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  • Seeking Public Input on the District’s Strategic Roadmap

    The Board of Education is developing an action plan that will guide the implementation of the District’s Strategic Roadmap. We seek your input on the draft plan, provided below in both English and Spanish.

    One avenue for input is to email your comments to All comments received by September 30th will be reviewed by each Board member before the October 5th Board of Education meeting.

    Prior to that meeting, there will a presentation detailing the plan’s strategic objectives. Following the presentation, a public input session will be held to provide stakeholders with an additional way to make suggestions.

    We encourage you to be a part of this collaborative process by emailing your comments or taking part in the public input session.

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  • Department of Health - Review of Latest Battery of Water Reports & Press Release

    Please see attached letter from Superintendent Osborne regarding latest water testing results and associated press release.

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    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne regarding elementary early dismissal on September 7, 2016 and for the entire 2016-2017 school year.

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  • Health & Safety

    Please click here for Health & Safety information, which includes the Lead in Schools water reports.

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  • Sign Up for CSDNR NEWS

    Register here to sign up for the 2x weekly CSDNR News.

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  • Home Access Opens End of Day AUGUST 29

    Home Access Center Opens at Day's End on MONDAY, AUGUST 29th. If you currently have an account, you will be able to log in.

    If you need to register, registrations will take place at City Hall beginning Monday, August 29th. The hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday only. There are NO registrations on Fridays. You will need to bring a form of photo identification for yourself, either a driver's license or passport.

    Location: City Hall
    2nd Floor- Technology Department/Data Processing
    If you have forgotten your password, please e-mail:

    We also anticipate having registrations during the 'Meet The Teacher' nights at the various schools.

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  • 2016-2017 School Calendar

    Please see attached for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

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    New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12. Please see attached for more information.

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear CSDNR Community,
We are very excited to be opening our doors to the 2016-2017 school year, and welcome our new and returning students, staff, and faculty. This year marks the start of the district’s five-year capital improvement plan; the second year of our district-wide Wi-Fi installation initiative that expands the use of Chromebooks which allows us to further our students’ college and career readiness skills in technology; and our continued efforts to bring the highest quality academic programs into our classrooms. Each of these pursuits emphasizes the district’s commitment to providing a learning environment where our students are challenged, engaged, and love to learn.

The 2015-2016 school year was marked by many student accomplishments including six National Merit Scholarship Finalists, chess teams’ wins, finalists in the MIT Inspire Competition, a U.S. Presidential Scholar, Division 1 college athletic scholarships, winning the SIFMA Stock Market Game, and music, art and theater recognitions.

In the spring, the community approved a $106.5 million capital improvement bond to fund urgent infrastructure needs in every school and address significant and necessary health and safety projects. Of importance with the bond passage is that there is no net increase in debt service over the lifetime of the bond because of completing payments on existing debt and a 48.7% reimbursement rate from New York State on the work. And, Moody’s Investors Service recently affirmed the district’s Aa2 rating and removed its negative rating, reflecting the hard work done over the past two years to put the district’s fiscal house in order, resulting in more beneficial interest rates on the bond.

At this important time in our infrastructure investment we are pleased to welcome Mr. Carl Thurnau as our new Director of Facilities.

The district also welcomes Dr. Magda Parvey to the position of Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Parvey will provide leadership and coordination for the district’s instructional goals that emanate from the CSDNR Strategic Roadmap of 2015. This position is seen as an integral part of the district’s effort to provide all students with rigorous learning experiences and prepare them to thrive as critical thinkers and problem solvers who are college and career ready.

The City School District of New Rochelle is one where successes happen every day, and we are exceptionally proud of each and every one of our students and faculty. There are wonderful things happening in the New Rochelle Schools – we are happy you have chosen to be part of them.

Most sincerely,
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
and the CSDNR Board of Education

Latest News

  • NRHS junior picked Player of the Week by LoHud

    Rachel Darius, a New Rochelle High School junior, has been picked by The Journal News as “Player of the Week” of Sept. 25.

    Darius, an outside hitter on the volleyball team, led the Huguenots to a sweep of all three of their opponents this week, including Ursuline, the second-ranked overall team in the section by The Journal News.

