• East Lower School  
     
    East Lower School
    in Partnership with the University of Rochester 
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    East Lower Principal: Tanya Wilson | Tanya.Wilson@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Jeffrey Halsdorfer | JeffreyJ.Halsdorfer@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Shalonda Garfield | Shalonda.Garfield@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant Principal: Jennifer Rees | Jennifer.Rees@RCSDK12.ORG
    Parent Contact: Angel Alicea | angel.alicea@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison: Van Henri White | van.white@thelegalbrief.com
     
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    FACTS
    Grade Level: 6-8
    Uniforms: RCSD Dress Code
    Busing: School Buses
    Student Enrollment: 400
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    Honors Classes: 8th graders can earn up to 5 high school credits
    Tutoring/After School: Yes
    Summer Programs: Yes
    Advanced Placement (AP): No
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Health/Wellness Center: Yes, through URMC
    Extended/Expanded Day: Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: University of Rochester, Center for Youth, IBERO-American Action League, Hillside Work-Scholarship, MCC Liberty Partnerships, Educational Talent Search, Connected Communities, Champion Academy
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required: No 
     
    SCHOOL FEATURES
    • Longer instructional day, with literacy classes, to enhance individual reading skills and double instructional time allotted for math.
    • Multiple community partners.
    • Restorative Practices used to resolve issues peacefully.
    • Bilingual program.
    • Family Group daily with one adult and 10 scholars to foster relationships.
    • A large offering of interscholastic sports for scholars in grades 7-12.
    • On Campus, University of Rochester Medical Clinic, which provides free services to any scholar enrolled at East.
    • Student Support Center with connections to community-based organizations.
    • Educational Partnership with the University of Rochester to enhance all components of the school.