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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.
    Fern Bren
    Assistant Principal
    Pupil Personnel Service

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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.

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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.

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Important Information You Should Know

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Dear Parents,

Midwood High School sends out emails with important information for you and your child. Register at

Midwood High School is closed for the summer. Summer school classes will be held at Edward R. Murrow High School.  Midwood will be open on the following Wednesdays, July 5th,  July 12th,  July 19th,  July 26th,  August 2nd,  August 9th,  August 16th from 8:00 am to 12:45 pm. It is open for Seniors to pick up their diploma with picture id. The  diploma will not  be released to anyone else without a written letter and official id.  Working papers and transcripts can also be issued. Students who need working papers but do not attend Midwood must have proof of address, doctor's note and  something from the school they attend {transcript}.

Summer Reading List 2017
Each student is required to read two books for the summer. Find your class on the list below and choose two texts.
Please feel free to read more books on the list. They are all great reads!

Incoming Freshmen:
Vaclav and Lena by Haley Tanner

Left to Tell by Immaculee Iibagiza

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by MT Anderson

Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quinonez

July’s People by Nadine Gordimer

When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Rising Sophomores:
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Polan

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Krik ? Krak ! by Edwidge Danticat

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir by Eddie Huang

Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid

Rising Juniors:
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The River King by Alice Hoffman

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mulle

11/22/63 by Stephen King 

Rising Seniors:
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

Rocket Boys (October Sky) by Homer Hickam

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Beloved by Toni Morrision

Advanced Placement English Literature only
Read the following and one of the books assigned to your grade above:
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Stranger by Albert Camus
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition only
Read the following and one of the books assigned to your grade above:
On Writing Well by William Zinsser (up to and including chapter 10)

AP Capstone Seminar Science Research (Med Sci)
Outliers: the Story of Success by M.Gladwell
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 by Amy Stuart
Think Like a Freak by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
Outliers: the Story of Success by M.Gladwell

AP Capstone Seminar Humanities (Humanities)
Open City by Teju Cole
Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

Attention Students:  
The PSAL/BIG APPLE Games will be having pre-season cross-country practices/training during the summer for the girls and boys on the teams who want to get an early start on the cross-country season, which starts in the third week of August. Incoming 9th grade students are invited to come to meet our coaches, Marc Cohen [Boys] and Harry Singer [Girls Asst Coach], and get ready to join our Track Teams. Practices will be held on Tues, Wed, Thurs., from 7/5 - 8/3, from about 5:00 - 7:30 pm in Prospect Park. We will meet at the Picnic House, behind the Parks Dept. Admin. Bldg.; enter from Prospect Park West at 5th St. or 9th St. These are optional practices -- you do not have to come every day -- you can join us any time you can you are encouraged to come and get started if you want to join the track teams It will be HOT, so be sure to have water, although there are water fountains right there, and dress for some running - T-shirts, shorts/tights, running shoes. [Ask us if you want recommendations]
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.      

Girls Volleyball Tryouts for Incoming 9th graders will be held on August 29th and 30th for those invited back from day 1 from  9:00 AM- 12:30 PM in the G Gym. Students must be have completed parent consent and medical in order to tryout. Dress appropriately. See Academics and click on Athletics for PSAL Medical form and Parental Consent form._

-Any boy interested in joining the boys track team must email Coach Cohen at ASAP.  No prior experience is necessary! 
-In addition incoming Freshmen are more than welcomed to try-out for the boys track team 

Here is all the info for Midwood Girls' Soccer Team tryouts.  Please join the Google Group:
Every girl must have a completed and signed Medical form ( and Parent Consent Form( 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.**
Summer Tryout Dates: August 21 & August 22  8:oo am-11:00 am
We will be at the Prospect Park Parade Grounds  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 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.

 High School: Free summer programs 
No plans yet? We've got lots of suggestions for your teen. Use the drop down menu in Free Programs to search by grade level, interest area and location. Here are just a few ideas.
  • Learn to play golf. Free lessons through CityParks Foundation.
  • Volunteer to work with older adults


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 


 August 2017 Regents Schedule

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, go to 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 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.
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.
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
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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