Important Reminders

Dismissal Safety Reminder

For the safety of our students and families, please do not park on the corner of New Street and Hall Avenue at dismissal. The buses are unable to pass safely, and neither is a firetruck. As you are well aware, this could present a very dangerous situation for our neighbors and children.


Bus Reminder:

Please be advised that it is illegal and dangerous to pass school busses when they have their red lights flashing.


Attendance Rules:

Please click here for instructions on what to do if your child is absent.


Important Attendance and Dismissal Information

Please click here



Important Documents

Please download each of the documents below for your reference:

A Parent's Guide to Curriculum


No Candy in School

Parents, please remember that students are not permitted to bring candy to school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 9 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502.


No Cars in the Bus Circle

Unfortunately, a number of parents have been observed entering the bus circle before 9:00 AM and while students are unloading from busses. In addition, some cars have passed school buses while their lights were blinking which is illegal and a moving violation. For the safety of our students, please be sure to use the Hall Avenue entrance if you are dropping off your child before 9:00 AM. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, you will need to find alternate parking and escort your child into the school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 5 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.


HOME ACCESS CENTER

HAC is an online parent portal that will give you timely access to relevant educational information pertaining to your child. 

https://hac.lhric.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess%3fSiteCode%3dechEastchester&SiteCode=echEastchester

    Announcements

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    Keep your Child Engaged Workshop
    by Jennifer Batz - Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:16 AM
     

    Join us on June 8th (Adults only) at 6:30 in the Waverly Gym.


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    EASTCHESTER SCHOOLS ANNUAL BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION IS MAY 16TH
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, May 15, 2017, 3:27 PM
     

    School District Voter Registration Applications

    Please click here for the Eastchester School District Voter Registration Form. This allows a qualified voter to vote in school district votes only.

     

    If you have an active voter registration on file with the county, then you are also registered for the school district.

     

    If you are not registered with the county, you may register with the school district, in person, as long as you meet the following requirements. You must be:

    • A citizen of the United States.
    • 18 years old or more on the date of the vote.
    • Lived in this school district for at least 30 days before the vote.

    The deadline to register for the May 16, 2017 Vote is Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (by 4pm).

    Absentee Ballots 
    An application for an Absentee Ballot must be filed with the School District Clerk. Upon receipt by the District Clerk of a completed application, the voter will be given the actual ballot.

    This is a two-step process. An Application for an Absentee Ballot must be filed first with the District Clerk. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained by contacting the District Clerks office at 580 White Plains Road, Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4258, or from this web page. Click here for the Application for Absentee Ballot.

    Upon receipt by the District Clerk of a completed application, the voter will be given the actual ballot. If the actual ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application for a ballot must be returned to the District Clerk no later than seven days before the vote date. If the actual ballot is to be given personally to the voter, it may be obtained up until 4:00 pm on the day before the vote.

    Completed ballots must be returned to the District Clerks office no later than 5:00 pm on the vote day for them to be counted.

     

    Westchester County Voter Registration Applications

    Qualified voters who register with Westchester County can vote in school district elections as well as other local and national elections. Registration applications are available locally in Eastchester Town Hall; in Tuckahoe Village Hall or go to http://www.elections.ny.gov/

    Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE for additional information.

     


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    Moving Up Schedule and Song Lyrics for 1st Graders
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, May 15, 2017, 3:26 PM
     

    Waverly 1st grade

    Moving-Up Events 2017

     

     Moving-Up Concerts

    Friday, June 16

    Waverly Gymnasium

     

    Children should wear their

    Waverly T-shirt or a red shirt

    9:30am group:

    Zuzolo

    Satriale

    Garrett

    Vaughan

    Demos

    Schwartz

    Cavalli (1st gr students only)

    Walsh (1st gr students only) 

    11:30am group:

    Borowsky

    Koller

    Frascone

    Dachik

    Saraco

    Cinquemani (1st gr students only)

     

     

     


       Moving-Up Picnic

    Tuesday, June 20 1:00pm


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    Eastchester School District Wellness Initiative
    by Jennifer Batz - Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 3:41 PM
     

    Kids in the Candy Store:  Household Items with Abuse Potential

     

    Presented by Michael Nerney

     

    Monday, May 1, 2017   7:00pm   Eastchester High School Library

     

    Your home likely contains many items that, in the wrong hands, can pose grave danger for abuse, addiction, overdose and even death.  Hear about trends in teen/preteen substance abuse regarding prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and many common household items such as cleaners and solvents.  Learn how you can safeguard these items to create a safe and healthy environment in your home.

