28 Aug NYC Department of Education Opens Registration Centers Across the City
Annual Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs August 27 – September 12
The New York City Department of Education has opened ten temporary Registration Centers across the five boroughs to make it easy for new students to enroll in school, and assist families who may have enrollment questions. The ten sites – an increase from nine locations last year – include a new location at PS/IS 218 in the Bronx to help ensure that local community needs are met. For the first time, the Department has specially trained staff at each site to help families looking to enroll their child in pre-K. The Department also added more interpreters than in past years to help ensure that families are able to access the information and services they need in a variety of languages.
New elementary and middle school students who have zoned schools, including those with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), should register at their zoned schools starting Thursday, September 4, 2014. Parents can find their zoned schools by visiting www.nyc.gov/schools or by calling 311. Students who live in a neighborhood without zoned schools should visit a Registration Center in their borough of residence. Families can still register for pre-K and can find more information at nyc.gov/prek or by texting “prek” to 877877. All new high school students, including those with an IEP, must register at a Registration Center in their borough of residence.
Enrollment staff at Registration Centers will meet with students and their parents to facilitate registration. All locations provide over-the-phone interpretation and live interpretation services in select languages. All forms and parent materials are available in English and translated into nine languages (Arabic,Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu).
The Registration Centers are open from Wednesday, August 27, through Friday, September 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Monday, September 15,2014 the Borough Enrollment Offices will reopen for continued registration and enrollment needs.
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