• Free Summer Meals

    Free Summer Meals

    Dear New Yorkers,

    The school year may be about to end, but at New York City Public Schools, we serve delicious food year-round. Our summer meals program is free and available to all New Yorkers ages 18 and under. There’s no paperwork, sign-up, or ID required. Students can enjoy tasty and nutritious breakfast and lunch options such as cinnamon burst pancakes, white bean and pasta primavera, soft turkey tacos, and summer squash.

    Here are some important details: Our summer meals service begins on June 27 and continues through August 30. Breakfast is offered from 8:00-9:15, and lunch runs from 11:00-1:15. Meals are served Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of July 4-5.

    Summer meals are available at approximately 500 locations citywide, including select schools, parks, libraries, and community pools (which provide meal service on weekends as well). To find the location nearest you, call 311, visit our summer meals webpage, or, starting June 27, text “NYCFOOD” or “NYCCOMIDA” to 304-304.

    In addition to our standard summer meals program, we also offer lunch seven days a week via food trucks in Brooklyn (Prospect Park), Manhattan (Sara D. Roosevelt Park), and the Bronx (Ferry Point Park). Interested families can learn more on our website.

    Finally, I should note that students in grades K-8 participating in Summer Rising will also receive free breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack at their Summer Rising site.

    No matter the time of year, healthy food is essential for children to learn and grow; the research shows us that physical health is the foundation for academic success, social-emotional development, and overall well-being. I’m proud to say that in New York City, we are deeply invested in ensuring all our students are nourished and well-fed.

    Staff, please spread the word about our summer meals program. Families, please take full advantage of our meal sites this June, July, and August. And to all, I wish you a delicious and nutritious summer!

    Soaring high,

    David C. Banks


    P.S. 199Q
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  • Summer EBT Benefits


    School Food

    Information on Summer EBT Benefits

    Beginning in summer 2024, New York State (NYS) is implementing Summer EBT, a new federal program to help low-income households with children purchase food over the summer when school is out of session and children can no longer rely on access to free/reduced price school meals. The Summer EBT benefit of $120 per eligible child will be issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that families can use just like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase eligible food items at SNAP participating grocery stores, farmers markets, and other retailers; these benefits expire 122 days from the date that the benefits are issued. The new program is in addition to free meals that children ages 18 and younger can get at summer meal sites in their communities.
    Please note that this is not a DOE program. For questions, direct families to and then call the Summer EBT Customer Service Helpline (1-833-452-0096) if further assistance is needed. The helpline will be able to answer questions about a specific child’s eligibility beginning July 1

    P.S. 199Q
  • Download the eChalk Notify App!

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 

    P.S. 199 has a new and simple way for you to stay updated on emergency notices, school closings, school and district announcements, school reopening, and more! Using our new eChalk Notify App you can receive real-time updates that appear as notifications immediately on your mobile devices. This will be the new platform being used to communicate with families this September. Get a head start and download it now! The eChalk Notify App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links below: 

    Apple App Store:

    Google Play Store:

    Once downloaded, you can log in to receive critical messages and alerts from your school and district by entering our school code below:

    School Code: A62884

    You can refer to the step by step instructions below to download and install eChalk Notify on your mobile phone or tablet:

    1. Download the eChalk Notify App. 

    Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

    1. Login with your username and password

    You can log into the eChalk Notify App without an account by clicking “Proceed without logging in” > Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect. You’ll only need to enter the school’s alert code when logging in for the first time.

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact eChalk Support at for further assistance.


    Kujtim Daliposki



    Estimados padres y guardianes,

    P.S. 199 tiene una manera nueva y sencilla de mantenerse actualizado sobre avisos de emergencia, cierres de escuelas, anuncios de escuelas y distritos, reapertura de escuelas y más. Con nuestra nueva aplicación eChalk Notify, puede recibir actualizaciones en tiempo real que aparecen como notificaciones inmediatamente en sus dispositivos móviles. Esta será la nueva plataforma que se utilizará para comunicarse con las familias este septiembre. ¡Alístate para el otoño y descarga ahora! La aplicación eChalk Notify se puede descargar desde Apple App Store o Google Play Store o usando los enlaces a continuación: 

    Tienda de aplicaciones de Apple:

    Google Play Store:

    Una vez descargado, puede iniciar sesión para recibir mensajes críticos y alertas de su escuela y distrito ingresando nuestro código escolar a continuación:

    Código escolar: A62884

    Puede consultar las instrucciones paso a paso a continuación para descargar e instalar eChalk Notify en su teléfono móvil o tableta:

    1. Descargue la aplicación eChalk Notify.

    Cualquiera puede descargar la aplicación eChalk Notify de forma gratuita desde Apple App Store o Google Play Store. Simplemente busque "eChalk Notify".

    1. Inicia sesión con tu nombre de usuario y contraseña

    Puede iniciar sesión en la aplicación eChalk Notify sin una cuenta haciendo clic en "Continuar sin iniciar sesión"> ícono de Configuración> +> ingrese el código de alerta de su escuela> Conectar. Solo deberá ingresar el código de alerta de la escuela cuando inicie por primera vez.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el equipo de asistencia de eChalk en para obtener más ayuda.


    Kujtim Daliposki


    P.S. 199Q
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