An Announcement from the Office of Curriculum & Instruction:

All students in grades kindergarten through grade eight will be participating in the STAR Renaissance Assessments in November.
  • Students in grades kindergarten through grade two will participate in the STAR Early Literacy Assessment.
  • Students in grades three through eight will participate in the STAR Reading Assessment and STAR Mathematics Assessment.

These assessments for learning are diagnostic and online. Students will take the assessments during their scheduled computer lab class or during their English Language Arts and Mathematics classes. The purpose of these short online assessments is to closely monitor student growth over time.

Please see the November 3, 2014 Board of Education report on the STAR Assessments via the website.

The Yorktown Central School District is taking a proactive stance in maintaining a healthy school environment. The following procedures are being implemented to ward off potential colds and viruses.


Attention all students grades 3-8:
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YCSD 2014-2015 Google Calendar(s)
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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

The December 9 Foundation for Excellence meeting has been cancelled; the next meeting will be Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM the Brookside Elementary School Library.

Thanks to all who participated in the YCSD/SEPTA Fall Wellness event!

Continuously updated events from community partners

that the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District shall hold a public hearing on the 15th day of December, 2014, at 7:30 P.M., at the Mildred E. Strang Middle School, Yorktown Heights, New York, for the purpose of discussion of the Board of Education adopting the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption pursuant to §458-a of the Real Property Tax Law for eligible veterans who served during a period of war or have received an expeditionary medal for assessment rolls prepared on the basis of the taxable status dates occurring on or after January 1, 2015.

DATED: November 20, 2014


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

November 2014

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share!”
-- W. Clement Stone

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As I write to you today, we are preparing for the end of the first quarter. The fall sports season has quickly concluded and we admire and appreciate all of our student athletes, particularly those whose performances brought boys and girls soccer, field hockey, volleyball and football to the sectional finals...full text of letter...

Attention Community:

Please note that there will be no YCSD Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 1, 2014.  This was mistakenly included in the print calendar and has been corrected in the Google calendar.

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

The next meeting of the 2014-2015 school year is Monday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Mildred E. Strang Middle School.  Please see BoardDocs for each meeting agenda. There is no meeting on Monday, December 1, 2014, (contrary to the print YCSD calendar).

All Board of Education videos, including the latest from November 17, 2014, are here. Each 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.

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

Student Pick Up Form

Dismissal Pick Up Form.pdf
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

7th Grade High School Earth Science Letter 11 2014
7th Grade High School Earth Science Letter 11 2014.pdf
MESMS - "Fill a Truck" Fundraiser
FILL A TRUCK (1).pdf

MESMS Student Parent Handbook Letter 2014-2015
MESMS Student Parent Handbook letter 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