The School For Excellence will develop in all students' active intellectual and critical thinking skills in literacy, social studies, mathematics, and science to inform a strong sense of social responsibility. Through our multicultural curriculum that integrates the creative arts within the instruction of academic courses, students' perceptions will be extended beyond their immediate circle to encompass a broader world-view.  

The 2020-2021 School Year

Principal's Corner


Important Information Regarding NX Grades


Dear SFE Families,


Students that received NX grades for the spring and summer semesters of the 2019-2020 school year must complete the necessary work to have those grades converted into their final official grades. Time is running out for students to complete this work, but there is still time available. Please watch the video further down on this page containing more detailed important information regarding NX grades.


NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

Parents and Guardians: The New York City Department of Education had made it easier to sign up for an NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.  

You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

  • Go to https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup
  • Set up the account by:
    • Entering your name and email address,
    • creating a password, and
    • answering a few brief security questions so you can reset the password if you forget it.

After you create your account, you will be able to link students to your account. You will need to verify your identity and your relationship with that student. You can do that by contacting the school. Once your information is confirmed, you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance. 


Student Meals

Students! Just because you are learning remotely does not mean you can not enjoy a nutritious school meal. Free breakfast and lunch are served daily between 9 am and 12 pm for remote learners here at the Morris Campus. Meals may be picked up at the campus front door.

 A bowl filled with cereal and milk.  A paper bag lunch with an apple and milk container.      



Covid-19 Updates

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    Chancellor's Letter to Students and Families

    Update on School Closures due to COVID-19 spikes in New York City - November 18, 2020

    Please click on the link below to access the Chancellor's letter.

    If You Need More Information, you may visit the New York City Department of Education website at www.schools.nyc.gov.

    Thank you.


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    School-Based COVID-19 Tests

    Keeping school buildings open depends upon an awareness of and immediate action on any COVID-19 concerns in our facilities. To do this, we need students and staff in our buildings to get tested! 

    Learn more about random, safe, and free COVID-19 testing in schools and get the consent form from the New York City Department of Education website.

    School-Based COVID-19 Tests

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    Important Information - Complete Your Health Screen Every Day!

    Hello SFE students! Welcome back!

    Please remember to fill out your daily health screening before arriving at the school building. You will not be allowed into the building without your screening results. If you can not complete the screening online, you will need to fill out a paper screening form before being allowed to enter the school building.

    Health Screening

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    DOE Student Accounts

    The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.

    The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:

    • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform 
    • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
    • Multiple educational applications
    • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)
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  • SFE Senior Town Hall Meeting

    Hello Parents and Seniors,

    Please join the Principal for an important Senior Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at 1 pm.

    Click here to access the meeting,

    Thank you!

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  • Guidance for Inclement Weather Days

    As we head into winter, we will have inclement weather that would cause all schools to close for teaching and learning in an ordinary year. This year, if a snowstorm or other weather demands that school buildings close, all schools will still conduct remote learning on that day. All students will be expected to log on and engage with their work from home the same as when they learn remotely. Middle and high school students who are already learning remotely every day are expected to attend school remotely, regardless of the weather.

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  • SFE Student Schedules

    Student schedules may be viewed by clicking on the link below, or by going to the Students section in the top navigation menu.

    Student Schedules by Grade and Cohort

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  • NYC DOE Remote Learning Technical Support

    The DOE is launching a family-facing Remote Learning Technical Support ticket system. Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, though the Technical Support for Families page.



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  • Remote Learning Devices

    DOE Families: Get your remote learning device https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or call (718) 935-5100 and choose option 5.

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SFE - S.C.H.O.L.A.R. Values & Expectations

As an SFE S.C.H.O.L.A.R., I will…

  1. Show up every day, on time, because I value my education and what opportunities it will bring to my life.
  2. Commit to my learning by bringing necessary materials and tools for success for every class, every day.
  3. Honor me and my school community by being a peacekeeper and upstander, following rules and expectations that maintain safety for all.
  4. Overcome obstacles and challenges by maintaining a growth mindset, pushing past my limits to achieve, both academically and socially.
  5. Lead by example, serving as a positive role model for those around me with my words, actions, and behaviors, in and outside of the school community.
  6. Advocate for myself and my fellow students by being an active participant in my school community, demonstrating school pride.
  7. Rise above difficult situations by getting support when I need it, lifting up others when they need it.

SFE Scholars:  Show up, Commit, Honor, Overcome, Lead, Advocate, Rise

Important Information Regarding NX Grades

Student Schedules & More

The School For Excellence, in keeping with its educational mission, is providing our scholars with the ability to continue their quest for knowledge by providing them with the grade based academic schedules for remote learning from home.


Students, please click on the link for your corresponding grade below.


9A Schedule

9D Schedule



10A Schedule

10D Schedule


11A Schedule

11D Schedule


12A Schedule

12B Schedule

12D Schedule



NYC DOE Learning Preference Survey




To better support you, please answer these questions about how you think and feel, especially while learning remotely. Please respond honestly—there are no right or wrong answers! Your voice is important, so thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.




Please help us better support you and other families by answering these questions. Your answers will be anonymous. If you prefer not to answer any question, you can skip it. As you answer these questions, please think about your family’s experience right now with remote learning. If you have more than one child enrolled in this school, please answer these questions about your oldest child.


To access the survey, please click on the link above the instructions, or click here: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

School For Excellence Graduation 2020

Please come watch and enjoy the School For Excellence seniors and their commencement exercises!

Montefiore School Health Program



Dear Parent/Guardian:


The School For Excellence, in partnership with the Montefiore School Health Program, has a comprehensive health center that is different from the schools' nurse's office. The health center provides students with emergency care and first aid for minor injuries; physical exams for school, sports or working papers, confidential counseling & stress reduction, immunizations, asthma care, nutritional counseling, preventive dental services, and more.

To enroll your child in the health center, please download and complete the forms, and provide the following:

All information is kept confidential

  • Parental/Guardian Consent Form
  • Basic Health History Form 
  • Include a copy of your child's immunization record
  • Include a copy of insurance information


English Application:



Spanish Application:


Watercolor Workshop!

 Watercolor Workshop Flyer - June 16th and June 23rd, 2020  

During these unknown times, we want to create space where you can escape reality and join us for a moment of creativity and relaxation. We are thrilled to invite you and your family to participate in a Virtual Watercolor Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th & Tuesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm.

Please RSVP: bit.ly/sfewatercolor

Dave & Buster's Field Trip