District News

  • Back-to-School Opt In/Out of Onsite Instruction Confirmation Survey

    The Mount Vernon City School District is asking parents and guardians to confirm their child’s instruction choice by August 7 with our Back-to-School Opt In/Out of Onsite Instruction Confirmation Survey.

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  • School Reopening Plans

    The Mount Vernon City School District is pleased to release our building-based, Covid-19 Reopening Plans as well as our district plans.

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  • District Promotes Two to Principal Posts at Cecil H. Parker School and Grimes School

    The Mount Vernon City School District Board of Education voted recently to promote two of its veteran assistant principals to permanent principal positions. Both Jacqueline D. Green and Marc A. Molina are natives of Mount Vernon, products of the school district and graduates of Mount Vernon High School. Both positions became effective in July.

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  • District Announces Reopening Plans for 2020-2021 Academic Year

    At the July 7, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeff Gorman presented reopening plans for the upcoming school year. The reopening plans are guided by three main principles: The health and safety of staff and students, guidance from state officials and health professionals and their impact on revisions to the presented plan, and mental and social emotional wellness to drive the plan into action.

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  • A Message from the Superintendent - July 22, 2020

    We are writing to provide a status of our school reopening plans for September and collect parent feedback with a brief survey. Reopening plans will be announced in the next two weeks so parents can plan accordingly. We appreciate you taking the time to complete and submit a brief survey to assist the District in planning for the reopening of schools in the fall. If you have multiple children in the district, you only need to complete one form.

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Message from Principal

  • Dear Grimes Families,

    Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. I am thrilled to be entering my fourth year as principal of this great school. I look forward to working with you to help your child reach even higher heights.

    The Grimes school community made great progress last year. I have enjoyed sharing this success with all of you at our Back to School Night, during our record-breaking Dad’s Bring Your Kids to School Day, and on a daily basis here at the school. I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support. Your girls and boys are well on their way to reaching their goals – but we are not there yet. We can soar even higher as a school community.

    At Grimes, we believe that families, staff members, and community members must work together as partners to ensure that each of our students develops and thrives. Our talented and dedicated teachers and staff members work hard to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our girls and boys.           

    As always, feel free to call me at (914) 665-5025 or email me at Evangunten@mtvernoncsd.org with any questions or concerns.

    I look forward to working with you on our journey to excellence.     

    Erik Van Gunten


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