• Building Safety Meeting

    Safety Agents and Administration meet monthly to discuss all aspects of building security. Parents and guardians are invited to sit in on one meeting a year. 
    Please feel free to join the Zoom on Wed. Sept 28 at 2:00pm and ask any questions you may have about security protocols, school policy, building issues, etc.

    https://zoom.us/j/97413337638?pwd=bTVVaWQ4YXRham01LzVuY1pUZWQyUT09

    Meeting ID: 974 1333 7638
    Passcode: 009260
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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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  • D2 Virtual Book Club

    District 2 is hosting its first Book Club to give parents/caretakers in our community an opportunity to come together with District leaders and discuss a variety of topics through books. Our selections will be young adult & high school texts that are a part of our NYC Schools curricula; we will center topics and stories that highlight issues and experiences connected to the lives of D2 students and families. 

    Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
    Thursday, October 20 7:00pm - 8:15pm
    Zoom (link will be sent to all who register here)

     
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  • 6th Grade Out Lunch begins Wednesday Sept 28

    Be sure you have completed the Out Lunch Form in Operoo. Students with permission will be given their passes Wednesday (9/28) in homeroom. There will be grab-and-go lunches for all students at the school exit daily.
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  • Meet Bailey The Comfort Dog

    ESMS is happy to announce that Bailey the Comfort Dog is back at school! Please be sure to watch this brief slideshow and click through at the end to give/deny permission for your child to interact with Bailey.  

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  • The Rollout of YONDR

    In order to improve teaching & learning, ESMS is becoming a cell phone-free space. Starting tomorrow, ESMS will be rolling out YONDR, a system used by other schools throughout the City. Students who carry phones, smart watches, or ear buds will receive magnetic lockable pouches that they will put their devices in each morning when entering the building. Please see the administration letter regarding this program, how it works, and what student compliance looks like. If your child does not carry a phone or smart watch, please email Amanda Hyman, hyman@esmsnyc.net, so she does not assign a pouch to your child. The PTA is proud to underwrite the YONDR initiative.

     

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  • The 2023 Admissions Guide is now available

    Learn more about the NYC public school application process for the 2023-2024 school year.

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  • Thanks to generous support....

    ... from Council Member Menin, students and families from ESMS have FREE access to upcoming Lincoln Center performances, catered towards younger audiences. Click for info on Kid, Teen, and Family programs 

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  • Notes from the DOE for the 2022-2023 school year

    The DOE has a Back to School page with links to help you start off the year: schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2022-23

    Please read the city's important Family Update on Health & Safety, which includes the latest guidance concerning COVID-19, polio and monkeypox. Translations of this letter are available at schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.  A few points to emphasize:

    • There will be no in-school Covid testing and no daily health screening this year.  Home Covid test kits will be provided.
    • Masks continue to be optional for all. 
    • Adults entering the building must be prepared to show proof of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
    • Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the expiration date on iHealth tests given to staff & students last school year and into the summer have been extended by 9–12 months. Therefore, even if the expiration date is approaching, or has passed recently, these tests are acceptable for use.
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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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  • New DOE Emergency Readiness for 2022-2023

    Dear Parents,

    I am writing to provide you with information about the Department of Education’s Emergency Readiness
    Initiatives that are in place in all NYC Public Schools....

    Read the full letter.

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  • 2022-2023 DOE School Calendar Now available

    The 2022-2023 NYC Department of Education school year calendar is now available.

    Visit calendar on DOE website  or view as PDF.

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  • NYC CARE Available citywide at NYC Health + Hospitals locations!

    NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees services at little or no-cost to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. Unlock your right to affordable health care with dignity and respect, regardless of your immigration status or ability to pay.

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  • Student and Family mental health helpline

    Vibrant Emotional Health and the UFT have created a helpline that offers free, confidential mental health support for NYC students and their families. The holidays are a stressful time for many, and now we face the latest surge of COVID-19 in the city. The helpline’s licensed clinicians will be available to offer support throughout the December break and beyond.
     
    Call: 212-709-3222
    Text: "PLC" to 43961

    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
    Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Open throughout the holiday season
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  • Rosh Hashanah, Schools Closed

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  • Building Safety Meeting

    Safety Agents and Administration meet monthly to discuss all aspects of building security. 
     
    Parents and guardians are invited to sit in on one meeting a year. 

