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Attention - Gr 5 Parents - Middle school application and information sessions

posted by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Families,

The middle school application period is now open! If your child is both a New York City resident and current fifth grade student (or in their final year of elementary school), apply to middle school by February 9, 2021.

Here’s what to do, when:

Starting January 20: Come to your borough’s *virtual* Middle School Admissions Information Session!

  1. Find specific event dates/times and learn how to register at schools.nyc.gov/Middle.

  2. Each event will cover how to apply, how students get offers, changes this year due to COVID-19, and more. After the presentation, we’ll answer your questions.

By February 9: Apply to middle school.

  1. Log in to your MySchools.nyc account.

    1. You will use MySchools, the DOE’s online directory and application system, to explore middle schools and apply.

    2. Need help accessing your account? Scroll down to the “Learn More and Get Support” section of this email.

  2. Learn about your child’s middle school options. You can apply to up to 12 programs with your child’s personalized middle school application.

    1. When you’re logged in to MySchools, your child’s customized directory will feature all the middle school programs they’re eligible to attend. If your child is not eligible to apply to a program, that program will not appear as an option for their application. Save any favorite programs by clicking the stars next to their names.

    2. Learn about schools of interest on their MySchools pages, which include contact information and links. Find out if middle schools are hosting virtual open houses or if they feature any resources for prospective families by visiting schools’ websites or contacting them directly.

    3. Now add up to 12 choices to your child’s application. Be sure to list these choices in your true order of preference, with your first-choice program at the top as #1. There is no advantage to listing programs in any other order.

  3. Submit your application by the February 9 deadline.

    1. You can apply one of three ways: online with MySchools, through your child’s current school counselor, or through a Family Welcome Center.

    2. If you apply online, you’ll get a receipt by email and in your MySchools account. If you apply through a counselor or Family Welcome Center, be sure to request a copy of your receipt.

Learn More and Get Support

  1. Middle School Admissions Video Series. Hosted on our website, these videos walk you through the middle school admissions process. Our video playlist includes tutorials on how to set up your MySchools account and submit your child’s application. More videos are coming soon!

  2. schools.nyc.gov/Middle. Our website offers the most up-to-date admissions information and covers how to know your child’s chances of getting an offer to specific programs. You can also learn about middle school admissions changes this year, such as why programs have paused on screening applicants.

  3. We're here to help! Need support with accessing your MySchools account, finding your child’s unique account creation code (included in Welcome Letters from mid-December), or submitting your application? Have other admissions questions? Talk to your current school counselor or contact a Family Welcome Center.

Reminder - No School Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

posted Jan 14, 2021, 5:37 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Reminder - There will be no school (remote or in person) on Monday, January 18th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day.  Students will return to remote learning on Tuesday, January 19th.

Building Closed until Thursday, January 21st - All students will learn remotely

posted Jan 11, 2021, 2:02 PM by Felicia Ippolito

We have been notified that the school building will continue to be closed through Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and all students will continue to learn remotely. Students will return on Thursday, January 21, 2021. It will be a Cohort B day. Please see your child's google classroom or class Dojo for the parent letter.

Important - The building will be closed on Monday, January 11, 2021 - All students will learn remotely

posted Jan 8, 2021, 11:00 AM by Felicia Ippolito

The school building will be closed on Monday, January 11, 2021 due to two unrelated COVID cases.  All students will be learning remotely.  Please see the letter shared by your child's teacher or on class DOJO.  We will post on Monday evening if there will be any additional closures.

Important - School building closed 12/23/20 - All students will work remotely

posted Dec 22, 2020, 2:37 PM by Felicia Ippolito

The school building will remain closed for Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  All students will work remotely.  Winter recess begins December 24th and students return to school January 4, 2020.  Please see the letter sent by the classroom teacher or on Class Dojo.

Important - The school building will be closed for Tues, December 22nd all students will learn remotely

posted Dec 21, 2020, 5:42 PM by Felicia Ippolito

The school building will remain closed for Tuesday, December 22, 2020.  All students will learn remotely.  Please see the letter shared by the classroom teachers or Class DOJO for details.

Important - School Building Closed for Mon, 12/21/20 - All students will learn remotely

posted Dec 20, 2020, 2:54 PM by Felicia Ippolito

The school building will be closed on Monday, December 21, 2020 due to two unrelated COVID cases.  All students will be learning remotely.  Please see the letter shared by your child's teacher or on class DOJO.  We will announce tomorrow night if there will be any additional closures.

Important - All students will have remote instruction Thursday, December 17, 2020

posted Dec 16, 2020, 11:29 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Due to the snow storm, all students will have remote instruction on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  The school building will be closed.

Reminder - Winter Recess December 24, 2020 - January 1, 2021

posted Dec 15, 2020, 9:00 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Reminder - School will be closed for Winter Recess from Thursday, December 24th thru Friday, January 1, 2021.  Students will return to remote learning or blended learning on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Letter from the Chancellor regarding inclement weather 12-15-20

posted Dec 15, 2020, 7:12 AM by Felicia Ippolito

Dear Families,

I hope you are safe and well.

As we head into winter, it’s likely we will have inclement weather that in an ordinary year would cause all schools to close for teaching and learning. This year, if a snowstorm or other weather demands that school buildings close, all schools will still conduct remote learning on that day. All students will be expected to log on and engage with their work from home as they do on other days when they learn remotely. Middle and high school students who are already learning remotely every day are expected to attend school remotely, regardless of the weather.

The ability to teach and learn remotely across the system allows us to continue learning despite inclement weather closures. You will still be notified as usual when we are closing buildings due to weather, but these will not be days off from learning.

Your school will stay in close communication with you regarding the upcoming snowstorm predicted to affect New York City beginning the evening of Wednesday, December 16. Please note that extra meals will be available on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 to take home.

Please do not hesitate to contact your principal if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

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