     

    Did you know?*

    ·        Inhalants are often among the first drugs that young adolescents use.

    ·        Inhalants are used more by younger adolescents than older ones.

    ·        Inhalant use can become chronic and continue into adulthood.

    ·        Cough medicines, dietary supplements, sleep aids and caffeine pills are common substances of abuse among teens.

    ·        Many teens experiment with over-the-counter substances believing them to be safe because they are legal and readily available to the public.

    ·        The risks of abuse of these medications and supplements are many.

    ·        There are more than 1000 household products that teens can use to get high.

    ·        Some of these products include: typewriter correction fluid, felt tip markers, spray paint, air freshener, butane, cooking spray, various types of glue, gasoline, deodorant spray, fabric protector spray, whipping cream aerosols, hair spray, and household cleaners.

    ·        Not only are these items available in the home, teens can walk into any grocery store, hardware store, or pharmacy and purchase them with no questions asked.

     

    Please join us for what should be a very informative evening.

     

    *Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA)


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    Wellness and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Initiative: PROM WEEKEND SAFETY April 24 7:00p.m. EHS Library
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:03 PM
     

    Wellness and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Initiative:
    PROM WEEKEND SAFETY April 24 7:00p.m. EHS Library
    The next event of the District’s yearlong wellness and substance abuse prevention initiative is targeted at prom safety. While the Eastchester High School prom has always been a wonderful and safe affair for our students, the events that occur after the prom can make this rite of passage a dangerous and risky one for teens.
    We invite you to join us on April 24, at 7pm in the High School. We will feature a presentation from (retired) Officer Joseph Engrassia of the Seaside Heights, New Jersey Police Department who will share with us a “behind the scenes” perspective on what happens on prom weekend in Seaside Heights, a popular destination for our students.
    Officer Engrassia is a long-time veteran of the Seaside Heights Police Department who has in-depth experience with high school students visiting Seaside Heights for the weekend after their prom. He will offer some insight about what happens and will offer important tips to help students enjoy a safe weekend after prom. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school aged child(ren) to this event.
    While this evening is primarily focused on prom safety and teens, the message will be informative to parents of children of all ages.
    Please see below for some compelling information about prom weekends and how to keep your children safe. You can also click here for a PDF: Prom Safety

