I’ve heard some families have gotten new high school handbooks but not all. If you haven’t and really want one, you can pick up a copy at a DOE family welcome center. Call first to double check they’ve got them in stock - I just checked and they have them at the midtown Manhattan location: http://schools.nyc.gov/choicesenrollment/newstudents/welcomecenters/default.htm
While much of the information in the handbooks is the same year to year, the DOE did away with one of their admissions methods last year. If you heard of Limited Unscreened or schools you needed to attend a tour/open house or sign in to show interest in order to get admissions preference, that doesn’t exist anymore. So, this new handbook will have admissions info for schools that used to use to be Limited Unscreened. In the HS411 handbook, they’re noted as TK.