Coronavirus Resource Center

 

Keep informed about how the City School District of New Rochelle is taking precautions to guard against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the District's P.R.E.P. plan, which has become a model for New York State. 

The District's Coronavirus Plan

Coronavirus Plan - English 

Coronavirus Plan - Spanish 

NYS Guidance

 K-12 School Guidance on COVID-19 

 

Answers to Survey Questions

FAQs March 27 through April 3, 2020

FAQs March 23 through 27, 2020

FAQs as of March 23, 2020

Submit your questions here in English or Spanish.

 

  

Messages from the Superintendent regarding Coronavirus:

April 5, 2020 - Silver Linings, Spanish Subtitles

April 4, 2020 - Autism Awareness, Special Student Services

April 3, 2020 - Declaring April 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

April 2, 2020 - News from New Rochelle Public Library

April 1, 2020 - Reasons for Pass/Incomplete grade structure

March 31, 2020 - Distance learning to continue through Spring Break

March 29, 2020 - Updates on PAVE auditions, Pre-K and kindergarten registration, magnet enrollment, FAQ platform; a Note to Seniors

March 28, 2020 - Updates: budget, food support, Chromebooks

March 27, 2020 - School closure extended beyond Spring Break

March 26, 2020 - More on April 1 re-open date

March 26, 2020 - Description of new Parent Coordinator position, April 1 re-open date

March 25, 2020 - Distance Learning continues

March 24, 2020 - Free internet & ACT/SAT prep

March 23, 2020 - ACT/SAT Prep, answers to FAQ survey, Chromebook distribution, resources for fun, educational activities

March 22, 2020 - Updates: Distance Learning, food support, school budget, FAQ survey, ThoughtExchange, Chromebooks

March 21, 2020 - Dr. Feijóo's video message on positive COVID-19 test

March 21, 2020 - Dr. Feijóo tests positive for COVID-19

March 20, 2020 - Ideas for food distribution sites, grade 3-8 state tests canceled, ThoughtExchange ideas announced

March 19, 2020 - Protocols for announcing positive COVID-19 cases

March 18, 2020 - Updates on Distance Learning, internet access and Chromebook distribution

March 17, 2020 - Schools Closed Until April 1

March 16, 2020 - Closure Extended Through March 27

March 15, 2020 - Distance Learning Plan Launched

March 14, 2020 - Food Support Update

March 14, 2020 - Coronavirus Resource Center on website, FAQ survey

March 13, 2020 - Food Support, Services, Special Needs Students

March 13, 2020 - Distance Learning

March 13, 2020 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

March 13, 2020 - Food and Childcare

March 12, 2020 - Food Support

March 12, 2020 - Schools Closed

March 11, 2020 - Food Support

March 11, 2020 - Lottery

March 10, 2020 - Food Support

March 10, 2020 - Containment Area

March 9, 2020 - Response to Gov.

March 9, 2020 - Waiting on Gov.

March 8, 2020 - Schools ready to open Monday

March 7, 2020 - Kindergarten Registration Postponed

March 7, 2020 - Columbus Staff Member Self-Quarantines

March 6, 2020 - ALMS Staff Member Self-Quarantines

March 6, 2020 - No COVID-19 Cases

March 5, 2020 - Coronavirus Plan

March 4, 2020 - Schools Remain Open

March 3, 2020 - Cleaning Precautions

   

New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline:

1-888-364-3065

 

Links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

How COVID-19 spreads

Symptoms

Prevention and treatment

What to do if you are sick

 

Download the "Stop the Spread of Germs"  infographic:

English

Espanol

 

Distance Learning Center

Distance Learning Plan

Watch this video (click on the photo below) for an introduction to the District Learning Plan.

The Distance Learning Center has customized plans for students to continue their educational journey during the extended school closure.  Each student (with the help of a parent or guardian for elementary students) is responsible for checking this site regularly for updates and emailing teachers directly with specific assignment questions.  Click on the link below and follow the appropriate tab to find your specific assignments.

Introduction

 Introduction to the Distance Learning Plan 

 

Student Resources and Instruction

Google Classroom Sign On Directions 

Chromebooks at Home

Dos and Donts for Chromebooks

 

Special Student Services

Special Student Services Hotline Support

Letter to Families - English

Letter to Families - Spanish

Special Student Services Resource Page

 

Elementary Schools

Communication to Elementary Teachers

Elementary Parent Letter

 

Middle Schools

Communication to Middle School Teachers

Distance Learning Plan for Albert Leonard Middle School

Distance Learning Plan for Isaac Young Middle School 

 

High School

Communication to High School Teachers

NRHS Distance Learning Plan

 

Teachers Resources

Online Resources Teaching Learning

 

Articles

About COVID19 and other viral epidemics

Affects of COVID19 in humans

COVID19 facts

COVID19 reducing risk

Germany and Pandemics_ a brief history

 

Watch Board of Education Meetings Live Here

Can't make a Board of Education meeting? Watch the meetings live here. 

The  March 31, 2020 meeting was conducted by video conference on Zoom, in accordance with an executive order concerning open meetings from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to avoid large gatherings during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Watch the meeting, with Spanish captions, here:

  

 Past meetings can be viewed here.

