BOE Letter re: FUSE, Jan. 4, 2021
The New Rochelle Board of Education updated the community on contract talks with FUSE in a letter on January 4, 2021.
To find the latest on how the City School District of New Rochelle is handling the COVID-19 situation, visit our COVID Resource Center.
** NEWLY ADDED: Check the status of your school on the COVID Resource Center page. **
The schools are phasing back to a hybrid model. The District had shifted temporarily to all-distance learning after New York State designated much of the District as a yellow zone, indicating a concerning increase in COVID-19 cases.
On December 10, 2020: Pre-K through grade 3 returned to hybrid and learning hubs resumed at all sites.
On January 4, 2021: Grades 4 through 8 returned to hybrid.
Alternative Campus High School will return to hybrid January 11, 2021.
New Rochelle High School will return to hybrid January 19, 2021.
Special education students receiving in-person education will continue to do so.
The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed all that we do, but it has not altered our core mission to provide a nurturing, high-quality to every child in a safe environment.
Since COVID-19 arrived in New Rochelle, District administrators, educators and staff have devoted themselves wholly to facing the challenges brought by the virus in the service of our more than 10,000 students. This year, now that the transition to a hybrid model has been completed, we will provide students as much in-person education as can be done safely and responsibly, while remaining prepared to shift to an all-remote model when the situation calls for it. On our COVID Resource Center page, you will find our plan, guidance on how to stay safe, the precautions we take, the rationale that drives our decisions, and more.
We know that this unfamiliar situation has sparked passionate opinions about how best to serve the children. At times, this has resulted in groups people seeking opposite solutions, each side feeling as passionate as the other. We ask that you remember that this impacts us all, sometimes in very different was. Further, we ask you to remember that, while we may see things differently, we are one community, that we all have the children’s best interests at heart, and that we will succeed in weathering this situation better if we face it together.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. This new dashboard will provide parents with information about their child’s school. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on NYSED’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.
In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. The data elements that parents ranked highest on the survey are available on the Parent Dashboard.
NYSED is now gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide further enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. We invite parents and other stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public and to make improvements to the website.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the Parent Dashboard, which includes frequently asked questions and contact information.
Thank you for your feedback and for your continued commitment to your child’s education
UPDATED: Community meetings added for January 27 and 28.
The New Rochelle Board of Education is seeking a new permanent Superintendent of Schools. Take a survey and learn about the search and how you can get involved, visit the Superintendent Search Page here.
Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year
Universal PreK Lottery, & Student Registration
Information and Instructions Available February 24.
Please check back. For current ongoing registration click here.
Preparación para el Año Escolar 2021-2022
Lotería Universal PreK y Registro de Estudiantes
Información y Instrucciones Disponibles el 24 de Febrero.
Por favor vuelva a chequear. Para registrarse en curso actual, haga clic aquí.
The City School District of New Rochelle has been chosen for an annual New York State Department of Health survey of students' body mass indexes (BMI). Please read this important note:
"As part of a required school health examination, a student is weighed, and his/her height is measured. These numbers are used to figure out the student’s body mass index or ‘BMI’. The BMI helps the doctor or nurse know if the student’s weight is in a healthy range or is too high or too low. Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that BMI and weight status group be included as part of the student’s school health examination. A sample of school districts will be selected to take part in a survey by the New York State Department of Health. If our school is selected to be part of the survey, we will be reporting to New York State Department of Health information about our students’ weight status groups. Only summary information is sent. No names and no information about individual students are sent. However, you may choose to have your child’s information excluded from this survey report.
The information sent to the New York State Department of Health will help health officials develop programs that make it easier for children to be healthier.
If you do not wish to have your child’s weight status group information included as part of the Health Department’s survey this year, please call the health services department, 914-576-4264 or email@example.com."
The Board of Education meets tonight, Tuesday, January 26, at 6 p.m. The public portion begins at 7 p.m. Watch the meeting via Zoom at this link. You can also listen in by phone at (646) 518-9805 or (646) 558-8656, meeting ID: 932 1230 2742#. Meetings are being held via Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis, per executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Share your thoughts, fears and concerns on the COVID-19 crisis in our Circles of Hope.
Circles of Hope
Thursdays except for school holidays
Circles give people an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in an atmosphere of safety, decorum and equality. The circle has a wide variety of purposes: conflict resolution, healing, support, decision making, information exchange and relationship development.
Our vision is to allow community members to express their thoughts and feelings in response to the COVID crisis. In addition, we hope to assist each other to express our feelings on returning school, our own health and wellbeing, and any challenges that are impacting us.
Please respond by emailing us to the following emails, and a link will be provided in advance.
Círculos de esperanza
Jueves 3 de diciembre de 2020
Los círculos brindan a las personas la oportunidad de hablar y escucharse entre sí en un ambiente de seguridad, decoro e igualdad. El círculo tiene una amplia variedad de propósitos: resolución de conflictos, curación, apoyo, toma de decisiones, intercambio de información y desarrollo de relaciones.
Nuestra visión es permitir que los miembros de la comunidad expresen sus pensamientos y sentimientos en respuesta a la crisis de COVID. Además, esperamos ayudarnos mutuamente a expresar nuestros sentimientos sobre el regreso a la escuela, nuestra propia salud y bienestar, y cualquier desafío que nos esté afectando.Solo requisitos
Responda enviándonos un correo electrónico a los siguientes correos electrónicos y se le proporcionará un enlace por adelantado.
The Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has brought us challenging times. You are not alone in asking questions such as how to talk to your child about the worldwide pandemic and the profound effect it has had on our lives. See below for an advisory on children's online activity from Westchester District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. Here are some resources to help you navigate the uncertainty:
How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
Supporting Families During COVID-19
What you can do
New York State Resources
Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314
The Emotional Support Helpline provides free and confidential support, helping callers experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency.
City School District of New Rochelle
Dr. Anthony Bongo
Advice from the Westchester County District Attorney:
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. is urging parents to be extra vigilant about their children’s online and mobile activity on social apps. With added time online during the school closure, children, especially those in their tweens and teens, may be at increased risk of cyber bullying, sexual exploitation, scams and other forms of digital abuse.
Parents are advised to:
If you have a complaint about a person or business, you can visit Westchester County’s online complaint site here.
The City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, will provide a high quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces our rich diversity and drives our success.