District News and Announcements

  • Opening Week Schedule for Students

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Elementary - Half Day Dismissal at 11:40 a.m.

    ALMS

    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - 8th Grade

    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - 7th Grade

    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon - 6th Grade

    IEYMS

    8:30 to 10:30 - 6th Grade

    10:00 to 11:00 - 7th Grade

    11:00 to 12:00 noon - 8th Grade

    NRHS

    9th Graders only -- full day

    no bus transportation on September 6

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Elementary - Full Day

    ALMS/IEYMS - Full Day

    NRHS - 9th and 10th graders full day, orientation for Grades 10, 11 & 12

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    NRHS -- All students full day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • New Rochelle School District Regretfully Announces Passing of Special Education Teacher Lauren Denninger

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – The City School District of New Rochelle is deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School known for her devotion to her students.

    She passed away August 18 and had served the District for 19 years. She was 43 years old.

    “Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who hired Denninger in 1998.

    Denninger’s devotion to her students extended beyond the school day. She spent hours after school and weekends tutoring students to help their reading development.

    “Early on in her career, she sought training in the intensive Wilson Reading System teaching program, because she understood the importance of helping adolescents learn to read in order to forever change their lives,” Goorevitch said. “Lauren was a trusted colleague and friend. She was among the ‘coalition of the committed.’”

    Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo added; “Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks. Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”

    “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community,” said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “She will be deeply missed by all.”

    “She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.

    Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to NY Medical College of Cancer Research. In addition, donations can be made to a college fund for Denninger's daughter, Margaret.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Home Access Center- Attention Parents and Guardians

    The Home Access Center will be available again on Monday August 21, 2017. You may use the user IDs and passwords you have used before. If you have forgotten either of the 2, please e-mail nrhomeaccess@nredlearn.org. Registration for new users will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at City Hall on the 2nd floor.

    Thank you.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • With Regret, We Announce the Passing of Lauren Denninger

    The City School District of New Rochelle is deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School, where she had served for 19 years.

    She passed away August 18.

    “Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who worked with Denninger during her career there. “Early on in her career, she sought training in the intensive Wilson Reading teaching program, because she understood the importance of helping adolescents learn to read in order to forever change their lives. Lauren was a trusted colleague and friend. She was among the 'coalition of the committed,' always assuming competence. May her memory always be for blessing.”

    Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo added; “Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks. Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”

    “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community,” said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “She will be deeply missed by all.”

    “She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.

    Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to NY Medical College of Cancer Research. In addition, donations can be made to a college fund for Lauren's daughter, Margaret.

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  • Home Access Center- Attention Parents and Guardians

    In order to conduct required annual maintenance and configure the system for the opening of school, the Home Access Center will be disabled until approximately August 30th, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work to prepare our systems for the opening of school. If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Michael. A. Tromblee, Director of Technology at mtromblee@nredlearn.org.  Once the school year commences, Parents/Guardians who have children enrolled in school can gain access to the Home Access Center by making an appointment with the Technology Department by calling 914-576-4209. Thank You!

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Come Observe the Solar Eclipse!

    Head over to McKenna Football Field at New Rochelle High School at 2:30 pm on Monday August 21st to observe a Solar Eclipse! Special glasses will be handed out to all who attend. Additionally, telescopes with filters will also be available for observing. If you have any questions please send an email to smisner@nredlearn.org or bzeller@nredlearn.org. All parents, students, and community members are encouraged to attend!! Don't miss this rare event!

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Attention Parents

    Registration for the Home Access Center will be held at City Hall, 515 North Avenue, 2nd Floor on the following days and times:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - only - between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Please bring a form of identification for yourself, either a driver's license or passport.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Congratulations Class of 2017!

    The New Rochelle High School class of 2017 graduated on June 22 in a ceremony filled with pride, praise and eyes turned to the future.

    In the school's 119th commencement exercise, 642 students received their diplomas. Dressed in purple robes with white sashes, they walked across William H. McKenna Field and into a new phase of their lives.

    "Honor things that make sense, but don't be afraid to create new traditions and blaze new trails," high school Principal Reginald Richardson told them. "Each and every one of you has unlimited potential to contribute positively to our society."

    Graduation will take the members of the class of 2017 in many directions.

    "Our dreams for the future vary widely," salutatorian Melanie Anaya said in her address to the class. "Some of us want to become politicians, others doctors or mechanics or anything under the blue sky."

    Several of the graduates, sharing hugs and snapping photos with friends and relatives after the ceremony, showed a variety of goals and dreams. Nicolette Mejia will study culinary arts at Westchester Community College. Jaren Smith will attend Berklee College of Music in Boston to study music production and engineering. An aspiring songwriter, he credited his time in the high school chorus and teacher Derrick James with bringing out his singing ability.

    "He helped me to become a master of my craft," he said.

    Nicholas Romandelli said NRHS, with its many Advanced Placement courses, prepared him well to study economics at Lehigh University. He took eight of them. "You really get a good perspective of what college is like," he said.

