Dear HCCS Families,
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you and your children to the 2019-2020 school year. If you are new to our school, I would like to welcome you to the greatest school in the world!
I am proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row The New York State Education Department has identified HCCS-PS as a “Reward School”. A Reward School is a school that has made the most progress and/or a school that has the highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement between subgroups. Congratulations to our entire amazing HCCS family for achieving this recognition!
We are very excited about the opening of HCCS-SI and look forward to making more students life long learners!
Our goal is to bring our students to the level of college and career ready. I encourage all our families to log on to the web site engageny.org. On this web site you will find a parent and family section that not only informs you of the new initiatives but also includes educational activities you can do with your children that are related to the Common Core Standards. You will also find guides to the standards, as well as videos and information on how to interpret the standards and the recent state test results and score reports.
We are planning a year filled with engaging standards-based work in our beautiful new school building. Many new initiatives will be announced in later weeks such as our recent notification that we are once again accepted into The Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers, The NYC Ballet Nutcracker Program, the middle school STEM initiative entitled, Urban Advantage, and many more. Our school calendar, including upcoming events and celebrations will posted on our school web site and emailed to you.
Please do not hesitate to call us should you ever have any questions. Together we will provide an extraordinary learning environment and education for our children.