Eighth graders in the Mount Vernon City School District must make their first choice of high school to attend in September from three options: Mount Vernon High School, the Denzel Washington School of the Arts and the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy. Students have until Feb. 4 to indicate their first choice of high school to attend.
Students who currently attend Mount Vernon City School District schools, to indicate your first choice of high school, click here or scan the QR code below with your phone.
Students who will be new to Mount Vernon City School District schools, to indicate your first choice of high school, click here or scan the QR code below with your phone.
Click on the link below for saliva test instructions:
Click on the link below for instructions on how to take the COVID-19 saliva test.
If you haven't already done so, please scan the QR code below (or click on the link below the QR code) to complete a consent form so your child may be screened for COVID-19. To better control the virus, all students should be tested. The non-intrusive saliva test is simple to take at home and then dropped off at school. Results are confidential.
CONSENT FORM FOR COVID-19 SCREENING
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more, click on the link below to download this presentation from Mount Sinai:
MOUNT SINAI COVID PRESENTATION
Staff and consultants of the Mount Vernon City School District, please scan the QR code below (or click on the link below the QR code) to complete a consent form so you may be screened for COVID-19 with PCR saliva testing.
Dear Mount Vernon Community,
Today’s update is to provide information on the latest COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance issued by NYS DOH and accepted by the Westchester County DOH, and current metrics on COVID-19.
Additionally, find below our Test-to-Stay Procedures, which is intended for asymptomatic, unvaccinated students or staff who are determined to be a close contact to a COVID Positive individual while at school or who have a documented quarantine order from the Westchester Department of Health. Students or staff that have documented proof of vaccination or a documented diagnosis of COVID in the 90 days preceding exposure are NOT required to utilize the TTS protocol. Our schools currently are equipped with iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests to utilize for this protocol or in case of extenuating circumstances related to COVID.
New Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine:
Over the past week, the CDC, NYSDOH, and Westchester County DOH have all made multiple changes to current COVID-19 guidelines. Below is the most recent update from the DOH as of Friday, January 14, 2022. It contains a metric for when and where to isolate and quarantine based on any given situation. We are also placing this information on our district homepage at: https://www.mtvernoncsd.org. or on the district Reopening page at: https://ny01913181.schoolwires.net/domain/2047. The New York State Department of Health provided a comprehensive memo issued to school districts that you can find at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/01/Quarantine%20and%20Isolation %20Guidance_1.14.22.pdf
The DOH has also eliminated their obligation for contact tracing. However, we are still notifying parents and staff of affected cases via the district website and providing multi-layered mitigation strategies to keep our schools safe from the spread of COVID. The district will continue to implement periodic COVID testing to further ensure safety for staff and students.
Yours for the Sake of All Children,
Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton
Superintendent of School
Mount Vernon families and students joined a Zoom meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 to learn more about the Mount Vernon City School District high schools so students could then choose the school they hope to attend in September.
Two eighth graders at the Grimes School will have their artworks published nationally by Celebrating Art, a contest “devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student-created art.”
For Chelsea Phaire, art was a way to ease sorrow at a difficult time. When her grandfather passed away, she was encouraged to create a drawing of him, which was inserted in the elder relative’s pocket when he was buried. Since then, she has drawn enormous benefits from practicing art, and they are gifts she shares with everyone she can. A former Mount Vernon resident who is now in the seventh grade, she visited Cecil H. Parker School bringing bags of art supplies for second and third graders, and then led 20 students in an art class.
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