EDITOR’S NOTE (1/19): This post has been updated to reflect the DOE’s new deadline for Kindergarten Admissions on Friday, January 21, 2022. In addition, we’ve added details regarding Part 2 of our Virtual Information Sessions for High School Admissions to the calendar below.
Goodbye, 2021. 👋🏽
2022 is here, and joining the arrival of the new year is NYC’s next Mayor and our newly appointed Chancellor of NYC public schools. And while we’ll be hearing more from our new City leaders over the next few weeks regarding their plans for this year and beyond, the 2021–22 NYC school year marches on.
This month, we’re hosting a number of virtual admissions events for City families interested in applying to our elementary and CTE high schools for fall 2022. We’ll also be honoring the life of one of America’s greatest heroes as we close all City public schools on January 17 in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
So without further ado, let’s see what’s happening in NYC public schools in January 2022, courtesy of our official 2021–22 NYC Schools Calendar.
NYC Schools Calendar — January 2022
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
January 2022 Regents Exams Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic
Late in December 2021, the New York State Education Department announced the cancellation of the NYS Regents Examinations that were scheduled for January 2022. As a result of these cancellations, NYSED will be making some modifications to its requirements for New York State students seeking to earn high school diplomas, credentials, and endorsements—these modifications will affect all students who were scheduled to participate in one or more of the now-cancelled January 2022 Regents Exams.
If you are a student who was scheduled to take at least one Regents examination in January 2022, we recommend that you speak with your school counselor as soon as possible regarding your current options.
Please note that no decisions have been made regarding the State’s June and August 2022 administrations of Regents exams.
From now until January 21, 2022, families with children who will turn five years old in 2022 can apply for fall 2022 admission to kindergarten at NYC public elementary schools (Grades K–5). Learn more about this year’s kindergarten admissions process, and consider checking out this month’s Virtual Elementary School Admission Event on Monday, January 10.
Virtual Elementary School Admission Event
This month, the DOE is hosting its third online event for families with children born in 2017, 2018, and 2019 in order to discuss kindergarten, pre-K, and 3-K admissions, respectively. During each event, attendees will learn how to create and access MySchools accounts, explore school and program option, and get ready to apply for NYC elementary schools. After the live presentation, attendees will be able to hear their questions answered.
To attend these events, please register online on Zoom.
Middle School Admissions
New York City’s middle school application for students entering grades 5 or 6 in fall 2022 will open during the week of January 10, 2022. Learn more about this year’s middle school application process by checking out our previous coverage right here on The Morning Bell!
High School Admissions
Beginning the week of January 24, 2022, students seeking admission to NYC high schools for fall 2022 can complete and submit their NYC high school application. Learn more about this year’s high school application process by reviewing our post last month on The Morning Bell.
You can also watch Part 2 of our Virtual Information Sessions for High School Admissions on Monday, January 24 (5 p.m.—6 p.m.), Wednesday, January 26 (1 p.m.—2 p.m.), and Thursday, January 27 (5 p.m.—6 p.m.) for even more guidance! Register on Zoom or learn more from our official “High School” webpage.
Career and Technical Education High School Fairs
New York City’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with outstanding educational experiences that connect to over 80 specific career pathways. Learn more about the City’s 260+ CTE programs by attending this month’s CTE High School Fairs, where you can hear from school leaders, industry partners, and current CTE students.
To attend any of this month’s fairs, please complete our online registration form.