District News

  • District in Final Stages of Successful Massive Initiative to Provide Every Student in the District with Laptop, iPad

    The Mount Vernon City School District is in the final stages of a massive effort to provide every student in need with a laptop or iPad as well as a MiFi device to best ensure academic success and provide equal access to the internet.

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  • Reopening plans call for three-tiered opening starting in November

    The Mount Vernon City School District is preparing for students to begin returning to school buildings in a three-tiered opening in November that will give Pre-K to grade 8 students four days a week of face-to-face instruction in the classroom.

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  • High school athletes returning to fields and courts

    High school sports are beginning to return in Mount Vernon. Five school district fall sports teams began practicing on September 29th. Boys and girls soccer teams, boys and girls cross country teams and the girls tennis team are all back – totaling approximately 90 student athletes.

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  • Board of Education Meeting

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Meeting of the Mount Vernon Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 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 Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Questions/comments for the Board of Education meeting may be forwarded to rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.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 this meeting on Board Docs before the meeting. http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/mvcsd/Board.nsf/Public Meeting Agenda

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  • Virtual Parent Learning Module Scheduled for Oct. 15

    The next Mount Vernon City School District Virtual Parent Learning Module is Thursday, October 15th. It is titled: “What's All The Fuss About-Information For Families To Support Virtual Learning?” This fun and interactive session will discuss the select strategies and techniques for families to support virtual, including crucial tips for families on avoiding virtual learning burnout. In this hands-on session, facilitators will expose parents/caregivers to the different digital tools that students will use during their instructional program and provide resources to complement these platforms. The series is designed to provide families with the tools and resources to help support their children’s education while empowering them to help strengthen and support their students’ academic pursuits. https://zoom.us/j/97183424189?pwd=S0dxOXBpR0lIbkhEU2d6SGdhUTBYQT09 Use Meeting ID# 97183424189 Password: OSI2021

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Message from Principal

  • Greetings Parents and Guardians 

    Welcome new and returning Cecil H. Parker Families to the 2020-2021 academic school year! We hope you and your families are safe and doing well. Our Parker Scholars have been extremely missed! The administrative team will pop into all virtual classrooms to greet our beautiful scholars on the first day of school to welcome them back. 

    During these unprecedented times, please be reminded that all schools in the Mount Vernon City School District are beginning the first day of remote learning on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:30 AM. All students must log into their virtual classrooms promptly by 8:30 AM. Student login information remains the same for returning students. Attendance is very important; students must log in on time every day! If there are any further decisions regarding remote and hybrid learning, it will only be made by the Superintendent of Schools. 

    I expect all students to follow their virtual program schedule which will be provided by the classroom teacher in Schoology on the first day of school. Classroom Zoom was provided through US mail and in Schoology with student username, password, and ZOOM information will be provided in correspondence through US mail as well. 

    Students will be engaged in daily synchronous (Live Zoom) instruction, as well as asynchronous (Student Independent) instruction with teacher support. It is critical for students and families to remember the following Zoom norms and expectations: 1) Cameras should be on, 2) microphones are muted when not speaking, 3) all students are respectful, and 4) all students are actively engaged and responsible for their learning. With that said, students must log in on time each day, students and family members must be properly dressed, students should have a quiet place to work, parents must be mindful of their language and interactions in the background, and students must be organized. 

    “Grab-n-Go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided in our school cafeteria, Mondays-Fridays, from 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed at the same time through the back door of the cafeteria through the parking lot located on South 6th Avenue. A “Grab-n-Go” schedule will be posted on our Schoology school page. 

    As we proceed throughout the school year, various updates will be provided on the following platforms, Cecil H. Parker School Schoology page, parents’ email addresses, K-12 Alerts to receive Robo calls, and the Cecil H. Parker School page on the district website. Please make sure your address, phone numbers and email addresses are accurate. 

    Your child’s success and well-being are our #1 priority and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure their success. We ask that you do your part and work with us! Please feel free to reach out to the teacher, support staff and administration with any concerns or questions. 

    Informational parent Zoom forums are planned to share the Cecil H. Parker School Reopening Plan. The school district is providing tutorials on how to access Schoology and student’s core subject courses through parent webinars and online workshops. Please look out for those announcements. 

    Once again, we look forward to meeting with all of our Parker Scholars and their families.


    Always for Your Children, 

    Ms. Jacqueline Green


    Cecil H. Parker School



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