Social media and technology have helped bring the world closer as we build our social networks, especially during the pandemic. But, there are dangers that we need to understand and be aware of to keep up with our children. Erika Ewing, a social media expert and social rights advocate, will give an enlightening presentation for parents of students of all ages – from elementary school to high school. She will teach parents about the positives and negatives of using social media platforms and other technologies, such as cell phones for texting.
In order to help you support your child in using the district’s learning management system Schoology, we have created a path for you to have your own Schoology account that you can use to monitor your child’s schoolwork. You would set up your account using a browser but then can later access it through the Schoology App. Creating a Schoology account is What Is Schoology? Teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected. A Schoology Parent Account gives you access to: ● The classes and groups your child is enrolled in. ● Your child’s upcoming assignments. ● School and class announcements.
01/29/2021 Dear Parents/Guardians, In an effort to ensure that all MVHS students have equal access to a high-quality curriculum, we will be hosting several workbook distribution days. The student workbooks that are being distributed are aligned with your child’s math and/or science curriculum. The course workbooks can be used by your child to take notes, highlight, annotate, and show work. Students enrolled in the following course(s) are encouraged to pick up their workbook(s): Algebra 1 Geometry (regents and non-regents) Algebra 2/ Intermediate Algebra 2 Living Environment Chemistry (regents and non-regents) Physics (regents and non-regents) Please remind your child to bring with them their student ID, face covering, and class schedule to assist us in a quick and efficient distribution. Students may pick up their workbooks during one of the following timeslots: 5th period lunch 11:02 – 11:45 pm 7th period lunch 12:34 – 1:17 pm Afterschool 3:00 – 4:00 pm Feb 8 (Monday) Feb 9 (Tuesday) Feb 10 (Wednesday) Should you have any questions or if your child is not able to pick up their workbook(s) during one of these distribution days, please reach out to Mr. Cornelius at 914-665-5300 to arrange an alternative time. Although we strongly encourage your child to pick up their workbook(s), they will have full access to curriculum-based material online. Thank you for your support and be safe. Sincerely, Samone Grixti Mathematics & Science Department Chair
******ALL DATES ARE PENDING BUILDING CLOSURE**** ****THIS FORM IS FOR MVHS STUDENTS ONLY**** ***devices for exchange must be brought to the appointment*** Students are being provided district devices to allow for uninterrupted access to the district’s digital learning systems and communication with teachers and staff. The equipment is signed-out to the specified parent, guardian or student and is to be used in conjunction with District business and/or school assignments. This device is a loan and it is expected that it will be returned to your child’s school upon request. Please take the following survey to confirm your appointment. Please note that an individual over 18 with an identification must be present in order to borrow the laptop. Their ID must be provided along with paperwork acknowledging receipt of the laptop. The paperwork will be provided for signatures. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8u0zEzEag0GJOy6vWUZPQBuOpkMGgg9DpgwzOpA2XDhUQkNaVTMzWkYwQUxKVjhGVlNWQTI3TE1SRi4u When you arrive, please go to the student entrance and enter through the gym door. Masks and social distancing will be required. Regards, Mount Vernon High School Tech Links
Greetings Mount Vernon Community, Please view a pre-recorded announcement from the administration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYynsCZsZPI&feature=youtu.be Get to know each of your child’s teachers here: https://flipgrid.com/mvhs2020 On October 29th at 6:00 PM, you can join a live webinar with Dr. Gonzalez at this link: https://mtvernoncsd-org.zoom.us/j/94624802752 Afterwards, meet with your scholar’s teachers virtually on Zoom by logging into their Schoology account and navigating to each course. If you have not used Schoology or Zoom before, your scholars have become experts and can take the lead to show you around! Thank you for joining us on this exciting and new experience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!
We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following:
Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities.
I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!
Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community. We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.
Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice.