buen desempeño académico, así como ser espacios que tomen en cuenta la diversidad cultural donde
todos los estudiantes sean valorados y todas las familias puedan participar como verdaderos colaboradores. Nuestras
comunidades escolares trabajan activamente para apoyar la salud y la seguridad socioemocional, mental y física de los

Le pedimos que revise junto a su hijo las Expectativas de conducta para apoyar el aprendizaje estudiantil en la Ciudad, del
canciller (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode) que incluye el Código Disciplinario y describe la Declaración de Derechos y
Responsabilidades de los Estudiantes de kínder a 12.o Grado (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/StudentRights), las protecciones
para los estudiantes con discapacidades y las expectativas de conducta estudiantil. El Código Disciplinario describe cómo el
personal escolar abordará los problemas de conducta centrándose en enfoques restaurativos.

Converse con su hijo sobre estas expectativas de conducta. El Código Disciplinario se aplica a todos los estudiantes e incluye
tanto apoyos como intervenciones, además de respuestas disciplinarias. Tenga en cuenta que el Código Disciplinario del año
escolar 2019-2020 seguirá vigente para el 2023-2024. El Código Disciplinario está disponible en los 10 idiomas del NYCPS en
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode y su escuela puede proporcionarle una copia impresa, si lo solicita.

De antemano le agradecemos por revisar el Código Disciplinario y por su colaboración para crear un entorno escolar solidario,
seguro e inclusivo. Gracias por ayudarnos a que nuestra comunidad escolar sea mejor, más sólida y más segura para todos los
estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de la escuela de su hijo.




請您和子女一起細閱教育總監的《全市促進學生學習行爲期許》(Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support
Student Learning)(https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode),當中包括《紀律準則》和《幼稚園至 12 年級學生權利與
責任法案》(K-12 Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities)的槪述(https://www.schools.nyc.gov/StudentRights)、對殘

2019-20 學年《紀律準則》在 2023-24 學年仍有效。紐約市公校系統所支援的各種語言版本的《紀律準則》全



Annual FERPA Notification for School Year 2023-24 - September 9, 2023 (Chinese/Spanish)

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annual-ferpa-notice 23-24 SPANISH

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents and students age 18 and older rights over student education records. The Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security provides you with additional provides additional information.
Among other things, you have the right to:

• Inspect and review your child’s education records within 45 days after the DOE receives your request.
o You should submit a written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect.
o Your child’s school will notify you of the time and place where you may inspect the records.
• Request changes to your child’s education records when you believe they are inaccurate, misleading, or violate your child’s privacy rights under FERPA.
o You should make requests to amend records in writing, and identify what you want changed and the reason for doing so.
o If the DOE decides not to amend records as requested, you will be notified of the decision, and of your right to a hearing and certain hearing procedures.
• Provide written consent before personally identifiable information in your child’s education records is disclosed. However, in certain cases, FERPA allows disclosure without consent. Cases permitting disclosure without consent include:
o Disclosure to school officials who need to review education records to fulfill their professional responsibilities. School officials include:
▪ DOE employees (such as administrators, supervisors, teachers, other instructors, or support staff members); and
▪ People whom the DOE engages to perform services or functions for which it would otherwise use its employees. These include (a) individuals and entities providing DOE services and functions through contracts, (b) employees of other government agencies providing DOE-related services or functions, such as attorneys in the NYC Law Department representing the DOE, and school nurses and Office of School Health staff employed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (c) parents, students, or other volunteers assisting other school officials in performing their tasks, and (d) other qualifying individuals or organizations, such as consultants and community-based organizations, but only if they have agreed in writing to keep student information confidential.
• When records are requested by officials of another school, district or education institution in which your child seeks or plans to enroll, or is already enrolled if made for purposes of your child’s enrollment or transfer.
• Other exceptions exist that permit disclosure of personally identifiable information without consent include certain types of disclosures. Some are listed below. Most of these types of disclosures are subject to certain additional requirements and limitations. Please see FERPA and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 for more information about them.
▪ to authorized representatives of government entities and officials in connection with audits, evaluations, or certain other activities;
▪ in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received;
▪ to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the NYCDOE;
▪ to accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions;
▪ to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
▪ to appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency; and
▪ of information that the NYCDOE has designated as “directory information.”
• File a complaint with the USDOE if you believe the NYC DOE failed to comply with FERPA’s requirements. Complaints may be filed here:

Student Privacy Policy Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue
SW Washington, DC 20202-8520
or by email to FERPA.Complaints@ed.gov