District Announcements (Please Scroll Through)

  • Advocate for More State Aid to our District

    Check out the Advocacy section of our site where you will find links to an online petition and sample letters/emails to State officials.    You'll also see the officials' contact information.  Please make your voice heard in Albany as we head into state budget season.  http://port-chester-public-schools.echalksites.com/advocacy  

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  • Kiwanis Annual Youth Breakfast Supporting Youth Leadership Programs

    Sunday April 2 from 9:00 am to Noon at Ridge Street School.  $5 per person (children under 5 are free).  See attached flyer for more details.

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  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2017

    Applications and all information on our Pre-Kindergarten program can be found on the Pre-Kindergarten school page of our website or can be obtained in person at 17 Spring Street.  There are up to 345 slots available for the 2017-2018 school year for children who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2017, are residents of Port Chester and meet established income guidelines.   

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  • Add Our Calendars to Your Device

    Here's everything you need to know about adding our school or district calendars to your personal devices

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  • Please Sign Our Online Petition to Increase State Aid

    Your advocacy is essential!  Please sign our online petition to Governor Cuomo, Senator Latimer and Assemblyman Otis to restore full aid to our district.  Here's the link to petition in English http://tinyurl.com/gl4k63l     Here's the link to the petition in Spanish http://tinyurl.com/gvg48d3    

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Water Testing in Our Schools

In accordance with state legislation, the District has tested drinking water in our schools for lead.  We partnered with our local health department and the licensed environmental firm Warren and Panzer Engineers in testing every water fixture in the district.  The final lab report can be found at the right.

We are committed to ensuring that the drinking water in our schools is safe and believe in water testing as a means to be proactive in addressing this concern.  Rest assured that we have been and continue to do more than is required.  We began voluntary water testing in 2011 and then implemented all recommended testing and remediation procedures determined by our environment firm.  The most common remediation measure was the installation of water filters, which you can see on some water fountains.  Flushing a particular faucet for a specific period of time daily is another approved remediation procedure.  

Even though some fixtures tested before September 6, 2016 could be exempted from testing with a waiver, we chose to test every fixture in Fall 2016.  While the new regulations required only that we test "first draw samples", which involves testing a fixture that has not been in use for 8-18 hours, as an extra precaution we tested both "first draw samples" and "second draw samples" that are taken 30 seconds after the first draw.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your family, please review these guidelines from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC).

Water Testing Results