Let's get those surveys in Dolphin Families!
Families return your sealed surveys to your child's classroom teacher.
The first class in each grade with 100% participation, will get a pizza, ice cream, or brownie party of their choice! 


Click on the icon for highlights from last year's NYC School Survey 2023. 



The application deadline is Monday, February 12, 2024.
Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov


Go check out pics and videos on PS 65's Instagram account @ps65si!


Families with children in Kindergarten through Second Grade are automatically enrolled in the NYC Kids Rise Save for College Program and receive a free NYC Scholarship account.
For more information, click on the icon or email Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov.


The application is now OPEN!  Click on the icon for more information.
Summer Experiences for youth aged 14-24
Deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2024




Sign up for our NYC Schools Account in time to view report cards by January 19, 2024.
Contact PC Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov or call her at 718.981.5034 to get your creation code to create your account.



For Families with Children Born in 2019

Do you have a child born in 2019?  Then you can apply to Pre K!  To access the MySchools portal, kindly click on the icon provided. It will take you directly to the portal.

Pre-K Admissions Timeline

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2024: Pre-K Application Opens
  • Friday, March 1, 2024: Pre-K Application Closes
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024: Pre-K Offer Release 

Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov

Principal's Corner


You can access the school-wide letters for the 2023-2024 school year from Principal Jacob-Alex by simply clicking on the links below. 

 Welcome Back to School_September 2023.pdf 

Family Letter_January 2024

November Updates

Hot Cocoa Was a Huge Success!

Themes for the Month/February



PS 65 Families

THEME: Kindness/Relationship Building


BOOK: “Enemy PieBy: Derek Munson

QUOTE: “Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.” - Maya Angelou

SONGS OF THE MONTH: “Try a Little Kindness” Tori Kelly and “One Day" -Matisyahu

School Faculty and Staff


Immunizations and Health Forms for the Start of School

 Any NYC Health & Hospital site can provide free immunizations and help families complete the required health form. 

Please visit this link for a list of primary care clinics and the DOE vaccination page for vaccine requirements.

For any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the school office at 718.981.5034 and speak with Patty Siragusa, School Secretary, or Norma Santaliz, Parent Coordinator.

Report Cards are available in your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)

By now, most parents have set up their accounts, but for those that have not - please get in touch with Ms. Santaliz, Parent Coordinator, to help set up an account.  Report cards are available in your NYCSA account.

Parents will vote in the CEC elections through their NYCSA account this year. So if both parents want to vote, they need an account.  Please read below if you have not set up your account. NYCSA is an easy way to stay connected to your child’s school, offering you access to your child’s grades, schedules, test scores, attendance, Individualized Education Program (IEP) information, bus times, and more. NYCSA allows you to submit essential school forms online and access important announcements from the NYC Department of Education, including news of events in your district or citywide.NYCSA now includes Parent University, a resource hub filled with free courses, events, and activities to help empower you as an advocate for your child’s education. In addition, you can use NYCSA to cast your vote in upcoming elections for candidates who will represent your community on local and citywide Community Education Councils.

How to Sign UpYou can sign up for an account today with just your name and contact information, and then connect the account to your child’s records by contacting your school for verification. Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/nycsa and sign up now at schoolsaccount.nyc.



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Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov  or contact NYC Kids Rise at 833.543.7473, info@nyckidsrise.org, or visit www.nyckidsrise.org.


Transportation Eligibility

As per DOE directive, transportation eligibility is based on a student's grade level, walking distance between home and school, and existing accommodations based on medical condition, housing status, or safety assessment.

As a reminder, you can log into your NYCSA to know the status of your child's bus. If you need help setting up or accessing a NYCSA, don't hesitate to contact Parent Coordinator Norma Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov or call at 718.981.5034 ext. 1120.

Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov

School Visitor Policy

Visitors to school buildings are no longer required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine. All students and staff will receive 4 rapid test kits each month to use at home. Mask mandates have been lifted. Learn more at the NYC Schools COVID-19 webpage.


  • Pre K Application Closes

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  • Kindergarten Offer Release

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • SLT March Meeting

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Easter Recess - School Closed

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • 5th Grade Families -Middle School Offer Release

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Visit our PTA Page for current fundraisers.




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PTA Reminders

Questions/Concerns?  Please email the PTA at 31R065PA@schools.nyc.gov.


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Being in school is expected every day to continue the progress and success of all students.


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Student Progress