Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Families you can make a difference in your children’s education and our school community by being active members of the QHST Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA is a primary vehicle for parents to get involved in their children’s schools. Through PTAs, they can network, exchange ideas, solve school concerns, and affect school policy and budget decisions with teachers, school leaders, and other parents.
Participate in School Events, Meetings, and Decisions
Our school holds various events such as family workshops, and informational sessions throughout the school year that provide opportunities to connect with your child’s school community. Whatever your schedule, there is a way for you to participate. Speak with your parent coordinator about upcoming events and activities.
NYC Public School Guidebook
The NYC Public School Guidebook is an annual publication containing current information about New York City’s public schools, including; Important dates in this year’s school calendar, Details about enrolling in City schools, Who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, What students are learning in each grade, Programs available to support students in & out of the classroom, How New York City students get to school, Graduation requirements, How to obtain financial aid for college, and more!
NYC School Accounts
You can easily access information about your child’s progress in school, including grades and attendance, with the NYC Schools Account online tool. Create or log into your NYC Schools Account by visiting mystudent.nyc from a computer, smartphone, tablet, or any internet-ready device.
PupilPath allows parents and students to view important student and school information such as student attendance records, schedules, assignment due dates and grades, graduation eligibility, and more. This is a convenient tool for both parents and students to keep up with classwork and track student performance.
Who You Can Speak To In Our School
All the staff at your school work together to support your child’s academic, emotional, and social growth. There are some school staff members who you may talk to regularly—but many others also play important roles in your child’s education. Learn more about some of these important people at your school and when to seek their support.
- Principal: Leads and oversees all school staff members and students. Speak with the principal about concerns that cannot be resolved through a teacher, parent coordinator, or other school staff member.
- Assistant Principal: Helps the principal oversee school programs, academics, student support, and discipline, and can answer questions and assist with issues in these areas.
- School Counselor: Provides students with social and emotional support as well as academic guidance. Speak with school counselors regarding any social or emotional issues your child may be experiencing, high school admissions, academic scheduling, grades, and college/ career planning.
- Parent Coordinator: Provides information to families about school services and programs, and helps answer questions and concerns. Contact your school’s parent coordinator to learn more about parent-based activities and opportunities.
- Teacher: Answers questions about a child’s academics and grades, as well as behavioral, social, and emotional growth. The teacher is a family’s first and primary point of contact; check in regularly to ensure your child’s success in school.
- Superintendent: Community superintendents support and oversee schools serving grades K–8 while high school superintendents support and oversee schools serving grades 9–12. The District 75 Superintendent oversees special education programs citywide, and the District 79 Superintendent oversees alternative programs.
- District Family Support Coordinator: Serves as the point of contact for family concerns in your school district. If you have a problem that cannot be resolved at the school level, contact your district’s family support coordinator.
- District Family Leadership Coordinator: Supports school and district parent leadership structures, including PA/PTAs, School Leadership Teams, and more. Contact your district’s family leadership coordinator regarding parent leadership opportunities available in your school or district.