I am writing with some important updates to the AP Exam this year at WJPS. This year our AP Testing will be held in June. We had a late start this year, and wanted to give our students and teachers every opportunity to prepare.
Due to the size of our building and the small size of many of our rooms, all tests will be offered remotely only.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 English Literature and Composition 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 United States History 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Macroeconomics 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Thursday, June 3, 2021 World History: Modern 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Monday, June 7, 2021 English Language and Composition 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Monday, June 7, 2021 Computer Science Principles 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Monday, June 7, 2021 Seminar 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
***Test start times are world-wide start times and non-negotiable with the College Board.
Students will need access to a computer to take the test. This includes Windows 8 or above, Mac OS 10.11 or above, or a school-managed Chromebook. These are the approved devices needed in order to take the test. If you need a device to test, please contact: email@example.com
AP tests are generally between two and three hours long, though most are closer to three hours. There is one break that separates the test into two sections. In the vast majority of cases, an AP exam starts with a multiple-choice section and then has a free-response section.
This month, students should take two key steps needed to get ready for their digital AP® Exams:
Step 1: Download and install the 2021 AP digital testing application and log in.
Step 2: Practice with example questions in the app.
Detailed information about these steps is available in the updated AP Digital Testing Guide (.pdf/21.5 MB). The guide has been updated with expanded information about required pre-exam steps. Any technology questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
AP Daily: Live Review sessions begin April 19 and stream live through April 29. Students and educators can access these free sessions on our YouTube channel or watch them as on-demand recorded videos in AP Classroom.
Thank you for your attention.
World Journalism Preparatory School
Middle School Testing Updates
Dear WJPS Middle School Families,
I am writing with some important updates to the NYS Testing Administration. This year, only Session 1 of the Grades 6-8 ELA and Math tests will be administered to students on a single test date and will contain only multiple-choice questions.
This year students will be tested upon parental consent. If you would like your child to participate in the ELA and Math test administration, please indicate your preference by filling out the survey at the end of this email. Please note that testing will take place in the building, and that your children can participate regardless of whether they are blended or remote.
We will administer Session 1 (multiple choice only) of the ELA exam on Wednesday, April 21 to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who opt to test. The make up date will be April 22.
We will administer Session 1 (multiple choice only) of the Math exam on Wednesday, May 5 to the 6th and 7th grade students who opt to test. The make up date will be May 6th. (Note that 8th graders are not included because they are taking Algebra Regents. A separate email will be sent regarding Regents Examinations.
Students can enter the building starting at 8:15. Students who are testing will be given instructions on which rooms to report to. Students who are not testing should report to their regularly assigned rooms for regular instruction.
Upon completion of the exam, students who are in-person will report to their regular rooms for the remainder of the day. We are still awaiting guidance from the DOE regarding whether students who are remote can leave after testing.
Finally, there is no penalty for students who do not participate in the examinations.
Free Summer Art Program grades 8-12, Application Deadline Extended to April 5
Free Arts Intensive for MS and HS Student Artists
Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2021 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). For 2021, this intensive program will be held virtually, Monday-Friday from 9 am-12 pm. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects.
Students participate in one of the following studios: Dance, Instrumental Music, Moving Image, Strings Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts or Vocal Music. The program is designed for students at anintermediate oradvanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, arts organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides each student in developing an artistic point of view and developing a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university, a conservatory, or professional work.
The daily schedule will include studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, viewing professional performances and online arts galleries, and exploring careers.
Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by applicationand audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio.
AUDITION AND PROGRAM DATES
Program Dates: July 5 – July 30, 2021
Student Application Period: February 25, 2021 – March 22, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5
Student Auditions: Auditions will be submitted virtually between February 25 - March 29
SAI Confirmations/Regret: No later than May 11, 2021
The NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Wide Open School (WOS) share a belief that online learning resources are an essential component of student learning in the modern classroom and complement teacher instruction. Online resources also support educational equity, which is critical to transforming the lives of all students, especially those with disabilities and who are multilingual learners. This exciting DOE and WOS partnership provides a distance learning site where families and students may access a variety of high-quality, academic enrichment and support resources.
Getting through this together
Wide Open School began as a way to meet the change in learning needs of students, teachers, and families due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role that teachers play in students' lives. It has also made the connection between schools and families more essential than ever.
Through the site, students are able to complete free self-guided learning activities, and parents, caregivers, and teachers can find the advice and support they seek about distance and hybrid learning. With content curated by Common Sense and an easy-to-use experience designed and built by Amplify, students and families can find resources all in one place.
World Journalism Preparatory School
SONYC After-School Program for Middle School students
Thank you for your interest in the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) Afterschool program !
All accepted applicants will receive a letter confirming enrollment in to the GRYC afterschool program.
Applications may be completed online and sent to the Program Director, Dina DePaola, at email@example.com . If you have questions or have any issues accessing the application electronically, you can contact her.
All applicants must have:
A completed application with all signatures. Attached.
A medical form completed by a physician, dated 7/1/2020 or later. Attached.
One wallet size photograph of the participant with their name printed on the back.
If you are in the process of getting an updated medical, please fill out the application and send it back. All participants must have an updated medical to attend any in-person services.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at (718) 456-5437 ext. 0. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
New Parent Resources from the NYC DOE: Parent University
Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student's education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.
Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved with Parent University. With an expanding course list Parent University is ready to support you.