    Please feel free to join the Zoom on Wed. Sept 28 at 2:00pm and ask any questions you may have about security protocols, school policy, building issues, etc.
     
    https://zoom.us/j/97413337638?pwd=bTVVaWQ4YXRham01LzVuY1pUZWQyUT09

    Meeting ID: 974 1333 7638
    Passcode: 009260
    One tap mobile
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            +1 719 359 4580 US
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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            +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
    Meeting ID: 974 1333 7638
    Passcode: 009260
    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adl50EGEay
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  • Cafeteria

    7th grade parent breakfast

    Mr Getz and Ms. Hyman will talk about the 7th grade year, and answer any questions you may still have after Curriculum Night. The PTA will provide a light breakfast and coffee. (Feel free to bring your own reusable cup!)

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  • Cafeteria

    Open House

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  • Yom Kippur, Schools Closed

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  • Cafeteria

    8th grade parent breakfast & HS meeting

    Mr Getz and Ms. Hyman will talk about the 8th grade year, and Jessica McInnis, our school counselor, will talk about next steps in the high school process. The PTA will provide a light breakfast and coffee. (Feel free to bring your own reusable cup!)

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  • Italian Heritage/Indigenous People's Day, Schools Closed

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  • Alumni Night (tentative - for 8th Grade families)

    In cafeteria

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  • Cafeteria

    6th grade parent breakfast

    Mr Getz and Ms. Hyman will talk about the 6th grade year, and answer any questions you may still have after Curriculum Night. The PTA will provide a light breakfast and coffee. (Feel free to bring your own reusable cup!)

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  • Cafeteria

    Open House

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Board members for 2022-2023 selected!

A  special thank you to the board for the 2021-2022 school year, and congratulations to the new board! (names listed below)

There were no nominees for assistant treasurer, so we will vote on that office in the fall when we elect 6th grade representatives and SLT.

Congrats to ... Desmond Arias, Venessa Blair, Karin Bilich, Julie Chin-Tom, Alina Denberg, Howard Green, Shoshana Green, Paula Hall, Rhena Lipps, Jane Moseley, Antoinette Murphy, Joslin Paradise, Barbara Perfetti, Michelle Perry, Randi Sklar, Iveta Stephanopoulos, Lauren Stern, Elizabeth Traub, Maria Zapolski, Allison Zysman

HEALTH & WELLNESS 2022-23

Current NY State Immunization Requirements
Applicable for all, but incoming 6th grade families should please note #3 on p.2

Pediatrician Exam Form
Submit each year or after any new immunization to nurse@esmsnyc.net

Medication Administration Forms (MAF)
All students with a diagnosis such as asthma, allergies or diabetes should submit a Medication Administration Form (MAF) to the school nurse; a new MAF must be submitted each year. MAFs are linked above for general medication administration as well as meds for asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. If your child requires medication to be administered at school, please call the school nurse at 212.360.0114 x5 to set up a time to bring in the signed MAF and any medication that is to be stored at school. (Meds/supplies for use during school days must be unexpired, unopened, and in the original bottle or box; everything should be labeled with the child’s name and birth date.of birth.)

Asthma   Diabetes   Seizure   Allergies Anaphylaxis   General Medication

Request for Provision of Medically Prescribed Treatment (non-medication)

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As of July 2022, schools await DOE guidance on whether we will resume conducting the daily health screening and/or Covid 19 test kit distribution.

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Pursuant to Section 613 of the New York State Public Health Law, all schools are now required to post flu educational material in plain view throughout the school building. 

Fight Flu at Home and School: EnglishSpanishBengaliChineseHaitian CreoleKorean, and Russian

Fight Flu Flyer

OPEROO - DIGITAL FORMS IN ANY LANGUAGE

The PTA is proud to help support the school's use of a new data service called Operoo, which will allow you to read school correspondence in any language you select and to complete many school forms on your phone, tablet or computer. This week, Operoo will send you an email, asking you to set up your profile and fill out some initial forms like:

  • ESMS School Handbook and Parent Release Form

  • Emergency Blue Card

  • Student Directory

  • Cell Phone Database

  • DOE media consent

Later in the year, you'll be able to submit field trip permission slips, graduation materials and more. We hope it will help eliminate redundancy and make it easier to complete school and city form requirements.

Operoo introduction

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We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact pta@esms.org or call (212) 360-0114 to request assistance.