Can you ‘be-leaf’ that November is already here?
As we kick off the new month, it’s a great time for us to take a look at what’s happening in the weeks ahead across NYC public schools!
This month, City families can look forward to this fall’s second round of parent-teacher conferences, as well as Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Recess. We’ll also be celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November, and our middle and high school applications will remain open through December 1, 2022, for our families seeking seats in fall 2023.
Beyond our schools, let’s not forget that November marks the end of Daylight Savings Time until spring 2023—so make sure all your clocks “fall back” an hour on Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 a.m.!
So while we all reckon with Mariah Carey’s annual return to pop cultural dominance, let’s take a look and see what else is in store for City schools in The Month Ahead, courtesy of our official NYC Public Schools Calendar.
NYC Schools Calendar — November 2022
Some notes about this month’s schedule:
November is Native American Heritage Month
Throughout the month, the NYC Department of Education will highlight books, events, historical figures, and learning resources in support of Indigenous heritage. Join our schools and help us celebrate Native American history and heritage all month long!
Beginning November 3, City public schools will host this fall’s second round of Parent-Teacher Conferences. November’s conferences provide families and teachers with an opportunity to discuss their children’s progress up till this point in the school year. Families should expect this month’s conferences to be more in-depth than the introductory conferences held by schools back in September.
November’s conferences will be held virtually on November 3, 9, 17, and 18. Afternoon conferences can be scheduled between 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., while evening conferences can be scheduled between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please speak with your school’s parent coordinator for more details about your school’s conference schedule this month, and check your email to see if teachers have reached out to you to schedule a conference time.
Please note that individual schools’ conference dates might differ from the dates listed above; in these cases, your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule your conference.
SHSAT Application Closes November 4
Interested in applying for fall 2023 admission for New York City’s Specialized High Schools? Current eighth and ninth grade students who live in the City can register to take the City’s Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) for potential entry into eight of the City’s nine Specialized High Schools. To register for the SHSAT, interested students should register through their MySchools account, school counselor, or a Family Welcome Center by Friday, November 4.
Once registered, students will take the SHSAT on November 17, 19, or 20, or on December 11 or 17—visit our “Specialized High Schools” webpage and locate the “Test Dates and Locations” area to see where registered students will be scheduled to take their SHSAT this fall.
For more information about applying to the City’s Specialized High Schools, check out our SHS rundown here on TMB to learn more.
Middle and High School Applications Remain Open Until December 1
Families seeking admission to an NYC public middle school or high school can fill out and complete their children’s official 2022–23 applications until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Applications may be submitted via MySchools, a Family Welcome Center, or through a school counselor.
And that’s all for this month! On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we wish you all a great November!