News and Announcements

LESP Student Newsletter

March 31st, 2020

Hi Students,

Once a week you will receive a newsletter in your LESP Gmail account. Please be sure to fill out the form at the bottom! If you want to share anything- pictures, artwork, links to videos, feel free to send them to me!


Samantha (Dong) Pritchard
Assistant Principal
Lower East Side Preparatory HS
Cell: 917-648-0488

DOE Email: [email protected]
Gmail: [email protected]
Instagram: @samgetstronger 

Undocumented covid help

March 23rd, 2020

More wifi info

March 23rd, 2020

Information regarding internet options from home shared by the DOE:
Please see below, options that may be available to you.

�AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.

�Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

�Spectrum – Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

�Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121

�AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

�Sprint – Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

�T-Mobile – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Find a Free Meal Location Near You

March 23rd, 2020

  • Free “Grab and go” meals are available for all children.
  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required.
  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.

Remote Learning Starts Monday, 3/23

March 21st, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

In an effort to protect our community’s health from COVID-19, school buildings are closed until April 20th so that we can practice social distancing. We all need to stay home and wash our hands frequently!!

All classes will resume online in a remote learning environment on Monday 3/23. Classes are still in session, even though we are not meeting in our school building. Virtual attendance will be taken. This will allow you to get your credits at the end of the semester.

How do online classes work?
All of your class material is available here, on our LESP Remote Learning site. Please click on your teachers name to get access to your classroom. In order to communicate with all of your teachers, counselors, and administration, you must log into your PupilPath. Just like in regular classes, you will receive a grade every week for each course.

Technology Problem?
If you do not have a laptop right now, please fill out this DOE survey or call 718-935-5100 and dial 5.
If you already have a laptop and internet access, and you still are in need of help, reach out to Mr. Hopeton at 615-746-7433 for support.

We’re still here to support you!
If you need to talk to your Guidance Counselor, Advocate, or Social Worker, please reach out to them on PupilPath or you can call/text them at their Google Voice numbers listed here Support Staff. They are available between 8-4pm Monday – Friday to support you. 

If you are feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, connect with trained counselors at NYC Well, the City’s confidential helpline. Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), text “WELL” to 65173, or chat online at This service is available 24/7.

If you need a health care provider, NYC Health and Hospitals provide care to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, insurance status or ability to pay. Call 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692) or 311.

Stay in touch!
Follow @lespnyc, @lespstudentgov, and @lesp_collegeoffice to stay in touch with the LESP community during this time, get college updates, and get school announcements.

We know this is a difficult time, but we are here to support you. If you have any general questions or problems, please call 732-707-5126. If no one answers, leave a voicemail and we will get back to you.

Best regards,

Samantha (Dong) Pritchard
Assistant Principal
Lower East Side Preparatory HS