Pocantico Pride

Enjoy photos of recent school events and share in our Pocantico Pride! Look for additional images and details as we continue to expand and improve this new feature of our website.
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Important Announcements

Dear Families,

I am proud to inform you that The New York State Education Department has designated Pocantico Hills Central School District as a “Reward School” for the 2015-2016 school year.  This year only 354 schools out of 4,800 met this criteria.

This designation goes to New York schools with the highest achievement in the state or those that are making the most progress in closing the achievement gap over two years (2012-2013 and 2013-2014)

We are thrilled and honored to receive this recognition.  We are inspired and motivated.  The entire Pocantico school community should feel proud of the hard, daily work this award represents.  I want to especially thank our teachers and administrators who seek to implement our “Seven Guiding Principles” to ensure rich and complex daily learning experience for all of our students.  Please go to this website http://www.nysed.gov/news/2015/commissioner-identifies-354-reward-schools-under-esea-flexibility-waiver for more information about this award.

While this award does not negate our recent set back in this year’s scores, it does indicate we are on the right track!

In the coming months, together with our teachers, we will analyze our work and make the necessary adjustments in our curriculum and practice to ensure our students’ continued growth.  Please plan to attend the September 8, 2015 Board of Education meeting where we will discuss this year’s scores and our plans.

Valencia F. Douglas, Superintendent

Reward School - NYSED.pdf

Bulletin Board

2015-2016 Bus Schedules are now available

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As part of our technology upgrades, we will be migrating our e-mail from GroupWise to Microsoft Office Outlook.  This process will begin Friday, August 7th through Wednesday, August 12th.  We will not be able to send or receive e-mails during this time.  If you need to communicate with District personnel, you can reach them by phone.  We apologize for any inconvenience this transition may cause.


Hard copies of the calendar will be mailed to each home by the end of August.

Pocantico Calendar 2015-2016 Aug 12 - FINAL.pdf

APPROVED 2015-2016

2015-2016 School Calendar - APPROVED - 03.09.15.pdf

Pocantico Hills Central

School District

Annual Report

Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 31 - Tue, Sep 1
Superintendent's Conference Day
Wednesday, September 2
First Day of School
Monday, September 7
Labor Day - District Closed
Mon, Sep 14 - Tue, Sep 15
Rosh Hashanah - School Closed
Wednesday, September 23
Yom Kippur - School Closed