Superintendent Jonathan Raymond Outlines Next Steps in School District’s Strategic Planning Process: https://conta.cc/3gO7W5r
Mid-Winter Recess Feb. 21-25 - City School District of New Rochelle schools will be closed for Mid-Winter Recess from Monday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 25. School district offices are closed Monday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 25. Schools and offices reopen on Monday, Feb. 28.
Board of Education Meets Virtually Tonight The Board of Education meets tonight at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Board anticipates making a motion to go immediately into Executive Session to meet with district counsel and discuss the employment history of particular person(s), which may lead to the appointment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person. At the conclusion of the executive session, the Board will reconvene in public and immediately make a motion to adjourn. No official action will be taken. The public will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person or at the remote locations where Board of Education members will be. The public portion of the meeting will be accessible to the public through Zoom at this link: https://zoom.us/j/95554411979.
Attention hot cocoa lovers! William B. Ward Elementary School needs your help with a survey! The #HotCocoaProject teaches students about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics education) and how to investigate data. Students collaborated to identify what information they wanted to know and brainstormed questions to get survey respondents’ hot cocoa preferences. Now, it’s your turn! Help these young data scientists by taking the survey at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbSZGydL7HcKpUEIa5yzClJsnRUnew7PI5LuRF-gQdfwcWLA/viewform Thank you and stay warm!
Registration for New Students Paused - Due to the escalation in COVID-19 cases, the City School District of New Rochelle is pausing Central Registration for new students. This pause will be temporary; further information will be shared when available. For more information, email Director of Pupil Services Millicent Lee at email@example.com or Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services Jackielyn Manning Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
While schools are in virtual learning, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle is hosting a Remote Learning Hub for children, in kindergarten through fifth grade, of essential workers. Boys & Girls Club members also can apply for the Tuesday-Friday program. Details: https://conta.cc/3FNzAtT. Learn about community-based childcare programs and providers here: https://www.childcarewestchester.org/services/parents
Apply for Remote Learning Hub and Childcare Options While schools are in virtual learning, the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle is hosting a Remote Learning Hub for children, in kindergarten through fifth grade, of essential workers. Boys & Girls Club members also can apply for the Tuesday-Friday program. Details: https://conta.cc/3FNzAtT. Learn about community-based childcare programs and providers here: https://www.childcarewestchester.org/services/parents
ALERT: The City School District of New Rochelle is switching to virtual learning for one week, effective this Monday, January 3, 2022. Our intention is to reopen our school buildings for in-person education on Monday, January 10, 2022. Details: https://conta.cc/3qEEUJV
COVID-19 Safety Update from Superintendent Jonathan Raymond. Details: https://conta.cc/32k4V8Q
Join us for our Town Hall happening now! https://zoom.us/j/96645428850
Join us for our Town Hall happeing now! https://zoom.us/j/98271217339
Important COVID-19 Information - Vaccination Clinic Tuesday for Ages 5-11 at Daniel Webster Elementary School; Community Town Halls in Spanish Next Tuesday, and English on Dec. 2. Details: https://conta.cc/2ZjfPKP
Alert: Early Dismissal on Wednesday: Schools will dismiss students 15 minutes early Wednesday as part of a “rapid dismissal” emergency drill mandated by New York State. A rapid dismissal may be required in the event of inclement weather or a school evacuation. Elementary school parents should expect students to be dropped off at bus stops, and arrive home, about 15 minutes early. Bee-Line buses for middle and high school students retain their usual schedules. Schools and district offices are closed on Thanksgiving and Friday.
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School. Details: https://conta.cc/3qoysZ5
A COVID-19 case has been confirmed at William B. Ward Elementary School. Details: https://conta.cc/3kDt9Bt
Please learn about a new policy regarding results arising from the COVID-19 PCR Saliva Testing Program. The voluntary program is being conducted by the City School District of New Rochelle in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital and C-19 Verbosity. Details: https://conta.cc/3C1xbsR
COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Jefferson Elementary School. Details: https://conta.cc/3EMwqGc
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