• **UPDATED 9/1: Changes made to start of school year and blended learning calendar. For more information, view the announcement about the start of the school year**

    August 27, 2020: Community Meeting Update

    Thank you for joining us last night for our most recent East-West Community Meeting where we shared an overview of our plan for reopening in September.  If you missed it, you can review the presentation.

    Below, please find the blended learning groups that will be scheduled for in-person instruction, as well as the tentative calendar that we will be following for September. As of today, school will start on Wednesday, September 16th, for all students - remote and blended.  

    The blended learning plans and schedule can be seen below:

    Blended Learning Groups (Based on Grade Level)
    Group Grades
    Group C 6, 7
    Group B 8, 9, 10
    Group A 11, 12
    Tentative Blending Learning Calendar for the Beginning of the School Year
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
      Sept 7 - Labor Day     Sept 10 Sept 11
    100% Remote Week Sept 14 Sept 15 Sept 16 - 100% Remote for all Students Sept 17 - 100% Remote for all Students Sept 18 - 100% Remote for all Students
    Week 1 Sept 21 - Group A Sept 22 - Group B Sept 23 - Group A Sept 24 - Group B Sept 25 - Group C
    Week 2 Sept 28 - Yom Kippur
    (School Closed)
    Sept 29 - Group C Sept 30 - Group A Oct 1 - Group B Oct 2 - Group C
    Week 3 Oct 5 - Group C Oct 6 - Group A Oct 7 - Group A Oct 8 - Group B Oct 9 - Group C
    Week 1 Oct 12 - Columbus Day
    (School Closed)
    Oct 13 - Group B Oct 14 - Group A Oct 15 - Group B Oct 16 - Group C
    Week 2 Oct 19 - Group B Oct 20 - Group C Oct 21 - Group A Oct 22 - Group B Oct 23 - Group C
    Week 3 Oct 26 - Group C Oct 27 - Group A Oct 28 - Group A Oct 29 - Group B Oct 30 - Group C

    Additionally, we are working to create a Frequently Asked Questions document based on the questions posed by families last night. This will be shared soon.

    Gentle Reminder: The DOE Learning Preference Survey is still open for families who would like to choose full remote instruction for the start of the school year. You can opt in for remote learning but you may not, at this time, opt-in for blended learning.

    For more information, please use the links provided below:

    As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to develop new systems and procedures that support the health and safety of our school community. 

    August 14, 2020

    Dear East-West Families,

    Hello and I hope this letter finds you healthy and safe.  We are anxiously approaching the 2020-2021 school year and working tirelessly to ensure our academic program meets the needs of all of our 660 students.  As of this week 43% of our families have opted for  “All Remote Learning” in which their children will receive instruction exclusively at home from teachers using our online  platform, the way we have been teaching students since March of this year.  The rest of our students will receive a “Blended Learning” structure for September in which they will receive a combination of in-person and remote learning.  Students who opt into the blended learning model will be assigned to a group and will come into school one to two times per week to receive in-school instruction and remain home other days  to receive online instruction.

    New York City has offered schools basically four options for programming students this coming fall.  The model that our school chose is aligned to Chancellor’s option# 2 based on data from our parent information session in July 2020, staff and parent surveys, and surveys from the NYC Department of Education.

    In order to continue to talk through shifts and answer your questions about the upcoming school year, we will be hosting another family information session on August 26th at 6pm. Please check your email for the link. We hope to see you there!

    On July 28th, Principal Cromer discussed East-West's reopening plan for September.

    Publication Period: 
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Good afternoon, This is the  East-West School calling with important information. In order to support your students with their transition to summer school, our guidance team will be hosting two summer school info sessions on Tuesday, June 30th. For high school students, Ms. Park will host a session at 1 PM. For middle school students, Mr. Diaz will host a session at 3PM. Please visit our website,, for links to each session

    下午好,这是东西方学校的重要信息。 为了支持您的学生过渡到暑期学校,我们的指导团队将于6月30日(星期二)举办两次暑期学校信息发布会。 对于高中生,Ms. Park将在下午1点主持会议。 对于中学生,Mr. Diaz将在下午3点主持会议。 请访问我们的网站,以获取每个会议的链接

    Buenas tardes, esta es la escuela East-West llamando con información importante. Para apoyar a sus estudiantes en su transición a la escuela de verano, nuestro equipo de orientación organizará dos sesiones informativas de la escuela de verano el martes 30 de junio. Para los estudiantes de secundaria, la Sra. Park organizará una sesión a la 1 PM. Para los estudiantes de intermedia, el Sr. Díaz organizará una sesión a las 3 p.m. Visite nuestro sitio web,, para obtener enlaces a cada sesión.

