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Welcome Back to School

2017-2018 School Calendar

The schedule for the first few days of school can be found on the school website by clicking here. The DOE 2017-2018 school calendar can be viewed / printed here.

 

 


Parents' Association Meetings

The PA's General Meetings are designed with your needs in mind. Attendance will enrich your understanding of issues that directly affect your child. Our programs regularly present key members of the Stuyvesant community and well-informed guest speakers who make presentations on topics such as college admissions and financial aid.

Meetings are held monthly from September through June, with the exception of December and February, in the Murray Kahn Theatre. Simultaneous interpretation in Korean and Mandarin is available. Meetings generally start at 7:00 PM. A "Meet and Greet" with refreshments is usually held before each meeting in the lobby in front of the auditorium. For details about the programs of upcoming meetings, please check the PA's weekly email announcements as well as the PA Bulletin.

For more information:

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


Parents' Association General Meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Auditorium 

Please join us for the first Parent Association (PA) Meeting of the year. Refreshments will be served in the lobby at 6:30pm. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Principal Contreras will be presenting at the meeting on his initiatives for the year as well as the requirements of the Stuyvesant diploma that are above and beyond the NY State requirements. You will also meet Assistant Principals at this meeting.


Freshman Parent Workshop

Thursday, September 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, 5th Floor Students' Cafe

All parents and guardians of current Stuyvesant freshmen (Class of 2021) are invited to attend a special workshop designed to help introduce you to 'all things Stuy'. Freshman parents will receive more information on workshop topics via email. Save the date, and join us in the 5th floor student Dining Hall to get to know fellow parents, meet key staff members and get some answers to those tough questions!


Fall Appropriations

Deadline: Thursday, September 29

The PA's Fall Appropriations round is open and we invite you to submit requests for your projects to be considered for a grant.  To submit a request, please completely fill out the online fillable request form and email (preferred) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand deliver the application package to the PA office at Stuy before the September 29, 2017 deadline.

Click here for information and the funding request form.


First SLT Meeting of the School Year

Tuesday, September 26, 3:45 - 5:00 pm, Room 107 

The School Leadership Team is made up of representatives from the administration, teachers, parents and students to discuss various educational issues and school policies.  Parents are welcome to attend and observe but participation is generally limited to SLT members.  Parents can reach the parent members of the SLT atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Breakfast with the Principal

Thursday, October 5, 7:45 am, 5th Floor Teachers' Cafe

Principal Eric Contreras will host his first breakfast of the school year to discuss current events at Stuy, works in progress, and to answer parents' questions. Come for coffee, bagels, and informative conversation!


Notice of Fall Elections
Run for Office on the PA or SLT 

Elections: Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm, Stuyvesant High School Auditorium
Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, October 10, 11:59 pm

Positions to be filled:

Members-At-Large:

o   Senior Parent Member-At-Large – One (1)

o   Junior Parent Member-At-Large – One (1)

o   Sophomore Parent Member-At-Large Three (3)

o   Freshmen Parent Member-At-Large – Five (5)

School Leadership Team Delegates:

o   Freshmen Parent Delegate – One (1)

o   Freshmen Alternate Parent Delegate (1)

The only qualification for all offices is that the candidate be a parent of a child in the school. 

To nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate on the October 17th election, please complete and submit the form or the equivalent information to the Election Committee either:

·         In person at the September 26th General Membership Meeting.

·         By e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

·         By mail or hand delivery to the PA office (Stuyvesant High School Parent’s Association, Room 271, 345 Chambers Street, New York, New York 10282-1099.) 

Nominations for the positions will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on October 10th

All nominations received will be acknowledged by e-mail.  If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging the PA’s receipt of your nomination within three days of its submission, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and advise you did not receive such confirmation.

The term for each of these positions is one academic year, through June 30th 2018.

To learn more about the SLT, click here.

To learn more about the other PA offices and view the PA bylaws, click here.

CLICK HERE for the link to the nomination form.

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


Chinese Outreach Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm (refreshments @ 6:00 pm), 5th Floor Students' Cafe

Come to the PA's first Chinese Outreach Meeting of the year. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn valuable information from school staff, meet with other parents and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. This meeting will be conducted in Chinese.


Financial Aid Night for Parents

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Auditorium 

A financial aid counselor from Columbia University will present to parents on all matters related to financial aid...the FAFSA, CSS Profile, types of financial aid, and more. This event is for all parents who will be applying for financial aid, and is for parents only. Several workshops will be conducted for students in the fall both during the school day and after school so that students who will be involved in the aid process can be fully informed.


Find Stuy on Facebook!

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 of posts and upcoming events. It is a public page and you will not need to provide any personal information.

If you have questions about Stuy in general or about any of the events or notices posted on the page, feel free to ask a question. We have several experienced parents acting as administrators for the page!

Click on the icon to "like" us.


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.

 


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.


Crisis Manager Update: Cell Phone Alert System

 

Email addresses of parents who have joined the email list on the school website at www.stuy.edu 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 www.schooldude.com

 

 

 

 

 


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 (http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S1787-2015) 

(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 stuyarista.org

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: http://www.uft.org/dial-a-teacher 


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 http://stuy.enschool.org/.
  • 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 the English-language version of this handbook was updated in 2017, while the Chinese- and Korean-language versions were last updated in 2014 and contain some outdated information. Updates will be published to the Chinese-language version later this school year.

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

注意家长手册中文版有待更新,请以英文版为准。旧版家长手册仅供参考请点击(click) Here
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.

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
26

09.26.2017 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Sep
26

09.26.2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sep
28

09.28.2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oct
3

10.03.2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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