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DOE extends deadline for families to apply for kindergarten

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Parents will now have more time to register their children for kindergarten.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Department of Education (DOE) is extending the deadline for families to apply to kindergarten from Friday, Feb. 14 until Thursday, Feb. 20.

Hard copy directories of schools are available at elementary schools and enrollment offices, in order to help families narrow down their options. The directories are also available online here.

For the first time, families can apply this year via a single online application called “Kindergarten Connect.” Parents can apply by visiting here or searching www.nyc.gov for “Kindergarten Connect.”

According to the DOE, the application allows parents to list their options in order of preference, with zones and admissions priorities remaining unchanged. 

Parents can also apply over the phone by calling 718-935-2400, in which over-the-phone interpretation service is available in over 200 languages, or in person at any of the DOE’s 13 enrollment offices. A complete listing of Borough Enrollment Offices and hours of operation can be found here.



Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Friday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph.


Come see the documentary “A Mi Lado,”  which follows three young women living at Central America’s largest garbage dump, La Chureca, in Managua, Nicaragua., at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. There will also be a Q&A with the director. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

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