2021-2022 BUDGET VOTE & BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

 
 ** VOTE **
TUESDAY, MAY 18
 
** Candidate Forums from PTAC Posted**
** The 2021-2022 school budget vote and Board of Education will take place May 18. **
 
 
**Newly added to budget page**
How to vote by absentee ballot
Street directory to check your School Election District and polling place
 
  
Click on the image to read the budget newsletter.
 
 

Your COVID Resource Center

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: **

Updated state guidance on quarantining, travel

"Should my child go to school today" COVID-19 ToolKit

Testing in schools to begin March 17

Questions and Answers from February Town Hall meetings.

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 returned to hybrid January 11, 2021.

New Rochelle High School returned 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 education 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.

Visit the COVID Resource Center here.

 

 

Visit the Superintendent Search Page

 

**FINALISTS CHOSEN**

Two finalists have been chosen in the New Rochelle Board of Education's search for a new permanent Superintendent of Schools. To learn about the candidates, visit the Superintendent Search Page here.

    

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROFILES

Black History Month Celebration Now Available!

 The annual Black History Month celebration is now available! Please enjoy the visual arts, videos, poetry and other writings from our students!

**Visit the Black History Month Page here.**

 

Parent Dashboard

  

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

Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles

You Are Not Alone

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

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

 

Supporting Families During COVID-19

The Child Mind Institute

 

What you can do

American Psychological Association

 

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

Support Helpline

Dr. Anthony Bongo

abongo@nredlearn.org

914-336-7800 (text)

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:

  • Set limits on online usage
  • Create mobile curfews: Turn off phones at night and store them with your phone
  • Set parental controls where possible
  • Know your child’s passwords
  • Remind young children especially: Don’t “talk” to strangers. Explain that people online can make up identities and may take advantage of them
  • Block and report users who make them feel uncomfortable.

If you have a complaint about a person or business, you can visit Westchester County’s online complaint site here.

 

District Events (Subject to change)

  • Trinity PTA Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Annual District Meeting (School Board Election/Budget Vote)

    Various School Election Districts

    7:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • IEYMS National Junior Honor Society Induction

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS

    En Plein Air - Raku Day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson PTA Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Columbus Spring Concert

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Davis Band & Orchestra Concert

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • IEYMS 8th Grade Washington DC Trip

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS

    Springfest Vocal

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Webster PTA Meeting

    City School District of New Rochelle
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Our Mission

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.