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An End of Year Message to Families from Chancellor Banks: June 22, 2022

School Year 2022-23 Calendar

Messages for Families: COVID-19 High Alert Level May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Dear Families,

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required.

Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.

Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.

Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit Testing is free at many sites.

Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.


Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD David C. Banks

Commissioner Chancellor

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene NYC Department of Education

Student Dress Code


GROVER CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL – Marc A. Pascente, Principal

Suzanne Ledée Garcia, Ed.D.,APPPS

2127 Himrod Street | Ridgewood, NY 11385 | 718.381.9600 extension 1361 fax 718.417.8457 |


Student Dress Code

In order to maintain a positive learning environment, it is expected that Grover Cleveland High School students dress in a manner that maintains an environment of college and careers and teaching and learning. We expect Grover Cleveland High School students to address appropriately, to ensure safety and to keep the focus on teaching and learning, while expressing their individuality. We would like all parents and guardians to remind students of proper dress protocols on campus.

Students, please take note of the following clothing items and accessories that do not support college and career readiness and so are not appropriate for a school setting:

  • Clothing/accessories that contains references to drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, racism, or gang affiliation

  • Clothing that does not provide coverage of torso, undergarments and private body parts, including see-through garments of any kind

  • Short shorts (or any clothing item that rises above mid-thigh)

  • Headbands

  • Beads

  • Sunglasses (while indoors)

  • Visors

  • Bandanas

  • Du-rags

  • Hats, or caps

    • With the exception of headwear worn for religious observance (hijab, kufi, burga, sheitel, turban, etc.)

If a student comes to school wearing clothing prohibited by the dress code, then the student’s parent/guardian will be notified, the student may be subject to the interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the NYC DOE Discipline Code, and the student will be expected to make appropriate adjustments to his or her clothing to conform with the dress code, i.e.: turning shirt inside out, borrowing temporary clothing until the end of the school day, etc.

Letter from Principal

March 16, 2022

Dear Grover Cleveland Community,

Two years ago today, New York City Public Schools were closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. So much has changed in these two years. Many in our communities lost loved ones due to the virus. Too many became unemployed and struggled to meet basic needs. It is important that as our community continues to recover, we remember the loss and sacrifice caused by COVID.

Yet still, we have much to be thankful for as we continue to move forward as a school community. During the school closure, I was humbled by the dedication of our teachers, guidance counselors, support staff, and administrators who worked so diligently to support our students’ social, emotional, and educational needs. I am in awe of you, our parents and caregivers, who are so steadfast in your love and advocacy for your children. I am especially grateful for our wonderful Grover Cleveland High School students who faced adversity, who struggled, and who persevered in strength and resiliency. Because of our staff, families, and especially our students, our school has emerged stronger than before.

· Our graduation rate is the highest it has been in 20 years

· The graduation rate for non-native English speakers is higher than it has been for many years

· More students are on-track for promotion to the next grade

· We have narrowed the achievement gap between students with IEPs and all students

· We have maintained our award winning programs, certifications, and partnerships including:

· Lifeguard Training

· EMT Certification

· Amazon Cloud Computing

· Cisco Networking

· Syracuse University

· LaGuardia Community College, College Now

I am particularly excited to share with you that Grover Cleveland High School was THE FIRST SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY to award the seal of civic literacy.

We have much to be grateful for as a community, but especially, I am thankful for all of you, our parents and guardians who place your trust in us to care for your precious children each and every day. Wishing you health and well-being during this Year of the Tiger.

Humbly and with Gratitude,

Marc A Pascente

NYC School Survey for Students OR Parents and Guardians


Please complete the NYC School Survey for Students, if you have not done so already.

Parents and Guardians:

Please complete the NYC School Survey for Parents and Guardians, if you have not done so already.

* Parents / Guardians who complete the survey will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $50.00 gift card to be raffled during April's PA Meeting.

Students and Parents can take the survey online via computer or mobile device. The survey is available in several languages.

Accessing the survey

Access the School Survey through the following website:

You will then click on "Take the 2022 NYC School Survey"

You may also directly access the survey login through this link -

Access Code for STUDENTS:

Enter the your nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number as your Access Code to the survey page.

Access Code for PARENTS:

Enter the letter "f" (lower case) followed by your childs nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number as your Access Code to the survey page.

Digital Equity Family Questionnaire ***

The Department of Education has created a Digital Equity Family Questionnaire about your family’s digital access. Your answers will help identify school needs and target resources for you and your children. Further details on how to complete this survey was sent to your Pupil Path email account.





We are the first school in New York City to have students

graduate with the Civic Seal of Readiness


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Civics Week kicks off | South Queens News |

Civics for All Week kicked off at Grover Cleveland High School on Monday with a celebration that included a voter registration drive, top center, and student civic showcases.Students highlighted ...

Hello Future Tigers, here is a video for you of One Amazing Place - Your New High School, the Grover Cleveland High School!

Health Screening & Safety Scanning Process for all students before entering the school's building

Messages for Families “What’s Happening in NYC Public Schools”

Information about important forms for parents to complete, COVID-19 vaccination and testing, quarantine protocols, remote instruction, and resources.

Translations are posted at

Uploading your Child's Proof of Covid Vaccination

Families are encouraged to record their student’s vaccination status in the DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Portal(Open external link). Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts and help ensure that DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff.

