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NYC Public School Information

New York City Department of Education - WikipediaThe New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school district in the US, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. Visit the NYC Schools website at schools.nyc.gov for answers to all your questions & use the resources provided below.

If you are a parent, the best way to find an answer is to contact your child’s school’s principal or parent coordinator. Each school’s Web page contains telephone numbers and email addresses for school leaders and parent coordinators. If you are a parent and you can’t find an answer at the school level, please call your District Family Advocate (if your child is in elementary or middle school) or your Borough Director (if your child is in high school). For other questions about the DOE and to report an incident, call 311 24 hours a day, seven days a week or contact the Department of Education’s mail phone line at (718) 935-2000 during business hours.

For information about the 2021-22 school year, visit www.schools.nyc.gov

For the 2021-22 school calendar, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2021-2022-school-year-calendar

For enrollment information for all grades, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade

For the most up to date Covid-19 Schools information, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/health-and-safety-in-our-schools

UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

Universal Pre-Kindergarten: In New York City, children begin pre-K in the calendar year they turn four.  Eligible students are entitled to attend a free, high quality pre-K program in September 2021. If your child was born in 2017, we have a pre-K seat for your child! Waitlists are still open, and you can participate in the pre-K process by adding your child to programs’ waitlists in MySchools today.

For Families with Children Born in 2018: In early 2022, the pre-K application for children born in 2018 will open. All NYC residents with children of this age can apply to pre-K this coming winter/spring to enter a pre-K program in fall 2022 . Submitting an application by the deadline is the best way to get an offer to a program you want your child to attend.

Sign up now for our pre-K admissions email list; we’ll send you admissions timeline updates, key date reminders, event information, and tips.

You can use the School Search tool to find pre-k in your area.  Parents can apply online or by phone at 718-935-2009.  UPK programs are available at public schools in addition to Community Based Early Childhood Centers (CBECCs). For more information, please click here to visit CB14’s UPK webpage.

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

Sign your child up for kindergarten in one of three ways: 

PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

For a list of PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Community District 14, please click here.

Welcome to the new school year!
For New York City students and their families, this page is a one-stop, back-to-school shop with important information to prepare for the new school year
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2021-22 

2021-2022 Calendars are available here:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2021-2022-school-year-calendar

Health & Safety in NYC Schools:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/health-and-safety-in-our-schools

Covid-19 Vaccination & Testing Information for Students:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information

School Transportation Information – Bus Stop Information/Metro Cards:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview

School Meals Information – Breakfast & Lunch Menus, Grab & Go Meals:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/school-meals

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Framework for Great Schools is the primary way the Department of Education partners with our schools. At the center of the Framework is student achievement. The core goal of education is to help students get to the next level and succeed. Surrounding that core are the three elements of student support: instructional guidance, teacher empowerment, and student-centered learning. Beyond the classroom, we need effective school leadership and strong parent-community collaboration. The element that ties all of these supports together is trust. Building trust across the system and within a school—between administrators, educators, students, and families—is the foundation of the Framework for Great Schools.  Educators and school leaders can find resources for Applying the Framework for Great Schools(Open external link) on WeTeachNYC. Learn more about New York City’s approach to teaching and learning. For more information about this program, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/framework-for-great-schools

Brooklyn Public Library
Check out all of the free Brooklyn Public Library Events & Workshops at https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/list

Family Guide to Special Education Services
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/family-guide-to-special-education-school-age-services-english

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

As another school year begins, the American Red Cross has steps that everyone can take to help make the trip back to the classroom safer!
Read more at https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/press-release/back-to-school-safety-steps.html

Safety First
• Make sure the child knows his or her:
– home phone number and address,
– parents’ work contact information,
– how to get in touch with another trusted adult, and
– how to dial 9-1-1.
• Parents should also teach their children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know.

Bus Safety
• If children ride a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb. Other safety steps for students include:
– Board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop.
– Only board your bus and never an alternate one.
– Always stay in clear view of the bus driver and never walk behind the bus.
– Cross the street at the corner, obeying traffic signals and staying in the crosswalk.

Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus signals mean:
• Yellow flashing lights — the bus is getting ready to stop, and motorists should slow down and be alert.
• Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign — the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. Drivers in both directions must stop their vehicles and wait until the lights go off, the stop sign is back in place and the bus is moving before they can start driving again.

Driving
• If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat belts.
• Drivers should not use their cell phone to text or make calls, and should avoid eating or drinking while driving.
• All drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones.

Biking and Walking
• Students who ride their bike to school should always wear a helmet, obey all traffic signs and ride on the right in the same direction as traffic.
• Those who walk to school should only cross the street at an intersection, and use a route along which the school has placed crossing guards.
• Parents should walk young children and children taking new routes or attending new schools at least for the first week to ensure they know how to get there safely.

Emergencies can happen anytime
• When the new school year begins, talk to your child’s teacher or school principal about the school’s emergency plan and how you will be notified if an emergency happens at the school.
• Remind your child that the most important thing they can do if an emergency happens at school is to stay calm and listen to the direction of their teachers or principal.
• Tape a copy of your family’s contact numbers and meeting place(s) to the inside of your child’s binder or homework notebook and in their book bag.

 

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For More NYC Public School Information and Resources: 
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/