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Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Benedict 

Assistant superintendent for instruction  

Cynthia Benedict


Terri Pagano,
Confidential Secretary
858-3100, Ext.  15521
FAX:  845-856-3265

District Office
9 Thompson Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Hours: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Introduction

At Port Jervis, we are committed to helping our students be the best that they can be. To accomplish this, we must stay on the cutting edge in terms of curriculum, instruction, technology, assessment, and professional development.

The Curriculum Council is the steering committee which drives academic change and improvement across all departments and grade-levels, K-12. This continuous improvement model creates an open, engaging environment where all stakeholder groups are represented.

Improving the quality of education

Positive changes are taking place in our classrooms, school buildings and grounds. Students are benefiting from building renovations, educational initiatives, and technology advancements. 

academic strategic plan

Click on the links below to view the district's strategic planning process and the strategic plan "scorecard" for each school. The scorecards include NY State Test scores and the goals for 2016.  


academic Intervention Services

Visit our AIS Web Page for more information
Children's learning needs vary. Many children need additional time and assistance to reach their learning potential. The Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Program is designed to provide that assistance. 

annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR)

Visit our APPR Web Page for more information
APPR is the process by which teachers and principals are evaluated in New York state. The process is governed by the state and aligns with New York state teaching and leadership standards. Each district develops its own evaluation plan within those guidelines.  The plan adopted by the Port Jervis Board of Education was
re-submitted to the New York State Department of Education: 



common core standards

Visit our Common Core Standards Web Page for more information
The Common Core Learning Standards are a set of clear guidelines showing what students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 should be able to do in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics. With these standards, students start by learning basic skills in early grades and build up to mastering more difficult skills and concepts.

 

literacy program

Program Goals: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
The Literacy Program is designed to develop students who are highly effective users of oral and written language, and who apply literacy to real life situations so they can become productive citizens in our global society.

 

PLAN FOR PARENT PARTICIPATION

The District's Plan for Participation is designed to increase parent involvement in school planning and decision making in 18 specific building level educational issues. This increased parental involvement is seen as an opportunity to help administrators more effectively meet the needs of all students.


Professional Development Plan

The District Plan provides for a variety of training programs to ensure the needs of the students, teachers, and district are addressed. A large portion of the planned programs are aimed at increasing teacher knowledge and understanding of current initiatives in order to improve student performance. The Plan also provides for appropriate grade level and cross grade level training and coordination by providing programs generic to curriculum alignment focusing on the needs of specific grade levels.

 

Teaching is the Core Grant Awarded for Local Schools

Through June 30, 2015, Port Jervis Schools, in conjunction with Orange Ulster BOCES will engage in special Teaching is the Core forums and workshops designed to enhance best practices in curriculum, instruction, and especially assessment. 

 

LAP  -  DCIP  -  SCEP

 

Enrollment

    

Instructional Technology Plan Survey

 

The OU BOCES/Division of Instructional Support Services has been awarded a Teaching is the Core(TITC) Grant from the New York State Department of Education. This grant supports the Division of Instructional Support Services work with thirteen school districts to explore strategies for improving the quality of assessments and assuring that educational programs are focused on high-quality, coordinated teaching, learning, and assessment of learning.