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The Month Ahead (December 2022)

  • 12/01/2022
  • Morning Bell
The Month Ahead (December 2022)

See what's ahead for @NYCSchools in December 2022! This month's highlights include:

  •  Last day to apply to middle and high school (Dec. 1)
  •  #CSEdWeek (Dec. 5-11)
  •  Winter Recess (Dec. 26-Jan. 2)

Yes, it’s trueDecember 2022 is here—and for many New Yorkers, the start of the twelfth month of the calendar year marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. Throughout the City, households, organizations, and businesses alike are using the start of the month to prepare for the upcoming holidays, and we know many of you are also doing the same and are setting aside time to spend with your loved ones.

For City public school families, Winter Recess (December 26, 2022–January 2, 2023) is the main event of note on our calendars this month. Beyond that, this year’s application deadline for middle and high schools is coming up at the start of the month, Computer Science Education Week kicks off soon after, and families with students who registered for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) by the November 4 deadline may have testing dates to factor into their schedules this month.

So without further ado, let’s see what’s happening in NYC public schools in December 2022, courtesy of our official 2022–23 NYC Schools Calendar.

 


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Deadline Extended: Middle School Applications

  • 12/01/2022
  • NYDOE

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit your application by Monday, December 5. You can apply in one of three ways:

  • Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link) ––recommended! With this option, you can apply 24 hours a day and through 11:59pm on the December 5 deadline. Your middle school welcome letter contains a unique account creation code that you can use to create a MySchools account (if you don't already have one) and access your personalized search and applications.
    • If your child currently attends a NYC public school (DOE or charter), you can work with your child's current school to receive a copy of your welcome letter.
    • If your child attends a private, independent, or parochial school you can visit a Family Welcome Center  to receive a welcome letter. 
  • Through your current school counselor
  • Through a Family Welcome Center

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Deadline Extended: High School Applications

  • 12/01/2022
  • NYDOE
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit a high school application by December 5. The high school application is how you apply to most of NYC's 700+ program options. This application is for students entering ninth grade in fall 2023 (or interested students entering tenth grade, for programs with tenth grade seats). On this application you can list 12 program choices in your order of preference. Some programs may have additional requirements, such as an audition or assessment, and some programs consider students' academic records in admissions.
    • This application is currently OPEN, and the deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit a LaGuardia High School application by December 5. Apply to any/all of the six arts programs at NYC's audition Specialized High School by submitting a separate application and audition.
    • This application is OPEN, and the deadline to apply is Monday, December 5.
    • The deadline to submit your audition is Friday, December 9. Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/HSAuditions.

You can submit your high school application and LaGuardia application in one of three ways:

  • Online with MySchools.nyc(Open external link) ––recommended! With this option, you can apply 24 hours a day through 11:59pm on December 5. Your high school welcome letter contains a unique account creation code that you can use to create a MySchools account(Open external link) (if you don't already have one) and access your personalized search and applications.
    • If your child currently attends a NYC public school (DOE or charter), you can work with your child's current school to receive a copy of your welcome letter.
    • If your child attends a private, independent, or parochial school you can visit a Family Welcome Center to receive a welcome letter.
  • Through your current school counselor
  • Through a Family Welcome Center

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National Native American Month

  • 11/22/2022
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell
National Native American Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Join us as we commemorate and honor the rich ancestry and traditions of our nation's "First Americans" with our list of suggested books and resources for students in grades 3-K through 12!

For more information, check-out  The Morning Bell:https://morningbellnyc.com/2022/celebrate-native-american-heritage/ 

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Early Childhood Education Provider Contracts

  • 11/07/2022
  • NYDOE
Chancellor Banks with community  speaking to community member
To help our network of community-based Early Childhood Education providers manage the effects of the pandemic and the glut of seats in some areas, we have committed to paying all community programs at least 75% of the value of their FY22 contracts with @NYCschools.

In addition, @NYCSchools and @NYCMayorsOffice are partnering to provide 1:1 support from a Rapid Response Team that will help community providers submit invoices and get paid promptly. This is a critical investment in a sector that is a backbone of our communities.

None of these efforts would be possible without the partnership of our community members, childcare providers, and @NYCschools educators and leaders who walk alongside us as we work to build a stronger Early Childhood Education system. Learn more: https://on.nyc.gov/3T54iVn.

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The Month Ahead ( November 2022)

  • 11/03/2022
  • NYDOE
  • Morning Bell
See what's ahead for 
@NYCschools in November! Highlights this month include:
  •  Parent-Teacher Conferences
  •  Native American Heritage Month
  •  Election Day
  •  Veteran's Day 
  • Thanksgiving Recess And more!

