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|Is Your Mini Goldback Ready for Pre K ?
See important upcoming registration information here for the 2018-2019 school year.
|Important Letter from Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools & NECSD Teachers.
Please read this important message from our Superintendent. Available here in both English and Spanish.
|GAMS Hosts Third Annual Literacy Night!
This year's theme was Comic-Con. See a photo recap here of the event.
|Namaste from GAMS - Gidney Avenue Memorial School Scholars Put on Showcase!
Check out a video recap here of the GAMS 21st Century After School Program Showcase!
|Budget Forum Information
Come learn about the fiscal process and priorities as we develop the 2018-2019 school budget. Your understanding and input is invaluable to our scholars and educational community.
|Important follow-up message from our Superintendent
|Gidney Avenue Memorial School Wins $1,000 NEA-NYSUT 20th Anniversary Read Across America Grant!
To support their Third Annual Literacy Night, happening on March 1st, two teachers seized an opportunity. Read more here.
|Universal Pre-K at GAMS Pedals For a Cause!
This past week, the district's tiniest scholars put their feet to work and hosted a Trike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
|Young Writer's Programs by the Hudson Valley Writing Project
If you know of any students who love to write, please let their parents know about these Young Writer's Programs this summer through the Hudson Valley Writing Project. For ages 7-17.
|Superintendent's Message about School Safety Event - Follow-up message included
Click the title of this post to read the letter from the Superintendent Dr. Padilla. Available in English and Spanish.
|GAMS Scholars Doing it with LOVE!
Scholars mailed out over 250 Valentine's Day cards to our soldiers overseas.
|21st Century After School Program - Educators Experience Innovative Professional Development in Math & Movement!
Nineteen 21st Century teachers and teachers assistants attended a Professional Development interactive workshop on using Math & Movement. See them in action!
|Cody the Therapy Dog is a Member of the GAMS Family!
Certified Therapy Dog, Cody and his owner Ms. Piatt are frequent visitors of GAMS. Cody brings a sense of joy and positive energy to all students and staff!
|21st Century After School Program - Field Trip Fun with Students from GAMS and Balmville!
K-2 Students, family members, and staff from GAMS and Balmville participated in a Family Fun Field Trip to Locust Grove Estates where they had hands on fun learning together about science Common Core standards revolving around simple machines.
|Scholars came Dressed to Impress for their very first job interviews at GAMS!
Students had the opportunity to apply for and inquire about over 20 different positions within the school - including Pre-K Leader, Student Ambassador, School Safety Leader, Recess Leader, & Art Leader - just to name a few!
|Students recognized for participation in the District wide 4th Annual Winter Card Contest!
During Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting, students and teachers were recognized for their participation and support of the district wide Annual Winter Card Contest. This event leads up to the Annual Celebration of the Arts happening next month.
|Update To District Calendar
The Board of Education recently approved changes to the district calendar concerning January 25 and 30th.
|Become a new scholarship sponsor for an NFA Senior!
Each year the NFA scholarship program gives away over $100,000 in scholarships through the generous donations of local people and organizations. You can join us!
|GAMS Hosts First Ever Student Job Fair!
GAMS hosted the first ever job fair today for STUDENTS in grades 3 through 5, as part of their Leader In Me Program. The purpose of the job fair was to encourage more students to take on leadership roles within the GAMS school community.
|Middle School Selection sheets are due soon!
Take a few minutes to watch videos from two of our Middle Schools before you hand in your selection!
|GAMS Scholars Honored for Kindness at Monthly Leadership Assembly!
Kindness was the theme at GAMS this month for their Leadership Assembly. Special Guest Appearance by GAMS very own Early Bird to give out the award for Class Perfect Attendance!
|GAMS Music Teacher honored by The Academy for Teachers
Music teacher at Gidney Avenue Memorial School, Karin McCartney was honored this week by The Academy for Teachers!
|Facebook Live Chat with Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla
The superintendent is looking forward to hearing from you! Please take the opportunity to join in and chat with him live about the topics we all care about throughout the district.
|Tennis in Schools Program currently running FREE tennis programs in all 9 of our elementary schools!
