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    School Reopening Task Force Summary

    The 2019-2020 school year ended in an unusual way due to the pandemic and a series of Executive Orders from the governor. When schools were closed for the remainder of the year, a Task Force was formed to determine best practices for when, and how, educational instruction would resume in the fall. Learn more about the results of the work from our Back to School Task Force, including an Executive Summary and Task Force Report.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    Board of Education meeting tonight: Discussion of School Reopening Plan

    There will be a Board of Education meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m., at which time an overview of the School Reopening Plan will be presented. If you would like to watch, please click on this link:  https://ensemble.lhric.org/Watch/b3C8Hxd7.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    Construction updates, July 10, 2020

    Through all the changes brought during the second part of the school year, work has continued on the school construction projects. See what is new at the high school in Part 1 of a video. Work has also continued at JFK, you can also view the work done on the new gymnasium.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    Summer food distribution program

    Hello! We have important news for all families with children ages 18 years and under in the Port Chester School District. Beginning July 13, Carver Center will be distributing breakfast and lunch, in takeout containers, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Thomas A. Edison School 132 Rectory Street in Port Chester.

    Caritas of Port Chester will  be distributing weekend meals for the whole family to take home on FRIDAYS ONLY at the Edison School location.  Hours for pick up will be limited to 10:00am to 2:00pm.

    In the interim, families can continue to pick up food at the Carver Center Market at 400 Westchester Avenue, during regular market hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 1:00pm. The Market remains open until supplies last, typically around 3:30 pm and no later than 5:00 pm. You can also request Thursday home delivery of meals by signing up on the Caritas website.

    For further information, please contact Carver Center at 914-305-6009.

    ¡Hola! Tenemos noticias importantes para todas las familias con niños menores de 18 años en el Distrito Escolar de Port Chester. A partir del 13 de julio, el Carver Center distribuirá desayunos y almuerzos, en contenedores para llevar, los lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves y viernes en la escuela primaria Thomas A. Edison ubicada en 132 Rectory Street en Port Chester.

    Caritas de Port Chester distribuirá comidas de fin de semana para toda las familias, para llevar, UNICAMENTE LOS VIERNES en la Escuela Edison. El horario de recoger las comidas estará limitado de las 10:00 a.m. a las 2:00 p.m.

    Mientras tanto, las familias pueden continuar recogiendo comida en el Carver Center Market en 400 Westchester Avenue, durante el horario regular de mercado los lunes, miércoles y viernes a partir de la 1:00 pm. El mercado permanece abierto hasta agotar existencias, generalmente alrededor de las 3:30 p.m. y no más tarde de las 5:00 p.m. También puede solicitar la entrega de comidas a domicilio los jueves registrándose en el sitio web de Caritas.

    Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Carver Center al 914-305-6009.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    2020 Census Reminder!

    The 2020 Census is currently underway.  The more people who complete the Census, the more Funds our schools can receive for school lunch programs and services like Open Door.  The Census is quick, easy and confidential.  We urge you to take the Census today. Visit www.my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 for help in English or 1-844-468-2020 for help in Spanish. 
    El Censo del 2020 está abierto, disponible y se está llevando a cabo actualmente. Entre más personas completen el Censo, más fondos recibirán nuestras escuelas para los programas y servicios de almuerzos escolares y para programas como las clínicas médicas de Open Door. El Censo es rápido, fácil y confidencial. Le animamos a que tome el Censo el día de hoy. Visite www.my2020census.gov o llame al 1-844-330-2020 para obtener ayuda en inglés o al 1-844-468-2020 para obtener ayuda en español.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    136th Commencement video is now available

    Congratulations once again to the Class of 2020! The video of the entire 136th Commencement ceremony, which includes pre-recorded speeches and more, is now available for viewing at https://ensemble.lhric.org/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/Wf5n9C3K/view

     

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    Port Chester School District and the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library launch elementary summer reading program

    The Port Chester School District and the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library are very excited to have a joint summer reading program for elementary students this year called “Imagine Your Story: Read.”  Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways for students to become lifelong readers. In your child’s  google classroom you will find the suggested reading list, a list of e-books, a reading log and a reading project for your child to complete over the summer. All projects are due during the first week of school. All students should see an invitation to join the Summer Reading Google Classroom when they login to their school account and visit the Google Classroom Homepage: https://classroom.google.com/h If your child does not see this classroom when they log in, please email k5summerreading@portchesterschools.org with your child's first and last name.

