District Announcements

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    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
  • 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

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    NRHS -- All students full day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 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
  • 2017-2018 school budget review sessions begin March 9

    In preparation for the May 16 school budget vote, the City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education will be holding its 2017-2018 school budget review sessions. The district welcomes the community's input.

    The district's finance staff is working on crafting a proposed budget to present to the board for adoption at its April 19 meeting. Final numbers for the proposed budget will not be available until April. 

    Meetings will take place on March 9, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the New Rochelle High School Library. All meetings will be broadcast live on the district's website and rebroadcast on Cablevision Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30.

    Putting together a school budget in New York State is complex. The district continues to follow zero-based budgeting development practices, meaning all expenses must be justified for each new period, starting from a "zero base," with every function analyzed for its needs and costs.

    "We stay focused on what's most important, and that is providing the best educational programs and services to our students, while making sure everyone's needs are met in a healthy and safe environment," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.  "We prioritize continuing approaches that are working, and then we look at what enhancements we can make to better support all our students."

    Questions about any aspect of the proposed budget can be emailed to the district at budgetquestions@nredlearn.org.

    Osborne stressed that the community's involvement is important. "The input that we receive matters, and we appreciate the engagement of the community."

     

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Rent the Runway making prom magic for seniors

    New Rochelle High School seniors will have the opportunity to walk into their prom in June dressed in free high-end designer clothes, courtesy of Jennifer Hyman, a NRHS alum and CEO of Rent the Runway.

    Hyman, Class of 1998, made the generous offer in October when she was inducted into the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame. She said the gift was her way of giving back to her alma mater, where she developed the confidence to face the world.

    Rent the Runway is a successful New York City-based online service that provides designer dresses and accessories for rent at a fraction of the retail price. The company also has a handful of stores in major U.S. cities, including New York City.

    On Friday, March 24, starting at 8 p.m., Rent the Runway's flagship store at 30 W. 15th Street will be open exclusively to NRHS seniors. Students can visit the store to select dresses and accessories.

    Students who are unable to go to the store will receive a free promo code that will allow them to rent their dresses and accessories entirely online. Their selections will then be mailed to their homes.

    "That will be a lot of pressure off parents because it's very expensive to dress for the prom," said NRHS Principal Reggie Richardson. "With Rent the Runway, every girl can dress in high quality designer clothes. Jen is giving our students the opportunity to experience a rite of passage that isn't affordable to everyone in our community."

    This is the second time that Hyman has provided prom dresses to NRHS seniors. She made the offer last year as well, but because the announcement came in May, most students had already made arrangements for their prom dresses. Only 80 students availed themselves of the opportunity.

    Richardson said details of the Rent the Runway offer came early enough this year to greatly increase the likelihood of participation. 

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson teachers moving beyond traditional methods

    At a recent meeting, teachers and administrators from Jefferson Elementary School shared with the Board of Education how professional learning strategies are impacting classroom instruction. The instructional practices they discussed were student-driven and focused on the application of acquired information, as well as problem solving.

    When discussing literacy instruction, Principal Kimmerly Nieves shared that teachers at Jefferson are going beyond traditional methods. She was particularly excited about the success students are having when they use an instructional practice called accountable talk.  Accountable talk involves collaborative discussion among students and includes repeating what was read, clarifying the meaning, making connections and revising understanding upon further reflection.

    Teacher Stefanie Syken shared how Jefferson teachers are supporting their students in mathematical investigations that are leading to higher understandings. The guiding principle of these investigations is that students come to school with existing ideas about numbers and then build upon those ideas when provided with the proper environment, interaction and support.

    Regardless of the subject, the students at Jefferson are being provided with valuable opportunities to talk with their peers about their ideas, discuss different viewpoints and continually add to their prior knowledge. And through ongoing professional development and colleague support, educators are learning how to better support their students in their investigations and discoveries.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • New Rochelle schools host immigration workshops

    Hundreds of local residents packed New Rochelle High School and Columbus Elementary School last month to attend immigration rights workshops held just days after the Trump administration announced measures that would greatly expand the deportation of illegal immigrants. The workshops were planned in response to anxiety expressed by residents who were hearing rumors about immigration raids.

    At NRHS, three student groups - Hispanic Culture Club, United Cultures Club and Newcomer Ambassadors - asked the school to host a workshop. Columbus Elementary opened its doors after Councilman Louis Trangucci reached out to Principal Michael Galland and voiced the need to come together to squash rumors and reassure residents that New Rochelle is a welcoming and caring community that values all law-abiding people and families.

    "Many families are terrified. There is uncertainty, fear and confusion about what the authorities will or will not do, and that stress is being absorbed by children," said Galland. "As educators, our duty is to nurture children emotionally, socially and intellectually."

    More than 500 people attended the Feb. 16 immigration forum at Columbus Elementary, which included a presentation by The Westchester Hispanic Coalition that addressed issues related to immigration laws. Graciela Heyman, the executive director, spoke about the rights of immigrants and offered advice on how to respond when face-to-face with immigration officials.

    Commissioner Patrick Carroll and Captain Adrian Navarrete of the New Rochelle Police Department were present to reassure residents that police officers would continue to focus on the safety of the community.

    More than 200 people attended the workshop at NRHS on Feb. 15. It included a presentation on scholarship opportunities for undocumented students, including those who were brought to the United States as children, currently covered under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

     The discussion was led by representatives of the CUNY Becas scholarship program and The Guidance Center of Westchester. The Hudson Valley Community Coalition also provided information on DACA and undocumented immigrants.

