November 17, 2023
As we enter this season of Thanksgiving and prepare for the holiday ahead, please be reminded of the North Rockland Central School District calendar: Early dismissal on Weds, November 22, no school on Thanksgiving Day Thurs, November 23 and Fri, November 24.
Next week will consist of lessons on the history and traditions of Thanksgiving in America as well as opportunities for our learners to experience and personify what the holiday is all about - the spirit of giving.
North Rockland students at every grade level will be distributing blessing baskets, warm socks, packing up dinner kits for local families/service members from their food collections throughout the month and having class feasts where friends can celebrate and share the things they cherish most. Their selfless actions and generosity causes a ripple effect that can inspire and improve our world.
I am blown away year after year that we can provide so many meals to our neighbors and thankful for this ever-strong community who come together to not only strive for our students’ overall success but to support the caring, compassionate and kind environment in which they learn. All our accomplishments are built on mutual respect and inclusivity.
Speaking of accomplishments, please join me in congratulating our North Rockland High School Drama Society, musicians and stage crew members who produced an incredible rendition of Arthur Miller’s original 1949 play, "Death of a Salesman." The distinctive student talents displayed on stage left the community and critics raving with Rockland News rating the performance four stars!
Among the many unique activities and initiatives taking place throughout NRCSD, I also want to make a special mention of the good work of our NJROTC unit. With over 125 cadets in our 2023-24 ranks, the program is bigger than ever. In the featured video linked below, you will get to know the program's honor, service and goals a little better.
With colder weather in the forecast and the holiday season on the horizon, it's a good time to review the District’s Snow Day Policy. North Rockland will continue to utilize traditional snow days until the three built into our calendar are exhausted. If all snow days are used the District will consider remote days when there is inclement weather.
Superintendent of Schools
The NJROTC mission is to instill in students in the United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.
Inclement Weather Policy ❄️
North Rockland will continue to utilize traditional snow days until the three built into our calendar are exhausted. If all snow days are used the District will consider remote days when there is inclement weather.
Weather Related Announcements
NRCSD communicates weather-related announcements, including closings, delays and early dismissal in several ways so be on the lookout for:
- 1. ConnectEd Mass Notifications:
Closing information will be sent directly to a parents/guardian’s email account and cell phone via text message. In order to receive a text message, parents/guardians must sign up for SMS text message alerts linked here or download our free app.
- 2. NRCSD Website:
Weather notices are posted to the northrockland.org homepage in the special alert bar.
- 3. Local Media:
Closing and delay notifications will be carried on local media outlets and websites including WRCR (1700 AM), WHUD (100.7 FM) and News 12 Hudson Valley.
It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that may involve power outages. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable. As always, the district will make every attempt to announce weather-related closings or delays by 5:30 a.m.
NRCSD Referendum Vote - 12/4
Did you know? In May 2021, North Rockland voters authorized the establishment of the 2021 Capital Reserve Fund, which could be funded up to $50 million over a 15-year period to support ongoing capital improvements.
On December 4, voters will be asked to allow the District to access $17 million from this Capital Reserve Fund at no additional cost to taxpayers for upgrades to the building and athletics facilities at North Rockland High School. These construction projects will generate revenue in the form of building aid at approximately 80% of approved project costs.
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Remarkable Red Raiders - Alumni Spotlight 🐾
Remarkable Red Raiders Alumni Spotlight: Jisselis Garcia
Hometown: Haverstraw NY
NRHS Graduate: 2010
Profession: Connecticut State Trooper
College Career: The state police was actually not my first option Garcia shared. She originally went to school for computer graphics and business administration, graduating with a degree in Digital Media and Business Administration. Sometimes in life we get stuck and don't know what to do. Trooper Garcia felt that way and she began to learn about law enforcement and the more she learned about it the more she wanted to do it. "Just follow your guts, follow your instincts, if it feels right then do it. If it doesn't feel right then don't do it." She shared.
Career Now: Connecticut State Trooper - Recruitment & Selections Unit. She started her career with the state police in 2020 and is currently assigned out of Group G in Bridgeport.
Jisselis is living proof that you can achieve your wildest dreams. Never give up and never stop believing. Keep making us proud!
To nominate a North Rockland graduate to be spotlighted please click here to fill out this form.
Red Raiders go PURPLE for Epilepsy Awareness Month!
Today NR rocked purple in honor of all those in our school community this terrible illness has affected. 1 in 10 people will have a seizure and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. We wear purple to encourage the recognition of seizures, their signs and promote first aid training. Join us as we take action, support one another and help combat stigma NR Together!
