The New York City Department of Education's (NYCDOE) Chancellor's Regulations cover a wide range of policies, divided into four sections.
- Volume A addresses student-related issues, from admissions to promotion.
- Volume B addresses school-based budgeting.
- Volume C addresses employee issues, from hiring to termination.
- Volume D addresses parent and community involvement.
The regulations are available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
P.S. 160 The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School- Our Committment To You
We are committed to making our student's academically and socially successful world citizens. Below you will find our Mission & Vision Statement, Instructional Focus for the 2019 - 2020 school year, our Equity Focus and the link to our School Parent Involvement Policy and School Compact. We have formulated a school policy , a contract, between the school, students, and parents. This policy/compact lays the frame work for the expectations for our students, parents and school to insure the best learning environment possible for our students. Please review the file below and hard copies of our Parent Involvement Policy & School Compact will be distributed to every student to be signed and returned back to school.
At PS 160, The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, educators, students, and parents form a
partnership dedicated to developing ingenuity and igniting a passion for learning. Our students
identify as collaborative innovators, who regularly engage in critical thinking exercises,
eagerly confront challenges, and pursue creative solutions to enduring problems. As a result,
Walt Disney graduates are procient readers, writers, and mathematicians who are ready for
the next phase of their educational careers, and primed for success throughout their lives.
Everyday at The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, teacher teams collaboratively engage in
data analysis and careful planning to ensure lessons are being taught with individual students
in mind. In engaging environments, our hands-on approach to teaching and learning
incorporates high reliability strategies that create memorable learning experiences where:
Students receive meaningful feedback from teachers and peers.
Opportunities to reinforce learning through intervention.
Students engage in self-directed inquiry to generate interdisciplinary solutions to real- world problems.
If the analysis of student mathematics and ELA data by teachers and instructional teams
informs classroom teaching, then students will be provided with rigorous instruction, which
will include prescribed enrichment, and/or intervention tasks, to meet their individual needs.
P.S. 160 – The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School – will address the disproportionality of
students of color referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI) from 9.9% in 2017-18 to
-Boys of color are being referred at a rate of 4.2%.
-Girls of color are being referred at a rate of 6.8%
P.S. 160, The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School, commits to addressing the
disproportionality of the students referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI), as well as,
the disproportionality of boys of color being referred to self-contained classes by having staff
participate in professional learning that will focus on building student rapport, developing
intervention strategies, understanding student data and how it can be utilized effectively to
move students forward instructionally, as well as, developing a greater understanding of the
Increased opportunities for staff to engage in Courageous Conversations exploring their
implicit biases, understanding culturally responsive teaching that will lead to the reevaluation
of lesson plans, pedagogy, and the student referral process to reduce the disproportionality of the students of color referred to the Multi-Tiered Support System (RTI).
Cell Phone Policy, Grading Policy, and BRT Safety
Please review the Cell Phone/Electronic Usage Policy for students. Cell Phone Policy.doc
Please review our school's Grading policy Grading Policy 2019.pdf
Building Response Teams (BRTs) are emergency information and action management teams that exist within each school or nonschool building. ...
Notify NYC - https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/
BRT Parent Letter 2019 Safety BRT Parent Letter.pdf