As we kick off the new month, it’s a great time for us to take a look at what’s happening in the weeks ahead across NYC public schools!

This month, City families can look forward to this fall’s second round of parent-teacher conferences, as well as Election Day, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving Recess. We’ll also be celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November, and our middle and high school applications will remain open through December 1, 2022, for our families seeking seats in fall 2023.

Beyond our schools, let’s not forget that November marks the end of Daylight Savings Time until spring 2023—so make sure all your clocks “fall back” an hour on Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 a.m.!

So while we all reckon with Mariah Carey’s annual return to pop cultural dominance, let’s take a look and see what else is in store for City schools in The Month Ahead, courtesy of our official NYC Public Schools Calendar.


Some notes about this month’s schedule:

November is Native American Heritage Month

Throughout the month, the NYC Department of Education will highlight books, events, historical figures, and learning resources in support of Indigenous heritage. Join our schools and help us celebrate Native American history and heritage all month long!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Beginning November 3, City public schools will host this fall’s second round of Parent-Teacher Conferences. November’s conferences provide families and teachers with an opportunity to discuss their children’s progress up till this point in the school year. Families should expect this month’s conferences to be more in-depth than the introductory conferences held by schools back in September.

November’s conferences will be held virtually on November 3, 9, 17, and 18. Afternoon conferences can be scheduled between 12:00 – 3:30 p.m., while evening conferences can be scheduled between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please speak with your school’s parent coordinator for more details about your school’s conference schedule this month, and check your email to see if teachers have reached out to you to schedule a conference time.

Please note that individual schools’ conference dates might differ from the dates listed above; in these cases, your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule your conference.

SHSAT Application Closes November 4

Interested in applying for fall 2023 admission for New York City’s Specialized High Schools? Current eighth and ninth-grade students who live in the City can register to take the City’s Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) for potential entry into eight of the City’s nine Specialized High Schools. To register for the SHSAT, interested students should register through their MySchools account, school counselor, or a Family Welcome Center by Friday, November 4.

Once registered, students will take the SHSAT on November 17, 19, or 20 or on December 11 or 17visit our “Specialized High Schools” webpage and locate the “Test Dates and Locations” area to see where registered students will be scheduled to take their SHSAT this fall.

For more information about applying to the City’s Specialized High Schools, check out our SHS rundown here on TMB to learn more.

Middle and High School Applications Remain Open Until December 1

Families seeking admission to an NYC public middle school or high school can fill out and complete their children’s official 2022–23 applications until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Applications may be submitted via MySchools, a Family Welcome Center, or through a school counselor.

Use MySchools to find school programs for your child’s application and to see which schools are hosting open houses and tours this month.

For more information, check out our high school admissions overview on TMB or our official “Middle School” webpage.

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And that’s all for this month! On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we wish you all a great November!

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Clean School Bus Program

  • 11/02/2022
  • NYDOE
Clean School Bus Program
What are some of the benefits of joining 
@EPA's #CleanSchoolBus program? 
  • Zero tailpipe pollution 
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Quiet, clean operation
  • Reduced maintenance costs  
  • Cleaner and greener NYC!

Electric buses in @NYCschools = cleaner and greener NYC! We are leading the way in protecting our environment, our families, our children, and particularly the communities adversely affected by climate change. Thanks, @EPA, for your partnership!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • 11/02/2022
  • NYDOE

Visit http://schools.nyc.gov/ptc and get ready for this month's parent-teacher conferences! These meetings help you understand what your child is learning at school, their academic and social-emotional progress, and what you can do to support them.

A parent-teacher conference (PTC) is a short meeting between you and your child's teacher to talk about your child's academic performance and experience at school. These meetings help you understand what your child is learning at school, their academic and social-emotional progress, and what you can do to support them. If your child is having particular difficulties, parent-teacher conferences also give you and the teacher time to plan how you can both help them best.

 

All parent-teacher conferences will be conducted remotely for the 2022-23 school year. Meetings with parents/caregivers may, upon request, occur in-person on a mutually agreeable date and time.

 

Conference Times and Scheduling

On the dates of afternoon parent-teacher conferences, students are dismissed three hours prior to the regular dismissal time. Evening parent-teacher conferences will be held between 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM. If you have scheduling conflicts with the suggested meeting appointment time, you should work with your child's teacher to schedule a mutually agreeable time. For more information about when parent-teacher conferences will be held this year, please visit the 2022-23 School Year Calendar page.

