As of this moment, Mount Vernon has no confirmed cases. Various district staff have reported indirect contact and consequently have elected to self-quarantine. Indirect contact means that they have been in some proximity to an infected person or associated with someone who may have had contact with a confirmed case. In those instances, guidance from the Department of Health does not recommend that the District take any action. However, as we have worked to reduce possible exposure, we are looking at each situation on a case by case basis and making decisions accordingly. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students and staff remain safe.
The Mount Vernon City School District’s custodians have begun a thorough disinfecting and sanitizing of its school buildings today, Thursday, March 5th. The cleaning – which will kill all flu-like viruses, including Novel Coronavirus – will be done over the next four days and schools are expected to reopen on Monday morning on a normal schedule.
From Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools: Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and I regret to announce that the Mount Vernon City School District believes that it has not received ALL collected school and library taxes from the City of Mount Vernon. The City of Mount Vernon collects taxes on behalf of the school district and the library and remits payments on or before February 28 of each year. This is the second year in a row that the City has failed to meet its obligations to remit ALL tax dollars collected to the school district.
Students in the Mount Vernon City School District took some time out of their days to observe Digital Learning Day on Thursday, February 27th. The day has been celebrated by the district for the past four years as a way to ask students and staff to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and innovative.
Families and students in the Mount Vernon City School District have seen unprecedented building improvements and academic success over the past five years. To honor these achievements and to keep the district and its students on the path of improvement and growth, the Board of Education is keeping its “Dream Team” of school district administrators together.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to William H. Holmes School. We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic students!
As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their potential. We believe that everyone must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students. It is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at the Holmes School. Whether you are a class parent, a member of the PTA, or a member of one of our school committees, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their children.
It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at Holmes School. Up-to-date and additional information will appear on the district website. If you have questions or concerns that arise, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.
Danielle Davis-Marrow, Principal