Real-Time Parent and Student Engagement

PupilPath mobile application allows parents to have instant access to their child’s class performance information on the go, including:

• Up-to-date classroom progress
• Attendance live as it is taken
• Grades and status of assignments and exams
• Assignment due dates and descriptions
• Student GPA and averages in class grading categories
• Report card grades
• Daily schedule

Being apart of your child's academic career is very important. There is no easier way of doing that but by participating in the school's Parent / Teacher Association (PTA). They will meet according to the schedule below:

** Dates are tentative. Executive board meetings start at 7:00 PM and Membership meetings start at 7:30 PM

September 22
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 12
February 9
March 16
April 20
May 20
June 9

Parents interested in playing a bigger part at Grady HS and feel they would like to contribute to the policies of Grady HS should consider attending School Leadership Team (SLT) meetings. The schedule for these meetings are shown below:

**Tentative Dates

September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17
January 14
February 11
March 25
April 22
May 20
June 17


Program Cards

Students must carry their program cards and photo I.D.'s at all times. Program cards are used to show 'free' periods.


Daily attendance is required of all students for success in class work and necessary for passing grades. Absentee students must submit an absence note to the attendance office upon return to school which has been signed by a parent, guardian or doctor. Parents and guardians must make every effort to contact Guidance Counselors and teachers to obtain homework assignments when their youngsters are out from school for an extended period of time. Students should obtain telephone numbers of classmates whom they may contact for homework assignments when they are absent. Unexcused absences (cutting) may lead to a failing grade


Students have three minutes to travel from one class to another. Be prompt! Excessive lateness will prevent students from full participation in subject classes and may result in lower grades or failure.

Transportation Cards

Students who meet eligibility requirements of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) may obtain free MTA Cards. These cards may be used on school days for a maximum of four trips daily from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Students are urged to take care of each monthly MTA card as lost and stolen cards cannot be replaced.

Illness in School

Students should have an updated Emergency Contact Card on file in the Health Office so that the Health Aide may contact parents or guardians when students become ill or are injured. If it is necessary for students to go home, and they are younger than eighteen years old, their parents or guardians must come to the school to pick them up at the Health Office.


Students must obtain a pass if it is necessary to leave a class unless there is a medical emergency. Teachers have the right to limit use and duration of the classroom pass.


Students must return all textbooks at the end of the school year in good condition so that the next class may use them. Students who fail to return books will have their names listed on an "unreturned book list" and will not be given books for the new class until the previous class books are returned.


Breakfast will be served each morning from 7:45 AM to 8:10 AM. Students may obtain a free or reduced rate breakfast after submitting appropriate forms to the cafeteria staff


Students are required to eat lunch in the Student Cafeteria. If students wish to obtain full or reduced rate lunch, they must submit required forms to the cafeteria staff.

Lost and Found

The Deans Office, located in Rm C-11, has a "Lost and Found" office. Students who lose books, clothing and any other valuables, should first check the Dean's Office to see if the lost items were found and returned.


All students must have complete and up to date immunization records indicating immunization against measles, mumps, polio, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Students who do not have current immunization will be excluded from school. In addition, for all students' health and safety, they must have annual medicals to participate in physical activities. Immunization records and medicals are stored in the Health Office


The Board of Education requires all students and staff to participate in twelve fire drills throughout the school year. The fire alarm signal is: four series of three bells followed by one bell. Students and staff must exit the building by following the directions posted in the room and leave in a speedy, orderly and silent manner. Students who may happen to be attending classes in buildings used for college courses when the fire alarm sounds, must follow all procedures for fire drills conducted by the City University of New York.

Useful Websites and Phone Numbers: - new website that offers school children from kindergarten to 12th grade research materials, study tips, and access to the city's literary resources. It has been created through collaboration between the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library, with input from the city Department of Education. - All Kinds of Minds is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting programs, interventions and tools that assist struggling students. The organization produces a monthly newsletter with tips and strategies for understanding learning differences and boosting student achievement. The website and newsletter feature articles on home-school partnerships and parent involvement in student success.

Dial-A-Teacher - Free homework help Monday through Friday 4 - 7 PM.
Call 212-777-3380


PSAL Policies Describes the attendance and academic guidelines for participating on sports teams with the PSAL.
Dress Code Outlines the Grady HS dress code established in June 2009
Grade Appeal Describes the guidelines for appealing a class grade
Grading Policy Outlines the grading policy for each subject area
Unreturned Property Policy Outlines the policy for DOE property not returned
Academic Honesty Policy Describes the expectations of all students in regards to academics
School Guidelines and Resources Outlines the guidelines in the school.
Discipline Code Outlines Student Discipline Code set forth by the city.


Your children need you to be interested and involved in their academic progress. Your children, however, must be responsible for their own grades, attendance, and behavior.

Be Interested

Make sure that your child knows that his/her academic progress is important to you. Keep an eye out for report cards as soon as they come out. Do not assume that someone will call you if there's a problem.

Discuss Classes and Set Goals

Sit down with your child at the beginning of each grading period and help them set academic goals. Setting goals will give them something to work towards.
Throughout the term, recognize effort and improvement. Acknowledge academic success. Offer rewards if goals were met at the end of the term.

Be Available to Help

Be available to help with homework, but don't give more help than is wanted.


Talk to your child about what's happening in school and be a good listener.

Encourage School Involvement

Studies show that students who are involved in school-related activities enjoy school more and they have greater academic success.

Monitor Activities and Jobs

Make sure that your child is not spending too much time watching TV, playing games, or talking on the phone. Also, make sure your child is not working too late at a job.

Important "Don'ts"

1. Don't nag about school or grades.
2. Don't allow your child to miss school unless he/she is truly ill. You will send a message that school isn't important.
3. Don't criticize a teacher in front of your child. Your child will only lose respect for that teacher.
4. Don't make your child's failures (or successes) your own.
5. Don't have expectations that are unrealistic.

Work with your School

Know that teachers, counselors, and principals are there to help your child get the best education possible. If you have a concern that related to a specific teacher or class, call or email the teacher. Other questions and concerns should go to your child's guidance counselor.

If Your Child is Not Doing Well in School

Most students who don't do well in school feel like failures. They are frustrated, discouraged and sometimes angry. The "I don't care" attitude they often display is a defense mechanism. Its important for these students to know that their parents have not given up on them. They also need to know that their parents are interested, supportive, and willing to take the time to help them figure out how to be more successful in school.

Students who are not doing well in school usually have problems in one or more of the following areas:


It is extremely important for students to be in school, on time, every day.

Appropriateness of Courses

If any of your child's courses are too difficult, too easy, or not right for him/her, call your child's guidance counselor.


Your child needs to know that you will be monitoring his/her academic progress and that success will be recognized and poor performances noticed. Your child also needs to know that you care.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

School performance will be affected by abuse in alcohol or drugs. Talk to your child if you feel this is the case.