North Rockland Central School District
North Rockland Families:
We are already midway through the first month of 2023!
There is no school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This weekend, we once again remember his lasting legacy.
Across our school buildings this week, we celebrated the life and accomplishments of the incredible Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man dedicated to achieving equality, freedom and dignity for all people.
His “dream” was for every child to receive access to an inclusive, high-level and quality education. Reflecting on his work and mark on America’s history and well-being, I am incredibly proud to work collaboratively with such a talented, dedicated and supportive staff, an active community and involved families to inspire, support and prepare all students.
It is important to remember, we thrive because regardless of our differences we always prioritize accomplishing our goals together. We are NR. Doing our part and creating environments conducive to learning, caring and sharing for ALL students truly make our schools great.
Our students are best served in schools where they not only receive quality instruction and supports, but where they feel safe, respected and have access to opportunities to grow. We also reaffirm Dr. King’s dream in North Rockland by remaining dedicated to providing programs for all children, as well as the resources that families need.
You will see our recent FLEP ceremonies, open UPK enrollment and new high-tech First In Math curriculum program highlighted in today’s Check-In below. All these wonderful District programs and the many more we will share as the year continues, have been put in place to not only better help learners succeed, but be recognized and celebrated for their unique abilities.
In closing I remind our school community it has now been a little over two weeks since holiday gatherings. We encourage our students and staff to continue the practices that have helped mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. Washing hands frequently and thoroughly and staying home when you are not feeling well are key.
Thank you for your ongoing flexibility and support as we work each day to provide a safe environment and innovative opportunities for our students to excel - NR Strong.
Dr. Martine Luther King had a Dream!
NRCSD's 23-24 Universal Pre-K (UPK) Program and the Full Day Pre-K program is now open for registration!
**Applications will be accepted now - March 1
The program begins in September for children who will be four years old by December 1, 2022, and live in district. Children in UPK attend five (5) half days for 2½ hours each day; Children in Statewide Full-Day Prekindergarten attend five (5) days a week for 5 hours each day for 180 days per school year, at no cost to you. Parents have a choice of several center locations throughout the county. Please note that transportation is not provided and there are limited slots. Application Link
One major milestone we are so NR Proud to be apart of, is when our students pass the NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) which is designed to annually assess the English language proficiency of all English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools.
At North Rockland High Schools FLEP Ceremony and Breakfast this week, passing learners were honored by their principals, administrators, our Superintendent and Board of Education Members. More photos.
Key Club Cereal Drive for the Community
PANS/PANDAS Shoe Drive - EXTENDED!
PANS/PANDAS is a medical condition that causes an autoimmune encephalopathy, resulting in varying degrees of psychiatric symptoms, learning issues and motor coordination disruptions. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, or PANS-Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. www.pandasnetwork.org. NR has joined forces with local families to participate in the PANDAS Network shoe fundraiser. The fundraiser is to increase awareness and provide support for PANDAS Research. Gently used or new shoes can be dropped off to our schools collection boxes like the on pictured below at Thiells Elementary. We are up to over 900 pairs already and will continue the collection after break.
Red and White News
Athletics Update - Spring Sports
- NRHS Spring sports will start March 13, 2023
- Fieldstone Spring Sports will start March 20, 2023
NR Athletic Online Registration for Spring sports will open on February 13, 2023.
Our unique online store offers athletic apparel totally dedicated to NR athletics with a share of the sale proceeds going to our dept.
Thank you all again for support of NR Athletics!
Raider Rescue 🐾
"Blueboy came to us as a stray. He is a blue nosed pit who is a sweet boy. His face is expressive
and his eyes are soulful. His coat is smooth velvety gray with a white stripe down his nose. He
is a typical silly pittie who would just love to have a home of his own.. If you are interested in adopting him please fill out an application on our website Hitor.org."
"Lemur is one of the many young adult cats currently residing at Hitor Animal Care Center.
Lemur had a rough start to his shelter life, having been found dumped under a staff members car in the driveway. He was found wearing a leather collar with no collar tags on it, and despite
being posted online, no one came forward to reclaim him. Despite being faced with such
unfortunate circumstances, Lemur is a sweetheart who has so much love to give. He loves to
get kisses on his head, take naps on his back, and looks for human companionship whenever
he can. Send in a cat application so that you can meet Lemur and take him to his forever home. If you are interested in adopting please fill out an application on our website Hitor.org."