River East Elementary

A Blackboard Award Winner as a School of Excellence

Scored "Highly Effective" in every category of NYC Quality Review

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2021-2022 School Year Parent Orientation


  • Our School Hours for the 2021-2022 school year are 8:30 AM - 2:50 PM, Monday-Friday. We open the doors at 8:00 AM each morning for breakfast.

  • If you are interested in enrolling your child for the 2022-2023 school year:

apply now by clicking here; call us at 212-802-3035; or email Mr. Panetta (mpanetta@schools.nyc.gov).

  • As part of our health and safety plan, grade 1-5 students will be randomly selected for COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis. We only test students whose parents have provided consent. If you have not yet submitted this consent, you can do so one of two ways: Fill out the form using your NYC Schools Account (schoolsaccount.nyc) or download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting and return it to your child’s teacher.

  • Remind is the primary way we communicate with families. To connect with us through Remind, you can download the app, sign up at www.remind.com, or join through text.

Text @rivereaste to 81010 · Join as a parent · Enter your first name and child's name

ex. Name (Student Name) · Enter our school code: rivereaste · Click join!

Mr. Panetta's May Parent Letter

May Principal Letter.pdf

River East Elementary School

PS 37

2351 1st. Avenue

New York, NY 10035

(212) 802-3035

Michael Panetta, Principal