City School District of New Rochelle Superintendent Jonathan Raymond is continuing his Listening and Learning Tour, frequently visiting schools and community locations and organizations. Today, Friday, Oct. 8, he visited George M. Davis Elementary School, where he was impressed by the comprehensive range of initiatives underway! The projects and displays he saw offer students the opportunity to express themselves and their voice, as well as explore deeper themes that inspire strong interest and learning while contributing to analytical thinking.
The City School District of New Rochelle continues to investigate unacceptable issues with the private vendors that provide busing for the school district. These issues – communication, protocols regarding COVID-19 safety, buses that are late or do not show up, and bus-driver training – impact student learning. To get a close-up look, Superintendent Jonathan Raymond this morning visited the bus depot, then rode a Barnard Early Childhood Center bus with students. During his travel, he spoke with the bus yard manager, a dispatcher, driver and a bus monitor. While on the bus, he experienced the heavy morning traffic that resulted in the bus being late for a pickup stop. At Barnard, he saw the great job being done by faculty and staff who greeted students and guided them into the building. He plans to ride another bus Wednesday and will continue to update the community on his findings and potential next steps. Details: https://conta.cc/3lM4YR3 El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle continúa investigando problemas inaceptables con los proveedores privados que brindan transporte en autobús para el distrito escolar. Estos problemas (comunicación, protocolos con respecto a la seguridad de COVID-19, autobuses que llegan tarde o no se presentan y capacitación para conductores de autobuses) afectan el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Para ver de cerca, el superintendente Jonathan Raymond visitó esta mañana la estación de autobuses y luego tomó un autobús del Barnard Early Childhood Center con los estudiantes. Durante su viaje, habló con el gerente del patio de autobuses, un despachador, un conductor y un monitor de autobús. Mientras estaba en el autobús, experimentó el tráfico denso de la mañana que resultó en que el autobús llegara tarde a una parada de recogida. En Barnard, vio el gran trabajo que estaban haciendo los profesores y el personal que saludaban a los estudiantes y los guiaban al interior del edificio. Él planea viajar en otro autobús el miércoles y continuará informando a la comunidad sobre sus hallazgos y posibles próximos pasos. https://conta.cc/3lM4YR3
The City School District of New Rochelle is aware of, and continues to investigate, issues with the private vendors contracted to provide bus transportation services for our school district. These issues relate to communication, protocols regarding COVID-19 safety, buses that are late or do not show up, and bus-driver training. These concerns are unacceptable to our school district and impact student learning. Please read a note from Superintendent Jonathan Raymond here: https://conta.cc/3lM4YR3 El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle está al tanto y continúa investigando los problemas con los proveedores privados contratados para brindar servicios de transporte en autobús para nuestro distrito escolar. Estos problemas se relacionan con la comunicación, los protocolos relacionados con la seguridad de COVID-19, los autobuses que llegan tarde o no se presentan y la capacitación de los conductores de autobuses. Estas preocupaciones son inaceptables para nuestro distrito escolar y afectan el aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Lea una nota del superintendente Jonathan Raymond aquí: https://conta.cc/3lM4YR3
The City School District of New Rochelle has scheduled a free vaccination clinic in partnership with the Westchester County Department of Health. The clinic is at Albert Leonard Middle School, Sept. 22 (first dose) and Oct. 13 (second dose). Both clinics are at new times, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Vaccinations are open to District staff and students 12 or older. Parents must accompany their children. The clinic will be held in the gym; please use the Auditorium entrance. Preregistration is recommended at https://bit.ly/ALMSClinic. In-person registration also is permitted. In addition, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital offers vaccinations. Visit montefiorehealthsystem.org/NewRochelle. El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle ha programado una clínica de vacunación gratuita en asociación con Westchester Departamento de Salud del Condado. La clínica está en Albert Leonard Middle School, el 22 de septiembre (primera dosis) y el 13 de octubre (segunda dosis). Ambas clínicas están en horario nuevo, de 3:30 a 7 p.m. Las vacunas están abiertas para el personal del Distrito y los estudiantes de 12 años o más. Los padres deben acompañar a sus hijos. La clínica se llevará a cabo en el gimnasio; por favor use la entrada del Auditorio. Preinscripción se recomienda en https://bit.ly/ALMSClinic. También se permite el registro en persona. Además, El Hospital Montefiore New Rochelle ofrece vacunas. Visite montefiorehealthsystem.org/NewRochelle.
This week's newsletter is now available! News on COVID protocols, National Merit Scholar semifinalists and so much more! Get the latest information! Click here: https://conta.cc/3kk60UP ¡El boletín de esta semana ya está disponible! ¡Noticias sobre los protocolos COVID, semifinalistas de National Merit Scholar y mucho más! ¡Obtenga la información más reciente! Haga clic aquí: https://conta.cc/3kk60UP
Don't forget! Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is the virtual Town Hall with Superintendent Jonathan Raymond discussing the flooding damage and remediation efforts at New Rochelle High and Isaac E. Young Middle School. He will be answering all your questions; please submit them in advance here: https://forms.gle/SBperzaNncNrroWh8. Join the Town Hall via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/97726520451 and learn more about the situation in the latest update: https://conta.cc/3kW6sYv
CSDNR Family, We know the news about the severity of damage to NRHS is deeply unsettling for our students, families, and staff. Mr. Raymond is at the high school today (Saturday, Sept. 4) with the crews that are assessing the extent of damage and beginning the work of remediation. There will be a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, September 8th at 7:30 PM to answer questions and share all we know to date about the condition of the school and plans for our students and staff. We hope you will attend. Details to follow directly from the district. Warm regards, Julia Muggia Ochs President Board of Education
Our team is hard at work preparing for the first day of school next week, including getting our new staff and faculty up to speed at their orientation!
New Rochelle Public Library will be resuming its expanded hours in September. Both the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed Saturday, September 4th through Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day. Click the flyer for more information on updated library hours!
Please join us for the annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony in honor and memory of Amy O’Doherty at Barnard Early Childhood Center. Please RSVP by this Wednesday, September 1st.
Join us Sunday, September 12th for Unity Day in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Our Department of Pupil Services has been hard at work supporting the families impacted by a recent fire. Pictured are donations for George M Davis Elementary School families, who also received $2,000 in gift cards! Thank you for your generous donations. The Department is also working with transportation to coordinate pickup for displaced students.
City School District of New Rochelle Superintendent Jonathan Raymond helped pack more than 400 bags of supplies for students on Saturday. The community event was hosted by Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle.
The school year is coming upon us quickly, but great work already is taking place! Behind the scenes, our dedicated custodians at George M Davis Elementary School and across our District are helping prep wonderful and safe environments for students, teachers and staff! They are the change we want to see and need – and their efforts are deeply appreciated!
Meet Dr. Olivine Roberts and Dr. Dagoberto Artiles, who join the City School District of New Rochelle. Dr. Roberts will be Chief Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Artiles is the new principal of New Rochelle High School. Welcome to the District! Learn more here: https://conta.cc/3gv6Con
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, families and staff. Please read the District's COVID Safety Plan here:https://conta.cc/3yYqsiH
Check out our latest newsletter for everything happening in our District, including a welcome letter from our new Superintendent, Jonathan Raymond! Just click here: https://conta.cc/3iQuVyl
The first day of school is Friday, Sept. 10, and that's right around the corner! There's already a lot in store for this school year; you can take a look at the attached PDF, as well as the District's master calendar online, to learn more about events, celebrations, school closings and more. We'll be updating the master calendar as additional events are scheduled at our schools.