ASPIRES/ASPIRA After School Program Overview

News & Announcements

  • Superintendent's Board of Education Presentation, Nov. 23, 2021

    Click here to view the presentation by Superintendent Dr. Henriquez from the November 23, 2021 Board of Education Meeting.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Ram-Gram, November 2021

    Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy the latest Port Chester Ram-Gram from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for our students ages 5-11 to be held on Dec. 15, 2021

    This is an important message from the Port Chester Public Schools. The Westchester County Department of Health is working with Port Chester Schools to host an on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinic for our students, ages 5-11. This vaccination clinic will take place on Wednesday, December 15th, from 3:00 pm-6:30 pm at Port Chester Middle School. More details on this vaccination clinic, including sign-up, will follow soon. Currently, Open Door School-Based Health Centers are giving vaccines to students ages 5+ to any student enrolled in the School-Based Health Centers. 

    Este es un mensaje importante de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester está trabajando con las escuelas de Port Chester para brindar una clínica de vacunación de COVID-19 para nuestros estudiantes de 5 a 11 años. Esta clínica de vacunación se llevará a cabo el miércoles 15 de diciembre de 3:00 pm a 6:30 pm en  la escuela intermedia de Port Chester (PCMS). Pronto se darán más detalles sobre esta clínica de vacunación, incluyendo cómo registrarse. Actualmente, los centros de salud escolares de Open Door están administrando vacunas a estudiantes mayores de 5 años a cualquier estudiante que esté inscrito en los centros escolares de salud.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Veterans Day celebrated in our schools

    This week students in our district celebrated Veterans Day. Our fifth-graders are participating in an art show and our King Street school hosted a special ceremony. You can learn more about these two special events here.

    You can watch a video of the King Street ceremony.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • District celebrates World Kindness Day!

    Port Chester Public School District celebrated World Kindness Day! Students, teachers and staff wore green and promoted ways to be kind while enjoying all different types of activities showing how kindness is done! See more photos at portchesterschools.org/world_kindness

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Board of Education looking to fill committees

    The Board of Education is in need of 1 Audit Committee Member and 2 Ethics Committee Members from the community.  Please consider volunteering to be on one or both of these committees.  Please click here  to fill out your information by November 30th.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • District transitions to BoardDocs

    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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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
  • Please consider filling out the COVID-19 testing consent form, random testing to begin Sept. 30

    Dear Port Chester Families,

    Students, faculty, and staff will be randomly tested for COVID-19 again this year as part of our efforts to keep our children safe, healthy, and in school. The test will be a non-invasive, PCR saliva test, instead of a nasal swab. Last year the testing was conducted by our school nurses, this year the Westchester County Department of Health is running programs in public schools, at no cost to the district.  The plan is to test every student and employee who volunteers first, and then test twenty percent of our district population each week thereafter. Given the highly contagious Delta variant, we are hopeful that all parents will choose to have their children take advantage of this program, regardless of vaccination status.

    Please read and complete the form on the following link for each student in your household as soon as possible:

    This is a County program; therefore, you must fill out all forms, even if you already provided consent for last year’s testing. Unfortunately, some of the information you must complete is redundant, but it is required by the County.

    The first gateway testing day will be Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. 

    Your child will not be tested unless you have provided authorization.

    Thank you for your participation and cooperation.

    Estimadas familias de Port Chester,

     Los estudiantes, los maestros y el personal escolar serán evaluados al azar para detectar COVID-19 nuevamente este año — como parte de nuestros esfuerzos para mantener a nuestros niños seguros, saludables y en la escuela. La prueba será una prueba de saliva por PCR no invasiva, en lugar de un hisopo nasal. El año pasado el examen fue realizado por nuestras enfermeras escolares; este año el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester está a cargo de este programa en las escuelas públicas, sin costo para el distrito. El plan es evaluar primero a cada estudiante y empleado que sea voluntario, y luego evaluar al veinte por ciento de la población de nuestro distrito cada semana subsecuente. Dada la variante Delta altamente contagiosa, tenemos la esperanza de que todos los padres elijan que sus hijos aprovechen este programa, independientemente del estado de vacunación.

