Time to Get Your Kindergarten Offers!

It's an exciting time for New York City's five-year-olds!

Families who participated in NYC Public Schools' 2024 Kindergarten Admissions process earlier this year and submitted their applications by the January 2024 deadline can now learn about their kindergarten offers!

If you submitted your child's kindergarten application by January 19, you should receive an email containing details about your child's offer and any waitlist placements, if applicable. The email will also include instructions on how to access your offer on your MySchools account, where you can also add your child to kindergarten program waitlists or update your waitlist preferences. 

 

 

To learn more about kindergarten offers, waitlists, and upcoming information sessions, visit our official kindergarten webpage.

On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we thank you for participating in this year's kindergarten application process, and wish you success as you get ready for the 2024–25 school year!


Books of the Week: Spring Break Edition!

Throughout April, we're recognizing National School Libraries Month by sharing some of our favorite books across all grade levels each week. This week, the titles we've included are all about protecting and appreciating our environment in celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Early Readers (3K–Grade 2)

  • Hike, by Pete Oswald
  • In the Garden with Dr. Carver, by Susan Grigsby; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell 
  • Our Green City, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi; illustrated by Colleen Larmour
  • She Heard the Birds: The Story of Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneering Nature Activist, by Andrea D’Aquino

Elementary (Grades 3–5)

  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say, by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet, by Valentina Camerini
  • The Last Bear, by Hannah Gold
  • World Without Fish, by Mark Kurlansky; illustrated by Frank Stockton

Middle School (Grades 6–8)

  • Force of Nature: A Novel of Rachel Carson, by Ann E. Burg; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet, by Barbara Dee
  • Me and Marvin Gardens, by Amy Sarig King
  • One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet, by Anuradha Rao

Upper Grades (Grades 9–12)

  • The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
  • Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save the Planet, by Diana Kapp; illustrated by Ana Jarén
  • How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other, by Naomi Klein with Rebecca Stefoff
  • The Line Tender, by Kate Allen 
Image of two students reading

For more great reads, check out the  Climate Change Collection on Sora, our citywide Digital Library which provides free access to hundreds of digital e-books and audiobooks for our students!


In celebration of Earth Month, we're sharing the story of Dr. Eugenie Clark, a fish scientist from New York City who earned herself the nickname, "Shark Lady," thanks to her trailblazing research on fish and shark species around the world as well as her personal dedication to protecting sharks and their ocean habitats from extinction.

Learn about Dr. Clark on Hidden Voices

Image of Eugenie Clark smiling while sitting on the edge of a pier.

In this installment of the Hidden Voices series, learn more about Dr. Joanne Chory, a Lebanese American plant geneticist whose early work revolutionized botany and who is now dedicated to the global fight against climate change.

Dr. Joanne Chory at her laboratory at the Salk Institute, posing with her plant specimens.

In recognition of National American Sign Language (ASL) Day on Monday, April 15, we’re highlighting the tiny, but mighty team at the New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) Office of Sign Language Interpretation Services (OSLIS).

An image of two people communicating using sign language.

SPOTLIGHT ON OUR SCHOOLS

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Two students wearing eclipse glasses stand outside on their school's field to watch the eclipse together.
Student standing outside school building wearing eclipse glasses to look at the sun.
A student stands in from of a green screen to record an interview. She is facing a teleprompter, and another screen showing her video feed.
A young, smiling student wearing eclipse glasses, a grey sweatshirt, and a black hat poses for the camera with a school staff member.
Three students in a classroom - from left to right, they are holding puppets representing the moon, sun, and earth for an eclipse activity.
A group of students standing on their school field with decorated solar eclipse glasses, looking at the sun.
A student and teacher both dressed as astronauts pose in front of an outer space backdrop.

White, gold, and pink text on a navy blue background that reads "Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month" surrounded by illustrations of moons and stars in the same colors as the text.

Summer Rising Offers Now Available

Summer Rising 2024 logo on top of an orange background

Applied for any of NYC's Summer Rising programs earlier this year? You can view your offers beginning Wednesday, April 17!

Register for our virtual info session to learn more about Summer Rising 2024.

Thursday, April 18: 6:30—8:00 PM


Time to Get Your Kindergarten Offers!

It's an exciting time for New York City's five-year-olds!

Families who participated in NYC Public Schools' 2024 Kindergarten Admissions process earlier this year and submitted their applications by the January 2024 deadline can now learn about their kindergarten offers!

If you submitted your child's kindergarten application by January 19, you should receive an email containing details about your child's offer and any waitlist placements, if applicable. The email will also include instructions on how to access your offer on your MySchools account, where you can also add your child to kindergarten program waitlists or update your waitlist preferences. 

 

 

To learn more about kindergarten offers, waitlists, and upcoming information sessions, visit our official kindergarten webpage.

On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we thank you for participating in this year's kindergarten application process, and wish you success as you get ready for the 2024–25 school year!

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