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Kindergarten-3rd Grade Admissions

Welcome to The Anderson School PS 334! 

Now that your child has been offered a seat at The Anderson School for the 2018-2019 school year, we have lots of things for you to do! (The links below will work best on a browser other than Internet Explorer.)

KEY DATES (See detailed descriptions below):

School Day Tours:           Tuesday, June 5th and Wednesday, June 6th

Registration:                   Thursday, June 7th and Monday, June 11th

Orientation:                    Monday June 18th, 2:30-3:30 pm

PTA Welcome Event:        Monday, June 18th, 3:45-5:30 pm

 

1. SCHOOL DAY TOUR (ONLY if your child was offered a seat at The Anderson School for the 208-19 school year)
If you need to schedule a tour to make your decision, please contact Donna Smiley (dsmiley@schools.nyc.gov) immediately.

2. NOTIFY US 
Once you have made your final decision about whether or not you will accept your child’s seat at Anderson, please email both Donna Smiley and Ana Crenovich at:
 DSmiley@schools.nyc.gov and ACrenovich@schools.nyc.gov

3. REGISTER 
We will be registering new students on Thursday, June 7th and Monday, June 11th. (Your child must be present at registration, unless he or she attended a DOE Kindergarten or Pre-K this year.) Make an appointment to register your child or you will forfeit your seat at The Anderson School: 
ANDERSON REGISTRATION Sign-Up  See the list of documents you need to bring for registration at the bottom of this page! (If you absolutely cannot register either date, please write to dsmiley@schools.nyc.gov.)

4. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION 
It’s very important for incoming Kindergarten students to attend our orientation on Monday, June 18th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Visiting the school now really helps the transition to "big kid" school by dispelling any anxious feelings about what to expect in September; plus, our teachers will get to know the kids a bit which helps in creating the class rosters. New students will visit a kindergarten classroom (without parents) while we brief you about the start of school. The PTA’s Welcome Event immediately follows (see below.) Confirm your attendance at our Kindergarten Orientation here: 
ANDERSON KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

5. PTA FAMILY WELCOME EVENT 
On Monday, June 18th from 3:45-5:30 p.m., our PTA will host a welcome event for incoming Kindergarten and First Grade students and their families. (This immediately follows the Kindergarten Orientation.) There will be play time on our climbing equipment in the school yard, as well as some entertainment! Snacks will be provided.

6. PARENTS-ONLY RECEPTION 
Incoming parents will be invited to a welcome gathering thrown for them by the PTA on a date to be announced at a location near the school. Once you have registered, you will be sent an Evite email invitation so you can RSVP. 

7. DON’T FORGET YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL 
Once you have registered at Anderson, please don't forget to inform your local school that your child will not be attending in the fall, so another child can come off their wait list! 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR REGISTRATION

When you come to register, you must bring your child with you if your child did NOT attend a Department of Education pre-K or school this year. Be sure to bring something to keep your child occupied, because he or she will be BORED! Registration should take under an hour.

You also must bring: 

  1. Your offer letter from the DOE 
  2. Child’s birth certificateor passport (please bring the original and a copy) 
  3. Child’s immunization records (please bring the original and a copy) 
  4. Child’s Health Examination Form (Your pediatrician completes this form. We need it by the end of JuneNYC School Health Form.
  5. Required proof of NYC residence, any two of the following (for each, bring the original and a copy – you can blank out financial information):
    • A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence** 
    • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days 
    • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days 
    • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days 
    • A current property tax bill for the residence 
    • A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days 
    • Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days 
    • State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence 
    • Income tax form for the last calendar year 
    • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired 
    • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days 
    • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence 
    • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence 
    • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence.
  1. Child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available) 

If you need a copy of your child's birth certificate, you can order it online through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-certificates.page 
** If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.  (Also attached as a PDF below.)

Our Location 
We are located at 100 West 77th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, in the William O'Shea Campus building. The nearest subway stops are at Broadway & 79th Street (the #1 train) and at 81st & Central Park West/American Museum of Natural History (the B and C trains.) 

Further Information

For information about transportationvisit this page.

For information about applying to Kindergarten - 3rd Grade at Anderson, visit this page. 

For information about applying to 4th & 5th gradesvisit this page.


Wait Lists: Your child will automatically remain on the list for every school and program you ranked on your application. There is nothing more for you to do. If a seat opens at any school you ranked higher than the one in which your child was placed (or any school you ranked, if your child didn’t receive a placement) and if your child’s name is next on the list for that school, then the school will contact you directly to offer the seat. It’s automatic and this process will be in effect until mid-October. If you were offered a G&T program that you prefer over your local school, go ahead and register your child there. If a seat opens up at another school you ranked higher and your child is next in line for that seat, you will get called – you will not forfeit because you have registered elsewhere. Please be patient - there is no need to call schools to find out where you are on the wait list and they don't have enough staff to handle all those requests!

Transportation
Transportation is available to students in accordance with the eligibility guidelines of the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) (see: Transportation).

Afterschool
Wingspan Arts is our after-school provider (K-6.) They have a moderate fee structure and offer some scholarships. Included are academic, athletic and artistic classes as well as homework help.  After-school begins with a snack when school ends and runs until 6:00 PM. You can read about their program at www.wingspanarts.org
The Anderson School offers some programs for free: academic support (3-8), CHAMPS & other sports, 16 sports teams (6-8, boy, girl, co-ed, JV) & clubs (6-8, robotics, newspaper, math teams.)

If you have read this page and visited the Department of Education's website and still have questions about the application process, contact Anderson's Parent Coordinator, Ana Crenovich: ACrenovich@schools.nyc.gov . Unfortunately, we do not have enough staff to handle all of our admissions phone calls - thank you for understanding.
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