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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. 👋🏽

GIF of Jake Gyllenhaal blowing a goodbye kiss

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

Monday, January 10

6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

Elementary School Admissions Virtual Event

Learn about this year's 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions processes at this virtual event.

Event will take place on Zoom; interpretation services will be available in Russian, Arabic, and French.

Mon., Jan. 10—Fri., Jan. 14

2022 Middle School Application Opens to Families

During this week, City families with students who are in their last year of elementary school (grades 5 or 6) can begin applying to NYC middle schools.

Monday, January 17

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day

All schools and DOE offices are closed.

Tuesday, January 18

5:45 p.m.– 6:45 p.m.

CTE High School Fair for Brooklyn and Staten Island (Virtual)

Learn about NYC's Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools from school leaders, industry partners, and other students in this virtual event.

To register for this event, please complete our official registration form.

Wednesday, January 19

5:45 p.m.– 6:45 p.m.

CTE High School Fair for Queens (Virtual)

Learn about NYC's Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools from school leaders, industry partners, and other students in this virtual event.

To register for this event, please complete our official registration form.

Thursday, January 20

5:45 p.m.– 6:45 p.m.

CTE High School Fair for Manhattan and the Bronx (Virtual)

Learn about NYC's Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools from school leaders, industry partners, and other students in this virtual event.

To register for this event, please complete our official registration form.

Friday, January 21

Last Day to Apply for Fall 2022 Admission to Kindergarten

For NYC families with children born in 2017.

Mon., Jan. 24—Fri., Jan. 28

2022 High School Application Opens to Families

During this week, City families with students who are entering high school in fall 2022 (or students who are not repeating grade 9) can begin applying to NYC's high schools.

Monday, January 24

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Part 2 of the DOE's Virtual Information Session for High School Admissions

Learn how to select and apply for the City's high school programs via Zoom.

The event will be held in English, but interpretation will be available in Spanish, Bangla, and Korean.

Wednesday, January 26

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Part 2 of the DOE's Virtual Information Session for High School Admissions

Learn how to select and apply for the City's high school programs via Zoom.

The event will be held in English, but interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, and Russian.

Friday, January 27

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Part 2 of the DOE's Virtual Information Session for High School Admissions

Learn how to select and apply for the City's high school programs via Zoom.

The event will be held in English, but interpretation will be available in Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, and Urdu.

Monday, January 31

Professional Development Day for DOE Staff Members

For school-based staff members in 6–12 and 9–12 schools. Students at these schools do not attend in-person classes.

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.

Kindergarten Admissions

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.

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And that’s all for the first month of 2022! For the latest happenings in NYC public schools, subscribe to us here at The Morning Bell or follow us on our social channels on Twitter and Facebook!

On behalf of the DOE, we wish all City families a wonderful start to the new year!

Child being wrapped with an oversized scarf

Temperatures across the City are going to be low throughout January—bundle up, and stay warm!


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