Important News and Information


Camp Stuy for New Students and Parents

Camp Stuy for Parents: Wednesday, August 30, 8:30am to noon

All parents of incoming Freshmen should plan to attend Camp Stuy for Parents on Wednesday, August 30th from 8:30am to 12 noon. If you have need of assistance or questions arise over the summer, Stuyvesant is open for Summer School, and I am in the office beginning at 8am. You can reach me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Experienced Stuy Parents Needed to Volunteer

We need experienced Stuy parents to volunteer to help at Camp Stuy on AUGUST 30TH! Help make new parents feel welcome! Volunteers are needed to greet and direct parents and offer advice during homeroom breakout sessions and answer questions. You can sign up at this link. Most volunteers can arrive by 9:30, but 10-15 parents are needed by 8am.

Please email Parent Coordinator Dina Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also reach out to the PA for information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your experience is invaluable to new parents and as fellow parents, we are often the best qualified to answer their questions. We need bi-lingual speaking parents that speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Bengali as well. We also welcome parents of students who experienced joining Stuy as an incoming sophomore to share their knowledge and advice. Please join us!

Camp Stuy for Incoming Students: Tuesday, August 29th

Incoming Freshman should plan to attend Camp Stuy on Tuesday, August 29th. You will receive your schedule, either a morning or afternoon session, via email. All incoming Freshman should have received  summer assignments in the mail. If you did not receive it, please contact Parent Coordinator Dina Ingram at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. over the
summer so we can email you details.

Fall Term Begins Thursday, September 7th.

2017-2018 School Calendar

The DOE released the 2017-2018 school calendar. You can view/print it here:

What to Expect the First Year of College (Recap)

On Thursday, June 1st Stuyvesant hosted its first presentation of What to Expect the First Year of College. It was a very successful event! Stuy alum parents and students shared their experiences and tips with parents and students and answered many questions on everything from financial independence to adjusting to life after high school for both the student and the parents. You can access a summary of the evening’s panel discussion on the school website.

2017-2018 PA Executive Board Officers and SLT Members

The following were elected at the May 23 General Meeting

Last night, at the May 23, PA General Meeting, parents elected officers for the Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association Executive Board and representatives for the School Leadership Team. The results are listed below.

Thanks to all who participated. There are many volunteer opportunities with the PA apart from the elected positions, therefore we hope that all our parents who stood for election will continue to be active and involved.

Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Heather Higgins and Belinda Leung
First Vice President: Ross Weiner
Second Vice President: Suzanne Cruse
Recording Secretary: Susan Fennessey
Corresponding Secretary: Andrew Cribb
Treasurer: Iris Lam
Assistant Treasurer: Sandy Chu

School Leadership Team Representatives

Senior Parent SLT Representative
Miranda Chan
Sylvia Ramos (Alternate)

Junior Parent SLT Representatives
David Abramowitz
Yonghong Xiao
Lanlan Zhang (Alternate)

Sophomore Parent SLT Representatives
Michael Green
Vincent Xiao
Barry Robertson (Alternate)

Nominating Committee: Karen Guo, James Higgins, Sandra Paunksniene, Alex Shafran, John Wehba

Click to See Presentation: Student Financial Aid and Paying for College


At the last PA meeting Michael Turner from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency presented Student Financial Aid and Paying for College: What Parents and Students Need to Know. His presentation can be viewed here.

Special Deal for Stuy Grads

Spring Feast advertiser and sponsor Bed, Bath, and Beyond invites Stuy grads to register for this year's "Off to College Shopping Event!" Just click here to register and receive not only your 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE for the event, but at the EVENT ONLY also receive this year a VIP ACCESS PASS for 20% OFF Purchases for the entire Summer. Click here for more information.

Principal Contreras

We are beyond pleased to report that Principal Contreras now has in hand his appointment to the position of Principal of Stuyvesant High School.  Everyone, having come to know him over the past year has been rooting for this to happen, and his was by far the strongest candidacy, endorsed wholeheartedly by faculty, students, and parents alike.

This is a happy day for Stuyvesant High School, and please join us in congratulating Principal Contreras!

Stuy Spirit Wear

Let everyone know how proud you are of your Stuy student! (#HumbleBrag)

Newly designed Spirit Wear includes:

  • T-shirts,
  • Hoodies
  • Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirts
  • Flannel Pajama pants with pockets
  • Caps and Beanies

All items will be for sale before PA General Meetings. Orders will be taken for any item that sells out

All profits go to the Stuyvesant Parents' Association.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Congratulations Stuyvesant!

We’re celebrating! Newsweek ranked Stuyvesant High School #3 in the nation on their 2016 America’s Top High Schools Ranking!! The article shows that 99% of our students are college-bound and 97.3% are college-ready. We are proud of our hard-working students and faculty for achieving this honor. You can read the article here.

