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)

 

ASPIRES/ASPIRA After School Program Overview

News & Announcements

  • 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.
    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Presentation May 24 on K-5 literacy curriculum plan | Presentación el 24 de mayo sobre el plan curricular de alfabetización K-5

    Dear Parents/Guardians, 
     
    Please join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, for a presentation regarding our next steps in planning for a new K-5 literacy curriculum. The link will be posted on the district website under News and Announcements.
     
    5 p.m. — English
    6 p.m. — Spanish
     
    ~~~
     
    Estimados padres/tutores:
     
    Les invitamos a que nos acompañen a una presentación sobre los próximos pasos en la planificación de nuestro nuevo plan de estudios de lectoescritura para K-5. La reunión se llevará a cabo el martes 24 de mayo del 2022.  El enlace se publicará en el sitio web del distrito en la sección Noticias y Anuncios.
     
    5 p.m. — Inglés
     
    6 p.m. — Español
    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Information regarding Our Summer Program - Información sobre nuestro programa de verano

    We very much appreciate the overwhelming positive response and interest in the Port Chester Public School’s 2022 Summer Program.  Open enrollment has now closed.  All students with secured spaces in the Summer Program should have received an enrollment confirmation letter/email.  Please check the email by which you registered and/or your child’s school email for the correspondence.  Thank you for your interest and support.

    ~~~

    Apreciamos mucho la gran respuesta y el interés en el Programa de Verano 2022 de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester. La inscripción al programa se ha cerrado. Todos los estudiantes con espacios asegurados en el Programa de Verano deben haber recibido una carta/correo electrónico con la confirmación de su inscripción. Consulte el correo electrónico con el que se registró y/o el correo electrónico de la escuela de su hijo(a) para ver esta correspondencia. Gracias por tu interés y tu apoyo.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Election District list available

    Please click here for a list of polling places by street.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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!

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Candidate Forum available for viewing

    The League of Women Voter’s Forum of Board of Education candidates, held on May 2, 2022, is now available for viewing. Please click here to watch in its entirety.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Medical Director’s Letter to Parents Regarding Required Physical Examinations

    We are reminding parents that New York State requires an update physical exam from each student in Grades K, 1,3,5,7,9, and 11.

    Les recordamos a los padres que el estado de Nueva York requiere un examen físico actualizado de cada estudiante en los grados K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 y 11.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Literacy Curriculum Survey

    Dear K-5 parents and guardians:

    Please fill out our Literacy Curriculum Survey (see link below) and consider joining our Focus Group to provide input on our elementary literacy program:

    Thank you.

    Estimados padres y tutores de K-5:

    Complete nuestra Encuesta sobre nuestro programa de lectura (ver enlace abajo) y consideren participar en nuestro grupo de enfoque para brindar información sobre nuestro programa de lectura de primaria:

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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
    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • 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.

     
    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • 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.  

    Sincerely, 

    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.

    Sinceramente, 

    Sam Ortiz, director

    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    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.

    Sinceramente, 

    Samuel Ortiz, director

    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Voter Registration to take place on May 9, 2022

    Registration of qualified voters of the District will take place on Monday, May 9, 2022, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the office of the District Clerk located in the Port Chester Middle School, 113 Bowman Avenue.

    For information on voter registration visit our Voter Registration page.

    El registro de votantes calificados del Distrito se llevará a cabo el lunes 9 de mayo del 2022, de 2:30 p.m. hasta las 6:30 p.m. en la oficina del Secretario del Distrito ubicada en Port Chester Middle School, 113 Bowman Avenue.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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!

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Collaborative team makes Tech & Enrichment a K-5 reality in Port Chester

    Port Chester Public School elementary students are receiving more technology instruction, infused with core academic content, than ever, thanks to the district’s Tech & Enrichment program, which you can read all about here. Supported by K-5 Technology Instructional Specialist Dr. Jessica Kingsbury, King Street Assistant Principal Anthony Carolini, and Director of Technology Michael Ritacco, a team of teachers leading that effort—Anthony Travaglini, Courtney Waldmann, Kenneth Bailey, Lisa Ciraldo, and Nancy Tavarez—are leveraging collaboration and creativity to drive their curriculum.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Elementary Families: Meet the Artists ZOOM - April 19 at 7PM

    Dear Elementary 3rd grade – 5th grade Families,

    On April 19 at 7 PM, we will host our first MEET the Artist ZOOM. Elementary students (grades 3rd -5th) and families have been invited to meet Kristian Battell, an exhibiting artist. Ms. Battel will speak about her art and what it means to be an artist.  On April 30, students are then invited to visit our local gallery space – Ice Cream Social, to see Ms. Battell’s art and see art by our own Port Chester High School students. 

