School News

  • Thursday, Jan 11 College gear day

    Wear your favorite college gear and let's get excited for college!

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  • Parents Association meetings will be held @ 6:00pm on the following dates: 12/12, 1/9, 2/13,3/13,4/10, 5/8, 6/12

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  • January 2018 afternoon and Saturday Regents exam tutoring schedule

    Please take advantage of the tutoring opportunities provided!

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    Thank you to the more than 900 families that have come to visit Park East this fall.  All the remaining school tours are now filled.  If you would like more information about our school please browse through our website.  Thank you!

    If you are a school counselor and would like to request a private tour, please contact  Assistant Principal Mrs. Edmonds at


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  • U.S. News and World Report moves Park East HS up to a Silver Rating.

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  • Park East ranks in the NY Daily News Top Schools List!

    Park East ranks #31 in the NY Daily News Top Schools list!   Go Pride! 

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  • Emergency Drills Notice

    In light of the tragic death of a student during school, we thought it prudent to review with our Park East families the proper procedure for the three emergency drills we are responsible for conducting throughout the school year: lock downs, shelter-ins and evacuation drills.   Please see the attached document for details.  

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    Check out summer and fall practice dates on the NEW Pride website! All forms available there too

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  • Chancellor Letter on Immigration and Frequently Asked Questions – January 30, 2017

    Please see the attached Chancellor Letter on Immigration and Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Park East made the NY Post Top 40 Best NYC High School list!

    Click the link below to read about Park East on the Top 40 Best NYC High School list!

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Park East High School

Student Policy

PARK EAST POLICIES that student’s are expected to respect:

BEHAVIOR - Students are expected to behavior accordingly in the classroom and have respect for their teacher and peers. Students can get written up for:

  • Insubordination, being disrespectful.
  • Being disruptive, talkative.
  • Throwing objects.
  • Using profanity.
  • Late or cutting class.
  • Prohibited items: electronics, hats, food, glass bottles!
  • Out of uniform.

CELL PHONE POLICY – Cell phones are a prohibited item as per Dept. of Education (DOE).

       1st Offense: Phone is returned, written referral, and a warning.

      2nd Offense: Phone is again returned, written referral and Detention.

     3rd Offense: DEAN* takes it, it is NOT returned and a parent must come pick it up.

      IF ADMIN* confiscates phone at any time, it will not be returned and a parent must come to get phone.

UNIFORM POLICY (please see additional uniform policy sheet)

Students are expected to be in Park East Gear (or EHP Sports Gear). A PE shirt and Khakis (beige, navy or black acceptable) must be VISIBLE. Non-school colored/pullover hoodies are automatic referrals. (Please don’t say “I got you” or “I’m gonna take it off”.) Winter jackets, scarfs, and hats are to be removed and put in locker! There will be absolutely no Dress Downs in the month of September. Dress downs must be earned and are a privilege.


ARE MANDATORY. Students will be expected to secure their belongings (phones, hoodies, hats, jackets, etc – yes, the lockers are big enough to meet student needs) in a locker. This will help reduce the chance of possible theft of your beloved things.


STUDENTS can not go to the bathroom in between classes OR during the first and last 10 minutes of classTHIS IS ACTUALLY AN UNOFFICIAL DOE POLICY! Students must have a pass to be in bathroom and/or the hallways. Students will receive a referral, even if the Teacher does not have a proper pass. (Students need to be responsible and respectful and return the pass to the correct classroom for the next student.) Students can receive a referral by a teacher for entering class late because they came from the bathroom. More bathroom sweeps will be done by SSA agents and Admin. Go to class FIRST and get a pass.


Cheating in any form is unacceptable and a serious offense (Level 3 infraction in Chancellor’s Discipline Code. (ie Copying any assignment, copying from internet without proper citation, looking at another’s paper during a test)

       1st offense: Parent conference, zero on assignment, warning

      2nd offense: 5 day Principal’s Suspension


Automatic 5 Day Principal’s suspension for BOTH Students engaged in a physical altercation in school or off school grounds.

LATE TO CLASS:   3 strikes…

Students can receive detention after 3rd late with a teacher write-up. Especially 1st period and after lunch.


It is an important LIFE skill to be responsible about your personal identification!!!! Therefore, you need to carry your ID everyday. (Try telling a police officer you forgot your license in your other pants. Or buying a replacement license each time you lose yours would be extremely expensive.) It is a referral.


Students cannot just leave the building or fail to return after lunch. This is a serious offense. If a student legitimately needs to leave school early, they must go to main office and have Xiomara confirm with a parent (parents are suppose to come pick up students), get approval from an administrator, and get an early release form that is signed and given to student to leave. (A copy is made and filed.) Students will get two weeks detention and parents are called if they leave the building without following proper policy. Additional infractions will result in suspension.


Students who have valid doctor’s notes (late to school or absent) need to present to each teacher, initialed and brought to the school secretary, Michelle, in the main office, as she enters into system as an excused absence. In addition, students can only get metro cards from Michelle during their lunch periods.

OUT to LUNCH - This is a PRIVILEGE, not a right! Once a student goes out for lunch, they must stay out. FOOD can NOT be brought back into the building to eat in cafeteria (especially for another student on detention) or in a teacher’s office. In addition, students need to wait for an administrator or school safety to let them into the building. Students must return from lunch on time or risk losing their lunch privileges.


  • You can only use the library during a free period or lunch period to do work! It is not a hang out.
  • You must present an ID to the librarian.
  • You need to sign in and sign out.
  • If a teacher has allowed you to leave during their class, you must have a pass. If you don’t, you will be turned away.
  • If it is your free period, you need to present your program to the librarian. If you don’t, you will be turned away.
  • You must return library books on time. If you don’t, it is a referral. If you fail to return a book or lose a book, you must pay for one! Transcripts, report cards, metro -cards can be held if book is not returned or fee is not paid.

And FYI, Dean Vollmer and Mrs. Edmonds do NOT like to write students up. It is a lot of work!! Please just follow school policies.

Thank you.