PA Meeting Recaps


Michael Turner from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency presented Student Financial Aid and Paying for College: What Parents and Students Need to Know. This session will provide an overview of how the student financial aid system works including the federal, New York State, college and private programs that are available to help families pay for college. In addition, he discussed the FAFSA, New York State TAP and CSS Profile applications that need to be completed for need-based aid consideration. His presentation can be viewed here.

Elections for the 2017-2018 Executive Board and School Leadership Team were held.


Screening of the movie Tested, a 2016 documentary which follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse 8th graders—several of whom are currently at Stuyvesant—as they fight for a seat at one of the New York's top high schools.


The PA membership at our March 28 PA General Meeting voted to approve spending $180,386.78 on equipment for The Innovation Center. The Innovation Center will be a place where students will work with up-to-date equipment, computers, 3D printers and more, in the subject areas of Computer Science, Engineering, and Drafting. Click here to see the presentation from the PA meeting.

An additional $600,000 in grants for the Innovation Center comes to us courtesy of Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer and Margaret Chin, District One Council Member, each of whom awarded Stuyvesant $300,000. These grants are a result of a strong cooperation between our Principal, Assistant Principal Scott Thomas, and our grant writers.

Guest speaker Anna Levy-Warren, PhD, discussed Executive Functioning and how to help your child develop skills for excellence in high school, college and beyond.

Executive functioning (EF) refers to an interrelated set of cognitive processes that govern goal-directed behaviors and enable us to effectively manage everyday activities. EF skills allow students to effectively process information, maintain focus, organize thoughts, adapt knowledge for particular situations, screen for errors, and manage frustration. Extensive research indicates that proficient organizational and EF skills provide the foundation required for success in academic, occupational, and social-emotional realms of life.


Testing expert Jed Applerouth clarified the details about the SAT Subject Tests, in terms of when to take them, how many to take, and what college admissions offices are looking for. He discussed how they connect to the SAT, ACT, and AP tests, and how to help your child make a testing plan and timeline that work.

Click HERE to view his presentation from this meeting.


Guidance Counselor Harvey Blumm discussed how Stuy students can make the most of their summer break. Harvey, a former Stuy parent and former parent coordinator, has a wealth of useful information and has been helping parents and students navigate summers for years.


Important information and useful resources on applying for college scholarships was shared with parents during this Tuesday, December 13, meeting. Take a few minutes to check out the slides here.

This month we had a special speaker: Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Righteous Mind and numerous articles, including the cover story in The Atlantic in 2015, The Coddling of the American Mind. If you missed Professor Haidt's talk, you may be interested in reading this article on the topic.

More information:

Click here to view a summary of other PA General Meetings.

Use AmazonSmile and Support Stuy

At no extra cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Stuyvesant Parents' Association whenever you shop. Just click the StuyAmazonSmile link and select Stuyvesant High School as your charity of choice--it's such an easy, yet impactful way to give!

For more wonderfully simple ways to support our school, please visit the Support the School page.

Appropriations Committee News

(February 2017) The Stuy PA has launched its spring 2017 round of appropriations. The PA invites students, faculty and administration to apply for grants from the PA money raised to fund projects or clubs. The deadline to submit funding requests was Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Click here for information and application form.

(November 2016) The Appropriations Committee has reviewed all the applications for PA funding received from Stuy's clubs, publications, and teachers. At the November 15th PA General Meeting, the PA membership voted to approve the first-round funding for Stuy's clubs, publications, and other activities. This funding is one of the most important ways we enhance the Stuy experience for our students.

Crisis Manager Update: Cell Phone Alert System


Email addresses of parents who have joined the email list on the school website at have been uploaded to the School Dude Crisis Management cell phone alert system. You may download the app from your app store on iPhone or Android devices. Choose Stuyvesant as your school. You will be able to receive texts (fees may apply according to your plan) about emergency or other important information. You can find and download information and instructions at






National Merit Semifinalists

We are proud to announce that Stuyvesant High School had 103 National Merit Semifinalists in the Class of 2017 in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program—the second highest number of semifinalists in the nation! These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth abbot $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90% of the semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

Summer Science Lab Opportunities Needed

Jason Econome, our research coordinator, has appealed for help in finding science labs for our upper classmen to conduct research in over the summer. Finding such opportunities is difficult, since there are students from all the other schools in NYC competing for them. If you have a contact that might be able to help, please do reach out and connect Jason to the opportunity. Here is Jason's message:

Thank you to the people who have stepped forward to help mentor our students working on their Regeneron research papers. I have another request, this time for summer opportunities in labs.

The school year has begun and we are already in full swing mode with the REGENERON biology research class! The incoming juniors are eager to start learning about the many exciting fields of biological research that are being conducted. Though our list of research mentors has grown, we need help finding quality laboratories for our students to work in this summer.

