Announcements

  • Incoming Student Programs

    All students new to Midwood High School will report to school on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM to receive their Fall 2017 programs.  Classes begin on the next day, Thursday, September 7, 2017, the schedule for Thursday will be posted on line. 

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  • SPANISH AP- SUMMER ASSIGNMENT - 2017

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  • Welcome New Parents! Join the Parents Association.

    Please see attachment for the Parents' Association meeting dates.
    Midwood High School sends out emails and an electronic newsletter for parents/students.

    This newsletter contains important information for you and your child.

    Please fill out and submit this form and you will be added to the email list.
    To fill out the form go to:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10MEHzsXnrhGkJM7BUWuVCCGGwQmeVifgB60dZaavLJc/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

     

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  • Biographical & Emergency Contact Info

    Dear Parents & Guardians,
    For the safety and well-being of your child it is imperative that we have accurate biographical and emergency contact information on file for both you and your child.
    All changes of address, phone numbers, cell phone numbers,  guardianship and emergency contact persons must be reported to your child’s guidance counselor. It is  important to see  Ms. Burns in room 135 so all new emergency contact information can be updated in our ATS system.
    According to the Chancellor’s Regulations, all changes of address must be accompanied by a gas, electrical, or water bill.
    A mortgage statement is acceptable as well. If you rent and do not pay utilities, a notarized letter from your landlord is required.
    Additionally, change of guardianship requires a notarized form which is available at our school.
    Sincerely,
    Fern Bren
    Assistant Principal
    Pupil Personnel Service

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  • Welcome to the new Midwood website! Scroll through for announcements.

    Midwood's website has a new look! We have a new design that should make it easier to find all important information. 

    If you have any questions about the website, email mpentangelo@schools.nyc.gov

    Enjoy!

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  • Parent Consent Forms for Team Tryouts

    Before you try out for any team you must have a parent consent and medical form completed by a doctor, with his stamp and registry number.

    Parents must initial each line of the parent consent , as well as sign and date the parent consent and medical. 

    If you are anticipating trying out for any team, you should be getting this done now in preparation.

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  • Free Microsoft Software

    The Department of Education has a new program which allows all students the ability to download Microsoft Office software for free.
    Please see the attached letter regarding this offer.

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  • School Meals Application

    We encourage families to complete
    their School Meals Application
    online so that they will not need
    to submit a paper form.


    https://www.applyforlunch.com/

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Principal's Message

Midwood High School is a large comprehensive high school that serves over 3800 students.  We provide rigorous college preparatory instruction combined with the arts, sports and clubs.  Our school has been nationally ranked in US News and World Report and the New York Post Top 50 high Schools in New York City.  Our Medical Science Program requires 5 years of math and science as well as opportunities in science research.  Our Humanities program requires 1 year of Latin, 3 years of foreign language and electives in Social Studies and English.

Upcoming Events

  • First Day of School

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  • Midwood High School Howard Greenberg Auditorium

    Parents Association Meeting

    Welcome Meeting

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  • Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

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  • Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

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  • Howard Greenberg Auditorium Auditorium

    Parents Association Meeting

    Student Information & College Planning

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  • Election Day. Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development

    No School for students.

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  • Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

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  • Afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences

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  • Parents Association Meeting

    Requirements for NY State Diploma

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  • Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

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Important Information You Should Know

Important Change in Soccer tryouts: Girls soccer tryouts will be Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  (August 22 & 23)  DO NOT SHOW UP ON MONDAY!!!  All the same details as before, just pushed back a day. Coach Lane will see you at 7:00 on Tuesday morning if you owe paperwork, and will begin at 8:00 promptly.

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Attention Incoming Students:

In order to make sure that as many students as possible have their identification cards for September, we are taking computerized photos on the following days between the hours of 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Students should report to the Howard Greenberg Auditorium. 

Tuesday, August 29 - Students whose last name begin with A thru F

Wednesday, August 30 - Students whose last name begin with G thru M

Thursday, August 31 -  Students whose last name begin with N thru S

Friday, September 1 -  Students whose last name begin with T thru Z

Any student who is not available will have their picture taken on the first day of school. There is limited space in the gymnasiums' locker rooms. Therefore, we highly recommend that students purchase tamper-proof  Master Locks. Students can purchase the locks {$12.00} at the same time they get their ID photos taken. 

