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School Tours Available!

School visits are available for prospective families interested in getting a first-hand look at King Street School.  Tours are led by school principal, Sam Ortiz.  They include a tour of the building, short classroom visits, and a question and answer period with the principal.  You can a schedule a visit by calling the school at 914-934-7996.

District News & Updates

Children need healthy meals to learn. The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is free for all students; lunch costs $1.00 at the elementary schools, $1.25 at the middle school and $1.30 at the high school. Free/Reduced price lunch is $0.00 (no cost)Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Your application for free/reduced price meals must be submitted by September 30, 2014.

Los ninos necesitan comidas saludables para aprender. Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District ofrece comidas saludables todos los dias escolares. El desayuno será gratis para todas las escuelas. El lunch cuesta $ 1.00 solamente para las escuelas elementales.  Gratis/reducios lunch es $0.00.  Para Middle el lunch cuesta $ 1.25. Para High School, el lunch cuesta $ 1.30. Sus hijos pueden calificar para recibir comidas gratis o a precios reducidos.  La solicitud para comidas gratis/precios reducidos debe ser presentada antes de Septeimbre 30 2014.

A Port Chester Cares Community Event

FREE Family Movie Night
The LEGO Movie  (Rated PG)
Port Chester High School Ryan Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 6  •  6:30 pm
Free Popcorn & Water  •  Bring Chairs and Blankets

Una proyección gratuita de
The LEGO Movie (Clasificada PG)
Port Chester High School Ryan Estadio
sábado, 6 de septiembre • 6:30 pm
Agua & palomitas de maíz gratis • traer sillas y mantas

Dear Parents/Guardians:
     On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome students and their parents to the 2014-2015 school year.
     We have exciting news from Port Chester High School.  For the first time in decades, students at PCHS will be able to enroll in a full schedule of courses rather than sitting in study halls for up to two periods daily.  This major shift will help ensure that your children are optimally prepared and competitive for entry into the finest colleges and other educational opportunities after high school.
     I also want to thank you for your fine work in advocating for the school district through your letter writing and participation in the on-line petition to our legislators. Your efforts have garnered more than $2 million over the last three years!  Watch for our latest work in this area, as the advocacy for obtaining adequate funding for next year will begin early in the school year.
     Note that our schools offer all the academic and extra-curricular programs your children need for future success.  With your support and their effort, your children can have fantastic choices after graduation.  Most colleges and universities - especially the finest schools - include participation in athletics, community service, clubs, music, theater, and leadership organizations as part of their admissions. Please encourage your children to take part in as many of the extra-curricular activities as they can in addition to doing their best in the classroom.
     Participation in the Parent/Teacher organization of your child's school is one way for you to be involved in your child's education.  I hope that you join your school's PTA or PTO and help with the wonderful events they sponsor, and that you participate in as many PTA/O sponsored events as you can throughout the year.
     Have a wonderful school year!  I am confident that 2014-2015 will be one of the very best.

Dr. Edward A. Kliszus, Superintendent of Schools

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Dear KSS Families,
On behalf of the King Street School staff, welcome to a new school year!  We hope that your summer was restful and you are as excited as we are for the year ahead.  As the summer draws to a close, the staff here is busy preparing the school for your child’s arrival on September 4. 
To our new families, welcome to the King Street community!  My family is proud to be among you as my daughter enters kindergarten this year.  King Street has many resources available for you and your child as you make this transition.  Your child’s teacher, Mrs. Maggie - our school secretary, our interim school psychologist Mrs. Diaz, the PTA, and I are all here to support you.  Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. 
As teachers, our academic goals are to challenge your children and inspire them to think critically.  We are also committed to supporting our students’ social, emotional and physical needs.  Our school motto is R.O.A.R. which stands for Respect, Out of Harm’s Way, Always Responsible, and Remembering Kindness.  We can only accomplish our goals by working closely with you and we look forward to doing so.
This year, King Street welcomes some new staff members.  Mrs. Castiglia joins our 5th grade teaching team.  She comes to us with over 10 years experience teaching here in the Port Chester School District.  Ms. Macri joins our 3rd grade teaching team.  She has been teaching in New York City for the past two years.  Mrs. Castiglia and Mrs. Macri are both KSS graduates, so we are especially excited to welcome them back to our community.  Mr. D’Alessio joins our special education team.  He also comes to us with experience teaching in the New York City school system.  I’m confident they will all make excellent additions to our teaching community.      
Across the district, the elementary schools are implementing two important changes this year.  First, we have adopted a new ELA (English Language Arts) curriculum in grades K, 1, and 2.  The curriculum, known as CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts), is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and more closely matches the rigor embedded in our upper grades ELA curriculum.  We believe this will create a smoother transition for students going into our upper grades and better prepare them for testing in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Second, we have adjusted our school report card to reflect the recent changes in New York State Standards and our curriculum.  The new report card will help you better understand what is expected of your child at each grade level. 
We hope to see you at our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 7 p.m. and at Back to School Night on September 23.  As a reminder, school starts at 8:30 a.m. and we serve free breakfast for all students beginning at 8:00 a.m.  You should plan on getting to school by 8:20 a.m. to avoid the traffic that backs up on Upland Street at 8:30.  The staff and I look forward to working with you this year!
Tue, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 3
District Event
Superintendent Conference Day
Wednesday, September 3
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social
1:30 PM
Thursday, September 4
District Event
Kindergartens Attend 9-11:30
High School 9th Grade Only - Orientation 8:30
Middle School 6th Grade Only - Orientation 8:20-12:30
Friday, September 5
District Event
Kindergarten Hours Today
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mon, Sep 8 - Tue, Sep 9
District Event
Kindergarten Hours Today
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Today, 9/3/2014
High: 87 Low: 64
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/4/2014
High: 85 Low: 67
Mostly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.