    El Distrito Escolar de Port Chester y la biblioteca pública de Port Chester-Rye Brook están muy entusiasmados de ofrecer un programa de lectura de verano para estudiantes de primaria titulado:  "Imagine Your Story: Read" (Imagina tu cuento: lee). Leer por gusto es una de las mejores maneras para que los estudiantes se conviertan en lectores de por vida. En el salón virtual de Google de su hijo/a  encontrará la lista de lecturas sugeridas, una lista de libros electrónicos, un registro de lectura y un proyecto de lectura para que su hijo/a lo complete durante el verano. Todos los proyectos deberán presentarse durante la primera semana de clases. Todos los estudiantes deben ver una invitación para unirse al salón de lectura de verano de Google cuando inicien una sesión en su cuenta escolar y visiten la página de inicio de Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/h Si su hijo(a) no ve esta clase cuando inicie sesión, envíe un correo electrónico a k5summerreading@portchesterschools.org con el nombre y apellido de su hijo(a).

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    Board of Education meetings and how to access the live-stream feed for viewing

    Board of Education meetings will be live-streamed at https://ensemble.lhric.org/Watch/b3C8Hxd7

    Public Notice Information – Watching the meeting and Public Comment: To watch a Board of Education Meeting live-streamed you must visit the district’s website to gain access the PCSTV channel. This can be done three ways:

    -The direct link provided with this notice

    - ensemble.lhric.org/PortChester

    -District website main page and click on PCSTV icon

    A replay of the meeting will be available on the website.

    To participate in the public comment portion of the meeting you must be watching the live-stream. Prior to public comment the Board will take a 5 minute break at which point a graphic will be displayed. It will provide instructions along with the Zoom meeting ID and password. The ID and password will also be displayed on screen during the public comment period. After you enter the ID and password you will be admitted to the Zoom Waiting Room and then admitted to the meeting when you time comes to speak. After you complete your comment please remove yourself from Zoom and proceed back to the PCSTV live-stream on the district website.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    New York State Assessment Update for May 1, 2020

    NYSED announced the cancellation of all Regents Examinations through August for the 2020 school year. Regents credit will be awarded to students based upon successful completion of high school courses. Exemptions will be granted for students requiring Regents exam credit for graduation. For details about the cancellation, see April 7th memo here. Additional information can also be found on the NYSED website, here.

    NYSED has suspended all of the following exams: 

    • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
    • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
    • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
    • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
    • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
    • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.
    • New York State Regents exams

    Click here for the April 30th memo.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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    Mental Health Resource Guide

    Please access this important collection of resources and information for a variety of supports your family may need during these challenging times. You can find this and other important guides on our Parent Resource Page

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Be counted!

    The deadline for the 2020 Census has been extended until August 14, 2020. Click here for more information on how you can be counted!

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Community Update - June 5

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    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Musical Inspiration

    Enjoy some wonderful virtual performances by our very talented music department!

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Community Update - April 30, 2020

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    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Community Update - April 30

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    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Community Update from Mr. Ortiz - March 30, 2020

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    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Draft: District-wide Safety and Emergency Management Plan

    The Port Chester Union Free School District has published a draft of its safety plan. Click here to learn more about the details.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • S.T.E.M. Fair rescheduled to Monday March 26th!

    Please be advised that the S.T.E.M. Fair has been rescheduled due to expected inclement weather. 

    KING STREET SCHOOL
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