For Parents

New Heights believes through building relationships and collaborating with families, we can empower families to navigate the education system .”

-New Heights Team

New Heights believes our scholars' success begins with successful engagement with families. Our goal is to support families by providing multiple pathways for families to partner with the school community. We seek to provide authentic involvement opportunities in school-wide initiatives.

Our Parent Coordinator, Gwendolyn Williams, is here to support and empower families here at New Heights. Please reach out with any questions, ideas, or concerns.

Ms. Williams: Phone: 812-641-1207,

Email Address: gwilliams17@schools.nyc.gov


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Academic Support

Scholars and their parents/caregivers are able to sign in to the NYC DOE portal in order to view grades that are updated on a weekly basis in alignment with our school's 2022-2023 Grading Policy (Click here to view). To learn more about the Grading platform, please visit the Academics Page.

Family Support

New Heights is proud to be a New York City Community School and offers support to families through several specialized programs.

To learn more about these supports, visit the Family Resource Page

The Value of Family Power

Families are the experts in most matters concerning their children. Family Power is unleashed when educators work in collaboration with parents. As partners, families, and educators together are able to create the best possible results for children.


Key Pathways to Engage


  • Get connected with health/housing/family/academic services

  • Attend special events and workshops

  • Participate in family involvement teams such as the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and School Leadership Team. 1

  • Get Involved with the Community School District 17 Leadership Group: Community Education Council #17

Together We Can
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Family Events

New Heights host monthly events to build the bridge between home and school. Previous events included: dinners, musicals, and celebratory events.

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Family Workshops

New Heights host monthly workshops to build the bridge between home and school. Previous events included: resource fairs, houding workshops, and online forums

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Family Meetings

New Heights creates multiple pathways for families to stay informed on academic progress. We host annual Scholar Led Conferences, Parent Engagement Hours, and Grade Level Team Conferences.

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Family Leadership

New Heights provides multiple opportunities for the family to engage with the school. Opportunities available include: School Leadership Team, Parent Teacher Association, and Community School Team.

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

The New Heights Middle School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meets at 6:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month via Google Meet. Please refer to the school calendar for any changes.

A list of PTA and SLT meetings for the 2021-2022 school year can be found here.

PTA Email Address: 17K722PA@schools.nyc.gov


Meet the the PTA Team Here

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Former PTA President, Mrs. Sage with her daughter at New Heights.