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Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 is now open

The Port Chester Public School District is pleased to announce the opening of online registration for Kindergarten-aged students for the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents/Guardians of all children whose fifth birthdays occur on or before December 1, 2022, are invited to enroll their child using our new online registration system located on the District website in English or Spanish at https://www.portchesterschools.org/school_registration_forms.

El Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester se complace en anunciar la apertura de la inscripción en línea para estudiantes en edad de Kindergarten (jardín de infantes) para el año escolar 2022-2023. Se invita a los padres/tutores de todos los niños que cumplan 5 años antes del 1 de diciembre de 2022, a inscribir a su hijo(a) utilizando nuestro nuevo sistema de registro en línea ubicado en el sitio web del Distrito en inglés o español: https://www.portchesterschools.org/school_registration_forms.

Kindergarten Registration Announcement

Kindergarten Registration Announcement (Spanish)


News & Announcements

  • Parent University information session recordings

    Please watch the Parent University information session about our new K-5 literacy program at the link below.
    Acceda a nuestra sesión informativa de la universidad de padres sobre nuestro nuevo programa de alfabetización elemental en el siguiente enlace.
  • Second Graders Play Wooden Blocks to Practice Rhythm Patterns

    As John F. Kennedy Elementary School second graders eagerly looked up at the SmartBoard during music teacher Kristen D’Avanzo’s class, they learned how to read different rhythm patterns.


    During the lesson, the students practiced playing their wooden block instruments while following their teacher’s instructions. They learned to echo and read different rhythm patterns, including quarter note, quarter rest and eighth notes. They will continue to learn rhythms as second graders to prepare them for playing the recorder and strings in third grade and a band instrument in fourth grade. 

  • Superintendent's Ram Gram for October 2022

    Superintendent's Ram Gram English

    Superintendent's Ram Gram Spanish

  • Students Practice Soccer Skills in Physical Education Classes

    From dribbling to trapping and passing, John F. Kennedy Elementary School fourth graders rotated through eight different stations to practice their soccer skills in physical education teachers Amanda Solis’ and Dan Maldonado’s classes.

    “We are teaching our soccer stations before we start our soccer games with students in third through fifth grade,” Maldonado said. “Each station was designed to enhance the students’ skillset and provide enjoyment as they work with a group of peers. Through station work, the students receive a high time on task working on repetition of a variety of skills.”

    Prior to the station work, Solis and Maldonado worked on each individual skill, breaking them down to help students understand the progressions to those skills. The stations included skills such as stopping and moving the ball with control, passing it to a partner, shooting it towards a goal and using the correct technique to create a heading pass. In addition, the students worked on their foot control and speed technique, as well as being able to control the ball using their feet. They were also challenged to strike to a target by knocking down a pin from a distance.

    “Our environment helps students improve their overall development with an emphasis on communication, decision-making, creative and critical thinking, and self-awareness,” Maldonado said. “We push our staff and students to be open minded, positive, motivated and eager to learn so we can help them reach the highest level of success in physical education.”

    As the students organized and sat behind a cone at each station, they learned about teamwork, sportsmanship and cooperation with their partners. Solis and Maldonado said they strive to create a positive learning experience in a comfortable environment, founded by support and happiness. They said their goal is to equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge to help them grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

    “As a physical education teacher my goal is to not only help my students in the present but to provide them with the tools that they need to develop a lifelong healthy lifestyle in body and mind,” Solis said.

  • JFK Students Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Students and staff at John F. Kennedy Elementary School honored their heritage during a schoolwide celebration on Sept. 23. The day began with a virtual morning announcement led by two fourth graders, who were dressed in garb representing Mexico. Then, Principal Judy Diaz engaged the entire student body and staff in a virtual read loud of Jonah Winter’s “A Judge Grows in the Bronx.” 

    “The inspirational book about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was a perfect segue to a day centered on celebrating Latino cultures, accomplishments and contributions,” Diaz said.

  • Kindergartners Study Algorithms

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    Kindergartners Study Algorithms
    John F. Kennedy Elementary School kindergartners learned about the importance of algorithms during a lesson in technology and enrichment teacher Courtney Waldmann’s class.  
    To introduce the complex concept to the school’s youngest learners, Waldmann compared it to algorithms that students use every day, including washing their hands, brushing their teeth and walking to school. During the lesson, she encouraged the students to verbally describe the steps they use to brush their teeth and discuss how to give specific details, such as “put toothpaste on brush and squeeze paste.” Then, the students were provided with cards containing instructions for each step and used their critical skills to reorder the steps and glue them in the correct order. At the end of class, the students gathered on the rug to review what they learned.  
    “From this lesson, I hope that my students take away the understanding that an algorithm is a list of steps and that we use algorithms every day,” Waldmann said. “Having established this foundation with my students, they will rely on this information when we start our coding units using our robots and our computer programs. During our coding unit, the students will need to create various algorithms for either our robot or computer to follow.”
  • Pick Your Own Produce Experience

    Each month, Port Chester Schools participates in a mobile food distribution. This distribution will take place in front of Port Chester Middle School, in the Giving Garden, on September 29, 2022! We have invited our community partners to set up information tables to give out information on resources that are available to Port Chester families. The Pick Your Own Produce Experience will begin at 4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.