The purpose of this free USTA supported initiative is to create a tennis pathway for all students in the district. By offering this program for free, we can introduce the sport to a wide variety of young students.
|Math Meet! All nine elementary schools participate
Math Meets are an annual series of events where Grade 5 scholars from across our nine elementary schools come together to compete on teams while working collaboratively to solve a range of word problems.
|GAMS Goldbacks give back and join Assemblyman to hand out food
GAMS 5th grade Honor Society participates in Giving Day at St. Mary’s on the 3rd Friday of every month.
|GAMS Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast, tasty food and smiling faces!
Pre-K at GAMS held their Annual Thanksgiving Feast and a great time was had by all, see photo recap.
|Middle and High School Open Houses
The following open houses allow 5th and 8th grade students learn more about the schools they may be attending next year.
|Twelve foot T-Rex roams halls of GAMS
The GAMS Community and the NECSD Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Division teamed up at GAMS to provide an interactive, fun, and exciting family engagement night event.
|24 of Our Teachers Became Project Lead the Way Certified!
This month 24 Teachers from across the district became certified through Project Lead the Way. These Teachers will be working in the 21st Century After School Programs and at Vails Gate STEAM Academy one on one with students.
|Attention All District Families: Take the Annual K12 Insight Survey.
We’re committed to working with you to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Only by listening to our community can we ensure our schools are setting up all our students for excellence.
|Register Now for Newburgh Armory Unity Center Activities for Grades PreK-6th
Parents now is the time for you to take advantage of the free and educational opportunities available at the Newburgh Armory. They are offering the courses and activities for children Pre-K through Grade 6.
|Important Information: Kindergarten Registration & Upcoming Dual Language and Kindergarten Open Houses
Kindergarten and Dual Language School Open Houses are coming up. A complete list of dates is available with important Kindergarten Registration information!
|Hip Hip Hooray its Parade Day over at GAMS!
GAMS hosted their annual Fall Stories on Parade Event! Students were able to come in dressed as their favorite story book characters, just in time for Halloween!
|Parent University is November 15, 2017 - Register now!
Join us for an exciting evening featuring fun events, parent sessions , grab and go dinner, and more. Plus Kids Academy is back for children ages 5 and up.
|GAMS hosts Leadership Breakfast
Some Shining Student Stars make their way down the Red Carpet as they are honored by their teachers for demonstrating great Responsibility every day!
|GAMS Tech School Counselor awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence
Ms. Pattie Lofaro awarded a 2017 Award for Excellence in Pupil Personnel Services
|School Board Recognition Week
School Board Recognition Week's purpose is to recognize school board members for their commitment to our students. The district will be spotlighting our school board members throughout the week. Stay tuned.
|The Newburgh Basics Campaign - A Great Start to Life!
The district is excited to announce the launch of a brand new progressive initiative through the district’s Family and Community Engagement office, The Newburgh Basics.
|21st Century After School Academy Application
The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where Balmville, GAMS, Horizons, and Vails Gate students can get homework help and tutoring along with enrichment activities
|Lights On For Afterschool Event - October 26, 2017
Support after-school programming & join us for an evening of family fun activities.
|Parent/Staff of 21st Century After-School Academy
The first day of the 21st Century After-School Academy at Balmville, HOH, GAMS, and VG has been delayed. The new anticipated start date is November 14, 2017.
|Newburgh Enlarged City School District Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
The district joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers from across the country.
|GAMS Open House Photo Recap
Included are some photos from the September 28th GAMS Open House. Many families attended the event and a great time was had by all.
|ALL EMPLOYEES: Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits
The Open Enrollment Period runs from October 1 - November 30th. Everyone who is eligible for medical benefits, including those using the buy-out option, MUST participate.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month throughout the district. Each school will be having participating events for families of their scholars. A complete list is now available.
|GAMS Open House Tonight! - September 28, 2017
The GAMS Open House is this evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All GAMS parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
|Strategic Planning Team's Kick-Off Meeting
Recently, the NECSD Strategic Planning Team had their kick off meeting and came together to discuss this school year’s focus.
|October Capital Bond Presentations
Two additional presentations, with the latest bond proposals, will be showcases at the October Board of Education Meetings. These will take place October 10th and October 24th.
|Community Blood Drive at NFA - September 28, 2017
We will be holding our NFA MAIN CAMPUS Blood Drive on Thursday September 28, 2017, in the Girls Gym, 201 Fullerton Avenue, Newburgh from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We have extended our hours so our community can donate as well.
