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  • Update on Second Task Force Meeting From Dr. Jonathan Brice

    To the New Rochelle Community:

    The New Rochelle Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth met for the second time on Wednesday, March 14th.

    The meeting included a review of the meeting agenda outcomes and a presentation by District staff on the Student Code of Conduct. Task Force members assembled in their working groups: district policies and practices, New Rochelle High School policies and practices, city policies and practices, and community resources, to discuss the policies they were assigned. 

    Each group identified questions or concerns they may have with the assigned policies and requested additional data or presentations from district staff as part of their ongoing work.

    If any community members have ideas or recommendations within the four areas we are examining that they want the Task Force to consider please email your ideas to

    Thank you,

    Jonathan Brice, Ed.D.


    Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting

    The date for the 8th Grade Parent Meeting is Wednesday April 11th.

    Please check back for more information.  Thank you!

    New Rochelle High School

    WEEK OF 3/19/18 to 3/23/18:


    Wednesday March 21, 2018

    New Rochelle High School College Information Night

    7:00 pm

    In the Whitney E. Young Auditorium


    Thursday March 22, 2018

    New Rochelle High School College Fair

    10:30 am to 1:00 pm

    (periods 3, 4, 5 and 6)

    80 schools and organizations attending

    New Rochelle High School
  • Task Force Chair Dr. Jonathan Brice Updates Community

    Dr. Jonathan Brice, Chair of the Task Force on the Reduction of Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth wrote the following letter to the New Rochelle community on March 13, 2018:

    To the New Rochelle Community,

    On Saturday March 10, 2018 the Task Force on the Reduction of Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth met for its introductory meeting.  The meeting served as an opportunity for Task Force members to meet each other and establish norms for how we will work together and reach consensus on recommendations that we will provide to the Board of Education.  Members of the Task Force selected one of four working groups that will be the focus of their work: district policies and practices, New Rochelle High School policies and practices, City of New Rochelle policies and practices, and community-based resources. Most importantly, the Task Force discussed how we can provide the community with periodic updates about our work and how the community can share their ideas for recommendations with us.

    After each Task Force meeting I will provide the community with an update about the meeting topics and themes of the discussion.  The update will be included in the district's "News from Our Schools" e-newsletter that is sent to the community every Friday.

    Next, we have established an email address that the community can use to provide recommendations for the Task Force.  The email address is  

    Each e-mail received will be provided to one of four working groups: district policies and practices, New Rochelle High School policies and practices, City of New Rochelle policies and practices, and community-based resources.  

     Some members of the community might like the opportunity to provide public comment and the Task Force has established our meeting on Saturday April 14, 2018 as a meeting where public comments about recommendations can be shared.  Details about the schedule for this meeting will be provided in future updates.

    Thank you for the commitment this community has shown to working together to reduce violence in the lives of children and youth.

    Jonathan Brice, Ed.D.


    Taskforce on the Reduction of Violence

    In the Lives of Children and Youth


    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Anti-Bullying App Now Available

    The Anonymous Alerts app for reporting bullying and other potential troubles is now available. Once it is installed, access the system with login: newrochelleps and password: newrochelleps. The following is a press release the District sent announcing the app:


    Anti-Bullying App Available for New Rochelle School District

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (March 7, 2018) Students, parents and others can now report bullying and other troubles that may impact students in City School District of New Rochelle from their cell phones and tablets with the app that is available from Anonymous Alerts.

    The app is an extension of the agreement the School District reached recently with Anonymous Alerts®, a patented, anonymous two-way communications® system that empowers students to anonymously report bullying and harassment, weapons, drug/alcohol usage and other safety concerns directly to school officials.

    Since its introduction earlier this year, the system has students and others to report problems through the website The newly activated app puts the ability to report issues in the palm of a student’s hand.

    Students and others can download the app in the Apple App Store, Google Play store or the Chrome store. To gain access to the School District’s reporting system, enter login: newrochelleps and password: newrochelleps.

    “Now anyone can download the app directly on smart phones or tablets and have access to it at any time,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “We hope that by providing this tool, we will enable students who might not be willing to go to an adult to still report bullying or other tensions that need to be addressed in order to keep students safe.”

    Messages will be monitored during regular school business hours by administrators at every school as well as at the District office. The District stresses that the system is not meant to report emergencies. Situations that need immediate attention should be reported to 9-1-1, as always.

    The new technology at students’ fingertips will help them to anonymously discuss sensitive topics, have compassion for others, and learn self-awareness about issues confronting today’s youth. Administrators will get an app of their own called the Anonymous Alerts Incident Management app to anonymously respond to students, track incidents and take notes.