    Publication Period: 
    Monday, June 29, 2020
  • English

    Good Afternoon, This is the East-West School calling with important information.  Marking Period 3 and Spring Term report cards can be viewed on Pupil Path or your New York City Schools Account.  If you have not signed up for Pupil Path or a NYC Schools Account, please reach out to Ms. Hu, our Parent Coordinator for access and help creating your account. Thank you and have a pleasant evening.  If you have missed any portion of this message, please visit our website at




    Estimados padres y guardianes,

    Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras hacemos la transición del aprendizaje remoto.

    Las Tarjetas de Reportes para el período número 2 están disponibles para ser vistas en “Pupil Path”. Por favor, visiten el “Pupil Path” para ver la Tarjeta de Reporte de su hijo. Les pedimos a los padres que, si todavía no han creado una cuenta en “Pupil Path”, por favor de enviar un correo electrónico a la Sra. Hu, para crear su cuenta de padre. Usted también puede ver este mensaje en nuestra página web,


    Publication Period: 
    Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Stepping up 2020 

    Good Evening 8th Grade Parents, On Wednesday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m. we will celebrate our 8th graders with a Stepping Up Ceremony. Please remember to email Mr. Diaz ( with your e-mail address as this will be used to send you the link and password to enter the zoom ceremony. This link will be sent to you by Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony. If you have missed any portion of this message, please visit the website at 


    8年級家長們晚上好,星期三,6月24日 上午9點我們將舉辦8年級學生的畢業典禮。請記 得將您的電子郵件信箱地址發給Diaz先生,因為這將作為向您發送鏈接和密碼以便參加 畢業典禮的方式。該鏈接將在星期二發送給您。我們期待與您見面。如果您錯過了此消息 的任何部分,請查閱學校網站 ​

    Publication Period: 
    Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Good Evening, This is the East West School calling with an important announcement. Please join us for an online orientation for incoming 6th grade students on June 9th from 5 pm to 6 pm. Please go to the top of the website under Middle School Orientation and click on the link for “Presentation- 6th grade orientation”. We will have a video presentation from 5 to 5:30 from our staff followed by an online zoom meeting from 5:30 to 6 to answer questions in English, Chinese, or Spanish. Please check your email for an invitation to the orientation, google survey, and the link for the zoom meeting. Thank you and have a pleasant evening. 

    晚上好! 東西方學校打來告訴您一個重要的訊息。請於六月九日下午五點至六點參加東西方學校線上六年 級新生訓練。請於五點至學校網站www.ewsis.org最上方點擊鏈接”六年級新生訓練”然後點擊鏈接“ 工作 人員介紹”。我們將有工作人員於五點介紹學校的視频, 五點三十分進入線上會議,以英語, 國語或西班牙語 提問。邀請信, 問卷表及會議鏈接會送至您的電子信箱。謝謝您! 晚安! ​

    Publication Period: 
    Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • On Wednesday, June 10th at  4:00 PM, we will be hosting our Virtual Junior College Night via Zoom. We will be giving updates on the college process, discuss potential changes to the college admissions cycle due to COVID-19, and go over expectations and resources. Our presentation will run around 45 minutes, including a Q & A session.

    Attendance is mandatory for all juniors and their parents/guardians. The meeting link and password have been emailed to your child. Please RSVP to Mr. Carter or Ms. Hu, who will send you the Zoom meeting link.

