CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

Congratulations Graduates!

The New Rochelle High School Class of 2020 held were honored in a graduation ceremony on June 25. Watch a video presentation of the ceremonies, including a pre-recorded portion and a live ceremony here:

  Watch the pre-recorded tribute to the class here: You can also watch the video on YouTube here.

ALMS TRANSITION CEREMONY

Congratulations to Albert Leonard Middle School's rising ninth graders! 

Watch a tribute to the school's Class of 2020 here:

  

You can also watch the ceremony on YouTube here.

IEYMS TRANSITION CEREMONY

Congratulations to Isaac E. Young Middle School's rising ninth graders!

Watch a tribute to the school's Class of 2020 here:  

You can also watch the ceremony on YouTube here.

Covid-19 Resource Center

Keep informed about how the City School District of New Rochelle is taking precautions against Covid-19, including the District's P.R.E.P. plan, now the model for New York State. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the District's Covid-19 plan in English or Spanish. Read the NYS K-12 school guidance.

Call the NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Download the "Stop the Spread of Germs"  infographic in English or Spanish.

Resources from the CDC:

Answers to Survey Questions:

Submit your questions here in English or Spanish.

  

Messages from the Superintendent regarding Covid-19:

 

Proposed Code of Conduct presented

The documents here comprise the presentation on the proposed Code of Conduct made by Dr. Anthony Bongo, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil & Student Support Services, on behalf of the Solutions to Suspensions Team, on July 7, 2020.  Please feel free to review the Slideshow from that evening, as well as the English and Spanish versions of the proposed Code of Conduct for 2020-21. The changes discussed are highlighted in yellow. If you have any questions, or wish to provide feedback, please contact Dr. Bongo at abongo@nredlearn.org.

Slide Presentation from July 7 BOE meeting

Draft 2020-21 Code of Contact - English  

Propuesta de Código de Conducta - Español 

 

Food Distribution Continues in Summer

Now that the City School District of New Rochelle’s food distribution program has halted for the summer, the City of New Rochelle’s program has begun, ensuring that families who rely on the meals can continue to receive them.

Breakfast-lunch combination meals for city residents 18 years and under are available through the New Rochelle Office of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Youth Nutrition program. The meals are made available with partners WestCOP, HOPE Community Services and the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority. They are available each week at:

  • HOPE Community Services, 50 Washington Ave.

Mon. – Fri.: 10 a.m. until meals runout, generally around noon.

  • WestCOP 95 Lincoln Ave.

Mon., Thurs. and Fri.: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tues. and Wed.:  9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

(A food pantry there is open Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Bracey Houses, 345 Main St.

Mon. – Thurs.: 9 a.m. – noon.

(A food pantry there is open Tuesday and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • Parkside Place Housing Complex (5thAvenue/Flowers City Park)

Mon. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department also offers “Grab & Go” meals to participants in its “Outside The Box in Our Parks” summer program at various sites starting Monday, July 13. 

Summer Youth Nutrition in the City of New Rochelle ends on Aug. 21. For more information, contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at 914-654-2087.

Later this summer, the District will announce plans to resume District meal programs.

Residents can also locate nearby free summer meals programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Or by texting FOOD to 877-877.

Or by calling 1-866-348-6479.

We urge any families with children or teenagers who need these services to take advantage of them. We are aware of the hardships many are facing, but no one should have to go without access to healthy, nutritious meals at any time of the year.

BOE Meeting - IN PERSON - Tues., July 7

Tonight's New Rochelle Board of Education organizational meeting and regular meeting will be held via the Zoom videoconference platform, not in person as previously planned. By Executive Order issued last night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued suspension of certain laws, including public meetings laws, to preserve health and safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The organizational meeting begins at 7 p.m. tonight, July 7. Join the meeting at this link.

New York State Governor's Executive Order 202.1 temporarily suspended some provisions of the Open Meetings law because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, including those mandating that members of the public be allowed to attend in person. The in-person meetings resumed after certain aspects of that executive order expired July 6, 2020.
 
However, please be advised that the City School District of New Rochelle continues to take steps to reduce the potential for exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). All attendees will be required to comply with applicable Executive Orders, CDC and Department of Health guidelines and local rules, including, but not limited to, social distancing, the wearing of masks and room capacity limitations.

Watch the previous Board of Education meetings here. Board of Education meetings are held on Zoom in accordance with Gov. Cuomo's executive order allowing public meetings via tele/videoconference to avoid gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public will not be permitted to attend the meeting, and public comment will be allowed.

NRHS Senior Awards Ceremony

Watch the New Rochelle High School Class of 2020 Senior Awards Ceremony here:  

 

 

Excellence in the arts...

 The New Rochelle High School Art Department presents the At Home ArtsFest! Click on the collage below to watch.

The arts festival was presented by the Art Department. Thanks go to Anthony Stirpe, David Jutt, Jeremy Barbaro, Alexi Brock, Moira McCaul, Kristine Ferreira, Suzanne Morello, Mark Cooper, Scott Seaboldt, Dan Browne, Julie McGough, Alyssa DiPanfilo and Kerry Sharkey.

...and the sciences.

 The New Rochelle High School annual Science Research Symposium was held online. Click on the collage below to watch.

For more information (MUCH more!), visit the symposium's website here.

