News & Announcements

  • Group of JFK students to use PCMS classroom beginning Sept. 20

    Due to the temporary closure of JFK Elementary School because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida, it is anticipated that we will be temporarily accommodating at Port Chester Middle School one group of JFK students with Individualized Education Plans. This small group of students is in desperate need for their special class services in-person starting Monday, September 20.  This is a temporary measure until  JFK Elementary School reopens in the coming weeks. We appreciate your ongoing support and sense of community to support all students in our district.  

    Debido al cierre temporal de la Escuela Primaria JFK debido a los daños causados por el huracán Ida, se anticipa que acomodaremos temporalmente en la Escuela Intermedia Port Chester a un grupo de estudiantes de JFK con Planes de Educación Individualizados. Este pequeño grupo de estudiantes necesita desesperadamente sus servicios de clases especiales en persona a partir del lunes 20 de septiembre. Esta es una medida temporal hasta que la Escuela Primaria JFK vuelva a abrir en las próximas semanas. Agradecemos su apoyo continuo y sentido de comunidad para apoyar a todos los estudiantes de nuestro distrito.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Temporaty use of KS science room for JFK students to begin on Sept. 20

    Due to the temporary closure of JFK Elementary School because of damage caused by Hurricane Ida, it is anticipated that we will be temporarily accommodating at Port Chester Middle School one group of JFK students with Individualized Education Plans. This small group of students is in desperate need for their special class services in-person starting Monday, September 20.  This is a temporary measure until  JFK Elementary School reopens in the coming weeks. We appreciate your ongoing support and sense of community to support all students in our district.  

    Debido al cierre temporal de la Escuela Primaria JFK debido a los daños causados por el huracán Ida, se anticipa que acomodaremos temporalmente en la Escuela Intermedia Port Chester a un grupo de estudiantes de JFK con Planes de Educación Individualizados. Este pequeño grupo de estudiantes necesita desesperadamente sus servicios de clases especiales en persona a partir del lunes 20 de septiembre. Esta es una medida temporal hasta que la Escuela Primaria JFK vuelva a abrir en las próximas semanas. Agradecemos su apoyo continuo y sentido de comunidad para apoyar a todos los estudiantes de nuestro distrito.

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

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    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
  • REMINDER! Free vaccine clinics at PCMS on Sept. 17 and PCHS on Sept. 24 - register today!

    Register today for one of two upcoming first-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics for anyone 12 years of age and older. To register for an appointment, go to https://health.westchestergov.com or call 914-995-7425.

    • The first clinic is from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the auditorium at Port Chester Middle School, 113 Bowman Avenue.

    • The second clinic is from 2-5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24,  in the gym at Port Chester High School, 1 Tamarack Road.

    Walk-ins are also welcome! The Pfizer vaccine will be administered free of charge. No health insurance is required. Download the attached flyer and tell a friend!

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • How to find FEMA assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Ida

    NY Project Hope has information to share about assistance from FEMA that may be available to those whose homes and businesses were damaged by the heavy rains and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Please review the attached document to see if you may be eligible for assistance.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Happy 1st Day of School / Feliz 1er dia de escuela

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    Hello KSS Families,

    Happy 1st Day of School!  Below are some important updates / reminders: 

    • Linked here is a letter from Mr. Carolini, our Assistant principal.
    • Storm Damage – King Street School was not adversely affected by the recent storm. We had small amounts of water leaking into two rooms.  Both of those situations were quickly addressed.   The school building is 100% operational. 
    • Parking in the AM – if you want to walk your child to the front doors, please park in the school parking lot or on Fairhaven Lane. Please do not park on upland street as this creates a backup of cars during arrival.
    • Click here for the September lunch menu. A hard copy will be sent home with students tomorrow. You can find the menu on our website in the “Our School” tab.
    • First PTA Meeting is Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be virtual at the following link: https://meet.google.com/zbi-ibex-eof
    • Back to school night is Wednesday, September 22. Our meetings will be virtual.  Teachers will send out links to their individual meetings.

