In a live, 90-minute talk show entitled “Moving Beyond The Pandemic,” the Mount Vernon City School District on Thursday, June 17, discussed the plan to achieve a full transition to traditional in-person learning by having up to 3,000 students attend summer school – even if their grades do not reflect the need to attend.
Fourth-grade students at Lincoln Elementary School taught each other on Thursday, June 17th, about Juneteenth, the commemoration of the day in 1865 when word of freedom reached slaves in Texas.
Mount Vernon High School senior John Alex will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to make the most of the school’s strong science program, which suits his plans to major in microbiology. Alex was named his high school’s salutatorian, with a cumulative GPA of 97.65 after seven semesters. With that academic performance, bolstered by classes taken in the school’s new International Baccalaureate program and coupled with his range of extracurricular activities, he was accepted at a host of other schools as well.
The Mount Vernon High School swimming pool will open to families and residents of the city again this summer as COVID-era restrictions continue to loosen. Public swimming will begin Wednesday, June 16. Mount Vernon residents will be able to swim in the pool on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The pool will be closed Saturday, July 3; Monday, July 5; and Saturday, July 31.
Mount Vernon STEAM Academy students on Wednesday, June 2, earned honors during the school’s first Senior Convocation ceremony highlighting academic achievement, athletics, community service, and character.
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