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Submit Your Application for Free and Reduced Price Lunch
As Soon As Possible
Deadline is September 30


Children need healthy meals to learn. The Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is free for all students; lunch costs $1.00 at the elementary schools, $1.25 at the middle school and $1.30 at the high school. Free/Reduced price lunch is $0.00 (no cost)Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Your application for free/reduced price meals must be submitted by September 30, 2014.

Los ninos necesitan comidas saludables para aprender. Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District ofrece comidas saludables todos los dias escolares. El desayuno será gratis para todas las escuelas. El lunch cuesta $ 1.00 solamente para las escuelas elementales.  Gratis/reducios lunch es $0.00.  Para Middle el lunch cuesta $ 1.25. Para High School, el lunch cuesta $ 1.30. Sus hijos pueden calificar para recibir comidas gratis o a precios reducidos.  La solicitud para comidas gratis/precios reducidos debe ser presentada antes de Septeimbre 30 2014.


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Dear Parents/Guardians:
     On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome students and their parents to the 2014-2015 school year.
     We have exciting news from Port Chester High School.  For the first time in decades, students at PCHS will be able to enroll in a full schedule of courses rather than sitting in study halls for up to two periods daily.  This major shift will help ensure that your children are optimally prepared and competitive for entry into the finest colleges and other educational opportunities after high school.
     I also want to thank you for your fine work in advocating for the school district through your letter writing and participation in the on-line petition to our legislators. Your efforts have garnered more than $2 million over the last three years!  Watch for our latest work in this area, as the advocacy for obtaining adequate funding for next year will begin early in the school year.
     Note that our schools offer all the academic and extra-curricular programs your children need for future success.  With your support and their effort, your children can have fantastic choices after graduation.  Most colleges and universities - especially the finest schools - include participation in athletics, community service, clubs, music, theater, and leadership organizations as part of their admissions. Please encourage your children to take part in as many of the extra-curricular activities as they can in addition to doing their best in the classroom.
     Participation in the Parent/Teacher organization of your child's school is one way for you to be involved in your child's education.  I hope that you join your school's PTA or PTO and help with the wonderful events they sponsor, and that you participate in as many PTA/O sponsored events as you can throughout the year.
     Have a wonderful school year!  I am confident that 2014-2015 will be one of the very best.

Sincerely,
Dr. Edward A. Kliszus, Superintendent of Schools

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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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