Valaine Clarke, a member of the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy Class of 2021, recently received a full athletic scholarship to Xavier University of Louisiana. On Friday, March 5, the Mount Vernon City School District held a ceremonial signing where Clarke committed to play as part of the university’s women’s tennis program.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing on Intellectus Preparatory Charter School application will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The public hearing will take place virtually via Zoom. Comments to be read at the hearing regarding the charter school application should be submitted, in writing before 5:30 p.m. Additional comments will be accepted through March 14, 2021. All comments received will become part of the official record of the proceeding. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually, with ALL trustees participating via Zoom to Meeting. Under Governor Cuomo's Executive Order #202.1 "CONTINUING TEMPORARY SUSPENSION AND MODIFICATION OF LAWS RELATING TO THE DISASTER EMERGENCY" we will be hosting the meeting without permitting in-person public access to these meetings. Members of the public may view the meeting LIVE on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MountVernonCitySchoolDistrict and the district website www.mtvernoncsd.org at the prescribed start time. The meeting will also be recorded and available for playback on the district's Board Docs website. The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all public meetings. Due to this meeting's format, questions/comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Questions/comments for the Board of Education meeting may be forwarded to email@example.com. Questions and comments may also be provided by calling (914) 665-5235 (Please leave a message with your comments and questions). Your questions/comments MUST include your full name and contact information. Questions/Comments will be read into the record by the district clerk during the public comment portion of the meeting. 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
Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton led a panel discussion with leading health experts from across Westchester County and an expert on environmental air quality to answer community questions related to the District’s reopening plans. The panel was held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton was joined by Michael Pellicio, Director of Facilities and Logistics for the District; Dr. Dial Hewlett, Medical Director at Westchester County Department of Health; Dr. Ada J. Huang, an internist and infectious disease specialist who serves as the Deputy Commissioner at Westchester County Department of Health; Dr. Richard Lynch, a certified industrial hygienist and consultant for the District, among others; Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma, Medical Director for the Mount Vernon City School District and Southern Westchester BOCES; and Mr. Joseph Glazer, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Community Mental Health in Westchester County.
The Mount Vernon City School District celebrated with a ribbon cutting and cooking demonstration of its new, state-of-the-art culinary program kitchen at The Mount Vernon High School on Thursday, February 25th. Renovation and construction of the facility was funded with a $1 million capital improvement grant through New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi. The project sought to revitalize the culinary lab and program at the high school. Following the ribbon cutting, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, or “Chef Ham” as he was known for the evening, joined culinary students in preparing a delicious meal for those in attendance.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24th, more than 100 Mount Vernon City School District faculty and staff joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton and his cabinet as they hosted an interactive panel discussion. The topic for the event was strategies teachers can use to help students shatter glass ceilings they may encounter and redefine how the world sees them.
September 9, 2020
Welcome to new and returning Holmes families to the 2020-2021 academic school year! I hope that you and your family are safe and doing well!
During these unprecedented times, please be reminded that all schools in Mt. Vernon are beginning the school year remotely. Further decisions will be made by the Superintendent of Schools no later than October 5, 2020.
The first day of virtual schooling begins Thursday, September 10, 2020. The student Username, student ID, classroom teacher’s email, and ZOOM login information are available in the main office. Additional login information for specials and support staff will be provided on the Holmes parent page in Schoology and Seesaw.
Students will be engaged in daily synchronous (LIVE ZOOM) instruction, as well as asynchronous (Student Independent) instruction with teacher support. Students and families must remember the following ZOOM norms: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Ready to Learn.
With this being said, students must log in on time. Students and family members must be appropriately dressed. Students should have a quiet place to work, and parents must be mindful of their language and interactions in the background. Students must be organized. Grab & Go breakfast/lunch will also be available from 7:15 am – 8:15 am as needed. A schedule will be posted on the district’s website. I know this is a lot of information and a lot to take in. Know that your child’s success is our #1 priority and of utmost importance, so we will work with you every step of the way. We ask that you do your part and work with us! Keep the lines of communication open!
As we proceed throughout the school year, various updates will be provided on the following platforms: Holmes Schoology page, email address, Robocalls, and access to the Holmes and district webpage.
Please reach out to your child’s teacher and the principal at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have.
Once again, welcome, and I look forward to a very productive school year!
Mrs. Danielle Davis-Marrow, Holmes School Principal