May is for mothers, marigolds, memes…and CCEC Elections!
For New York City’s public schools, May is shaping up to be a big month, starting with the 2021 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections (May 1 – 11) and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3 – 7). NY State Math exams are also scheduled this month for students in grades 3–8 who have opted into State testing this year, and 3-K applications will soon be due for all interested families with children born in 2018. And while we may not have any Winter/Spring Recess-sized holidays this month, schools will be closed for Eid Al-Fitr and Memorial Day.
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 — May 2021
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
2021 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3–7, 2021)
Workshops for Families in May
This month, the DOE and Elevate Education are providing City families with free online support workshops in English and Spanish to help improve children’s independent learning skills. Check out our previous coverage in The Morning Bell for info about these events, including dates and times, and click the appropriate links to register your slot!
New York State Mathematics Exams (Grades 3–8)
From May 3–14, the New York State Mathematics Exams will be administered to NYC public school students in grades 3–8 who have elected to participate in this year’s State exams. If you opted your child for this year’s State exams, your school should have already contacted you regarding your child’s specific testing date—speak with school staff members for more information.
Special Education Family Forum
Join us on Thursday, May 20, 2021 for a free special interactive virtual forum for City families regarding a variety of special education topics. Hear from experts, parent leaders, and others regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), available services, life after high school, and more.
Registration is encouraged. Please visit the Special Education Family Forum webpage for more information.
That’s all for this month. We hope you have an outstanding May!