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Welcome back! Use the resources on this page to help you and your family get ready for the exciting year ahead, and sign up for a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) to get personalized information about your child’s academic progress, and more.
School Calendar and Key Dates
Review the 2019–20 school calendar, including school holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and state-wide testing dates. Find a printable version in multiple languages at the bottom of that page.
Back to School Tips
- Bookmark the school calendar.
- September 5 is a partial day for public school pre-K students! See more important dates at the school calendar.
- Can your child’s school reach you in an emergency? Make sure the school has your current contact information! Be sure to complete the “Blue Card” form provided by the school and let the front office know about any changes to your address, phone number, or other information.
- Are your child’s immunizations up to date, and do you have the records you need? Learn more about required vaccines on our Immunization page.
- Plan to attend Back to School parent activities (contact your parent coordinator to find out more), and learn about Family Empowerment so you can get involved!
- New to a school? Practice your morning commute before the first day of school. Learn more about transportation at the DOE.
- Find a great school or get enrollment information at a Family Welcome Center near you.
- Get a copy of the NYC Public School Guidebook(Open external link) by asking your school for a copy in your preferred language, or view online in 10 languages.
- Talk to your school’s parent coordinator by calling or visiting your school to get your parent coordinator’s contact information. You may also use our Find a School tool to find a link to your school’s website with contact information.
- Your school can provide you with free translation and interpretation services. Ask your parent coordinator or principal. For sign-language interpretation services, please call 212- 802-1500, extension 7181.
Questions About Enrollment
New to NYC Schools?
If you are new to New York City public schools, or need help with the enrollment process, visit our New Students page. It tells you where to go—and what you need to bring with you.
You can also get help by calling 311.
Planning Ahead for Middle or High School Applications?
Learning Quick Links
Keep Up With Your Child’s Education
- See what your child will be learning this year on our Grade-by-Grade pages.
- Find out about the Subjects they will be studying.
- Find information about your child’s academic progress this year by registering for an NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).
- Sign up to receive the newsletters that are right for you and your child.
If you feel your child needs special education services such as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) speak with your child’s teacher, principal, counselor, or parent coordinator, or visit our Special Education page.
English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners
If your child was not raised in an English-speaking household, they may be able to get support through our programs for English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners.
Student Life Quick Links
Transportation is provided to all eligible students in public, charter, and non-public schools. Learn What’s New this year.
The services available to families vary by school and by each student’s eligibility for those services. Students with special needs can receive school bus service if their Individualized Education Program includes transportation accommodations.
Contact your child’s school to update your address and emergency contact information. We need to have accurate address and contact information for each child we serve; we rely on this information to contact you in emergencies.
You can find transportation information for your child in your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).
If you have any other questions about your school transportation, please speak with your school or visit our Transportation page.
All students can get delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch for free at NYC public schools. You can find out what is available for lunch every day on our menu page.