Register here for a FREE seizure first aid training in honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Fall Production - The Critics Give ⭐⭐⭐⭐!
NRHS Drama Society's Fall Production of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller receives four stars!
In comparing this rendition to Arthur Miller’s original 1949 stage play, it’s commendable how the main actors embodied the complex ethos of their characters. The portrayals of Willy Loman and Linda Loman are difficult tasks for any actor/actress – but NRHS students Jordan B. and Jaylyn C.’s performance were exemplary ones, as well as many of the supporting cast members. Full Review.
Trip Tuesday to Intercos Group
ACCESS-NR students have been exploring jobs and career options post high school through exposure to the world of work, including a structured daily internship rotation and through specialized trips.
Recently our students had the chance to see first hand the production, assembly and distribution line of some of the world's biggest names in cosmetics and personal care products right here in Rockland. With 15 production facilities across 12 countries, Intercos Group is a global company offering a wide variety of products and jobs. Full Story/More Photos
🩺What is medical school really like?🤔
Dr. Richard Evans, MD, Vice President of Surgical Services for Bon Secours Charity Health System and Director of the Bloodless Medicine Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital returned to North Rockland High School today for part two of a Mini Medical College for NR Academy of Health and Science students.
The workshops have been a fascinating and informative introduction for our high schoolers, many of whom will be shadowing at hospitals or medical centers this spring/summer, to the world of modern medicine. The interactive sessions have been similar to the experiences of the first two years of medical school, spanning a broad spectrum of topics, while building upon attendees skill and knowledge base. Full Story/More Photos
November 22 - Early Dismissal - Half Day
November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday. All schools closed.
Raiders of the Week
Red Raider of the Week
Cooper Cataldi is our Red Raider of the Week! Cooper is an eighth grader at Fieldstone Middle School and was captain of the modified cross-country team. Cataldi was a role model for his team since he started in seventh grade and continuously improved every single meet. At their last meet, Cooper won the highest achievement at the modified level during the Bear Mountain Rockland County Championships where he placed first at an impressive time of 10:43.9. Coach D’Angelo said, “Cooper has had great sportsmanship and leadership since joining the team. He is determined to make an immediate impact on the high school level come next year.” Let’s make some #REDANDWHITENOISE for Cooper!
Lady Raider of the Week
Lucia Florin is our Lady Raider of the Week!Lucia is an eighth grader at Fieldstone Middle School on the modified girls red soccer team. Number 23 has been known to be a great teammate and a hard worker who leads by example. For the past two years, Lucia has been a high scorer and a great defensive player. Lucia is also an excellent student and has maintained Principal’s role every quarter. Her coach said, “Even when the team is struggling she always puts forth her best effort and encourages her teammates to work hard. I look forward to seeing Lucia try out for the North Rockland High School soccer team next year!” Let’s make some #REDANDWHITENOISE for Lucia!
New custom #NRAthletics gear just hit our shop. Use the link below to check out the latest sports apparel just in time for the fall season and support our student-athletes at the same time. The signature #REDANDWHITE pieces are only available for a limited time to be sure to grab all your favorites now!
🔗 - https://north-rockland-athletics-powered-by-fleet-fundraising.myshopify.com/
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The District is looking for more great employees to work with our students. If you are looking for a rewarding position, please consider applying with NRCSD.
The North Rockland Central School District is currently seeking candidates for several full-time School Nurse positions for the 2023-2024 school year. Salary and benefits are regionally competitive.
** Candidates must have their Registered Nurse (RN) license.
Apply online at olasjobs.org and/or send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Mr. Eric Baird, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Community Relations at the address below.
North Rockland Central School District
Attn: Personnel Office
65 Chapel Street
Garnerville, NY 10923
The North Rockland Central School District is seeking candidates for part-time and full-time 10-month security aide positions for the 2023-2024 school year. Candidates who are interested in these positions are encouraged to apply via OLAS at olasjobs.org and/or contact the Personnel Department at (845) 942-3017.
**Candidates with prior law enforcement, security and/or military experience are preferred.
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2022-23 School Start, End and Bell Times ⏰
Grades K-3: 9:05AM - 3:44PM
Stony Point Elementary
West Haverstraw Elementary
Grades 4-6: 8:42AM - 3:21PM
Willow Grove Elementary
Fieldstone Middle School: 8:00AM-2:46PM
North Rockland High School: 7:20AM-2:06AM