Attention: 5th Grade Families

Dear Fifth Grade Families:

I wanted to take the time to deliver a few friendly reminders as we approach the middle school application process. This year the process is starting much sooner than in years past. I am sending with your child the 2016 Middle School Directory. It is very important that you read pages 1-3 in order to become familiar with the entire process.

The applications are generated by the Office of Student Enrollment Planning and Operations (OSEPO) based on the information that is available on ATS. Please make sure that if you have moved or changed any information on your child’s emergency card, that it has also been changed on ATS, otherwise your child’s application will likely have errors on it. You can check your child’s information by speaking to Tatiana or Virginia in room 517. You can also email them at and Once you receive the applications please check for errors, as they would have to be corrected prior to submission. Also keep in mind that the attendance and standardized test scores will be based on your child's fourth grade year and not the present fifth grade.

We are expecting to receive the middle school application in November and will be distributing them to each child as soon as they arrive, so please be vigilant to check your child’s back pack. In the meantime please go on school tours and get as much information about all the available programs so that you are ready to make an educated decision once the applications arrive. Remember to rank your schools appropriately and in order of preference. Schools will be ranking the students as well; therefore, the order in which you rank your schools is extremely important. MSC students who rank MSC are guaranteed a seat in next year’s sixth grade.

The applications will be due to back to your child’s teacher prior to Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to give them as well as myself ample time to process the applications before the holiday break. Late applications may result in a delay in the processing of your child’s application by OSEPO and jeopardize the results you receive in May.

If you have any questions regarding the middle school applications please feel free to contact me via email at or call me at 212-222-1450 ext. 4040.


Marisol Castro-Pecoraro

It is very important for parents to attend District 3 Middle School Fair on September 30, 2015 from 5:30-7:30PM. It will take place at The Young Diplomat Magnet Academy (P.S. 242)
134 West 122 Street, Manhattan NY 10027. You will meet middle school representatives and get information regarding upcoming Open Houses and school tours.

Our 1st Annual MSC Middle School Parents ("Fireside Chat") will be taking place on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:30PM in the auditorium. Please check the flyer for further information.