Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year

Dear Celia Cruz Community,

Welcome back to school for the 2021-2022 school year! I am excited to meet and speak with everyone now that a 100% return to in-person instruction will begin for students on 9/13/2021. The doors to Walton campus will open at 7:30am.

Our return to school still involves many questions, and not all of them yet have answers; there are concerns that our community continues to face, and there are many policies that are evolving and changing as the needs of our students change. However, I promise you that Celia Cruz will be a source of information for you and that we are taking steps to provide that information to you in new ways. Here are goals and ways I intend to do that.

  1. I want the school's website to be the first place our community goes for information. I want to anticipate your needs and have resources available in an easy-to-access format. When someone has a question, I want them to first look for information online.

  2. I want to facilitate communication and streamline the parent experience at Celia Cruz. We are increasing the services available to families in the new "Parent Hub" and are hiring a part-time "Parent Liaison" to facilitate communication further and help families when they come to the school. The new "Hub" will be the first place parents are asked to go when arriving at Celia Cruz, and I want parents to begin asking for the Hub when they come.
Please let me know how I can help you, support your students, or serve the community. As Principal, I believe I must constantly innovate and facilitate the evolution of Celia Cruz, and I welcome your ideas and feedback, as well as any criticism you would like to share.

Jerrod Mabry, Principal


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Upcoming School Events

PSAL – Athletics

September PSAL Events for Walton Campus

September 19, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at Lehman Campus – Field

September 21, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at Williamsbridge Oval Field

September 22, 2021 Girls Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 11

September 23, 2021 Boys Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 14

September 24, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at John F. Kennedy HS

September 28, 2021 Boys Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 12

September 28, 2021 Girls Varsity Volleyball at Dewitt Clinton Gym

September 29, 2021 Girls Varsity Bowling at Gun Post Lanes 8

September 29, 2021 Girls Varsity Volleyball at Walton High School Gym

September 30, 2021 Boys Varsity Soccer at Williamsbridge Oval Field

September 30, 2021 Girls Varsity Swimming at Dewitt Clinton Pool  
School Leadership Team

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a collaborative team comprised of teachers, parents, students and administrators who develop strategic educational plans for their school. Part of our mission includes ensuring adequate access to resources necessary for implementing team goals.
Please email JMabry@schools.nyc.gov
for information on joining.

SLT Meetings
wednesdays 6pm - 7pm
Montefiore Enrollment

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Celia Cruz Academic Departments

Find descriptions for our academic departments and links to the most often used websites

Summer Music Program

Gain proficiency on your instrument as well as ensemble experience.

Purchase Yearbook

Purchase your annual school yearbook here! The Celia Cruz Yearbook contains pictures of all students and is for everybody


Web Store

The Web Store is for ALL of your Celia Cruz needs! Whether you need to pay for a field trip, make a donation, purchase your ASB sticker, or pay PTA Membership Dues, it's all right here!


Gift Shop

The gift shop is where you can buy Celia Cruz memorabilia. T-Shirts, hoodies, water bottles, and backpacks custom designed for you and shipped directly to you!



The violin has four strings tuned in perfect fifths.


The guitar is classified as a string instrument.


The cello is used as a solo musical instrument.


The saxophone is a woodwind instrument.

Double Bass

The lowest-pitched bowed string instrument.


It is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.