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School Year 2022-23 Calendar

Student Dress Code

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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 | sgarcia2@schools.nyc.gov

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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

Digital Equity Family Questionnaire ***

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

graduate with the Civic Seal of Readiness

Congratulations!!!

Click Here to see it on https://www.nbcnewyork.com/

Civics Week kicks off | South Queens News | qchron.com

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 ...

www.qchron.com

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 https://schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.

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 (Coming Soon 2022-23 Handbook)

Parent & Student Handbook August 12 2021-22.pdf

FRAGMENTS

of

Unity

We want to be TOGETHER more DIVERSIFIED and UNITED than ever

...to be EDUCATED

...to be SUCCESSFUL

...to be STRONGER

...we are the FUTURE


Health & Safely

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BEFORE ARRIVAL

Health and Safety protocol

HEALTH & SAFETY Protocols 2021-22 School Year

Child Nutrition

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Special Education

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

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MISSION STATEMENT | VISION

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

VISION

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.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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.

WHO WE ARE?

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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What We Offer You

Emergency Medical Technician Life Guarding / Water Safety Instructor

Allied Health Pathway

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

Fine and Performing Arts Pathway

Fine and Performing Arts Pathway

includes
Art DramaBandGuitarVocal (singing)
Math and Science Pathway

Math and Science Pathway

includes
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.