Dear Sheepshead Bay High School and P811K@K495 Families:
This month, the Department of Education (“DOE”) announced its decision to propose the closure and replacement of Sheepshead Bay High School.
I am writing to inform you that an Educational Impact Statement (“EISs”) formally describing the proposal is now available on the DOE’s Web site at: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/April2012Proposals. Hard copies of the EIS will be available at all schools’ main offices.
During a meeting on April 26, 2012, the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”) will vote on several proposals, including this one. If the proposals are approved, Sheepshead Bay High School will close at the end of this school year, and a new high school will open at the beginning of the next school year in the building. All current students who have not graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School will
be guaranteed a seat and automatically enrolled in this new high school.
Before the PEP vote, all community members are invited to attend a joint public hearing. At this hearing, you will have the opportunity to share feedback about this proposal. The hearing is scheduled for:
March 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Sheepshead Bay High School
3000 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY 11235
At any time, comments about the proposal can be directed to the Division of Portfolio Planning by phone at 212-374-0208 or by email to