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Please fill out Midwood High School Freshmen Preference Form go to https://goo.gl/forms/tn62cf6ecSkkEBak2   

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Dear Parents,

Midwood High School sends out emails with important information for you and your child. Register at  https://goo.gl/forms/m9EbMQOvOOBdom8T2

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Attention Students:  
The girls volleyball tryouts dates have been changed to 8/23 and 8/24 from 9am-12pm and 8/28 through 8/31 from 1pm-4pm for both students that were invited back (students attended tryouts on 6/5/17 and were selected) and incoming freshmen. All students should arrive 15 minutes early to sign in before tryouts. Team rosters will be determined at the end of tryouts on 8/31. 
All students must complete a parent consent and medical form in order to tryout (returning players need a new medical if theirs is about to expire).  If you handed in a parent consent in June, you must have a new one dated after August 1st.
If anyone has any questions, please contact Coach Ma at tommykma@gmail.com.
 
Attention Students: Varsity Boys Soccer-  First meeting date,  Friday  August  18th  @ "MIDWOOD," HS @ 9:00 a.m. in room 254 with Coach Padula.  This meeting  will be an informational meeting for new and incoming freshmen students.  Collection of Parental/Medical forms will take place during this time.      
 
-Any boy interested in joining the boys track team must email Coach Cohen at MaCohenBK@aol.com ASAP.  No prior experience is necessary! 
-In addition incoming Freshmen are more than welcomed to try-out for the boys track team 

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Here is all the info for Midwood Girls' Soccer Team tryouts.  Please join the Google Group:  https://groups.google.com/d/forum/midwood-soccer-interest
Every girl must have a completed and signed Medical form (http://www.psal.org/PDF/Miscellaneous/2015_Interscholastic%20Sports%20Examination%20form10-26-2015.pdf) and Parent Consent Form(http://www.psal.org/PDF/Official/2012_PSAL%20Interscholastic%20Athletics%20Parental%20Consent%20Form%200812.pdf) in my hand before they can participate.  If these forms are not in my hands the day of tryouts, you CANNOT participate!!!
**It is not mandatory to attend both days, however, the more I am able to see you and your abilities, the better your chances are.**
**REVISED Summer Tryout Dates: August 22 & August 23  8:oo am-11:00 am
We will be at the Prospect Park Parade Groundshttps://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/parade-ground.  I am planning on using Field 8, which is right next to the snack bar and bathrooms.  I will be there at 7:00 am to collect paperwork, and tryouts will begin at 8:00.   If you have paperwork to turn in, DO NOT show up at 7:55!!!  You need to be READY TO GO at 8:00.
Coach Lane contact information: coachlane15@gmail.com______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

SAT Bootcamp at Midwood High School -

Just $175 Per Student Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is a confidence-boosting weekend seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they're guaranteed to encounter on the SAT. Selected topics include how to:

Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers

  • Spot hidden clues that reveal the main idea in lengthy SAT Reading passages
  • Avoid the three sneaky ways the SAT's Writing & Language test tries to trick students
  • Use a proven template to earn perfect scores in reading, analysis, and writing on the SAT Essay

Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is not a mock test or an infomercial for our services. Students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the new SAT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 408-page SAT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback.

SAT Bootcamp at Midwood High School Thursday, September 28th, 2:30pm - 6:30pm & Sunday, October 1st, 8:30am - 12:30pm (Students attend both days.)

Tuition is just $175.  To enroll visit  www.CatalystPrep.com and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056.

The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Monday, September 25th.

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Midwood Receives 2nd Most High School Applications:
 
Midwood's 75th Anniversary featured on WNYC
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Midwood (#15) selected as a top 40 high school in New York City.
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 Bell Schedule & Extended Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule.docx 
Extended Bell Schedule.docx 

 

 Affordable Care Act

The federal Affordable Care Act requires everyone to obtain health insurance. If you or your staff receive questions from families about health insurance enrollment, please direct families to explore health insurance options here and apply online using the NY State of Health website. Note that students and their families who qualify for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan can enroll online all year long, but should do so as soon as possible to avoid paying a penalty. Students and their families who do not qualify for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan may enroll online in private health insurance plans during the next open-enrollment period, which runs from November 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017. Families may also be able to enroll in private health insurance outside of the open-enrollment period if they experience a qualifying event, such as job loss or the birth of a child. You can distribute this letter to parents who inquire about health insurance enrollment policies.
 
