Letter to Students & Families: Week of January 7, 2019

Dear NEST+m Students & Families,

We are hoping you had a wonderful return to school last week.

This week, on Friday January 11th, public schools throughout NYC will be celebrating College Awareness Day. Please see the attached flier.

If you have school-spirit wear connected to a favorite College or University, please show your school pride by wearing it on Friday January 11th.

Thank you for your ongoing support and communication.


Mark Berkowitz


  • College Awareness Day: Friday, January 11th – wear your favorite college spirit-wear.
  • Photo re-take day for K-11th grade students: Friday, January 11th in the Auditorium. Details will be emailed by the PTA this week.
  • Martin Luther King Day: School is closed on Monday, January 21st.
  • Regents Exam Week: January 22-25, Upper Grades students only report to school if they are scheduled to take a Regents exam.
  • Chancellor’s Conference Day: Monday, January 28th: No school for Upper Grades students.

Important notes about our 2018-2019 📅School Calendar📅

As you plan your family’s activities, please visit our Calendar page of the school website. You will see a Google calendar of our school events as well as other important items, such as the A/B Calendar, the Department of Education Calendar as well as the January and June New York State Regents Exam Schedules.
  • During January Regents exam week January 22-25, 2019, Upper Grades students will not report to school unless they are scheduled to take a January Regents exam. Students should see their Guidance Counselor for questions about January Regents exams.
  • In addition, please note: Upper Grades students do not attend school on Monday, January 28. It is a Chancellor’s Conference Day.
  • The June Regents exam testing schedule (June 18-25, 2019)  is very late this year; some 8th grade students and Upper Grade students are going to have Regents exams during the last week of school. 12th grade and 8th grade graduation ceremonies are going to be on June 26th, the very last day of school! Please keep this schedule in mind as you make your family’s summer plans.