Dr. Jason Cotto, I.A. Principal

Mrs. Dukhovny Assist. Principal

Principal's Corner

January 3, 2024

Dear P.S. 38 Parents and Guardians:

I hope this letter finds you in good health and that you and your children enjoyed the mid-winter break. I hope that you had a joyous and relaxing holiday season and that everyone is looking forward to an exciting remainder of the 2023-2024 school year together.

As the new Interim Acting Principal of P.S. 38, I am truly honored to lead a school with such a diverse student population and dedicated staff. I arrive to P.S.38 with 24 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education and 3 years at an early childhood center. My journey in education began in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a Universal Pre-K teacher in a Community-Based Organization and continued in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where I taught for 16 years at a Department of Education elementary school. In 2016, I transferred to P.S.18 where I taught for 2 years and transitioned into the role of Assistant Principal in 2018 up until January 2, 2024. My years as a teacher and a leader have taught me countless lessons about myself, building relationships with students and parents, teacher practice, leadership, and working with various stakeholders within a school community.

Although I was extremely happy as an Assistant Principal at P.S.18, my leadership journey has led me to P.S.38 and I fully intend to honor the legacy of my predecessor, Mrs. Acosta-Murillo, and continue to build on P.S. 38’s vision, mission, teaching practices and cultural experiences that have been implemented to ensure student, parent, and community success.

In the coming weeks, I am eager to get to know students, teachers, parents, and the school community. It is imperative that I understand all of the things that make P.S. 38 a unique school community. This includes getting to know constituent and stakeholder groups on a more personal level as well as continuing to create and sustain positive, collaborative, and productive relationships with families and the community for the benefit of students. This will also include collaboration with the PTA and members of the School’s Leadership Team as well as engaging in regular and open two-way communication with families, students and the community.

I look forward to working together as a team to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through cohesiveness, positivity, inclusivity, fairness, consistency, and equitable practices for all!

Best Regards,

Dr. Jason Cotto

I.A. Principal, Public School 38


January 3, 2024 Dr. Cotto Family Letter


School Leadership Team SLT

Our School Leadership Team (SLT) is used as a voice and choice for our children, families and the school community. 
We meet monthly to share school data and areas of celebration at our school. If you are interested in joining our SLT,  you can contact Mrs. Dukhovny, AP (SLT Chairperson) by calling (718)351-1225. Our next SLT meeting is scheduled for February 8th. 

Councilman Carr's Visit

What is current at PS 38

  • PTA Meetings

    Join us for our last PTA Meeting of the year. IN PERSON @8:15 am

    Tuesday May 21, 2024

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  • What's for Breakfast? What's for Lunch?

    We now offer HOT BREAKFAST for students between 7:15 and 7:40

    Students will still have the option of grabbing a cold breakfast at 7:45 as they walk into their classrooms.


    Check here to see what is on the menu today

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  • Parent Teacher Conference/ Early dismissal from school

    Early Dismissal from school

    Pre-K , Kinder, grade1 dismiss at 10:55

    grades 2, 3, 4, 5 dismiss at 11:05


    Make appointments for your virtual conference with your child's teacher. Teachers will be sending out forms for you to make your appointment.

    Afternoon- 12:30-2:30pm

    Evening - 4:30-7:30pm

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  • What is Class DoJo?

    Check here to see how Class DOJO works.

    PS38 George Cromwell School
  • Devices for Remote Learning

    Do you need a device or technical support? Need help with a broken, lost, or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help
    desk at 718-935-5100 and press 4 to get assistance.  
    You can also get quick help online:  
     Browse tech support topics: schools.nyc.gov/technicaltools  
     File a tech support ticket: schools.nyc.gov/techsupport  
     Request a device: schools.nyc.gov/devices
     Get support with a DOE-issued iPad: schools.nyc.gov/ipadfixes  
     Issues with your Internet connection: schools.nyc.gov/internet
    For information on platforms your child may use and ways to support them during remote learning, visit

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  • Attendance Requirements

    Remember that our school day starts at 7:45 am. Children who arrive later than 7:55 will be marked late.

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