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Back-to-School Checklist How to enroll your child in a public school, PAGE 2 It’s not too late to register in Universal Prekindergarten, PAGE 2 Apply for free or reduced-price lunch, PAGE 3 Tips for helping your high school student succeed, PAGE 4

Welcome Back to School! N

ew York City is kicking off the school year with the theme of Expect Success. If we set high expectations for our students and support them, they will succeed.

Working together towards higher standards, we can ensure that our 1.1 million students are prepared for the demands of today’s colleges and careers. Each month, look for a new insert with more information about the school year.


Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor

Dennis M. Walcott Chancellor

21st century job skills your child needs now, PAGE 5 NYC by the numbers: how to stay in touch with your child’s school, PAGE 6 New program helps students get into City’s top high schools, PAGE 6 Hola! How all kids can benefit from a bilingual education, PAGE 7 What special education means for you, PAGE 8 Succeeding together: a father’s story, PAGE 8 How to make NYC your gym, PAGE 10 How NYC alumnus Tony Bennett gives back, and how you can too, PAGE 11 2012-2013 school calendar



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