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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    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.

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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.




    Carol Conklin-Spillane


    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 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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Our Vision

The Pocantico Hills Central School District aspires to become the pride of the community where all students are empowered to excel to the highest academic standards guided by highly qualified professionals and dedicated citizens.

Our Mission Statement

The Pocantico Hills School staff believes that each student is a complex and unique person. We are committed to helping our children realize their complete personal potential – academic, creative, physical and emotional. We will ask the students to stretch themselves and help them to discover the rewards of working hard.

We will treat the students with respect and understanding and encourage them to be caring and contributing members of society, students who are thoughtful, honest, fair, kind and self-disciplined.

Our School

Our Guiding Principles

  • The Common Core Standards are only the first step toward academic achievement and student growth.

  • Technology should be a tool that supports the growth of reasoning skills and critical thinking.

  • Joyful and passionate teaching and learning should set the tone for our school environment.

  • Collaborative teams must promote personal accountability, broad skill exposure, and cohort understanding and acceptance.

  • Perseverance and determination are essential characteristics of student growth and should be fostered thoughtfully and with support.

  • Community partnerships provide opportunities to promote communication and global awareness.

  • A strong sense of ethics must ultimately come from within, and we must develop and nurture that growth.

 Guiding Principles.pdf 

Essential Skills for a 21st Century Learner

The Pocantico Hills Central School District envisions a community of students, teachers and parents who partner to develop and support the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century, including:

1. Self‐Advocacy and Self‐Direction

2. Critical Thinking and Problem‐Solving

3. Communication, Relationships, and Socialization

4. Global and Community Awareness

5. Ethical Learning and Decision‐Making

Our Strategic Framework & Goals

Pocantico Hills’ instructional program will become the standard for academic excellence for Pre-Kindergarten – 8th grade education.  We will coordinate the curricula of the District’s academic programs across the grades and improve instruction throughout the District in order to challenge and encourage our students to act, think, write and speak creatively and critically so that each student is fully prepared to excel academically, emotionally, socially and physically in any high school, public or private,.


To manage, streamline, and improve the financial processes of the District and to (a) meet the needs of students, staff, parents, and the community; (b) communicate the fiscal position of the District in a simple and concise manner, facilitating open and transparent discussions regarding the District’s goals and needs; and (c) ensure the continued maintenance and modernization of the District’s facilities.


To use 21st century communication tools to communicate with all constituencies to be as transparent as possible about the business of the District, so that each group will be fully informed and encouraged to help meet the District’s goals and needs.


To improve and streamline all of the District’s organizational systems and structures to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the District in meeting the District’s goals and the needs of the students, staff, parents and the community.