Welcome to  this year's COVID-19 Resources page. Below, you will find all the critical information about how we are operating in the 2021-22 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, with purpose, preparation, and pride. 

The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves and our community is to get vaccinated! Teachers and staff are required to be vaccinated by this September. 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 most 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 September 1, 2021.

Additional Annex Location for 2021-22

In order to meet social distancing requirements, we have expanded to an additional location, the Park East Annex at St Ann’s school, for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note the following information:
314 East 110th St.
NY, NY 10029
between 1st and 2nd Avenues
To reach someone on site, please call: 
Nick Jurman, Assistant Principal, Site Supervisor: 929-568-7330
Teddy Griffith, Lead Teacher: 929-568-7333
Joanne Benjamin, Nurse: 929-568-7365

We have divided our students into three groups: grey, blue, and silver. The blue and silver groups (about 120 students each) will alternate days between Park East and St. Ann's. Our alternating day schedule will be sent out via email as well as posted on the school website calendar and Instagram. The grey group (approximately 150 students) will attend school at Park East five days per week. This group includes students who receive specialized services as well as some other, randomly selected students. 



COVID Updates

A positive case of COVID 19 was identified at Park East on November 8. Individuals who may have been exposed were contacted by Dr. Ort. While some individuals will quarantine, exposure was limited, and the vast majority of the school can continue business as usual. Please read the info letter from the DOE for the general school community.

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