Port Chester Public Schools COVID-19 Testing Consent Forms

As announced at the Board of Education Meeting on December 17th, Port Chester Public Schools will continue remote learning the week of January 4th through 8th after the holiday recess.  During that week, students and employees should schedule times to come to their home school in order to be tested for COVID for free before schools reopen. If your child is enrolled in the Open Door School Based Health Center or if you would like to enroll them (click for the consent form in English or en Español), you can make an appointment for your child to be tested by calling their SBHC directly or 914-620-9641.

If you prefer to not have your child enrolled with Open Door, then they can be tested by the school nurse at your home school. In order to do so, please complete this COVID-19 testing consent form; this form can also be found and completed by visiting our websites.  Please complete one form for each child who is attending or plans to attend in-person learning in our public schools this year.

We hope to return to in-person learning as early as is safely possible in the New Year, and this testing program is an important part of our plan to do so.  When it comes to in-person learning, we will continue with daily temperature checks, health screening forms, mask-wearing, social distancing, and other safety measures to try to provide for the safest environment for everyone.

Thank you for completing the online consent form, and please stay safe and well by following the guidance to minimize social gatherings, wear a mask, use good hand hygiene, and do your part to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Once a consent form is completed online, parents/guardians should call their child's school to schedule appointments (after January 5th) with school nurses who will be administering tests.

Como se anunció en la reunión de la Junta de Educación el 17 de diciembre, las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester continuarán con el aprendizaje remoto durante la semana del 4 al 8 de enero después del receso de vacaciones. Durante esa semana, los estudiantes y empleados deberán agendar citas para asistir a su escuela asignada con fin de hacerse la prueba de COVID gratis antes de que las escuelas vuelvan a abrir. Si su hijo(a) está inscrito(a) en el Centro de Salud Escolar (CSE) Open Door o si desea inscribirlo(a) (haga clic para obtener el formulario de consentimiento en inglés o en español), puede hacer una cita para que su hijo(a) sea examinado llamando directamente a su CSE o al 914-620-9641. 

Si prefiere que su hijo(a) no se inscriba en Open Door, la enfermera de su escuela puede evaluarlo(a). Para que esto ocurra, complete este formulario de consentimiento para exámenes COVID-19; este formulario también se puede encontrar y completar visitando nuestros sitios web. Por favor complete un formulario por cada niño(a) que asista o planee asistir al aprendizaje en persona en nuestras escuelas públicas este año.

Esperamos volver al aprendizaje en persona tan pronto como sea posible con seguridad en el Año Nuevo, y este programa de pruebas es una parte importante de nuestro plan para hacerlo. En lo que respecta al aprendizaje en persona, continuaremos con controles diarios de temperatura, formularios de detección de salud, uso de máscaras, distanciamiento social y otras medidas de seguridad para tratar de brindar el entorno más seguro para todos.

Gracias por completar el formulario de consentimiento en línea, y manténgase sano y salvo siguiendo la guía para minimizar las reuniones sociales, use una máscara, use una buena higiene de manos y haga su parte para detener la propagación del coronavirus.

Una vez que se complete el formulario de consentimiento en línea, los padres/tutores deberán llamar a la escuela de su hijo(a) para agendar sus citas (después del 5 de enero) con las enfermeras escolares que administrarán las pruebas.

Elementary Star Assessments Parent Information

To Elementary Parents and Guardians:

Port Chester Public Schools will be administering the STAR assessments to our elementary students over the next several weeks. These are online early literacy, reading, and math assessments which will provide information on what your child knows and can do in these subject areas, and will help to inform the teacher’s instruction. Your child’s teacher will let you know when your child will be taking part in these short, diagnostic assessments. Please refer to the Renaissance Family Guide for Administering the Star Assessments Remotely for information on how you can help your child at home.  

Please see the recording and the slides of the December 3rd parent information session for further details.

Para los padres y tutores de escuelas primarias:

Las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester administrarán las evaluaciones STAR a nuestros estudiantes de primaria durante las próximas semanas. Estas son evaluaciones en línea de alfabetización, lectura y matemáticas que proporcionarán información sobre lo que su hijo(a) sabe y puede hacer en estas áreas y ayudarán a informar la instrucción del maestro. El maestro de su hijo(a) se comunicará con usted para informarle cuándo su hijo(a) participará en estas breves evaluaciones de diagnóstico. Consulte la guía familiar de Renaissance  para obtener información sobre cómo puede ayudar a su hijo(a) en casa cuando sea su turno de tomar las evaluaciones STAR de forma remota.

