Complete the DOE's Family Income Inquiry Form by September 16
Paper forms are also available in the main office, if needed. Complete once per family.
Please let us know ASAP if your child in grades 6-8 will not be at ESMS in September because of a move or transfer to private school. Complete the form HERE once your plans are confirmed.
Orientation for new 6th graders will be September 6 at 5pm. Please watch your email in late July for a link to RSVP.
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.
The Summer Bridge Program aims to provide students with foundational skills in Math and English for a successful transition to hHigh school. In-Person and Remote options are available
Classes are FREE and students can earn High-School elective credits upon successful completion of the program.
July 6- August 18, 2022
Mondays - Fridays
️Option A: In- Person 9:00AM - 3:00PM at City College of New York 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Lunch & Breakfast Provided
Daily Engaging Activities Scheduled in the Afternoon
️Option B: Remote via Zoom 9:00AM - 12:00PM
RSVP in August for 6th grade orientation.
Evening Parent -Teacher Conferences for middle schools and D75 schools.
Half Day for students. Afternoon & Evening parent/teacher conferences
Summer assignments and school supply lists for the 2022-2023 school year are now available!
Click here for 6-8th grade summer information.
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
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 email@example.com
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.)
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.
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.
Beginning June 28, anyone age 18 and under can receive free breakfast and lunch at locations across New York City through this year’s Summer Meals program. Designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks will be open for service. No registration, documentation, or ID will be necessary for children to receive these free meals.
Get more information in all DOE languages.
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
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.
Parents and Guardians: Join Mr. Getz on Zoom for the Principal's Book Club.
June 13th, 2022 - Dos Palabras by Isabel Allende
Use this form to RSVP • Zoom Links Will Be Sent on Book Club Day.
May 11th, 2022 - Worm by Paul Auster
April: The Cryptozoologist by Tony Earley
March 9th, 2022 - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
January 12th, 2022 - Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
February 9th, 2022 7pm - The Guide by R. K. Narayan
Dec 2021 - Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Nov 2021 - Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
Oct 2021 - Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Twitter Needs a Pause Button
The Talk - How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment and accompanying Podcast
Bailey, our NYC certified therapy dog, will be a part of our school community for this school year. Bailey will be included in classroom lessons on social-emotional learning, resiliency, and human/animal interaction.
Additionally, students may have the opportunity to interact directly with Bailey for more individualized social-emotional learning opportunities. For example, interacting with Bailey may help students with counseling sessions meet their social-emotional performance (e.g. socialization and communication) goals.
Bailey may also be used as part of our school’s crisis intervention protocols, including behavioral crisis de-escalation and bereavement assistance.
I See Her by Ahana Chandra- by Ahana Chandra
My Life in Corona Social Imposed Distancing
- A Poem Memoir written by 7th Grader, Leah Mesuk
New Poems Added!
Welcome to our corner, where we gather to write, share and publish our poetry.
It’s a wonderful creative space for young poets to embrace their inner talent.
If that appeals to you, please come join us to explore great poems!
-The Students of the ESMS Poetry Corner
Parent University helps to educate families from early childhood through adulthood. It offers free courses, resources, events, and activities. Check it out and sign in with your NYC School Account.
ESMS is collaborating with Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to build a more caring, inclusive school community where students feel safe, supported, and connected. As a member of the Caring Schools Network, we will work to better understand how students, staff, and parents experience our school community.
We will also have access to research-based strategies and insights from leaders in the field of education to promote safety, caring, and respect. You can learn more about MCC’s Caring Schools Network at https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/caring-schools.
Due reduced fundraising opportunities this past year resulting from Covid-19, our school and students need your support now more than ever. Your generous support will help to continue quality student programs remotely and when school resumes onsite. We also want to assist with needs of our dedicated teachers and staff.
Make Your Amazon Purchases Work For ESMS. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the ESMS PTA when you shop via our Amazon Smile.
If not signed up, register at the Amazon Smile Page: Amazon Smile, select:
East Side Middle School PTA
Be sure to activate Amazon Smile in your Amazon App on your phone/device!