Resources for Parents

Parents' Bill of Rights- Each child's maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community.  To foster active engagement between parents and schools, parents have certain rights and responsibilities: 




 NY City-Wide Behavior Expectations Handbook -(updated September 2019)- The Discipline Code is also known as the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Safety and Youth Development at 212-374-6807. 

Notify NYC is the City's emergency alert system. Get notified about school closings and other emergency-related items in several different categories.

Recess and Holidays School Closed/Students Non-Attendance Dates

Achieve NYC Guide PK-12

The NYC Public School Guidebook is an annual publication containing current information about New York City’s public schools.

This printed guide is updated annually and available at all DOE schools. Contact the parent coordinator at your child's school for a copy of this year’s guidebook or view it online in more languages: