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  • Mount Vernon Basics Program to Kick-off New Year with Jan. 26 Virtual Event

    The ‘Mount Vernon Basics’ program, launched in 2018, is an initiative that seeks to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to support their child’s education. The program’s leaders have announced upcoming events for the spring 2021 semester. For the health and safety of the District’s staff and families, the events will be held virtually through Zoom. The first event – Bringing Back the Basics: Providing Resources for Infants and Toddlers – is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th. The kick-off event was developed with the district’s newest partner, the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. Zoom Meeting ID: 998 4024 8935. Password: basics

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  • Virtual Parent Learning Module #6 - Jan. 14

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS – JAN 14th > 6–7:30pm 📝 for the next Virtual Parent Learning Module #6: Social-Emotional Support for Children & Families-Building Resiliency Now and post-COVID-19 This session discusses our resilience as the ability to bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy, trauma, or adversity and provides ten powerful practices to nurture an attitude of resilience in children. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97183424189?pwd=S0dxOXBpR0lIbkhEU2d6SGdhUTBYQT09 Use Meeting ID# 97183424189 Password: OSI2021

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  • Denzel Washington School of the Arts student Judah Taylor wins national William Warfield competition, earns scholarship

    Judah Taylor, a 10th-grade student at the Denzel Washington School of the Arts on the Nellie Thornton Campus, won first place in a national competition in honor of William Warfield, earning the 2020 William Warfield Scholarship Fund Classical Vocal Competition for African American High School Students, with his performance of “Caro, Mio Ben.” Recipients of this year’s scholarships will perform in an annual benefit concert. This year’s benefit concert will be virtual at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 24th.

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  • Statement from Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Hamilton made the following statement during the January 5, 2021 Board of Education meeting in response to comments made by former City Councilman Andre Wallace and to credit rating house Moody’s for downgrading the district’s credit rating.

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  • District-wide Comprehensive Safety Plan- Public Comment

    The Comprehensive Safety Plan for School Crisis is part of the Project SAVE Legislation and the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act, passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Pataki at the end of the 2000 Legislative session. The law is an outgrowth of four years of negotiations and an in-depth report by Lieutenant Governor Donoghue's Task Force on School Violence. The primary goal of Project SAVE is to stop school violence before it happens. Project SAVE requires every school in the State of New York to work with local law enforcement officials and members of the community to develop a comprehensive Safety Plan that will limit the damaging effects of a violent incident. As part of the approval process, the District-Wide Safety Plan MUST be made available for public comment at least thirty (30) days prior to adoption by the Board of Education. It is anticipated the Board of Education will adopt the plan on February 2, 2021. Comments on the plan may be sent to rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org District-Wide Safety Plan 2020-2021

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