School News

The Latest District News 2019-2020

  • Superintendent Provides State Legislators With Solutions to Close Budget Gap

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada presented testimony before the New York State Joint Legislative Fiscal and Education Committee earlier this this week. He addressed head-on the structural budget constraints which sabotage Yonkers ability to sustain educational programs and the personnel required to deliver them.  Dr. Quezada offered a four-point plan for sustainable recurring revenue to maintain outstanding academic outcomes for all students - and to close the persistent budget gap. 

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  • Lincoln Science Research Students Shine in Regional Competition

    Three Lincoln High School Science Research students were among 550 young scientists from throughout the region who participated in the Westchester Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Jessica Abu’s Environmental poster board earned her a coveted 2nd place.

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  • Gorton Seniors Take FLIGHT - Graduate a Semester Early

    With enough credits to earn their high school diplomas, 36 Gorton High School students are off and running to college and career a semester early thanks to their participation in the FLIGHT program (Future Leaders Inspired and Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow).

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  • In the Spotlight: Students & Teachers

    Intense concentration is required when determining the "cause of death" in Ms. Mancuso's Forensics class at Lincoln High School. The hands-on lessons are absolutely RIBBIT-ing while students document cuts, abrasions, marks, and more during the Frog-topsy. See for yourself, and much more from around the District this week. 

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  • Call for Nominations: Teachers of the Year

    Celebrate a Yonkers Public Schools teacher with a nomination for this prestigious honor. The Yonkers Kiwanis Club, Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Public Schools, and Yonkers Board of Education Trustees team up to sponsor the City's 2020 Teacher of the Year Awards. Nominations are due February 14, 2020

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  • Graduation Measures Regional Meeting Set for March 3

    The NYS Board of Regents will create a Blue Ribbon Commission to review the State’s high school graduation measures and reaffirm what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State Regents and State Education Department are holding regional meetings to help inform the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission. Please join us on March 3, 2020. Registration is required..

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  • Yonkers Public Schools Graduation Rate Up Again!

    “Once again, it is my pleasure to report that Yonkers Public Schools’ graduation rate is up over last year reaching 88% of our seniors graduating on time,” announced Yonkers Board of Education President Rev. Steve Lopez.

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  • The Yonkers BOE Welcomes You to Their Meetings

    The Trustees of the Yonkers Board of Education welcome you to their January 2020 Committee meetings and their monthly Stated meeting. Please select Read More for the Board’s complete meeting schedule.

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  • The Decade Begins With a $750,000 Grant

    Thanks to the efforts of Assemblymember Nader J. Sayegh, a $750,000 grant will help Yonkers Public Schools modernize the Lincoln High School auditorium and Yonkers Middle High School sports facilities.

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  • Dear Parents:
    We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students, parents and guardians for the 2019 – 2020 school year. We look forward to a challenging year focused on high expectations for academic achievement, as well as enrichment activities which make School 17 an ideal learning environment for your child.
    We will host several parent workshops to explain and teach you how to assist your child with the State exams. We will continue with our Extended Learning Time Program this year. All students will be dismissed at 4:00. Your continued participation in all school-wide parent workshops and events will ensure a positive school and home partnership.
    School Uniforms:
    Students MUST wear their uniforms daily. Our uniforms consist of the following:
    GIRLS: White blouse, navy blue skirt/slacks/jumper, navy blue bow tie, white or navy socks/stockings, navy blue sweater, and black shoes or white sneakers.
    Boys: White shirt, navy blue slacks, blue tie, white/navy socks, navy blue sweater, and black shoes or white sneakers.
    For gym/physical education, all students will need to purchase a School 17 gym shirt, purchase order forms are enclosed.
    As a school, we are not endorsing any one particular store. Therefore, you may purchase the uniform at any local clothing store.
    The Yonkers Public Schools provide transportation for students that live more than 1 ½ miles away from the school. It usually takes one month for students to get to know their bus numbers. To help them familiarize themselves with the process, all students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 1 will be given a color-coded plastic wristband to match the color assigned to their bus. The wristbands are plastic and very durable. Students can bathe with them and should not remove them until October.
    Starting Date:
    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – from 10:45-11:45 parents are invited to meet teacher and drop off any supplies.
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 – All K - 5 students report to school in uniform. Students may enter the building at 8:15AM for classes that begin at 8:35AM. Students will be dismissed at 4:00.
    Friday, September 6, 2019 Pre-K students report to school – HALF-DAY