 

Learn more about how to prepare and what to expect: http://schools.nyc.gov/ptc. 

 

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National Native American Month

  • 11/01/2022
  • NYDOE
National Native American Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize Indigenous people's history, culture, and contributions. Visit https://on.nyc.gov/3TTp0Zr to check out our listing of events, books, and resources available to students, families, and educators!

 


 

 

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Opportunities for Students in October/November 2022

  • 10/28/2022
  • NYDOE
Three kids smiling while they play with their homemade space rocket together

The opportunities listed below are ordered by their submission/registration deadline dates, with the most urgent deadlines listed first. For more information about any of these listings, please click on the embedded links in each entry.

 

Attend the 2022 Architecture and Design College Fair

For students in grades 9–12

Saturday, October 29, 2022

536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan, 10012

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Registration deadline: October 28, 2022

 

Join the Center for Architecture for their annual Architecture and Design College Fair for high school students. Learn more about applying to architecture school—representatives from over 30 colleges, universities, and design programs across the country will be in attendance to meet students and answer questions.

Visit the Center for Architecture’s webpage to learn more and to register for the fair.

 

Help K-2 Students Improve Their Reading Skills

For students in grades 9–12

Takes place at various public elementary schools in Staten Island

Runs Nov. 2022–May 2023

Registration deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Are you a high school student with the time, skills, and heart to become a mentor and tutor to Staten Island students in grades K–2?

Urban Hope is seeking high school students who can help young elementary school students build their literacy skills during their lunchtime or free period. Volunteers will be assigned to a Staten Island school, where they will be asked to tutor/mentor a child once a week. Some of the activities tutors/mentors will be asked to do with their assigned students include reviewing phonics charts, completing practice sheets together, and more.

No experience is necessary, and training will be provided.

To learn more about this opportunity and to register, visit Urban Hope’s Literacy Dreams webpage.

 

Create a Historical Theatrical Performance

For students in grades 6–12

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, 11217

4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Registration deadline: November 14

 

The Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is collaborating with the educators and performers of the Irondale Ensemble to provide an in-person workshop on November 15 for participating middle and high school students seeking to create an original theatrical performance based on historical research for New York City History Day later this school year.

Through this workshop, participants will learn the skills needed to craft a historical, theatrical performance, including important research tips, artistic interpretation and expression, and most importantly, fun!

To learn more about the theatrical workshop and to reserve a spot, visit the workshop’s Eventbrite page.

Please note that all students who wish to participate in NYC History Day 2023 must have a sponsor teacher—if you are a student who would like to participate in NYC History Day, speak to one of your teachers and ask them to register on your behalf beginning November 14, when pre-registration for NYC History Day 2023 opens for teachers.

Register for Free Online Coding Classes

For students in grades 2–12

Free virtual workshop runs twice a week, one hour per session

October 10–November 14, 2022

Registration is open until the end of the program.

 

Through the Blissful Coding Club, students in grades 2–12 can learn how to read and write some of the coding scripts that power today’s computer and mobile software, hardware, and cybersecurity networks. The free classes, which will run two times a week for six weeks beginning October 10, will be an hour long and will cover topics like Python, Scratch, app development, and cybersecurity.

To register for the coding courses, complete the Blissful Coding Club’s student sign-up form.

 

Celebrate All Things “Solar” with Virtual Sun Camp

For students in grades K–4

Virtual gatherings, Wednesdays, 7:00–7:45 p.m.

October 19–November 16, 2022

Registration is open until the end of the program.

 

Learn all about the brightest object in our sky through Science Friday’s free virtual Sun Camp! Designed for students aged 5–9 years old, Sun Camp provides five weeks of fun, hands-on science and engineering activities that children can do from the comfort of their own homes with simple, inexpensive materials (and possibly a little help from an older sibling or adult). And every Wednesday, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m., until November 9, Science Friday will host weekly virtual gatherings via Zoom and YouTube with astrophysicists, engineers, scientists, and other sun experts who can help children learn more about the sun, the solar system, and our relationship to it all!

To learn more about Sun Camp and to register, check out and complete the Science Friday Sun Camp Registration form online.

Become a Production Intern for the New York Chamber Players

For students in grades 9–12

Four hours per week/schedule TBD

340A Greenwich Street, New York 10013

Ongoing deadline—Contact Maestro Giacomo Franci via email to apply.