    Cada mes, las escuelas de Port Chester participan en una distribución móvil de alimentos. ¡Esta distribución se llevará a cabo frente a Port Chester Middle School, en el "Giving Garden", el 29 de septiembre del 2022! Hemos invitado a nuestros socios comunitarios a establecer mesas de información para brindar información sobre los recursos que están disponibles para las familias de Port Chester. La experiencia "Pick Your Own Produce" comenzará a las 4:00 p.m. Esperamos verlos allí.

  • Meals On Main Street's Miles For Moms

    Meals On Main Street's Miles For Moms 2nd annual 1.5 mile fun run + 5K through Port Chester

    Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.

  • The Village of Port Chester Downtown Revitalization Survey

    The Village of Port Chester has released a survey to collect opinions and data from the people who live, work, and play in our community as part of its Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant process.

    The Village of Port Chester looks forward to hearing your thoughts and observations related to the Village’s downtown business district.

    Take the survey in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5WMWV5

    Take the survey in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2367X9

    Thank you on behalf of the Village of Port Chester.


    La villa de Port Chester ha publicado una encuesta para recopilar opiniones y datos de las personas que viven, trabajan y juegan en nuestra comunidad como parte de su proceso de subvención de la Iniciativa de revitalización del centro.

    La villa de Port Chester espera escuchar sus opiniones y observaciones relacionadas con el distrito comercial del centro de Village.

     Complete la encuesta en español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5WMWV5 

     Realice la encuesta en inglés: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2367X9 

     Gracias en nombre del Pueblo de Port Chester.

  • Senior to Perform With 2022 All-State Symphony Orchestra

    Port Chester High School senior Ben Reyes has been selected to perform with the 2022 New York State School Music Association’s All-State Symphony Orchestra in December. 


    Selected through a highly competitive audition, Reyes is among approximately 900 of New York’s finest high school musicians. More than 6,500 students from across the state auditioned for the music festival at various solo and ensemble festivals this past spring.


    “We are so proud of Ben and his accomplishment,” Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Katherine Sinsabaugh said. “Being selected as a violinist to perform at NYSSMA All-State, which is incredibly competitive, is a huge honor for Ben and our district. We are thrilled that Ben has been chosen to represent our school, music department and community at NYSSMA.”


    The four-day NYSSMA Conference All-State Festival will take place at the Rochester Convention Center in Rochester, New York, from Dec. 1-4. The event culminates with a concert at the Eastman School of Music, where Reyes will perform with the Symphony Orchestra. 


    Besides being a superior violinist, Reyes is a standout student. He is member of Mu Alpha and the English, National and Tri-M Music honor societies, and was selected to participate in the prestigious Hoff-Barthelson Music School Honors Program. He is concertmaster of Port Chester High School’s orchestra and co-concertmaster of the Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra. In addition, he performs with a chamber quintet ensemble and was recently awarded honorable mention at the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra’s Teen Talent competition.


  • There will be a Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Port Chester Middle School Auditorium

    There will be a Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Port Chester Middle School Auditorium.  Please be advised, members of the public may attend the September 15, 2022, Board of Education Meeting in person or view the livestream of the Meeting on the District Website at portchesterschools.org beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

    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. 

  • Port Chester Welcomes Back Students for 2022-23 School Year

    Port Chester students returned to school with a renewed sense of excitement for the new school year. Greeted by their teachers and administrators, they reunited with friends, met new teachers, organized their school supplies, learned about their schedules and engaged in different educational activities. Wishing all students and staff a wonderful and fulfilling academic year!

  • Incoming Kindergartners Treated to Meet-and-Greet With Teachers

    Port Chester Schools’ incoming kindergartners enjoyed a frozen summer treat while meeting new friends and classmates during the annual Kindergarten Ice Cream Social on Sept. 1. Accompanied by their families, the students were warmly greeted by their teachers before participating in educational activities.


    The event, held for John F. Kennedy Elementary School, King Street School, Park Avenue School and Thomas A. Edison School, was designed to help the students make a smooth transition into their new schools before the official start of the school year.

