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Midwood High School is a large comprehensive high school that serves over 3800 students.  We provide rigorous college preparatory instruction combined with the arts, sports and clubs.  Our school has been nationally ranked in US News and World Report and the New York Post Top 50 high Schools in New York City.  Our Medical Science Program requires 5 years of math and science as well as opportunities in science research.  Our Humanities program requires 1 year of Latin, 3 years of foreign language and electives in Social Studies and English.

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SAT Bootcamp at Midwood High School

Saturday, March 10th, 9am - 1pm

Sunday, March 11th, 9am - 1pm


(Students attend both days.)


All Juniors will take the SAT in school on March 21st and all Sophomores will take the PSAT in school on March 21st! Tuition is just $175. To enroll visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056.
 The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, March 7th.


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Attention Parents:
If you need a Parent pupilpath registration code, please contact the parent coordinator Carol Ardito at 

Bell Schedule & Extended Bell Schedule
Bell Schedule.docx 
Extended Bell Schedule.docx 

Maps of Midwood:
Click here for maps of each floor of Midwood.
Or download here: 

 Equalization is the process by which students are moved from one section of a class to another.  The UFT contract specifically limits the numbers of students in classrooms. The administration has ten days from the opening of school to ensure that all classes are within contractual limitations.  We will be completing this process over the next few days.  Students will be moved from sections that are over-sized to new sections.  Almost all changes require the movement of a student from one section to another, however the student remains in the same subject class.  Even though the teacher may change, all classes that have multiple sections use the same calendar over the first ten days to ensure alignment of instruction. Any student grades from the first ten days will also follow the student and be used in the new class section.  Once a student has been "equalized", they are typically not required to change any other classes during that term.  Since the freshmen classes contain the largest number of "no-show" students, it is there that equalization is most likely to occur.  After a program change occurs it is impossible for a student to return to their old program.

Equalization is a random process.  Students are selected to change sections randomly.  We understand the concerns that parents and students have and that is why we have worked hard to limit equalization to only those changes that have to occur.  Sometimes students feel like they are forced to equalize while their friends have not.  I assure you that students are chosen by random selection even though it may not feel that way to your child.

I understand the concerns that this raises as well as the stress that you experience when your child is upset by these changes.  My son was equalized two or three times when he went to Midwood.  But I also know that as parents we want our children to experience all of life's wonders and struggles.  We are here to assist with any issues that arise from equalization.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Michael McDonnell
Midwood High School

 Attention New Students:

Please see attachment below for your Student {OSIS} ID and the registration code you need in order to sign up to Pupilpath.  The codes for pupilpath registration is sorted by OSIS number.

Click here for  Pupilpath Registration Codes 2017.pdf 

To register into PupilPath go to  and click "Student Register". 
Then complete the following:


Student ID:

Date of Birth:

Registration Code:

After clicking register you will receive a message saying Thank you for registering and your username – Set your password by clicking in and you will be logged in.

You can also download to your iphone/ipad and android devices. Parents should contact Carol Ardito at for their child's pupilpath code.


There is limited space in the gymnasiums' locker rooms. Therefore, we highly recommend that students purchase tamper-proof  Master Locks. Students can purchase the locks {$12.00} at the same time they get their ID photos taken. 
Dear Parents,
Midwood High School sends out emails with important information for you and your child. 
Email Carol Ardito at  to be added to the distribution list.

 Affordable Care Act

The federal Affordable Care Act requires everyone to obtain health insurance. If you or your staff receive questions from families about health insurance enrollment, please direct families to explore health insurance options here and apply online using the NY State of Health website. Note that students and their families who qualify for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan can enroll online all year long, but should do so as soon as possible to avoid paying a penalty. Students and their families who do not qualify for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, or the Essential Plan may enroll online in private health insurance plans during the next open-enrollment period. Families may also be able to enroll in private health insurance outside of the open-enrollment period if they experience a qualifying event, such as job loss or the birth of a child. You can distribute this letter to parents who inquire about health insurance enrollment policies.

 Changes to Immunization Requirements for the 2016-17 School Year (All schools)

As required by state law, you are responsible for ensuring that students are fully vaccinated against specific preventable diseases in order to attend school. You should work with your staff to ensure that all new students provide proof of immunization upon enrollment and to ensure that returning students provide proof of immunization, if they are entering a grade affected by a new vaccine requirement. You should especially focus on ensuring that students who are listed as “excludable” (i.e., not in compliance with immunization requirements) on the RHIL report in ATS provide proof of immunization.

 In addition, please note the following changes to immunization requirements for the 2016–17 school year: 

  • Two doses of the chicken pox (varicella) vaccine are now required for all students entering grades K-2 and grades 6-8.
  • Three to five doses of the polio (IPV/OPV) vaccine are now required for all students entering grades K-2 and grades 6-8. 
  • All students in grades 7 and 12, and District 75 students who are 12-years-old, and 16- to 17-years-old will be required to have the Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine, MenACWY, previously known as MCV4 (brand names Menactra and Menveo). Students entering grade 7 must have received one dose of MenACWY, and students entering grade 12 must have received two doses of MenACWY, unless their first dose was administered at 16 years of age or older. If the student’s first MenACWY was administered at 16 years of age or older, then only one dose will be required. A third dose of MenACWY will be required for entry into grade 12, if the second dose of MenACWY was administered before a student turned 16-years-old.


Senior Eligibility

Please see attachment for  policy regarding student eligibility for participation in senior events.


Cell Phone Policy: Cellphonepolicy.pdf 


 School Meals Application

We encourage families to complete their School Meals Application online so that they will not need to submit a paper form.


Free Microsoft Software

The Department of Education has a new program which allows all students the ability to download Microsoft Office software for free.
Please see the attached letter regarding this offer.
Free Microsoft software.pdf 

Midwood Homework Policy: MidwoodHomeworkpolicy.doc 

Parents Association

Welcome New Parents! Join the Parents Association.

Please see attachment for the Parents' Association meeting dates:   2017 2018 PA Meetings.docx 


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