Hello New Rochelle High School Families,
Monday June 12th 2017 will be the last day of regularly scheduled classes. Beginning Tuesday June 13th, students will report to school only on the days that they have Regents exams scheduled. Be advised that there will be no Bee-Line bus service during the Regents examination period. Families must be prepared for students to take the regularly scheduled public bus routes or make other arrangements for student transportation. June 12th will be the last day for metro card sales. Finally, there will be limited cafeteria snack service available during testing days.
The NRHS 2017 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 PM sharp on McKenna Field at NRHS. Graduates should arrive no later than 3:45 PM. Clove Road will be closed for parking beginning at 9:00 AM and will be closed to through traffic beginning at 3:30 PM.
There will be no reserved parking available. Attendees will be required to find the nearest available street parking. Please be mindful not to block fire hydrants and driveways.
Attendees who require wheelchair access or who otherwise have limited mobility can be dropped off at Flandreau Avenue at the top of the NRHS administrative parking lot. From there they will receive an escort to McKenna Field. Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!
Final report cards will be distributed in the House Offices on Tuesday, June 27th and Wednesday June 28th, between 9:00AM - 11:00AM and 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Report cards that are not picked up by June 30th will be mailed home on July 7th.
Any student, who fails a course or Regents exam required for high school graduation, must attend summer school remediation. Summer school will be in session from Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 through Monday, August 14th, 2017.
Additional Dates to Remember:
Friday June 9th 9:30 AM
NRHS Senior Awards Assembly (NRHS Whitney Young Auditorium)
Monday June 12th 7:00 PM
Senior Awards Ceremony (Whitney Young Auditorium)
Textbook and Library Book Returns:
All students are required to return all textbooks, library books and any other borrowed materials and equipment by June 12th. Students who do not return books by the due date will be billed for the replacement cost. Students must either return the books or pay for the cost of the book. If you are returning a book, you can bring the book to your teacher or the appropriate department office. If it is a library book, then it should be returned to the library. Students who have outstanding books will have a hold placed on their accounts and may not receive report cards or transcripts. Graduating seniors who fail to turn in or pay for outstanding books will not receive their diplomas. If you need to pay for lost books, payments can be brought to Ms. Nunes in the main office.
School Dress Code Reminder:
Please remind your child that all students must adhere to the school dress code. We need the assistance of our parents to make sure that students arrive to school appropriately dressed and ready to learn. We may contact you and ask you to bring appropriate clothing for your child if they arrive to school in clothing that violates the dress code. (Attached is a poster that illustrates what inappropriate attire looks like).
The following is an excerpt from the NRHS 2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbook:
"All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and helps students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in school.
- Students’ clothing, grooming, and appearance shall be safe appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the rights of others or the educational process.
- Include footwear at all times.
- Hats, bandannas, or scarves are not to be worn in the building except for medical or religious purposes.
- Short shorts, mini and/or micro mini-skirts, see-through garments, tops with “plunging necklines,” crop tops, halters, clothing that reveals bare midriffs or underwear, are prohibited and should not be worn to school. (A guideline for the appropriate length of skirts, dresses, and shorts is no more than 3-4 inches above the top of the knee.)
- Pants may not hang down, restrict movement, or reveal underwear.
- Clothing may not include items that are vulgar, obscene or libelous, or that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.
- Clothing may not promote, endorse or encourage the use of alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, illegal drugs or other illegal or violent activities.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be asked to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending article of clothing. If necessary or practical, the student may be asked to replace the clothing with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline . . ."
We thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us to maintain a learning environment that is appropriate for all students!