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The Dog Days of Summer are almost here…

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When did life ever get to be so ruff?

As we move through June and into the last few weeks of 2020–21 school year, New York City public schools are hard at work wrapping up the lessons and the schoolwork of the past nine months. And for the fifth, eighth, and twelfth grade students of the Class of 2021, June is especially meaningful, as this month marks the end of their journeys through elementary, middle, and high school, respectively. Indeed, for these students, June is a time for reflection, planning ahead, and super cute “keep in touch” messages.

Beyond the last day of school on June 25, this month’s calendar features four State Regents exam dates, virtual seminars regarding the next steps in the high school admissions process, and digital events celebrating students’ talents and work.

So without further ado, here’s a look at what’s happening in NYC public schools this month, courtesy of our official 2020–2021 NYC Public Schools Calendar.

NYC Schools Calendar — June 2021

All Month Long
LGBTQ Pride Month

Throughout the month, NYC schools and cultural institutions across the five boroughs are commemorating the experiences and impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had across the U.S.

Thursday, June 3

Anniversary Day

No classes for students; Chancellor's Conference Day for staff development.

Saturday, June 5

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Event for High School Offers and Waitlists

Learn more about the next steps in this year's high school admissions process by joining a virtual information session on Zoom.

Tuesday, June 8

Clerical Day

No classes for students in K–5, K–6, 6–8, K–12, and D-75 schools/programs ONLY. Students in 9–12 and 6–12 schools (non D-75) are in attendance.

Tuesday, June 8

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Event for High School Offers and Waitlists (en Español)

Learn more about the next steps in this year's high school admissions process by joining a virtual information session on Zoom.

Wednesday, June 9

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Forum for Young People — State of Emergency

Activist and author, Tamika Mallory, will provide high school students with words of inspiration, support, and encouragement in this digital event on Zoom. Learn more and register online.

Wednesday, June 9

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Transition and College Access Center (TCAC) Office Hours for Families

Virtual office hour session for families seeking transition support for students with disabilities. Register online.

Thursday, June 10

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Third Annual rFUTURE Performance

Celebrate sustainability in action with NYC high school student artists showcasing their talents through music and video in this virtual event. Register online.

Thursday, June 10

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Event for High School Offers and Waitlists (in Mandarin)

Learn more about the next steps in this year's high school admissions process by joining a virtual information session on Zoom.

Thursday, June 10

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Third Annual rFUTURE Performance (Encore)

Celebrate sustainability in action with NYC high school student artists showcasing their talents through music and video in this virtual event. Register online.

Friday, June 11
Last Day to Complete the 2021 NYC School Survey

Wednesday, June 16

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Transition and College Access Center (TCAC) Office Hours for Families

Virtual office hour session for families seeking transition support for students with disabilities. Register online.

Thursday, June 17

New York State Regents Examinations

English Language Arts

Thursday, June 17

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Sustainability Showcase

Join the DOE's Office of Sustainability for a virtual celebration of City schools' sustainability accomplishments. Register online.

Sunday, June 20
First Day of Summer
Tuesday, June 22

New York State Regents Examinations

Living Environment

Wednesday, June 23

New York State Regents Examinations

Algebra I

Thursday, June 24

New York State Regents Examinations

Earth Science

Wednesday, June 23

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Transition and College Access Center (TCAC) Office Hours for Families

Virtual office hour session for families seeking transition support for students with disabilities. Register online.

Friday, June 25
Last Day of School for All Students

Wednesday, June 30

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Transition and College Access Center (TCAC) Office Hours for Families

Virtual office hour session for families seeking transition support for students with disabilities. Register online.

Some notes about this month’s schedule:

Get Your Pre-K and High School Offers

Participated in this year’s Pre-Kindergarten or High School admissions processes? View your offer letter today in MySchools, and if applicable, review your waitlist options and accept your offer by June 25!

2021 New York State Regents Exams

Beginning Thursday, June 17, high schools across New York State, including City schools, will be administering this year’s New York State Regents Examinations. However, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Regents exams will be administered differently from prior years. Learn more about this year’s changes by checking out our “Taking Regents Exams?” post, and talk to your school counselor for any specific questions regarding your (or your student’s) current academic needs and/or requirements.

Summer Rising

New York City’s fresh approach to summer learning for children in grades K–12 is open for registration throughout June. Visit our Summer Rising webpage to learn more about registering for summer courses, including high school courses for students in grades 9–12.

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That’s all for June! While many of our schools will remain open this summer for Summer Rising, June 25 marks the traditional end of the 2020–21 school year. And so, on behalf of the DOE, we wish all of our students, especially the Class of 2021, a strong finish this month!

GIF of four female students in caps and gowns each holding a number in "2021"

Class of 2021: finished a project you can’t wait to show off? Have it featured in our #ShowYourSchoolworkNYC series!


 

Banner photo by Sam Lion. Used under Creative Commons license. Original can be found on Pexels.

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