Latest News from PS 31

  • Summer STEM Program

    Students Entering Grades 1-12 in September can Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!

    This summer, unplug and explore STEM! Students entering grades 1-12 can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering grades 1-9 in September can apply for one-week camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September can apply for STEM courses. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city! 

    The deadline to apply for this program is April 23. 

    See the flyer for more information

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  • NYC Student Account

    NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you to see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet. The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s: • Assessments (Test Scores) • Attendance • Enrollment History • Grades • Graduation Tracker • Guardians • Health Information (Fitnessgram) • Individualized Education Program (IEP) Information • Promotion Tracker • Reading Level • Schedule • Student Documents (Report Card, Transcript, Summer School Letter) • Transportation

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  • NYC DOE Family Update

    Stay up to date with the NYC DOE 

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  • NYS Exam Information

    Dear Families,


    As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. 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. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams.


    It is very important you let us know if you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all of our students. Please read on for more information about this year’s exams.


    What State exams will be administered in the school building?

    The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. All schools will adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Visit to learn more.


    How will you keep my student safe during in-person test administration?

    Health and safety are our first priorities. We are asking for you to sign up so we can create testing schedules and room assignments that allow for social distancing protocols.

    How do I sign up for the exams?

    If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please notify us by clicking this link and completing the form NYS Test Form by  April 13,2021. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.


    If we do not hear back from you by April 13, 2021, your child will not participate in state testing.


    If my student is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams?

    Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.


    My student is fully-remote. Are they expected to come in to take the exams?

    No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. However, if you would like your student to take the exam, they can be included—just notify us using the contact information above.


    If my student does not take the exams, will they be penalized?

    No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized.


    When are the exams?

    The exams will be administered within the following dates:

    • English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8: April 19–29, 2021
    • Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021
    • Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021


    Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.


    If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam?

    Students receiving in-person instruction who do not take the exam will continue their instructional program, as will fully remote students.


    Are the exams different this year?

    Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams for grades 3 through 8 will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for grades 4 and 8 will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer.  The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.



    I have more questions. How can I learn more?

    The DOE has created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to {insert contact information} with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.


    We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community.



    Ms. Scarlato


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  • Vote Today

    Voting for this years Participatory budget is now open. Please vote today and spread the word. 

    2020/2021 Participatory Budget

    Fine Arts Studio for Elementary Students at

    P.S.31 Samuel. F. DuPont, $10,000

    Help elementary students express themselves creatively in a fine arts studio stocked with paint brushes and paints(watercolors, oils and acrylics), paper and creative media(drawing an textured papers, wood, cards, canvas), mechanical pencils/pens, graphite, charcoal, mixing trays, inks, stools, easels, drafting tables, racks, bins, modeling tools and clay.

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Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

Through the commitment of staff, parents, students and community, we strive to create a learning environment in which each student is empowered and challenged to achieve his/her maximum potential in a safe and supportive environment.  Our goal is to develop students' problem solving, and creative skills to be prepared for success in their educational future.

 Mission Statement

The mission of PS 31 is to cultivate a nurturing environment in which we are committed to educational excellence.  Through rich and varied learning experiences, we will provide the vehicle for students to succeed in meeting the Common Core Learning Standards.  By challenging students academically, socially and emotionally, our goal is to build "Leaders of Change."  Students will become innovative thinkers, resourceful problem solvers, effective communicators both in writing and speaking as well as respectful and responsible citizens.  In partnership with families and the community, we will educate well-rounded students to become college and career ready.

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Leader in Me Habit 4: Think Win Win


     Here is a great video that teaches you all about thinking win win.  

When you help make a choice with others, you might not get exactly what you want, but you can work together so everyone wins.

Think Win Win is all about fairness. 

School Tours

Virtual Tour Dates

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:00am



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