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Principal’s Priority Focus Statement

The school-wide focus of Robert H. Goddard Middle School is to prepare our students with rigorous, inclusive, and equitable instruction that fosters the growth of real world knowledge, skills, and application opportunities to prepare them for the responsibilities of being a fair and just leader in a global society.

Aim for the Stars

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student posing in Museum of Natural History
students at exhibit at Museum of Natural History
student group behind glass cactus exhibit
Group of students posing in Museum of Natural History
students at ride exhibit at Museum of natural history
Students on bus trip to Museum of Natural History

News & Announcements

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Student Participation Guide

The annual New York State English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests for students in grades 3-8 will be administered to all students later this spring. These tests are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and are designed to provide important information about whether students are prepared to progress through school and graduate with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and reasoning skills they need for long-term success in school, college, and careers, and to support students in their pursuit of economic security and a choice-filled life.
NYC School Survey Text

NYC School Survey for Families SY 2023

Parents, we want to hear from you. Beginning February 13th we ask that you complete the online NYC School Survey.
Go to

Log in with f(followed by student OSIS number)
FOR EXAMPLE f123456789
Take the survey
Email Judy Rea the Parent Coordinator for assistance with the survey [email protected]

Grade 8 High School Results Information

Grade 8 Students and Families,
I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding, we know that the past few days have been very challenging. Nevertheless, we received our 2023 high school results on Thursday March 9th. I would like to keep everyone updated on the information that is being shared with me as your child’s 8th Grade Counselor. Please allow me a 24 to 48 hour turn around to answer everyone’s emails. Below you will find some items of importance.
Next Steps
If your child has received one offer, this offer is automatically accepted. If they plan to attend this school in fall 2023, there is nothing else you need to do.

If your child has received more than one offer, you will need to choose between them and accept one offer by Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Accept your offer one of the following ways:
Online with your account, through your current school counselor, Family Welcome Center, or by phone at 718-935-2009
If your child will not be attending a NYC public school for fall 2023, you need to contact your child’s current school counselor or a Family Welcome Center to opt out.
Please note that if your child has permanently moved out of New York City or does not meet 8th grade promotion requirements, high school offers are no longer valid.

1. Waitlists for high school admissions are now open in MySchools for families and school staff.
2. Waitlists will be open throughout the spring and will close at the end of July 2023. Families can respond to a waitlist offer until July 30.
3. Information about waitlists for school staff and families is on our waitlists page:
4. Starting today, families can do the following in MySchools (
a. See the waitlists that their child is on and their position on each waitlist.
b. Add their child to additional waitlists
c. Accept or decline a waitlist offer if they receive one.
d. Accept or decline a Specialized High School offer. Like previous years, this is only relevant for students who received an offer from their application and an offer to a Specialized High School; students with one admissions offer are defaulted to accept that offer.

Families can get their high school offer letters online in MySchools (, which includes results from the high school application and any Specialized HS admissions results, if applicable.
Like previous years, offer letters include the results from the student’s high school application and the results from the Specialized High Schools admissions processes, if applicable (both the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test and LaGuardia High School auditions).
Families who have an account in MySchools can easily re-set their password if they are having trouble logging in. They can re-set their password themselves on the login page:
Families who do not have an account in MySchools can still create one. Instructions for supporting families in creating an account and adding their child in MySchools are available here in section 4:

In order to support school staff and families, we now have:
[email protected]: This email is for school staff and families who have questions about high school admissions. Please allow for 48 hours response time. Phone number for HS enrollment is 718-935-2009 or 718-935-2399
[email protected]: This email is for school staff and families who have questions about waitlists or want to request to be added to waitlists. Please allow for 24 – 48 hours response time.

I will do my best to keep everyone updated on the current high school information, please feel free to email me at [email protected]


Ms. Betsy Lopez
School Counselor