Parent Information

PTAlink logo connecting and supporting parent organizations in New York City public schools

Important Parent Links

DOE Parents Families Link

Access NYC

Engage NY Parent and Family Resources

NYCDOE Choices and Enrollment

Parents Roadmap to Common Core Standards

Promotions and Summer School

Scholastic: Common Core for Parents

PTAlink is an online resource for parents in New York City public schools.

Designed to support the work of parent leaders and parent organizations, it contains information on parent leadership opportunities, PTA development and administration, fundraising, and parent-run school activities and events.

(For the sake of convenience, PAs and PTAs, collectively, are referred to as PTAs.)


Click to receive Public School Updates and the Public School Press by email.

Click to see current information on the NYCDOE Parents and Families homepage.

Click to view Next Generation Learning Standards


General education students in grades K - 2, who live a half-mile or more from their school, and general education students in grades 3 - 6, who live a mile or more away, are eligible to receive either yellow bus service or a full-fare Metro Card.

General education students in grades 7 -12, who live a mile and a half or more from their school, are eligible to receive a full fare Metro Card. If your child has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) mandating yellow bus transportation, you should receive a transportation information letter in early September from the Office of Pupil Transportation.

To alter your child’s transportation arrangements, contact your school’s transportation coordinator. If your child is eligible for any of these programs but you do not receive a notice please call the Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855. For the DOE’s fully detailed transportation eligibility guidelines, please visit Services and Eligibility.