• 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: Jennifer Rees | Jennifer.Rees@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant Principal: Joseph Saia | Joseph.Saia@rcsdk12.org
    Parent Contact: Angel Alicea | angel.alicea@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison: Van Henri White | van.white@thelegalbrief.com
     School Improvement Plan  DASA Coordinator
    This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.
    Program Information
    Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 3:00 p.m.
    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 
    • 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.