Please see the YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance, approved by the BOE 3/10/14. Also, please see the dates for 2014-2015 Parent-Teacher conferences.

YCSD Wellness Event! (Click here to order tickets)
On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., community members are invited to participate in Yorktown’s SEPTA and Wellness third annual movie screening, panel of experts and farm-to-table tasting. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School auditorium with the showing of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives,” an award-winning documentary that may help you change your diet, protect your family and understand more about genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Immediately following the film, there will be a discussion by a panel of experts, including Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, author, food policy expert, environmentalist and gardener; Mimi Edelman of I & ME Farms and Former Chair, Slow Food Metro North; and Geri Brewster, RD, MPH, CDN, PC.
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Five Yorktown High School Students to Present at International Science Competitions
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Five students involved in the Science Research Program at Yorktown High School have won all-expense paid trips to present their research at two international science competitions... Read more...

Yorktown High School Students Win Honors at 2014 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair
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On March 8, 2014, Yorktown High School students in the Science Research program publicly presented their research at the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF), along with almost 400 students from over 30 other high schools. The full list of awards won by students and their research categories of the Yorktown High School Science Research program is as follows...

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Attention All Students:  Please see this link for resources to help learn how to type!

Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students:
Please see the Kindergarten Registration web site for important information about the process and documentation you will need.

Please enjoy the current YCSD television programming on FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18.  You can also access videos here on the web too!


March 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With March here and the clocks moved ahead, I am quickly fast-forwarding into spring mode and mind-set. As I am writing to you, our Operations and Maintenance Department is working very diligently to clear the ice and snow from our fields, track and tennis courts. We know that our spring athletes are very anxious to continue their practices as they prepare for the season. At the conclusion of our winter season, 103 students were recognized as scholar-athletes. Additionally, 36 students have received all-section and all-league recognition. We look forward to supporting our spring athletes as they work together, individually and as teams, to represent Yorktown well and to grow and learn together.  See complete letter...

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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.

LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS

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) 243-8199.


Please see the video interview which is part of the full-day kindergarten (FDK) exploration presentations (BOE 2/10 & Community Forum 2/12).  Dr. Florence T. O'Connor, Deputy Superintendent, speaks with FDK committee members Brookside Principal Deirdre Amerling, Mohansic Principal Susie Berry, Kindergarten teachers Judy Giannelli and Cathy Del Balzo and parent Lisa Tomeny.
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All Board of Education videos, including the latest from April 7, 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
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Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the Yorktown Community,

I hope that this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying the season. I am writing to you about a very important decision that our Board of Education made back on Monday, November 4, 2013. Based upon my recommendation, the Board of Education has opted out of the Race to the Top (RTTT) funding.  See complete letter. Read more...


Please see this important letter from Dr. Napolitano and Dr. O'Connor regarding the 2012-2013 New York State Assessments.

Please see NYSED Commissioner King's letter confirming that the Yorktown Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) has been approved (August 2013).