Updates and Resources
FAMILY GUIDE 2022 - 2023
Father of 7th Grader Najya
Mother of 6th Grader Lydia + 8th Grader Alex
Mother of 8th Grader Destiny
Mother of 7th Grader Oscar + 8th Grader Tess
MEET OUR 2022 - 2023 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
SLT and PTA
WHY JOIN THE PTA?
Learn about parent committees that support each grade
Teacher led academic workshops
District 13 updates
Understand what is happening at Unison
If you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Arlette Williams.
WHY JOIN THE SLT?
Work on a joint team with staff and families to:
Review and develop school based educational policies
Input on shaping a
Learn how the community school model supports families and students
PTA MEETING DATES:
Stay tuned for future dates
SLT MEETING DATES:
Stay tuned for future dates
"Unison staff members devoting so many hours for the benefit of a few parents and families is a notable commitment and investment of the school’s resources.
Each family with their specific situation is benefiting from your experience and open minds and hearts. I especially appreciate your wisdom and guidance. It is evident that the broad reaching support and joy in life you bring to Unison radiates throughout the school."
7th Grade Trailblazer Parent
Parents Partnering in Equity
We ask families to participate in Implicit Bias training through the Office of Equity and Access. We also have a book club for our parents.
If you are interested in joining book club this year, please contact Ms. Arlette Williams at
High School Application Process
All Unison 8th graders receive specialized support in applying to high schools from their Advisors. The Advisory class includes lessons on how to read the High School Directory, how to set up the MySchools account, and how to make wise decisions about high schools of interest. The Advisors work closely with families and students to ensure that this process goes smoothly.
Spring of 7th Grade - 7th graders visit high schools in 7th grade to begin to think about high school choices
Fall of 8th Grade - Advisors begin lessons on the High School Application process during Advisory
September - October - Students can register for the Specialized High School Test (SHSAT) in MySchools. Principal Emily Paige works with Advisors to ensure all students who are interested in registering are able to register.
Typically, applications are due by early December.
Need help getting into your New York City Student Account (NYSCA)?
Connecting with School-based and District-level Groups
Here is a list of school-based and district-level groups you and your children can join to keep you close to your school communities and empower you to help make decisions about the direction of your children’s education and school life.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the official organization of the parent body in a school and can support schools with parent engagement and school enrichment.
School Leadership Team. The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. A key role for SLT’s is to develop the School Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), https://www.schools.nyc.gov/getinvolved/families/school-leadershipteam/comprehensive-education-plans.
Title I Parent Advisory Councils (PACs). All DOE schools classified as Title I programs under the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts are required to establish a Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that will serve as the consultative and representative body to involve and engage all Title I parents of participating students in the Title I program.
District 13 Community Education Council. Meetings and more information can be found here: https://www.cec13brooklyn.org/
Click here for a tutorial on Google Classroom for families
Google Classrooms is available on web-enabled gaming devices (confirmed it works on PS4)