Summer school at Cascades runs from 8 AM to 1 PM from July 10 to August 16.  Students/parents should contact AP Toussaint ( with any questions.


Students should arrive by 9 AM daily and be ready to learn in classes by 9:07.  Anything after this time is considered late.  If a student has not arrived and attended their classes by 10 AM, they will be marked absent and families will be notified. 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 the school if you need your registration code.


If you need your DOE password reset or have issues with a DOE-issued device, email Mr. Reynoso (

You can also visit the DOE’s Technical Support for Families page

Feel free to contact Ms. Sheehan ( 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, contact the school.


Principal Claire Sheehan –

Assistant Principal Wesly Pierre-Toussaint –

Parent Coordinator Anna Lucena –

School Secretary Trinidad Diaz –

Please see the Information page for a list of all staff e-mail addresses.


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!  For more information contact the Parent Coordinator (

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 ( 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

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.

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.

Again, contact the 311 Information Line, access the Department of Education website Home Page at, and listen to the radio or television stations listed above for information.

Contact Us

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


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