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.

Information You Should Know

NEW STUDENT/PARENT ORIENTATIONS
MAY 24 & 31, 2016
Dear Incoming 9th & 10th Grades Students and Parents:We would like to welcome you and your child to Midwood High School at Brooklyn College.  Your child is about to begin the most exciting period in his/her life.  By working together, the school and family can make a student’s high school career both meaningful and successful.  We look forward to working with you in this endeavor.  Please attend one of our two New Student/Parent Orientations which are scheduled for:

TUESDAY, MAY 24th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names
that begin with A – L)

TUESDAY, MAY 31st, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names
that begin with M – Z)
(If you cannot attend on your assigned day, you may attend the other.)

At the meetings we will introduce you and your child to key members of the Midwood staff.  At the New Student/Parent Orientations, students will meet with other students and discuss various instructional programs and become acclimated to high school life.  From past experiences we believe that it is very important that your child attend this program.
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Welcome New Parents!
Join the Parents Association.
Please see attachment for the Parents' Association meeting dates. 
During orientation the Parents Association will be
selling gym shirts {$10} & gym shorts {$12}.
Cash only.

2016.2017 PA Meetings.docx
Wednesday June 1st is an Examination Day.  We will be giving Regents exams in Algebra 2 & Trigonometry and some seniors will be taking the Integrated Algebra Regents.  Students will be receiving admission tickets for those exams.  Additionally students currently in US History are invited to come sit for a field test in the afternoon.  They have been given the time and room number by their teacher.  All other students will not have school on Wednesday June 1st.

On Saturday, June 11th the P.S.A.L. teams of Midwood High School will be hosting an open house for students interested in joining a sports team.  This meeting is for parents and students to get information about the requirements of team participation, to meet the coaches and to obtain tryout schedules. The event will be held at Midwood at 10:00 A.M.  We hope to see you there.

Dear Parents & Students:
The warm weather is upon us
and it seems like a good time
to issue a few reminders about
appropriate dress for school. 
It is important for everyone to
understand and recognize the
difference between attire that is
school appropriate versus attire
that is more suitable for circumstances
outside of school. Therefore, all students
are expected to wear clothing
that is appropriate for school. 
Clothing that distracts students,
disrupts the educational process,
or poses a health or safety threat
to anyone is not acceptable in our school.
Please see attachment.
AppropriateAttire-Students[1].doc

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)


Summer Hours for Transcripts
& Education Verification
July 13, 2016
July 20,2016
July 27, 2016
August 3, 2016
August 10, 2016 
August 17, 2016 

Attention Seniors!
We are preparing to print your name on your high school diploma!
Chancellor’s Regulations require that your name will be printed exactly the way it
is spelled on ATS (student’s permanent school record). 
If your name has been legally changed, you must bring documentation to Ms. Burns in the General Office-Room 135 in order to update your name on the ATS system.

 

Please see attachment for basic facts about Zika virus, including where you can find more information, alerts and warnings.

Chancellor_BassettZikaTravelParentLetterEnglish.pdf
Taking a math regents?
Attend regents prep sessions
Algebra 1
(rooms 383 & 381) &
Geometry
(rooms 367 & 371)
May 25th, 31st 3:30-5:00pm
June 2nd, 3rd 3:30-5:00pm
June 4th 9:00am-12:00pm - - - -> (ANNEX)
June 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th 3:30-5:00pm
June 11th 9:00am-12:00pm
Algebra2/ Trigonometry
June 2nd, 3rd 2:00-4:00pm (room 473)
June 4th 9:00am-12:00pm - - - -> (ANNEX)
June 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th 2:00-4:00pm
June 11th 9:00am-12:00pm
OR…... May 25th, 31st 3:30-5:00pm (room 384)
June 2nd, 3rd 3:30-5:00pm
June 4th 9:00am-12:00pm - - - -> (ANNEX)
June 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th 3:30-5:00pm
June 11th 9:00am-12:00pm

Midwood Homework Policy
MidwoodHomeworkpolicy.doc
The STAR Citywide Girls Initiative is hosting a FREE all day all-girls youth summit for middle and high school girls on June 9th (Chancellor's Day) at Regis High School, located at 60 East 85th St NYC.
9:30am-3:00pm
To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-girls-leadership-summit-registration-23454298438
This day will include performances, keynote speakers, many different workshops as well as an exhibition hall where a college and resource fair will take place. It's a free event that will run from 9:30am-3pm.

