For Parents

PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be held on November 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

SLT Meeting 

Our next SLT meeting will be held on November 16, 2020 @ 3:45 PM 

 

Title One Parents Meeting

Our next Title One Parents meeting will be held on December 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM 

Brooklyn South Family Training Series

This webinar series is slated for the 1st Thursday of every month throughout the fall semester (October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd) and will cover a variety of Microsoft tools that will aid parents in navigating remote and hybrid learning. The series will be presented as Teams Live events with multiple presenters and a live Q & A.

Please use this link to register.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-south-family-webinar-training-series-on-microsoft-tools-october-tickets-122276396995

Family Income Form

You do not need to apply for your child to receive free school meals. However, it is extremely important that the family income inquiry form be filled out to ensure funding for our programs. Please visit  https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict to complete the form. 

Immunization Requirements

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak. For more information please visit the the attached link. 

Applying For Public Schools

NYC families can use myschools to apply to public schools from 3-K to high school. Get started by creating an account. Then explore your children's personalized school options and get guidance on the admissions process from start to finish.

School open houses and fairs are an opportunity for you to learn about your school options and the admissions process. This year, we remain committed to offering robust admissions resources and supporting virtual events; however, due to the ongoing public health crisis, in-person events are not considered safe for students, their families, or school staff. Therefore, the format and dates for high school events, as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide, are changing.

This fall, we invite you to:

  1. Watch the High School Admissions Video Series | Anytime, Anywhere. Based on the presentations we usually give live at the high school fairs, these videos walk you through how to apply to high school and participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. New videos, including detailed MySchools tutorials, are coming soon. Click here to access the videos.

  2. Attend the NYC CTE Virtual High School Fairs | November 16 - December 5, 2020. Learn about Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools at these virtual events, which are open to all NYC students and their families. Find out more and register here.

  3. Visit schools’ websites to learn about virtual open houses/virtual tours | All high schools are encouraged to offer virtual opportunities for families to find out more about them. Starting in November, high schools will be posting information for potential applicants on their websites. This will include:

    1. A schedule and links to any live or recorded events.

    2. Videos and/or other media.

    3. Contact information for families who want to speak with school staff.

You can find each high school’s website on its school page in the searchable online MySchools directory. High schools are submitting their updated website information on a rolling basis, and we are updating their page in MySchools over the next several weeks. You can also reach out to high schools directly. Contact information is on each high school’s page in MySchools.

As previously mentioned, the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration periods are not yet open, and students will have additional time to apply and register. The dates and deadlines listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—including all application, registration, test, and audition dates—are changing.

Questions? Talk to your child’s current school counselor or call 718-935-2009.

If you no longer wish to receive emails about high school admissions, please click here to unsubscribe.

  • ADMISSIONS TIMELINE:

    • The high school application is not yet open and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families will have additional time to apply.
    • Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020.Families will have additional time to register.
    • The dates and locations for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and for LaGuardia High School auditions, as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide, will also change.
    • Auditions will take place remotely, and the audition dates that high schools shared previously will also change. 
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    The 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide is available online. Printed copies are now available at Brooklyn Studio Secondary School.  I will announce the dates of distribution shortly. 

Middle School News
Starting Middle School in Fall 2020? Your child will apply to middle school this fall. They can apply to up to 12 middle school programs with one personalized application.
Sign up for our middle school admissions email list (Open external link) to get the latest updates on middle school admissions, including event information.

*The middle school application will open in October. The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019.

*Once the middle school application is open, you can sign up or complete a MySchools application (Open external link) .

All applicants will get a middle school offer in March

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