 
Pupil Path

To register into PupilPath.com, go to https://pupilpath.skedula.com/ and click "Student Register".  Then complete the following:

- Your email address
- Your school
- Your ID# (9 digit # which appears on .pdf file below)
- Your date of birth
- The registration code (appears in the file below)

After clicking "Register," you will receive an email with an activation link that will allow you to set your password. You can also download PupilPath.com to your iPhone/iPad devices via the iTunes App Store.

Please let your parents know that they will be given their access to PupilPath in the near future.

 
 
Changes to Immunization Requirements for the 2016-17 School Year
All schools
 
As required by state law, you are responsible for ensuring that students are fully vaccinated against specific preventable diseases in order to attend school. You should work with your staff to ensure that all new students provide proof of immunization upon enrollment and to ensure that returning students provide proof of immunization, if they are entering a grade affected by a new vaccine requirement. You should especially focus on ensuring that students who are listed as “excludable” (i.e., not in compliance with immunization requirements) on the RHIL report in ATS provide proof of immunization.
 
In addition, please note the following changes to immunization requirements for the 2016–17 school year: 
 
  • Two doses of the chicken pox (varicella) vaccine are now required for all students entering grades K-2 and grades 6-8.
  • Three to five doses of the polio (IPV/OPV) vaccine are now required for all students entering grades K-2 and grades 6-8. 
  • All students in grades 7 and 12, and District 75 students who are 12-years-old, and 16- to 17-years-old will be required to have the Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine, MenACWY, previously known as MCV4 (brand names Menactra and Menveo). Students entering grade 7 must have received one dose of MenACWY, and students entering grade 12 must have received two doses of MenACWY, unless their first dose was administered at 16 years of age or older. If the student’s first MenACWY was administered at 16 years of age or older, then only one dose will be required. A third dose of MenACWY will be required for entry into grade 12, if the second dose of MenACWY was administered before a student turned 16-years-old. 
Senior Eligibility
Please see attachment for  policy regarding student eligibility for participation in senior events.
 SeniorEligibility.doc 
 
 
Programming & Class Equalization
Midwood High School is a term school.
Students receive programs at the beginning of each term.
Programming any school, but especially one as large as Midwood High School, is a challenging task and typically results in the need for program changes.
The need for changes can include errors, oversights, and most importantly the need to equalize class sizes according to union rules.
By union contract all schools have the first ten {10} days of school each term to finalize the equalization process.
Unfortunately this process often leads to students receiving program changes that they did not request.
While we recognize the initial disruption that this causes to students, it is necessary and part of the mandatory process.
It is important that parents and students understand that these changes may occur randomly for any students during the first 10 days of the semester.
We ask for your patience and understanding during this process.
Midwood High School's programming office cannot accommodate individual students personal programming needs (i.e., before/after school responsibilities,employment.)
Each term parents and students {at each grade level} must assume that their school can start as early as 1st period {7:15A.M.} and end as late as 10th period {3:30P.M.}.   
 
 
Cell Phone Policy
 
 
School Meals Application
We encourage families to complete their School Meals Application online so that they will not need to submit a paper form.  
https://www.applyforlunch.com/
 
 
Free Microsoft Software
The Department of Education has a new program which allows all students the ability to download Microsoft Office software for free.

Please see the attached letter regarding this offer.
Free Microsoft software.pdf 
 
 
Midwood Homework Policy
  
 Immunization Requirements
2016 -2017 SCHOOL YEAR NEW YORK STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
MENINGOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE
GRADE 12 – 2 DOSES OR 1 DOSE (IF THE DOSE WAS RECEIVED AT 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER)
 
 
Parents Association
Welcome New Parents! Join the Parents Association.
Please see attachment for the Parents' Association meeting dates: 2017 2018 PA Meetings.docx 
 
 
 
 

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