New York City district schools will be open on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.
Thank you to all custodial engineers and custodial staff who are out in full force today to shovel snow, clear sidewalks, and ensure our buildings are ready for staff and students to safely return tomorrow.
NYC DOE as of 5:32 AM 3/22/18
New York City Public Schools are Closed on March 21, 2018
Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
After-school, adult education, and YABC programs are also cancelled.
NYC DOE Public Hearings, including the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting, are cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Extended use permits for community use of school buildings are cancelled.
Central and field administrative offices will remain open.
Please stay safe.
LETTER FROM THE CHANCELLOR - DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL
The horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, has profoundly affected communities across the country, and many young people feel spurred to take action.
Young people, through actions like civil disobedience and peaceful protest, have been at the forefront of many movements and struggles for justice in our City’s and our nation’s history, and we recognize that many of our own students may similarly decide to engage in forms of discourse and protest in response to the tragic event in Parkland.
Encouraging children to read at home is one of the most powerful ways that families can support their children's learning. Just 15 minutes of reading at home per day can make a difference in students' reading fluency at school and for life.
"The Rewards of Reading" offers families strategies to get kids reading more at home. Click below to find out why:
I write today with a heavy heart after the school shooting in Broward County, Florida.
I am heartbroken for the students and families directly impacted. I also feel for the many families and students across the country – including here in New York City – who see what happened in Florida and may be fearful about their safety in schools.
On Friday, January 12, our beloved safety agent, Mr. Rodgers, will retire at the close of the day. Be sure to share a kind word of congratulations when you see him.
To Mr. Rodgers, a long and joyous retirement filled with fun and happiness in this next phase of life!
As the song says, "Baby, it's cold outside!"
New Yorkers have been urged to exercise caution when going outside. Stay up to date on weather conditions and protecting your child from the freezing cold, especially as caused by wind gusts ("real feel" temperatures).
Breakfast and Lunch are Free, BUT…
WE NEED ALL FAMILIES TO FILL OUT SCHOOL LUNCH FORMS--now called FAMILY INCOME INQUIRY FORMS--EVERY YEAR.
Why? Because from these forms, the school is able to receive additional State funding for our school programs, books, technology, and other resources. We are able to use these statistics when we apply for grants. (We have received over $500,000 in grants since this past January!)
If you have not already done so, please complete the form online TODAY—it goes directly to the Department of Education, and none of the particulars are shared with the school or any other agency. Let’s get all the funding we can for our students@229K!
Click here to complete the online form. If you have questions regarding the application contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325. (If preferred, you may request a paper application from our parent coordinator and then submit it to the school. If you have questions regarding this type of application, you may also contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.)
Breakfast and lunch for Pre-K classes are brought to the classroom during the school day.
Free breakfast for Kdg. to Grade 8: Using the Bay 7th Street doors (exit 3), students enter the cafeteria by 7:50 AM.
If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete your application to help our school obtain all possible funding.
Middle School Applications
Middle School applications have been distributed to all fifth graders. If you have questions or wish assistance completing the application, please call our parent coordinator during school hours. (The evening meeting has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)
The time for your family to begin thinking about high school is during the middle school years (most especially for households with our rising 8th graders). You can learn more about the NYC DOE high school admissions process and about the specialized high schools at various family workshops during July; view the online NYC DOE high school directories and handbooks--available in many languages; note the dates for high school open houses and the City's high school fairs in the fall. Go to the menu above, click on "For Families" and select "High School Plans"--or simply click here for a quick connection.
On the first day of grade 6, the "HOV lane" to high school begins....
Watch for details!
School re-opens on Monday, April 9, 2018.
Gr 3-8 NYS ELA Examinations
It's time to glow and show what you know! We wish the best to all our students.
Good News: the exam has been shortened to two-days.
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact our Parent Coordinator to request assistance.