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You still have one more month to enjoy the summer; make it count!

Can you believe we’re already halfway through summer?

It seems like it was only just yesterday when we were celebrating the end of the 2017–18 school year and honoring our students and staff members for a job well done.

But now, it’s August, which means that we’re only just a little over a month away from the start of the 2018–19 school year.

But a month is still a month, right? So before you get all in your feelings about the end of summer, let us all take a moment to step back, take a deep breath, and plan out some summer adventures in order to make the most of the time we have left!

On that note, let’s take a moment to check out what is going on in NYC schools in August 2018, courtesy of the DOE’s brand-new official Schools Calendar.

August 2018
Thursday, August 9 Last Day of Summer School/Summer in the City (SITC) programs
Elementary & middle school students only
Tuesday, August 14 Last Day of Summer School/SITC programs
D-75 and Extended School Year (ESY) students only
Wednesday, August 15 Last Day of Summer School/SITC programs
High school students only
Thurs., August 16 – Fri., August 17 New York State RCTs & Regents Exams
For high school students who need to take Regents exams this summer. Check out our blog post to learn more.
Wednesday, August 22 Summer SHSAT Exam
Select applicants only – see below
Tuesday, August 28 Summer Auditions for LaGuardia H.S.
Select applicants only – see below

Some quick notes about this month’s schedule:

  • New York State RCT and Regents Exams:
    • Check out The Morning Bell’s August Regents post to learn more about New York State’s Regents Exam schedule.
    • Need to take a Regents exam this August? Talk with your/your child’s assigned counselor, or speak with guidance staff members at any City high school to indicate your interest in August’s scheduled Regents Exams, ASAP.
  • Summer SHSAT Exams & Summer Auditions for Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S.
    • Note that these dates (August 22 & August 28) only apply to students who meet all three of the following criteria:
      • Entered eighth or ninth grade for the first time in September 2017;
      • Became NYC residents after November 1, 2017; AND
      • Did NOT participate in the fall 2017 SHSAT and/or LaGuardia High School Auditions.
    • Students who meet all three of the above criteria can register for both the Summer SHSAT and LaGuardia H.S.’s Summer Auditions at their local Family Welcome Center until Thursday, August 16. For more information, check out the DOE’s website.


That’s all for this month! On behalf of the DOE, we wish all of you a safe and relaxing remainder of summer.

Enjoy Your Summer Before the Start of the School Year on September 5

Don’t forget to bring along one of our recommended books throughout your summer travels!

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