Por favor vea la grabación y las láminas de la sesión de información para padres del 3 de diciembre para obtener más detalles.

Technology Resources for Families / Recursos tecnológicos para las familias

News & Announcements

  • Get Caught up on Vaccinations

    Families may have fallen behind on childhood vaccinations due to the pandemic. There is time to catch up! Please review the following information for helpful tips on childhood vaccines.

    The Westchester County Department of Health is providing appointments for the necessary immunizations for students returning to school in the fall. Appointments are available every Friday through August 27. Please see the attached for more information.

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  • Back to School Immunizations

    The Westchester County Department of Health is providing appointments for the necessary immunizations for students returning to school in the fall. Appointments are available every Friday through August 27. Please see the attached for more information.

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  • A video greeting from Dr. Henriquez to the Port Chester community

    Dr. Henriquez shared this video message of thanks to the Port Chester community as well as her excitement for the coming school year. Watch it here: http://www.portchesterschools.org/greeting_dr_henriquez_community

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  • A message from new Port Chester Superintendent, Dr. Aurelia Henriquez

    Read a note to the community from Superintendent, Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, and view her 100-Day Plan of Priorities, Actions and Outcomes for our school community. Both are linked below in English and in Spanish.

    Dr. Henriquez is seeking input from the community as well. Community members are invited to share their suggestions at this link for making Port Chester Schools the very best they can be.  

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  • Breakfast and lunch available weekdays, weekend meals also available

    Hello! We have some important news for all families with children ages 18 years and under in the Port Chester School District. Beginning July 12, the Carver Center will be distributing breakfast and lunch, in takeout containers, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at Thomas A. Edison School 132, located at Rectory Street and at JFK Elementary School, located at 40 Olivia Street. Meals on Main Street will be distributing weekend meals for the whole family to take home on FRIDAYS ONLY at both locations. Hours for pick-up will be limited to 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. 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 at 1:00 pm. The Market remains open until supplies last, typically around 3:30 pm. For further information, please contact Carver Center, 914-305-6009.

    ¡Hola! Tenemos noticias importantes para todas las familias con niños menores de 18 años del Distrito Escolar de Port Chester. A partir del 12 de julio, Carver Center distribuirá desayuno y almuerzo, en contenedores para llevar, los lunes, martes, miércoles, jueves y viernes en la escuela Thomas A. Edison, ubicada en 132 Rectory Street y en la escuela primaria JFK, ubicada en 40 Olivia Street.  Meals on Main Street distribuirá comidas de fin de semana para llevar a casa a toda la familia ÚNICAMENTE LOS VIERNES en ambas escuelas. El horario para recoger la comida se limitará de 10:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. Las familias pueden continuar recogiendo alimentos en el Carver Center Market en 400 Westchester Avenue, durante el horario regular del mercado, los lunes, miércoles y viernes a la 1:00 pm. El mercado permanece abierto hasta agotar existencias, generalmente alrededor de las 3:30 pm. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Carver Center, 914-305-6009.

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  • Superintendent's Roundtable Discussions announced

    As you may know, my entry plan focuses on earning and building trusting relationships. I welcome the opportunity to meet with students, parents and community partners. If you are interested in participating (or having your child participate) for one of the upcoming Superintendent’s Roundtable Discussions, please follow this link to a brief sign-up form. Parents of students who will participate are also encouraged to join their child . Once the school year is under way, there will be more opportunities for us to meet and engage in building a bright future together.

    Thank you,
    Dr. Henriquez

    Superintendent Roundtable Discussion Dates:
    • August 3 - Student Focus Groups
    • August 10 - PTO/PTA/PTSA Focus Groups
    • August 17 - Community Partners
    Exact times will be shared once registration is completed.

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  • Board of Education Meeting, July 29 at 5:00 p.m.

    On Thursday, July 29th, 2021, the Board of Education Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School Auditorium. Please be advised, members of the public may attend the July 29, 2021, Board of Education Meeting in person or view the livestream of the Meeting on the District Website at portchesterschools.org beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Board of Education requests that all who attend the July 29, 2021, Board of Education Meeting in person wear facial coverings or masks. 

    Please note that public comment can be made in person, or one can email one's comments to the District Clerk at districtclerk@portchesterschools.org by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29.  

