• PS 96 School App!

    PS 96 - The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts has officially launched a new school app to transform communication for students and families!

    The school app is now available to download on iOS™, Android™, and Windows™ devices. The school app gives parents, students, faculty, and staff the ability to stay connected and informed about what’s happening at PS 96X The Richard Rodgers School. From in-app translations to push notifications for urgent messages, we know this will be an impactful addition to our communication!

    PS 96X The Richard Rodgers School app by SchoolInfo is free and provides parents, students, and staff with immediate access to everything school-related including calendars, directions to events, contact information for teachers and administrators, important documents, cafeteria menus, and more. The school communication app will simplify communication from PS 96X The Richard Rodgers School, giving personalized information to users, right from their phones when they need it.

    Please visit to download the PS 96X The Richard Rodgers School app today!  If you need registration support, there's a wonderful support  video on our home page below this announcement.

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  • Free & Reduced Price Internet

    If you are interested in free or reduced price WiFi for you home, please visit the link below. There are many options available to NYC families to help ensure everyone has access to the internet for school work.

    Free & Reduced Price Wifi

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  • Engage, Educate, and Empower Families

    This past Wednesday, our wonderful Parent Coordinator, Ms. Muniz, hosted a successful virtual D11 Engage, Educate and Empower Family Night!  She had over 70 families join and make their very own lava lamps at the comfort of their homes.

    FLOWING with FUN family nights!

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  • Family Movie Night!

    PS96  and our Parent Association hosted our very first family movie night and it was a huge success! 350 people attended the event and enjoyed Monsters Inc. under the stars in our schoolyard.

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  • Fourth Grade Food Drive

    Fourth grade students engaged in a grade level food drive for Thanksgiving. Students donated den dollars towards the purchase of a non-perishable item, which were purchased by the grade level teachers.  For example, 1 Den$ = 1 canned good; 2 Den $s = a box of pasta, etc.  What an amazing way to embrace gratitude and giving this holiday season!

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  • S.T.E.A.M. Gala

    What an amazing afternoon we had at our First Annual S.T.E.A.M. Gala!  219 families spent the afternoon visiting classes and seeing the amazing projects created during prep classes and in clubs.   Judging by the smiles on everyone's faces, the afternoon was a huge success!

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  • Soap Box Derby!

    The Wolfpack took 3rd overall at the very first District 11 Soap Box Derby!  The team was led by Ms. O'Sullivan and supported by Ms. Oquendo.  These scholars planned, designed, and built the car as part of their after school club.  It was an amazing experience for all involved.

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  • Homecoming Week!

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  • Council Member Oswald Feliz Visits 96!

    Council Member Oswald Feliz toured our wonderful school and presented Mrs. Vetere with a $200,000 check to help enhance the school’s outside space for our wonderful scholars! We’re HOWLing with gratitude for Council Member Feliz and Mr. Wells, our PTA Vice President, for their work in helping to secure these funds.

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  • All About Operoo

    PS  96 is proud to partner with Operoo to make completing and sharing school forms easier for us all!   No more paper forms in the bottom of backpacks, no more filling in the same information over an over again.  Please use the link below for quick access to your Operoo account. 

    If you forget your password:
    1.  click the log-in link
    2.  click forgot password
    3.  enter the username or email used when creating your account
    4.  choose to reset via email or SMS (text message)
    5.  follow the reset links sent to you via email or SMS



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Principal Joan Vetere, Ed.D.

 Dr. Vetere in front of bulletin board    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year at P.S.96 - The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts!  We are so excited to welcome our scholars back for another amazing year of learning!  As we begin a new school year, our goals have remained the same.  We are committed to ensuring an excellent education for all students by providing rigorous lessons and instruction that will bring out the greatness that dwells within all of them. At P.S. 96, we dedicate ourselves to providing a safe, nurturing environment where all students are challenged academically as well as personally motivated by our core values, which are:  Have respect, Own your choices, We are safe, and Lead with kindness.

In order to ensure our scholars get the most out of each educational day, please remember that our school day begins promptly at 8:30 am everyday! Please be at your child’s designated arrival site by 8:25 am. All classes will enter the building at 8:35 am, to begin a day of learning and fun. If you arrive after that time, enter through the main entrance. Student dismissal is promptly at  2:50 pm. Please be on time to pick up your child, thank you!!

Each year we strive to strengthen our home-school partnership and encourage all of you to set a goal to become more engaged within our school community. Your support and commitment to your children’s learning and our school makes a difference in your child’s education. We cannot do this important work without you! 

In order to stay up to date on all the exciting events happening at P.S. 96, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Remember, Dojo is our main platform for communicating with our families, so please download the app if you have not already done so. 

Thank you for your continued support as we work diligently to make your child's education our priority.  We are all looking forward to an exciting year of learning, growth, and wonderful memories at PS 96!


Joan T. Vetere, Ed.D.



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Celebrating the Spring Season & Holidays


  • Spring Recess

    School is closed for Spring Recess - classes resume Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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  • New York State Math Exam - Grades 3 & 4

    Students in Grades 3 & 4 will take NYS Math exam throughout the school day

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  • New York State Math Exam - Grade 5

    Students in Grade 5 will take NYS computer based Math exam throughout the school day

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  • New York State Science Exam - Grade 5

    5th Grade students will take the NYS Science exam throughout the school day

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  • New York State Math Exams - Grades 3 & 4

    Students in grades 3 & 4 will take NYS Math exam throughout the school day

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