Welcome to Cascades High School!!


Regents exams will take place from Monday January 22nd to Thursday January 25th.  Regents review takes place at Cascades from Tuesday to Friday after school (2:45 - 4:45 PM) and on Saturday January 13th and January 20th (9 AM - 2 PM).  Please make sure your child is in attendance!!!!




INTERESTED IN ADMISSIONS?  Fax your transcript to 646-654-1742 (be sure to include a callback number) or e-mail your transcript to our Parent Coordinator at cbilello@schools.nyc.gov . SEATS ARE LIMITED, SO ACT NOW!



Check out our online PUPILPATH website for assignments, tests or class work you missed.  Grades are updated on a weekly basis.  Parents, if you need your log-in information call the school or e-mail Ms. Connie (cbilello@schools.nyc.gov) and ask for your PupilPath registration code.   

 School Schedule: 

  • 8:25 AM to 2:40 PM Daily
    • The student lunch period runs from 1:19 - 1:59 PM
  • After-school activities take place five days a week!
  • On-Line Class Schedule
    • Wednesday (2:45 - 3:45) - History with Ms. Krause
    • Thursday (2:45 - 3:45) - English with Ms. Mazzariello
    • Friday (2:45 - 3:45) - Science with Ms. Pilla-Tuvilla 
    • *If you are interested in signing up for an on-line class, speak with your Guidance Counselor ASAP!



Illness, going home, Vacations:  Please note that students may not be released to go home.  If your son or daughter becomes ill at school you will be asked to come to the school to get him or her.  Yes, even if they are 18 years of age.  So, if you feel sick, stay home but if you make it to school plan to stay the whole day. 

Some families schedule vacation during the school year.  We wish to remind you that helping your child finish high school must be the priority.  Vacations that take students out of school are not excusable absences and should be scheduled around the school calendar.   

Attendance and Punctuality:  Your son or daughter's key to success rests on coming to school every day and being on time for school.  First class begins at 8:25 AM.  Lateness for school or poor attendance will result in loss of privileges like outside lunch and will result in failing grades. 

Parent Teacher Association Officers  would like to invite everyone to the next PTA meeting!  






We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Assistant Principal (IA) Michael Moshos at 646 654 1261 to request assistance.



My College QuickStart  is an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. It is powered by their responses to the test and provides personalized information that helps students take their next steps toward college. Students will need their access code, which is printed on the PSAT paper score report, and the tool can be utilized throughout high school. Using My College QuickStart together with your child is a great way to introduce and guide your child through important aspects of the college-going process.

 My Online Score Report—an enhanced score report that allows students to review each test question, their answers, and the correct answers with answer explanations
 My SAT Study Plan—a customized SAT study plan based on students’ PSAT/NMSQT test performance, highlighting skills for review and practice
 My Personality—a detailed personality test that helps students learn about themselves and discover majors and careers that fit their strengths and interests
 My Major & Career Matches—extensive information about majors and careers, including insights about what to expect and what courses to take now
 My College Matches—a starter list of colleges based on students’ home state and indicated choice of major

 Visit www.collegeboard.com/quickstart


 The Primary Ways to Meet the CUNY Admissions Requirements for Four-Year Colleges
 Reading and Writing
 You can demonstrate the necessary skill levels in reading and writing by meeting any of these criteria:

 *SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher
 *ACT English score of 20 or higher
 *N.Y. State English Regents score of 75 or higher

 Likewise, you can satisfy the mathematics skill requirement if you meet any of these criteria:

 *SAT Math score differs from college to college (see chart below)
 *ACT Math score of 21 or higher
 *N.Y. State Regents score of 80 or higher in one of the following:
 Math A or Math B, Sequential II, or Sequential III

 1. Applicants for freshmen admission may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY colleges by scoring a 80 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and successfully completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated Algebra; Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry.

 2. New Math Regents Proficiency criteria effective for fall 2012 and thereafter: Applicants for freshmen and transfer admission for fall 2012 and thereafter may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY colleges by passing at least two of the three New York State Regents examinations in mathematics (Integrated Algebra; Geometry; Algebra 2 & Trigonometry) with a scaled score of 65 or higher and scoring at least an 80 on one of these tests.

