Important Announcements

  • Community Pool Day - Rescheduled

    Due to the forecasted weather, the Community Pool Day scheduled for Sunday, July 23rd has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 30th from 3-6 pm.

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  • SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

    There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the Board Room.  It is anticipated that the Board will convene into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of a particular corporation.  To view the agenda, please click on the link below and Enter Public Site.

    http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/pocantico/Board.nsf

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  • Swim and Dive Team Information and Registration Packet

    Check out the information and registration packet for the 2017 Swim and Dive Team.

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  • Yearbooks are In!!!

    Didn't get to buy a yearbook at the beginning of the year?  No worries, there are extras!

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  • An Important Message from the Superintendent

    Dear Parents,

     

    A lot of attention is being paid to the new Netflix series called "13 Reasons Why" which was based on a novel about teen suicide. Many teens have been watching this or may want to watch it as it has become very popular. The series highlights many of the current issues that our children struggle with such as gossip, rumors, social media and sexual assault.   Teens and pre-teens are bombarded with subtle and overt messages on these and related issues from many sources, which can result in confusion, worry and fear.  It is worth talking about these stressors at home so you can reassure your child and help them navigate their world with confidence. This series may or may not be appropriate or of interest to you and your family; but the advice holds true for any such resource.  It is recommended that you watch it first or with your children so you know how to have discussions about it.  You can reach out to our school counselor for additional information on how best to discuss difficult topics with your children.

     

    Here is a link to an article highlighting some concerns with this series that can be incorporated into discussions with your teens if they are watching it.

     

    http://700childrens.nationwidechildrens.org/13-reasons-parents-concerned-netflix-series/#.WO_yYvuq9uM.facebook

     

    Sincerely,

    Carol Conklin-Spillane

    Superintendent

    Pocantico Hills CSD

    (914) 631-2440 x703

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  • An Announcement from the Superintendent

    A New Way to Pay for Student Meals and Services Online

    We are excited to offer Pocantico Hills Families the opportunity to use  MySchoolBucks®, an online payment service that provides a quick and easy way to add money to your children’s meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check.  The system is up and running and available for immediate use in the cafeteria and for After Care Program payments. We plan to use this for Camp payments as well.  You will be able to view recent purchases, check balances, and set-up low balance alerts at no extra cost.  Listed here is a summary of what the program offers and how to enroll.  We hope you find this new service helpful.

    MySchoolBucks provides:

    • Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone
    • Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the district.  Eliminate the need for your students to take money to school.
    • Control - Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring/automatic payments & more!
    • Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.
    • Security – MySchoolBucks adheres to the highest security standards, including PCI and CISP.

    Enrollment is easy!

    1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
    2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
    3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

    A program fee may apply.  You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged. 

    If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:

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  • Attention Parents of incoming Pre K and new incoming Kindergarten Students

    For information on registering your child, please click here.

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  • Lead Testing Letter

    Important letter to families regarding recent lead testing in the water throughout the school.

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  • Board Room Project

    Would you like to help us with the Board Room project by donating school memorabilia?  Click here for more information.

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  • District Academic Intervention Plan

    The New York State Education Department is requiring that school districts develop an AIS policy for the 2016/2017 school year. This policy must include a second measure and must be uniformly applied to all grade levels. Please see attached for more details.

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As our School District succeeds, so do our students... 

Pocantico Hills Central School District has rich traditions, supported by the Rockefeller family and the close-knit Pocantico Hills community, since its inception in 1932.  A uniquely wonderful place to live and learn, Pocantico Hills has an unparalleled physical plan and surroundings adjacent to Rockefeller State Park Preserve with ready access to both the cultural resources of Westchester County and New York City and the beauty and natural resources of the Hudson Valley countryside.  The Pocantico Hills Central School District includes parts of the towns of Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh

The District’s mission is built upon seven Guiding Principles that ensures rigorous academic programs with high expectations for all are delivered in a personalized learning environment where every individual student is known and cared for.  From pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, students attend central school campus and then make the choice to attend Briarcliff High School, Pleasantville High School, or Sleepy Hollow High School.  Opportunities to explore interdisciplinary connections and make learning relevant and meaningful extend from a strong core academic program to include the fine and performing arts, science, technology, home and careers, gardening, physical education, world languages, health and well-being.  Pocantico Hills graduates demonstrate a record of achievement we can be proud of, attending a wide range of impressive colleges and universities. The district embraces the concept of community as campus, building partnerships with local industry and organizations and developing civic responsibility through service. The District is supported in its work by a very active PTA and Pocantico Hills Foundation, which have raised funds to support initiatives such as artists in residence, playground equipment, STEM programming.

Pocantico Hills provides recreation programs for all district residents during the summer months, there is an Olympic sized swimming pool, a child’s pool and picnic area.  The District also runs a six-week day camp for students during the summer, which is also open to all non-residents.