Mon, Apr 14 - Mon, Apr 21
SPRING RECESS-Schools Closed
Sunday, April 20
Monday, April 21
SPRING RECESS - Schools Closed
Tuesday, April 22
Board of Education Special Meeting
NRHS Library
7:00 p.m.
Click here for CSDNR Board Docs.
Wednesday, April 23
Barnard Spring Photos
Thursday, April 24
Barnard Parent Coffee 6:30 Library - Canceled due to SEPTA WE ARE ONE DINNER

Barnard Spring Photos


Today, 4/19/2014
High: 64 Low: 40
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/20/2014
High: 58 Low: 39
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Dear Parents,

As we begin planning for the 2014-2015 school year, we are pleased to share with you an exciting addition to the Barnard program.  As you may be aware, we have offered one class each of grade 1 and grade 2 Italian CILA programs this year where students are immersed in the Italian language for 50% of their academic school day. 

Since we have the in-house capacity to teach Italian as FLES, Foreign Language in Elementary School, and because research has demonstrated that second language acquisition at an early age is an asset in the child's brain development, we are happy to announce all kindergarten students will receive Italian class twice a week for 30 minutes, and grade one students will receive Italian class three times a week for 30 minutes beginning in the fall.  Second grade students will not receive Italian class until the school year 2015-2016.  At that point, the students will be in their second year of the language experience and will receive Italian class three times a week for 30 minutes just as they did in grade one. 

At the end of second grade beginning June 2016, students will have the opportunity to apply for the lottery to enter the Italian Immersion program offered at Jefferson Elementary School for grades 3 through 5.

We are looking forward to this exciting opportunity and to its success in the coming years.


Joanna Genovese 

Principal Barnard Early Childhood Center

Join Us for a Tuesday, April 22 Public School Funding Forum:

Features Distinguished Panel of New Rochelle's NY State Legislators

The Board of Education will host a Community Forum, "Public School Funding", in the New Rochelle High School Library, 7 p.m. Guest panelists will be New York State Senator George Latimer, New York State Senator Andrea Stewart- Cousins, New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and New York Assemblyman Steven Otis, who will address the important issue of educational funding and explain their own efforts to secure additional funding for our School District. This forum will be broadcast live on Cablevision (Channel 77) and Verizon (Channel 30). The streaming webcast link will also be posted on www.nred.org



Special Edition: April 7- April 25

The City School District of New Rochelle is excited to bring you the April 7- 25 special edition, in both English and Spanish, of our This Week in the New Rochelle Schools e-newsletter. It contains both districtwide and school-by-school news.  We hope you find it helpful as you plan during April

Click here for English version

Click here for Spanish version



New Rochelle SEPTA Announces 2014
We Are One and Bridges Awards!


The We Are One award honors CSDNR teachers, administrators and staff members who make a difference in the lives of our children with special needs. The Bridges award honors members of the greater community who foster inclusiveness and understanding through their programs and businesses. Recipients will be celebrated at the 17th annual We Are One dinner at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle on April 24, 2014.  Recipients are below - congratulations!

2014 We Are One Awards

Albert Leonard Middle School:  Barbara Clark
Barnard Early Childhood Center:  Jeanne Jacobsen
Columbus Elementary School:  Otilia Tanner
George M. Davis, Jr. Elementary School:  Ricky Marchione
Isaac E. Young Middle School:  John Fullerton
Jefferson Elementary School:  Bill Murphy and Eddie Ortiz
New Rochelle High School:  Amy Cermele
Trinity Elementary School:  Denise Campbell
William B. Ward Elementary School:  Lisa Leventhal
Daniel Webster Magnet School:  Susan Muller
District-Wide:  Edie Barasch

2014 Bridges Award ~ Conroy’s Basketball: Frank Conroy

2014 Bridges Business Award ~ Modern Restaurant:
Sebastian Aliberti and Anthony Russo

To purchase tickets to the We Are One dinner, please visit http://newrochellesepta.org/ or contact
Mary Jo Jacobs, 917-432-8509, or Julia Muggia Ochs, 917-991-6150.


Thrilling! The City School District of New Rochelle, in partnership with Southern Westchester BOCES and the Port Chester Public Schools, has been awarded the New York State Education Department’s Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) Grant totaling $1,844,500.



The City School District of New Rochelle's Samantha Guillen is being honored by Girls Inc. as a National Scholar! According to the organization, National Scholars "demonstrate a commitment to achieving excellence" and they have "overcome extraordinary obstacles and challenges, and often times risen above stereotypes, to become role models for their peers, examples of success for their communities, and the leaders of tomorrow." Congratulations, Samantha!


Congratulations to The City School District of New Rochelle Champions: Victoria Jones-Alleyne, Symone Darius, Alicia Donaldson, and Ashley Wiggins! 

Click here for Journal News article

We're proud of you!



     For the past five years, the City School District of New Rochelle, like so many local school districts in New York State, has endured the damaging effects of a weakened national economy.  Over 200 positions have been lost and valuable educational programs and services have been either reduced or eliminated.  Each year, it seemed as if the Board of Education and district and school administrators were faced with a Morton’s Fork where there were only undesirable options.  Foundation aid from the state was essentially frozen, mandated costs continued to increase, and a 2% tax levy spending cap was imposed.  Faced with these challenges, our District was required to determine which positions, programs and services could be targeted without compromising the quality of core activities associated with our central mission-- the advancement of teaching and learning.   CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING Budget Message 2014.pdf

CLICK HERE to access 2014-2015 Superintendent's Preliminary Budget

GETTING INTO COLLEGE: A spotlight on five New Rochelle High School seniors on their journey to college. Below is a link to the third article in a Christian Science Monitor/Hechinger Report series following the five NRHS seniors on their quest for college financial aid.

Click here to view article






At the Wednesday evening, February 26th, public presentation to the Board of Education and community, the district's professional consultants reported on the search status for our next permanent CSDNR Superintendent of Schools. At the conclusion of an extensive, ultimately six-month national search, including a strong component of community engagement, the Board of Education expects that a new Superintendent will be hired in May.

The documents found at the links below outline the Superintendent search thus far in greater detail, including: 1) hiring/search process timeline and details; 2) a summary of the community's input regarding our district's strengths and challenges; and 3) a draft of the community's identified criteria for desired candidate background, experience and skills.

Leadership Profile

Search Criteria

Hazard Young PowerPoint Presentation 







    Please click here for important information on 2014-2015 budget discussions.

Spring Recess
schools closed April 14 - April 21


Consistent with Education Law §3012-c(10)(b), parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the New Rochelle Public Schools will be able to receive the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for their child(ren)’s present teachers and building principal. This information will be available beginning on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Paperless Board Meetings

Click here for the link!