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New building for P.S./I.S. 276 Students at 55 Battery Place

Back to a New School For P.S./I.S. 276 Students

New building for P.S./I.S. 276 Students at 55 Battery Place
New building for P.S./I.S. 276 Students at 55 Battery Place (Credit: Flickr PS/IS276)

Summers over for millions of kids, but some students in our neighborhood can’t wait to go back to school tomorrow.

P.S./I.S. 276 officially opens their doors today for summer registration but will welcome the first class of students tomorrow into their new school at 55 Battery Place. The school hails as New York City’s greenest school in the five boroughs. Last year, the school housed it’s Kindergarten class in a temporary space at the Tweed Courthouse.

Today summer registration is open and tomorrow marks the first day of classes for all grades, with shorter days for the Kindergarten and Pre-K classes.

P.S./I.S. 276 is located behind the Millenium Tower residences and will have the same green technologies for the school that power the building, including the use of solar panels and filtered air ducts. The building was designed by Dattner Architects.

The school is zoned for students who live south of Albany Street, Liberty and Maiden Lane. The zone initially caused controversy for Gateway Plaza families who wanted to be included in the school zone because of it’s close proximity.

The school year academic calendar for parents is as follows:

September 8 – First day of school/Half day for Kindergarten/Shortened session for Pre-K.
September 9-10 – Rosh Hashanah (No School)
September 13- Half Day for Kindergarten/Shortened Session for Pre-K
September 14- First Fully day for Kindergarten/Shortened Session for Pre-K
September 15- First Full Session for Pre-K
October 1- Pre-K non attendance day
October 11- Columbus Day (No School)
November 2- Election Day (No School)
November 25-26- Thanksgiving Recess
December 24-31- Winter Recess
January 3, 2011- School Resumes
January 17- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 21-25- Midwinter Recess
March 7 – Pre-K Non Attendance Day
April 18-26- Spring Recess
April 27- School Resumes
May 30- Memorial Day Observed (No School)
June 9- Chancellor’s Conference Day (No School)
June 28- Last Day of School (Half Day)