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    College Now

    Instruction and Registration

    A.  Obtaining a CUNY First ID/ EMPL ID   please follow the steps below – (This is ONLY for students who are registering for the first time for College Now.)


    B.  If you already know, your CUNY EMPL ID go DIRECTLY to step 10.

    Step 1. Go to
    Step 2: Go to register Now (Create a username and a password)
    Step 3: Click on register Now
    Step 4: Click OK
    Step 5: Log in using the username and password created
    Step 6: Answer ALL the required information
         If you DO NOT KNOW your social security just enter 000-00-0000
         If you do not remember grades you had on exam enter NA
    Step 7. Fill in ALL the required information and submit the application
    Step 8. After you submit, the application a "Welcome" page will be generated. Below the Welcome banner there is a bar on the far right that says "View/Print Summary" That summary provides a copy of your completed application
    Step 9: Scroll down to the 2nd page and look at the left margin you will see your CUNY First/EMPLID

         Take a screenshot of this number for future uses
    Step 10. Fill out the goggle form below

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    Update - Chancellor Carranza Letter to Families



    March 2, 2021


    Dear Families, 

    Last Friday, I shared that I will be stepping down later this month, passing the privilege and responsibility of being Chancellor to Meisha Porter, a 20-year veteran of the DOE currently serving as Bronx Executive Superintendent. As Executive Superintendent Porter and I work together on the transition, I want to make sure you are aware of some important opportunities coming up over the next few weeks.  

    First, I’m beyond thrilled that we have finally reopened our middle schools for in-person learning. This is a milestone I have been looking forward to and I was excited to visit middle schools to see our students and teachers hard at work in healthy, safe, and supportive classrooms. As with our elementary grades, all middle schools have 20 percent of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis. Just as in our elementary grades, middle school students must also provide consent for COVID-19 testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day. You can do this through your NYC Schools Account at 

    We are all-hands-on-deck to reopen our high schools as quickly as possible. Our main focus continues to be making sure we have every safety precaution in place, and we will announce a timeline soon.  

    As we enter the last few months of the school year, I’m pleased to offer several programs and opportunities to further support you and your children. In this Update for Families, you will find important information and resources on: 

    • Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences  
    • Applying for Pre-K and 3-K for Fall 2021  
    • Participating in “Weekend Wellness” activities for families and communities

    I realize we’re all experiencing pandemic fatigue, but when I see what our students are accomplishing—both in-person and remotely—I am reminded of why we have all worked so hard these past 11 months. My pledge to you is as true today as it was when I began leading the most innovative school system in the nation: that all of us at the Department of Education will continue to deliver the best possible education to all our students, in the safest possible environments. 



    Richard A. Carranza


    New York City Department of Education




    Update for Families, March 2, 2021  

      Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences   

    Beginning Wednesday, March 3, public schools across the five boroughs will host this year’s second round of Parent-Teacher Conferences remotely. Your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule a conference at a mutually convenient time. Your child will be dismissed three hours early on the date of their school’s afternoon conferences.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences provide families with great opportunities to talk with teachers about what their children are experiencing and learning in school. These short meetings also give families and teachers the chance to discuss how to support student learning outside of the classroom. 

    We encourage you to use this time to focus on any challenges or concerns your child might be facing in school as we approach the final months of the school year.   

    Here is the schedule for the spring conferences: 

    • March 3: Elementary and K–8 schools, Evening conferences
    • March 4: Elementary and K–8 schools, Afternoon conferences
    • March 10: Middle schools and D75 schools and programs, Evening conferences
    • March 11: Middle schools and D75 schools and programs, Afternoon conferences
    • March 18: High schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools, Evening conferences
    • March 19: High schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools, Afternoon conferences

    Please note: 

    • These dates and times may vary by school and grade level. We recommend reaching out to your child's teachers or your school's administration to confirm your school's conference dates and times this month.  

    For tips on how to make the most of Parent-Teacher Conferences, visit, or the DOE’s official blog, The Morning Bell.

    If you need help with the technology, Parent University offers free courses on how to use such platforms as Microsoft Teams, Translator, and its accessibility tools to participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences. There, you can also find Google videos on such topics as how to access Google Meet from a Calendar invite and how to translate captions and the chat in Google Meet. Visit Parent University at for more. 

    Applying for Pre-K and 3-K for Fall 2021  

    Children who attend 3-K and Pre-K for All get a strong start in school and life. They learn to problem-solve, ask questions, and explore the world around them. Now more than ever, 3-K and Pre-K for All programs are here to provide children across the city with a safe, nurturing learning community.  

    The Pre-K for All application for the 2021– 2022 school year is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 7,

    1. All New York City families with children born in 2017 can apply. There is a pre-K seat for every four-year-old; submit an application for your best chance at getting an offer to a program you want. Learn more at

    The 3-K application for the 2021– 2022 school year is also open, and the deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. All New York City families with children born in 2018 can apply. Learn more at  

    • In fall 2021, 3-K for All programs will be offered in Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 (Manhattan); 7, 8, 9, and 12 (Bronx); 14, 16, 19, 23, and 32 (Brooklyn); 27 and 29 (Queens); and 31 (Staten Island). Children who live in 3-K districts have priority to attend, but families in any district are welcome to apply (you can find out your school district by calling 311 or visiting
    • In every district, there are 3-K programs available to families who qualify based on income and needs. These programs, including Head Start, are free or low cost and offer year-round care for up to 10 hours a day. 

