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.
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.
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.
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.
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.