PS 29 John M. Harrigan School | 425 Henry St | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (718) 330-9277800-123-456
 

Registration

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions 2017-18

The pre-K application period for the 2017–18 school year will begin on January 17. The deadline for families to submit a pre-K application is February 24.  All children born in 2013, who live in New York City, are eligible to apply to pre-K programs for the 2017-18 school year.  All applications are done ONLINE, through DOE Pre-K site. Please click here to apply. 

PS 29 only has 54 Pre-K seats and is a zoned school. First priority goes to zoned siblings, second priority is for zoned students with no siblings and third priority is for non-zoned siblings.  For the past few years, most of our seats have gone to zoned siblings.  Please read about zoning at the bottom of this page.  All applications are done through the Pre-K DOE site.

While we anticipate having PreK as we always have, we don’t know yet how many sections. What we do know is that this year, we had more families with siblings apply than we had seats to provide them. Many families thus had to find a seat elsewhere. We suggest that you participate in school tours and apply to many other schools.  You may find the Brooklyn Pre-K directory here. 

NYC DOE Enrollment makes these decisions.  These decisions are completely out of PS 29’s hands.

Kindergarten Admissions 2017-18

Kindergarten applications for the 2017-2018 school year were due January 13. If you have not applied, you can still submit a late application. All NYC families with a child born in 2012 should submit a Kindergarten Application, including current pre-K students—current pre-K students do not automatically stay at their school for kindergarten.

Submit a late application in one of three ways:

You can list up to 12 choices on your Kindergarten Application—remember to check the program code for each school you list on your application.

All late applicants will be added to the waitlist for all schools listed on your application. Schools will contact you directly if they can offer you a kindergarten seat. If you still do not have an offer by June 2017, the Office of Student Enrollment will send you an offer to a kindergarten program—every child is guaranteed kindergarten placement.

Students must be turning five years old in the year in which they start kindergarten. The cut-off date for eligibility for kindergarten is December 31. The New York City Department of Education will provide a kindergarten placement for all eligible students seeking to enroll.

Please note that PS 29 is a zoned school and only takes zoned students. If you are not sure whether you live in our zone, the quickest way to find out is to visit this link http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/FindZonedSchool.htm You can also call the school at 718-330-9277

We are extremely conscientious and strict about address verification. Your zoned school is where your child’s primary residence is. It is not an apartment you own or rent but do not reside in at the time of application/registration or your place of employment. It is not a temporary apartment you have rented for a few months with the intention of registering your child at PS 29. These are all prohibited by Chancellor’s Regulations. We are scrupulous in address verification due to the fact that over the last few years we have had many more applicants than seats available and we must retain the integrity of the process for legitimately zoned families. We retain the right to do address investigations and abide by the results of those investigations.

Registration for Grades 1 through 5

Please contact parent coordinator Monica Gutierrez-Kirwan at ps29pc@gmail.com if you have a child registering for grades 1 to 5th. 

Registration: What You Need

* Proof of residence.Any TWO of the following documents:

  • * A residential CURRENT, UNPAID gas bill in the resident’s name; dated within the past 30 days
  • * A residential CURRENT, UNPAID electric bill in the resident’s name; dated within the past 30 days
  • * An ORIGINAL lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
  • * A water bill for the residence, dated within the past 60 days
  • * Official payroll documentation from an employer—for example, a 2011 W2 income tax form from an employer – (NOT a letter on employer’s letterhead)
  • * Documentation on letterhead from a federal, state or local government agency, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), City Housing Authority (CHA), Human Resources Administration (HRA), Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), that indicates the resident’s name and address—dated within the past 60 days

You must also bring:

  • * Child’s original birth certificate or passport
  • * Child’s immunization records
  • * Child’s Previous School Records (if available)
  • * Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
  • * Your Child

Zoning:

PS 29 is a zoned school. This means this school gives priority to students who live in a designated nearby area, known as a zone.

Last year, this school only admitted zoned students.

Here is an image taken from the DOE’s website that shows the rough limits of PS 29’s zoning.

School ZOne Boundaries for PS 29

Admissions Priorities – The below list shows the order applicants are considered for placement.

  1. Zoned students whose verified siblings will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school in September 2015;
  2. Zoned students without siblings in the school;
  3. Students whose verified siblings will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school in September 2015 who are not zoned to the school but areresidents of the district;
  4. Students whose verified siblings will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school in September 2015 who are residents of another district;
  5. Students who are currently enrolled at the school for pre-k who are residents of the district;
  6. Students who are currently enrolled at the school for pre-k who are residents of another district;
  7. Students without siblings in the school who are residents of that district;
  8. Students without siblings in the school who are residents of another district.

If you are not sure whether you live in our zone, the quickest way to find out is to visit this link http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/FindZonedSchool.htm You can also call the school at 718-330-9277