Upcoming District Events
  • Spring Recess: March 29 - April 2
  • Board of Education meeting: April 8
  • JJHS Pre-ACT Test: April 10
  • Grades 3, 8 and 12 return to campus: April 12
  • Grades 6 and 9 return to campus: April 15
  • JJHS Sustainability Club's Go Green Save Green: April 13
  • All grades back on campus: April 19
  • Board of Education meeting: April 20
  • JJHS Science Research Symposium: April 22
  • Elementary Schools' Differences Day: April 28
  • 5th Grade Parent Orientation to JJMS: April 28
  • KES PTO Fundraiser: May 1
  • Board of Education meeting: May 6
  • JJHS SAT Test: May 8

please refer to school and district communications for Zoom access links
March Snapshots
Top left, clockwise: IMES students enjoy the recently reopened playground. Flashlight Reading at KES. Jackie Kovatch’s kindergarten class tapped maple trees on MPES’ campus, made syrup, had a pancake breakfast and wrote a how-to piece about the process. Students in Senora Mulvihill's Spanish 7 class created portraits Frida Kahlo-style. John Jay Ice Hockey won Section One's Putnam/Northern Westchester Regional Tournament. (photo: The Journal News) Amnesty International Club honored Women’s History Month with independent research and a film.
From Superintendent Andrew Selesnick
Dear KLSD Community,

Whether you are celebrating one of the holidays, or simply taking time to be with family and friends, I hope the coming week is restful, joyful, and peaceful for all. 

At last year’s Spring Break, you might remember that Governor Cuomo directed all schools to provide remote learning in an effort to keep people home and mitigate spread during the early days of the pandemic. While the pandemic is still very much with us, and we must continue to be vigilant, we can be thankful for how far we have come and for better days ahead. 

We continue with our return to school preparations. And we are eager to see most of our students back in school much more regularly in just a few weeks. In the meantime, to all my colleagues and all our families, please enjoy next week as a true and well-deserved break. 

Sincerely,

Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools
PARP festivities celebrate reading!
PARP is a month of unexpected fun—your teacher might come to school dressed as Miss Viola Swamp, from “Miss Nelson is Missing,” … you might wear pajamas to school and read with a flashlight … or your parent might zoom in to be the mystery reader for your class!

Entwined with all of the festivities is an emphasis on reading with someone daily.

Middle schoolers take time for wellness
Each day last week, students tuned in to a twenty-minute session on simple ways to take care of themselves led by the school's psychologists Dr. Sarah Fryd and Dr. Madison Lee and social worker Ray DiStephan.

Wellness Week was full of feel-good music and hands-on activities that helped students become more self-aware and develop go-to tools for focus and calm.

Humanities Research students investigate ideas
Kaitlyn Varriale is examining the inequities that persist in our healthcare system. Her classmates are researching topics including the repercussions of redlining and cooperatives’ positive impact on the climate.

The students have the time, tools, framework and encouragement to lean into these investigations through John Jay's Humanities Research program.

Congratulations to our Science Research Seniors!
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