P.S. 186Q

The Castlewood School

Castlewood Community Happenings

Welcome Back, Castlewood!

We are SO excited to begin the 2021-22 School Year!

School Hours 8:00AM - 2:20PM

All students must arrive wearing a proper fitting face mask and have a completed daily health screening.



ARRIVAL

Pre-K: Castle Playground

Kindergarten & Grade 1: Main Lobby Entrance

Grades 2 - 5: Entrance 8



DISMISSAL

Pre-K: Castle Playground

Kindergarten: 2:15PM at Main Lobby Entrance

Grades 1 & 3: 2:20PM at Exit 2A (ramp)

Grade 2: 2:20PM Exit 8

Grades 4 & 5: 2:20PM at Exit 2


8:35AM Student arrival for Pre-K (Entrance 5A by Castle)


  • Parents must take their child’s temperature each morning and complete the health screening survey prior to arrival. Thermometers will be given to all blended students on their first day of attendance in the building.

  • School staff will be greeting families as they arrive at the main entrance to collect paper copies of the survey/check phones for the “Cleared to Enter DOE Schools and Facilities [Date]” message.

  • Blue markers have been placed on the sidewalk to support appropriate social distancing while families wait to enter the building.

  • If a child arrives without evidence of a completed survey, school staff will support families in the survey completion process.

  • Random temperature checks will be conducted.

  • Students will enter the school building independently.

  • Once in the building, all students will go directly to their classrooms.

  • School staff will greet students coming off of the bus by the ramp door. These students will go through the same screening process as those students walking to school.

Kindness Committee

Send a shout out for any act of kindness you see in our community to confettikids186@gmail.com

Student Council


Stay tuned for updates on upcoming Student Council elections and events!

ImportanT Reminders

ALL FAMILIES WILL BE RECEIVING THE ANNUAL SCHOOL SURVEYS VIA A LINK SENT THROUGH EMAIL AND OPEROO. PLEASE BE SURE TO FILL THEM OUT FOR EACH OF YOUR CHILDREN ONLINE BY MAY 11th! THIS YEAR YOUR CODE WILL BE LOWER CASE F FOLLOWED BY YOUR CHILD’S STUDENT ID NUMBER. THANK YOU!

Digital Accessibility

The DOE is committed to creating and supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. To ensure that our website serves the needs of everyone, it follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA. That means the sites work for people with disabilities, including those who are blind and partially sighted.

We are committed to creating accessible digital experiences for all website visitors. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please email jcosentino5@schools.nyc.gov for assistance.

Vision Statement

At Castlewood, we strive to meet the needs of our students and ensure that our unique and diverse population has strong academic opportunities. We do this by assuming a multi -faceted approach to learning and through the development of advanced literacy skills to prepare our students for life in the 21st Century.

Mission Statement

In order to support all students, Castlewood will bolster instruction in all classrooms and ensure that every student acquires, and every parent/guardian understands, advanced literacy skills by creating equitable learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. We will provide a welcoming and affirming environment, high expectations, rigorous instruction, inclusive curricula, and assessments through ongoing professional learning and support as well as family engagement opportunities.