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Admissions for New Students

Prospective parents can learn about admissions criteria on our website under Admissions.

Questions? Email

Learn more about Kindergarten

Learn more about Pre-K

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PTA Meetings - Please Join Us! 

We will hold monthly PTA meetings at 7:00pm. We encourage everyone to attend! We will answer questions and talk about current and future projects for our amazing school. 


September 27, 2023

October 25, 2023

November 29, 2023

December 20, 2023

January 31, 2024

February 28, 2024

March 27, 2024

April 17, 2024

May 29, 2024 (Elections)

June 18, 2024​​

Resources for Families 
Free Meals for Students

Enrolled students can receive free breakfast/lunch in school starting at 8:00am.

Free Food Locations

NYC has a map of locations that offer free food (food pantries, soup kitchens), as well as farmers’ markets and grocery stores.  Please visit a map of food resources across the city.

Health & Safety Updates

COVID-19 Protocols for PS 290 and Updates from the Department of Education 

No visitor may enter the school IF they have:

-  Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath within the past 6 days

-  Received a positive COVID-19 test in the past 6 days 

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates.

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What To Do If Your Child Is Sick

If your child is unwell, they must stay home. Even if they don't seem to have Covid, or they tested negative, many illnesses are highly contagious AND your child will be uncomfortable in school all day! Please notify your child's teacher and

What happens if a student has symptoms of COVID-19 or a diagnosis of COVID-19?

  • If a student has any symptoms, such as fever, cough, nausea, runny nose, headache, (see CDC), they must take a Covid test and may return to school only after a negative result and 24 hours. If they had a fever, they can return to school after they have not had fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. 

  • If the child received a positive test for COVID-19, whether they had symptoms OR never had symptoms, they must stay home for 5 days after the date of their positive COVID19 test and may return on day 6 only if masked through day 10. 

If your child is exposed to someone with COVID, such as a family member: your child must test and if negative and without any symptoms they may attend school if masked for 10 days after exposure. 

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates.

Complete Your Emergency Contact Information Now

ALL Parents Must Complete a Card - New and Returning Students

Please complete your Emergency Contact Card (otherwise known as 'Blue Card') now. ALL children who attend PS 290, new and returning, and both remote and blended learning must send in their card immediately.

Please click here:

Emergency Contact Card


1) DOWNLOAD then OPEN as a PDF

2) FILL it in completely

3) SAVE with your child's name

4) ATTACH to an email 

5) SEND to


Alternatively, you can print it and send it back via backpack with your child.

Annual Appeal

Each year the PTA raises money to cover the school expenditures and programs not paid for by the Department of Education. Our major fundraiser each year is the Annual Appeal. This money helps pay for our school’s exceptional teaching assistant staff, music and arts programs, science supplies and much more.

Donations can be made at: .

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