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ANNOUNCEMENT!

Petition in Support of Neighborhood Schools:
Please sign this digital petition that encourages a discussion with city officials and the Board of Education
to allow our children local access to public education.
The full article relating to this petition is on page 2 of the September Villa Voice.

 

 

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schoolSchool Choice in Yonkers - What it Means for You!
Yonkers Public Schools utilize a School Choice Process, meaning students from all over the city have the opportunity to attend any school within the district. However, there are two types of preference given to applicants--sibling and attendance zone. If a sibling is already enrolled in DiChiaro, a brother or sister living in the same household would get first preference. Secondly, DiChiaro is one of the schools considered to have an “attendance zone”. Students living within the attendance zone would get second preference. Therefore, Armour Villa families fall into this category. For more detailed information on this process and a catalog of schools, please visit http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/docs/schools/1617/School-Program-Catalog-2016-2017.pdf

Registration for the 2016/2017 school year has ended. For anyone coming into the district after February 20, 2016, placement will be made based on seat availability. Historically, DiChiaro has always been filled to capacity with an extensive waiting list. The retention rate at DiChiaro is high, so while there may be 50 spaces available for Pre-K, there may only be 6 spaces left for Kindergarten. This is important to keep in mind should you have younger children in pre-school and are deciding when to send them to the public school. With the implementation of all-day Pre-K, DiChiaro has become even more popular, so registering on time is extremely important. We recommend making your appointment at the YPS information center during the fall prior to your child’s start.
For anyone registering and choosing DiChiaro as their first choice school, we ask that you notify the association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have additional questions, please contact Steve Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Leanne Pantoliano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..