Announcements

  • Annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Elections Results

    Proposition # 1 (Basic Budget): Yes – 1,744; No – 1,640
    Proposition # 2 (GFMS Water Tank): Yes – 2,483; No – 890
    Proposition # 3 (District VoIP System): Yes – 2,146; No – 1,214
     
    Board Candidates:
    - Carmela Atria: 1,313
    - James Wise: 1,514
    - Jordi Douglas: 2,199
    - Richelle Malafronte (write-in): 781

    Seats won by Jordi Douglas and James Wise.

    Carmel Central School District
  • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

    • The Carmel Central School District Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kent Elementary School Cafeteria. Prior to the BOE meeting the Facilities & Transportation Committee will meet from 4:30 -  5:20 p.m.; the Special Education, Support Services & Wellness Committee will meet from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.; and the Audit, Finance & Personnel Committee will meet from 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. The in-person Board of Education meeting is open to the public and will also be live-streamed on the District website for those unable to attend in person. Community members who wish to speak during the public comment portion of a Board of Education meeting are asked to sign-up in advance using our Public Comment Sign-up Form or by contacting the District Clerk four (4) hours prior to the meeting at jstevens@carmelschools.org. The sign-up form will also be available at the meeting for anyone who wishes to speak and did not sign up in advance.
    • The Carmel Central School District Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the Carmel High School Library. Prior to the BOE meeting, the Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Committee will meet from 4:30 - 5:20 p.m., and the Governance Committee will meet from 5:30 - 6:20 p.m. The in-person Board of Education meeting is open to the public and will also be live-streamed on the District website for those unable to attend in person. Community members who wish to speak during the public comment portion of a Board of Education meeting are asked to sign-up in advance using our Public Comment Sign-up Form or by contacting the District Clerk four (4) hours prior to the meeting at jstevens@carmelschools.org. The sign-up form will also be available at the meeting for anyone who wishes to speak and did not sign up in advance.
    Carmel Central School District
  • CCSD Launches Anonymous Alerts Tool

    As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing safety, communication and equity districtwide, Carmel Central School District has launched a new communication tool, Anonymous Alerts®. This tool enables students or parents to report urgent information to school officials quickly, easily and anonymously across all our school campuses. 

    Access the Anonymous Alerts portal.

    Carmel Central School District
  • Elementary School Cross-Zone Change Requests for 2023-2024

    Elementary school cross-zone transportation requests are accepted between April 1 and June 1 prior to the start of the new school year. Students are assigned to one of our three elementary schools based on their residential address. Cross-zone change requests are primarily considered when the pick-up/drop-off of a student’s childcare is not within the attendance zone assigned for their elementary school. 

    You can request to transfer your child to the elementary school that is within the attendance zone of their childcare by completing the Cross-Zone Change Request form

    If your request is for a reason other than childcare and is approved, transportation will be your responsibility. All requests will be reviewed over the summer and a decision will be made once class enrollment size has been determined. You will be notified of a decision, in writing, by August 1, 2023.

    Carmel Central School District
  • Statement from CCSD Board of Education

    February 15, 2023

    Dear Carmel Community, 

    Earlier this week, Carmel Central School District administration was made aware of individuals on the social media app TikTok that were posing as the District, and posting fake, inappropriate videos created using artificial intelligence and impersonating different members of the District administration and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.  

    Through investigation, it was found that these accounts' creators were Carmel High School students, and the incident is being dealt with in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct. 

    As an organization committed to diversity and inclusion, the Carmel Central School District Board of Education is appalled at, and condemns, these recent videos, along with the blatant racism, hatred and disregard for humanity displayed in some of them.

    Words in a statement alone feel inadequate. We must go beyond words. Collectively, we must work to end racism. We must look within ourselves and reflect on how we may be propagating racist stereotypes, policies and conditions. We must ask ourselves and others, “What can we do to change our current environment and expectations, and work to create an anti-racist school community?” We must listen and learn, and then we must act. To do the first without the second is simply not an option.  

    The Board of Education is committed, now more than ever, to ensuring that our programs, our actions, and our District commit to our continued work toward a fully inclusive school community – one where all voices are heard and where all perspectives matter. We reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our work and the District’s K-12 programs, and we urge our school community and the community at large to join in this effort, knowing that it will create a path to a better society and a better future.  

    We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment or racism, either in our programs, or from the members of our District. We hold everyone in our school system to standards of basic respect and human decency. 

    No one is as strong as all of us, and together we can work to unite and send a strong message to all that racism and all forms of hatred have no place in our schools. 

    Sincerely, 

    Carmel Central School District Board of Education 

    Debra Heitman-Cayea, President 
    Melissa Orser, Vice President 
    Valerie Crocco, Trustee
    John C. Curzio II, Trustee 
    Dawn Dall, Trustee
    Matthew Morello, Trustee
    Jason Paraskeva, Trustee 

    Carmel Central School District
  • Kindergarten Registration 2023-2024

    Online registration for incoming 2023-24 kindergarten students is now open!

    Please visit our New Student Registration page for additional information and the 2023-24  New Student Registration Form.

     

    Carmel Central School District
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Upcoming Events

  • Concert Orch., Carmel Chorus, Concert Band, Treble Choir, 6:30pm, GFMS

    Carmel High School
  • MPES - 4th Grade Field Trip to New Windsor Cantonment

    Matthew Paterson Elementary School
  • NYS Science Performance Assessments (Grade 8)

    George Fischer Middle School
  • CHS FBLA Induction/Awards Ceremony, 7pm, Casey Hall

    Carmel High School
  • MPES - Field Day

    Matthew Paterson Elementary School
  • CHS Regents Exams

    Carmel High School
  • GFMS 4th Gr. Parent Orientation

    George Fischer Middle School
  • KES

    KES School Spirit Day

    Students and staff can wear KES Pride attire to school.

    Kent Elementary School
  • MPES - Field Day Rain Date

    Matthew Paterson Elementary School
  • KES Gymnasium

    KES Kindergarten Music Celebration

    Kent Elementary School
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