|Race to the Mound 5K Fundraiser for NFA Goldback Ryan Danyluk
A Run to the Mound 5K Run / Walk will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Town of Newburgh Little League Complex in Honor of Ryan Danyluk. The run/ walk will begin at 9:00 am.
|Reminder: BOE Community Forum Tonight and Saturday
The district will be holding a community forum on the Capital Bond Project tonight at 6PM in the BOE Auditorium and Saturday at 9AM.
|“School Is Cool” Program Provides Backpacks to over 500 NECSD Students
Students in the district are off to a great start after over 500 students received backpacks full of school supplies at the recent School is Cool event.
|An Update on Bus Passes and Routes
Families should have begun receiving their bus passes now. Bus routes are currently being finalized and should be posted soon.
|Parent Notification Letter about NECSD National School Lunch and Breakfast Program
Here is a parent notification letter from the Superintendent regarding NECSD participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs this school year.
|Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter
Dear NECSD Family and Friends, It has been a busy summer in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District...
|Orange County Department of Health Flu Vaccine Recommendations
The Orange County Department of Health and the Orange County Medical Society want you to be aware that the flu season will again be on its way.
|School is Cool - Back to School BBQ Bash - August 30th
Eligible families can receive school supplies by registering for a packed backpack. The event will take place August 30th at GAMS. Register now, supplies are limited.
|Some Information on the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
On Monday, August 21, 2017, New York will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun.
|School Supplies Lists
The school supply lists are now available for download. If your school is not listed please contact the school for information.
|School of Choice Letter to Parents/Guardians
Each year the New York State Education Department determines the status of our district and each school within the district. Student participation and performance on specific assessments at the elementary/middle level and at the high school are used
|2017-2018 Calendar Change - First Day of School
The revised 2017-2018 was approved at the recent BOE meeting. The first day of school is now scheduled for September 6, 2017
|Summer Enrichment Activities For Students
Included on this page are various resources for students to continue their learning over the summer.
|Public Community Bond Forums
The district will be holding three community bond forums in the BOE Auditorium in the month of August. Come out and learn more about the bond process, ask questions, and find out about the newest updates.
|NECSD Seeks Public Input on Bond Proposal to Make Newburgh Future-Ready
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla unveiled a bond proposal which will be put forth to district voters during the 2017-2018 school year pending Board of Education approval.
|Extended School Year & Summer Program Information and Schedule
The Extended School Year Program is right around the corner. Information about each program that will be offered over the summer is available.
|Summer Meals Kickoff Event & Serving Locations
The Newburgh Summer Meals Program is having a kickoff event on July 6th at Delano Hitch, in addition, meal locations for the summer are now available.
|Reminder: Clarification for Last Week of School Schedule
June 21 and June 22 will be a full instructional day for all students. June 23rd will be a 1/2 day for HMS and MHS only, all other students on June 23rd will not attend.
|2017 Patriotic Readers Day
For the third year in a row, NFA student-athletes joined up with students at GAMS to celebrate Patriotic Readers Day.
|New Website Is Now Live
The district's new website is now live. We are currently making tweaks to get everything back up and running and hope the site is fully funtional by the end of the day Monday.
|BOE Election and Vote Today!
The BOE Election and Budget Vote will take place today, Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls are open from Noon until 9PM.
|PreK Registration is Underway!
Please be advised that the new Pre-K lottery enrollment period for the 2017-18 school year starts on Tuesday May 9th 2017 up to and including Friday May 26th 2017.
|Letters from Superintendent to Parents Concerning Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why
The intent of this letter is to make you aware of the popular Netflix original series
|Parent University and Community Day 2017
Parent University and Community Day 2017 is Saturday, May 6, 2017. Join us for a great day of fun and information.
|Take Our Surveys: Information Session Feedback & Early Literacy
These surveys help the district make decisions about future events and initiatives
|Team NECSD Day is Coming April 21, 2017
Team NECSD Day is a celebration of us! It's a celebration of the district and the community. We have a lot to be proud of and it's time to take a day to commemorate what makes us great.
|GAMS Families: Annual Science Expo - The Science of Candy
The Science of Candy Expo for GAMS students and families is being held this Saturday, March 25, from 11AM - 2PM. It will feature candy experiment stations, live music, food, and more
|What Parents Need to Know About the Upcoming State Testing
Included is information about changes to the upcoming state testing as well as a schedule of testing dates.
