There will be a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Board Room beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that the Board of Education will meeting in Executive Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the employment history of a particular individual. If you wish to view the agenda, please click on the following link and Enter Public Site: http://www.boarddocs.com/ny/pocantico/Board.nsf
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.
Pocantico Alumni's Robotics Team Wins National Award
Evelyn, a Pocantico Hills alum and current freshman at The Masters School, and her Robotics B Team, won the highest possible individual team award, the Honor Award for overall excellence in robotics, design, sportsmanship and dedication. This is the highest award, given to the top team overall out of more than 300 participants from across the country. The organizers for the tournament told the team that “we expect great things from you." In addition, the competition awards a 3D printer to the team that wins this honor. Congratulations to Evelyn and her entire team!
Pocantico Hills Central School
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.
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 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.