 

 

Food Distribution Update Center

The City School District of New Rochelle is continuing to provide you information on our efforts to distribute food while the schools are closed by the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. We recognize the on-going hardship many families will be forced to deal with. These are the sites where you will be able to receive food starting Monday, March 15.  
 
●      New Rochelle High School House IV parking lot 9:00am – 1:00pm
●      95 Lincoln (WESTCOP) 9:00am – 4:00pm (Extended hours)
●      345 Main Street (New Rochelle Housing Authority) 9:00am – 4:00pm (Extended hours)
●      Trinity Elementary School from 9:00am to noon
●      Columbus Elementary School from 9:00am to noon
●      City Park from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Extended hours)
 
What food is being distributed and who may access this food?
 
In an effort to set expectations, we must clearly articulate that the CSDNR will prepare 5,000 breakfast and 5,000 lunch meals in New Rochelle High School to be distributed at the aforementioned locations. The food being made by the district is targeted for all students who are out of school as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. The CSDNR is limited to serving students when using taxpayer dollars to purchase and cook the food.
 
We will continue to work with Feeding Westchester to get food which would be made available to anyone in the community at our food distribution sites. Food provided by Feeding Westchester is:
 
• Breakfast bags
• Family Boxes: Each box contains enough food for a family of four (4) for three (3) days
 
It should be noted that we did not receive sufficient food on Friday to supply to each site. We have not received confirmation yet regarding the food they can provide on Monday. We will keep you posted.
 
The district’s priority is to educate and feed our students. Whenever possible, we will continue to facilitate the availability of food from feeding Westchester at our sites.
 
Other individual organizations and community groups have been providing access to food in New Rochelle. 
 
The Union Baptist Church on 466 Main Street will have food distribution beginning Tuesday, March 17. HOPE Community Services will implement the following changes during the containment period: Food Pantry hours have been extended to Mondays Wednesday and Friday from 2PM-6PM and this Soup Kitchen will operate Monday through Friday providing hot take-out meals to the community.

Preliminary 2020-21 Budget

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Board of Education election and school budget vote have been delayed until at least June 1. Read the notice here.

Preliminary 2020-21 Budget Includes Funding for Exciting Programs, STEAM, and Equity

The District is very excited to share that the preliminary 2020-21 City School District of New Rochelle budget overview proposes funds focused on Excellence, Equity and Innovation. Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo believes that the three are synonymous and are the backbone of any leading school district.  

 Find the budget booklet here. 

Dr. Feijóo has chosen STEAM as the districtwide 2020-21 school year initiative while continuing to support and expand exemplary programs such as PAVE arts, the tremendous athletic department’s varsity boys and girls teams and Science Research along with the excellent languages offerings, music, accelerated pathways, advanced placement courses and dual credit classes.

“These great initiatives will serve to further support the excellent programming in place in each school,” Dr. Feijóo said.

The spending plan will include slightly more than $2 million in discretionary funding, which will be equitably distributed among all schools in an approach called “Student-Based Budgeting.” The money will be apportioned to each school based on student population, weighted to support priorities the District developed from the schools’ recently completed Phase I reports, which were the first step in Dr. Feijóo’s entry plan.    

Those priorities include:

  • Supporting English language learner (ELL) students
  • Reducing success gaps for African American and Latinx students
  • Supporting students who are economically disadvantaged
  • Supporting special education students

“This is an important step toward achieving the goals we see as necessary to fulfilling our mission of providing a high-quality education for all,” Dr. Feijóo said. “This plan demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that New Rochelle emerges as one of the top districts in the country.”

“I believe the district priorities as set by Dr. Feijóo help to address the achievement gaps highlighted throughout the Phase I process,” said Board of Education President Amy Moselhi. “I am pleased that this budget addresses these priories while still ensuring that the academic rigor and high-level programming is supported and expanded.”

These aspects of the District's preliminary plan  were introduced at Trinity Elementary School on Tuesday. The presentation came one day after a budget Town Hall in which New Rochelle High School’s Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi, every Department Chair, House Principals, the directors of guidance, special education,  PAVE, Science Research, athletics and more gave a presentation on NRHS priorities for the next school year. The Board is committed to listening to the professionals in the district who view the budget with a pedagogical lens and expertise in order to hear from those who know the students best.

Community members offered their input and asked questions of leaders from all the schools at a Budget Café in the library of NRHS on Feb. 6. 

For more information, visit the District's budget and school elections page here.

  

Phase I Reports

All of the schools in the City School District of New Rochelle have submitted their Phase I reports under Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo's entry plan. Each school conducted a deep dive into the data on demographics, student performance and more, presenting the information in a consistent format. The reports will allow the District to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) goals. Find the reports and the introduction here:

Introduction

New Rochelle High School 

Albert Leonard Middle School 

Isaac E. Young Middle School 

Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center 

Columbus Elementary School

George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School 

Jefferson Elementary School 

Trinity Elementary School 

William B. Ward Elementary School

Daniel Webster Magnet School  

 

 

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Mission Statement

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.