Dear Kindergarten families,
As shared in November, in partnership with NYC Kids RISE(Open external link), through the Save for College Program, every kindergarten student enrolled in a participating NYC public school automatically receives a NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100 allocation on their behalf, unless their parents/guardians “opt out” of the program. Kindergarten families who did not wish to have their child’s data shared with NYC Kids RISE should have opted out of the Save for College Program by December 31.
The timeline for when parents will be able to view and activate their accounts, which was communicated in presentations to families and staff, has been extended to the spring. Participating families will receive both a welcome email and mailed welcome kit from NYC Kids RISE, once their accounts are ready to be activated and viewed. Save for College Program professional learning (PL) opportunities, including celebrating spring milestone events and supporting families with account activation, will be shared in future editions of Principals Digest.