First Day of School

Joy of Learning

There’s No Day Quite Like the First Day of School

For all of us who attend, deal with, or work for New York City's public schools, the first day of school is the most important day of every school year. For students and parents, the first day of school represents the end of summer and the start of new daily routines both inside and outside of school. But for the City's teachers, principals, administrators, aides, and other staff members who work on behalf of the NYC Department of Education, the first day of school, or "FDOS" in DOE-speak, is not so much the "start" of something as it is the conclusion of…
September 13, 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