• Kindergarten Registration--March 15 & 16, 2017

    9:30am to 11:30am.

    Registration for kindergarten students who will be entering Carmel schools in September 2017 will be held at the school the child will attend (Kent Primary School, Kent Elementary School, Matthew Paterson Elementary School).  Children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2017 are eligible to register for September classes. Parents are asked to bring the child's original birth certificate, immunization records and two proofs of residency. Please call the school your child will attend for questions.

    March 15 for families with last names beginning with A-L

    March 16 for families with last names beginning M-Z

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  • From the Superintendent

    Regarding Lead Testing in our Schools.

    Carmel Central School District

New Staff Mentor Program

  The  Carmel Central School New Staff Mentor Program was created to support our new teachers, both novice and experienced, as their professional journey begins in the Carmel Central School District. The CCSD Mentor Program offers the opportunity to create a professional learning community with norms of collaboration, high expectations, equity, ongoing inquiry and reflective practice. In partnership with the Carmel Teacher's Association, the CCSD Mentor Program works through highly effective mentor matching, monthly in-service courses and open communication throughout the year. We utilize the CCSD Continuum which focuses on reflective practice in eight criteria areas. The book "Framework for Teaching" by Charlotte Danielson lays the foundation for this continuum and professional conversations. This continuum is used in the APPR Portfolio process and evaluations. We begin our year with a summer orientation for all new staff and their mentors. Topics such as Peer Coaching, The APPR Portfolio Process, The Art of Mentoring, IEP Direct, ESchool and EChalk are included on the packed agenda. In addition, Board of Education Members, District and School Administrators, and CTA Officers have the opportunity to meet new staff and welcome them into the Carmel Central Schools Community. Ultimately, by supporting new staff and providing professional development that supports teacher growth and models best practice, we are increasing student achievement!  

Interested in Becoming a Mentor?

If you are interested in mentoring a new teacher or transfer (building or subject/grade level change) next year, please click on the link below and fill out the questionnaire.  If you have previously applied for or have been a mentor, you need to re-apply to be considered.  Thank you.


Have a wonderful summer!

Jen Coughlin

Mentor Coordinator

Contact for New Staff Mentor Program

Jennifer Coughlin