Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Please find here under important dates and events.

May 13 Parent Teacher Conferences  (all grades) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
May 25  School closed (Memorial Day)


Missed the application deadline? You can apply in the Round 2 application period from June 22-July 10. Round 2 will include new pre-K programs at district schools and NYCEECs.

Until the Round 2 application period opens, you can:

  *   Complete the Get in Touch form<https://www.nycenet.edu/schoolsearch/info.html> if you haven't applied to pre-K. An enrollment specialist will reach out to you.
  *Call 311 or visit a Family Welcome Center<http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/NewStudents/WelcomeCenters/default.htm> to help with pre-K questions. Interpretation services are available in over 200 languages over the phone or in person.
  *   Subscribe to the pre-K email list<http://schools.nyc.gov/Subscribe/default.htm> to get updates
  *   Attend an open house<http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/PreK/events/default.htm> to take a closer look at pre-K programs

Kindergarten News:
Offer letters were sent to families who applied by the February 18, 2015 deadline for the 2015-2016 school year.

If you still need a kindergarten placement for September 2015, please contact your zoned school directly. If you do not have a zoned school, please visit a Family Welcome Center<http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/NewStudents/WelcomeCenters/default.htm>.

Kindergarten resources are also available in translation:

High School News

Round 2 results letters are available starting Wednesday, May 6. Appeal applications will also be available for students at the same time. The deadline for submitting an appeal is Wednesday, May 20. Please speak with your school’s guidance counselor or admissions point person or visit a Family Welcome Center<http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/NewStudents/WelcomeCenters/default.htm> if you don’t receive a results letter or have questions about your results.

School Leadership Team (SLT)


The School Leadership Team (SLT) provides a structure for school-based decision making and the development of a collaborative school culture. The SLT members develop educational policies for their school and align resources to those policies. SLTs provide ongoing evaluations and assessments of a school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement. The SLT in each school is composed of an equal number of parents and staff and must meet at least once a month. ELECTIONS FOR POSITIONS ON P.S. 209 SLT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAY P.T.A. MEETING.

  *   the new SLT Toolkit (in pdf form for download),
  *   webinars,
  *   the SLT brochure, and
  *   a SLT Roles and Responsibilities PowerPoint

Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association (PA/PTA)

Each New York City Department of Education school is required to have a Parent Association or a Parent teacher Association (PA/PTA). All parents, step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation are automatically members of their school’s PA/PTA.

Officers of a PA/PTA are responsible for the PA/PTA budget, events and activities. PA/PTAs can support schools by raising funds, hosting parent workshops or meetings, organizing festivals, dances or social events for families, and can help schools connect with parents through updates and volunteer opportunities. P.T.A. ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE P.S. 209 P.T.A. MEETING IN MAY

Working Papers

Employment Certification (Working Papers) MINORS 14 YRS-17 YRS OLD

All individuals under 18 years of age, including college students, high school graduates, married students, and volunteer workers, must obtain an employment certificate if they intend to work.  Minors who are 14 years of age or over are not required to have employment certificates to work as caddies, babysitters or to engage in casual employment such as yard work and household chores in and about a residence or on the premises of a non-profit, non-commercial organization, not involving the use of power driven machinery.

Students must fill out an application (see below) and submit it to the designated person in the high school or middle school that they attend. The school will then issue an employment certificate to the student.

District Family Advocates<http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/superintendents/DFAcontact.htm> can also provide information on employment certification and provide working papers when a school does not (e.g., schools are closed, out-of-state students).

All of the following items are required for an employment certificate:

- an application with Section 1 completed and signed by parent

- a birth certificate as evidence of age

- an original doctor's note (stating the minor is "fit for employment") or an original certificate of physical fitness completed by a physician

- schooling record (Private school and non-NYC public school students including out-of-state students are to have a completed Schooling Record section of the application along with a letter from school or recent report card.  Registered NYC public school students are to have their school ID.)

- signature of minor in presence of issuing official

Application for Employment--Working Papers for minors ages 14 to 17 (Form AT-17)<http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/9784C69C-C126-4137-91C1-38010BEF4538/119875/AT191.pdf>

School is closed on                May 25 (Memorial Day) 

Kindergarten Registration:

All parents who registered for kindergarten for the school year 2015-2016 will soon be recieveing their placement letters in their emails. Once your recieve the letter print it and bring it with you to school along with:

1.Your child

2.Proof of address

3.Your childs medical records (immunization)

4.Your childs birth certificate

If you have any questions please call me at 718-743-1954 Ext. 4 

NYC School Parent Survey Deadlince Extended

If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to take the NYC School Survey. The deadline to take the survey has now been extended for families and students to this Friday, April 17th.  You will also be receiving an automated phone call this week notifying you of the extension. 

Every year, all parents, teachers and students in grades 6-12 complete the NYC School Survey. The survey ranks among the largest surveys of any kind ever conducted nationally. Through the NYC School Survey, parents give valuable feedback and input about instruction, safety, family engagement, and other important issues at your child’s school. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to tell us what you think. Complete your survey on the paper survey provided to you or online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org by Friday, April 17.

To take the survey online, you will need your survey access code located on the bottom right-hand corner of the paper survey that has been provided to you by your child’s school. If you cannot find your paper survey, please call the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603.   

NYC/DYCD Summer Youth Employment Program 2015


To be eligible for SYEP, you must be at least 14 years old but not over 24 years old as of July 1st, 2015. You must also permanently reside within the five boroughs of New York City.

DYCD does not require a fee for applying to SYEP. SYEP providers, Worksites, or any other parties are not allowed to charge a fee for participation in SYEP. To apply for SYEP, you only need to submit a completed application either online or in person to an authorized SYEP provider.

If selected for the program, you will need to submit further documentation to verify the information on your application. You will be responsible for obtaining and providing these documents at that point .During the summer, you may be responsible for your own transportation to and from work as well as your own meals. These are the only out‐of‐pocket costs that you should incur while working for SYEP. 

How do I apply for SYEP?

Visit www.nyc.gov/dycd and complete the application online. You can also download and print a copy of the application, complete and return it to a community‐based SYEP provider.

Where can I obtain an SYEP application?

To obtain an application, you can do any one of the following:

 Visit the DYCD website (www.nyc.gov/dycd) to download and print out a copy;

 Review the list of authorized SYEP providers on the DYCD website (www.nyc.gov./dycd) and visit any of these providers to obtain an application

 DYCD cannot mail applications to you, nor do we accept applications by mail.

Where do I submit my SYEP application?

You must submit your application to an authorized SYEP provider. The list of these providers is attached to the application; you can visit the DYCD website (www.nyc.gov/dycd) to obtain the list of SYEP providers.

2015 State Assessment Schedule

Science Performance Test (Grades 4 & 8):             May 20-29

Science Written (Grades 4 & 8):                           June 1

For information about the exams click on the link below.








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