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April 20, 2021

Middle School: Fascinating Discoveries

April 20, 2021

Middle School: Morning Announcers

Morning announcers lead us through the Pledge of Allegiance and news updates!

April 20, 2021

Middle School Report Cards

Report Cards for grades 7 & 8 will be distributed on Friday, April 23, 2021.

April 20, 2021

Junior Police Academy 2021

April 19, 2021

April 22, 2021 Board Meeting Time Change Notification


The Board of Education would like to notify the public of a change in the start time for the meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  This meeting will take place at 6:00 pm instead of the regular start time of 7:00 pm.  

A link to the live-stream of this meeting will be placed on our website on Thursday, April 22.

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April 19, 2021

HBE NYS Odyssey of the Mind Competition 2021


Congratulations to the HBE Division I team and coaches! They have placed 3rd at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind Competition and will be continuing on to the World tournament for a second year in a row!

April 19, 2021

Final Reminder To Sign Up for Hidden Mischief

Please register to attend Hidden Mischief---a virtual presentation by ADAC and Stop-DWI this Wednesday, April 21st at 7 pm.  

Open to all district parents and strongly recommended for secondary parents/guardians.  Please use this link to register: rebrand.ly/HMPJ

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April 19, 2021

Operation P.J. Pride Presents Our Annual: "Touch a Truck"

Join us for an afternoon with our first responders. All are welcome!

Location: Stop, Hop, & Roll
When: Saturday, May 1st
Time: 12:30PM-3PM

Address for Stop, Hop, & Roll:
98 Faith Drive, Port Jervis NY

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April 16, 2021

Transition to 5 Days Per Week of In-person Instruction

Port Jervis Learning Community, 

This week each of our schools were required to make adjustments to our protocols to comply with recently released guidance from the New York State Department of Health.  By all indications, there was success at all levels.  We appreciate all involved with this process and for the continued patience and support that has been demonstrated.  

As a result of the above, please accept this as confirmation that we will continue our transition plan to Instructional Phase 5, beginning the week of May 3, 2021.  Specifically, in-person instruction will take place five (5) days per week.  The final Remote Wednesday will be April 28, 2021.  Once again, recognizing the increased effectiveness of having our students in the classrooms, with their teachers, provides the optimal learning environment.  

Again, thank you for the continued patience and support.  

Mike Rydell 
Superintendent of Schools

April 16, 2021

2020–2021 A.S.K. Yearbooks Are on Sale Now

Preserve your child's memories.

2020-2021 A.S.K. Yearbooks are on sale now.

Forms are available in the A.S.K. office, or you can order online at


Yearbook id code: 2612321

$20 softcover, $25 hardcover

Reserve your guaranteed copy by April 23.

** All 6th grade students receive a free copy compliments of the A.S.K. P.T.A.**

April 16, 2021

2021 GTSC No Empty Chair Campaign

PJPD to participate in the 2021 GTSC “No Empty Chair” Teen Driving Safety Campaign and Operation Safe Stop!

Each year, thousands of high school students across New State look forward to attending their prom and graduation ceremony.  For parents, siblings, educators and the community, these memorable moments become meaningless when a child dies in a car crash.  

Regrettably, this scenario happens all too often, and law enforcement is tasked with making the difficult “knock on the door”. The “No Empty Chair” teen driving safety education and enforcement campaign raises awareness of highway dangers in the hope there will be no empty chairs during prom and graduation season.

Officers from the Port Jervis City Police Department will be joining police officers across New York State to participate in the 2021 statewide campaign operating from Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23.  In addition to educating students about safe driving, state and local law enforcement will increase patrols near local high schools throughout the state, vigilantly focusing on a different traffic safety threat each day of the week including cell phone use and texting while driving, speeding in school zones, seat belts and child restraints, graduated driver license provisions and underage drinking and impaired driving in the vicinity of schools and roadways commonly traversed by high school students. 

Dedicated overtime enforcement to address this initiative is financed under a 2020-21 Police Traffic Services (PTS) grant obtained through the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. 

As the end of the school year is approaching, police are encouraging parents, guardians and others to please take the time to speak with your teenaged drivers about safe and responsible driving behaviors to help keep our roadways safe. 

The men and women of the Port Jervis Police Department wish our High School Students the best of success in their academic pursuits and a safe and healthy future.  Make smart decisions, don’t drink and drive or get into a car with a driver who has been drinking.  Most importantly, please drive carefully and safe – you have bright futures ahead. 

The target dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 – Speeding in School Zones
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Seat Belt and Child Restraints
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – Cell Phone Use and Texting
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 – Operation Safe Stop
  • Friday, April 23, 2021 - Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving

Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day is Thursday, April 22, 2021

On April 22nd, Officers will partner with the Port Jervis City School District, Quality Bus and law enforcement officers around the state to participate in Operation Safe Stop Day.  During "Safe Stop", police officers will be deployed on selected bus routes that have a history of illegal passing complaints.


Operation Safe Stop seeks to promote school bus safety through education and enforcement efforts. Operation Safe Stop is a cooperative project supported by the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, the New York State Education Department, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, the New York State School Bus Contractors Association, the student transportation industry and state, county, city, and local law enforcement agencies.


An estimated 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day.


  • It is illegal - and very dangerous - to pass a stopped school bus when the large red lights located on top of the bus are flashing. Flashing lights mean the bus is picking up or discharging students.
  • You must stop whether you are approaching the school bus from the front or overtaking it from the rear.
  • You must always stop for flashing red lights, even on divided and multilane highways and on school grounds.
  • The first-time fine for illegally passing a school bus is a $250 to $400 fine, 5 points on your license, and/or possibly 30 days in jail.
  • Worse yet, the memory of hitting or killing a child may be one you carry for the rest of your life! 


Yellow lights mean the bus is going to stop. Slow down! Red lights mean students are getting on or off the bus.  STOP! STOP! STOP!

The goal of Operation Safe Stop is to proactively educate motorists about the dangers of passing stopped school buses.

Please help do your part to keep our children safe. 

For additional information regarding traffic safety, please visit the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee web page at https://trafficsafety.ny.gov/.

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April 16, 2021

June 2021 Regents Exam Registration Form

Important Numbers

ASK Elementary: 845-858-3100 Ext. 13500
HBE Elementary: 845-858-3100 Ext. 14500
Middle School: 845-858-3100 Ext. 12500
High School: 845-858-3100 Ext. 11500
Technology Department: 845-858-3131
Orange County Crisis Hotline: 800-832-1200
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support: 844-863-9314
NYS COVID-19 Hotline: 888-364-3065
Orange County Office for the Aging: 845-615-3700

Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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