If you are a professional scientist or know one that would have the time to mentor a student’s research project this summer please contact me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our students are hard-working, responsible and would be of great value in a laboratory research setting.

The general areas of research the students are most interested in are plants, genetics, cancer, neurobiology, psychology, immunology and organ systems.

New Format for Stuy PA Bulletin (Newsletter)

Our Stuy PA Bulletin has transitioned to a new format. Parents are now receiving a PA Newsletter mailed to their home addresses four times during the school year. The second Newsletter should arrive in mid-December. Please note there will no longer be advertisements offered in the newsletter.

Advertisers are encouraged to continue reaching our Stuy families via Stuy student newspaper The Spectator and the Spring Feast Journal. Advertisers should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

SHSAT Update

NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat introduced Bill S-1787 to Authorize[s] the board of education of the city school district of the City of New York to establish standards for admission to special high schools ( 

(The special high schools include: Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens HS for the Sciences at York College, HS for Math, Science and Engineering at City College, HS for American Studies at Lehman college, Brooklyn Latin, Laguardia HS and all additional schools that the board of education of the city school district of the City of New York designates as special high schools)

Many Stuy parents attended the December 11 rally at City Hall to oppose the City Council Resolution to support the NYS bills to change the Specialized High Schools admissions policy from the current single, objective test admissions criterion to multiple, including subjective and non-academic, criteria. Many Stuy parents also testified at City Hall, signed petitions, and sent emails to legislators. Our voices make a difference! The resolution in the NYC Council may or may not come up for a vote. There will be more actions we can take as developments occur.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want further information and would like to be involved. 

Resources for Students

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is located in the library and is open every day periods 4 through 8, on a drop in, first-come basis. Editors are available to work with students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final edits.

The Library

The library is available for students to visit during free periods or lunch periods each school day unless otherwise announced. All students must scan in with their student IDs prior to entering the library. Many times of the day, the library becomes full within the first 10-15 minutes of each period. When it is too full, students must wait to be let in by a librarian as space becomes available. Additionally, the library has extended hours until 5pm Monday through Thursday, which is a good opportunity for students to finish up schoolwork or print assignments before they head home.

Click here for the library calendar with important announcements.


Tutoring Help

AIS tutoring (Academic Intervention Services) is available after school from 3:40- 4:40pm. These are valuable sessions where students can meet with teachers for extra help or make up lab work. There is tutoring available in Math, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Technology, and World Languages as well as Biology.

CLICK HERE for the AIS Tutoring Fall Schedule

ARISTA, Stuyvesant’s branch of the National Honor Society, provides free one-on-one tutoring to any student who requests this service. Students requesting tutoring will be matched with an ARISTA member who has scored above a 90 in that subject area. All interested students should go to the ARISTA website to create an account at

College Handbook 2018

The College Handbook 2018 is available in English, with Chinese and Korean versions coming soon.

The College Handbook 2017 can be downloaded in three languages. The PA would like to thank all the volunteers for their effort involved in translating this valuable resource: Chinese Translators:  Lynn Chen, Wai Wah Chin, Mei Li, Jeniffer Liao, Esther Liu, Lin Ni, Yan Sun, Min Zeng. Korean Translators: Insook Ahn, Min Kim, Bujeon Song-Gravador

Homework Help

Homework help for students is available from the United Federation of Teachers Dial a Teacher telephone service by calling 212-777-3380 Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 – 7:00pm. Learn more at this link: 

Resources for Parents

Keep Up With School News and Information

You can sign up for official communications from the school using the links below. Both the school and the Stuyvesant PA have procedures in place to protect your email address and other personal information. 

  • Please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the PA mailing list to receive updates on meetings and events in the weekly PA E-News.
  • Please CLICK HERE to join the email list for communications from the Parent Coordinator and Principal.
  • Log in to the parent portal eSchoolData account to view your student's transcript and report cards, attendance and other student information. 
  • Make sure the school has your correct phone number, that Stuyvesant is not on your blocked caller list, and that your voicemail or answering machine on, so that you can receive calls from the school made through the School Messenger Service.
  • Log in to Naviance to view the Student internship and volunteer opportunities bulletin, scholarship information, SLT minutes, as well as college information. Check the "document library" link on the top right of the page beneath the green banner. Naviance is now available to all grades. Click Here for more information about how to access your account.
  • Please remember to check the school's Web site regularly at
  • If you are a senior parent, please also check the school's College Bulletin page often for relevant college process updates.
  • Want to read the student newspaper? Click HERE to go to the Spectator.
  • If you are having difficulty viewing this Web site with Internet Explorer, please try FIREFOX or CHROME.   

Check Out the Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is a wonderful tool to help new parents become oriented to the Stuyvesant environment and to help their students to navigate the school more smoothly. Please note that this handbook was last published in 2014 and contains some out of date information. Updates will be published later this school year.