  • Port Chester-Rye UFSD Names New Principal at Thomas Edison Elementary School

    The Port Chester School Board of Education has appointed Paul Roncagliolo as the new principal at Thomas Edison Elementary School.

    Roncagliolo most recently served as assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle and Warring Elementary School in Poughkeepsie, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the school’s instructional program, supported the implementation of multiple programs, and led professional development sessions for staff. Prior to that, he worked as a Spanish teacher, an elementary summer school supervisor and a middle school principal intern in New Jersey. During his educational career, he has held numerous leadership positions and has been instrumental in providing an effective learning environment for students.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting with a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in educational supervision from Mercy College. He also earned several professional certifications, including school building leader.

    Roncagliolo was appointed during a special Board of Education meeting on Sept. 1.

  • 2022-2023 SCHOOL TAX NOTICE

    This is to notify all taxpayers whose property is located in the Port Chester School District that the school tax bill has been mailed. If you have not received your bill, please contact the Tax Office. The first half must be paid by September 30, 2022. If payment is not received by that date, a mandatory, non-waivable penalty of 2% will be added for the month of October and will increase monthly thereafter.

                For your convenience, there are three ways for you to make payments.

    1. You may mail your check in the envelope provided.  Be sure to include the first half stub of the bill.  If you would like a receipt, mark the appropriate box on the stub.  Payments must be postmarked by the US Post Office no later than September 30, 202 to avoid penalty.

    2. You may also drop your payment in the special locked box in front of the building at 222 Grace Church St., Port Chester. Include the whole bill with your payment and we will mail you a receipt. No postage required.

    3. You may pay on line.  You may pay by a credit card. Please be advised that there is a convenience fee of 2.35% that will be applied to all payments made with credit cards. debit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express) and Pay Pal. The minimum fee is $1.95. A convenience fee of $1.50 will be applied to all payments made with  ACH/eCheck..You may also pre-schedule your tax payment date. Please refer to our web site: www.townofryenytax.com.

    If you have any questions, please call the Tax Office at (914) 939-3558.

    Nicholas C. Mecca

    Receiver of Taxes

    Town of Rye

  • Welcome Back Letter

  • Breakfast and Lunch Announcement

    For the 2022-2023 School Year Breakfast will be free for all students.   For students that qualify for Free or reduced lunch there will be no Charge for Lunch.  Lunch will cost $1.25 for Elementary Students and $1.50 for Middle and High School Students that do not qualify for free lunch.  Please make sure you fill out a lunch application for your family and return it to your child’s school.


    Para el año escolar 2022-2023, el desayuno será gratuito para todos los estudiantes. Para los estudiantes que califiquen para el almuerzo gratis oa precio reducido, no habrá ningún cargo por el almuerzo. El almuerzo costará $1.25 para los estudiantes de primaria y $1.50 para los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria que no califiquen para el almuerzo gratis. Asegúrese de completar una solicitud de almuerzo para su familia y devolverla a la escuela de su hijo.


  • Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Port Chester High School in Room 229

    There will be a Special Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Port Chester High School in Room 229Please be advised, members of the public may attend the September 1, 2022, 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 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. 

    The District is excited to announce the transition to BoardDocs, where Board of Education Meeting agendas and other documents will be posted.  BoardDocs can be accessed here https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/pcru/Board.nsf/Public

  • The Port Chester Board of Education Board Advisory Committees/Los Comités de Asesoría de la Junta de Educación

    Dear Members of the Port Chester Community,

    The Port Chester Board of Education has board advisory committees, and we aim to add a few more opportunities for participation and feedback in the 2022-2023 academic year. If you are interested in serving on any committee, please contact the District Clerk, by August 30, 2022, at cmaggi@portchesterschools.org.  Each group will be expected to meet at least two times this year.

    Estimados miembros de la comunidad de Port Chester,

    La Junta de Educación de Port Chester tiene comités de asesoría, y nuestro objetivo es agregar más oportunidades para la participación y la opinión pública durante el año académico 2022-2023. Si está interesado en participar en algún comité, por favor comuníquese con la secretaria del distrito antes del 30 de agosto del 2022: cmaggi@portchesterschools.org. Se espera que cada grupo se reúna al menos dos veces este año.

