Announcements

Wednesday, April 17

Our parent teacher conferences are tonight from 5:30-7:30.  Our part-time staff members (who only teach one class) do not attend conferences, since they have so few students on their rosters.

They are:

  • Gail (Human Condition)

  • Justine (Calculus)

  • Lacey (Hip Hop Dance)

  • Lulu (Acting and Poetry)

  • Taina (What Was I Thinking -- Adolescent Psychology)

  • Alan, who teaches American Sign Language, will be available from 5:30-6:30 only, with an interpreter.

  • In addition, Karen (Novels, Immigrant Fiction, and War Stories) will not be able to attend owing to a last minute conflict.

    All of these teachers are happy to talk on the phone -- please call the school to set up a time to talk.

We wanted to let you know in advance, in the unlikely event that your child has several of these teachers, so that you would not come to conferences tonight only to discover there were very few of your child's teachers available.

We look forward to seeing you later!

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Wednesday, April 10

Reminder — Parent Teacher Conferences are a week away — Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30. Mid-term comments will be available (and will be emailed to parents who are unable to attend). We encourage you to attend and have a short conversation with your child’s teachers.

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Friday, April 5

Next Thursday, April 11, is COLLEGE DAY. IT IS A MANDATORY SCHOOL DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS.

All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will be heading out on trips to local area colleges. Depending on the trip, they will meet at school or a central location around the City.

Seniors are required to either plan a trip to a college they are considering OR show up at school at 9:30 to work on proficiencies.

The college trips are important. They help students figure out what types of colleges are out there (CUNYs, SUNYs, privates, 2 year v. 4 year, liberal arts v. career training), and what to look for when visiting a college (programs, classes, demographics, social life, etc.).

By the time students are beginning the college search process, if they’ve been with us a few semesters, they have some familiarity with college campuses, since they’ve already seen a few.

Please feel free to call or email with questions.

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Also — LAST CHANCE TO FILL OUT A PARENT SURVEY! THE SURVEY WINDOW CLOSES NEXT WEEK. Please do one. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

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Thursday, March 28

AN IMPORTANT SET OF DATES FOR SENIORS! Read below.

College Roadmap - The Final Steps!

April

  • In addition to college decisions, you should have received financial aid packages from every college.  Review these packages thoroughly for what the real cost is for each program - including loans, upfront payments and payment plans.  (If you need help, schedule a meeting - with or without your parents present - to go over your award letters with the college financial aid counselors)

  • Attend Accepted Students Days and set up visits to colleges you are deciding between.

  • If you were offered SEEK, EOP or HEOP spots, decide quickly - these spots are not guaranteed and fill up quickly.

  • Keep up with your school work!  Colleges can withdraw offers . . . and you also want to complete any final graduation requirements

  • Attend Urban discussion sessions on preparing to transition to college

  • Enter your college acceptances (and rejections) into Naviance  (It helps us better advise future seniors)

May

  • May 1st is Universal Decision Day.  Submit your deposit and commitment letter to the college you plan on attending.

  • Tell your college counselor where you are going!  We have to send your transcripts after graduation.

  • Fill out any required paperwork - immunizations, housing choices etc.

Summer before Freshman Year

  • Make any required payments

  • Attend orientation programs

  • Arrange for transportation to school

  • Register for classes

Fall:  Congratulations! You are in college; please stay in touch!

Questions or Confusions? Call or email Andrea, Kevin, Rachel W, Rachel B or Byron.We