Important Announcements

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    District-Wide Safety Plan - A Message to the Community

    Annually school districts are required to develop a District-Wide Safety Plan in accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act.  This document represents our commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

    Pocantico Hills Central School
  • Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

    On behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking forward to a busy and productive year as we launch several new and exciting initiatives.  Pocantico Hills School District has a rich history, natural beauty and charm that makes it a uniquely wonderful place for families to thrive and children to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our goal is to personalize the learning experience for all children, building upon their interests and abilities to prepare them to be life-long learners, skilled communicators, able problem solvers and strong citizens. We are proud of all we do well and are committed to a culture of continuous improvement. I look forward to working with all residents to provide an exceptional educational experience for our children as they move through our system from their first day of pre-kindergarten to high school graduation. We want our school to remain the hub of the community for everyone who lives here, with residents and families enjoying our beautiful grounds and pool throughout the years.  

    With direction from our Board of Education, we have established priorities for the coming year that support the District’s vision for the future:

    • Implementing an organizational structure that provides clarity in roles and responsibilities, distributes leadership, and promotes collaboration through a team structure.
    • Developing a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum aligned with standards of excellence, providing expert consultants to develop curricula and build the capacity of our professional staff in reading, writing, mathematics, science, world languages, technology, physical education and social/emotional learning.
    • Reinventing our world language program in grades K-8 to connect with grade level content immersion in French and Spanish to make language learning a tangible, problem-solving experience that prepares our students to be global citizens.
    • Personalizing learning for every child, shifting from a deficit model of support to one of universal support for all students.
    • Strengthening communication with all District constituents.
    • Maintaining a safe, consistent, and developmentally appropriate learning environment.

    This calendar is filled with important information and highlights of all that lies ahead for the children of this community; we invite you to join us in making 2017-18 a great year and count on you to share your feedback and suggestions. If you have questions or concerns at any time, please give us a call or send us an email.

    Sincerely yours,

    Carol L. Conklin-Spillane
    Superintendent of Schools


  • Superintendent Announcement: MySchoolBucks

    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:

    Pocantico Hills Central School
  • Parents of incoming Pre-K and New Incoming Kindergarten Students

    For information on registering your child, please click here.

    Pocantico Hills Central School
  • 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

    Pocantico Hills Central School
  • Board Room Project

    Would you like to help us with the Board Room project by donating school memorabilia?  Click here for more information.

    Pocantico Hills Central School
  • 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.

    Pocantico Hills Central School



Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday May 27th through Monday, May 29th

12 noon – 8 pm

May 30th -  June 23rd

Weekdays 3 pm – 8 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 8 pm

 June 24th - July 9th

12 noon – 8 pm

 July 10th - July 23rd

Reserved for Camp:

Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Weekdays 3 pm – 8 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 8 pm

 July 24th -  August 6th

Reserved for Camp: Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Weekdays 3 pm – 7:45 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 7:45 pm

 August 7th -  August 20th

Reserved for Camp: Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm

Weekdays 3 pm – 7:30 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 7:30 pm

 August 21st -  August 27th

Weekdays 12 noon – 7:15 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 7:15 pm

 August 28th -  September 4th  

Weekdays 12 noon – 7 pm

Weekends 12 noon – 7 pm

 September 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th

12 noon – 6:00 pm

 Early Morning Swim

Weekdays only - May 30th through September 1st

6:30 am - 8:30 am


The closing times listed above represent the time that patrons must be out of the pool, and the grounds will close 15 minutes later.

 The schedule listed above is subject to change due to inadequate staffing, visibility and/or weather conditions. The District reserves the right to close the pool at any time if deemed necessary.

 The recreation program rules and pool hours are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all residents of Pocantico. Any questions or concerns may be brought to the attention of the pool director or assistant director. Violations of District rules and regulations may result in the loss of swimming and recreation privileges.