News and Announcements

A message from the Principal

December 3rd, 2018

Dear LESP Parents and Guardians:

As we approach 2019, we reflect back on our accomplishments.  We continue to work hard as we look forward to the future.

We have improved attendance, student passing rates, and graduation rates.   All of our students, especially our graduating seniors, are all involved in the college application process.  Students have been building new friendships with people from all over the world– all with common goals of pursuing a better way of life.

Through our Learning to Work Grant, in collaboration with CAMBA, students have formed adult relationships with counselors and have begun to plan their futures in regards to career and college readiness.  Several students have received paid internships and we plan to increase the number of participants as we move forward.  We continue all of our programs including our partnership with Lincoln Center, our 7 Advanced Placement Courses in Calculus, Chemistry, English Language US Government, Art, Chinese and Spanish.

We continue our after school programs including Robotics, SAT Prep, Dance, Art, Walking Talking New York, Choir, PSAL Boys Basketball and Co-ed Table Tennis.  The 2nd marking period formative assessments took place during the week of November 12th.  The 2nd marking period ends November 21st.   Regents Prep courses will start on December 1st thru December 15th, and again on January 5th thru January 19th.

You never know who is sitting next to you on the train or standing in line with you at the supermarket or who is sitting in class with our children.  At this time of year, it is customary to think of our neighbors in need; we try to keep those in need in our minds all year long.  If you are in need, let us know; if you are in a position to help others, please consider doing so.

We wish you and your family a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday season.  All good things to you and yours.

Rene Anaya



Saturday Regents Prep Courses Starts 12/1

November 28th, 2018

Are you taking a Regents exam in January?

Did you know if a student attends all Regents Prep classes, they’re more likely to pass the Regents with a higher score?!

6 Saturdays. 9 teachers. All subjects.

See attached schedule below. Please see the teacher listed for the Regents Prep class you wish to take, sign up and receive a 2 ride Metro Card!

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LESP Thanksgiving Dinner!

November 27th, 2018

Our annual Thanksgiving dinner was a delicious success. Thanks to the hard work of the parent volunteers and Cheechee Kung, our parent coordinator, students were able to experience a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The list of the menu was long. The mashed potatoes, turkey, and corn chowder were especially popular, served by wonderful student volunteers from Chinese Culture Club, LEO Club, and Student Government. Students hung around to listen to music and play cards with their friends. Having opportunities to gather together and share a meal is important to our school community and we are grateful for the wonderful students, parents, and staff we have at LESP.





Thanksgiving Celebration 11/20 2:30-5:00pm

November 20th, 2018

All LESP staff and students are invited to a celebration with traditional American Thanksgiving food!

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ESD SVP Letter to Parents

October 18th, 2018

Dear Families,

It is my pleasure to inform you that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has awarded an Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Grant (ESD/SVP) to Community School District 31 for this school year.

Lower East side Preparatory High school is one of the schools in District 31 collaborating in this grant. The ESD/SVP grant helps fund the creation of day school and after school programming supporting academic enrichment, technology, leadership skill development, violence prevention, cultural diversity, college/career awareness and readiness, community service, arts enrichment, and recreational/sports programs.

In addition to academic enrichment and support, student programming includes a variety of youth development and enrichment activities during out of school time. Programming provided during the school day focuses on social and emotional learning to support school violence prevention.

The ESD/SVP Grant also recognizes the importance of engaging students and families in the design and evaluation of the program. Parents, students and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the program’s needs assessment, design and reflection opportunities. An outside evaluator will provide NYSED and all stakeholders with information and data regarding the grant’s success in meeting its goals and objectives, offer suggestions for improvement and support stakeholders in a meaningful self-evaluation of the program.

We look forward to providing your children with engaging, creative and highly effective programs through the ESD/SVP Grant funding to help ensure their success in school and in life.