    About Anonymous Alerts®

    The Anonymous Alerts® award-winning mobile applications were developed to encourage students to quickly report bullying and other safety concerns on school and college campuses. Bullying, cyberbullying, drug use/dealing, depression, safety threats, and more can all be reported directly to authorized personnel through easy-to-use mobile apps and a hosted website. The mobile apps and systems are completely customizable for each client. Anonymous Alerts® is Patented (U.S. Patent No. 9,071,579) with additional patents pending. Anonymous Alerts, LLC is based in White Plains, NY and is rapidly growing throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, please visit or call 914-220-8326.

    About the City School District of New Rochelle                             

    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 2018/19 NRHS Program Guide

    Please see the attached document for the 2018/19 NRHS Program Guide. 


    You may also visit the "Quick Links" section of the NRHS Home Page for the 2018/19 Program Guide.

    New Rochelle High School
  • City Government's Planned Relocation Opens Possibilities for School District

    The City School District of New Rochelle issued this press release following New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson's State of the City Address announcing that city government plans to move out of City Hall to a downtown location:

    City’s Planned Move to Downtown Offers New Rochelle School District Historic Opportunity

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (March 1, 2018) – The planned move of New Rochelle city government offices from 515 North Avenue offers a historic opportunity for the City School District of New Rochelle to gain space for operations and classes.

    The School District has shared the 121,000-square-foot building for decades, with city government on the ground floor and first floor and the District on the second and third stories. With the move, expected sometime in 2021, the School District will gain an additional 86,000 square feet of space for instructional space, offices and other uses.

    The District’s business office will work with architects and construction managers to analyze the space to determine the best use of the two floors. This process will also provide estimated costs and timetables for work. Concurrently, the District will conduct an assessment of the student educational space needs. That assessment will include public input sessions.

    “This space will open possibilities for the School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. “It’s an exciting project and our guiding principle for how to best use the space will be what is best for our students. We look forward to working with parents, teachers, and the public to how to best take advantage of this expansion of the School District.”

    The School District hopes to renovate and open the former City Hall with its new uses in September, 2022.

    The full occupation of the building by the School District is a return of sorts to its original ownership. The building, an iconic site on New Rochelle’s main north-south artery, opened in 1906 as New Rochelle High School. Wings were added in 1918 and 1922, and the building later took on roles as a vocational high school and junior high school. Its most recent incarnation as a school – the Albert Leonard School – vacated the building in 1960.

    In 1961, renovations began to convert 515 North Avenue into a shared government building to include City Hall, the Board of Education, the police and fire departments and City Court. The building reopened in 1963.

    In a November, 2017, building condition survey conducted by CSArch architects, engineers and construction managers, the firm identified $14.6 million in work that would be needed to bring the entire building up to good condition and meet needs expected over the coming five years.

    Also, converting areas to instructional space requires meeting additional conditions set by the New York State Education Department. Renovations into instructional space may be eligible for state building aid reimbursements.

    “We will study the space and its possibilities thoroughly,” Dr. Osborne said. “While we don’t yet know which programs and functions will occupy the floors, we intend to use the space to bring a new era to the School District.”

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    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Update on Model Congress Event

    Re: Model Congress event


    This letter was sent by the Executive Board of the New Rochelle High School Model Congress in reference to the March 23-24 Model Congress event scheduled to include participation by the Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District, Oceanside Union Free School District, Seaford Union Free School District, Long Beach City School District, Herricks Union Free School District, East Meadow Union Free School District, Lawrence Union Free School District and Wantagh Union Free School District:





    Dear Advisors and Parents of United Model Congress,


    It has come to our attention that many of you have reservations with sending your students to New Rochelle Model Congress this year in light of the adversity that our city has recently faced. In fact, we have been informed that several delegations will not be attending the event this year, despite numerous letters and phone calls from our advisors and principal, reaffirming that our school, and city at large, are indeed safe places to send your students.


    Your reluctance is reasonable — over the past few months, New Rochelle has been painted with a broad brush. Local and national news outlets have falsely portrayed New Rochelle High School as a being school that is plagued with chaos and violence. If this is all you knew about New Rochelle High School, we would understand why you would not want to send your students to New Rochelle Model Congress this year. However, this is not the case. This will be New Rochelle’s 54th Model Congress event, making it the oldest Model Congress organization in the country. New Rochelle Model Congress has existed for 54 years, devoid of any scandals or problems. Model Congress plays such an integral role in the lives of so many of its participants, and every year, students from across the State of New York look forward to New Rochelle Model Congress, an event that culminates our successful year of debating and growing as individuals. Seniors cherish their time at New Rochelle Model Congress when they are able to deliver their senior speeches, one last expression of how much the club means to them.


