It’s time to step out of January’s shadow.
Now that February’s here, we’ve reached the halfway point of the 2020–21 school year for NYC public schools—can you believe it? It’s almost like the first half of the school year snuck past us all while we weren’t looking!
Fortunately, we’re not going to let February 2021 creep up on any of you readers, especially since there’s a lot packed into this month that is of great interest to NYC public school families. Between two major admissions deadlines, a number of family support events, and even a week-long recess, February is set to be a milestone month for City students and their families in 2021. And the best part—we won’t need Staten Island Chuck to help you see what’s coming in the weeks ahead!
So without further ado, here’s a look at what is happening in NYC public schools in February 2021, courtesy of our official 2020-2021 NYC Public Schools Calendar.
EDITOR’S NOTE (2/1): Due to severe weather conditions, all NYC school buildings are closed on Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2. All students who are supposed to be in attendance during the Professional Development Day on February 1 are expected to log onto their classes remotely. On February 2, all students in all grade levels are receiving remote instruction. Read more about it here on The Morning Bell.
EDITOR’S NOTE (2/9): We’ve updated this calendar to reflect the DOE’s new deadlines for NYC’s 2021 middle and high school applications. The NYC Middle School Application is now due on Tuesday, February 23, while the NYC High School Application is now due on Monday, March 1, 2021. In addition, we’ve inserted an opening date for this year’s Pre-K Admissions process—February 24, 2021.
EDITOR’S NOTE (2/26): The CCEC application deadline has now been extended to Thursday, March 4, 2021. The calendar below has been updated to reflect this change.
NYC Schools Calendar — February 2021
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
Black History Month
Throughout February, the NYC Department of Education will highlight books, events, movies, and other resources in support of Black History Month. Join us as we commemorate Black History Month throughout February on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), our main website, and right here on The Morning Bell!
Middle School Admissions
Families with children in fifth grade or in sixth grade in a K–6 school can apply for admission to the City’s middle schools (grades 6–8) for the 2021–22 school year until Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Learn more about middle school admissions by visiting our official Middle School page or by reviewing our prior coverage right here on The Morning Bell.
High School Admissions
Students seeking admissions to NYC high schools for the 2021–22 school year can submit their high school applications until Monday, March 1, 2021. Students who are interested in applying to the City’s audition high schools (including the specialized high school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S.) also have until Monday, March 1 to register for auditions. Learn more about high school admissions by visiting our official High School page or by checking out our previous coverage on The Morning Bell.