Principal's Corner

 To the SFE Community,


 We would like to wish everyone in the SFE community a Happy Thanksgiving.

We will be having open school night and day the week after Thanksgiving weekend. Open school night will be Thursday, November 29th from 4:30-7:30. Open school day will be on Friday, November 30th from 1:00-3:00. Parents and guardians, please attend to find out how your child is doing. We are in the 2nd marking period. It ends on Friday, December 7th. Mid Term week will start December 3rd.

As per Department of Education rules, cell phone and other electronic devices are not permitted in school. These items will be confiscated by security at the door upon entering the school and given back at the end of the day. In addition, students should dress appropriately while attending school. For more information check our school website at www.schoolforexcellence.org, to get information regarding your child’s classwork and school events. Also, as per DOE rules, students are NOT allowed to wear do-rags in school.

 Our school campus has the services of a fully staffed Montefiore clinic with full services.  Please visit our website to read more about this great service and to download an application. Also, our 2018-2019 school’s schedule is included on the website along with various other school-related items.

We will strive to continue to make the School for Excellence a safe, secure and welcoming place to learn and grow. We want your children to continue to take advantage of our programs by participating in our extended day, evening and weekend activities.  Of course, we cannot do this without your help and support. Please make sure your son/daughter comes to school each and every day.  Talk to them about their teachers, subject classes and homework.  Check our school calendar, on the website, regularly to keep up with what is going on at SFE. We are all partners in this educational journey and together we will continue to make the School for Excellence a safe, secure and welcoming place to learn and grow. 

 Finally, my door is always open and together we will continue our mission of providing your children with the education that will make them prepared for the challenges of college and careers of the 21st century.





Jeff Houston

Principal-School for Excellence


Upcoming Events:


    November 29 will be open school night from 4:30-7:30

    November 30 will be open school day from 1:00-3:00

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  • Senior Ramapo Trip Nov. 2nd

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  • Parent Association Meeting Monday 10/22/18 at 4:30

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  • After School Programs have started

    Tues- Cooking

    Wed-Dance, SAT Prep, Global Prep

    Thurs- Cooking, Global Prep

    Friday- SAT Prep

    Saturday- Math and Language 9:00-12:00

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  • Senior Pictures October 4th

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  • Open School Night

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Wednesday, September 26th


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  • First day of school:

    Wednesday, September 5th is the first day of school 

    Rosh Hashana September 10th and 11th No School


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  • August 2018 Examination Schedule

    Click on the link to open.

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  • Summer School Starts July 9th

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  • CPR Training 4/23/18

    SFE is offering CPR Training at 4:00 on Monday April 23, 2018. Our SLT meeting will follow.

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2018 - 2019 Bell Schedule

Period 1

8:10 - 9:00 am

Period 2

9:02-9:52 am

Period 3

9:54- 10:44 am

Period 4

10:46- 11:24 am

(9th, 10th & 11th Grade Lunch)

Period 5

11:26- 12:06 pm

Period 6

12:06 - 12:46 pm

Period 7

12:48- 1:38

Period 8

1:40 -2:30 pm(12th Grade Lunch)  


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 the 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:

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


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