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    Meal Charge Policy and Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals Now Available

    You can find this information  and download the application for Free and Reduced Price Meals on our Cafeteria web page

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    Free Flu Shots

    Westchester County offers FREE flu shots for residents 3 years of age and older.   Register online or call (914) 955-5800 to schedule an appointment.  Flu shots will be given on October 25 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Park Ave in White Plains.

    Port Chester Public Schools
  • Free Outdoor Movie Night on 9/15 @ 7:30pm

    Come watch "The Secret Life of Pets".   This free event will take place on Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm in St. Peter's Church Parking Lot / 19 Smith Street.  Bring your blankets and chairs.  (Event will be moved indoors in case of rain.)  See the attached flyer for more information,

    Port Chester Public Schools
  • County Offers Free Vaccines to Students

    Westchester County Department of Health encourages parents/guardians to speak with their health care providers to see what, if any, vaccines are needed for the next school year.  For students who are unable to receive vaccines from their healthcare provider, the county Department of Health may be able to offer vaccines. Parents should call the Department at 995-5800 to see if their child is eligible and to schedule an appointment at one of the convenient immunization clinics in either White Plains or Yonkers.

    Port Chester Public Schools
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Proposed 2017-2018 Budget Within Tax Levy Cap - Tax Levy Increase Held to 0.77%

The Board of Education adopted a budget on April 20 that fulfills its pledge to remain under the tax levy cap while using additional aid from the state to address urgent district needs and retain vital academic programs introduced in the past few years.

The proposed $96,074,468 budget for the 2017-2018 school year allocates funds to mandated IDEA programs and capital investments at the middle school and high school.  It also addresses academic needs arising from increased enrollment at the high school.

New in the 2017-2018 Budget

  • Replacement of the three PCMS pedestrian "bridges"
  • PCHS auditorium projection and sound systems
  • Band uniforms to replace 15-year-old inventory
  • Staff to accommodate enrollment
  • Staff to meet compliance mandates

Programs Extended in the 2017-2018 Budget

  • International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement PCHS programs expanded
  • King Street School bilingual program expands one grade
  • District-wide bilingual program administrator

 

Success for Every Student is More than a Slogan

Excellence

¨ PCHS is one of only 4 Westchester high schools to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. This year, 18 students meet the rigorous requirements to be IB Diploma candidates

¨ PCHS Advanced Placement (AP) students beat NYS and global averages for 9 straight years in percent of students scoring 3 or higher

¨ Rigorous academic programs challenge students in all grades

¨ Two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (PCMS and JFK);  PCHS is among the top 2.4% of high schools nationally according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report analysis

¨ Character education in every school. Our students are  active volunteers in the community and perform hundreds of hours of community service

¨ Thriving K-12 cultural arts program includes art, theater and music

Innovation

¨ Partnerships with area corporations, arts organizations, and colleges bring innovative programs into classrooms and professional development to our teachers

¨ Our teachers are leaders in creating the NY State K-12 curriculum

¨ Recognized national leader in Community Schooling

Improvement

¨ 95% of PCHS graduates head to college, with the majority going to 4-year colleges

¨ After school programs and enrichment are offered to   elementary and middle school students

¨ Pre-Kindergarten was introduced in 2016;  275 children attend this year