Incoming personnel will receive their sponsor’s name and phone number via a Welcome Aboard Message released through the Coast Guard Message System (CGMS) and via e-mail from Sector New York’s Local Housing Office within 10 days of the Permanent Change of Station order issue date in Direct Access. If you have not received your sponsor's name, contact the Local Housing Office by phone (718) 354-4400 or e-mail: Admin/Housing@d1.uscg.mil to find out who your sponsor is.
Local School Information
For members who reside in Coast Guard Housing aboard Fort Wadsworth (Staten Island, NY), the Coast Guard and NYC Department of Education (DOE) have maintained a relationship with the PS 53 Elementary School and IS 24 Middle School that allows the children who reside on-base to attend these public schools. Our relationship with these schools dates back to when the Coast Guard first moved to Staten Island from Governor's Island. Both are highly rated schools and are relationships that greatly benefit our Coast Guard families.
High school students have multiple options available to them. The local high school is Curtis High School, but NYC also has a Choice Enrollment program which allows students to attend other schools. For anyone transferring to Sector New York with high school age dependents, we highly recommend you review the High School Information page for additional details and obstacles regarding high school student enrollment. Also call CWO Don McQueen at (718) 354-4022 with any questions you may have about the process.
For families considering Home Schooling, please visit the NYC Department of Education Home Schooling Page.
The Spouse's Club highly suggests that you register with Notify NYC in order to receive emergency communications for the city including school closings.
2014 Hurricane Preparedness Information - Please read the 2014 Hurricane Preparedness Letter from 1st District to ensure your family is ready for this year's hurricane season.