    The meeting will be livestreamed, and can be viewed at https://ensemble.lhric.org/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/b3C8Hxd7/view

    Watching the meeting: 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 by:

    -The direct link provided with this notice

    -District website main page and click on PCSTV icon

    Replays of meetings will be available on the website. 

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  • Visit our Dual Language Website!

    Port Chester Public School Families: Please visit our Dual Language Website to learn about bilingual education and our diverse K-5 dual language programs.  The website includes additional information on our K-5 DL programs (50:50, 90:10), benefits of DL, e.g., social, emotional, educational, cognitive, and information on how to enroll! 

    Familias de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester: Por favor, visite nuestra página web de nuestros Programas de Dos Idiomas para aprender más acerca de la educación bilingüe y sobre nuestros diversos programas en K-5 (50:50, 90:10).  ¡Además, en esta página web, podrán obtener información adicional sobre los beneficios sociales, emocionales, educativos, cognitivos, e información para inscribirse en nuestros programas! 

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  • DoH: Facemasks no longer required outdoors on school grounds

    This is an important health update from the Port Chester Public Schools. Please note that in accordance with the New York State Department of Health, face masks are no longer required to be worn outdoors on school grounds, including during outdoor school sports, for all members of the Port Chester community. Masks and/or face coverings are still required indoors for all students, staff, personnel, and visitors.

    Esta es un mensaje de salud importante de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester. De acuerdo con el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York, ya no se requiere el uso de las máscaras faciales al aire libre en los terrenos de la escuela, incluso durante los deportes escolares al aire libre, para todos los miembros de la comunidad de Port Chester. Aún se requieren máscaras y/o cubiertas para el rostro en el interior de los edificios para todos los estudiantes, personal y visitantes.

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  • ALERT: Masks Required in All Public Schools

    Please note, there are reports circulating in the media that on Monday, June 7th, mask mandates in schools would be modified to permit school districts to decide if face-covering requirements can be suspended in school facilities.

    Despite these reports, there is no official notice permitting school districts to modify mask rules from the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Education Department, or the Governor’s Office. As such, mask mandates are still in place. Note also that if official notice is issued permitting modification of mask rules, the district must hold state-mandated consultations with all stakeholders before any changes can be implemented.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    Además, hay noticias que están circulando en los medios de comunicación que dicen que el lunes 7 de junio, los mandatos de máscaras en las escuelas se modificarían para permitir que los distritos escolares decidan si los requisitos de cubrirse la cara pueden suspenderse en las instalaciones escolares.

    A pesar de estos informes, no existe ningún aviso oficial que permita a los distritos escolares puedan modificar las reglas del uso de máscaras del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York, el Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York o la Oficina del Gobernador. Como tal, las reglas de uso de las máscaras todavía están vigentes: se requiere el uso de máscaras. Tenga en cuenta también que si se emite un aviso oficial que permita la modificación de las reglas de las máscaras, el distrito debe realizar consultas obligatorias del estado con todas las partes interesadas antes de que se pueda implementar cualquier cambio.

    Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Congratulations to our Senior Athletes!

    Congratulations to our Senior Athletes! Click on the link to enjoy the Senior Athletic Recognition and Awards Ceremony!
    https://ensemble.lhric.org/Watch/Cc69Sdz4

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  • Parent Resource Page/Página de Recursos

    Port Chester Community and Parents, we are excited to announce the launch of our Parent Resource Page  on our district website! Here you will find local and county wide supports and services.  For more information please contact your school’s social worker. 

    Miembros y padres de la comunidad escolar de Port Chester, nos complace anunciar el lanzamiento de nuestra Página de Recursos en el sitio web del distrito. Aquí encontrará apoyos y servicios locales y del condado.  Para obtener más información, contactase con la trabajadora social de su escuela.

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  • Emergency Rental Assistance available for those affected by the pandemic

    The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides economic relief to help low and moderate-income households who are behind on their rent and have experienced hardship due to COVID-19. Human Development Services of Westchester, Neighborhood Preservation Company is able to provide support to guide eligible individuals to apply for the ERAP program. There is no fee charged for ERAP assistance. See the attached flyer attached here, or find more information at www.otda.ny.gov/erap. Or call 844-NY1-RENT, or contacting us to assist in the process at 914-939-2005.

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  • Important information about lead poisoning and children

    The district is happy to share important information regarding lead poisoning and children. Please click here for details on how to keep your children safe.

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