Dear Grade 8 Parents/Guardians and Students,
As I am sure you are aware, the NYCDOE is having eighth-grade students take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) in their home middle schools (including K-8 schools).
If your grade 8 child is taking the SHSAT on Wednesday, January 27th, s/he must arrive at the school at 8:10 AM. These students will enter at this time through ENTRANCE #5, from the schoolyard. Daily Health Screenings (required for all staff, students and visitors to enter a DOE building) will be collected and/or conducted before entry. To access and complete it at home before arrival: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
Standard administration time is 180 minutes to complete the test. We expect that the standard end time for our test site will be approximately 11:45 AM. Students may only leave as directed by the proctor, and under no circumstances may students be dismissed prior to the end of the 180-minute testing period.
We have less than ten students that receive a testing accommodation of extended time (2x). Students with an extended time accommodation may leave at any time after the standard 180-minute testing period and after they have finished working on the test. Before the student leaves, s/he will have to sign the Extended Time Student Sign-Out Sheet.
Please use the attached permission form to allow your child to be dismissed at the conclusion of the SHSAT testing period.
For other questions you might have please check the FAQ document here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/SHSAT2021FAQ
William S. Kirk
1400 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228