The Symposium was presented by the Science Research Program. Special recognition goes to the program's seniors Maura Kelly-Yuoh, Liam McKay, Jake Egelberg, Josh Berenbaum, Griffin Bates, Javier Hernandez, Jack Schlamkowitz, Jade Rosado, Aaron Cohen, and Jonny Ecker. Thanks to Rekha Liveris, Jeff Wuebber, Sue Soto, George Gierer, and Maria Walsh for organizing and presenting the symposium.

Budget and Election Information

** SCHOOL BUDGET PASSES **

Voters have approved the $283.9 million school budget for 2020-2021 according to unofficial tallies. 

The results:

Yes: 4,554 (60.3%)

No: 2,997 (39.7%)

Adina Berrios Brooks and Katie Castellano Minaya were elected to the Board of Education

The Board of Education accepted the results on June 18.

 Download a pdf of the results here or see below. 

    

  

 

  

 

 

Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo discusses the adopted 2020-21 budget in this video. To view with Spanish subtitles, start the video, then click on "cc" in the lower right corner. Then choose "Spanish" in the pop-up.

 

FIND THE BUDGET HERE 

Watch a video on the budget here.

Budget at a Glance

  

May 7, 2020 Presentation

 May 5, 2020 Presentation

Budget Timeline

Reserve Funds  

Statement on George Floyd

Here is the Board of Education Statement on the Murder of George Floyd that Board of Education President Amy Moselhi shared at the June 2, 2020 Board meeting. To see full comments from individual members, watch the board meeting in its entirety when it is posted in the next couple of days.

  

Dr. Feijóo's Message on George Floyd

Dear New Rochelle community,

The issues of injustice persist in our country and it is evident we can no longer look away. The homicide of George Floyd reminds us of how deep this moral darkness runs. As communities around the country react, many have chosen to demonstrate, exercising an American's basic right of assembly and free speech. In New Rochelle, students walked from New Rochelle High School to the police station to bring attention to this national matter in their own way. For some it is a new awakening, for others it is a new version of a recurring nightmare. 

Many families are sitting around the dinner table struggling to find the words to explain what happened and what it means to our children. In 2017 after the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, many great organization shared tips on how to talk to youth about a traumatic community event. The link is an in-depth framework to help facilitate those difficult conversations.  

This is a teachable moment, but the lesson is difficult. Today and for the rest of the week the City School District of New Rochelle will be hosting Healing Circles for students and providing them opportunities to have individual conversations with our clinical staff. Information has been sent to all of our students and we have established a hot line number on our website for anyone needing support. We are also hosting a Community Healing Circle in which members of the community can come together and share their thoughts, fears and concerns as they relate to George Floyd’s murder and the attendant issues it brings into stark focus.

The community conversation will be facilitated on June 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. by David Peters, a professional with experience navigating these very difficult racial issues. It will take place on at this link.

We continue to host a hotline for those in need of immediate assistance to cope with the stress. If you are in distress and in need of immediate support, please call (914) 336-7800.

In our School District, we have spent the better part of a year reviewing data that identifies racial gaps in achievement, suspensions, income, access to programs and our graduation rate across the board. We must do better.

We vow to look at this data and take steps to address it. We have already begun with a pilot equity budget to find ways to close disparities. It is only a beginning. It is part of the budget to be voted on next week.

Make no mistake; education is more than mere instruction. We focus on social and emotional support for our students as well. We have committed to recruiting and hiring teachers that reflect the cultural diversity of this city. We have created the "Solutions to Suspensions Committee” dedicated to looking at the disproportionate rate of suspensions of our African American and Latinx students. We are formulating a plan to address the disproportionate referrals of African American students into special education.

We have more to do more and we are committed to do better. It's simple but daunting: Each individual holds the same value and each of us has the responsibility to care for our neighbor. We must be intentional in our actions each day if we wish to diminish injustices. We will not succeed until they have been eradicated.  

I look forward to taking this journey with you in order to get us to a better place.

Dr. Laura Feijóo                                                                             
Superintendent of Schools  

City School District of New Rochelle

The message above is adapted from Dr. Feijóo's address to the community at the June 2, 2020 New Rochelle Board of Education meeting.

Distance Learning Center

Find all the resources you need here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the screenshot to watch the video introduction to the District Learning Plan:

The Distance Learning Center has customized plans for students to continue their education 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 "Introduction to the Distance Learning Plan" link below and follow the appropriate tab to find your specific assignments.

Introduction

Student Resources and Instruction

Special Student Services

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High School

Teacher Resources

Online Resources Teaching Learning

More Resources

BOE Budget Review Session, May 7, 2020

  

The Board of Education held a May 7 review session on the Superintendent's 2020-2021 preliminary budget. Click the screenshot to watch the meeting. To watch with Spanish subtitles, start the video and click on "cc" in the lower right. Then click on "Español." More past meetings can be watched here.

 

 

 

Registration Open

Registration is open with a procedure modified for the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. 

Find instructions on our process on our registration page here.

 

District Events

  • NRHS

    Family University

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Have a Field Day - At Home!


 

Looking for some fun activities to try at home? Check out this self-guided Virtual Field Day presented by Tilsa Gonzalez, Director of Health & Physical Education, and the elementary physical education teachers. You'll find links below to the presentation in English and Spanish. There are a total of six slides with a variety of links to fun activities.  Each activity has instructions on how to participate in the fun.  Try all the activities, or choose one to do over and over again for a challenge. However you do it, have a field day! 

Family Field Day Fun - English

Family Field Day Fun - Spanish

 

  

In Our Schools

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.