    Sincerely,

    Samuel Ortiz, Principal

    Hola familias de KSS,

    ¡Feliz 1er día de clases! A continuación se muestran algunas actualizaciones / recordatorios importantes:

    • Enlazada aquí hay una carta del Sr. Carolini, nuestro asistente director.
    • Daños por tormentas: la escuela King Street no se vio afectada negativamente por la tormenta reciente. Tuvimos pequeñas cantidades de agua goteando en dos habitaciones. Ambas situaciones se abordaron rápidamente. El edificio de la escuela está 100% operativo.
    • Estacionarse en la mañana: si quiere acompañar a su hijo hasta la puerta principal, estacione en el estacionamiento de la escuela o en Fairhaven Lane. No se estacione en la calle Upland, ya que esto crea trafico.
    • Haga clic aquí para ver el menú del almuerzo de septiembre. Mañana se enviará una copia impresa a casa con los estudiantes. Puede encontrar el menú en nuestro pagina web en la pestaña "Our School.”
    • La primera reunión de la PTA es el martes 14 de septiembre a las 7:00 pm. La reunión será virtual en el siguiente enlace: https://meet.google.com/zbi-ibex-eof
    • La noche de regreso a clases es el miércoles 22 de septiembre. Nuestras reuniones serán virtuales. Los maestros enviarán enlaces a sus reuniones individuales.

    Atentamente,

    Samuel Ortiz, Director

     

    KING STREET SCHOOL
  • Statement from the Superintendent regarding damage causd by recent storms, Sept. 8, 2021

    This is an important message from Port Chester Public Schools.  Please click here for an update regarding the damage caused by the recent storms and the rebuilding efforts currently underway. Thank you.

    Este es un mensaje importante de las Escuelas Públicas de Port Chester. Haga clic aquí para obtener una actualización sobre los daños causados por las tormentas recientes y los esfuerzos de reconstrucción que se están llevando a cabo actualmente. Gracias

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Board of Education 2021-2022 Goals

    The Port Chester Board of Education is excited to get started with their work and have developed goals for the new school year.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Reopening Fall 2021

    Please visit our Reopening Page for the 2021-2022 School year for important information about schools reopening this fall.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Reopening Guidelines for Parents and Schools

    Please take a moment to review our Reopening Guides for the 2021-2022 school year.

    We encourage you to regularly visit our 2021-2022 Reopening Page on our website for all the latest information regarding opening schools. The page can be viewed at https://www.portchesterschools.org/reopening_20212022_1113225.

     

    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
  • District seeks proposals for after school programming

    The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District is requesting proposals from community organizations that are qualified to provide after school programming for elementary students on site at the District’s four elementary schools during the 2021-2022 school year, commencing on or about October 4, 2021 and concluding on or about June 17, 2022.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Back to School Immunizations

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

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Call for Artists!

    The Port Chester Council for the Arts, Inc. is seeking professional visual artists who would like to be considered for participation in our upcoming art show, ART10573, to be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Crawford Mansion Community Center in Rye Brook. There are a limited number of spots available. Interested artists should visit www.portchestercfa.org/art10573 for more information and an application.

    For questions, email PCART10573@gmail.com. Applications are due by Friday, October 1, 2021.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • "Another Year" video highlights facilities prepartion

    In the most recent installment of "Our Schools," Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez shares a behind the scenes look at the huge task it takes to prepare the facilities, buildings and grounds, for a new school year. You can watch  "Another Year" here.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • New staff welcomed to the district during orientation event

    The Port Chester Public Schools welcomed more than 50 new staff to the district during the annual New Staff Orientation. During the opening session, several veteran staff members informed them what an amazing place this was to be and work! Read more about their start in the district here.

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • 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
  • DoH: Facemasks no longer required outdoors on school grounds

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

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

    PORT CHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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