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A reminder that lunch will be served in the cafeteria between 10 and 12 all this week.

February 2, 2015 is the first day of the second semester and will be a B-Day.

The New York State Education Department has taken the unprecedented step of permitting schools to reschedule Regents Exams and RCTs missed because of school closings due to the weather this January.

This means major revisions to our January examination schedule.  A revised version is now on our website.

Exams previously scheduled for Monday afternoon will now take place on Thursday afternoon; that includes the English Regents Examination.
Exams previously scheduled for Tuesday will now take place at the same times, but on Friday instead.

Please consult the schedule below for details, and if you have any questions, then please call your child's guidance counselor when schools reopen.


INCLEMENT WEATHER PROTOCOL FOR MIDTERM EXAM WEEK
IF SCHOOL HAS A DELAY:
In the event of inclement weather and a one or two hour delay, then—
(1) All morning local, Regents, and RCT examinations will begin at 9:15 for a one-hour delay and at 9:55 for a two-hour delay (students will NOT be able to arrive late for an exam on the morning of a two-hour delay because of the uniform admission deadline that prohibits a student from beginning a Regents Examination or RCT after 10:00 a.m.)
(2) All afternoon local, Regents, and RCT exams will begin at 12:00 noon as scheduled and any student coming from a morning exam who has an afternoon Regents or RCT exam as well will be escorted by a proctor or monitor directly from the conclusion of his or her morning exam to the scheduled afternoon exam.


2015 PCHS Yearbook

You can still reserve your copy of the
2015 PCHS Yearbook at a discounted rate

A $10 DISCOUNT off the normal price of $85 is available until FEBRUARY 20
You can also personalize your yearbook until Feb. 20
Order forms are available in the office and
online.


Senior parents can still place a Grad Ad in the yearbook for your senior .
Grad Ad deadline is January 30
Order forms are available in the office and
online


2014 Graduates Roundtable Special

Dr. Kliszus and Dr. Combs join eight 2014 graduates who have returned to visit the high school and speak about what’s happened to them since their graduation in June.




Our Mission at Port Chester High School is to cultivate a student centered learning environment that nurtures well-rounded, inquisitive, life-long learners whose values include respect for self and others.


For regent review information please see the guidance tab! 


District News & Updates

Please Sign Our Online Petition and Make this a Happy New (Budget) Year

We have lost $112.5 million in state aid over the past 8 years
due to a funding freeze imposed by Albany.

Please let Governor Cuomo, State Senator Latimer, and State Assemblyman Otis
know that Port Chester wants promised funding restored.


New "Our Schools" Videos

2014 Graduates Roundtable
Dr. Kliszus and Dr. Combs join 8 2014 graduates to discuss the transition from high school to college

School Safety Special
This is an in-depth discussion about how the district provides a safe learning environment that promotes academic, social and emotional well-being in our students

Martin Luther King Interfaith Commemoration
Community-wide program held on 1/18


You are Invited

PCHS Varsity Cheerleader Pep Rally
Friday 1/30 • 5:30 - 6:30 • PCMS gym


Congratulations to our Varsity Cheerleaders for winning a bid to compete at UCA Nationals in Orlando on 2/7-8
Join us as we wish them luck.
Watch performances by the Varsity team, the PCHS JV Cheerleaders, and the PCMS Modified Cheerleaders

Also learn what it takes to be a PC Cheerleader • Cheer 101 • Cheer  Olympics • Jump Off
Snack and school clothing will be available for sale.



PCHS PTSA is Hosting a

Defensive Driving Course
Saturday Jan. 31  •  8:30 - 3:30  •  PCHS Library


Take this course from the Empire Safety Council and save 10% on your car insurance for 3 years!

Open to adults and students
See flyer for enrollment application, fees and more information


PTSA Defensive Driving Class Flyer-Jan 31.jpg

Student Residency Verification Tip Line

We work to ensure that students who attend our schools actually live within the boundaries of the district.  Non-resident students may not attend school without formal permission from the Central Office and are required to pay tuition.   If you have information about any non-resident students who are attending our schools without permission, please send an email to:  nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.  
All tips will be treated as strictly confidential.


Línea de Sugerencia para la Verificación de Residencia del Estudiante

Trabajamos para asegurar que los estudiantes que asisten a nuestras escuelas en realidad viven dentro de los límites del distrito.   Los estudiantes no residentes no pueden asistir a la escuela sin permiso formal de la Oficina Central y están obligados a pagar la matrícula.  Si usted tiene información sobre algún estudiante que no es residente y  asiste a nuestras escuelas sin permiso, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al: nonresidencytips@portchesterschools.org.
Todas las sugerencias serán tratadas de manera estrictamente confidencial.


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Board of Education Meetings
"Our Schools"  Programming
   • Musical Performances and Concerts 
PCS-TV - Cable Program Schedule


Mon, Jan 26 - Thu, Jan 29
PCHS
Regents Exam Week
Friday, January 30
District Event
2nd Marking Period Ends
PCHS
Midterm Exam Day
PCHS
Varsity Cheerleader Pep Rally
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Middle School Gym
Sunday, February 1
PCHS Band
Band Recycling
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HS Parking Lot
Tuesday, February 3
PCHS
Junior College & Career Night
6:30 PM
Snow date: 2/4


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For those who have not yet heard, we have received authorization to offer the IB Diploma Program at Port Chester High School.  Here is a link to the press release sent out on May 29.
 
We have received wonderful responses to this news.  I share every bit of the joy, excitement, and pride with the staff who have played a role in making this happen - from attending and hearing about this idea at a Board meeting in November 2011, to participating on the IB Exploratory Committee, the IB Application Committee, in IB Teacher Training, or supporting the cause in any other way. 
 
This point forward marks a new day for Port Chester High School as we embark on our future as an IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Program to junior and seniors and guiding and supporting our underclassmen toward future IB opportunities.  This is a significant step for this institution.
 
None of this could have been possible without the dedicated efforts of prospective IB teachers who assisted with the application by developing course outlines that they hoped to teach.  As a team of IB teachers, they will be asked to meet for one period during the day to ease our transition to offering the IB Diploma Program, coordinate assignments, and grow together with the program that they are building.  They will be pioneers here and are brave to have sought to be part of this endeavor.  They will get to work with some of our most motivated students and that to any teacher is a reward in and of itself.
 
Again, congratulations to us all for this accomplishment for our school.  I look forward to what the IB will bring in terms of additional positive changes.
 
Regards,
Mitchell A. Combs, Ph.D. Principal

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Weather

Today, 1/29/2015
High: 31 Low: 8
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/30/2015
High: 33 Low: 27
Snow
81% chance of precipitation.