    It saddens us that this year will be different. It saddens us that students will not be able to experience their last Model Congress event, something many look forward to from their freshman year onward. And, of course, it saddens us that we will not be able to enjoy our own Model Congress event in the presence of many of our peers from other delegations. But, most of all, it saddens us that our school, the place where we spend most of our time, has been deemed unsafe by members of other school communities that we have grown so close to over the past four years. We admire the lengths you all would go to to keep your children safe. And if we thought New Rochelle’s newfound portrayal was warranted, we would not blame you for telling your children not to attend our event. But all we ask of you is this: please do not let the acts of a handful of children, none of whom are involved with Model Congress, determine the reputation of a school that has over 3500 students. Please do not deduce that New Rochelle, our home, is a dangerous place, simply because that is how it has been portrayed by the media. Finally, please permit your students to attend New Rochelle Model Congress this year.


    If any parent, advisor or school administrator has reservations about sending their child to our Model Congress event, we encourage them to visit New Rochelle High School at 10 a.m. on February 26 for a tour and discussion.


    Our deepest regards,
    The Students of New Rochelle Model Congress LIV Executive Board

    New Rochelle High School
  • New Task Force Announced; Dr. Brice Named Chairman


     The following press release has been distributed to the media.



    For more information, contact:

    Ken Valenti, Focus Media, Inc.



    Dr. Jonathan Brice Named Chair of New Task Force in New Rochelle

    Community members welcomed to apply for positions on panel

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (February 12, 2018) – Dr. Jonathan Brice, an education expert with 25 years’ experience, including with the U.S. Department of Education, has been chosen by the New Rochelle Board of Education to head the independent Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth that the Board is establishing in conjunction with the city.

    For members of the community interested in joining the Task Force, the District has also established an online form for community members to apply. The Task Force is one of several initiatives the District and City have implemented and continue to put in place following the violent incidents involving New Rochelle High School students last month.

    “Dr. Brice’s background makes him uniquely suited to take on this important role,” said Board of Education President Rachel Relkin. “With his appointment, the Task Force is well-positioned to fulfill its mission to reduce violence among youth in New Rochelle and make our community a better place for every student.”

    Dr. Brice’s 25 years’ experience as a teacher, school leader, and district administrator in six large public school districts make him uniquely qualified to lead this effort. He currently serves as the Associate Superintendent for Student and Family Support and Engagement for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.


    Dr. Brice also brings a national perspective, having served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for The United States Department of Education. In this role, he provided leadership in programming in several areas, including bullying prevention. He also helped the Department launch its Family and Community Engagement Framework and strategy, and served as a team member for the President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

    With Dr. Brice’s appointment, the Task Force will be established in the coming days and is expected to consist of approximately 25 to 30 members. The Task Force will bring together the city, social services, non-profit and faith-based organizations, law enforcement, community members, and the schools, including students. While some positions must be reserved for specific designees from various agencies, several seats will be filled from among applicants in the community.

    “We’re looking for volunteers who are willing to make the commitment and are passionate about reducing youth violence in New Rochelle,” Relkin said.

    The Task Force will examine how conditions, policies and practices of the School District and the City impact student safety on and off campus. It will make specific recommendations for how to reduce bullying and violence in the lives of children and youth; ensure a safe, nurturing learning environment; and strengthen the safety of New Rochelle schools and the surrounding community.

    For more information and to apply to be a member of the Task Force, please visit the designated page on the district’s website. Applicants will be asked to provide basic information and a statement about why they want to join the Task Force. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2018.

    In addition to participation from City and School officials, Dr. Brice will select Task Force members with an effort to include diverse perspectives – including law enforcement, parents, school representatives and students, city representatives, and non-profit organizations. Final selections will be announced on February 22, 2018 and the first Task Force meeting will occur by the end of February.

    “I am pleased to work with the New Rochelle community to listen, learn, and develop recommendations that will add to the Board of Education options to improve supports for students,” Dr. Brice said.

    About the City School District of New Rochelle

    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.


    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Statement on Sentencing of John Gallagher, Feb. 14, 2018

    February 14, 2018

    The City School District of New Rochelle applauds the sentencing today of John Gallagher in U.S. District Court in White Plains for taking kickbacks from an outside contractor in connection with facilities management services provided to the School District. Gallagher was sentenced to 37 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. We are gratified that the sentence includes $125,000 in restitution to the District from Gallagher.

    Gallagher was an employee of ARAMARK Management Services Limited Partnership, which for many years, starting in the mid-1980s, held contracts to provide the School District with facilities management services. The District’s relationship with ARAMARK and Gallagher ended before Gallagher was arrested and indicted. Since then, facilities management in the District has been handled by highly qualified School District personnel.

    City School District of New Rochelle

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    2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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  • Half Day All Schools - Professional Development

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  • No Extended Day Classes

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  • ALMS Spirit Week

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