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April 11, 2019

Dear Edgemont Community Members,

Tuesday night the Edgemont Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2019-2020 School District Proposed Budget. Although the vote on May 21, 2019 is over a month away, I’d like to highlight several important initiatives. This budget reflects our dedication to preparing our students for a future career that may not even exist today. We repeatedly ask ourselves, what do this year’s kindergarteners -- the Edgemont Class of 2031-- need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate?  


One highlight of the 2019-20 budget is its reflection of our ongoing commitment to a thoughtful use of technology. Projects like these student-created podcasts epitomize the type of cross-curricular, multi-faceted collaborations we strive to provide. Hear our fifth graders’ solutions to our country’s plastic waste problem, or scan a fourth grader’s QR code for a refresher on the importance of mindfulness. Listen to one senior’s research about how participation in Edgemont athletics benefits student performance, or let our current eighth graders take you on a walking tour of Central Park.  
 

With these priorities in mind, the 2019-20 spending plan includes:

  • Continued Safety/Security Monitors at EHS

  • All Current Academic, Athletic, and Co-curricular Activities

  • Science 21 in Grades K-3

  • Robotics/Coding and Expanded “STEAM” programs in Grades 5-8

  • Attention to Social/Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Continued Inclusion of ICAP Students at Greenville and EHS

  • Creation of Innovative Flexible Space Within Existing Space at all Three Schools.

To view the complete 2019-20 Budget Presentation, click here.  You can also view the Technology-specific Budget Presentation here and curriculum examples here.  Watch for the hard-copy Budget Newsletter in early May.


PLEASE VOTE ON MAY 21, 2019 between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM at Edgemont Jr/Sr High School. New York State requires a public vote with a majority of yes votes in order for us to enact our budget proposal and spending plan. If you plan to be away on the date of the vote, you may apply for an absentee ballot.  Residents who are 17 years and older who may be away at college may also register. They can vote as long as they are 18 by the election date. Applications are available now on the District website -- look for the “Voting Information” Quick Link.  Absentee Ballots will be available April 24th in the District Office (Edgemont High School campus).


I’m grateful for the unwavering support you provide for our school district as we look toward the future together. You are essential in every way to the success of our students.  
 

Best regards,

Victoria Kniewel


 



 
Upcoming...

Schools Closed
Spring Recess
April 20 - 26

Memorial Day
May 24 & 27

BUDGET VOTE
May 21
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Edgemont High School Gym

Board of Education Meetings
Tuesday, April 30
8:15 PM - EHS LGI


Tuesday, May 14
8:15 PM - EHS LGI
 

Absentee Ballot Info

If you plan to be away on the date of the vote, you may apply for an absentee ballot. Residents who are 17 years and older who may be away at college may also register. They can vote as long as they are 18 by the election date. Applications are available now on the District website -- look for the “Voting Information” Quick Link. Absentee Ballots will be available April 24th in the District Office (Edgemont High School campus).

Important Announcement for Parents of Incoming Edgemont Kindergarten Students

If you have a child who is eligible for enrollment in Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year (who is at least 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2019), please contact:

Mimi Southard, Business Office

Central Office

300 White Oak Lane

Scarsdale, NY 10583

(914) 472-7767, ext. 4431

msouthard@edgemont.org 

New families to the District will have to complete the forms in the Registration Packet and provide the following documents:  deed/lease, child’s birth certificate or passport, parent photo IDs (valid driver licenses or passports), current utility bill (2019 date).

Parents/Guardians of children currently enrolled in the District will have to complete the forms in the Kindergarten Packet for Families with Residency Documents on File and present a birth certificate or passport for the incoming Kindergarten student, along with a current utility bill (2019 date), to confirm the address on file.

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