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International Day of Tolerance

November 16th holds a very special place in the hearts of many people, recognized internationally as the day for tolerance. The day itself seeks to promote understanding in order to develop a sense of camaraderie and solidarity across community boundaries. By spreading awareness we become more knowledgeable of different cultures and people around the world we gain the ability to care for those around us regardless of differences. Through a deeper understanding, we are able to put inconsequential differences behind us and push potential friendships forward in solidarity and love.


Tolerance day is a beautiful opportunity to appreciate the rich diversity of our world's cultures and forms of expression. I had a great time taking pictures and teaching the students at Riverview School about photography, as I got to know students who experience the world differently and their various ways of expression. As we took pictures of things we found interesting we also bonded by taking pictures of each other. It’s amazing how you can connect with people who you don't get a chance to socialize often with and how important it is to appreciate all the diversity around us.






Dear Students and Parents / Guardians,

If you have not yet completed and submitted a family income inquiry / lunch application either by paper form or on-line for this school year, please note the following:

  • School Meals are free for all students. However, we must continue to gather information from parents on household income using the Family Income Inquiry Form (School Meals Application) to help ensure that our school does not lose Title I eligibility. Title I funding supports many critical programs in support of your child and our students. A family income / lunch form application should be submitted and completed every single school year. It does not matter whether or not a student is scheduled to have lunch and it does not matter whether or not there is universal free lunch in progress. Application information may determine the price a student pays for school lunch if and when there is a cost, and is linked directly to particular school funding. All information is strictly confidential.

  • A paper form may take up to two weeks to process. But if the application is submitted on-line it can be processed in as little as 48 hours. See below as to how to submit an application on-line.

  • The quickest and easiest way to complete an application is on-line at . On-line applications are updated in our records much quicker than paper forms.

    Thank you for your cooperation this matter.


Gregory Ambrosini

Assistant Principal / Administration

Grover Cleveland High School - 24Q485: 21-27 Himrod Street - Ridgewood, NY 11385

Phone: 718-381-9600 x1271 - Fax: 718-417-8457 - Email:

Congratulations to GCHS Varsity Soccer Team

We are Playing in The PSAL CHAMPIONSHIP Game

November 11, 2022, at 3PM

Location: Randall's Island, Field 10



2127 Himrod Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 718.381.9600 extension 1351 fax 718.417.8457

November 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian:

In order to create an environment filled with academic success, respect and integrity, it is our mission to keep you informed and updated on your child’s progress.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held remotely (phone call or on-line) on Thursday, November 17, 2022 beginning at 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm and on Friday afternoon, November 18, 2022 beginning at 12:45 pm until 2:45 pm. Invitations to schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher will be sent to you as a Google Form via both you and your child’s NYC Schools Account email, and your child’s school Gmail account, if applicable as well. Please make sure to check for the email and complete the form if you would like to schedule an appointment with your child’s teacher.

These conferences are an important means of communication between the parents and the school. Meeting with your child’s teacher for a conference will be of direct benefit to your child, yourself, and to the school.

Additionally, please note that on Friday, November 18, 2022 classes will follow a revised schedule as listed below:


Teacher Time: 8:10am - 3:00pm

Period 1 – 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Period 2 - 9:05 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Period 3 – 9:55:a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Period 9 – 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

EVACUATION DRILL at 11:30 a.m.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (remote): 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

To make an appointment with your child's teacher click HERE

GCHS - November Calendar

GCHS November Calendar

School Year 2022-23 Calendar

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.

DOE Student Accounts

DOE Student Accounts

Every New York City public school student has a DOE account. It is created automatically when you enroll in school. Your DOE account stays the same the entire time you are in school, and with it you can access all DOE technology platforms.

Platforms include:

· TeachHub,

· Google for Education,

· iLearnNYC,

· Microsoft Office,

· Zoom,

· and more.

Getting Started

Your school must give you your username and a password. Once you have these, you can start signing into DOE applications.

Your school may give you a generic password. If so, we recommend you reset the password yourself, to something unique. This will give you more safety and security. Instructions on how to reset your own password are below. The best way to start using your DOE account is to sign into TeachHub. From here, you can access all DOE applications with one click, and you only need to sign in once.

Resetting Your Password

There are three different ways you can reset your DOE password:

1. Reset it yourself through the Student Self-Service tool. To use the Student Password Reset Password & Profile Management ( tool you must have created a PIN or set up security questions. If you have not done either, see options 2 and 3. Through this method, you can reset your own password once every 30 days.

2. Ask your parent or guardian to reset it through NYCSA. Your parent or guardian can reset your password in NYCSA. If they do not have a NYCSA account, they can create one for free.

3. Ask your school to reset your password for you.

If you are unable to reset your password, contact Mrs. Martinez via email at for help.

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

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!

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.





...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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STOP Vaping sign

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)

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.