  • Port Chester High School Marching Band Community

    Dear Port Chester High School Marching Band community,

      The  Port Chester High School Marching Band Association wishes to give a  big shout out to the entire Port Chester/Rye Brook community for the overwhelming support given to the PCHS Marching Band for all of our fundraisers over the years.  This Sunday August 21,  from 10am - until around 3 pm  students from the High School Marching Band will take to the streets ringing doorbells collecting donations for their Annual Band Booster Drive. The support of the community to help  pull this event together will ensure that our band season is a success from the beginning.  This is one of our many fundraisers developed to help cover costs for various performance expenses incurred throughout the year. Donations can be sent to the PCHS Marching Band.P.O. Box 826, Port Chester, NY, 10573 or use paypal  PayPal-PayPal.me/PCHSBAND . The Band Association will also have a table at Port Chester Day on  Saturday August 27, and will be selling Band apparel and helmets. Please take some time out this Fall Season and watch our "Pride of Port Chester" PCHS Marching Band perform in-person at various locations including local football games at the high school, parades, and competitions.   Check out our website for upcoming Band performance dates and fundraisers at https://pchsband.wixsite.com/pchsband


    Francois d’Esperies -Director of Publicity PCHS Marching Band Association 

    Jennifer Carriero-Dominguez  Vice President in charge of Fundraising 

  • Port Chester Public Schools Calendar of Events for 2022-2023

  • Calling all PC Band families! Don’t miss out on band association information.

    If your student will be participating in the PC High School Band Program, please email PCHSBandAssociation@gmail.com with your name, phone number, mailing address, along with your student's name, grade, and instrument.  We are excited about this year! Thank you! From The Band Association Parents.

  • Click on the link below to see some highlights of the 2021-2022 School Year

    2021-2022 School District Highlights

  • PCHS - Fake Email Account Alert/PCHS - Alerta de cuenta de correo electrónico falsa

    PCHS - Fake Email Account Alert

    This is a message from the Port Chester Public Schools. It has come to our attention that a fake Gmail account has been created using the name of PCHS's Principal Luke Sotherden. Emails are being sent by this account asking for money and gift cards. We have reported this fake account to the police, and advise you not to send any money or gift cards. Furthermore, if you have any information about this fake account, please contact the Rye Brook Police. 

    PCHS - Alerta de cuenta de correo electrónico falsa

    Este es un mensaje de las Escuelas publicas de Port Chester. Nos han informado que se ha creado una cuenta de Gmail falsa con el nombre del director de la escuela secundaria (PCHS), Luke Sotherden. Esta cuenta está enviando correos electrónicos solicitando dinero y tarjetas de regalo. Hemos denunciado esta cuenta falsa a la policía y le recomendamos que no envíe dinero ni tarjetas de regalo. Además, si tiene alguna información sobre esta cuenta falsa, comuníquese con la policía de Rye Brook.

  • Information regarding our summer program for current prek-8 graders - Información sobre nuestro programa de verano para estudiantes actuales


    We wish to thank families for their interest in our advertised summer opportunities for your children. Our summer student programming for all families who have registered and expressed interest will be on parallel tracks, with academic components offered through provider Catapult Learning, through our own dual language and ENL teachers, and through our dedicated special education staff in their Extended School Year Program. All of these groups of students will then have the opportunity during the other half of the day to participate in enrichment/recreational activities through our additional partners, Wellcore and the Carver Center.

    All of our programs are designed to provide academic instruction and enrichment/recreation opportunities. Enrollment/registration emails for each of these programs are being emailed to families by June 2, so families should be on the lookout for correspondence directly from the district or from Catapult Learning regarding your children's participation in programs.

    We look forward to having interested children be part of our programming from July 5-August 12, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. during the summer of 2022. Regretfully, we have not been able to secure a willing provider for child care from 3:30-5:30, and so students participating in our summer programs will need to be picked up by 3:30 daily or authorized to be released to walk home. Thank you for your understanding.

    To learn more about Port Chester School District’s Summer Program 2022, please watch the recording of our live webinar hosted on March 31.

    Watch the English Webinar

    Watch the Spanish Webinar

    Read our information flyer



    Deseamos agradecer a las familias por su interés en nuestras oportunidades de verano. Nuestra programación de estudiantes de verano para todas las familias que se han registrado y expresado interés ocurrirá simultaneamente, con componentes académicos ofrecidos a través del proveedor Catapult Learning, a través de nuestros propios maestros de idioma dual y de ENL, y a través de nuestro dedicado personal de educación especial en su Programa de Año Escolar Extendido. Todos estos grupos de estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad durante la otra mitad del día de participar en actividades recreativas/de enriquecimiento a través de nuestros socios adicionales, Wellcore y Carver Center.

    Todos nuestros programas están diseñados para brindar instrucción académica y oportunidades de enriquecimiento/recreación. Los correos electrónicos de inscripción/registro para cada uno de estos programas se enviarán por correo electrónico a las familias antes del 2 de junio, por lo que las familias deben estar atentas a la correspondencia directamente del distrito o de Catapult Learning con respecto a la participación de sus hijos en los programas.

