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    Samuel F.B. Morse Elementary School

    S.F.B. Morse Elementary School is one of four elementary schools serving City of Poughkeepsie students. In 2019-2020 enrollment was 561.

    Address: 101 Mansion St.

    Phone: 845-451-4690 (During the COVID-19 pandemic, call 845-392-7371)

    Principal: Samantha Mitchell, smitchel@poughkeepsieschools.org

    Main Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    School hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:03 p.m.

    Enrollment: 561 (2019-20) 

    Staff: 70 (2019-20)

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  • Retreat aims to strengthen central office team

    Central Office leaders are spending the bulk of this week at a retreat designed to help build a strong team and set goals for the coming year.

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  • Registration open for full-day pre-K, kindergarten

    Poughkeepsie City School District is offering full-day prekindergarten in the 2021-22 school year and registration is open for both preK and kindergarten.

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  • Summer meal program sites added

    Poughkeepsie City School District added three new summer meal distribution sites to those already being provided throughout the city. Meals service will end Tuesday, Aug. 31.

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  • War memorial slated for PHS

    Efforts to obtain crucial information to ensure we include everyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces in a Veteran’s Memorial Project being planned for Poughkeepsie High School have begun.

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  • Facilities director key to district’s future

    As Poughkeepsie City School District’s new director of facilities, Marcos Rodriguez knows he plays a key role in how the district will function and look going forward.

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  • Reflections on the 2020-21 school year

    As the school year has come to a close, on behalf of the Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education and Central Office leadership, I thank the entire community for your partnership throughout a year of challenge, adversity and change.

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  • Congratulations PHS Class of 2021!

    Blue skies and sun set the scene for Poughkeepsie High School’s Class of 2021 graduation night. For many, it was a year of overcoming to become.

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  • Guest speakers share career options with young students

    About a dozen members of the community took time out of their work days to share what they do with Poughkeepsie City School District’s elementary school students last week. On Tuesday and Thursday, students logged on to Zoom calls to learn about different careers they could pursue.

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  • Senator honors Superstars

    Sen. Sue Serino honored four Poughkeepsie Middle School students with Serino Superstar awards June 17 during a special afternoon ceremony hosted by the Social Studies department. The students: Amiyah Wood, Jamir Hawley, Ximena Alarcon and Naomy Valle-Netzahuatl were present along with their parents.

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  • Lead for America comes to Poughkeepsie

    Joining other organizations in Poughkeepsie, the Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD) has signed on as a placement site for the newly created Lead for Poughkeepsie. Lead for Poughkeepsie, an affiliate of a Lead for America, will be placing young professional ages 21-30 to serve in a 2-year full-time placement within social impact organization. Poughkeepsie organizations also signed on as placement sites are The Art Effect, Hudson River Housing, The Academy, and Nubian Directions II.

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