UPDATED- 5th Graders: Middle School Applications and Open House Info!

Dear 5th Grade Families,

The middle school application is now available. This means that:

  • Families who have created a MySchools account in the parent portal may submit application choices.

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1. The parent portal will close at that time.

We are excited to announce that, starting with Fall 2022 admissions, the DOE will phase in a sibling priority for middle school applicants citywide. This means:

  • For students applying during the 2021-2022 school year and entering middle school in fall 2022: Applicants with a sibling in sixth grade will receive a priority to attend the same school as that sibling.
  • For students applying during the 2022-2023 school year and entering middle school in fall 2023: Applicants with a sibling in sixth or seventh grade will receive a priority to attend the same school as that sibling.
  • This priority includes any full-siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, and/or foster siblings who live in the same household as the applicant.
  • When families are submitting their application in the parent portal, they will be asked to identify any sixth grade sibling. 

Additionally, we are excited to announce that if a family has more than one child the same age applying to middle school (ie., twins), that family may choose to submit identical applications for those students so they receive an offer to the same program.

  • If a family has more than one middle school applicant connected to their MySchools account and wants them to attend the same program, they may only need to add choices to one application. 
  • Before submitting that application, the family will be asked by MySchools if they would like to add the same application choices to the other child’s (or children’s) application(s)

More information on the phased in sibling priority can be found on our website. If you are submitting an application in the school portal on behalf of a family with a sixth-grade sibling, or multiples, instructions on how to handle this in the school portal are in our MySchools guide.

This year, arts-based programs may audition applicants virtually. Applicants will be able to upload photographs or videos of their auditions directly into MySchools starting the week of January 24. Information about auditions, including the audition components for citywide arts programs, are on the audition website. More information about virtual auditions, including supporting families and the audition components for district-based programs will be available before the week of January 24. 

Please also join the following middle schools in their virtual open house:

  1. Cavallaro IS 281 Virtual Open House Information
  2. Bay AcademyVirtual Open House Information
  3. Mark Twain JHS 239 Virtual Open House Information
  4. I.S. 228 David A. BoodyVirtual Open House

GKorrol
Principal

5th Graders: Middle School …

Dear 5th Grade Families,

The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and close the week of February 28.

Welcome letters are now in the mail (physical mail, NOT email) to families of all current fifth-grade public school students. This letter includes an overview of middle school admissions, including how to create an account and use MySchools.nyc, the DOE’s online school directory and application system.
Your child’s welcome letter includes their unique MySchools account creation code.

  • When you’re logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore schools and favorite programs of interest; when the application opens, you’ll also use MySchools to apply.
  • Need help setting up your account? Watch How to Create or Access a MySchools Account, a video tutorial that walks you through the process.

Admissions Updates:

  • The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.
  • This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

We will provide more details around admissions when the middle school application opens in January. You can learn more about middle school admissions and watch our video playlist on the DOE website, schools.nyc.gov/Middle.

GK

Middle School Updates…

Dear 5th Garde Families,

The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and close the week of February 28.

Welcome letters are now in the mail (physical mail, NOT email) to families of all current fifth-grade public school students. This letter includes an overview of middle school admissions, including how to create an account and use MySchools.nyc, the DOE’s online school directory and application system.
Your child’s welcome letter includes their unique MySchools account creation code.

  • When you’re logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore schools and favorite programs of interest; when the application opens, you’ll also use MySchools to apply.
  • Need help setting up your account? Watch How to Create or Access a MySchools Account, a video tutorial that walks you through the process.

Admissions Updates:

  • The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.
  • This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

We will provide more details around admissions when the middle school application opens in January. You can learn more about middle school admissions and watch our video playlist on the DOE website, schools.nyc.gov/Middle.

GK

5th Graders: Middle School Information

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We just received the following information:

MS Admissions Timeline:

  • Welcome Letters will be available for 5th grade families later this week. 
    • Letters will be mailed directly to all public school 5th grade families
    • PS101 staff will be will be able to assist you if you don’t receive a letter
  • The middle school application will open the week of January 10, with a deadline the week of February 28.

Admissions Methods:

  • The pause on academic screens will continue for students entering middle school in Fall 2022.
    • All programs that previously admitted students based on their academic records or school-based assessment will use an “open” admission method.
    • The “open” admissions method uses random selection to match applicants with available seats.
  • Programs that serve a range of language learners (e.g., dual language programs) may continue to rank applicants based on language learning data. No academic information may be used.
  • Arts-based middle school audition programs will be permitted to audition applicants; academic information will not be used.
    ***More information about arts auditions will be available when the application opens.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

Please know that we will continue to share updates and more detail in the coming weeks as the application process opens.

GK

Middle School information for 5th Grade Families

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We know that you have questions about the upcoming middle school admissions process. As we obtain clarity on the admissions timeline, and the admissions methods that will be used, we will share that information with you directly.  

The middle school directory has been updated with new information about each middle school for the upcoming admissions process. Families are encouraged to use this to explore school options.

It is recommended to all 5th Grade Families to sign up for email alerts. Below is the information that has been sent to those who were already signed up:

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Dear families, 

Applying to middle school this winter? The application isn’t open yet, but you can start getting ready now to apply later. 

What You Can Do Now 

  • Explore middle school options.  
    • Use the MySchools.nyc middle school directory to find detailed information about schools of interest; you can also search for schools by course offerings, location, sports, accessibility, and more. A few tips:  
      • Most middle school programs have specific requirements about who can apply to them. Later this fall, when you get your welcome letter and log in to MySchools, you’ll be able to see all the programs you’re eligible to apply to in a personalized search. For now, you can check a program’s Eligibility Requirements to learn if your child can apply to it.  
      • Find out which school district you live in for middle school admissions and if you have any zoned schools at schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Your child will have priority to attend their zoned middle school(s). 
    • Make a list of schools that interest you and meet your child’s needs.  
    • Visit these schools’ websites to learn more. Each MySchools directory page features a link to the school’s own website and contact information. You can also reach out to schools directly with questions. 
    • Attend virtual or in-person open houses. Many schools’ directory pages also provide direct links to information for prospective families, such as open house information or virtual tours. Touring a school virtually or in person is a great way to imagine what it might be like to go there. When attending events, we recommend bringing a list of questions to ask school staff. 
  • Get to know your child’s current school counselor. They will be your best guide through middle school admissions this year.  
  • Learn more about middle school admissions. Pick up a copy of the 2022 NYC Public Schools Admissions Guide at your current school or download an accessible copy in your language from schools.nyc.gov/Middle. Our website is also where you can find all the latest information and watch our admissions video playlist. 

What’s Next 

Later this fall, 5th grade public school families will receive a personalized welcome letter in the mail. This letter will include a unique code to create a MySchools account or add your child to an existing one. When letters are available, all applicants will be able to request a copy from your child’s current school or a Family Welcome Center.  

We’ll let you know when letters are on the way! 

Best wishes,  
The Middle School Admissions Team, Office of Student EnrollmentDear Elementary School Staff,

Middle School Results

Dear 5th Grade Families,

Please be advised that Middle School results will be available later today.

Later today, the Office of Student Enrollment (OSE) will:

  • Notify families with MySchools accounts by email that they can log into MySchools to view their child’s middle school offer.
  • Robocall parents/guardians who do not have a MySchools account to let them know that middle school offers are available from their elementary school, and that printed letters are in the mail.

GKorrol
Principal