    Esperamos que los niños interesados ​​sean parte de nuestra programación del 5 de julio al 12 de agosto, de lunes a viernes, de 8:00 a. m. a 3:30 p. m. durante el verano de 2022. Lamentablemente, no hemos podido asegurar un proveedor dispuesto para el cuidado de niños de 3:30 a 5:30, por lo que los estudiantes que participan en nuestros programas de verano deberán ser recogidos a las 3:30 todos los días o autorizados para que caminen solos a su casa. Gracias por su comprensión.

    Para obtener más información sobre el programa de verano 2022 del distrito escolar de Port Chester, mire la grabación de nuestro seminario web en vivo organizado el 31 de marzo.
  • Watch the May 24 K-5 literacy curriculum presentation | Vea la presentación del plan de estudios de alfabetización K-5 del 24 de mayo

    If you missed the May 24 presentation on next steps in planning for a new K-5 literacy curriculum, please see the link here for a replay.
    Si se perdió la presentación del 24 de mayo sobre los próximos pasos en la planificación de un nuevo plan de estudios de alfabetización K-5, consulte los enlaces aquí para ver una repetición.
  • A message to our community

    Dear Port Chester Ramily,

    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I write to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who so tragically lost their lives in yesterday's senseless shooting at an elementary school in Texas. The loss of life, especially of those so young, is heartbreaking. 

    There will be headlines that your children will see, which may result in questions. Please know that your school community is available to support students and families during the days ahead. It’s important that your children know that they are safe in our schools. There are teams of social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists available to support your child. 

    Please know there are no active threats to our buildings. However, I have spoken with both the Port Chester and Rye Brook police and there will be a stronger police presence in and around our schools. We remain committed to keeping all students and staff safe, first and foremost. 

    We encourage you to remind your children and members of our community to report any unusual or suspicious behavior.

    We continually work with outside consultants and our law enforcement partners on validating best practices, identifying improvement opportunities, training our staff, and maintaining strong emergency response procedures when necessary. As we learn more about what led to this event, we will again carefully evaluate our safety and security measures to ensure the safest possible environment for our school community.  

    There is nothing more important than our students and their well-being, and we remain committed to doing all that we can to ensure their safety. Our hearts remain with the families of Texas. 

    Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez
    Superintendent of Schools


    Estimada Ramily de Port Chester,

    Es con gran tristeza y un corazón pesado que les escribo. Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están con las familias de aquellos que perdieron la vida tan trágicamente en el tiroteo sin sentido de ayer en una escuela primaria en Texas. La pérdida de vidas, especialmente de personas tan jóvenes, es desgarradora.

    Habrá titulares que verán sus hijos, lo que puede producir preguntas. Tenga en cuenta que su comunidad escolar está disponible para apoyar a los estudiantes y las familias durante los próximos días. Es importante que sus hijos sepan que están seguros en nuestras escuelas. Hay equipos de trabajadores sociales, consejeros escolares y psicólogos escolares disponibles para apoyar a su hijo(a).

    Tenga en cuenta que no hay amenazas activas para nuestros edificios. Sin embargo, he hablado con la policía de Port Chester y Rye Brook y habrá una mayor presencia policial en nuestras escuelas y sus alrededores. Seguimos comprometidos a mantener seguros a todos los estudiantes y al personal, ante todo.

    Le alentamos a recordarles a sus hijos y miembros de nuestra comunidad que informen cualquier comportamiento inusual o sospechoso.

    Trabajamos continuamente con consultores externos y nuestros socios encargados de hacer cumplir la ley para validar las mejores prácticas, identificar oportunidades de mejora, capacitar a nuestro personal y mantener sólidos procedimientos de respuesta a emergencias cuando sea necesario. A medida que aprendamos más sobre lo que condujo a este evento, nuevamente evaluaremos cuidadosamente nuestras medidas de seguridad y protección para garantizar el entorno más seguro posible para nuestra comunidad escolar.

    Dr. Aurelia Henriquez
    Superintendent of Schools

  • Thank you! Port Chester budget passes, candidates elected to Board of Education

    Thank you for voting and for your support of our schools! The 2022-2023 Port Chester Budget was approved, 1,331 to 316, a better than 4-to-1 margin! Congratulations as well to incumbent Christine Onofrio and to George P. Ford, Jr., who won election to the Board of Education with 1,181 votes and 901 votes, respectively. Candidate Deirdre McMahon Pascale received 799 votes.
  • Video of the May 5, 2022 Board of Education meeting is available for viewing

    The Thursday May 5, 2022 Board of Education meeting is now available for viewing and can be seen here.


  • WATCH PARTY: A Message of Thanks—Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Click here to view last night's live watch party celebrating our AMAZING TEACHERS! Again, thank you for all that you do to make a difference! Your hard work, commitment, and professionalism do not go unnoticed!

