Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy may be taking the reins officially as Superintendent of the Mount Vernon City School District on July 1, but she is already planning to begin assessing the district’s needs and starting to put the pieces of her comprehensive Renew, Recommit, Reimagine plan into action.
The Mount Vernon High School’s Class of 2022 celebrated its graduation on Friday, June 24. The ceremony took place at the high school’s football field and marked the end of students’ first full year back in the classroom since the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 214 students received their diplomas.
Seniors of the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy graduated on Thursday, June 23, at the school’s soccer field. The 113 members of the Class of 2022 were the second of which to become alumni of their school.
The second class of the Denzel Washington School of the Arts graduated Wednesday, June 22, in the school’s Phylicia Rashad Auditorium. The ceremony for the 54 students included speeches by the school principal, district superintendent, a board trustee, and the mayor, as well as the Class of 2022 president, valedictorian and salutatorian, among other dignitaries.
The Mt. Vernon Adult Education Program will hold its Summer In-Person Registration for NEW students June 27-30 from 6:00-8:00 PM at 170 E. Lincoln Avenue, Mt. Vernon, New York. Sign up to take classes toward earning your GED or ESL classes to learn English. Classes are free and you must be 21 years old to enroll. We look forward to seeing you.
August 31, 2020
Dear Rebecca Turner Elementary School Families,
As the opening of school rapidly approaches, I hope you and your family are safe and are enjoying what remains of this summer. The arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020 quickly changed the way we do things, and in most instances, changed what was once normal.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened political/racial tensions in our country, we still have to ensure that nothing prevents us from preparing our students academically and socially, regardless of the type of educational platform being used. Despite these challenges, I truly believe this school year will still bring great new opportunities, learning experiences, and accomplishments for our school community.
The theme for this school year is “Nothing Can Stop Us!” The instructional program for the 2020-21 school year will focus on the following areas (in-person and/or distance learning) to support our efforts in closing the achievement gap:
As the 2020-21 school year approaches, please take note of the following:
School Uniforms-Optional for 2020-21
School uniform implementation at Rebecca Turner Elementary School has been a huge success! The uniform policy for the 2020-21 school year is optional. Our school uniform colors are maroon/burgundy tops with a gold logo and khaki bottoms (pants/skirts). The vendor we are using is Cookie’s - The Kids Department Store. Information on how to order the official uniform with our school logo is enclosed. Additionally, you can also choose to purchase merchandise without the school logo from other retailers such as Target, J.C. Penny, French Toast, Wal-Mart, etc.
Opt-In/Out Scheduling Requirement Form
If you have not already done so, you must notify the school district of the choice in your child’s learning model. To do this, you must fill out and submit the district’s Opt In/Out Scheduling Requirement Form. It is the same form as the Back to School Opt In/Out Survey. Parents need to submit one form per student. Please check our district’s website homepage for further information. This form must be completed! A copy of this form is also enclosed in this letter.
A parent meeting conducted via Zoom will be scheduled soon. During this meeting, you will learn more about our reopening plans and calendar of events. You can also check our district’s website at www.mtvernoncsd.org for more information.
I look forward to a positive and productive school year with our new normal. We will get through this school year together as a school community because “Nothing Can Stop Us!”