District Announcements

  • Home Access Center- Attention Parents and Guardians

    Please check with your specific building regarding the opening of Home Access. You may use the user IDs and passwords you have used before. If you have forgotten either of the 2, please e-mail nrhomeaccess@nredlearn.org. Registration for new users will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at City Hall on the 2nd floor.

    Thank you.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Opening Week Schedule for Students

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Elementary - Half Day Dismissal at 11:40 a.m.

    ALMS

    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - 8th Grade

    9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - 7th Grade

    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon - 6th Grade

    IEYMS

    8:30 to 10:30 - 6th Grade

    10:00 to 11:00 - 7th Grade

    11:00 to 12:00 noon - 8th Grade

    NRHS

    9th Graders only -- full day

    no bus transportation on September 6

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Elementary - Full Day

    ALMS/IEYMS - Full Day

    NRHS - 9th and 10th graders full day, orientation for Grades 10, 11 & 12

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    NRHS -- All students full day

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • New Rochelle School District Regretfully Announces Passing of Special Education Teacher Lauren Denninger

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – The City School District of New Rochelle is deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Denninger, a special education teacher and facilitator at Isaac E. Young Middle School known for her devotion to her students.

    She passed away August 18 and had served the District for 19 years. She was 43 years old.

    “Lauren was a dedicated special educator who touched hundreds of children’s lives,” said Yvette Goorevitch, the New Rochelle schools Director of Special Education who hired Denninger in 1998.

    Denninger’s devotion to her students extended beyond the school day. She spent hours after school and weekends tutoring students to help their reading development.

    “Early on in her career, she sought training in the intensive Wilson Reading System teaching program, because she understood the importance of helping adolescents learn to read in order to forever change their lives,” Goorevitch said. “Lauren was a trusted colleague and friend. She was among the ‘coalition of the committed.’”

    Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo added; “Lauren's capacity to love students and staff created a climate of compassion and understanding that made it easier to accomplish very difficult tasks. Her humor, mixed with her fierce commitment to our school, made students and staff better.”

    “Lauren was an excellent teacher, a wonderful person and a tremendous asset to Isaac E. Young Middle School and the entire school community,” said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “She will be deeply missed by all.”

    “She had a lasting and profound impact on many students over the years,” said New Rochelle Board of Education President Rachel Relkin.

    Family and friends will gather on Monday, August 21st from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, according to the notice on the funeral home’s website. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m. at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 280 Weaver Street, Larchmont. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River, New Jersey.

    Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to NY Medical College of Cancer Research. In addition, donations can be made to a college fund for Denninger's daughter, Margaret.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Come Observe the Solar Eclipse!

    Head over to McKenna Football Field at New Rochelle High School at 2:30 pm on Monday August 21st to observe a Solar Eclipse! Special glasses will be handed out to all who attend. Additionally, telescopes with filters will also be available for observing. If you have any questions please send an email to smisner@nredlearn.org or bzeller@nredlearn.org. All parents, students, and community members are encouraged to attend!! Don't miss this rare event!

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Attention Parents

    Registration for the Home Access Center will be held at City Hall, 515 North Avenue, 2nd Floor on the following days and times:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - only - between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Please bring a form of identification for yourself, either a driver's license or passport.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 2017-2018 school budget review sessions begin March 9

    In preparation for the May 16 school budget vote, the City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education will be holding its 2017-2018 school budget review sessions. The district welcomes the community's input.

    The district's finance staff is working on crafting a proposed budget to present to the board for adoption at its April 19 meeting. Final numbers for the proposed budget will not be available until April. 

    Meetings will take place on March 9, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the New Rochelle High School Library. All meetings will be broadcast live on the district's website and rebroadcast on Cablevision Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 30.

    Putting together a school budget in New York State is complex. The district continues to follow zero-based budgeting development practices, meaning all expenses must be justified for each new period, starting from a "zero base," with every function analyzed for its needs and costs.

    "We stay focused on what's most important, and that is providing the best educational programs and services to our students, while making sure everyone's needs are met in a healthy and safe environment," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.  "We prioritize continuing approaches that are working, and then we look at what enhancements we can make to better support all our students."

    Questions about any aspect of the proposed budget can be emailed to the district at budgetquestions@nredlearn.org.

    Osborne stressed that the community's involvement is important. "The input that we receive matters, and we appreciate the engagement of the community."

     

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Rent the Runway making prom magic for seniors

    New Rochelle High School seniors will have the opportunity to walk into their prom in June dressed in free high-end designer clothes, courtesy of Jennifer Hyman, a NRHS alum and CEO of Rent the Runway.

    Hyman, Class of 1998, made the generous offer in October when she was inducted into the New Rochelle High School Wall of Fame. She said the gift was her way of giving back to her alma mater, where she developed the confidence to face the world.

