Caring for Your Kids Webinar

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Webinar: Helping Parents and Students Navigate Remote Learning with a Focus on Social/Emotional Health 


  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7 PM (English)
  • Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3 PM (Spanish)

Registration: Click here

Council Member Brad Lander will host a group of expert panelists for this webinar to address questions about remote learning and how to manage both parent and student emotional health during this crisis. Please be part of this conversation with other parents, DOE representatives and a school psychologist from the Child Mind Institute.

Speakers will include:

Adrienne Austin, Acting Deputy Chancellor, Division of Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communications

Anita Skop, Community Superintendent for District 15

Elizabeth Stanzl, Director of Policy, Division of School Climate and Wellness

Angela Moyer, MS, CAS, NCSP, Child Mind Institute


COVID-19 NYC Schools Update

Dear Middle School 88 Families,

Mayor De Blasio announced that starting March 16th, 2020 NYC schools will be closed until at least April 20th to control the spread of COVID-19.

If you need to grab breakfast or lunch, the MS88 building will be open for food pick up daily from 7:45 am- 12pm.

Your teachers are in the process of working on distance learning plans for you, and will be reaching out to you.

Should you need technology, resources and information will be available on Friday, and please note more details are to come.

We will be sending out information continuously to ensure that students are learning, and our families are informed.

Important Dates January 2020

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Important Dates in January 2020:

  • 1/6 – 1/17: DRP Assessment will be conducted
  • 1/7: End of Marking Period
  • 1/9: Girls’ Varsity Basketball Home Game 4 PM
  • 1/10: Student/Teacher Basketball Game 3-5:30 PM
  • 1/16: Boys’ Varsity Basketball Home Game
  • 1/20: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 1/21: Report Card Distribution
  • 1/22: SLT 5 PM & PTA 6 PM
  • 1/30: Girls’ Varsity Basketball Home Game 4 PM
  • Every Tuesday: Parent Engagement 2:40-3:30 PM

For all January events and updates, please see our calendar here.

Free High School Webinar 2/26/20

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Free Webinar: “NYC Public High Schools Admissions:  What You Need to Know Once Results Come Out”

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 to 8:00 pm

Location:  Your Computer!

Capacity is limited, and registration is required:  Register Here


If you are a NYC middle school family or school counselor, this webinar is for you.

Agenda will include (subject to change):

– What can you expect when results come out?
– What are the various results scenarios?
– What if you are not happy with your results?
– How will waitlists work?
– How will appeals work?
– What are my chances of success AFTER results come out?
– What can you expect to see in the MySchools system and when?

Maurice Frumkin is President of NYC Admissions Solutions and former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions with the NYC Dept. of Ed. Over the past 10+ years, Maurice and his team have trained hundreds of school counselors and counseled hundreds of families on the NYC high school admissions process, as well as K-college admissions. He is a frequent speaker at schools across the city on a variety of admissions topics.