  • PCSD Environmental Update, April 12, 2022

    This is an update from the Port Chester School District.  In partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and representatives from the Rye Brook Department of Public Works, it was determined that a section of the storm line that leads from the rear of Port Chester Middle School was the cause of the blue water observed earlier today.  The following measures were taken to address and correct this situation: 1) the storm line was vacuumed, 2) the 20” storm line was cleaned with a high-pressure jet cleaning tool, and 3) the total length of the mouth of the brook was closely monitored with a camera to ensure the storm line is free of any obstructions or foreign materials.  Thank you.

    Esta es una actualización del Distrito Escolar de Port Chester. En asociación con el Departamento de Conservación Ambiental del Estado de Nueva York y representantes del Departamento de Obras Públicas de Rye Brook, se determinó que una sección de la línea de tormenta que conduce desde la parte trasera de la Escuela Intermedia de Port Chester (PCMS) fue la causa del agua azul observada el día de hoy. Se tomaron las siguientes medidas para atender y corregir esta situación: 1) se aspiró la línea de tormentas, 2) se limpió la línea de tormentas de 20” con una herramienta de limpieza de alta presión y 3) la longitud total de la boca del arroyo fue monitoreado de cerca con una cámara para asegurar que la línea de tormenta esté libre de obstrucciones o materiales extraños. Gracias.

  • After-school STEM program a big draw for English language learners

    Port Chester Schools' after-school STEM program for English language learners was launched last year as a four-week initiative in two elementary school buildings. This year it has blossomed into a fully developed initiative, bridging crucial STEM instruction with language acquisition and critical thinking skills. Sessions last six weeks and take place in all four elementary buildings and at the middle school, with 250 students participating and another 10 cohorts starting in May. The concept began with what Felipe Orozco, the district's Director of ELLs and Bilingual Programs Felipe Orozco envisioned as a way to meet the needs of transitioning and expanding English language learners.

  • Mask Mandate Update/ Actualización del uso de máscaras

    Good afternoon. This is an important message from Port Chester Public Schools to district families and staff.

    The designation of “COVID-19 Community Levels” is a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Community Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in the area." The CDC tool indicates that Westchester County is currently considered a LOW level area. 

    As a result, the Governor has lifted the mask mandate. Effective Wednesday, March 2, 2022, mask-wearing by students, faculty, and staff in all district buildings will be optional. Parents and Guardians will continue to have the option of having their child wear a mask while in school. Please speak with your children regarding this decision. This is a decision that must be treated with mutual respect by all. However, in keeping with the CDC recommendations and federal rules, masks will still be required on buses. 

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and support. Please reach out to your building principal with any questions. We will continue to share the latest information with our school community as developments take place.

    We are waiting for further clarification regarding  buses and will continue to update the community as soon as we have definitive news.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Buenas tardes. Este es un mensaje importante de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester para las familias y el personal del distrito.

    La designación de "Niveles de COVID-19 de las comunidades” es una nueva herramienta para ayudar a las comunidades a decidir qué pasos de prevención tomar basado en los datos más recientes. Según el Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), "los niveles comunitarios pueden ser bajos, medios o altos y se determinan al observar las camas de hospital que se usan, las admisiones al hospital y la cantidad total de nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el área." La herramienta de la CDC indica que el condado de Westchester actualmente se considera un área de nivel BAJO.

    Por este motivo, la Gobernadora ha decidido terminar el requerimiento obligatorio de las máscaras. A partir del miércoles 2 de marzo del 2022, el uso de mascarillas por parte de los estudiantes, profesores y personal en todos los edificios del distrito será opcional. Los padres y tutores seguirán teniendo la opción de que sus hijos usen una máscara mientras están en la escuela. Hable con sus hijos sobre esta decisión. Esta es una decisión que debe ser tratada con respeto mutuo por todos. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de la CDC y las reglas federales, aún se requerirán máscaras en los autobuses.

    Gracias por su constante paciencia y apoyo. Comuníquese con el director(a) de su edificio si tiene alguna pregunta. Continuaremos compartiendo la información más reciente con nuestra comunidad escolar a medida que se produzcan desarrollos.

    Gracias por su cooperación y comprensión.

  • 2022-2023 online kindergarten registration is now open

    The Port Chester Public School District is pleased to announce the opening of online registration for Kindergarten-aged students for the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents/Guardians of all children whose fifth birthdays occur on or before December 1, 2022, are invited to enroll their child using our new online registration system located on the District website in English or Spanish at https://www.portchesterschools.org/school_registration_forms.