    Rent the Runway is a successful New York City-based online service that provides designer dresses and accessories for rent at a fraction of the retail price. The company also has a handful of stores in major U.S. cities, including New York City.

    On Friday, March 24, starting at 8 p.m., Rent the Runway's flagship store at 30 W. 15th Street will be open exclusively to NRHS seniors. Students can visit the store to select dresses and accessories.

    Students who are unable to go to the store will receive a free promo code that will allow them to rent their dresses and accessories entirely online. Their selections will then be mailed to their homes.

    "That will be a lot of pressure off parents because it's very expensive to dress for the prom," said NRHS Principal Reggie Richardson. "With Rent the Runway, every girl can dress in high quality designer clothes. Jen is giving our students the opportunity to experience a rite of passage that isn't affordable to everyone in our community."

    This is the second time that Hyman has provided prom dresses to NRHS seniors. She made the offer last year as well, but because the announcement came in May, most students had already made arrangements for their prom dresses. Only 80 students availed themselves of the opportunity.

    Richardson said details of the Rent the Runway offer came early enough this year to greatly increase the likelihood of participation. 

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson teachers moving beyond traditional methods

    At a recent meeting, teachers and administrators from Jefferson Elementary School shared with the Board of Education how professional learning strategies are impacting classroom instruction. The instructional practices they discussed were student-driven and focused on the application of acquired information, as well as problem solving.

    When discussing literacy instruction, Principal Kimmerly Nieves shared that teachers at Jefferson are going beyond traditional methods. She was particularly excited about the success students are having when they use an instructional practice called accountable talk.  Accountable talk involves collaborative discussion among students and includes repeating what was read, clarifying the meaning, making connections and revising understanding upon further reflection.

    Teacher Stefanie Syken shared how Jefferson teachers are supporting their students in mathematical investigations that are leading to higher understandings. The guiding principle of these investigations is that students come to school with existing ideas about numbers and then build upon those ideas when provided with the proper environment, interaction and support.

    Regardless of the subject, the students at Jefferson are being provided with valuable opportunities to talk with their peers about their ideas, discuss different viewpoints and continually add to their prior knowledge. And through ongoing professional development and colleague support, educators are learning how to better support their students in their investigations and discoveries.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • New Rochelle schools host immigration workshops

    Hundreds of local residents packed New Rochelle High School and Columbus Elementary School last month to attend immigration rights workshops held just days after the Trump administration announced measures that would greatly expand the deportation of illegal immigrants. The workshops were planned in response to anxiety expressed by residents who were hearing rumors about immigration raids.

    At NRHS, three student groups - Hispanic Culture Club, United Cultures Club and Newcomer Ambassadors - asked the school to host a workshop. Columbus Elementary opened its doors after Councilman Louis Trangucci reached out to Principal Michael Galland and voiced the need to come together to squash rumors and reassure residents that New Rochelle is a welcoming and caring community that values all law-abiding people and families.

    "Many families are terrified. There is uncertainty, fear and confusion about what the authorities will or will not do, and that stress is being absorbed by children," said Galland. "As educators, our duty is to nurture children emotionally, socially and intellectually."

    More than 500 people attended the Feb. 16 immigration forum at Columbus Elementary, which included a presentation by The Westchester Hispanic Coalition that addressed issues related to immigration laws. Graciela Heyman, the executive director, spoke about the rights of immigrants and offered advice on how to respond when face-to-face with immigration officials.

    Commissioner Patrick Carroll and Captain Adrian Navarrete of the New Rochelle Police Department were present to reassure residents that police officers would continue to focus on the safety of the community.

    More than 200 people attended the workshop at NRHS on Feb. 15. It included a presentation on scholarship opportunities for undocumented students, including those who were brought to the United States as children, currently covered under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

     The discussion was led by representatives of the CUNY Becas scholarship program and The Guidance Center of Westchester. The Hudson Valley Community Coalition also provided information on DACA and undocumented immigrants.

     Officer Edward Martinez of the New Rochelle Police Department addressed the gathered families and told them that officers would not pursue immigrants or ask them to produce documents. Rather, he said, the focus would continue to be on fighting crime.

     Gustavo Barbosa, house principal at NRHS, said the evening was successful because of the support by Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and other district officials.

     "Not many school districts are willing to provide this level of support to immigrant families," said Barbosa. "In New Rochelle, we really understand that what happens in our community has a direct impact on our students' academic performance and how they feel when they come to school. That's why it was important to reach out."

