Virtual Admissions Engagement Meeting
The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based meetings with Executive Superintendents.
In Staten Island, the meeting will be held by Executive Superintendent Lodico on Friday May 29th, 6pm to 8pm.
Click here for information on joining the meeting (when it becomes available).
According to Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, no decisions regarding admissions have been formally made and won’t be without input from students and families. In a letter to parents, he said:
“As we look to next year, we know another aspect of school in the fall is top of mind for many families and students: admissions for middle and high school. From the beginning, I’ve been clear that we will not let things that are out of students’ control affect this process, and the global pandemic we are all facing is certainly out of students’ control. At the State level, tests have been suspended. At the City level, we have taken steps to ensure equity by freezing attendance as a factor and developing a grading policy that maintains clear expectations and accounts for the hardship students may be experiencing during this crisis. Taken together, these necessary changes will mean we will need to adjust the admissions process for next year, especially for schools that use selective admissions, or “screens” as part of their admissions process.
I want to be clear and make a commitment to you: we have not yet made any decisions on this policy, and will not do so without hearing first from you, our students and families.”