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The Lion King Jr. @MVHS January 26-28, 2018

News & Announcements

  • Parents applaud Mount Vernon City School District’s efforts to bring choice of high schools to city residents

    The Mount Vernon City School District rolled out its three high schools of excellence to parents of eighth-graders in the city at an information session recently. Hundreds of parents in attendance praised the district’s efforts as it prepares to fully enact the 20/20 Vision with a choice of high schools years ahead of schedule.

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  • Coming soon: full day, pre-kindergarten in all Mount Vernon schools

    This fall, the Mount Vernon City School District will begin the transition process of bringing full-day, pre-kindergarten classes into all elementary school buildings. Full-day pre-kindergarten will be phased in across the district over the next three years and is part of the continued implementation of the district’s the 20/20 Vision.

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  • New pre-k to eighth-grade building configurations to be put in place

    As part of its 20/20 Vision, the Mount Vernon City School District is beginning the process to phase-in and convert all elementary schools to pre-K to eighth-grade buildings, which eliminates the need for a middle school building. This will ensure continuity of care and instruction for students and supports the substantial evidence that pre-k to eight-grade building configurations further assist in the success and retention of students.

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  • Mount Vernon City School District announces details of high schools of choice

    The Mount Vernon City School District administration presented an update to the Board of Education on progress of the 20/20 Vision during the board’s Jan. 9 meeting, which showed the academic transformation is ahead of schedule. The presentation included announcing details on the high schools of choice, the universal pre-kindergarten phase-in and the eighth-grade configuration. The district’s school restructuring efforts, alongside the district’s facilities and grounds improvements, will create new opportunities for students and transform public education in Mount Vernon. District administrators have researched and customized these efforts to fit the city’s demographics and the district’s needs.

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  • District response to lawsuit filed by district teacher Hilary Bailey

    The District categorically denies the false and baseless allegations set forth in the complaint filed on behalf of Mr. Bailey. Mr. Bailey is the subject of an ongoing disciplinary proceeding pursuant to section 3020-a of the New York State Education Law which Mr. Bailey has chosen to make open to the public. Many of the disciplinary charges directly relate to the allegations raised in Mr. Bailey’s complaint. It is our belief that the complaint represents an ongoing pattern of behavior on the part of Mr. Bailey to obfuscate the real issue; Mr. Bailey’s performance as a classroom teacher and employee of the District. The District intends to vigorously contest the allegations in the appropriate forum and further intends to defend the reputations of the administrators identified as defendants in the complaint.

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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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