News & Updates
September 24, 2021
New School District Website and Mobile App Launch; Both to Enhance Communication with Community
The City School District of New Rochelle’s redesigned website at nred.org, and a new school district phone app, are now available!
 
They feature contemporary, user-friendly formats, streamlined navigation, translation capabilities, and other enhancements to improve community access to information about the school district and schools.

“The website, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year, and our new app, are critical to family and community engagement and ensuring easy access to important school district news, events and information,” said Superintendent Jonathan Raymond. “I am confident that the new, easy-to-use website and app will become invaluable resources for our community.”
 
In development since last spring, the website and app contain fresh content, prominent links to announcements, upcoming events, videos and other communication. They also serve as a repository for district-wide and school-specific information, and allow users to instantly translate content from English to Spanish and Chinese.

The improvements reflect feedback from the community and school district teams. The school district thanks its Information Technology Department for completing this crucial project.

Download the app from the App Store for Apple products and Google Play for Android. Search for CSDNR. The school district welcomes your thoughts via email to feedback@nredlearn.org.
School District Takes Action on Busing Issues
The City School District of New Rochelle continues to take action on issues regarding bus transportation.

Please be assured that your child’s safety and well-being, as well as smooth transportation, are our utmost priorities. 

Our school district’s leadership team (including Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, shown above in the bus yard) has taken several steps this week to address the issues. This includes the Superintendent riding two school buses with students and visiting the bus yard.

Learn more in this letter from the Superintendent.
Breaking News: Football Game vs. Carmel Rescheduled for Saturday

The New Rochelle High School varsity football team's game vs. Carmel High School, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, has been postponed due to an issue on the Carmel campus. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at Carmel High School, 30 Fair St., in Carmel.
COVID-19 Safety: Virtual Learning for Quarantined Students
A letter from Superintendent Jonathan Raymond:

I am pleased to announce that the City School District of New Rochelle is launching virtual learning for quarantined students and in the event that a class/school closure is warranted.

I appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked with our collective-bargaining units to develop this virtual-learning protocol. We thank our collective-bargaining partners the Federation of United School Employees (FUSE) and the Administrative and Supervisory Association (A&S), the union representing District administrators for their cooperation and dedication to our students’ education.

To ensure continuity of learning, our virtual classroom is intended to mirror the physical classroom where possible. In this virtual environment, like the in-person setting, students’ well-being and academic progress will continue to be priorities. Students will continue to interact with their teachers, peers, and content via their designated online platform (Zoom or Google Meet). The classroom teacher will share the Zoom or Google Meet link within 48 business hours of receiving notice of the affected student’s quarantine or the closure of a particular class/school.

We are committed to ensuring that our students are successful in this virtual environment, and your support, as partners, is needed. As such, we thank you in advance for ensuring the following actions are taken by you and/or our students:
  • Join the class using the link sent by the classroom teacher.
  • Turn on the camera and leave it on unless the teacher gives permission to turn it off.
  • Participate in class and ask questions.
  • Complete assigned work on time; if needed, ask for help.
  • Contact the school if technology access (Chromebook or Wi-Fi connection) is needed.
  • Frequently communicate with the teacher and/or school counselor.
  • Reach out to our social workers and/or psychologists if assistance is needed.
  • Connect with your child's principal if you're unable to contact your child's teacher, counselor or support staff.

Additionally, we are finalizing a document that will provide detailed guidance regarding scheduling, instructional resources, student supports, etc. Once launched, it will be available on our website, nred.org. You can learn about the recently published safety protocols for symptoms and exposure here.

For questions, please contact the building administrator or Olivine Roberts, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, at oroberts@nredlearn.org.

Again, thank you for your cooperation and partnership. We appreciate your support as we continue to navigate this unprecedented era in our community.
69 Get Vaccines; Next Clinic on Oct. 13
The City School District of New Rochelle's free COVID-19 vaccination clinic in partnership with the Westchester County Department of Health Wednesday was a success! Sixty-nine were vaccinated. The school district advocates vaccinations as the most effective way to end the pandemic and keep children and the community safe.

The next clinic, also at Albert Leonard Middle School's gym, is Oct. 13, 3:30 to 7 p.m. for school district staff and students 12 or older. Parents must accompany their children.

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital offers walk-in public vaccinations for the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Bring a photo ID and an insurance card (not required for students). For the second dose, bring your vaccine card. Visit montefiorehealthsystem.org/NewRochelle.
Photo, from left: Dr. Charles Coletti, special projects for the school district; Dr. Jackielyn Manning Campbell, Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services; Westchester County Executive George Latimer; and Heriberto Contreras, Westchester County Department of Health.
Left photo: From left are Raymond; Sydney Middlesworth; Leyla Selman; Hailey Young; and Head Girls Soccer Coach Francesco Notaristefano. At right, Raymond also enjoyed time with senior Lenox Lee.
Soccer & the Superintendent
Superintendent Jonathan Raymond’s ongoing “listening and learning” immersion into the community includes meeting our school district’s sports teams.

Here, he greets the New Rochelle High School girls soccer team and gets to know another student, senior Lenox Lee.