 

The New York Chamber Players are looking for an intern who can help with concert production and provide assistance to the chamber orchestra’s Maestro/Artistic Director. The organization is looking for a high school student with knowledge of graphics, social media, and music who can work approximately four hours per week.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the New York Chamber Players’ webpage and email Maestro Giacomo Franci directly to apply.

 

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Do you have an opportunity that you would like to share with City students and families? Consider submitting your info to us online!

Attend the 2022 Architecture and Design College Fair

For students in grades 9–12

Saturday, October 29, 2022

536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan, 10012

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Registration deadline: October 28, 2022

 

Join the Center for Architecture for their annual Architecture and Design College Fair for high school students. Learn more about applying to architecture school—representatives from over 30 colleges, universities, and design programs across the country will be in attendance to meet students and to answer questions.

Visit the Center for Architecture’s webpage to learn more and to register for the fair.

Help K-2 Students Improve Their Reading Skills

For students in grades 9–12

Takes place at various public elementary schools in Staten Island

Runs Nov. 2022–May 2023

Registration deadline: October 31, 2022

 

Are you a high school student with the time, skills, and heart to become a mentor and tutor to Staten Island students in grades K–2?

Urban Hope is seeking high school students who can help young elementary school students build their literacy skills during their lunchtime or free period. Volunteers will be assigned to a Staten Island school, where they will be asked to tutor/mentor a child once a week. Some of the activities tutors/mentors will be asked to do with their assigned students include reviewing phonics charts, completing practice sheets together, and more.

No experience is necessary, and training will be provided.

To learn more about this opportunity and to register, visit Urban Hope’s Literacy Dreams webpage.

Create a Historical Theatrical Performance

For students in grades 6–12

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, 11217

4:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

Registration deadline: November 14

 

The Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is collaborating with the educators and performers of the Irondale Ensemble to provide an in-person workshop on November 15 for participating middle and high school students seeking to create an original theatrical performance based on historical research for New York City History Day later this school year.

Through this workshop, participants will learn the skills needed to craft a historical, theatrical performance, including important research tips, artistic interpretation and expression, and most importantly, fun!

To learn more about the theatrical workshop and to reserve a spot, visit the workshop’s Eventbrite page.

Please note that all students who wish to participate in NYC History Day 2023 must have a sponsor teacher—if you are a student who would like to participate in NYC History Day, speak to one of your teachers and ask them to register on your behalf beginning November 14, when pre-registration for NYC History Day 2023 opens for teachers.

Register for Free Online Coding Classes

For students in grades 2–12

The free virtual workshop runs twice a week, one hour per session

October 10–November 14, 2022

Registration is open until the end of the program.

 

Through the Blissful Coding Club, students in grades 2–12 can learn how to read and write some of the coding scripts that power today’s computer and mobile software, hardware, and cybersecurity networks. The free classes, which will run two times a week for six weeks beginning October 10, will be an hour long and will cover topics like Python, Scratch, app development, and cybersecurity.

To register for the coding courses, complete the Blissful Coding Club’s student sign-up form.

Celebrate All Things “Solar” with Virtual Sun Camp

For students in grades K–4

Virtual gatherings, Wednesdays, 7:00–7:45 p.m.

October 19–November 16, 2022

Registration is open until the end of the program.

 

Learn all about the brightest object in our sky through Science Friday’s free virtual Sun Camp! Designed for students aged 5–9 years old, Sun Camp provides five weeks of fun, hands-on science and engineering activities that children can do from the comfort of their own homes with simple, inexpensive materials (and possibly a little help from an older sibling or adult). And every Wednesday, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m., until November 9, Science Friday will host weekly virtual gatherings via Zoom and YouTube with astrophysicists, engineers, scientists, and other sun experts who can help children learn more about the sun, the solar system, and our relationship to it all!

To learn more about Sun Camp and to register, check out and complete the Science Friday Sun Camp Registration form online.

Become a Production Intern for the New York Chamber Players

For students in grades 9–12

Four hours per week/schedule TBD

340A Greenwich Street, New York 10013

Ongoing deadline—Contact Maestro Giacomo Franci via email to apply.

 

The New York Chamber Players are looking for an intern who can help with concert production and provide assistance to the chamber orchestra’s Maestro/Artistic Director. The organization is looking for a high school student with knowledge of graphics, social media, and music who can work approximately four hours per week.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the New York Chamber Players’ webpage and email Maestro Giacomo Franci directly to apply.

 

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For more opportunities like these, keep an eye on our official Student Opportunities page.

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