District News

  • District Leadership Team Takes a Salary Freeze for Upcoming School Year; Dr. Hamilton Now Calls on All-District Employees to Eliminate Increases

    The Superintendent and his cabinet, which includes the district’s leadership team of administrators and support employees, who typically work at the Education Center, have already voluntarily agreed to freeze their salary for the upcoming school year to help the district arrive at an annual spending plan that is acceptable for passage on Tuesday, June 9.

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  • Community Pre-Ks Succeeding with Digital Learning Plans

    Partner organizations of the Mount Vernon City School District that provide full-day pre-kindergarten for hundreds of students across Mount Vernon have met the challenge of rapidly converting their building-based, in-person student learning programs to digital learning.

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  • Schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year.

    A Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton The Governor has just announced that schools will be closed for the rest of this academic year. While we are all very anxious to resume some normalcy, at least now we have some finality to what the next steps will be. That said, we have initiated a committee that is tasked with making recommendations for how we will commemorate our graduates. We have also established a committee to explore the parameters of our summer school program. Please stay tuned for more information in this regard. We have placed an order for additional laptops through the courtesy of the Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF). As soon as we receive those devices we will schedule our next distribution. If you are interested in making a donation to the MVEF which is a non-profit organization, please the foundation's website at our www.mtvernoncsd.org/foundaition for more information. We know this is a very challenging time for everyone. I understand that many parents are trying to balance work, family, and now homeschooling. We will get through this together.

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  • Mount Vernon Educational Foundation Raising Funds for MVCSD Students in Need of Laptops

    The Mount Vernon Educational Foundation (MVEF) is calling for donations to help raise money to purchase laptops for the students in the Mount Vernon City School District who are in need of devices as they continue to learn at home.

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  • Mount Vernon City School District Child Care Program Providing for Students and Families

    About 24 students get dropped off at Holmes School each morning during the week for the essential worker childcare program. A total of 52 Mount Vernon City School District students, ages 3 through 12, are enrolled during this time when most school buildings are closed because of the mandate for residents to stay safe at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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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