District News

  • Superintendent sets monthly meeting with parents

    As part of the District’s continued effort to strengthen its relationship with parents and caregivers, Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools and other district staff will begin meeting with a group of parent representatives from each school who will serve as members of the Parent Advisory Committee to the Superintendent.

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  • Students return to PHS, share thoughts and ideas

    Juniors and seniors returned to Poughkeepsie High School today, but instead of regular classes, were greeted with an opportunity to suggest solutions to some of the issues they are facing, talk to district and county student support staff about Monday’s incident on Forbus Street and learn about safety enhancements made and at the school.

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  • Tuesday PHS half-day cancelled, PHS parent-teacher conferences postponed

    This afternoon at approximately 3 p.m., there were reports of gunshots fired on Forbus Avenue outside of Poughkeepsie High School. No injuries were reported. The Poughkeepsie Police Department quickly detained two people related to and in furtherance of its investigation.

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  • Superintendent to Speak to Latino Community

    Poughkeepsie City School District in partnership with Esperanza Dutchess County Hispanic Organization invites the Latino community to meet with School District Superintendent, Dr. Eric Jay Rosser Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m., to discuss educational opportunities in the Poughkeepsie City School District for Latino students and how the district can strengthen its partnership with Spanish speaking families.

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  • Superintendent seeks community input to improve student success

    As the perspectives of the community is important in the reform efforts of the Poughkeepsie City School District, Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools, will continue his community outreach efforts to involve the all vested in the success of school aged children.

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  • Dutchess Outreach provides coats to combat chill

    As the weather turns colder and the wind begins to blow, Dutchess Outreach is giving away free coats at a number of locations throughout the county this month.

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  • In-district COVID testing expands to staff, hours changed

    PCSD staff and students can take advantage of weekly in-district COVID-19 testing. All participants must pre-register.

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  • Register now for new extended learning time program

    A redesigned extended learning program being offered to all Poughkeepsie City School District students builds foundational skills in project-based classes.

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  • Harlem Children's Zone founder meets with local leaders

    On Oct. 15, leaders from the Education Redesign Lab (EdRedesign) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the William Julius Wilson Institute at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) visited the City of Poughkeepsie, to learn more about the Children’s Cabinet and Dutchess County’s efforts to create cradle-to-career systems of opportunity children and families.

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  • Football team victorious at homecoming

    The Poughkeepsie Pioneers triumphed over Horace Greeley in Saturday’s homecoming game, clinching the No. 1 seed in the six-team, Section I Independent Schools and earning the team a bye for the first week of playoffs. “Our guys were excit

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  • District resources help prevent bullying

    Research indicates that nationally 90 percent of students in grades 4-8 have been harassed or bullied with 20 percent of students in grades 9-12 experiencing it. Cyberbullying is experienced by 9 percent of students in grades 6-12.

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  • O'Connell helps teachers help students

    Helping teachers meet the needs of students academically, behaviorally and socially-emotionally is what Alicia O’Connell comes to work each day to do.

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Mission Statement

  • “We are champions of children who inspire and nurture the whole child by providing innovative, high-quality educational opportunities that prepare all students to embark on individual paths of success in a globally diverse community.”

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  • PCSD strategic plan

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