Welcome Back to the 2018-2019 School Year

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students, 


I would like to welcome all students, parents, guardians and community members back to Aviation High School for the 2019-2020 school year! Throughout the 2018-2019 school year our students accomplished many wonderful achievements and I am sure that our upcoming 84th school year will be another successful year for all! Our staff is eager to greet returning students to school and welcome our new ninth grade students to our community. We have all been very focused on ensuring that the new school year begins smoothly and that all students receive a top-quality education. I hope that everyone has rested, spent quality time with family and friends and is ready to start the school year with renewed energy and focus.


In order to start the school year smoothly, I would like to remind everyone that all students will report to school on Thursday, September 5 at 8:25 am, entering the building through the cafeteria (this student entrance is located on 35th Street). The first period of the day will be devoted to an Official Class period as outlined in the letter included in this envelope. During Official Class all students will receive their schedules, MetroCards, lunch PINs and other important school documentation. After the Official Class, periods three through ten will only be in session, as the first day of school is a shortened schedule for all students. Incoming freshmen students will attend a new student orientation from 1:15 pm to 2:36 pm. Therefore, all freshmen students will be dismissed from school at 2:36 pm on Thursday. Starting Friday, September 6 all students are to follow the personalized schedules that they received during Official Class on the first day of school.


I look forward to greeting everyone as we start the new school year. It is always a great pleasure to welcome back all returning students and to meet new students, and I am excited to meet all new and returning parents and guardians at our first Parents’ Association meeting in September (meeting details will be sent to you shortly). Please feel free to email me at sjackso17@schools.nyc.gov if you ever have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s education at Aviation High School. Our school website, aviationhs.net, will always provide you with up-to-date information and methods for you to contact our staff. 


Enjoy the remainder of the summer. Rest, relax and prepare for a busy and productive school year. 




Steven R. Jackson 


Aviation High School