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • School Budget Community Input Forum and School Budget Review Sessions

    Please see attached letter to New Rochelle Neighbors from Ms. Rachel Relkin, President, Board of Education

    City School District of New Rochelle

School Announcements

  • Free Summer Camp

    Please see the attached files to see if your student may qualify for free summer camp programming. This program is being run in connection with New Rochelle's My Brother's Keeper.

    Barnard Early Childhood Center
  • Barnard Blue Day- March 10, 2017

    Congratulations students!

    Barnard Early Childhood Center
  • 2017 SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

    Location: Huguenot Children’s Library

    Dates: February 9 • March 9 • March 23 • April 6

    Thursdays 4 - 5 PM

    Barnard Early Childhood Center

Message from the Principal

January 7, 2017

Dear WE R Barnard Parents & Guardians:

 It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to a new year. I’m extremely excited to join the staff at Barnard as the new Principal and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students the best education during these important developmental years. I recognize the importance of a strong bridge between home and school, as parents are the first teachers a child ever has in his or her life. By working together, we can meet each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs.

 Before joining Barnard, I served in a variety of positions over the past eight years in the New York City Department of Education. Some of the positions I held include: a classroom teacher, magnet specialist, and an assistant principal at an early childhood magnet school. My academic background include: a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership, Advance Certificate in School Building and School District Leadership, Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.   

I believe that great early childhood schools are the result of great communities where everyone focuses on the success and development of all students. I will be working closely with all staff at Barnard to ensure that every student is receiving high quality instruction and is meeting each child’s academic, social, and emotional needs that will prepare each child to achieve future success.

Families play an integral role in their child’s life, especially during these early years. At Barnard, WE have so many wonderful programs that families can join. I encourage all families to get involved with the Parent Teacher’s Association (PTA) and our Puentes program. Please visit our website at barnard.nred.org, and the PTA website, barnardpta.org, to get the latest information and announcements. I look forward to meeting everyone at the next PTA meeting on January 12 at 7pm. If you cannot make this meeting, you can always visit the school or give us a call at 914-576-4386.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve every child and family as the Principal at Barnard! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. 

Sincerely,

Nicolas Cracco

Principal

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Enero 7, 2017

 Queridos Padres/Guardianes:

 Tengo el gran placer de darles a ustedes la bienvenida en el Año Nuevo. Estoy extremadamente emocionado de tomar parte en la familia de Barnard como el nuevo Principal y espero poder trabajar juntos para proveer la mejor educación a nuestros estudiantes durante estos años importantes de su desarrollo. Yo reconozco la importancia de tener una conexión fuerte entre la escuela y el hogar, como padres somos los primeros educadores en la vida del niño(a). Trabajando juntos podremos ayudarles a nuestros niños a llegar a su meta académica, social y emocional.

Antes de venir a Barnard, tuve diferentes posiciones en el departamento de Educación para el estado de New York por ocho años. Algunas de las posiciones que tuve fueron: maestro de clase, director de un programa de magnet y serví como asistente principal de un programa de magnet para jardín/edad temprana. Mi experiencia académica incluye: un Doctorado de Instrucción Directiva, Certificado avanzado para gobernar una escuela y dirigirla, Maestría en Matemática y Bachillerato en Psicología.

Yo creo que teniendo buenas escuelas desde la infancia resulta creando muy buenas comunidades donde nos enfocamos en el adelanto y desarrollo de todos los estudiantes. Quiero trabajar con todos los miembros de la escuela para asegurarme que todos los alumnos reciban instrucción eficaz para que puedan alcanzar sus necesidades académicas, social, y emocional para que logren un futuro prominente.

Las familias tienen una parte muy importante en la vida de sus niños especialmente durante los primeros años. En Barnard, NOSOTROS  tenemos muchos programas para que los padres participen. Les sugiero que participen en la asociación de maestros y padres (PTA) y asistan a los talleres de Puentes. Por favor visite la página del internet: Barnard.nred.org o la página del PTA: barnardpta.org para que estén al corriente de toda las informaciones y los últimos anuncios. Espero conocerlos en la siguiente reunión del PTA en Enero 12 a las 7pm. Si no puede asistir a la junta, usted puede visitar la escuela o llamarnos al 914-576-4386.

Gracias por darme la oportunidad de servir a los niños y familia de Barnard como su Principal. No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene una pregunta, preocupación o idea que quiere compartir.           

Sinceramente,

Nicolas Cracco

Principal

 

Calendar of Events

  • Board of Education - Regular Meeting

    New Rochelle High School - LEK Theatre, 6:00 p.m.

    Tenure Reception - 6:30 p.m.

    Tenure Recognition - 7:00 p.m. 

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Opening Day for Staff

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  • Half Day Elementary Schools

    11:40 dismissal for elementary students

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Grade 9 Orientation

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Opening Day for Students

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