May Virtual Parent Workshop: Suicide Prevention - May 25

Mount Vernon Teachers Federation 2022 Scholarship Awards

  • Congratulations to our Mount Vernon Teachers Federation student scholarship winners!

    MVFT scholarships flyer

Staff and Student PCR Saliva COVID Testing Letter - 5-20-2022

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    Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff:   

    We have been monitoring Covid-19 rates and Westchester County remains as a high-risk community level for Covid-19.  Based on this information, we will be conducting PCR testing with our partner company, C19 Safety First for students and staff next week and the week after Memorial Day.  As we have done in the past, this extra layer of mitigation will help us contain any possible spread of Covid that may occur.

    Students will receive their PCR test kit from their school and teachers next Monday, May 23, 2022 (return specimen by Wednesday morning, May 25, 2022), and the following Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (return specimen by Thursday morning, June 2, 2022).  Staff should follow their regular testing pick-up procedures.  Students/Staff must have a consent form on file with the district. If you need to fill out a consent form, you can go to the main page of our website at www.mtvernoncsd.org and fill out a digital form or your school has their own paper copies that you can sign off on.  There are also videos and support documents on how to take the PCR saliva test-tube test.

    Additionally, the following key points should be noted for this testing process:

    1. In order to ensure that all parents have access to their child’s results, a link will be sent to all student email accounts, where parents can access their child’s results. This will occur as soon as the test results have been processed by C19 Safety First
    2. If a positive test result is found for Covid, your school nurse or administrator will reach out to you to ensure that you quarantine and that you are taking the necessary steps to getting any help or support that you may need.

    Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out to your building Principal.  See below recommended but NOT mandated CDC suggestions based on our current status.

    *From the CDC website:  Recommended actions based on current level

    Wear a mask indoors in public and on public transportation. Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider taking additional precautions.

    Respectfully yours,
    Dr. Waveline Bennett-Conroy
    Acting Superintendent of Schools

COVID-19 Safety First

  • COVID-19 Safety Flyer

  • COVID safety contact information     COVID Safety Contact Information in Spanish

  • COVID testing instructions     COVID testing steps in Spanish

COVID Saliva Test Instructions and Student Consent Form for Testing

  • SALIVA TEST - INSTRUCTIONS

    Click on the link below for saliva test instructions:

    SALIVA TEST INSTRUCTIONS VIDEO

    Saliva Test Instructions Video

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

    COVID-19 SALIVA TEST INSTRUCTIONS


    CONSENT FORM FOR TESTING YOUR STUDENT

    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.  

    CONSENT FORM

    QR Code for Consent for COVID testing

    CONSENT FORM FOR COVID-19 SCREENING

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Mount Sinai Presentation

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

    MOUNT SINAI COVID PRESENTATION


    CONSENT FORM FOR MVCSD STAFF AND CONSULTANTS

    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

    STAFF/CONSULTANT CONSENT FOR PCR SALIVA TESTING

Board of Trustees Meeting 5-23-2022

District News

  • School District Hosts Tenure Awards Ceremony June 7

    The Mount Vernon City School District is hosting its Annual Tenure Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7 at the Board of Education meeting at Graham School. The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live. Educators honored by receiving tenure this year are ...

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  • Board of Education Special Meeting - 5-23-2022

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. via ZOOM. The purpose of the meeting is to meet with legal counsel. It is anticipated the Board will act on a resolution to adopt the revised budget. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the District Clerk (914) 665-5235. 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. You will be able to find the complete agenda for this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting.  http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public Meeting Agenda 

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  • Budget Vote, BOE Election Results

    Mount Vernon voters did not support the $266.7 million school budget for 2022-2023. Voters elected four Board of Education members.

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  • Residents Enjoy Fun, Educational Health Fair

    Parents and children enjoyed music, exercise, free produce and much more at the Mount Vernon City School District’s “Spring into Wellness” Health Fair today, May 14, 2022.

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  • DWSA Honors Ceremony Filled with Cheers

    Cheers filled the Phylicia Rashad Auditorium at Denzel Washington School of the Arts as students celebrated their schoolmates' achievements in an honors ceremony. Many seniors wore shirts with the names of the colleges and universities they will attend next year.

