This fall, the DOE is hosting elementary and middle school admissions events between October 3 and November 14, in school districts across the city. Each event will include two half-hour presentations and give families the opportunity to ask questions about pre-K, kindergarten, middle school, and the Gifted & Talented admissions processes. In order to serve all communities, interpreters will be available to address families’ questions, and materials will be provided in all ten DOE languages. Please note the following additional details about the elementary and middle school admissions events:
- Middle School Admissions Event for Families of 5th Graders:
o Middle school fairs allow students to meet with school staff, ask questions, and learn more about available programs.
o For 5th-grade students, printed English language flyers will be delivered to your school. Additional flyers, along with translations, can be printed from the “Resources” section of SEMS. You are encouraged to backpack home these flyers with every fifth grader.
o For middle school admissions event dates, and more information on middle school admissions, see here.
- Elementary School Admissions Events for Current 3-K and Pre-K Families:
o The elementary school events will include technology stations for families to search for their zoned and non-zoned school options, submit a Gifted & Talented Request for Testing, and subscribe to an email service that includes reminders about the elementary school admissions process and important deadlines.
o For pre-K families: see here
o For elementary school admissions event dates, and more information on elementary school admissions, see here.