8th Grade News

                                                                                                                                           April 23, 2021
Dear Parents/Guardians,
          We had wonderful plans for celebrating your child this June however as you now there is much
uncertainty in the world right now as is the case for Graduation Activities. At this point we would like to move ahead with what we know for certain.
           We have plans for an in person graduation on June 24th and are awaiting confirmation from the City ifwe are allowed to hold it. We are also planning for a virtual graduation for those families that would not feel comfortable attending an in person ceremony if it is allowed. The cost of this is covered by senior dues. Senior dues are mandatory for all 8th grade students and are non-refundable. The cost of senior dues is $100.00. If you paid for last year’s 7th grade trip which cost $100, then we credited your account for senior dues. If you are unsure if you paid please email Ms. Beth at BRomano5@schools.nyc.gov
          We are also excited to announce that the yearbook committee is finishing up the David A. Boody
Beacon yearbook. Yearbooks can be purchased for $50. Payment can be made along with Senior Dues.
          Payment for Senior Dues and the yearbook will be accepted in any form. Checks or money order
should be made payable to IS 228. We will begin accepting payment immediately. Senior dues include
diploma, cap and gown, tickets to graduation, access to a virtual graduation, autograph book, Class of 2021 tshirt, souvenir keychain, as well as the cost of graduation awards. Payment should be brought to Ms. Beth in
room 203. Remote students can drop it to Ms. Alexa in the main office.
          We have several other activities in the works if Covid restrictions are lifted. We will be in touch as we
get closer to June. Be sure to join the Remind App to get updates on graduation! Text @dab2021 to 81010 to
join. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Theresa Johnson-8th Grade Assistant Principal
Nihal Boz-Conenna-8th Grade Dean
High School Offers Update
SHSAT Results Letters
April 29- the Office of Student Enrollment will send SHSAT results letters to families via email and/or printed letter by mail:
Printed letters will begin to be delivered by mail starting tomorrow. Not all families will receive a printed letter in the mail.
Emails to families will be sent later today, in the afternoon. Emails will only be sent to families of students who took the SHSAT and who have added their child to their MySchools account.
HS applications and Laguardia will be released separately.
  • Later in the spring: results from the high school application and from LaGuardia High School auditions will be released later in the spring, after results from the SHSAT are released.
  • Students can get up to one offer from among the programs listed on their high school application, and students who auditioned for LaGuardia High School can get up to one offer to each program they auditioned for. Getting an offer to one of the programs at LaGuardia High School is not a guarantee, and getting an offer to one of the choices on your high school application is also not a guarantee.
  • Like in previous years, students who do not get an offer to one of the choices on their high school application and also do not receive an offer to a Specialized High School will receive an offer to a program that they did not apply to.
Waitlists will open after results from the high school application are released in late spring. Every high school program will have a waitlist, except the nine Specialized High Schools. Like last year, the nine Specialized High Schools will not have waitlists.
High School Questions: btang@schools.nyc.gov
Musical Instruments:
Any 8th grade student that still has a musical instrument from last year is asked to bring it back to the building when you have a chance. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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