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The Month Ahead (December 2016)

Can you believe December is here already? Seems like we blinked, and BOOM, suddenly, there's holiday lights, trees, decorations, ugly sweaters, food, and music EVERYWHERE. As many of us prepare to celebrate the holiday season and mark the end of an eventful year at the end of the month, let's take a moment to look at our official Schools Calendar to see what's in store for City schools this month: December 2016 Friday, December 9 Last day to nominate teachers for the 2017 Big Apple Awards Monday, December 26 - Friday, December 30 Winter recess - no school (NYC Schools reopen on…
December 6, 2016
Calendar TalkPublic Schools 101

The Month Ahead (November 2016)

November is here, and before you know it, our clocks will fall back to Standard Time, a new U.S. President will be elected, and search engine queries for "tryptophan" will peak for the year. Time to take a look at our official Schools Calendar to see what's in store for City schools this month: November 2016 Wednesday, November 2 Thursday, November 3 Parent-Teacher Conferences (Elementary School) Saturday, November 5 Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) - Make Up Date (Grade 8 & 9 Students w/Special Permission ONLY) Tuesday, November 8 Election Day: schools closed Friday, November 11 Veterans Day: schools closed…
November 1, 2016
Calendar TalkHigh School AdmissionsPublic Schools 101

Register for LaGuardia H.S. Auditions and the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test by October 13!

Are you an eighth or first-time ninth grader who is interested in applying to one of the City's nine Specialized High Schools? Know an eighth or first-time ninth grader who would love a chance to attend schools like Stuyvesant, Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, or LaGuardia? Then COME ON DOWN! Between now and Thursday, October 13, students who are interested in applying for the City's Specialized High Schools must speak with their guidance counselors in order to be registered for LaGuardia High School's audition process and/or the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Need to learn more…
October 3, 2016
Calendar TalkPublic Schools 101

The Month Ahead (October 2016)

Now that the summer is behind us, autumn's chill is hard at work trying to make us dig out our jackets, sweaters, boots, and scarves from their seasonal tombs in our closets, wardrobes, and drawers. But while the days are getting shorter, and the leaves are changing color, at least you can count on us to take a peek at our official Schools Calendar to see what is in store for City schools in the month ahead: October 2016 Monday, October 3 Tuesday, October 4 Rosh Hashanah: schools closed. Monday, October 10 Columbus Day: schools closed Wednesday, October 12 Yom Kippur: schools closed…
October 1, 2016
Calendar TalkHigh School AdmissionsPublic Schools 101

Open Houses & Fairs Announced for NYC High Schools

Planning to apply for admission to an NYC public high school this year? Want to speak with representatives from high schools you have had your eyes on for some time? Need to know more information about what is required for admission to a particular screened high school? For these questions, and more, consider attending any of our 2016 Fall High School Admissions Events scheduled between September and December. You can attend information sessions and open houses hosted by each individual high school. Likewise, you may also attend the DOE's official Citywide High School Fair on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25,…
September 8, 2016
Calendar TalkFood for ThoughtPublic Schools 101

What’s for Breakfast & Lunch? (September 2016)

September marks the start of a brand-new school year, and to kick things off, the DOE's Office of SchoolFood has just about every student covered with delicious and nutritious food choices available throughout the month. Click here to view this month's official SchoolFood menus for Free Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast in the Classroom, and other DOE food services. And remember: breakfast is always free for all NYC public school students! Want to know if your family qualifies for free school lunch? Find out here. Finally, did you know that the DOE has a SchoolFood app? To see what food is being served in our…
September 1, 2016
Calendar TalkPublic Schools 101

The Month Ahead (September 2016)

With September right upon us, it is time for us to take a peek at our official Schools Calendar to see what is in store for City schools in the month ahead: September 2016 Thursday, September 8 First day of school. Early dismissal for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k Friday, September 9 First full day for kindergarten. Partial day for pre-k Monday, September 12 Eid al-Adha: schools closed Tuesday, September 20 Dads Take Your Child to School Day Click here for more information Saturday, September 24 Sunday, September 25 2016 Citywide High School Fair 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. To…
August 31, 2016