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  • Home Access Center Notice

    Home Access Center is currently unavailable.  HAC is down for annual required maintenance and will be fully functional before the start of school.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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  • County Offers Free Vaccines to Students

    Westchester County Department of Health encourages parents/guardians to speak with their health care providers to see what, if any, vaccines are needed for the next school year.  For students who are unable to receive vaccines from their healthcare provider, the county Department of Health may be able to offer vaccines. Parents should call the Department at 995-5800 to see if their child is eligible and to schedule an appointment at one of the convenient immunization clinics in either White Plains or Yonkers.

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  • Port Chester High School's International Baccalaureate Program is Another Reason to Take Pride in Our Schools

    PCHS is one of only 4 Westchester high schools to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) program to students. Learn more about IB and how this program is increasingly popular with PCHS students by watching this video.

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  • Port Chester High School Ranked Among Top 2.4% in Nation

    Port Chester High School earned a Silver Medal in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best High Schools Rankings – a ranking awarded to just 2.4 percent of eligible high schools nationally.  According to the publication's data, PCHS ranked 161 among the more than 1500 public high schools in New York State.  Read more about it in the attached document.

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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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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