Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year. I am certain that this school year will be another year filled with new growth and success. Our staff is eager to welcome returning students back to school and greet our new ninth grade students to our community. We have all been working diligently to ensure that the new school year begins smoothly and that all students receive a top quality education. During the summer the school has undergone renovations to the cafeteria and gymnasium, the building has been cleaned and organized and the classrooms have been prepared for the return of all students and faculty. I hope that everyone has rested and enjoyed the summer 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 7 at 8:25 am, entering the building through the cafeteria (this entrance is located off of 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 only periods three through ten will 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 all students are to follow their personalized schedules that they will be receiving during Official Class on Thursday. 

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 on Thursday, September 28, 2017. 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