Students and their families can access the Vaccine Portal with the student's DOE account login credentials (email and password).

The Vaccine Portal will ask you to identify the type of vaccine, where you received it (in or out of New York City) and when you received the vaccine and will prompt you to upload the image or screenshot of the proof of vaccine.

  • Proof of vaccination can be an image of a vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or other government record.

  • Take the image or screenshot and save it to your computer for uploading into the portal.

  • The portal can be translated using Google Translate.

Privacy and Security

The privacy and security of your information will be protected by technical, physical, and administrative safeguards, including encryption. This information will be kept confidential in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

Technical Support

If you encounter technical issues using the Vaccination Portal, please contact the DOE Help Desk by calling 718-935-5100.

Parent & Student Handbook For Policy and Procedures 2021-22

Parent & Student Handbook August 12 2021-22.pdf

School Calendar - Spring 2022

S2022 Calendar - 3.28.22.pdf





...we are the FUTURE

Health & Safely

What You Need to do Before Entering the Building


Health and Safety protocol

HEALTH & SAFETY Protocols 2021-22 School Year

Child Nutrition


Social Emotional Support


Special Education



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At Grover Cleveland High School, we are committed to providing a rigorous, engaging, relevant education that equips students for the academic and professional challenges of the 21st Century.

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse, nurturing, safe and student-centered environment where our children excel academically with continued cultural, social and emotional supports.


We believe students learn best when cognitively engaged in inquiry-based work through challenging and rigorous curricula that motivates them to formulate questions, think critically, evaluate, problem-solve and engage with one another in meaningful discourse and analysis.

We will implement rigorous instruction that is culturally responsive, delivered by a caring and dedicated staff that facilitates student engagement and discourse in a supportive and challenging learning environment.

We will foster an inclusive environment where diverse learners have equal access to instruction and graduate prepared to be civic-minded and engaged citizens of our school community and beyond and to thrive in the college and career of their choosing.


Grover Cleveland High School caters to the needs and interests of our students. Clubs can be academic, athletic or social in nature. Forming a club is easy. Students simply have to gather at least 10 interested students and gain approval from the Coordinator of Student Activities and/or the principal.

Key Club: Key Club students positively impact the community by engaging in community-based events throughout the year, which not only helps improve the community at large, but also helps build leadership abilities and bolster their resumes for college and career.

Cheer: Currently being run as a club, our Cheer program is well-on-its way to becoming a competitive sport. Cheer not only challenges our students physically and mentally, but also promotes teamwork, character building, and academic excellence.

Robotics: The Robotic Club gather students who are interested in learning about and working with robots. It is competition driven club where teams of students must design and build a robot that can compete against opponents from other high schools in a series of specific challenges.


We are large comprehensive public high school that offer many opportunities and pathways for students success.

We are a student-centered school deeply committed to the philosophy of creating life-long learners. Our goal is to prepare students to be productive, pro-active members of society. Our students are challenged to excel in both academic and extra-curricular programs. They are encouraged to explore, experiment and question. The faculty and staff of Grover Cleveland expect our students to meet high academic and behavioral standards. Therefore, we provide every possible means of support to help students meet and surpass those standards.

We encouraged students to be physically active and engage in sport activities. Besides housing a pool in the main building, the Grover Cleveland High School campus also contains an attached softball field, as well as a newly renovated multi-sport field a few block away where baseball, handball, softball, soccer, tennis, and track and field can be played. Here at Grover Cleveland High School we firmly believe in teaching the whole child, academically, socially, and physically.

Planting seeds for a beautiful future
Gloving a better tomorrow
YouTube music video by Grover Cleveland student
National Broadcasting Company News

"Students at one New York high school are learning how to swim for the first time while also training to be lifeguards.

Safe Guard Program on National Broadcasting Company News

The students are able to use their jobs as lifeguards to save money for college and help their family members in need.

Here's is the article

Learning Resources

Freshmen Orientation

Class of 2021 Graduates

Graduation Podium hosting Principal, Honorable Guest and Students
Here's video to Senior Academic Awards
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Vaping is not safe
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The New Trend:

E-cigarettes and Vaping

What We Offer You

Emergency Medical Technician Life Guarding / Water Safety Instructor

Allied Health Pathway

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Life Guarding / Water Safety Instructor

Fine and Performing Arts Pathway

Fine and Performing Arts Pathway

Art DramaBandGuitarVocal (singing)
Math and Science Pathway

Math and Science Pathway

Computer Science Information Technology & Networks (Cisco)

Be a Tiger

Raising Attainment and Pupil Progress Office

Office is located in room 118A.

If you need to speak with someone immediately or find services, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Picture of Bokyung Kim
Bokyung Kim is the RAPP Coordinator, and she also provides voluntary and confidential individual and group counseling for students, as well as crisis counseling. Students can be self-referred or referred by a peer or staff member.

The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP)

has joined Grover Cleveland High School this year! RAPP is a program within the organizations, STEPS to End Family Violence and Rising Ground. The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program partner with public schools across NYC to provide counseling for students, classroom and parent workshops, and staff trainings around teen dating violence, sexual harassment, and healthy relationships; mental health; adolescent development; and social justice issues.