 For Four Year CUNY Colleges:
 SAT Minimum Math Scores:

 Baruch 510
 Brooklyn 510
 City College 510
 Hunter College 510
 Lehman College 510
 Online Baccalaureate, SPS 510
 Queens College 510
 CSI 500
 John Jay 500
 Medgar Evers 500
 NYC College of Technology 500
 York 500

 ESL Applicants
 If you qualify as an ESL student and you can demonstrate the college's required skill level in math you do not need to demonstrate CUNY Admissions levels in reading and writing prior to admission. You have two years to do so.

 Applicants Qualifying for SEEK Program
 If you qualify for the SEEK program you do not need to demonstrate the required skill levels prior to admission. You have one year to do so in reading and writing, and two years to do so in mathematic




Storm Procedures


Storm Procedures For information on procedures on days with city-wide emergency conditions or on major storm days


Dear Parent/Guardian:

 This information is being shared with you to explain the procedures Cascades High School will follow in the event of a day with city-wide emergency conditions or a major storm.  The Chancellor will make an announcement to all public schools in the city on whether to close schools or delay their opening.  This announcement is made in consultation with other City officials.  All authorized delayed openings will result in the regular starting time being two hours later.

 By 6:00 a.m., the decision will be announced on the 311 Information Line, on the Department of Education website Home Page (which can be accessed at (http://schools.nyc.gov/calendar) and on the following radio stations in the city:  WINS (1010 AM), WCBS (880 AM), WABC (770 AM) WLIB (1190), WADO (1280 AM), WBLS (107.5 FM), WNYE (91.5 FM), as well as the following television stations:  WCBS (Channel 2), WNBC (Channel 4), WNYW (Fox Channel 5), WABC (Channel 7), WPIX (Channel 11), Univision Channel 41, and “NY 1” (Channel 1 on cable television).  It may also be posted on the Cascades High School website, at www.Cascadeshs.org.

 When there is an authorized city-wide school closing or delayed school opening, the following will be cancelled unless the Chancellor makes an announcement to the contrary:  all field trips, tutoring or test preparation at the start or at the end of the regular school day, and all after-school programs.  Listed below please find the delayed opening bell schedule for Cascades High School:


            Pd.       2     10:00 a.m. – 10:32 a.m.

  • 10:35 a.m. – 11:07 a.m.
  • 11:10 a.m. – 11:42 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:17 p.m.
  • 12:20 p.m. – 12:52 p.m.
  • 12:55 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Lunch Period)
  • 1:47 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • 2:21 p.m. – 2:53 p.m.

It is expected that if school is open, students will be in school until their regular dismissal time. If your child takes a yellow school bus, school staff will remain in school with the bused children until buses arrive for dismissal or until your child is picked up.  However, if the storm or city-wide emergency conditions worsen, the Chancellor may have to announce an early dismissal.  The Chancellor will notify bus services of the earlier dismissal schedule.  You should have plans in place with a friend, neighbor, or relative in case your child is released early and you will not be at home to care for him/her.  Your child should know of this plan.  You should advise your children to inform the teacher if no one is at home at the time of an authorized early dismissal.  Please contact the 311 information line and listen to the radio or television stations listed above for information.


If you have a child with a disability, you should use your discretion in deciding whether to send him or her to school when there is a delayed opening. If your child has medical or other health issues requiring nursing or other services during the school day, including services requiring a nurse or paraprofessional to ride on the bus, you should consider not sending your child to school.  Please be reminded that your child will not be picked up if a nurse or paraprofessional who is required to ride with him or her is not aboard the school bus.


Again, contact the 311 Information Line, access the Department of Education website Home Page at http://schools.nyc.gov/calendar, and listen to the radio or television stations listed above for information.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Mr. Paul Rotondo

Superintendent of Transfer High Schools


Contact Us!!




Cascades High School 

198 Forsyth Street 3rd Flr

New York, NY 10002

Phone: 646-654-1261

Fax: 646-654-1742