    According to the paper, Darius tallied 51 kills, nine aces, and 29 digs this week.

    Latest News (District)
  • New Rochelle student is semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship program

    Wendy Yu, a senior at New Rochelle High School, has been named a semifinalist in the highly competitive National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools across America entered the program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAR/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Only 1,600 students, including Yu, made the pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of high school seniors who took the test.

    “It is a wonderful feeling to have my hard work throughout high school pay off, and of course I am extremely grateful to my teachers for teaching me everything that has made it possible for me to attain the position of semifinalist,” said Yu. “After high school, I plan on majoring in the biomedical sciences, where I will work diligently to expand horizons in medicine and hopefully improve overall health. There is so much to be done and discovered in the rest of this century, and I hope my academic curiosity will allow me to take part in these new discoveries.”

    To become a finalist, Yu and New Rochelle High School must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about Wu’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

    A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

    Latest News (District)
  • ALMS Pay It Forward Club cleans beach

    Students from Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle joined a worldwide effort to “fight for trash-free seas” on Sept. 17.

    The school’s Pay It Forward Club participated in the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual service day organized by Ocean Conservancy. Students picked up debris from the beach and recorded what they found.

    Founded in 1972, Ocean Conservancy is a Washington D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to “protecting the ocean from today’s greatest challenges,” chiefly, through public education, and worldwide movements dedicated to coastal litter removal. Last year, more than 18 million pounds of trash were collected by almost 800,000 volunteers, according to the Conservancy.

    Sara Yeterian, the Pay It Forward Club’s faculty facilitator, said that the students enjoyed the community service. “I had to drag the kids away at the end of the day,” she said. “They didn't want to stop cleaning.”

    “This was surprisingly fun,” eighth-grader Jacob Bier said.

    Latest News (District)
  • Middle schoolers meet pilot and author Barrington Irving

    Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly solo around the world and the author of Touch the Sky, visited Isaac E. Young and Albert Leonard Middle Schools to meet with seventh and eighth graders.

    Irving talked about his 2007 flight, which set a Guinness World Record, and discussed his aspirations for The Flying Classroom, a cutting-edge digital curriculum that makes science, technology, engineering and math practical and applicable in the lives of students.

     Following his presentations, Irving answered questions and signed autographs. He also had lunch with a small group of students in each school’s library.

    Latest News (District)
  • Support Ward’s Readathon and be a stupendous superhero!

    William B. Ward Elementary School is seeking sponsors for its 2016 Readathon, which kicks off Sept. 30 and is the school’s largest annual fundraiser. Do you know a business or organization which can help?

    Each year, students are challenged to read as many minutes as they can while raising money for Ward. Every student participates with this event. Last year students read over 1.6 million minutes, raising over $55,000!

    “This could not have been accomplished without our community members inspiring the students to read and to sponsor them with their fundraising,” said Melissa Panszi Riebe, the readathon’s chair.

    Sponsorship levels:

    •        $100: Business logo and business listed on website under sponsors with link to business, plus mention on Facebook.

    •        $250: Same as $100 level, plus name of business on Readathon shirt and company name and business link on weekly e-ward for October.

    •        $500: Same as $100 and $250 level plus business name and logo placement on Readathon T-shirt, name business link on weekly e-ward for October and November.

    •        $1,000: Same as above levels, plus dominant placement on Readathon T-shirt.

    Funds raised will allow each teacher to have extra funds to enhance their classroom; for special projects that are not covered by school budgets, like a reading friendly library; and enrichment materials for math, art, science and music to be provided to all students.

    To learn more, contact Riebe at or call 914-316-3275

    Latest News (District)
  • New Rochelle High School student wins youth service award

    Serena Seales, a junior at New Rochelle High School, will be among 10 Westchester County students to be honored with the 2016 Milly Kibrick Youth Service Award for their outstanding contributions to their communities.

    The award ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle. The award is given by the Westchester County Youth Board in memory of Milly Kibrick, a county social worker and youth activist who devoted her life to helping underprivileged children.