Click here to access an English-language PDF of the Parent Handbook.
Click here to access a Chinese-language PDF of the Parent Handbook. 
Click here to access a Korean-language PDF of the Parent Handbook. 

(Note: You may need to download a free version of Adobe Reader to view pdf files.) 

Reach Out to Staff or Fellow Parents

The parent coordinator, Dina Ingram is your point of contact to answer questions about the school or to refer you to the appropriate contacts to resolve any issues, should they arise. You can read Dina's Intro Letter in EnglishChinese, or Korean

Dina Ingram can be reached at 212-312-4800 ext 2731 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stuyvesant PA Corresponding Secretary, Andrew Cribb can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stuyvesant's Guidance Department offers expert individual help to students and parents. Here is a directory of Stuyvesant School Counselors with contact details.

"Like" the Official Facebook Page

The Stuyvesant PA maintains an official Facebook page with reminders for upcoming events that have already been posted on the websites and the weekly eNews. Parents can click “Like” on the page to receive Facebook notifications. It is a public page and you will not need to provide any personal information.

Please note that the private Stuyvesant Facebook groups are not sanctioned by the school or by the Stuyvesant PA Executive Board, and were set up independently by parents as a way to share information with each other. All information about Stuyvesant school and PA events should be obtained from the official communications on either the Stuyvesant website, the Stuy PA website, or through the emails from the school and PA. 

Bookmark These School Calendars 

  • The Stuyvesant school calendar containing student and school events may be accessed at this link.
  • The Stuyvesant Parents' Association calendar containing parent events may be accessed at this link.
  • The 2016-2017 Department of Education calendar may be accessed at this link
  • The 2016-2017 Department of Education testing calendar may be accessed at this link.

Please note: the Stuyvesant parent teacher conferences are held on different dates than those listed in the DOE calendar, so please refer to the Stuyvesant calendar for school meetings and events. 

Important School Policies

Information on school policies and procedures can be found here, these include the Code of Conduct, Cell Phone Policy, Dress Code, Elevator Use, Extracurricular Activities, Hall Use, Locker Use, Going out of school at lunch period, Attendance/Cutting Policy, Advanced Placement Policy, Homework Policy, Homework Methods/Study Skills, Problem Resolution, and Test Day Guidelines.

Please note that the administration requests an ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE whenever students are absent from or arrive late to school.

How You Can Support Stuy and Our Students

Click Here to Donate to the Annual Appeal

ALL gifts to the PA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!

Please remember that our students and school need and depend on your financial support. This year alone the PA has allocated $160,000 to various school departments to directly benefit your students! So much of what makes Stuyvesant special--extracurricular activities, academic enrichment, extended library hours, the Writing Center, translation resources, tutoring services, and so on--are very difficult to support only with city funds.

Your support makes these vital “extras” possible. Donate online by clicking the link below. Your child will ultimately be the beneficiary of whatever you can give. The suggested contribution is $500 per student, but donations of every amount are needed and appreciated—no amount is too small to make a difference. 

To those who have already given, THANK YOU!

Donate Used Test Prep Books to the Student Union or ARISTA

If you no longer need your Test Prep Books from previous years, consider donating them to either the Stuyvesant Student Union or ARISTA, Stuyvesant's chapter of the National Honor Society. The Stuyvesant Student Union and ARISTA will resell your donated books at deeply discounted rates to raise additional needed funds.

Support Stuy While Searching and Shopping Online

Please use AmazonSmile to shop for yourself and others and support our school. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Stuy PA whenever you shop. Just click the link StuyAmazonSmile to do your holiday shopping and support Stuyvesant High School.

There are many ways parents and supporters can help the PA by doing what we already do every day and at no extra cost to us. We can even save some money with money-saving coupons. If you search the web using GoodSearch instead of Google, shop online using GoodShop, make dinner reservations using GoodDining, a donation will be made to Stuyvesant if you indicate Stuy PA as your charity of choice. To learn how, please click the Support the School page. 

Volunteer Your Time

PA Meetings: Before each meeting, volunteers serve refreshments and staff tables for sign-ups/information. Please volunteer at the next PA General Meeting by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grant-writing: Anyone who can help with writing grants is asked to contact Julie Brown and Joy DeVries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PA Newsletter Translators: We urgently need translators who can help us translate the quarterly PA newsletter to reach all in our community. To volunteer, please send your name and area of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Be a Student Mentor: Stuyvesant High School is committed to providing students with the opportunity to participate in research.  In order to improve the effectiveness of the school’s research program, students need mentors with experience in specific areas of research such as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and the social sciences. If you are interested in working with a student as a mentor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your name, contact information, and your particular area of research. Your information will be passed along to the appropriate Research Coordinator at the school.


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