The Mount Vernon City School District Guidance Department will host a Financial Aid workshop for the parents and guardians of 11th and 12 grade students. The workshops will take place on Friday, October 26th at 8:30 AM and Wednesday, November 7th, at 6:00 PM. Both workshops will take place at Mount Vernon High School.
The Mount Vernon City School District hosted its new cohort of teachers in late August for an orientation that acclimated them, not only to the curriculum, but the professional culture and high expectations of working in the district. The four-day New Teacher Orientation was part of the district’s preparation for the first day of classes on September 5, 2018.
The Mount Vernon City School District recently participated in a STEAM Leader Retreat, training for administrators and teachers at the K-8 level in preparation for the school year. The purpose of the retreat was to emphasize STEAM Education throughout our K-8 schools in an effort to prepare students for enrollment in the District’s STEAM Academy and STEM-related job opportunities following graduation. The Mount Vernon STEAM Academy will welcome its first set of students in grades 9-12 next week.
Faculty and staff gathered at The Mount Vernon High School on the morning of Tuesday, September 4, to kick off the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. Among greetings, hugs, and stories about their adventurous summers, teachers and District administration made their way to the MVHS auditorium for the District’s annual Convocation Day.
The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education appointed Melissa Muñoz Patterson as its newest trustee at its September 4, 2018 meeting. Muñoz Patterson replaces former trustee Stanley Russo, who resigned earlier this summer.
The Mount Vernon City School District has been notified by the NYS Education Department that the Public School Choice requirement under the old federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation will not be required for identified schools in accountability for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school year. The public school choice is an option for those districts that choose to continue offering it in 2018-19.
The Mount Vernon City School District will not be offering the public school choice option in 2018-19. Students who have previously transferred under public school choice will be allowed to remain in the school they transferred to until the highest grade in that school. Public school choice will be required in the 2020-2021 school year under certain conditions. As we near that year the district will provide parents which schools in accountability will be required to offer the public school choice option and the procedures to follow to access the option
El Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon ha notificado al Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon que el requisito de Opción de Escuela Pública bajo la vieja legislación federal Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB) no será requerido para las escuelas identificadas en rendición de cuentas para el 2018-19 y 2019-2020 año escolar. La opción de escuela pública es una opción para aquellos distritos que decidan continuar ofreciéndola en 2018-19.
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Mount Vernon no ofrecerá la opción de elección de escuela pública en 2018-19. Los estudiantes que hayan sido transferidos previamente bajo la opción de escuela pública podrán permanecer en la escuela a la que transfirieron hasta el grado más alto en esa escuela. La elección de escuela pública se requerirá en el año escolar 2020-2021 bajo ciertas condiciones. A medida que nos acercamos a ese año, el distrito les proporcionará a los padres las escuelas responsables que deberán ofrecer la opción de elección de escuela pública y los procedimientos a seguir para acceder a la opción.
Kenneth R. Hamilton, Ed.D.
Superintendente de Escuelas
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