     You can apply to 3-K or pre-K one of two ways:   

    • Online with nyc. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. 
    • By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages. 

    Participating in Weekend Wellness for Families  

     The Office of School Wellness Programs is partnering with Hip Hop Public Health ( for a free, three-part, monthly Saturday morning event series, Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families. We encourage everyone to join us for these Saturday-morning events from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:    

    • March 20: Mental health and physical activity
    • April 24: Racism and the connection to health/stress

    For more information and to register for these events, visit  



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    Remote Instruction begins for ALL Scholars on Monday September 21, 2020 -In Person Opening Delayed to 10/1/2020

    Good Day Queens Prep Scholars, Parents & Caregivers,


    In light of NYC Mayor Deblasio's announcement today to delay the in-person opening for middle schools, high schools (9-12) and secondary schools (6-12) until 10/1/2020, we have changed our orientation schedule for Friday, 9/18/2020.


    Tomorrow we will hold a whole school Community Gathering from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. to discuss these changes.  Please note all scholars will begin instruction remotely on Monday 9/21/2020.  It's imperative that you join this session to understand the remote schedule and remote learning expectations.  Parents, I encourage you to join with your children.


    We will hold an additional Parent Meeting/Office Hours for ALL (grades 9 through 12) QPA Parents & Caregivers tomorrow from 2- 3 p.m.  Please use the ZOOM Link on your Child's iLearnNYC platform.  Scholars, I ask that you assist your parents with logging on.


    Our 12th Grade Town hall will still take place from 12 - 1 PM.  Class of 2021 make sure you are there!


    Student Office Hours will take place as scheduled from 1 - 2 PM.  Scholars, this is your opportunity to ask any clarifying questions or get assistance with technology to make sure you are ready to begin school remotely on Monday, 9/21/2020.  Remember School begins Remotely for ALL Students on Monday, September 21,2020.


    Thank you.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.



    Warmest Regards,


    Tashon Haywood




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  • Operoo



    Dear QPA Families,

    We are happy to introduce to you our new system, Operoo, formerly known as Caremonkey.

    No more paper forms in the bottom of backpacks, no more filling in the same information over and over again. Handy email notifications will let you know when there is something for you to read or a form to complete. Automated reminders ensure your child never misses out and much more.

    Operoo is an easy way for parents and guardians to communicate with QPA.

    Please sign up as soon as possible and save Operoo as a favorite.

    Again, look out for a letter directly from Operoo and respond immediately.


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  • Important Update on In-Person Learning Start Date

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  • Virtual Student Orientation


    Hello and Welcome Back Queens Prep Scholars!

    We are thrilled and seriously looking forward to a new school year. We want you to know we are ready to help and support you to be your best self, and for each of you to be successful academically.  We all are facing new challenges both in school and in our personal lives.  Our staff members are here to help, and we are working hard to make this year a positive one! 

    We will kick off our new school year with our Virtual Student Orientation tomorrow,  Wednesday 9/16/2020 through Friday 9/18/2020.  Every Queens Prep scholar, returning and new,  is required to attend all Orientation sessions each day.  Over the next three days you will meet your teachers, guidance counselor and assistant principals.  Our schedule for the orientation is as follows:


    Wednesday 9/16/2020: 

    All QPA Scholars 9-12: 9 a.m. to  11:47 am

    9th Grade Town Hall:  11:50 a.m - 12:50 p.m.


    Thursday 9/17/2020

    All QPA Scholars 9-12: 8:40 a.m to 11:47 a.m.

    10th & 11th grade Town Hall: 11:50 a.m -12:50 p.m.


    Friday 9/18/2020

    All QPA Scholars  9-12: 8:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    12th Grade Town Hall:  11:50a.m. to 12:50 p.m.


    We are also hosting an optional Student Office Hours session for you (students only) to ask questions you need answers to such as technology, schedule, etc.  Student Office Hours will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1- 2 p.m.  

    Parents & Caregivers we  will conduct a short parent meeting and office hours for you!  You will need to access your child's' ILearnNYC platform with their DOE email for the parent meeting link.  Scholars, please assist your parents with this.  Here is the schedule:


    9th grade Parent Meeting/Office Hours:  Wednesday 9/16/2020 2pm -3 pm

    10th and 11th grade Parent Meeting/Office Hours: Thursday 9/17/2020 2pm -3 pm

    12th grade Parent Meeting/Office Hours: Friday 9/18/2020 2pm  -3 p.m


    So how do you access the ZOOM links for the virtual student orientation?  

    I have attached the directions for you to get onto our ILearnNYC platform and find the ZOOM links to your virtual orientation sessions.  If you cannot open the attachments, you can find the directions in the link below.

    How to get to ZOOM Links for Queens Prep Student Orientation


    If you are having trouble accessing your ZOOM links, we are here to help.  You can contact:

    Ms. Hooper, Parent Coordinator at 

    Mr. Hargrove, Dean & Youth Development Coordinator at

    or call the school at 718-712-2304.


    We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.   


    Warmest Regards,


    Queens Prep Admin Team





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