    April 19 - ZOOM Meet Artists at 7PM – Art teachers will put our ZOOM Code in your child’s Google Classroom

    April 30 – Independent Gallery visit 12PM -4PM  AT Ice Cream Social Gallery:Address: 40 Merritt St 2nd Floor, Port Chester, NY 10573

    We can’t wait to see you soon.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Sinsabaugh

    KSinsabaugh@portchesterschools.org

    A bit about Kristian Battell….
    Kristian Battell is an artist working and living in northern New Jersey, having recently completed a Master of Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She always considered herself more of a traditional printmaker, with a BFA in Printmaking from Purchase College, but the pandemic has shifted her practice to sculpture and installation. These sculptures focus on climate change and upcycling the materials that surround her in her everyday life. They depict her vision of future landscapes formed by the pressure of the buildup of waste and repercussions of a materialistic society. She has taught art at the Yard School of Art and the Montclair Art Museum and was the Education Coordinator for Newark Print Shop.

    Artist websites:

    https://cargocollective.com/kristianbattell

    ~~~

    Estimadas familias del tercer, cuarto y quinto grado,

    Permíntame que les comunique que el próximo martes, 19 de abril a las 7:00 de la tarde, organizaremos nuestra primera reunión conocida como: El Artista a través del Zoom. Los estudiantes del tercer, cuarto y quinto grado y sus familiares han sido invitados y podrán conocer a la artista Kristian Battell. La artista Battell tendrá la oportunidad de hablar sobre su estilo de arte y compartir con los estudiantes y sus familiares to que supone ser un o una artista.

    El sábado 30 de abril, entre las 12 del mediodía y 4 de la tarde, los estudiantes y sus familiares,  podrán asistir a la galería de arte local conocida como : Helados para socializar  (Ice Cream Social). Durante la visita, los estudiantes y familiares, podrán contemplar algunas piezas de arte de la artista Battell y de los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria de Port Chester. Esta galería local está ubicada en el número 40 de la calle Merritt, segundo piso en Port Chester.

    En cuanto a la artista Battell, podemos decir que trabaja y vive en el norte de Nueva Jersey. Acaba de terminar su masters en arte en la escuela de arte visuales de la ciudad de Nueva York. Nuestra artista siempre se ha considerado una artista del grabado tradicional con un bachillerato universitario realizado en la Universidad de Purchase. No obstante y como consecuencia de la reciente pandemia , la artista Battell tuvo que reinventarse y dedicarse a la instalación de esculturas. Estas esculturas están enfocadas en los cambios climáticos y en el reciclaje de materiales que nos rodea. Sus obras representan su visión a través de unos paisajes futuristas formados por la presión social sobre la expansión y acumulación de desperdicios y las repercusiones que esto supone en las sociedades materialistas. La artista Battell ha enseñado arte en Yard School of Art (Escuela de Arte de Yard) y en el museo de arte de Montclair y ha trabajado como coordinadora en educación en el taller de grabado de Newark.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • A note regarding the PCHS Track

    The PCHS Track is open to Port Chester School District residents only. No one is permitted on the football field. Additionally:

    • No Cleats
    • No Dogs
    • No Scooters
    • No Bicycles
    • No Rollerblading
    • No Skateboards
    • No Motorized Toys
    • No Food Or Beverages

    The track is open from dawn to dusk except during school hours and school events. The track is under 24–Hour surveillance.

    --By Order Of The Board Of Education

    ~~~

    Campo De Port Chester High School

    Abierto Solamente Para Los Residents Del Distrito De Port Chester. Nadie Es Permitido En El Campo De Football

    • No Zapatos De Pupo
    • No Perros
    • No Patinetas
    • No Bicicletas
    • No Patines
    • No Monopatiens
    • No Juguetes Motorizados
    • No Bebidas O Comidas

    Abierto Desde El Amanecer Hasta El Atardecer Excepto Durante El Horario Escolar Y Eventos Escolares. La Pista Está Bajo Vigilancia Las 24 Horas Del Diá.

    --Por Ordenanza De La Junta Educativa

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Did you miss the District Music Concert Watch Party? Watch it here!

    Inviting all Port Chester Families - Watch our District Music Concert. Thank you for the wonderful community support for our talented student musicians. 

     

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • District announces no calendar change due to September school closings for Tropical Storm Ida

    Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Ida, which resulted in a State of Emergency being declared by New York Governor Hochul, Port Chester Public Schools were closed on September 2 and 3, 2021. Because of these special conditions, the days that buildings in the district were closed will not count against the number of emergency closing days available to us. The district still has three emergency closing days to use in its official school calendar, which can be accessed on the district website by clicking on this link.

    Debido a los efectos de la tormenta tropical Ida, que resultó en la declaración del estado de emergencia por parte de la Sra. Hochul, gobernadora del estado de Nueva York, las escuelas públicas de Port Chester se cerraron el 2 y 3 de septiembre del 2021. Debido a estas condiciones especiales, los días que se cerraron los edificios en el distrito no contarán contra la cantidad de días de cierre de emergencia disponibles para el distrito. El distrito todavía tiene tres días de cierre de emergencia para usar en su calendario escolar oficial, el cual se puede acceder en el sitio web del distrito haciendo clic en este enlace.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
View More Posts

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.

2021-2022 Comprehensive Improvement Plan