Ready for our first full month of spring?
April is here, and as we look ahead to the days and weeks ahead, we can certainly expect fools, rain, and cherry blossoms to make their presence known. In addition, many New York City families will observe a number of religious and cultural traditions this month, including Ramadan (April 1–30), Passover (April 15–23), and Easter Weekend (April 15–17). Then there’s also Earth Day (April 22) near the end of the month. And let’s not forget Tax Day (April 18) right smack dab in the middle of it all!
For City schools, the biggest event on this month’s calendar is Spring Recess; other important items include the last day to submit 3-K applications, and New York State’s administration of the mathematics examination for students in grades 3–8.
So let’s dive in, and take a look at what’s happening in NYC public schools this month, courtesy of our official 2021–22 NYC Public Schools Calendar.
NYC Schools Calendar — April 2022
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
Registration for Summer Rising Opens in April
This summer, the DOE will partner with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to offer our second annual Summer Rising program to students in grades K–8. Summer Rising combines academic support and school-based enrichment programming to provide students with daily opportunities to play, create, explore, and develop new interests throughout July and August 2022.
Stay tuned to The Morning Bell to find out when families can begin applying for Summer Rising later this month!
Complete the 2022 NYC School Survey
From now until Friday, April 15, City families, teachers, and select support staff members in schools serving grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6–12, can complete the NYC School Survey. By completing this survey, you can help our schools better understand what you and your fellow community members think about your school’s learning environments, curricula, support services, COVID-19 protocols, and more.
Get a Paid Job This Summer Through SYEP
Discover new career possibilities this summer by signing up for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the nation’s largest youth employment program. City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 can get paid work experiences this summer in structured project and work-based opportunities that help prepare them for future careers in a variety of industries across the five boroughs.
To learn more about SYEP, visit the Department of Youth and Community Development’s dedicated SYEP webpage. Note that students who are 14–17 years old must get an employment certificate, otherwise known as “working papers,” from their school. Visit our “Working Papers” page to learn more.
Submit your application by April 22, 2022.
Virtual Family Workshop in April
This month, the DOE is hosting a virtual workshop for high school families—join the “Navigating High School” workshop on Zoom on Thursday, April 28 to learn how parents and guardians can help their students make the most out of the resources they have available in school as they work towards graduation and life after high school. Recommended for families of students in grades 9–11.
Registration is recommended for this virtual event.