Special Education Department
Regents Tutoring Schedule
Beginning May 2, 2016
Ms. Bogitsh Tues-Thurs Period 11
Global-American Room 405
Mr. Haberman Tues-Wed Period 10
All Histories Room 351A
Ms. Rezende Tues-Thurs Period 2
Math Room 232A
Mr. Lechillgrien Mon-Thurs Period 10
Earth Science Room 232A
Ms. Wolfson Tues-Wed Period 11
Living Environment Room 232M
Ms. Guardavaccaro Tues-Thurs Period 7
Global Studies Room 351A

Apply now to STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd - 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. This summer we are looking to pilot a Minecraft track where all students will be able to build and share their creations in Microsoft's new Minecraft portal for schools.
2016_STEMFlyerHighSchool.pdf
Midwood High School is thrilled to be named as one of the Best High Schools in the Nation and New York State by the U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools. 
What makes this honor so meaningful is Midwood is one of the most diverse, largest, urban public high school that does not require an admissions test.  This is a testimony to the hard work of our community of teachers, parents, students, and administrators at Midwood.
U.S. News & World Report Link
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-york/districts/new-york-city-public-schools/midwood-high-school-13472

Washington Post Link
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2016/list/new-york-schools/

Attached is a calendar of Global Regents Review tutoring sessions. This is open to anyone taking the Global History Regents in June. It will start Wednesday May 4th.


Ioffe Spring 2016 Regents Prep Calendar.doc
Attached is the schedule for U.S. History Regents Review starting May 16th.  Any student who is taking the June U.S. History Regents should attend.

U.S. History Regents Review 2016.docx
MATH DEPARTMENT
TUTORING SCHEDULE
   SPRING 2016
Beginning 02/22/2016
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Per. 3    Room 232M         Mr. Rameau
Per. 6    Room 232M         Mr. Caldwell
Per. 7    Room 302            Ms. Burch
Per. 9    Room 371            Ms. Bang            
Per. 10  Room 367            Ms. Mansour  
Peer tutoring is available in room 403.                                                                                   

CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF JUNE 2016
This is an exciting and wonderful time for you.  You are approaching the end of your high school experience.
The Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education has issued the following decision concerning student participation in graduation ceremonies.
“ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, INCLUDING COURSES AND STANDARDIZED TESTS, WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES CONDUCTED BY THEIR SCHOOL.”
I am certain that all Midwood Seniors will meet the diploma requirements and take part in our June ceremony.  A student who needs to attend summer school to fulfill diploma requirements will not be permitted to attend graduation exercises in June, as stipulated by the Chancellor. 
Be sure that you take this information seriously, and fulfill all course requirements.   If you have any concerns, see your guidance counselor immediately.   DO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES.
Best of luck!
Sincerely,

 

MICHAEL MCDONNELL
PRINCIPAL

Midwood High School follows the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
Non Discrimination Statement_03-01-2016-162825.pdf
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
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/
 

Cell Phone Policy
Cellphonepolicy.pdf
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.}.    

Please see attachment for  policy regarding
student eligibility for participation in senior events.
 
SeniorEligibility.doc
BELL SCHEDULE 2015/2016
Bell Schedule.docx
Extended Bell Schedule
Extended Bell Schedule.docx
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. 
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

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day
School close
Tuesday, May 31
Incoming Freshmen Orientation
Wednesday, June 1
Algebra II
Common Core Regents
Friday, June 3
PROM
Monday, June 6
Senior Awards Night

Quick Links

2016/2017 School calendar page



June 2016 Regents Schedule
LOTE exams 9:15 a.m
on Monday, June 20, 2016
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/schedules/2016/regents-616rev.pdf

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