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Black History Month Events

MVCSD Seeks Community Stakeholders for Post-2020 Strategic Plan

Student Tech Support

COVID-19 Information

  • Latest COVID-19 Test Results and Information 

    CLICK HERE for the latest COVID-19 information from the district.

    Feb. 28 COVID-19 Chart

     

    COVID-19 Report card 

      NYS COVID Report Card graphic
    For the NYS COVID Report Card, which shows infections by school, CLICK HERE.

Athletic Schedule

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A message from the Superintendent & Board of Trustees

  • Dear Mt. Vernon Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    Our hearts are heavy as we relay this message. We continue to grieve with – and for – the family and friends of Kayla Green over the senseless events of last Friday afternoon. How can a celebration of our student-athlete achievements turn into a tragedy? Why has a vibrant and promising young life been lost to this?

    The Mt. Vernon Board of Education will not accept that this is our reality. We will not accept violence among our students, in our schools, or in our community. We reject the casual acceptance of aggression and violence in our national culture. And as community leaders, we must live up to our responsibility to act decisively, lest we stand guilty of not prioritizing the safety and well-being of students, staff, and all who are a part of the school community.

    First, and most important: we want answers as to what happened last Friday night. A wide-ranging criminal investigation has been under way by law enforcement, and we are fully cooperating in this effort. This includes an examination of all past documentation of DASA (Dignity for All Students) incidents of intimidation, harassment, or related behaviors among students, along with other inquiries.

    Anecdotal reporting from those who were on site last week suggests that students from all three high schools were involved in student-on-student violence during the event. Parents and students, know this: it is critical that you confidentially come forward to share what you may have seen. The police and the district cannot address what needs attention without the cooperation and support of our community. If you have any details regarding this matter, please contact the Mount Vernon Police Department at 914.665.2500. We would also ask that you provide any such details to the district as well by contacting  Dr. Waveline Bennett- Conroy at 914-665-5227. 

    Furthermore, and of the most immediate importance, all Mount Vernon City Schools will operate remotely on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 to provide our students and staff with the opportunity to process what has occurred and to ensure that our schools are prepared to appropriately respond to student and staff needs under the circumstances. In-person learning will resume on Wednesday, April 20th.  Grief counselors will be available at every school building to speak with students and staff who are struggling to make sense of this tragedy. We will continue to implement our existing safety protocols in each of our buildings, which include the use of devices to detect whether students are in possession of any weapons in school. We will continue to work with law enforcement to ensure that there is a sufficient police presence in and around our schools.

    We have also met with Mount Vernon City officials, Westchester County, and the State Department of Education to address our immediate needs. Additionally, our students, staff and families can avail themselves of the following:

    • Resources from the Bereavement Center of Westchester and Family Services of Westchester
    • Trained mental health staff from the Youth Bureau and the Westchester Jewish Center (WJCS)
    • School Clinicians, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, and SW BOCES resources
    • Clergy in our schools for support for students and staff
    • Parent Liaison support – mental health support
    • Tip hotline for bullying found on district Parent/Community page
    • New York Commissioner of Education – additional supports from the Justice Department

    School leaders have been charged to work with their staff to help students with their feelings and emotions during this challenging time. They will provide social-emotional support lessons during the school day and provide direction to individual counseling as needed.

    Historically (and like most, if not all, school districts in NY), we have utilized important conflict resolution instruction and similar programming in our schools for many years. But more must be done. One of the challenges of district leadership in the near term will be to develop a much more robust and holistic approach to student safety, specifically at our three high schools. This approach would integrate conventional security measures, expanded mental health services, and more contemporary instructional approaches to conflict resolution that are specific to our needs. We anticipate this beginning with the next school year as an independent audit of our current approach, followed by the introduction of a new set of improved operating procedures and programming.

    We must be driven– always– by respect, dignity, and care for one other. And we must have safety and peace to match the pride we have in our Mount Vernon community.

    Sincerely,
    The Mount Vernon Board of Education

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).

    The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.

    Some features on this site may require the Adobe Flash Player to view. If you don’t have the Adobe Flash Player, please visit the Adobe website to download a copy.

    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.

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