February 27, 2014
Dear Parent and Guardians,
I hope that this letter finds you and your family well. What an extraordinary winter we have experienced. I know we are all looking forward to the first day of spring.
I am writing to inform you that we will be adjusting the 2013-2014 calendar to change Friday, March 21, 2014 from a Superintendent’s Conference day to a student instructional day. With all of the fragmentation and lack of continuity throughout the season, we are in need of additional instructional time for our students.
At this juncture, we will be making-up one instructional day on Monday, April 14, 2014.
I will be back in touch if weather conditions require additional instructional make-up time.
Dr. Ralph Napolitano
The Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education
Presents Casino Night & Dinner Dance
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Doubletree Tarrytown
Honoring Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department, Ladder #1
* Chet Swirski, Fire Chief
* Jay Swart, Assistant Fire Chief
* Paul Dillon, Assistant Fire Chief
* Rob Doerr, YHS Resource Officer
* Brian Mundy, MESMS Resource Officer
* Richard Finn, Crompond DARE Officer
Featuring: Dinner, Dancing, Refreshments, Casino Tables, Silent Auction
For tickets and information see flyer
and visit the Foundation's website.
NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR MAY 20, 2014 Budget and Trustee Vote, are available in the office of the District Clerk.
There are two seats open in the next election – two three-year terms expiring June 30, 2017.
- Nominating petitions must be signed by 5% of the number of voters at the last annual election (25 signatures) and those signing the petitions must be qualified voters. Community members are encouraged to obtain more signatures than necessary for nominating petitions in the event that a name is dismissed.
- The deadline for filing a nominating petition is Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
A candidate must be able to read and write; must be a qualified voter of the district (i.e., a United States citizen); and must have resided in the School District for an uninterrupted period of at least one year prior to the election date. A person who has been convicted of a state or federal felony may not serve on a school board unless: (1) he/she has been pardoned or otherwise restored to the rights of citizenship by the Governor or the President; or (2) his/her maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired; or (3) he/she has been discharged from parole.
Please call District Clerk, Rebecca Lloyd, for more information (914) 263-8758.
All Board of Education videos, including the latest from February 24, 2014, are here. It 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.
Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School Named as New York State Reward Schools
Based on significant student progress over the past three consecutive years on New York State assessments, Commissioner King and the Board of Regents have designated the Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School as Reward Schools, among 359 schools from across the state that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. See full release Read more...
UPDATE: QUARTER 2 REPORT CARDS WITH HONOR ROLL HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE PARENT AND STUDENT PORTALS.
COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORMATION:
Attention Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen: When you have a moment go to the cafeteria periods 4-9 to see your documented community service hours Tuesday, January 14 - Friday, January 17.
Also, please take a moment to look at the volunteer opportunities available and forms on the YHS Community Service website for pre-approval and documentation of community service. Please read the information page before completing the new forms.
IF YOU RECEIVED A LETTER TO ATTEND STUDENT RECOGNITION NIGHT AT THE UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013 IT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014. ANOTHER INVITATION WILL FOLLOW AT A LATER DATE. THANK YOU.
Based on performance from the first quarter some students will be assigned science skills beginning Monday, December 9, 2013. An update has been added to participating student's academic schedule located on the portal. Students were notified by their guidance counselor.
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2014:
There is still space available for Parent Ads on a first come, first serve basis. Deadline for submittal is Friday, March 14. Please e-mail Ms. Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS:
The deadline for Senior Parent Ads has been extended to February 14, 2014.
Please remember to stop by room 110 to pick up your parking permit by Friday, January 31, 2014. Second semester parking begins on Monday, February 3, 2014.
ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2014
There will only be three
tickets per family distributed for graduation in June. Tickets will be distributed at graduation rehearsal.
College Application deadlines:
Apply by Mid-October for all Early Action/Early Decision/Rolling application deadlines
Apply by Late November for all Regular Decision application deadlines
Remember to: apply to college, send your SAT/ACT scores via www.collegeboard.com/www.actstudent.org, and submit transcript request forms to the YHS Guidance Counseling Center at least 3 weeks before the application deadline to insure that all supporting material arrives on time to the college's admissions office.
The decile groups have been added to senior transcripts located on the Parent Portal.
Class of 2014 transcripts have been updated and are now available on the portal.
Save the date!
Parents and students are welcome to attend the College & Career Night!
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:15 p.m.
Location: Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY
Over 200 colleges, universities, technical programs and financial institutions will be represented. Workshops will be offered. Topics include: highly competitive college admissions, creative and performing arts, portfolios and auditions, programs for students with learning disabilities, athletic recruiting information, SUNY admissions, and financing college.