For Parents:  Please see this site for continuously updated information to help get the new year off to a great start!

To All Parents/Guardians/Staff:

Yorktown students, staff and family members had a great start to the 2014-2015 school year.  To help streamline the PTA communication process, and on behalf of the six Parent-Teacher Associations, the district is facilitating the link to register for PTA online communications. Membership is NOT required to be added to PTA e-news, although everyone is welcome.  Each PTA plays a vital role as advocates for children, providing parents and staff with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child. The Council of Yorktown Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTSA) serves as a coordinating executive committee whose role is to unite the efforts of the six independent PTAs in Yorktown.

Please consider taking a moment to subscribe to one or more PTA e-newsletters by clicking below.  New this year: By completing this form, facilitated by the YCSD PTSA, you will have the option to select the school(s) from which to receive PTA electronic communications.  You will not need to subscribe individually in each school!  If you have already completed a form at the building(s) of your choice, it is not necessary to complete this form.


This link is housed on the Yorktown PTSA website.  

Please note that at this time, the PTAs are not able to process PTA memberships online; these will continue to be handled by each PTA.

For further information or questions, please contact the Yorktown District PTSA (email address

Attention all students grades 3-8:
Please click here for resources to help learn how to type!

YCSD 2014-2015 Google Calendar(s)
Most current!    See Video Tutorial to help maximize use

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar PDF (36 pp)
Print calendars will be mailed to all households with students in schools by 8/30.

YCSD 2014-2015 Calendar-at-a-Glance

Continuously updated events from community partners

Please see the full text of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano's Welcome Back Letter

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life...The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for the day.  We cannot change our past; we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can control is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I respond to it. You are always in charge of your attitude.    -- Charles Swindoll


The entire community is welcome to attend all public Board of Education meetings.  

The nextt meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda.

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from September 8, 2014, are here. It is annotated in conjunction with the agenda to make it viewer-friendly.  

The most current BOE meeting video is shown via YCSD-TV via FIOS channel 27 and Cablevision channel 18 at both 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM daily.

Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School Named as New York State Reward Schools

Based on significant student progress over the past three consecutive years on New York State assessments, Commissioner King and the Board of Regents have designated the Mildred E. Strang Middle School and Yorktown High School as Reward Schools, among 359 schools from across the state that have made the most progress or have the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. See full release

Important News from Mrs. Grimm

2014-2015 PBIS Student Behavior and Eligibility Policy (1).pdf
2014-2015 PBIS Student Behavior and Eligibility Policy (1).pdf

Student Handbook 2014-15.pdf

Student Handbook 2014-15.pdf

MESMS Videos

Please click here to see the MESMS Character Recognition Night video.
Other videos, including concerts, can be found here.

Daily Announcements

Please check the MESMS Health Office website often for updated information.  Mrs. Epstein


Mildred E. Strang Middle School Receives 2011 National Blue Ribbon Award

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized the Mildred E. Strang Middle School (MESMS) as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 19 schools in New York, and one of a total of only 256 public schools chosen nationally to receive this award. Read more...

MESMS Announcements

Back to School Night Letter to Parents 2014-2015
Back to School Night Form 2014-2015
Back to School Night Form 2014.pdf
MESMS Student Parent Handbook Letter 2014-2015
MESMS Student Parent Handbook letter 2014-2015.pdf
8th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 8th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
6th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 6th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
7th Grade Welcome Back Letter
Welcome Back Letter 7th Grade 2014-2015.pdf
Attention MESMS Parents-  Please click here for 2014-15 student supply lists- thank you!

MESMS Summer Reading 2014
MESMS Summer Reading Activities 2014 - final (3).pdf