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  • Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Regular Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Education Center, 165 North Columbus Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Board of Education welcomes public comment at all regularly scheduled meetings. There will be an opportunity for public comment at this meeting. Members of the public wishing to address the Board must sign up with the District Clerk by 4 p.m. on December 19, 2017. You may sign up by phone at (914) 665-5235, email at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org or in person Monday through Friday 8AM-4PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs prior the the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public The meeting will be Live Streamed at can be viewed at https://livestream.com/mvcsdondemand

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  • School District, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow Cut Ribbon on Renovated MVHS Swimming Pool

    Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow and members of the Mount Vernon City School District gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the newly renovated Mount Vernon High School swimming pool.

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  • Mount Vernon City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton will bring the Community Together for the 3rd Annual “Most Wonderful Time,” a Holiday Concert

    On Saturday, December 9 at Mount Vernon High School, Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton will bring the community together for the 3rd Annual “Most Wonderful Time,” a holiday concert. There is no charge for admission, but a canned good, clothing item or unwrapped toy will be gratefully accepted to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

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  • Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein, Former Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow Presented with Knight Light Awards

    The Mount Vernon City School District awarded three invaluable community members with Knight Light Awards at a Board of Education meeting last night. The recipients included Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, former Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow.

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  • Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Mount Vernon High School Swimming Pool

    WHAT: Ribbon cutting for Mount Vernon High School’s refurbished swimming pool. WHO: Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent; Adriane Saunders, Board of Education President; Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow; district officials WHEN: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 11 a.m. WHERE: Mount Vernon High School, 100 California Road, Mount Vernon, NY 10552 WHY: The Mount Vernon City School District is celebrating the renovation of Mount Vernon High School’s pool, which will open after nearly a decade of inactivity and decay due to closure as a result of budget constraints. Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow had secured a $1 million grant for repairs. The pool will be available to all Mount Vernon residents.

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Superintendent's Message

  • TO:                 Parents of Children Receiving Academic Intervention Services

    FROM:             Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools

    DATE:             August 30, 2017

    SUBJECT:        Academic Intervention Services District Developed Procedure for the 2017-2018 School Year

    The Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing all students with supports needed to master the New York State Common Core Standards. The District has recognized the July 2017 amendments made with regard to identifying students in grades 3-8 to receive Academic Intervention Services (AIS).

    The District has created a protocol to ensure all students in need of Academic Intervention Services are identified and supported through our Response to Intervention and Extended Day Programs. The District has identified all students in grades 3-8 who have fallen below the median score range. A maximum of 2,043 students in Mathematics and 1,677 students in English Language Arts currently meet the criteria for Academic Intervention Services by scoring below the median score set for the by NYSED.

    The NYSED Median Score will serve as the first determination of eligibility for Academic Intervention Services. In addition, all students in grades 3-8 will be administered a common formative assessment three times a year, September, January, and May. The formative assessment, iReady by Curriculum Associates will provide the District with detailed information regarding student skills, a Lexile Score, grade level proficiency placement, and Response to Intervention (RTI) Tiers. The District has engaged in comparative studies to correlate the data extrapolated from iReady against the New York State Assessments. A 0.85 correlation was concluded. Using the scale/placement scores from iReady in conjunction with the median scores from NYSED students’ eligibility for Academic Intervention Services will be determined. This data will be reviewed during the September and January administration of the formative assessment to make any adjustments to the AIS rosters. Please refer to the table below for eligibility criteria.

    English Language Arts Academic Intervention Eligibility

    Grade Level

    NYSED Media Score

    iReady Scale Score

    Intervention

    iReady Scale Score

    (Intensive Intervention)

    3

    305

    529

    Below 501

    4

    303

    549

    Below 519

    5

    304

    589

    Below 559

    6

    301

    599

    Below 565

    7

    302

    616

    Below 641

    8

    300

    910

    Below 800

     

    Mathematics Academic Intervention Eligibility

    Grade Level

    NYSED Media Score

    iReady Scale Score

    Intervention

    iReady Scale Score

    (Intensive Intervention)

    3

    299

    441

    Below 428

    4

    298

    464

    Below 449

    5

    306

    482

    Below 465

    6

    301

    498

    Below 480

    7

    307

    514

    Below 495

    8

    304

    607

    Below 495

     

    Once eligibility has been determined, the District will provide students with Academic Interventions Services with one or more of the following solutions;

    1. Before school intervention a minimum of two days a week from 7:30am-8:30am
    2. Afterschool intervention a minimum of two days a week from 3:30pm-4:30pm
    3. Saturday School every Saturday (excluding holidays and vacations) 9:00am-12:00pm
    4. Academic Intervention provided by classroom teacher a minimum of two a week for 40 minutes, above and beyond the traditional Mathematics and Literacy Block.
    5. Academic Intervention provided by Reading Specialist or Mathematics Specialist a minimum fourd days a week for 40 minutes, above and beyond the traditional Mathematics and Literacy Block

    A myriad of research and evidence interventions will be utilized for students based on their needs. Interventions will consist of both traditional and technological solutions. All Academic Intervention Services will be provided in a small group or individual setting.

     


     

     

     

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