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 buses 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

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    Summer Reading Program
    by Jennifer Batz - Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:42 AM
     

    Summer Reading Program


    June, 2018

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    I hope this letter finds you well and eagerly anticipating an enjoyable and relaxing summer. Summer is a wonderful time for children to pursue interests that extend beyond those offered in our schools while also allocating time to read and build on academic curiosities.

    In selecting books for your child to read this summer, please take advantage of the attached summer reading list. We have included a broad array of titles, genres, and areas of interest. We have also partnered with Eastchester’s Public Library to ensure many current titles are reflected on our list and that they are carrying many of the books.

    Below are some questions to ask when trying to select a book that is "just right" for your child:

     Is your child interested in the topic?

     Does your child like the illustrations?

     Can your child read or figure out almost all the words?

    (Use the Five Finger Rule--as you read, count on one hand any unknown words. If you counted 5 words your child didn’t know on a page, this book is too hard for them right now and you should try another book.)

     Can your child understand what they are reading?

     Is your child reading the text smoothly without stopping to sound out unfamiliar words?

    The District is often asked how to best support a child’s academic growth during the summer recess. In response, I offer two suggestions. First, ensure your child is reading. Please take advantage of the thoughtful selections included in our summer reading list and ask your child questions about what he/she has read. Second, take the opportunity to unique adventures and visit museums, zoos, aquariums, and historical sites with your child. These experiences provide your child with authentic, first-hand learning opportunities that make the content of the curricula more meaningful. When asked during the school year for written responses for class assignments and assessments, children naturally draw on these experiences with joy and excitement.

    I wish you all an enjoyable and safe summer, filled with special family memories.

    Respectfully,

    Scott J. Wynne

    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

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    Physical Forms
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:38 AM
     

    Print this Physical Form

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    Please be advised that as of September 2018, all first graders are required by NYS law to submit a physical examination.
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:36 AM
     

    June 2018

     

     

    Dear Parents of Incoming 1st Grade Students,

     

    Please be advised that as of September 2018, all first graders are required by NYS law to submit a physical examination. They are also requested to submit an updated dental examination.

     

    Health certificate needs to be completed, signed and stamped by your child’s doctor. A copy of your child’s immunization record needs to be attached to the physical form.

     

    For your convenience, I have attached a copy of both the health certificate and dental form to this letter.

     

    Thank you for your cooperation in regards to this matter. Have a safe and healthy summer.

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

     

    Carol Kaessler, R.N.

    Encs. Health Certificate Appraisal form

              Dental Health Certificate


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    Waverly Moving Up Concert 2018 Song Lyrics
    by Jennifer Batz - Thursday, May 24, 2018, 2:37 PM
     

    Dear First Grade Families,

    The First Graders will perform their final Waverly Concert on Monday, June 18 in the Waverly gymnasium. Classes will perform at the following times:

    9:30am- Saraco, Zuzolo, Borowsky, Vaughan, Cinquemani

    10:30am- Koller, Dachik, Demos, Schwartz, Garrett

    This packet contains the lyrics to the concert songs so that students can practice at home. Please note that some songs are not sung by all classes.

    On the concert day, children should wear their Waverly T-shirt or a plain red shirt. Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

    Please contact me with any questions- kness@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    -Mrs. Ness, music teacher

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    Eastchester High School Poetry Club’s Spring Peewee Poetry Workshop
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:34 AM
     

    Students in grades 1-5, bring your own poetry to read, or just listen, and work with members of the EHS Poetry Club!

     

    Eastchester Public Library, downstairs room

    May 29th from 3:45 to 5:00

    Refreshments will be provided!

     

     


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    Eastchester Sakura Festival
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:01 PM
     

    Eastchester Sakura Festival!

    flowers

    Saturday May 12, 2018     1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    at EMS Cafeteria

    You are cordially invited to enjoy:

    OHANAMI(Viewing Cherry Blossom), Tea Ceremony, Kimono-wearing, Calligraphy, Origami, Noh Dance Performance,  Pearl sales , Foods & Drinks(Onigiri and Sakura cup cake and more)

    sponsored by The Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society, New York & Eastchester School Foundation


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    Parents Night Out!
    by Jennifer Batz - Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:38 PM
     

    MAKE A DATE WITH YOUR SWEETHEART

    AND LEAVE THE KIDS WITH US

    Sponsored by Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce

    All proceeds will go to the Chamber Scholarship Funds

    Open to Children 4-12 years old

    Date: Friday May 11, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Place: Tuckahoe Community Center

    71 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

    Cost: $30/per child $10/per add’l sibling

    Contact: Mariam: 779-7344 or

    Theresa Nicholson: Novellaiscool@aol.com

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    Voter Registration School District Registration
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:25 AM
     

    Voter Registration

    School District Registration

    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.

    Please click here for the Eastchester School District Voter Registration Form. This allows a qualified voter to vote in school district votes only.  Return forms to the District Clerk at 580 White Plains Road, Eastchester (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm).

    The deadline to register for the May 15, 2018 Vote is Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (by 4pm).

    Westchester County Voter Registration

    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, Tuckahoe Village Hall, or go to http://www.elections.ny.gov/

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

     

    Absentee Ballots

    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. 4211, 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.

    For 2018-2019, the absentee ballot application needs to be received by 5/8/18 if the ballot is to be mailed; by 4pm on 5/14/18 if picking up the ballot in person. Ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5PM on 5/15/18, the day of the vote

    District Clerk Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211


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    The Superintendent 2018-19 Budget Presentation & Meet the Candidates for School Board Night Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:24 AM
     

    The Eastchester School District PTA Council

     

    presents

     

    The Superintendent 2018-19 Budget Presentation &

    Meet the Candidates for School Board Night

     

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

     

    7:00pm at High School Library Media Center


    There are five candidates running for three open seats:

        Steven Projansky, David Carforo, Erin Murray, Tara Conte and Krystal Jones Johnson.

     

     

    All residents are urged to attend.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Moran discuss the budget for the next school year. Then meet the candidates and learn where they stand on the issues before you vote on

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 (6am-9pm).

     

     

    The event will be aired live and videotaped for later airing on the District cable channels 24/78.


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    On May 4th, The National English Honor Society Presents…
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:19 AM
     

    Star Wars: the book fair....at Barnes and Noble!