     Officer Edward Martinez of the New Rochelle Police Department addressed the gathered families and told them that officers would not pursue immigrants or ask them to produce documents. Rather, he said, the focus would continue to be on fighting crime.

     Gustavo Barbosa, house principal at NRHS, said the evening was successful because of the support by Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and other district officials.

     "Not many school districts are willing to provide this level of support to immigrant families," said Barbosa. "In New Rochelle, we really understand that what happens in our community has a direct impact on our students' academic performance and how they feel when they come to school. That's why it was important to reach out."

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • School Budget Community Input Forum and School Budget Review Sessions

    Please see attached letter to New Rochelle Neighbors from Ms. Rachel Relkin, President, Board of Education

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Nicolas Cracco named new principal at Henry Barnard

    The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Dr. Nicolas Cracco as the new principal of the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Cracco at its meeting last week.

    Dr. Cracco was the assistant principal of the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School, P.S. 185, in New York. He previously taught mathematics at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy in the Bronx.

    "His experience as an educator and administrator will be a great asset as we continue to provide an excellent early childhood education for students at Henry Barnard," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.

    Dr. Cracco received a bachelor's degree in psychology from C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, a master's degree in mathematics from the City University of New York, and a doctorate of education in instructional leadership from St. John's University. He also earned an advanced certificate in school building and school district leadership from St. John's University.

    "It is an honor to come lead a prestigious school such as Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center as its next principal," Dr. Cracco said. "I look forward to building on the programs that are in place and can't wait to begin working with the parents, students, teachers and staff."

    He will join Henry Barnard as principal on Jan. 3, 2017.

    City School District of New Rochelle

Message from the Principal

Please find attached the 2016 Welcome Letter from NEW Principal Anthony Bambrola (Welcome Letter ENGLISH  |  Welcome Letter - ESPANOL).  

Monthly Principal letters can also be found in our School Announcements feed - to the right, just scroll down.  

Thank you for visiting our school site and for your continued support of Davis!

School Announcements

  • Early Morning Drop-Off at Davis

    We are pleased to continue offering early morning drop-off supervision for Davis students in partnership with our School Security Office, Andrea Spelman.  The program will begin on our first day of school this year, Wednesday September 6th.  Each day, Ms. Spellman will supervise students for a small fee.  Details in the memo attached to this post.

    On Thursday, August 31st - from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Andrea will be available at the school to pre-register students for the early drop-off program.  For those unable to make it on 8/31, Andrea will also be available to register students and accept payment during the first week of school.  The program will have a cap of 25 students each morning.

    If you have any questions, please call the school at 576-4420.

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • After School Program Sign-Ups 2017-18

    Davis School partners with the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle to offer after school programming at Davis for the 2017-18 school year.  Information and link below:

    If you have any questions, please reach out to our main office, of whom can support with basic inquiries.  As well, please feel free to reach out to the organization directly with programming questions.  The program offers an in-house after school supervision program everyday at Davis - from dismissal to 6:00.  

    Boys and Girls Club

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Back-to-School Nights - SAVE THE DATE(S)!

    Our annual Back-to-School Nights will take place this year on Thursday, September 14th (K to 2nd Grade) and Tuesday, September 19th (3rd to 5th Grade).  We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back to meet your new teachers.  Please save the date(s) in your calendar!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Kindergarten Classroom Visitation

    We'll be hosting incoming K students and families for classroom visits on August 24th and 31st at 10:00.  New students will have an opportunity to see their classroom space, where they'll come in each day, and become more comfortable for this exciting transition.  Afterwards, our PTA hosts an Ice Pop Social on the front playground for new friends to mingle.  Class placement letters will be arriving via mail the week of August 14th.  

    On August 24th, Ms. Abramowitz, Ms. Horlacher and Ms. Rummo will be opening their doors to new friends.  

    On August 31st, Mr. Seiden, Ms. Alberico and Ms. Childerley will do the same.

    We look forward to seeing you on these days!  More information will be inside the welcome letter mailing. 

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Supply Lists

    If you did not pre-order supplies in the spring, please find our September 2017 supply lists attached here for K-5!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Heritage Dinner - Sign Up Genius!

    Please sign up at the link below for Heritage Dinner volunteer roles.  Thank you for your continued support!!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eacaa2fa0f58-volunteers3

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Field Day Dates - May 2017

    Our Field Day dates for May 2017 are as follows...

    Monday, May 15th - Grade 5

    Tuesday, May 16th - Grade 1 (AM) and Grade 2 (PM)

    Wednesday, May 17th - Kindergarten (AM) and Grade 3 (PM)

    Thursday, May 18th - Grade 4

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Calling All Food Dishes!

    Davis families...please find, below, our sign up forms for family food dishes and cultural crafts for our upcoming Heritage Dinner, Thursday, May 18th.  Food is at the heart of this event and we need your help!  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Spring 2017 - Right at School Elective Sign-up

    See, attached, the Spring 2017 course offerings for Right at School, beginning April 3rd.  Sign up now!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Author's Week - Order Form

    Please find the book order form for our March 16/17 author visit from Kate Klise!  Forms due Thursday, February 16th!

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School

Calendar of Events

  • Kindergarten Class Visitation - Ms. Abramowitz, Ms. Horlacher & Ms. Rummo

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Kindergarten Classroom Visitation - Mr. Seiden, Ms. Alberico & Ms. Childerley

    George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School
  • Opening Day for Staff

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Board of Education - Regular Meeting

    NRHS - LEK Theatre, 6:00 p.m.

    Tenure Reception - 6:30 p.m.

    Tenure Recognition - 7:00 p.m. 

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Half Day Elementary Schools

    11:40 dismissal for elementary students

    City School District of New Rochelle
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