Re-opening Our Schools
ReEntry Task Force
Opening Plans & Presentations
Community Forum Presentations and Survey Results
Questions and Responses July 15 Forum Ardsley USFD Opening Safety Plan (submitted to DOH on July 31)
Opening Update - August 11 Board Meeting and Community Forum
August 11 Community Forum Opening Update Video August 18 Community Forum - Opening Update Video
Board of Education Meeting - September 22, 2020
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State and Local officials and pursuant to Executive Order 202.1 of the Governor of the State of New York, dated March 12, 2020, which, among other things, suspended portions of the NYS Open Meetings Law, the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 will be held by a video conferencing app ZOOM. The Executive Session of the Board of Education will be initiated with the Board of Education first convening by a video conferencing meeting, adopting a motion to go into Executive Session, disconnecting the video conference call and then re-initiating a public video conference once the Executive Session has concluded.
Due to public health and safety concerns and pursuant to Executive Order 202.1 of the Governor of the State of New York, the public will not be permitted to attend this meeting in person or at the remote locations where the Board of Education members will be situated and public comment will not be permitted.Therefore, those provisions of Board Policy 1510 regarding public meetings, videoconferencing and public expression at meetings are being suspended for Tuesday night’s meeting and until further notice. The public, however, will be able to watch and listen to this meeting through LocalLive streaming on our district website.
Notable item on the agenda: Opening of Schools Report for the 2020-21 School Year will be presented by building administrators.
Follow this link to join the live stream of the Regular Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 p.m. from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Or you can go to the LocalLive website and choose the ‘Upcoming School Events’ in the ‘Upcoming Sports Events’ pull-down menu and choose ‘Watch’ to view the meeting at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Prior to the Regular Board of Education Meeting, it is expected the Board of Education will make a motion to move into Executive Session at 6:30 pm to discuss confidential personnel matters.
The Board of Education’s agenda will be available online at BoardDocs on Monday, September 21, 2020. The public can email written comments or questions to Toni Tiso, District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 pm Tuesday that will be read aloud at the meeting. Any member of the public who has questions should contact Toni Tiso in advance of the meeting at email@example.com.
Anyone having difficulty viewing the live stream of the meeting should contact Liz DeMicco at firstname.lastname@example.org during the meeting. It is intended that the meeting Monday night will be recorded and transcribed.
Update on Building Level Presentations
In order to provide information and answer community questions efficiently and fully, each school has provided a videotaped presentation that addresses topics such as safety protocols, daily operations and instructional topics. These video presentations have been designed to answer many of the questions we have already received and provide insight into the planning still underway.After viewing the presentation, parents had an opportunity to submit additional questions through an on-line form. Below are the links to video presentations.CRS:
- To view a video of the live Q&A Sessions, please follow the links below. Each requires a unique password to view.
Building an Inclusive Community of Allies in Our District
Events in the news often serve as a profound reminder of the deep-seated racism, discrimination, and violence that still exist in the United States. Sadly, we have even witnessed expressions of hatred within our own community. We want to reiterate and reinforce our District’s commitment to teaching and practicing inclusion and acceptance throughout our learning community. Read more.
Spotlight on Success:
CRS Spotlight - Taking Action (Part 1)
CRS Spotlight - Taking Action (Part 2)
Recent Press Articles:
In the most recent issue of Westchester Magazine, our District is highlighted in the cover article, "Our Public Schools: Then and Now."
Read all about us! The Panther Voice, our student-run newspaper is now on-line! The printed paper was handed out in school today but for the first time ever the Ardsley Panther Voice created a digital newspaper on their website for all to enjoy!
Congratulations to the team for making it happen:
Editor-in-Chief: Gillian Gold; Managing Editor: Elizabeth Chun; Layout Editor: Maya Levine; Photographer Editor: Sydney Chong; Feature Editor: Isabelle Kellezi; Sports Editor: Fiker Zewdie; Arts and Entertainment Editor: Clara Pandolfi; Science and Technology Editor: Yaman Tembulkar; Website Creator & Digital Editor: Gillian Gold
Panther Reporters: Adam Restler, Aleeza Siddiqui, Arnav Krishna, Luke Faberman, Christiana Stan, Hadiza Mshelia, Kaleigh Silverstein, Lily Ritterman-Pena, Noah Guo, Quinn Blaise, Zachary Arce.
Strategic Planning Update:
This year we initiated a community-wide effort to identify priorities for our next strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Council was formed in fall 2018 and included over 40 members from our learning community including parents, students, teachers and administrators from each school (CRS, AMS & AHS), as well as Board of Education and community members. See the results of our work in this video and presentation.
It is the goal of the Ardsley Union Free School District that the information on our website is accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Efforts have been made to ensure that our website complies with New York State standards on website accessibility.
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
12:30 PM Curriculum Committee Meeting
1:00 PM Contract Committee Meeting
September 28, 2020
8:00 AM Schools Closed - Yom Kippur
October 1, 2020
October 3, 2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Extra Senior Candids in front of the HS
October 6, 2020