Mount Vernon City Schools welcomed hundreds of parents and caregivers on Monday, February 11 for its district-wide Parent Involvement Day. The annual event provides unique opportunities for parents to see just what their children are up to all day, including activities for learning, socializing and fun unique to each school. Once again, the day was a huge hit!
Soon after Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton took the helm as Superintendent of the Mount Vernon City School District, he attended a holiday concert at Williams Elementary School. It was then that he recognized how desperately the students of the Williams School needed a new auditorium. Last week, Dr. Hamilton took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the culmination of that vision.
The Mount Vernon City School District is excited to announce registration dates for its universal, full day Pre-k program at no cost to city residents.
The Mount Vernon City School District recently completed a $1 million renovation of the auditorium at Columbus School, located at 455 North High Street. The project included the addition of surround-sound, theatre-style seating and a functioning balcony for the first time since 2002. The Columbus School community unveiled the state-of-the-art auditorium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Traphagen Elementary School students competed January 19th in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Tournament, the third annual competition that represented 12 schools from all over Westchester County, at Chappaqua’s Robert E. Bell Middle School. It was a first for the team of 10 third-through sixth grade students, Traphagen, and the Mount Vernon City School District. Now that Traphagen has brought the initial team, the District is anticipating more teams to compete next year and in future years.
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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