    Lea y complete el siguiente formulario para cada estudiante en su hogar lo antes posible:

    Este es un programa del condado, por lo tanto, debe completar todos los formularios, incluso si ya dio su consentimiento para las pruebas del año pasado. Lamentablemente, parte de la información que debe completar es redundante, pero el condado la requiere.

    El primer día de los exámenes será el jueves 30 de septiembre del 2021. 

    A su hijo no se le hará la prueba a menos que usted haya dado su autorización.

    Gracias por su participación y cooperación.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Accessing Social - Emotional and Mental Health Supports in our schools

    In Port Chester’s elementary schools, the point of contact to assist families in obtaining social- emotional and mental health supports for children is the school’s Community School Coordinator or School Psychologist, depending on the school. Please review the attached document to help you find the appropriate resource at your child's school.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

    Please review the following material pertaining to the 2021 Advance Tax Credit Payment. Learn more from #IRS at
    www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

    For additional information and a helpful Child Tax Credit Toolkit, click here.

    Revise el siguiente material relacionado con el Pago anticipado del crédito fiscal de 2021. Obtenga más información de #IRS en #IRS en www.irs.gov/creditoporhijos2021

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Temporary reallocation of the science room at KSS / Reasignación temporal de la sala de ciencias de la escuela King Street

    El español está debajo

    Hello KSS Families,
    Due to the temporary closure of JFK Elementary School because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida, the King Street School science room will be temporarily repurposed into a classroom for JFK students with Individualized Education Plans in desperate need for their special class services in-person. This will go into effect on Monday, September 20. This is a temporary measure and we expect to resume normal use of the science room when JFK Elementary School reopens in the coming weeks. We appreciate your ongoing support and sense of community to support all students in our district.
    Sincerely,
    Samuel Ortiz, Principal

    Hola familias de KSS,
    Debido al cierre temporal de la escuela primaria JFK debido a los daños causados por el huracán Ida, el salón de ciencias de la escuela King Street se reutilizará temporalmente en un salón de clases para los estudiantes de JFK con planes de educación individualizados que necesitan desesperadamente sus servicios de clases especiales en persona. Esto entrará en vigencia el lunes 20 de septiembre. Esta es una medida temporal y esperamos reanudar el uso normal del salón de ciencias cuando la escuela primaria JFK vuelva a abrir en las próximas semanas. Agradezco su continuo apoyo y sentido de comunidad para apoyar a todos los estudiantes de nuestro distrito.
    Sinceramente,
    Samuel Ortiz, director

     

    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Check out our new Fine and Performing Arts website!

    The Arts are flourishing here in Port Chester Schools. We are excited to welcome our new district-wide orchestra program, new art teachers at every elementary school, and a new High School Theatre program. All of these programs will join our already fantastic music and arts programs. For more information about our programs and how your child might participate, check out our new Fine and Performing Arts website: https://sites.google.com/portchesterschools.org/port-chester-rye-ufsd-fine-and/home

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Accessing social-emotional supports in our schools

    In Port Chester’s elementary schools, the point of contact to assist families in obtaining social- emotional and mental health supports for children is the school’s Community School Coordinator or School Psychologist, depending on the school. Please review the attached document to help connect with the appropriate person at each school.

     

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.  

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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! 

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
View More Posts

COVID-19 UPDATE, MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2021

On Monday, November 8, 2021,  the district was informed that an individual at King Street School has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on guidance from the department of health, all families affected have been contacted. Today’s case affects one class 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 lunes, 8 de noviembre del 2021,  se informó al distrito que una persona en la Escuela King Street dio positivo en la prueba de COVID-19. Según la orientación del departamento de salud, se ha contactado a todas las familias afectadas.  El caso de hoy afecta una clase 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