Welcome to HSES!


August 30, 2023

Dear HSES Students and Families:

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at The High School for Environmental Studies! HSES is committed to providing all students with a collaborative learning experience from grade 9 through graduation. We prepare students for citizenship, scholarship, and leadership. Teachers and staff support student interest and learning through our Three Big Roots; knowing every student well, equity and rigor in the classroom, and environmental and climate justice. HSES students have opportunities to work with our partnerships and to gain real world experiences.

We are so excited to welcome you back into the building on Thursday, September 7 at 8:00AM. First period begins at 8:20AM. The theme of the 2023-2024 school year is "Be Your Best Self", so we look forward to seeing all of you on time for the first day of school and beyond.

While we prepare for your arrival, we know you are eager for information about the start of the school year.

Below are some frequently asked questions.

We look forward to seeing you next week and are excited for a successful school year!


Heather DeFlorio


Bell Schedule

We have adjusted our bell schedule this school year. The start time has not changed, but the day now ends at 2:40. Please see below:
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How will I find my classes on the first day?

There will be posters outside of the building. You will:

  • Find your last name. It will be sorted alphabetically.
  • Take a picture to note where your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period rooms are.
  • You will receive an official program during your period 3 class.

When will I receive my schedule?

Your schedule is currently being reviewed by your guidance counselor to ensure you have all the courses you need to progress towards graduation. The course correction form will be sent out on Friday, September 1. Please utilize this document if you have any questions or concerns regarding your program. Final schedules will be available on the first day of school. You will receive a paper copy during period 3 and can also access your schedule through your DOE account.

How can I receive my ID?

  • New students: You will receive your ID during period 3 in the first two weeks of school.
  • Returning students: If you lost your ID, you will be able to get a new copy in the first few weeks of school during periods 1 and 2 in room 2025.

When will I get my metro card?

You will receive your metro card during your period 3 class. Please keep your metrocard safe. They cannot be replaced until October 20.

HSES Student Expectations

If you have any other questions, you can review the HSES Student Handbook: click here . Additionally, if you want to see up to date news, please click on the HSES Community News page. Community news has our daily announcements and other great links that you can check and bookmark.

I can't access my student account. How can I reset my password?

During period 3, your teacher will support you in resetting your password. If you have any issues resetting your password, you can receive a pass from the cafeteria (on the 4th floor) and go to the library (on the 4th floor) to get support from Ms. DeGrace.

Where can I go to for help in the first two weeks?

There is an administrator on every floor to support you if you need additional help. Here are the room numbers:

  • Principal DeFlorio - 4000
  • AP Bianchi- 2025
  • AP Sealey - 2005
  • AP Rodriguez- 3011
  • AP Crupi- 5000
  • AP Rosales- 6002

Please note: The guidance suite will be closed the first two days for program corrections. AP Sealey is available for social emotional needs or concerns. Please complete the form if you need a program correction.

Virtual HSES Back to School Night

Our virtual HSES Back to School Night is on September 28 from 4:30pm-7:30. More details to follow.

I am a new student who missed HSES Summer Bridge. How can I get this information?

We will be holding HSES Summer Abridged on Saturday, September 9 from 9-1. Please click the link below to register.

HSES Summer Abridged

What do I do if I have immunization paperwork?

Please email the paperwork to Ms. Danette (djagla@schools.nyc.gov) or you can drop off your paperwork to her in the main office on the 3rd floor.

What if I need to change my contact information?

Your parent can change your contact information through their NYCSA account. If your parent needs support with this, they can contact tshipman2@schools.nyc.gov

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

We have two great team members that will serve as our Family Support Team starting September 7:

If you have questions before that, please contact Arnold Flores: Aflores28@schools.nyc.gov

Interested in joining the PTA?

Any family that is interested in joining our amazing PTA please email PTAOFHSES@gmail.com