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COVID Saliva Test Instructions and Student Consent Form for Testing


    Click on the link below for saliva test instructions:


    Saliva Test Instructions Video

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    Click on the link below for instructions on how to take the COVID-19 saliva test.



    If you haven't already done so, please scan the QR code below (or click on the link below the QR code) to complete a consent form so your child may be screened for COVID-19. To better control the virus, all students should be tested. The non-intrusive saliva test is simple to take at home and then dropped off at school. Results are confidential.  


    QR Code for Consent for COVID testing



    Mount Sinai Presentation

    To learn more, click on the link below to download this presentation from Mount Sinai:



    Staff and consultants of the Mount Vernon City School District, please scan the QR code below (or click on the link below the QR code) to complete a consent form so you may be screened for COVID-19 with PCR saliva testing.

     QR Code for staff and consultants saliva test


Superintendent's Message - January 18, 2022

  • Dear Mount Vernon Community,

    Today’s update is to provide information on the latest COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance issued by NYS DOH and accepted by the Westchester County DOH, and current metrics on COVID-19.

    Additionally, find below our Test-to-Stay Procedures, which is intended for asymptomatic, unvaccinated students or staff who are determined to be a close contact to a COVID Positive individual while at school or who have a documented quarantine order from the Westchester Department of Health. Students or staff that have documented proof of vaccination or a documented diagnosis of COVID in the 90 days preceding exposure are NOT required to utilize the TTS protocol. Our schools currently are equipped with iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests to utilize for this protocol or in case of extenuating circumstances related to COVID.

    New Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine:

    Over the past week, the CDC, NYSDOH, and Westchester County DOH have all made multiple changes to current COVID-19 guidelines. Below is the most recent update from the DOH as of Friday, January 14, 2022. It contains a metric for when and where to isolate and quarantine based on any given situation. We are also placing this information on our district homepage at: https://www.mtvernoncsd.org. or on the district Reopening page at: https://www.mtvernoncsd.org/domain/2047. The New York State Department of Health provided a comprehensive memo issued to school districts that you can find at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/01/Quarantine%20and%20Isolation %20Guidance_1.14.22.pdf

    The DOH has also eliminated their obligation for contact tracing. However, we are still notifying parents and staff of affected cases via the district website and providing multi-layered mitigation strategies to keep our schools safe from the spread of COVID. The district will continue to implement periodic COVID testing to further ensure safety for staff and students.

    Yours for the Sake of All Children,

    Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
    Superintendent of School

Board of Trustees Meeting 1-4-2022

District News

  • NMHZ sports new logo and mascot

    The Nelson Mandela Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School has a new school mascot – a falcon – as well as a logo and school colors, maroon and gold.

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  • Two Grimes students will have artwork published nationally

    Two eighth graders at the Grimes School will have their artworks published nationally by Celebrating Art, a contest “devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student-created art.”

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  • DWSA Presents its Winter Showcase

    Make some time Thursday evening to be dazzled. The Denzel Washington School of the Arts has a treat for all with the premier of its Winter Showcase 2021, beginning 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  • Former Mount Vernon resident brings art talents to Parker

    For Chelsea Phaire, art was a way to ease sorrow at a difficult time. When her grandfather passed away, she was encouraged to create a drawing of him, which was inserted in the elder relative’s pocket when he was buried. Since then, she has drawn enormous benefits from practicing art, and they are gifts she shares with everyone she can. A former Mount Vernon resident who is now in the seventh grade, she visited Cecil H. Parker School bringing bags of art supplies for second and third graders, and then led 20 students in an art class.

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  • Mount Vernon Teachers Training for Administrative Roles

    Eight teachers from the Mount Vernon City School District are receiving training to take on larger roles as principals and other leadership roles in a two-year program. They are enrolled in the Partnership for Principal Preparation program, a collaboration among the District, the College of Saint Rose and the consultants REACH Educational Solutions and Just Inspire.

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American's with Disabilities Act

  • It is the goal of the Mount Vernon City School District that the information on our website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities.

    Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications).

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    If you are unable to access any page(s) in our site, please email our District Webmaster with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.

    Please note that some pages on the Mount Vernon City School District Website contain links to third party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third party sites.