    El Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester se complace en anunciar la apertura de la inscripción en línea para estudiantes en edad de Kindergarten (jardín de infantes) para el año escolar 2022-2023. Se invita a los padres/tutores de todos los niños que cumplan 5 años antes del 1 de diciembre de 2022, a inscribir a su hijo(a) utilizando nuestro nuevo sistema de registro en línea ubicado en el sitio web del Distrito en inglés o español: https://www.portchesterschools.org/school_registration_forms.

  • Spring sports registration for Middle and High School

    The Port Chester spring sports registration for the High School will be open from February 14th through the first week of official practices which start on March 14th. Sports being offered are Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Boys Tennis, & Club Golf at the high school level. 

    Spring sports registration for the Middle School will be open from February 21st through the first week of official practices which start on March 21st. Sports being offered are Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Boys Lacrosse & Girls Lacrosse. 

    Visit the bottom of the website home page for information on registering for spring sports.

  • PCHS introduces new program: The Principals' Promise Academy

    The Port Chester School District is pleased to launch the Principals’ Promise Academy at Port Chester High School. This Academy was created for students whose lives have presented them with obstacles which have impeded their success. This program allows them a second chance to meet their graduation requirements.

    The Principal’s Promise Academy provides a small group of 11th and 12th grade students the necessary tools to either return to a traditional schedule/setting, and/or complete their high school requirements in a smaller classroom setting with several other supports in place. 

    Read more about the program here.

  • KSS Newsletter - Winter Edition

    Click here for the English version of the KSS Newsletter

    Haga clic aquí para obtener la versión en español del boletín de KSS
  • Update regarding environmental testing at King Street School

    El espanol esta debajo.   

    Based upon inquiries from staff, and in an abundance of caution, the District engaged in environmental testing at the King Street School. The testing was conducted by Enviroscience Consultants, an independent company that specializes in such testing.  The findings for the school came back as normal and no corrective action was recommended by the consultant. 

    A copy of the consultant’s report is on file at the District’s administrative offices in the Director of Facilities’ office.  

    Basado a los preguntas del personal, y con mucha precaución, el Distrito participó en pruebas ambientales en la Escuela King Street. Las pruebas fueron realizadas por Enviroscience Consultants, una empresa independiente que se especializa en dichas pruebas. Los resultados regresaron con normalidad y el consultor no recomendó ninguna acción correctiva.

    Una copia del informe del consultor está archivada en las oficinas administrativas del Distrito en la oficina del Director de Instalaciones.

  • Update - coliform at KSS | Actualización sobre coliformes en KSS

    El espanol esta debajo

    Hello KSS Families, 

    The District performed follow up testing at King Street School on the two identified water sources. The results indicate that there is no longer any presence of coliform in the water sampling. The District has received official clearance from the environmental testing consultant and will resume normal use tomorrow, October 27, 2021. The safety of all students and staff is our top priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding, while we conducted these necessary tests.  


    Samuel Ortiz, Principal

    Hola familias de KSS, 

    El distrito realizó pruebas de seguimiento en la escuela King Street en las dos fuentes de agua identificadas. Los resultados indican que ya no hay presencia de coliformes en el muestreo de agua. El Distrito ha recibido la autorización oficial del consultor de pruebas ambientales y reanudará el uso normal mañana, 27 de octubre de 2021. La seguridad de todos los estudiantes y el personal es nuestra principal prioridad. Le agradecemos su paciencia y comprensión mientras realizamos estas pruebas necesarias.


    Sam Ortiz, director

  • Presence of Coliform found in two water sources | Presencia de coliform encontrados en dos fuentes de agua

    El espanol esta debajo. 

    Hello KSS Families, 

    It has been brought to our attention that the water main work and fire hydrant replacement, being conducted near King Street Elementary School, may be the cause of the presence of coliform (a bacteria) in two specific water sources in the school. Coliform is not lethal but can cause a variety of other symptoms. The District has shut down these sources (one sink and one bottle filling station), out of an abundance of caution and will retest both sources on Monday. All other potable water sources in the school have been tested and there is no evidence of Coliform bacteria in other water sources. We will continue to keep you updated on the work being conducted by the water company in the area and the results of the tests that Port Chester School District will conduct.


    Samuel Ortiz, Principal

    Hola familias de KSS, 

    Ha sido traído a nuestra atención que el trabajo de cañería principal y el reemplazo de hidrante de incendios, conducido cerca de la Escuela de King Street School, puede ser la causa de la presencia de coliform (unas bacteria) en dos fuentes de echar agua en la escuela. El Coliform no es letal, pero puede causar una variedad de otros síntomas. El Distrito ha cerrado estas fuentes (un caño y una fuente de echar agqua a los botellas), de una abundancia de precaución y probará de nuevo ambas fuentes el lunes.  Todas otras fuentes de echar agua potables en la escuela han sido probadas y no hay ningunas pruebas de bacterias Coliform.  Seguiremos dando les informacion sobre el trabajo conducido por la compañía de agua en el área y los resultados de las pruebas que el Distrito conducirá.


