Covid-19/School Related Links and Resources can be found at:

Kids are required to screen before coming to school

DOE Updates for Families

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 Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf

New! New York City DOE will provide testing for COVID-19 in every public school. You can provide consent for random in-school testing through your New York City School Account (NYCSA), rather than on paper. Here is how (if you have not yet returned your form):

  1. Login into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) by going to: the email and password that you provided to your student’s school when signing up. 
  2. When you sign in, you will receive a pop up message letting you know that you can now complete the consent form.
  3. You can read more about COVID testing on that page and choose “consent” or “deny” for each of your students.
  4. You will then click “Update Now” at the bottom of the page.

Learn about the COVID testing program


Hello ESMS families. All students will begin full-day remote learning on Monday, September 21st. Blended in-person learning will begin on Thursday, October 1st. You can access the full in-person 2020 ESMS Cohort Calendar HERE.  

Students will receive "Cohort Cards" on their first day of in-person learning that they will continue to use to ensure they are meant to be at school on any given day. They will be asked to flash it at the door upon entering the building (or check-in with staff if they forget to bring).

Principals Book Club - Parents and Gardians: Join Ms. Getz on Zoom!


Come For The Found - Founded by Stuyvesant Students!


Come For the Fun is founded by Stuyvesant students. The program offers free, fun, creative, and unique remote classes for kids ages 5-15. Over the past 3 months, they have met and taught over 250 amazing kids. 

Some of the classes include art, coding, baking, chess, acting, and music. More information, and sign ups can be done over the website:


Children Need Your Support

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In these trying times of the pandemic, the less fortunate needs help more than ever; NYC District 2 currently has more than 1700 homeless families in 16 shelters.

The CECD2 (Community Educational Council, District 2) has organized a community outreach project, called STH (Students in Temporary Housing). East Side Middle School PTA has been paired with a shelter called Children Rescue Fund House East, which is housing 142 families, with approximately 160 school aged children.

Kindly consider making a donation to help the STH families in the Children Rescue Fund House East shelter.  By making a purchase via the Amazon link below, you can ship your donations directly to the shelter. 

Be  sure to select "Childrens Rescue Fund House East's Gift Registry Address" as the delivery address.

Please make your donation here:

For more information:

Children's Rescue Fund House East
ATTN: Catondra Spence
New York, New York 10016

Thank you for your generosity!
Stay safe, and healthy.

NY Plastic Bag Ban Solution

The ESMS PTA is selling reusable ESMS eco bags! The bags conveniently ball up into their own carrying pouch so they can be thrown into backpacks, work bags, and briefcases. 

Bags are
$5 each or
3 bags for $12.

To purchase, students can visit Beth Servetar's office on the first floor.
Exact Change Please!

We Need Your Support

Graphic that reads, "Annual Fund, Give  Now".MAKE YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION NOW!

We are asking for your financial support!  Make your tax deductible donation and feel great about helping East Side Middle.

Corporate Match? Don't forget to check with your employer; donation confirmations are available from the PTA.

Donate to the ESMS PTA TODAY so that we can continue to bring great programming to our school and our children.

Have you donated to your favorite middle school this year?
Please contribute to ESMS by donating HERE!

Free Homework Help

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The UFT’s award-winning Dial-a-Teacher program is a homework help line for elementary and middle school students attending New York City public schools. Students or their parents are invited to call the hotline, which is staffed by classroom teachers who are experienced in all subject areas .  Teachers communicate online with students and download their assignments so they can better guide them as the students work through challenges.

Call the phone number or request help via their website at

 For more information on the program,  visit

ESMS Supports Immigrant Families

 This is a photo of a racially diverse group of young children.  The caption below it reads Protections for Immigrant Families and reference that the DOE is committed to protecting the rights of all their students and families.


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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:, select:
East Side Middle School PTA
Location:  New York, NY

** NEW **  - Be sure to activate Amazon Smile in your Amazon App on your phone/device!
Desktop - Remember to begin all future purchases at  Bookmark it in your browser now!


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