Dear Yorktown Community,

Yorktown High School is once again seeking accreditation from Middle States. In order to achieve this, we must complete a self-study and set goals for our schools. Please take this survey by November 1 to provide feedback on our school and to help us create goals. We appreciate your feedback!

YHS MUSIC BOOSTERS CITRUS SALE through 11/4!

Each year, the YHS Bands and Orchestras participate in regional music festivals. The sale of citrus helps fund students' participation as well as other special musical events. Oranges, pink grapefruit and a mix are available; $27 for a 20 pound box; $37 for a 40 pound box.  You can place an order with any YHS Band or Orchestra member, or by clicking here:

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertBand

www.fruitorder.com/YHSConcertOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSStudioOrchestra

www.fruitorder.com/YHSWindEnsemble

Questions? Please email ntorrente@yorktown.org, or ekluga@yorktown.org. Thank you!

 

LINK to FLYER

 


Attention Parents:

Please see this important letter from Dr. O'Connor regarding the results of the New York State Assessments.



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.

1. The District is in contact with the Westchester Health Department for guidance in minimizing the spread of colds and viruses including the Enterovirus D68.

2. Nurses are aware of the signs and symptoms of the Enterovirus D68. Please see the YCSD Nurses' website(s) for more information.

3. Teachers are reminding students of good hygiene habits such as covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and washing your hands.

4. Custodial staff is vigilant in disinfecting common areas.

5. School nurses will be in contact with parents of students who are hospitalized due to a respiratory illness. Please contact the school nurse to report an absence.


For Parents:  Please see this site for continuously updated information to help get the new year off to a great start!

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

October 1, 2014

“Intelligence plus character:  that is the goal of true education.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dear Parents,

I hope that this letter finds you well and enjoying the start of the fall season.  As I write to you today, October begins and the late summer anxieties and adjustments that often accompany the start of any school year appear to be a distant memory. 


Each day as I visit our schools, it is apparent to me that the children are happy, learning and actively participating in their educational experiences.  Our fall sports season is well underway and at a recent volleyball game that I attended, our team prevailed with three straight wins over the Somers squad.  Whenever I attend a Yorktown event I am so proud of the motivation, persistence, determination and commitment that is always demonstrated by our students and staff.  It is exactly these qualities that our students live and portray that support their excellence in all undertakings...

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

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda.

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from October 20, 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.


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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