|GAMS Tech Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss
GAMS Tech School's Rock Out and Read Night with Dr. Seuss at Family Literacy Night was a HUGE success. Over 100 people came out to participate in the numerous activities.
|All District Art Show at the Ritz
On March 8th, the opening reception for the All District Art Show will beheld at the Lobby at the Ritz, 111 Broadway in Newburgh. The reception will run from 4 - 6 p.m.
|GAMS: Literacy Night is March 3rd
GAMS Families: Come and Rock out and Read with Dr. Suess at Family Literacy Night. The event will take place on March 3, 2017 from 6PM-8PM. Sign up now.
|Take the Hot Topics Survey for Curriculum Planning
The survey which will help with identifying the types of hot topics we should focus on during our upcoming Curriculum Planning Council discussions.
|Celebration of the Arts - Cocoa and Create
Celebrating the visual arts through teacher-led, hands-on projects! Experience the power of creating!
|Lighthouse Team at GAMS hosts the Superintendent
The Student Advisory Committee and Lighthouse Team from GAMS Tech Magnet School hosted Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roberto Padilla on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
|Pre-K: January Calendar
The January Pre-K Calendar is now available. Be sure to take note of all the upcoming Kindergarten Open Houses
|Kindergarten Registration & District Wide Open Houses
Information on the upcoming Kindergarten Registration and the district-wide open houses is now available.
|Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
NEW DATE: Is your child currently in preschool, but transistioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services?
|Orange Country Department of Health - Mumps
School and district community, listed on the following page are health resources provided by the Orange County Department of Health relating to the mumps.
|Sign-up For Excelsior Academy Hour of Code - Dec. 7
The Hour of Code is designed to introduce people to computer science. Also, don’t miss the tutorials on Robotics and Scratch taught by Excelsior Academy Students! Open to all grades.
|Attention Parents of Students in Pre-School
Is your child currently in preschool, but transitioning to Kindergarten next fall, and receiving special education services? There is an informational meeting on December 7th, at GAMS from 6PM-7PM.
|GAMS Tech School Donuts with Dad
idney Avenue welcomed dads for our First Annual Donuts for Dads. Over 300 dads, grandpas, uncles, cousins, brothers, and other important people in the lives of our Gidney Avenue students came to school.
|Jared Campbell Visits GAMS On Super Hero Day
Jared Campbell is an award winning singer/songwriter from upstate New York and has been traveling the country performing for thousands of people and hundreds of schools over the past decade.
|GAMS: Upcoming Donuts with Dad Event
On Friday, 10/28, we are inviting dads, father figures, or guardians in to have a morning treat with their children.
|GAMS: Upcoming Spirit Week
Spirit week starts on October 31st. Mon is Fall Festival/Costume day, Tues is Real Life Super Hero Day, Wed is Sports Day, Thurs is Mix-Match Day, and Fri is Hat Day.
|Letter From Supt: Clown Costumes
The safety and security of our students and staff is always our first priority. There has been a recent spike in creepy clown sightings and hoaxes. Please read the full letter for more details.
|October is Family Involvement Month
October is Family Involvement Month, visit the family involvement site for more information.
|Letter From Supt: Calendar & Flu Season
|Important Calendar Change
The following changes have been made to the district calendar: October 4th schools are now closed, also on October 11th, schools are now closed. In addition, April 17th, schools will be in session.
|Parent University Registration
Registration is now available for the 2016 Parent University Youth and Family Summit. Register early as workshop space is limited
|District Surveys Closing Soon
The district currently has a few surveys available. Input is importance and helps to drive decisions. You can see a list of available surveys.
|Early Dismissal Drill on September 22nd
The district's annual drill of Early Dismissal Procedures is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Students will be released 15 minutes early on September 22nd
|Parents: DTSDE Annual Survey
The district is inviting all parents to participate in our fourth annual Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open Sept. 12–28.
|Reminder: Faculty Tech Survey
In collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a survey has been designed to guide our digital convergence. Please take the Survey on Effective Use and Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.
|Newburgh Summer Meals
Kick-out Summer Hunger in Newburgh on July 6, 2016 at Delano Hitch Rec. Plus learn more about the summer meal program.