Purple Flower Center 2014    

    East High Upper School
    Welcome to
    Ms. Casarett's ENL/ELA Site
    Multilingual Welcome Ms. Casarett at 2016 Graduation

     For the 2020-21 school year, I am teaching NYSAA ENL 10 and co-teaching the following classes:

    African American Literature with Mrs. Clancy and Mr. Beauchamp

    Latin American Literature with Mrs. Clancy

    English IV with Mr. Avino and Mrs. Snyder

    English I/II Seminar with Mr. Freece and Mrs. Snyder

    NYSAA Literacy 9-12 with Mrs. Bringley

    Family Group with Mr. Westrich

    School Contacts:   
    currently distance learning through Zoom and Google Classroom

    School Phone: 


    Words of Wisdom:

     "If you are tempted to say I CAN'T, have the courage to say YET." 
    Anonymous (Unknown author)  

    "If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you.
    If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you."
    Zig Ziglar (motivational speaker)
    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
    Just get people to stop reading them."
    Ray Bradbury (author)
    "Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be.
    But will happen in all the other days that will ever come can depend on what you do today."
    Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
    RCSD schools are gradually opening. Families were offered a choice of hybrid learning, where students receive in-person instruction 2 days a week, or fully remote learning. If there was no response, the student will be in remote learning.
    Teachers will return to East for hybrid instruction on Monday, February 22. Grades 9-12 will have in-person instruction on Thursday and Friday each week. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will remain remote.
    All students and staff must follow the safety protocols for COVID-19: 
    • Wear a cloth or disposable mask that covers nose, mouth, and chin at all times except when eating
    • Throw tissues and trash in the wastebasket; NO LITTERING!
    • Wash hands frequently; use hand sanitizer
    • Clean surfaces between classes
    • Practice safe distancing, 6 feet apart; the cafeteria seating and classroom desks will be arranged to accommodate this
    • If you feel sick, stay home; notify the school; call your doctor if necessary
    Coronavirus update: 
    • To lower risk of infection: stay at home if possible; practice social distancing; wear a cloth mask in public to prevent infecting others; wash your hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth
    • Understand: even if you feel fine, even if you received the vaccine, you can still spread COVID to others
    • For updates, check RCSD's COVID page: https://www.rcsdk12.org/covid19

    Access ROConnectROConnect is the one-login landing page for students, teachers and staff to access their educational, professional and business applications from school and home.

    Access RCSD Learns. RCSD Learns links Families and Students and Staff to resources and Troubleshooting Tips.

    Please review East's Cellphone Policy.
    Student E-mail:
    Students, do you know you have a school e-mail account? Open this file to learn how to access it.
    You also have a Google Drive account, to receive and send school work:
    • Chrome browser
    • Username: your student ID number @rcsd121.org
    • Password: your current district password 
    • App Grid (square of squares) to access Mail (M) and Drive (triangle)
    • Invitations to view materials will be in your mail
    • Shared materials will be in Drive: Shared with Me
    • Create and share materials on My Drive