Parents, if you have not done so already, please make sure you have signed up for the NYSCA account.  All official communication will be through NYCSA accounts this year.  You can contact Ms. DeJesus (mdejesus2@schools.nyc.gov) if you need your registration code.

Important E-mails 

Claire Sheehan – csheehan@schools.nyc.gov

INTERESTED IN ADMISSIONS?  E-mail your transcript and application  to our Parent Coordinator at (mdejesus2@schools.nyc.gov) . SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO ACT NOW! 

If you need your g-mail password reset, email Ms. Sheehan (csheehan@schools.nyc.gov).

If your child is having difficulty with a laptop they received from the school, they can contact Ms. Sheehan (csheehan@schools.nyc.gov).

If you are having difficulty with a DOE iPad or your DOE student-account, please visit the DOE's Technical Support for Families page https://www.nycenet.edu/technicalsupportforfamily.

Feel free to contact Ms. Sheehan ( csheehan@schools.nyc.gov) for assistance and she will provide you with information or connect you with the appropriate staff member.

If you have not yet created your NYC Schools Account, please do so.  If you need your access code email Ms. Dejesus (mdejesus2@schools.nyc.gov).



Illness, going home, Vacations:  Please note that students may not be released to go home.  If your son or daughter becomes ill at school you will be asked to come to the school to get him or her.  Yes, even if they are 18 years of age.  So, if you feel sick, stay home but if you make it to school plan to stay the whole day.

Some families schedule vacation during the school year.  We wish to remind you that helping your child finish high school must be the priority.  Vacations that take students out of school are not excusable absences and should be scheduled around the school calendar.

Parent Teacher Association Officers  would like to invite everyone to the next PTA meeting! 

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Assistant Principal (IA) Michael Moshos at 646 654 1261 to request assistance.


A+ Student

My College QuickStart  is an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. It is powered by their responses to the test and provides personalized information that helps students take their next steps toward college. Students will need their access code, which is printed on the PSAT paper score report, and the tool can be utilized throughout high school. Using My College QuickStart together with your child is a great way to introduce and guide your child through important aspects of the college-going process.

 My Online Score Report—an enhanced score report that allows students to review each test question, their answers, and the correct answers with answer explanations
My SAT Study Plan—a customized SAT study plan based on students’ PSAT/NMSQT test performance, highlighting skills for review and practice
My Personality—a detailed personality test that helps students learn about themselves and discover majors and careers that fit their strengths and interests
My Major & Career Matches—extensive information about majors and careers, including insights about what to expect and what courses to take now
My College Matches—a starter list of colleges based on students’ home state and indicated choice of major

Visit www.collegeboard.com/quickstart


The Primary Ways to Meet the CUNY Admissions Requirements for Four-Year Colleges
 Reading and Writing
You can demonstrate the necessary skill levels in reading and writing by meeting any of these criteria:

 *SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher
 *ACT English score of 20 or higher
 *N.Y. State English Regents score of 75 or higher

Likewise, you can satisfy the mathematics skill requirement if you meet any of these criteria:

*SAT Math score differs from college to college (see chart below)
 *ACT Math score of 21 or higher
 *N.Y. State Regents score of 80 or higher in one of the following: 
 Math A or Math B, Sequential II, or Sequential III

 1. Applicants for freshmen admission may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY colleges by scoring a 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra; Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry.

2. New Math Regents Proficiency criteria effective for fall 2012 and thereafter: Applicants for freshmen and transfer admission for fall 2012 and thereafter may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY colleges by passing at least two of the three New York State Regents examinations in mathematics (Integrated Algebra; Geometry; Algebra 2 & Trigonometry) with a scaled score of 65 or higher and scoring at least an 80 on one of these tests.

 For Four Year CUNY Colleges: 
 SAT Minimum Math Scores:

Baruch 510
Brooklyn 510
City College 510
Hunter College 510
Lehman College 510
Online Baccalaureate, SPS 510
Queens College 510
CSI 500
John Jay 500
Medgar Evers 500
NYC College of Technology 500
York 500

ESL Applicants 
If you qualify as an ESL student and you can demonstrate the college's required skill level in math you do not need to demonstrate CUNY Admissions levels in reading and writing prior to admission. You have two years to do so.

Applicants Qualifying for SEEK Program 
If you qualify for the SEEK program you do not need to demonstrate the required skill levels prior to admission. You have one year to do so in reading and writing, and two years to do so in mathematic

Storm Procedures

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Storm Procedures For information on procedures on days with city-wide emergency conditions or on major storm days


Dear Parent/Guardian:

This information is being shared with you to explain the procedures Cascades High School will follow in the event of a day with city-wide emergency conditions or a major storm.  The Chancellor will make an announcement to all public schools in the city on whether to close schools or delay their opening.  This announcement is made in consultation with other City officials.  All authorized delayed openings will result in the regular starting time being two hours later.

By 6:00 a.m., the decision will be announced on the 311 Information Line, on the Department of Education website Home Page (which can be accessed at (http://schools.nyc.gov/calendar) and on the following radio stations in the city:  WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), WABC (770 AM) WLIB (1190), WADO (1280 AM), WBLS (107.5 FM), WNYE (91.5 FM), as well as the following television stations:  WCBS (Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), WNYW (Fox Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), WPIX (Channel 11), Univision Channel 41, and “NY 1” (Channel 1 on cable television).  It may also be posted on the Cascades High School website, at www.Cascadeshs.org.

When there is an authorized city-wide school closing or delayed school opening, the following will be cancelled unless the Chancellor makes an announcement to the contrary:  all field trips, tutoring or test preparation at the start or at the end of the regular school day, and all after-school programs.  Listed below please find the delayed opening bell schedule for Cascades High School:


Pd.       2     10:00 a.m. – 10:32 a.m.

  • 10:35 a.m. – 11:07 a.m.
  • 11:10 a.m. – 11:42 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:17 p.m.
  • 12:20 p.m. – 12:52 p.m.
  • 12:55 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Lunch Period)
  • 1:47 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • 2:21 p.m. – 2:53 p.m.

It is expected that if school is open, students will be in school until their regular dismissal time. If your child takes a yellow school bus, school staff will remain in school with the bused children until buses arrive for dismissal or until your child is picked up.  However, if the storm or city-wide emergency conditions worsen, the Chancellor may have to announce an early dismissal.  The Chancellor will notify bus services of the earlier dismissal schedule.  You should have plans in place with a friend, neighbor, or relative in case your child is released early and you will not be at home to care for him/her.  Your child should know of this plan.  You should advise your children to inform the teacher if no one is at home at the time of an authorized early dismissal.  Please contact the 311 information line and listen to the radio or television stations listed above for information.


If you have a child with a disability, you should use your discretion in deciding whether to send him or her to school when there is a delayed opening. If your child has medical or other health issues requiring nursing or other services during the school day, including services requiring a nurse or paraprofessional to ride on the bus, you should consider not sending your child to school.  Please be reminded that your child will not be picked up if a nurse or paraprofessional who is required to ride with him or her is not aboard the school bus.


Again, contact the 311 Information Line, access the Department of Education website Home Page at http://schools.nyc.gov/calendar, and listen to the radio or television stations listed above for information.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Mr. Paul Rotondo

Superintendent of Transfer High Schools

Contact Us

Cascades High School 
198 Forsyth Street 3rd Flr
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646-654-1261
Fax: 646-654-1742