2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration Open!
Please remember, as stated in this previously posted letter, that progress reports and report cards will no longer be mailed home for students in Grades 6-12. You must register in the Parent Portal to access this information. In addition to grades, you will also find other academic information such as schedules and assignments in the Portal. Click here if you need to register for a Parent Portal account.
On Friday, July 23, actor Richard Kline and the Peekskill High School Drama Club teamed up to bring the residents of Emerald Peek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center a very special live performance. Kline, known for his role of "Larry Dallas" on the hit sitcom, "Three's Company" watched as Peekskill students recreated an episode of the show for a live audience. After the show, students and residents participated a question and answer session with Kline, led by PHS student, Karina Roberts. Click on the headline above to read more and for a photo album from this event.
The City of Peekskill Police Department and Peekskill City School District have once again teamed up to host their Second Annual Real Talk Tailgate Party on August 30, from noon until 4 p.m. at Peekskill High School. The back to school event, which coincides with Freshman Orientation, is part of a collaborative program between the two agencies and is designed to improve relations between the Peekskill Police Department and the community, using Peekskill High School students as catalysts. Click the headline above to read more about this event.
Please welcome Ms. Ellen Hackett, who has joined the Peekskill City School District as our new Director of Special Services. Ms. Hackett will be working in the District full-time and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Special Education Department and clinical and health services. Ms. Hackett has over fifteen years of experience in the education, mental health and social service field. Ms. Hackett comes to Peekskill from the Haldane Central School District where she most recently worked as the Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Innovative Instructional Practices. To learn more about Ms. Hackett and her roll at PCSD, please click on the headline above.
In early June, the Peekskill City School District began testing to assure that the water in all operational corridor fountains and kitchen sinks within schools met the safety standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The testing, which specifically indicates levels of lead in water, was conducted through a partnership with PNW BOCES and the Louis Berger Company. On June 30, the District received the results from lab tested samples. According to the report received by the school district from Louis Berger, the results of PCSD’s tests came back, “very favorable, with little remediation necessary.” Click on the headline above to read more.
Congratulations to the 170 Peekskill High School graduates who accepted their diplomas in front of family and friends at the Paramount Theater in Peekskill on June 26, 2016! Click on the headline above to read more about where our graduates are headed and for a photo album from this event.
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. With this thought in mind, the Peekskill City School District has committed to providing free meals to children during the summer. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Peekskill Schools, to provide free meals to children when school is out for summer vacation. This year, meals will be served at Peekskill Middle School, Dunbar Heights and the Kiley Youth Center from July 5 through August 5, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There are no income requirements and no registration is necessary. Any child 18 years old or under may come to eat. For more information, please click on the headline above.
The Peekskill City School District is a District in Good Standing with one identified LAP School. Hillcrest School is required to develop a Local Assistance Plan and complete a diagnostic self-review document. The document is public and BOE approved. The plan is posted on our web site below. If you have any questions regarding the plan, please contact the Office of Elementary Education 914-737-3300 ext. 352.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board Of Education Meeting