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Dear New Yorkers, 


Approximately 150,000 students in grades K-12 ride our yellow school buses each day. Getting students to and from school safely is a major undertaking—we operate the largest bus fleet in the Western Hemisphere! So I’m especially proud to announce the NYC School Bus App, an innovation that makes school transportation smoother, safer, and easier for our families.  


This app, designed in partnership with Via, allows families to track their child’s school bus as it travels to and from school. What does this look like? Let’s say you’re waiting at your child’s bus stop, and it’s 10 minutes past the time they usually arrive. Instead of wondering where they are, you can simply check the app for their real-time location.  


Families with students in grades K-12 who take our yellow bus service can sign up with a few easy steps:  


First, make sure you have activated your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). You’ll also need your student’s nine-digit ID number on hand. Then, download the NYC School Bus App from your device’s mobile application store. Use your NYCSA information to log in and select the child whose route you’d like to track.  


Please note: if your child's route does not display on the app, it means their bus driver has not yet signed up. So far, about 75% of our bus drivers have enrolled in this program, and we are working to reach full participation in the coming weeks. 


We’ll also be updating and enhancing the NYC School Bus App in response to family feedback, so we encourage you to download the app and test it out soon! We’re excited to embark on this journey with you. 


Soaring high, 



David C. Banks 


How to Access Your Child's MySchools Account

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Chancellor's Welcome Back Letter to Families

Welcome Back Letter for Families


Parents and Guardians of P.S./M.S. 161

Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 Academic School Year! Please click on the link below to read our welcome back letter in order to better prepare yourselves for the upcoming school year. 

Welcome Back Letter for Parents

Bienvenidos todos los padres y tutores de P.S./M.S 161

Si tiene inquietudes, preguntas o desea hablar con el administrador, complete el siguiente formulario:  
Formulario de admisión para padres

Tenga en cuenta: Los procedimientos de llegada y salida para K-8 están listos para ver. Consulte a continuación 

PS/MS 161 formularios y amp; Enlaces:
Inglés -Calendario del Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York 2022/2023
Traducido  -
Estamos emocionados de dar la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes, padres, tutores y personal a otro año escolar académico impactante y emocionante. 

El primer día de clases es el 7 de septiembre de 2023

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