In the NewsPublic Schools 101

Welcoming Displaced Students from the Caribbean

Dear Families: We are deeply saddened and concerned about the widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much. As many New Yorkers prepare to welcome displaced relatives and friends into their homes, we stand ready to welcome their children into our schools. We want to be clear that New York City’s public schools are open to students in need, whether they arrive with or without documentation needed to register, such as a birth certificate that may…
September 28, 2017
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
Elementary School EnrollmentGifted & TalentedPre-K AdmissionsPublic Schools 101

It’s ELEMENTARY! Learn More About Pre-K & Up at Events Near You

Thinking about placing your child into one of New York City's Pre-K for All programs? Have a child who is turning five-years old in 2017 and is ready to attend kindergarten in a City school? Curious about the DOE's Gifted & Talented programs for students in grades K-3? Then consider joining us at one of our It's Elementary! events near you! Throughout November and December 2016, each of the City's 32 school districts will host an It's Elementary! evening event where parents can learn about the City's Pre-K – 5 schools, application processes, and program offerings. This series of events will kick off on November 1 in Districts 16…
October 25, 2016