From superintendent garth harries
It is important to note that along with the changes come new deadlines. That means the deadlines and dates printed in the 2013-14 school calendar are no longer correct. The new application and School Choice book will now become available in early February, instead of January.
Please remember that the Magnet School Fairs scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 11, have been rescheduled for February.
The new dates and deadlines are as follows:
Feb. 3 – School Choice guide available and online applications open
Feb. 5 – Citywide Magnet Fair at the Floyd Little Athletic Center (6-8 p.m.)
Feb. 8 – Inter-district Magnet Fair at Hill Regional Career High School (12-2 p.m.)
Feb. 10 – March 7 – Open houses at all schools
Feb. 26 – Kindergarten Fair at Floyd Little Athletic Center from (6-8 p.m.)
March 14 – Application deadline
April 9 – School Lottery
Current sibling and neighborhood preferences will remain in effect. This year, the district will continue to give kindergarten preference to children in NHPS Head Start, Magnet School and partnered School Readiness Pre-K programs, as long as they are applying to a school in their neighborhood zone.
Pre-K enrollment for magnet schools will happen during the School Choice enrollment process in the spring. Pre-K enrollment for Head Start and School Readiness programs will remain a separate process that also takes place in the spring. Parents with questions about pre-K enrollment can call 203-946-6179 or pick up an application at the Early Childhood Registration Office at 80 Hamilton Street.
Look for more information about the application process when School Choice materials are released on Feb. 3.