Any changes to the calendars posted at http://schools.nyc.gov/calendar (i.e. Parent Teacher Conference, June Clerical shortened days and school year, etc) must be approved centrally.
The review and approval process is needed to ensure that all State instructional time requirements (length of school day and year) and DOE contractual requirements (including school-based options and any staff issues) are being met. It is also to assure that parents have received sufficient advance notice, that certain overriding educational considerations are taken into account (e.g., meeting special education mandated services, avoiding conflicts with tests and other events, scheduling instructional make up time), and that all support service schedules, including busing, can be appropriately adjusted. Principals, Network Leaders and the appropriate support services (busing, etc) will be notified when a decision is reached.
Principals should submit the change request at least six weeks prior to the first date affected, via the Calendar Change Request Application. For more information please refer to the School Year Calendar.
For assistance please email SSTAdmin@schools.nyc.gov.
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