Dear Parents/Guardians,

In the Yorktown Central School District we continue to be dedicated to maintaining a strong home and school connection in the most efficient manner. To ensure that we have the most accurate and up to date Parent/Guardian, emergency contact and allergy-related information for your children, we have generated a customized Demographic Validation Form for every student. This report can be viewed by parents/guardians via the secure eSchoolData (eSD®) Parent Portal login. Please see complete text of letter and directions...

Yorktown Central School District Named as Winner of Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award 

Director of Facilities Dennis Verboys, MESMS Principal Linda Grimm and MESMS teacher Darrell Nansen accept award on behalf of district

The Yorktown Central School District was recently named as a recipient of the first annual Soil and Water Conservation Achievement Award for its Stormwater Management and Habitat Restoration at the Middle and High School Campus. This recognition, sponsored by the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District, recognizes projects completed within the past three years which promote the conservation, management and restoration of soil and water resources. In improving water quality and controlling excessive stormwater runoff by applying best stormwater management practices and advocating this through public education and outreach. Students from the district’s middle and high school utilize the habitat as an outdoor classroom in sustainability and science education classes. Read complete release



Check out the Superintendent's Studio:  Fall Sports Roundup!
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The Yorktown Central School District is taking a proactive stance in maintaining a healthy school environment. The following procedures are being implemented to ward off potential colds and viruses.

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Continuously updated events from community partners

Dear Families,

It is our hope that the holidays are a special time for celebrating and enjoying family and friends. Sometimes, however, the holidays can present an additional hardship. We have listed the Food Pantry resources that are available within our local area below, should you or anyone you know need assistance.

Please see this link to access the YCSD Social Workers' website and the letter re food pantry resources.

Please see the full text of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano's Letter

December, 2014


Dear Parents and Community Members,

I hope that this December greeting finds you well, happy and staying warm.  During a season when happiness, joy and peace are the pervasive themes, many still struggle to feel this way.  In the  Yorktown schools, we try our best to make the world a better place every day...


The entire community is welcome to attend all public Board of Education meetings.  

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda. There is no meeting on Monday, December 1, 2014, (contrary to the print YCSD calendar).

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from November 17, 2014, are here. Each is annotated in conjunction with the agenda to make it viewer-friendly.  

The most current BOE meeting video is shown via YCSD-TV via FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18 at both 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily.


Attention Students!

YHS Guidance is hosting The Admissions Game. Learn what happens with an application behind closed doors in a college admissions office.  Gain tips on what makes a strong college application and help shed light on the college admissions process.

Date: January 8, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: High School Auditorium

Speaker: Peter Van Buskirk, former Dean of Admissions


QUARTER 1 GRADES HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE PARENT PORTAL.


THE WINTER FORMAL IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 NOT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5.

SAT AND ACT REVIEW COURSES:
The PTSA still has limited space available for the SAT review class that begins Wednesday, October 1st. 
 
The ACT classes begin on November 12 and there is space available.
 
If you are interested, please email Kate Nikisher at knorthnik@gmail.com and mail your form with payment as directed.
 
Forms are attached for your review.

2014FallSATReviewCourse.docx

2014FallACTReviewCourse.docx


Click here to see the YHS Community Service website.

YHS News

Tickets for YHS Dance Company's "Evening of Dance" on Sale to Public Beginning 6:00 PM Thursday, December 18

Please click here to visit the D Co website

ATTENTION:  YORKTOWN COMMUNITY

The YHS Science Research students just created a request for our classes at DonorsChoose.org.  Check out the following link for more information and to make your donation:

Yorktown High School goes GREENHOUSE!

Give to our classes by December 18, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

If you help us, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thank you,
YHS Science Research Students

ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

As per state guidelines and policy change, we have moved from a 4.0 grade point scale to a 100 point numerical scale. Beginning with the Class of 2016 (current juniors), we will be reporting to colleges using the new scale. Beginning with the recently concluded first marking period report cards, honor roll status is determined using this new scale. I encourage you to check the Parent Portal for an updated report card using this new system. Current senior transcripts will remain on the original 4.0 grade point scale.


Attention Parents! 
Yearbook ads are a great way to celebrate student success and milestones and reflect on the person your child has become. Go to JostenAdService.com to create and order an ad. Last day to order will be 1/30/2015

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
In our continuous pursuit to increase communication between home and our school I have created a YHS Principal's Twitter account. Please "follow" me at @YHSDeGennaro for the most up to date information regarding our wonderful high school.