    6月10日(星期三)下午4:00,我们将通过Zoom软件举办我们的Virtual Junior College Night。我们将提供有关大学程序的最新信息,讨论由于COVID-19而导致的大学入学周期的潜在变化,并审核期望和资源。我们的演讲将持续约45分钟,包括一个问答环节。


    Publication Period: 
    Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • parent and child holding hands

    The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is providing free Stress Management Webinars to support you during this trying time. The NYSPCC's Executive Director, Dr. Mary L. Pulido, will be facilitating webinars for Educators and School Personnel, as well as parents on the following dates and times:

    • Stress Management during COVID-19: A webinar for parents and caregivers will be offered on 6/18/2020 at 12:00 PM. Parents and caregivers can register to attend here: 

    • This session will cover recognizing stress symptoms, positive reframing, coping strategies, creating a self-care plan and how to maintain it during the pandemic.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and feel free to share them with your colleagues in your school community.

    For more information, please see the attached flyer

    Publication Period: 
    Saturday, May 30, 2020
  • Graduation 2020 

    May 22, 2020 


    Hello parents, this is Principal Cromer, with an exciting announcement. On June, 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm sharp, we will be celebrating our first virtual Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2020. 

    This year has been so difficult for our students. They have endured four years of high school, a global pandemic with Covid-19, they had no prom, and no senior trip. Parents please make yourself available and help me support our seniors. 

    We have approximately 1,000 virtual graduation seats available so parents, please invite the whole family to join in and watch the ceremony. It will be fun, with a few surprises. You should receive an invitation shortly. 

    Once again, the date is June 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. for our FIRST Virtual Graduation Ceremony. See you there. 

    If you have missed any portion of this message, please visit our website at 


    家長好! 我是校長Cromer,有一個使人興奮的消息。 2020年6月22日下午四點,我們將慶祝2020 年首次虛擬畢業典禮。 

    今年對我們的學生來說是如此艱難。他們經歷了四年的高中教育及新型冠狀病毒在全球大流行, 他們沒有舞會,也沒有畢業旅行。請父母們安排讓自己有空並幫助我支持我們的畢業生。 

    我們大約有1,000個虛擬畢業座位,因此家長請邀請全家人參加並觀看儀式。這將會很有趣,並且 會有一些驚喜。您應該會很快收到邀請。 


    如果您錯過了此消息的任何部分,請查閱我們的網站。 ​

    Publication Period: 
    Sunday, May 24, 2020
  • Memorial Day 2020 

    May 25, 2020 


    Good Evening, This is the East-West School calling with an important announcement. Monday, May 25th schools will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26th for remote learning. Thank you and have a pleasant evening. 



    晚上好,東西方學校打來告訴您一個重要的訊息。為了紀念陣亡將士紀念日,5月25日星期一學 校將關閉。5月26日星期二恢復進行遠程學習。謝謝您並祝您有個愉快的夜晚。 ​

    Publication Period: 
    Sunday, May 24, 2020
  • Our school will be holding Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences from Monday May 18th through Friday May 22. 

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are an important opportunity for families to meet with teachers to discuss your child’s progress, as well as ways to help them improve. Families will be able to book appointments with individual teachers on the day assigned to their child’s grade. Please listen carefully for your assigned date, grade and time. 

    Monday, May 18th grades 8 and 12 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Tuesday, May 19th grades 7 and 10 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Wednesday, May 20th grades 6 and 11 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am Thursday, May 21st grade 9 and make up conferences for grades 6 through 8 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Friday, May 22nd Make-up conferences – All grades from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. 

    Please visit our website or check your email to book your conference online. 

    Thank you and have a pleasant evening. If you have missed any portion of this message, please visit our website at 

    我們的學校將於 5月18日星期一至5月22日星期五舉行虛擬家長會 。 

    家長會是家長與老師見面討論孩子學習進度以及幫助他們改進的重要機會。家長將能夠根据孩子的年級 在指定的日期個別與老師約談。 請仔細聽您的分配日期,年級和時間。 

    5月18日, 周一,8年級和12年級,上午9:00至11:30。 5月19日, 周二, 7年級和10年級,上午9:00至11:30。 5月20日, 周三, 6年級和11年級, 上午9:00至11:30 5月21日, 周四, 9年級及6-8年級的彌補會議, 上午9:00至11:30 5月22日, 周五, 所有年級的彌補會議, 下午12:15 pm至2:15 pm 


    如果您錯過了此消息的任何部分,請查閱我們的網站,網址是 謝謝您!晚安! ​

    Publication Period: 
    Thursday, May 14, 2020