With February just about ready to exit stage left to make way for March, we are reminded of William Shakespeare’s oft-quoted line from his classic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:
“Beware the Ides of March.”
The Ides of March? Guess that ol’ Soothsayer was talking about this month’s upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences, huh?
Prophesies from sketchy-looking prognosticators aside, let us take a moment to wave goodbye to February, and check out what’s in store for City public schools in March, courtesy of the DOE’s official Schools Calendar:
|Friday, March 2||Last Day to Apply for the City’s New Middle Schools
Applicable only to families who have received invitations to apply for any of the new middle schools opening next year. Please refer to our Middle School Admissions page for more details.
|Tues., March 6 – Wed., March 7||Parent Teacher Conferences (Middle Schools)
3/6: Afternoon sessions; half-day for students in participating schools
3/7: Evening sessions
|Thurs., March 8 – Fri., March 9||Parent Teacher Conferences (High Schools)
3/8: Evening sessions
3/9: Afternoon sessions; half-day for students in participating schools
|Mon., March 12 – Tues., March 13||Parent Teacher Conferences (District 75 Programs)
3/12: Evening sessions
3/13: Afternoon sessions; half-day for students in participating schools
|Wed., March 14 – Thurs., March 15||Parent Teacher Conferences (Elementary Schools)
3/14: Evening sessions
3/15: Afternoon sessions; half-day for students in participating schools
|Wednesday, March 21||SAT School Day
All NYC high school students in Grade 11 will take the SAT, free of charge. Exam will take place during the school day. All Grade 10 students will take the PSAT, free of charge.
|Friday, March 30||Start of Spring Recess
All City public schools are closed. Schools will reopen on April 9.
Some quick notes about this month’s schedule:
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
Speak with teachers and staff members to confirm your school’s Parent Teacher Conference schedule, as some schools may have their own practices.
Parents: consider asking the questions listed on our website during your conferences to learn more about your children’s classroom experiences.
- SAT School Day
On Wednesday, March 21, all City high schools will be providing their juniors and sophomores with SATs and PSATs, respectively, free of charge. To learn more, check out the DOE’s “Preparing for the SAT” webpage and stay tuned to The Morning Bell for more info and tips in early March.
- Kindergarten Admissions
Families who applied for fall 2018 admission to the City’s kindergarten programs by the DOE’s deadline on January 19 should receive responses to their applications throughout March. Check out the DOE’s Kindergarten Admissions webpage for information.
- High School Admissions:
Students and families who applied for fall 2018 admission to City high schools by the DOE’s deadline on December 1, 2017 should receive responses to their applications throughout March. Check out the DOE’s High School Admissions webpage for more information.
- Gifted & Talented (G&T) Programs
Families whose students took the DOE’s G&T test in January will receive their test results in late March. For more information, check out the DOE’s G&T Admissions webpage to learn more.
That’s all for this month. We hope you all have a great March!