    Enjoy the rest of the summer and if you have any questions or concerns you can reach me during the month of August at the above number. I look forward to working with you during the 2019– 2020 school year.

    Very truly yours, New Class:
    Mr. Brian Curtis
    Estimados padres de familia:
    Nos gustaría dar una cálida bienvenida a todos nuestros estudiantes, padres y tutores para el 2019- año escolar 2020. Esperamos un año difícil centrado en altas expectativas para el rendimiento académico, así como las actividades de enriquecimiento que hacen que la Escuela 17 de un entorno de aprendizaje ideal para su hijo.
    Tendremos varios talleres para padres para explicar y enseñar la forma de ayudar a su hijo con los exámenes estatales. Su participación continua en todos los talleres y eventos para los padres de toda la escuela se asegurará un escolar positivo y la asociación hogar. Continuaremos con nuestro programa de tiempo prolongado de aprendizaje este año. Todos los estudiantes serán despedidos a las 4:00. Su continua participación en todos los talleres para padres de toda la escuela y eventos garantizará una asociación positiva de la escuela y el hogar.
    Uniformes escolares:
    Los estudiantes deben usar el uniforme todos los días. Nuestros uniformes consisten en lo siguiente:
    NIÑAS: blusa blanca, falda azul marino / pantalones / de los puentes, de color azul marino pajarita, calcetines blancos o azul marino / medias, jersey azul marino y zapatos negros o zapatillas de deporte blancas.
    Chicos: camisa blanca, pantalón azul marino, corbata azul, calcetines blanco / azul marino, jersey azul marino y zapatos negros o zapatillas de deporte blancas.
    Por gimnasio / educación física, todos los estudiantes necesitaran comprar una camisa de gimnasio de la escuela 17, los formularios de orden de compra están incluidos.
    Como escuela, no estamos apoyando cualquier tienda en particular. Por lo tanto, usted puede comprar el uniforme en cualquier tienda local de ropa.
    Las Escuelas Públicas de Yonkers proporciona transporte para los estudiantes que viven a más de 1 ½ millas de distancia de la escuela. Por lo general, tarda un mes para que los estudiantes conozcan a sus números de autobús. Para ayudarles a familiarizarse con el proceso, todos los estudiantes de Pre-Kinder hasta grado 1 se les dará una pulsera de plástico con código de color para que coincida con el color asignado a su autobús. Las pulseras son de plástico y muy durable. Los estudiantes pueden bañarse con ellos y no deben retirarlos hasta octubre.
    Fecha de inicio:
    Martes 3 de Septiembre de 2019: de 10: 45-11: 45 los padres están invitados a reunirse con el maestro y dejar cualquier material.
    Jueves, 05 de Septiembre 2019 - Todos los K - 5 estudiantes informan a la escuela en uniforme a las 8:30 AM. Los estudiantes saldrán a las 4:00. Los estudiantes pueden ingresar al edificio a las 8:15 para las clases que comienzan a las 8:35 de la mañana.
    Viernes, 6 de Septiembre de 2019 Los alumnos de Pre-K se reportan a la escuela - MEDIO DÍA
    Disfrute el resto del verano y si usted tiene cualquier pregunta o preocupación que usted puede alcanzarme en el mes de agosto en el número anterior. Espero con interés trabajar con usted durante el 2019 - año escolar 2020.
    Muy atentamente,
    El señor Brian Curtis
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