    Albert Forero will study mechanical engineering at the New York City College of Technology. "New Rochelle, because it's a big, diverse school, prepares you for anything in life," Forero said.

    During the ceremony, valedictorian Wendy Yu told her fellow students she was eager to see the success of her classmates.

    "I can't wait to see where the power of your minds takes you all," she said. "And I only hope that together we will carry forth with an open mindset as we disperse across the world."

    Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne challenged the students to take their place in the world fearlessly.

    "I urge you to ask the hardest questions, tackle the thorniest problems," he told them. "Confront injustice. Create and innovate. The world is in your hands. Make the most of it."

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  • Public library offers summer reading, programs

    New Rochelle students of all ages can look forward to a fun and entertaining summer full of learning at the New Rochelle Public Library.

    "Build a Better World" is the theme of the library's 2017 Summer Reading Game. It is among an array of free six-week programs to help elementary school-age children stay energized and on-track with their learning. (See the full calendar.)

    The kick-off event will be held Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library will be offering a sampler of the programs, including a hands-on building workshop with ArchForKids and live entertainment by the National Circus Project.

    Preschoolers and students entering grades K-5 can register for the Summer Reading Game at the kick-off event or anytime during the summer.

    The library is also offering free summer programs for middle and high school students, including creative writing classes, Mexican dance lessons, healthful cooking workshops, yoga journaling and weekly movies. The six-week sessions begin the week of July 3.

    In addition, students entering grades 8 through 12 can select between two three-session workshops of Sound and Video: Re-imagined. Instructor Sean Hartywill teach the technicalities of sound and video production while integrating the art of the industry and participants' creativity. Students will learn the basics in creating music, shooting a video and editing it all together.

    For complete details, please visit the library website.

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  • Columbus gets grant for bee garden

    There's good news for Columbus Elementary and for the bees it hopes to nurture.

    The school has been awarded a Bayer Feed a Bee Grant to help develop a Plant Forage Garden for Local Pollinators. The $1,000 grant will fund a planting project, which will provide a tangible, sustainable solution to the current lack of forage for bees and other pollinators. 

    "As grant recipients, we will use this opportunity to develop a student-led, community supported, problem-based approach to the planning, construction and maintenance of our Feed a Bee Garden at Columbus School," said Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn, the K-5 science facilitator at Columbus. "With an integrated STR2EAM (Science/Technology/Reading/Research/Engineering

    /Art /Mathematics) approach to guide our work, the students will experience firsthand how interdependent relationships in ecosystems work. This is an important New York State Science Learning Standard, and it will influence our planning decisions about the garden." 

    Columbus is one of 58 projects that have been funded in 31 states and Washington D.C. The Feed a Bee program was designed to increase food for bees and other pollinators by planting pollinator-attractant plants and establishing additional forage acreage.

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Welcome to the Health Services Department

Announcements

NYSDOH - BMI Survey 

 

 

Dr. Brooke Balchan, D.O., F.A.A.P.             

The Health Services Department, under the direction of  Dr. Brooke Balchan, strives to care for the entire school community while offering individualized care to students with identified acute and chronic health conditions.

 

Immunization Requirements

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has released NEW immunization requirements for school entry and attendance.  These changes are effective SEPTEMBER 2016. WE URGE ALL PARENTS TO REVIEW THESE CHANGES WITH THEIR PEDIATRICIANS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS UP TO DATE IMMUNIZATIONS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY.

Please note, Physical exams are required for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grade students as well as students entering the school district for the first time. 

The  H-1 Appraisal Form should be completed by your child's health care provider.

2017-2018 NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entry

2016-2017 Immunization Requirements sorted by grade

2016-2017 Immunization Requirements

CDC Vaccines and Immunizations

DOH Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

 

Immunization Resources and Health Care Locations

Sources of Health Care

Health Clinics

IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK

Information on St.Rita's Clinic:
St. Rita's Clinic has relocated. Please make note of the change. We will be having the Clinic at St. John's Lutheran Church. The Church is located at 122 Fenimore Road, in Mamaroneck. To enter the clinic you have to turn into Cortlandt Ave and the first driveway alongside the Church is where you enter. the door to the room is located on the side where the driveway is located. The room is a located down a few steps. Enclosed is a list of the dates we will be open.

All students who come to the clinic for immunizations must have a parent or guardian with them. If they have old records, send a copy with them. Immunizations are only given to students under the age of 18. This is a Health Department ruling.

 

 

Influenza

Reminder:

Influenza is a potentially serious condition, particularly for infants, young children, seniors, and people with health conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma, and Heart Disease.  The vaccine to prevent Influenza is effective, widely available, and inexpensive.  Flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months (unless there is a true egg allergy, a history of previous poor reaction or Guillian Barre Syndrome).  Even older children, teens, and healthy adults will experience fever, muscle aches, headache, and malaise.

By getting your entire family vaccinated, you are not only protecting loved ones, but also the entire school community by helping to reduce illness and the number of absentee students who miss critical lessons while not in school.  Thank you and stay healthy.

The Health Services Department

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/