    Seales, 16, volunteers at the Wartburg Adult Day Care Center during the summer and tutors 5-to-8-year-olds at Kumon. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Gardening Club. Seales is also part of the Ignite Mentoring program at the high school, where upperclassmen help freshmen transition to the high school.

    She hopes to become a lawyer and a part-time beautician.

    Latest News (District)
  • New Rochelle teacher picked for Fulbright teaching program

    Pia Persamperi, a teacher at Trinity Elementary School, has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, a demanding international exchange and professional development program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. She is among 43 U.S and 21 international teachers selected for this award.

    The program aims to help some of the world’s finest teachers study best practices in international education and to improve student learning outcomes and build competence.

    As part of the program, Persamperi will be in Mexico from January to June to study how oral storytelling supports the development of literacy and bilingualism. She plans to create a unit that uses storytelling to boost students’ bi-literacy in New York and Mexico.

    The State Department will provide Persampieri an allowance for living expenses, travel and professional development. The New Rochelle school district is giving her leave of absence to participate in the program.

    Latest News (District)
  • High School Chorale to sing at Concert Across America campaign

    The New Rochelle High School Chorale will be among several artists and groups who will perform in the city on Sept. 25 as part of Concert Across America, a campaign to bring awareness about gun deaths nationwide.

    The event at the Hudson Park Bandshell will be held between noon and 5 p.m. and will be among 220 live concerts held nationwide. Sept. 25 has been designated by Congress as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, two thirds of whom are killed by a firearm.

    Other artists performing in New Rochelle include Decora, hip hop recording artists; Larger than Life, a boy-band tribute band; Bookends Band, which plays popular covers; Blue Roadhouse Orchestra, aka Grateful Bro, who’ll play Grateful Dead covers; Jim Murtagh and Skinny Blonde, both indie rock; and Troubadour-to-Door on guitar.

    The coast-to-coast event will culminate in a concert at 7 p.m. at the Beacon Theater in New York City.

    Latest News (District)
  • Four high school students named to top state ensemble

    Four upperclassmen at New Rochelle High School have been selected to take part in 2016 New York State School Music Association All-State Ensemble to be held in Rochester in early December.

    Annael Alvarez, a junior and a member of the NRHS Chorale, will participate in the women’s chorus, and David Rubertone, a junior and part of the NRHS Chorale, will take part in the mixed chorus. Emerick Falta, a tuba player, and Lily Grantcharova, both seniors, will serve as alternates.

    NRHS students are typically picked every year to showcase their talents in the very competitive NYSSMA All-State Ensemble, but the number of students selected this year is high, said Marc Schneider, supervisor of music and art at the City School District of New Rochelle.

    “We are thrilled for our All-State performers and their teachers,” said Schneider. “We are appreciative of all the hard work New Rochelle teachers have done to nurture them to this high level of performance. We are talking top of the top.”

    Every spring, several thousand students across the state learn and prepare a challenging piece of music, which they perform before a panel of judges who give them a rating. Only those who reach the highest level – between 98 and 100 out of a total score of 100 – are invited to the All-State Ensemble. Pop singer Lady Gaga participated in the 2002 All-State jazz ensemble.

    Schneider will travel with the students to Rochester when they perform at the gathering Dec. 1 to Dec. 4. About 900 students from across the state are expected to participate.

    Latest News (District)
  • Welcome back students, staff, teachers and administrators!

    New Rochelle had a great opening day, with thousands of students returning to school after the summer. The district welcomed many new teachers and staff, including a new principal and vice principal for Davis Elementary School, a new principal for Columbus Elementary, and two assistant principals at Albert Leonard Middle School. The district also has a new assistant superintendent/chief academic officer in Dr. Magda Parvey.

    The opening day went smoothly and positively, with operations that were focused on the children, said Superintendent Brian Osborne. “The district’s adults and students are very happy to be back in school,” he said. “It’s one of our best opening days, ever.”

    Latest News (District)


District Calendar

  • Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown

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  • Rosh Hashanah - District Closed

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  • Rosh Hashanah - District Closed

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  • International Walk to School Day

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  • NRHS

    Board of Education Regular Meeting

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