All public schools will reopen Wednesday, January 28.
Regents exams will be given as scheduled, and all after-school programs will resume as normal. All field trips are canceled.
Due to the difficult weather conditions, school bus delays may be possible on Wednesday, January 28. Families can call the Office of Pupil Transportation hotline at (718) 392-8855 with any questions or concerns.
You are invited to learn more about the 2015 Education Council Elections on January 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This interactive session will be held at Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street, Manhattan 10007 and will include a Q&A session with current and former council members.
Education Councils offer parents an opportunity for District and Citywide Leadership with a strong voice in education policy. Attendees will learn about education councils and how to get involved in the elections.
- If you are a parent interested in serving as part of a Community or Citywide Education Council, you should attend.
- Community organizations and advocates will also learn how they can inform their constituents about this leadership opportunity.
We hope to see you there.
“Raise your hand and be the change you want to see in NYC schools!”
IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.
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If you live in NYC and your child was born in 2010, it’s time to start thinking about kindergarten. Below is information about upcoming events, application information, and resources available to you as you begin this exciting process. Visit our website
to receive kindergarten admissions process updates.
Information sessions will be held across the city in the coming months about Kindergarten Admissions. Please fill out this short survey
to let NYCDOE know what you’d like to hear more about, and what days and times work best for you.
The Kindergarten Directories will be updated on the website
later this month. Beginning in December, be sure to pick up a copy from your local elementary school or an enrollment office
. Translated versions will be posted online in nine languages.
The Kindergarten application period for the 2015-2016 school year will be January 7 through February 13, 2015. Be sure to check the website
as updated information becomes available.
Students with Disabilities
As a reminder, all students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in Kindergarten Admissions, in addition to the transition to kindergarten evaluation process. For more information, please visit the special education website
If you have any questions throughout the process, please call 718-935-2009 or email ES_Enrollment@schools.nyc.gov
"We can vastly improve the quality of schools across the City through collaboration and partnership. These four pillars are at the heart of how we will move our schools and students forward" - Chancellor Carmen Fariña
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School Renewal Program
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is partnering with school leaders, staff, families and community partners across the city to transform 94 schools through the School Renewal Program.
The School Renewal Program is a call to action. The NYCDOE will work intensively with each Renewal School community over the next three years, setting clear goals and —with support from Central—holding each school community accountable for rapid improvement. The NYCDOE has selected as Renewal Schools those schools which:
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The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) are working together to ensure that families have the most up-to-date guidance about Ebola. The facts are important to help you understand how low you and your child’s risk of Ebola exposure is.
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