Announcements

  • Midwood Magnets for Sale

    Magnets are available for purchase from the Girls' Soccer Team for $5.

    Support our Hornets!

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  • Tours for Prospective Parents/Students

    Midwood High School will soon be scheduling tours of the building. The tours will be at 9:00 a.m. till  about 10:15 a.m. Tours are about 3 times a week. Sign up for the tour will be on this web site. Any questions or concerns, please contact Carol Ardito, Parent  Coordinator at  cardito2@schools.nyc.gov  We will be having an Evening Open House on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m.

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  • Maps of Midwood

    Attention Students: Click here for maps of each floor of Midwood.

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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

  • Midwood room 155

    SAT BOOTCAMP

    Tuition for each Bootcamp $175.00. To enroll visit http://www.catalystprep.com

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  • Midwood room 155

    SAT Bootcamp

    Tuition for each Bootcamp $175.00. To enroll visit http://www/catalystprep.com

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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

    *New Date Ms. Bren Guest Speaker Requirements for NY State Diploma

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  • Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

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  • Parents Association Meeting

    College Readiness & Interviews

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Information You Should Know

Attention Current Parents: Please reserve a spot for our Monthly Principal Brunch on Friday, October 20, 2017 in room 155 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Please go to link to register  Midwood High School Principal Brunch
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Please sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044bafae28aafa7-midwood9  for our tour on Monday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m.  We will be posting more tours dates! Many more tours to follow throughout October!
Evening Open House will be on Wednesday,  November 8 and  Wednesday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
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Easy Online Ordering
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ATTIRE STARTING SEPTEMBER 11TH
Store hours
Window 1 opens: September 11th
Closes: September 24th 
Window 2 opens:  September 25th
Closes: October 15th
Gym Attire:
T-Shirts - $10.00 Shorts -  $15.00  Dri Fit T-shirt - $15.00
Pullover Hood  -  $25.00 Sweatpants - $20.00

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2017/2018 School Calendar 

Bell Schedule & Extended Bell Schedule
Bell Schedule.docx 
Extended Bell Schedule.docx 

Maps of Midwood:
Click here for maps of each floor of Midwood.
Or download here:  MAPS.zip 
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Equalization is the process by which students are moved from one section of a class to another.  The UFT contract specifically limits the numbers of students in classrooms. The administration has ten days from the opening of school to ensure that all classes are within contractual limitations.  We will be completing this process over the next few days.  Students will be moved from sections that are over-sized to new sections.  Almost all changes require the movement of a student from one section to another, however the student remains in the same subject class.  Even though the teacher may change, all classes that have multiple sections use the same calendar over the first ten days to ensure alignment of instruction. Any student grades from the first ten days will also follow the student and be used in the new class section.  Once a student has been "equalized", they are typically not required to change any other classes during that term.  Since the freshmen classes contain the largest number of "no-show" students, it is there that equalization is most likely to occur.  After a program change occurs it is impossible for a student to return to their old program.


Equalization is a random process.  Students are selected to change sections randomly.  We understand the concerns that parents and students have and that is why we have worked hard to limit equalization to only those changes that have to occur.  Sometimes students feel like they are forced to equalize while their friends have not.  I assure you that students are chosen by random selection even though it may not feel that way to your child.


I understand the concerns that this raises as well as the stress that you experience when your child is upset by these changes.  My son was equalized two or three times when he went to Midwood.  But I also know that as parents we want our children to experience all of life's wonders and struggles.  We are here to assist with any issues that arise from equalization.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime.


Michael McDonnell
Principal
Midwood High School

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Attention New Students:

Please see attachment below for your Student {OSIS} ID and the registration code you need in order to sign up to Pupilpath.  The codes for pupilpath registration is sorted by OSIS number.

Click here for  Pupilpath Registration Codes 2017.pdf 

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

School:

Student ID:

Date of Birth:

Registration Code:

After clicking register you will receive a message saying Thank you for registering and your username – Set your password by clicking in and you will be logged in.

You can also download Pupilpath.com to your iphone/ipad and android devices.

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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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Dear Parents,
Midwood High School sends out emails with important information for you and your child. 
Email Carol Ardito at cardito2@schools.nyc.gov  to be added to the distribution list.
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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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 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. 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.
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 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.

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Senior Eligibility

Please see attachment for  policy regarding student eligibility for participation in senior events.
 SeniorEligibility.doc 

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Cell Phone Policy: Cellphonepolicy.pdf 

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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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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 

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Midwood Homework Policy: MidwoodHomeworkpolicy.doc 
  
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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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Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Midwood High School to request assistance.