• Open houses set for 5th-grade students, and K-8 focus option and alternative programs

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    Families gathered for a welcome night at Harriet Tubman Middle School. (Photo by Beth Conyers)

    Fifth-grade students will have the opportunity to visit their future middle school during open houses scheduled from January to May. This is a great opportunity for families to visit neighborhood schools, focus option and alternative programs.

    Students at PPS may either attend their neighborhood school or apply to focus option or alternative programs, which require attendance at an informational meeting. Families may apply online Feb. 8-March 8 during the school choice lottery for grades K-8.

    Please check school websites or the Enrollment and Transfer webpage for more information about the application process for focus option and alternative programs. No application is necessary for neighborhood schools.

    Please confirm dates and times with school before attending as schedules may have changed.

    Fifth-Grade Information Nights for 2019-20


    Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6-7 p.m.

    Harriet Tubman
    Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. (adults only)

    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 20, 4-5 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 17, 4-5 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 15, 4-5 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Mt. Tabor
    Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m.

    Ockley Green
    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. (adults only)

    Robert Gray
    Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Roseway Heights
    Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (adults only)

    West Sylvan
    Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.


    Creative Science K-8
    Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7 p.m. (grades 1-8)

    da Vinci Arts MS
    Monday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., info session
    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m., info session
    Tuesday, Feb. 12, 3:45-4:45p.m., open house; 5 p.m. info session
    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6:00 p.m., info session
    Monday, March 11, 4 p.m., info session (after lottery deadline)

    Odyssey at East Sylvan K-8
    Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 11, 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
    All events for grades K-8'

    Sunnyside Environmental K-8
    Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m.

    Winterhaven Math, Science, Tech K-8
    Wednesday, Feb. 6, 5:30- 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30- 7 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3:30- 5 p.m.
    All events for grades K-8


    ACCESS Academy at Vestal Elementary (grades 1-5)
    (Check school website for application process,
    Feb. 7-June 14)
    Friday, Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Friday, Feb. 22, 10-11 a.m.
    Monday, March 18, 6-7 p.m.
    Friday, April 12, 1-2 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 22, 10-11 a.m.

    ACCESS Academy at Lane MS
    Friday, Jan. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Friday, Feb. 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Monday, March 11, 6-7 p.m.
    Friday, April 26, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
    Monday, May 13, 1-2 p.m.

    Metropolitan Learning Center (grades K-8)
    (Check school website for application process
    Feb. 8-March 8)
    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9:30-11 a.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. (K-8 focus)
    Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m. (kindergarten focus)

    Please confirm with school before attending as schedules may have changed.