Parent and Family Resources

“A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. The Toolkit for Parents and Families is a collection of materials and resources that will help parents and families understand the New York State education reform initiatives and how the changes will help your child graduate from high school ready for college and careers. We encourage parents and families to use these tools in conjunction with resources and information you receive from your child’s school and teachers. We will continue to build upon this toolkit as we receive feedback from educators and families”.- Engage New York

Link to Engage New York Tool Kit:

The Parent Portal, for families:

  • is found at
  • You will receive a letter in the mail later this week with login instruction and the account creation code.
  • In order to create a MySchools account, you must also have an email address and your student’s OSIS ID number. School staff will be available to assist with creating email addresses or locating your student’s OSIS ID number.

Explore your Resources:

MS Admissions Presentation to Families

2019 New York City Middle School Directory. Click on the link and scroll down to NYC Middle School Directory, click the arrow next to “Available In” and choose your language. Use your district’s Middle School Directory to help your students develop a list of middle school programs to explore.


-Students and parents please watch the following videos on how the middle school admissions process works!

How Students Get Offers to New York City Public Schools

Middle and High School Admissions: How Students Get Offers to Screened Schools