    Samuel Ortiz, director

  • Parent University Family Information Session

    Please join us on September 29th for a Parent University family information session about our new K-5 literacy program.


    Click the link for the session you want to attend:


    In English 6:00 pm

    In Spanish 6:45 pm


    Únase a nosotros el 29 de septiembre para una sesión informativa de la universidad de padres sobre nuestro nuevo programa de alfabetización para nuestras escuelas primarias.


    Haga clic en el enlace para la sesión a la que asistirá:

    Presentación en inglés - 6:00 pm

    Presentación en español - 6:45 pm




    Webinar ID: 989 7561 3275

    Telephone/teléfono: 646 931 3860

    Parent University: ARC Support Contact Guide for Families

  • HAC (Home Access Center)

    HAC (Home Access Center) is offline for summer maintenance and will be available on August 31, 2022.

  • HAC (Home Access Center)

    HAC (Home Access Center) is down for summer maintenance and will be back online on August 31, 2022.

  • Highlights of the 2021-2022 School Year

    Click here to enjoy some of the highlights of the 2021-2022 School Year! 

  • Relive the 138th Port Chester High School Commencement, in pictures!

    The 138th Port Chester High School Graduation on Friday, June 24, 20222, was a joyful celebration of achievement, community and future success. Congratulations to our graduating seniors! View more photos at this link!

  • Police Incident at King Street School (6/2/22)| Incidente policial en King Street School (6/2/22)

    This morning, a small, quarter-sized, sealable plastic bag was found in one of the classrooms at King Street School. The bag was empty, however a dry white residue was noticeable inside. Because the substance was unidentifiable, the Port Chester Police Department was consulted. The police believe the substance was an illegal narcotic. 

    According to protocol, a K-9 unit responded to the school to conduct a search of the classroom. Students were relocated to another part of the building during the search. No other evidence was found, and the bag was turned over to the police. The police deemed the classroom to be safe for students, and the classroom was subsequently disinfected. There was very little interruption to the school day, however we understand that any police presence at school may amplify anxiety in light of current events. Please understand that there was no immediate danger to anyone on campus and that this matter is under investigation. Families from the affected classroom were directly contacted by the school.

    Thank you for your understanding and support.


    Esta mañana, se encontró una pequeña bolsa de plástico del tamaño de una moneda en una de las aulas de la Escuela King Street. La bolsa estaba vacía, sin embargo, se notaba un residuo blanco seco en el interior. Debido a que la sustancia no era identificable, se consultó al Departamento de Policía de Port Chester. La policía cree que la sustancia era un narcótico ilegal.

    De acuerdo con el protocolo, una unidad K-9 respondió a la escuela para realizar una búsqueda en el salón de clases. Los estudiantes fueron reubicados en otra parte del edificio durante la búsqueda. No se encontraron otras pruebas y la bolsa fue entregada a la policía. La policía consideró que el aula era segura para los estudiantes y después se desinfectó el salón. Hubo muy poca interrupción del día escolar, sin embargo, entendemos que cualquier presencia policial en la escuela puede aumentar la ansiedad debido a los acontecimientos actuales. Por favor comprenda que no hubo peligro inmediato para nadie en la escuela y que este asunto está bajo investigación. Las familias del aula afectada fueron contactadas directamente por la escuela.

    Gracias por su entendimiento y apoyo.

  • Girl Scouts, PTA team up with district on KSS tree planting

    Read all about how the landscape outside the King Street School will be enhanced by a line of new trees that, in time, will be a majestic legacy to the efforts of parents, students and district staff. 

    News & Announcements - King Street School
  • The Ramster looks back, and ahead, at events from the Fine & Performing Arts

    See the attached for a recap of recent events and what to look forward to from the Port Chester Fine & Performing Arts Department in the latest edition of The Ramster!

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COVID-19 UPDATE, Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022,  the district was informed that 3 individuals at King Street School tested positive for COVID-19. Based on guidance from the department of health, all families affected have been contacted. Today’s case affects three classes of students and teachers.  King Street School remains in session as do all other Port Chester Public Schools.  Be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and will keep our school community informed.  

El martes, 4 de enero del 2022,  se informó al distrito que tres personas en la Escuela King Street dio positivo en la prueba de COVID-19. La orientación del departamento de salud, se ha contactado a todas las familias afectadas.  El caso de hoy afecta tres clases de estudiantes y maestros. La Escuela King Street permanece en sesión al igual que todas las demás Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester. Tenga la seguridad de que continuaremos monitoreando la situación y mantendremos informada a nuestra comunidad escolar.

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