    High School Prom Safety
    The high school prom is a rite of passage for many teens – but one that can be dangerous. Most of the trouble begins after the prom, at after-prom parties and at weekend celebrations away from home.
    Did you know?
    1. Accidents are the number one cause of death for young people aged 12 to 19, and those involving motor vehicles are the most common. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show roughly a third of alcohol-related teen traffic fatalities occur between April and June, the peak of prom season.
    2. Despite the fact that more teens are involved in fatal traffic accidents related to alcohol during prom season, the majority of high school aged students don't seem to recognize how dangerous it actually is. A Liberty Mutual survey of nearly 2,300 juniors and seniors found that just 20 percent believe being on the roads on prom night or weekend is dangerous. Six percent of those surveyed admitted to driving under the influence after prom.
    3. Drug and alcohol use is more common than you think - an AAA survey of teens aged 16 to 19, published in February 2014, found that 41 percent said it was likely that they or their friends would use drugs or alcohol on prom night or after.
    4. Teens may put themselves at risk instead of asking for help. According to AAA, 84 percent of teens surveyed said their friends would be more likely to get behind the wheel after drinking than to call home for a ride (if they believed they'd get in trouble for using alcohol). Another 22 percent said they'd ride in a car with someone who was impaired instead of calling their parents.
    5. Heavy drinking on prom weekend is the norm for many students. According to Liberty Mutual, 54 percent of teens who admitted to drinking during or after the prom said they consumed four or more alcoholic beverages.
    6. Peer pressure contributes to drug and alcohol use. Data from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Chrysler found that nearly 75 percent of teens felt pressured to use alcohol while another 49 percent said their friends encouraged them to try drugs during prom.
    7. Parents are split on whether to allow drinking. A survey conducted by PEMCO Insurance found that while 51 percent of adults said parents should forbid their child from going to an after-prom party where alcohol would be present, another 20 percent gave it the thumbs up as long as the event would be chaperoned.
    8. But parental influence does matter. According to another survey from MADD, teens whose parents view underage drinking as totally unacceptable are 80 percent less likely to drink compared to their peers whose parents are more lenient about it.
    9. Girls have reason to be cautious. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1 in 5 female high school students is the victim of physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a date. While there are no hard numbers on the incidence of date rapes occurring on prom night, the risk of being victimized is almost certainly higher on prom night when alcohol is involved.
    It’s the simple truth that some teenagers will engage in underage drinking while celebrating
    this traditional high school event.
    To keep kids safe, parents can:
    1. Discuss prom night rules with your teen, including the dangers of drinking and driving. Have a copy of the prom night schedule; have the details of any pre-and post-prom events.
    2. Encourage your teen to commit to safety on prom night and weekend.
    3. Don’t let teens drive. While it may be costly, hiring a limousine or bus is an option. Be sure to ask about the limo service’s policy on allowing alcohol in the vehicle.
    4. Do not allow your child to attend parties that will be serving alcohol to minors.
    5. Make sure your teen has a cell phone in case of an emergency. Have mandatory check-in times for your teen during prom night.
    6. If your teen needs help because of driver who has been drinking, encourage them to call you – no questions asked. It is better to be safe than sorry.
    7. Don’t even consider hosting a party where alcohol is served to teens. You could face serious fines and even jail time in many states.
    8. Be sure your teen has extra money for cab fare if they are in an uncomfortable situation or if the designated driver isn’t driving safely.
    9. While it may be a challenge, stay awake until your teen returns home from prom night even if it means that you have to stay up all night.
    10. Finally, remind your teen that the number one killer of teenagers is car accidents.
    To stay safe, teens should:
    1. Never drink and drive or ride with someone who has been drinking.
    2. Arrange for safe transportation before prom night arrives.
    3. Attend after-prom parties that don't include alcohol.
    4. Never leave drinks unattended.
    5. Stay with their group of friends and look out for each other.
    6. Make sure a friend does not drive if he or she has been drinking.
    7. Listen to parents or guardians about the dangers of underage drinking and driving.
    8. Commit to safety on prom night.
    Peer pressure may tempt you to drink on prom night, but we hope you say "no."
    Underage drinking and driving causes serious accidents and even death.
    That's why we hope you'll avoid the alcohol to enjoy your night – and your future.
    Date: April 24, 2017 7:00p.m. EHS Library


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    Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 with the Treetures and the Girl Scouts
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, April 23, 2017, 8:49 PM
     

    Friday, April 28th from 3:30-500

    California Road and Highland Avenue

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    Eastchester Sakura Festival
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, April 17, 2017, 12:19 PM
     

    Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    at EHS GYM and Main Entrance

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    Art Festival Volunteers Needed
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:57 PM
     

    Please read the flyer below

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    TOWN OF EASTCHESTER SUMMER CAMP 2017
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, March 27, 2017, 10:11 PM
     

    TOWN OF EASTCHESTER SUMMER CAMP 2017

     

    Below is the 2017 Summer Camp information.

    Applications are now available online at

    http://www.eastchester.org/departments/recreation/index.html

     

    Registration Information:

    Camp Galaxy and Camp Rainbow Registrations

    Starting on Monday, April 3rd we will have a one week early bird registration week with many opportunities to sign-up early and save:

     

    All registration will take place at Eastchester Town Hall:

    Monday, April 3rd -Friday, April 7th    8:30AM - 4:30PM (Recreation Office)

    **Sign up by April 7th to receive a significant savings for Summer Camp 2017**

     

    Camp Rainbow is a ½ day program that is for residents who turn 4 by June 27th through those entering 3rd grade. Camp Rainbow will be held at the Tuckahoe Middle/High School Campus. Camp Galaxy Junior and Senior are full day programs for grades 1 through 3 (Anne Hutchinson School) and 4 through 6 (Eastchester Middle/High School Campus) respectively.  Swimming and out of camp trips are included with Camp Galaxy.

     
    Camp Dates for the Summer of 2017:

    Camp Rainbow, Camp Galaxy Junior and Senior

    TUESDAY, June 27th -August 4th (No Camp on July 3rd or 4th)

     

    Please Log online to www.eastchester.org/recreation for additional information including rates and applications. Please call the Recreation Office at 914-771-3311 with any questions.

     


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    Music Boosters
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, March 27, 2017, 10:02 PM
     

    Please NOTE The Waverly PTA + Music Boosters invite you to Making Music at Waverly. Experience a Waverly music class and learn how we create a solid music foundation for our youngest students. Tap your sticks, move your feet, sing a song, feel the beat. Please join us, it will be a treat! Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Time: 7:30pm Place: Waverly School cafeteria