Welcome to Park East High School's new COVID-19 Resources page. Below, you will find all the critical information about how we are operating in the 2020-21 school year to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe while we deliver quality academic instruction for all students -- both remotely and in person -- with purpose, preparation, and pride. 

The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves and our community is to get vaccinated! Please take a look at our COVID-19 Vaccine One-Stop Shopping document, which contains FAQs on the vaccine, reliable resources, up-to-date info on where to get vaccinated, and more. The vaccine is approved for and widely available to all New Yorkers age 12 and over. For more information, go to or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can also text your zip code to the number 438829. In many cases, appointments are not necessary! 

To keep families up to date on our plans, we are holding regular town hall meetings via zoom. Please scroll down on this page to view slides from past town halls. In addition, please check this website regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

This information was last updated on May 14, 2021.

Principal's Corner

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year!  

 On behalf of the faculty and staff of Park East HS, I'd like to welcome back all of our returning students and welcome to our incoming class of new students. Despite all of the changes that we are experiencing because of COVID this year, we are very excited to work with all of our students, whether you are coming in for face-to-face instruction, or participating in remote learning. We are very excited to build on our successes from last year and accomplish even more in the 2020-2021 school year.  We are committed to working harder than ever to fulfill the mission of Park East High School and prepare our students for college and careers.  We look forward to partnering with you as we engage and support our students in the challenging work ahead. 

As we move into the school year, please feel free to contact me any time with any concerns you have, or ideas that you would like to share about how we can better work together in our quest to make Park East an even better place to live and grow. Go Pride! Go Park East!

Best regards,


What to Bring for In-Person Learning

  • A proper face covering, which must fully cover your nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, bandanas, face shields, and masks with exhalation valves are not acceptable.
  • If you don’t have a mask that meets these requirements, we will provide you with one.
  • Headphones -- the plug-in kind.
  • Lunch: breakfast and lunch are provided, but you may bring your own food. Please note, you will not be able to refrigerate or reheat anything. 
  • A positive attitude:  ready to apply all the safety protocols and learn a lot!


Independent Reading

Looking for a book to read? The New York Public Library is open throughout the pandemic and offers many ways to access free books, ebooks, and more.  Watch this presentation on Independent Reading by our librarian, Ms. Holland. Please contact her with any questions at