• Clear your shelves & donate children's books at ESMS March 1-7

    DONATE BOOKS AT SCHOOL Mar 1-7 - Project Cicero is an annual student-organized book drive to help under-resourced NYC public schools create and enhance their classroom and school libraries. Please bring suitable new or like-new books to the ESMS lobby starting March 1.

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  • Tiger Times - Latest Issue Available!

    Check out Issue 35 from the Tiger Times!


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  • Please complete the DOE Annual School Year Survey!

    Complete the survey in the language of your choice through your NYCSA portal or at NYCschoolsurvey.org

    Your access code for the online survey is a lower case letter f followed by your child’s OSIS number: (example:f123456789 - your actual code is also printed on the paper survey.) 

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  • Respect for All Week - Feb 12-16

    Respect for All is the DOE's initiative to combat bullying & harassment and to make all schools safe, supportive, and free from discrimination. These efforts are highlighted to students and families during Respect for All week: February 12-16, 2024. Year-round family resources are here. Our Respect for All liaison is Jessica McInnis, ESMS school counselor (212-360-0114 #3)
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  • Apply for Spring Break STEM Programs

    This spring break, STEM Matters NYC is offering a variety of exciting, hands-on, experiential science and STEM programs for students in kindergarten through grade 8. Programs run from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, from 9:00am-3:00pm. If you are interested in animal science or aviation, marine biology or mechanics, ecology or engineering, or so much more, come discover, investigate, design, and create with us! Check out all the programs being offered this spring.

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  • Lincoln Center Family Programs - Free Tickets!

    A number of performances offered through Lincoln Center have free tickets for families. See the information on the attached flier!

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  • NYC Teenspace provides free online support!

    NYC Teenspace is a new initiative offered through the city’s Health Department providing 13- to 17-year-olds with free, online mental health support, provided by licensed therapists in over 30 languages. Once paired with a therapist, teens can connect with them via unlimited texts and monthly video calls.

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  • Donate to the Annual Fund!

    Add your donation today to help us meet our fundraising goal and to complete our Participation Contest! Any donation is helpful.

    Donate today to support our students!

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  • Easy Communications!

    The PTA is looking to make communication easier by implementing text messaging for quick information. But, you must OPT IN. Please use this quick form to opt in to receive quick info on school happening, right to your phone! 


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  • ESMS Students in the News!

    Seventh Graders Adam and Romy Lead the Conversation on Mental Health at East Side Middle School - NAMI-NYC

    “I loved Ending the Silence! It helped us further our knowledge on mental health and understand the steps that we can take to get help, like talk to our school psychologist.”

    Access the full story (password protected) at https://naminycmetro.org/youth-leadership-series/ or view the PDF.

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  • Student privacy notice

    The DOE takes the confidentiality of information about students very seriously. There are several federal and state laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and New York State Education Law 2-d, and local regulations, such as Chancellor’s Regulation A-820, that protect students’ “personally identifiable information” (PII). Please read the following annual notices that the DOE is mandated to send home:   

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  • PTA Executive Board Meeting

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  • Wollman Rink

    Ice Skating at Wollman Rink

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  • 8th Grade Graduation Meeting - Virtual

    Zoom link was emailed to all 8th grade families

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  • ESMS Cafeteria

    PTA General Meeting

    Councilmember Julie Menin joins the meeting to speak with parents

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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Virtual

    Afternoon and evening sessions are on Zoom.

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  • Half-Day for Students

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  • SLT Meeting

    All meetings are open to the public as observers. More information about the PTA and SLT is here.

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  • Report Cards Available in NYCSA

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  • Good Friday - Schools Closed

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  • Easter Monday - Schools Closed

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If your child will be absent or is arriving late, please alert the school first thing in the morning, by completing THIS SHORT GOOGLE FORM

There is no need to call or email teachers if you complete this form - all staff will have access to it. When we process homeroom attendance at 11am, you will still receive a DOE notification that your child is not in the building, even if you complete our form. 

Scan code for form


  • Students must be in homeroom at 9am to be marked present/on time.
  • You may view your child's attendance in NYCSA (schoolsaccount.nyc - updated weekly)
  • Our athletes are aware that repeated unexcused late arrivals will impact their ability to practice, start or or play in games.
  • Doctor notes or other absence letters can be attached to the Google form or submitted to Chris in the main office (attendance@esmsnyc.net).
  • Students are not allowed to self-dismiss; if they need to leave before the end of the school day, you or an adult you designate on their emergency form must come to the lobby and sign them out. Change your authorized pickup adults online any time at Operoo.com. (Click the eforms button to see and/or edit any of your form responses.) 
  • Manhattan Youth handles all attendance matters for afterschool: Nick Lacativa nlacativa@manhattanyouth.org / (917) 565-7472

ESMS in the Community

A few recent examples of how our students are helping in their community!

ESMS students Lexi & Alex taught an elective that made craft kits for kids at Ronald McDonald House


Thanksgiving pie donation delivery and pantry truck unloading at the Urban Outreach Center


Ronald McDonald House Parent Pantry food collection


Students with the NY Cares Coat Drive collections -
enough to fill a pickup truck!





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