9/3: School's Open/ALMS PTA Tailgate

9/10: ALMS Meet the Teacher Night

9/18: ALMS Co-Curricular Night

Monday, September 1
National Holiday
Tuesday, September 2
Board of Education
Regular Meeting
Superintendent's Conference Day
Staff Only
Wednesday, September 3
Elementary Half Day
Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
Friday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah
Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 30
Board of Education
Special Meeting
Campus School
Tuesday, October 7
Board of Education
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
City Hall
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day
Schools and Offices Closed

All students please be on time ready to begin orientation in the large auditorium.

6th grade: 10:30am - 1pm. Please bring a lock. All 6th graders will be assigned to a hallway locker on Thursday, Sept. 4th.

7th grade: 9:30am - 10:30am

8th grade: 8:30am - 9:30am


Today, 8/21/2014
High: 80 Low: 66
Slight chance thunderstorms
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 77 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
We look forward to seeing our students on September 3rd! We hope you had a great summer!
Dear ALMS Families,
We hope everyone is enjoying the summer season and that you are excited about the start of a new school year beginning on September 3rd! We also will have our PTA - ALMS Tailgate taking place that day. We hope you will consider possibly joining the PTA and sincerely appreciate all the wonderful things brought to our school community as a result of us having such an active, involved, and supportive Parent-Teacher Association.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our incoming sixth graders and the new students who are joining our school. In addition, we are eager to see our returning students and to continue building off the many successes we had last year as a result of our work together.
We would like to thank the entire ALMS community for the collaborative spirit and partnership demonstrated each and every day. ALMS is a special place thanks to the incredible people that make up our school family!
If anyone would like to discuss student grades, overall academic progress, or any matters pertaining to social-emotional needs, please call the school at (914) 576 - 4339 to schedule an appointment or team meeting to address your inquiries.

Please remember all students are expected to complete their summer reading assignments prior to the start of the new school year. We have also posted the assignments below in case students need to access the directions. Please do give me a call at school if you have any questions or need any assistance to facilitate the completion of the summer assignments.

It is a pleasure to serve as your principal. Please enjoy the rest of the summer and remember to build reading into daily summer routines!

With gratitude,
John Barnes
ALMS Principal

To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2014 - 2015 school year! My name is John Barnes and I am thrilled to be working with you and to serve the community as the Albert Leonard principal. I have worked for the last eleven years as a middle school principal. I love working with students as they transition from childhood to young adulthood and believe it is the most important time in the lives of young scholars.

Please click here to see the 'Helping Students Learn' September 2014 newsletter!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of September!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Firm, Fair & Consistent' Newsletter for the month of September!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Guiding Ideas' Newsletter for the month of September!
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A Message for 8th Grade Students
interested in Algebra and Living Environment

At ALMS, students may have the opportunity to earn high school credits by taking Algebra and Living Environment during their 8th grade year of middle school. It is important to note, students who begin these courses will have their grades recorded on their OFFICIAL high school transcript.

Please note, placement decisions are based on a collaborative effort which includes input and recommendations from the 7th grade teacher teams.  Report card grades, homework completion, overall class participation and behavior are all considered when making selections for these advanced courses. Students also take an Algebra Placement Test at the end of seventh grade to determine their overall readiness. The selections are led by our content area department chairs.

If you have any questions pertaining to your child's class program for September, please contact:

Mathematics Chair - Mr. John Pratt (jpratt@nred.org)

Science Chair - Ms. Marselle Heywood (mheywood@nred.org)

Our department chairs will be back on September 2nd in order to facilitate any inquiries or answer any questions you may have. In order to maintain our collaborative effort for programmatic decisions, any student schedule changes will be made after September 2nd when our school counselors and department chairs return to ALMS.  

We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you in September!!!

As part of a reading community, we provide summer reading assignments to help students to stay connected to literature and to enhance the literacy skills that they have developed throughout the year.

Please see listed below the 5th grade (incoming 6th grade) summer assignment information: 
Gr. 5 Summer Parent Letter
Gr. 5 Summer Parent Letter (En Espanol)
Summer Reading Gr. 5 Student Letter
Summer Reading Gr. 5 Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment
Scoring Rubric 2014 Summer Reading

Please see listed below the 6th and 7th grade summer assignments.
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Parent Letter
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Parent Letter (En Espanol)
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Assignment Directions
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Assignment
Scoring Rubric 2014 Summer Reading

Please see listed below the 8th grade summer assignment.
Gr. 8 Summer Reading Assignment

In order to support your child in successfully completing this summer activity, books will be available at ALMS for purchase at a discounted rate through the month of July. The New Rochelle Public Library will also be carrying limited copies of these titles.         

When students begin school in September, we expect that your child will have completed the summer reading assignment. This assignment will count as your child’s first English Language Arts grade.


Dear Parents/Guardians of an 8th grader graduating and attending New Rochelle High School in the Fall 2014:

            The Mathematics Department at New Rochelle High School requires all students to complete the Summer 2014 Mathematics assignment prior to the start of school in the Fall 2014. The assignment will be posted, by math course, on the New Rochelle School website at the end the school year in June 2014 at the following link:


I am communicating this information with the hope that your child puts forth the effort this summer and enters high school prepared for the Fall 2014. Best wishes for continued success in the New Rochelle mathematics program going forward.

Sincerely, John T. Pratt, Math/Tech Department Chair, Albert Leonard Middle School

Important Update from our CSDNR Health department:
New York State Dept. of Health (NYSDOH) has released new immunization requirements for school entry in September 2014.  The students most effected are Kindergarten students and 6th grade Middle School Students. If you have any questions please contact the CSDNR Health office (914) 576-4264. Please click on the links below for important details.

6th grade Immunization

Kindergarten Immunization

Notice to Parents

NYS DOH Immunization letter

FALL 2014 SPORTS NOTICE - Students entering 9th grade:
  • 8th  Grade Students who wish to participate in the Fall 2014 sports program at NRHS, must have a physical exam along with an Interval Athletic Health History form.
  • 8th Grade Students should pick up the Health Appraisal and Interval Athletic Health History forms from the School Nurse. These forms can be mailed or faxed back to NRHS Health Office.(914-632-4232). Forms must be received by August 15.  Please indicate which Sport you are interested in playing. The NRHS Health Office will be closed July and August except for 7/28, 7/29, 7/30 and 8/13, 8/14, 8/15.
  • If the required forms are not received by August 15th, students will not be able to participate in sports try-outs or practice sessions which begin August 18.
  • The necessary Health Appraisal and Interval forms can be accessed at District Resources / Health Services Dept./ Sports Forms).   Speak to your School Nurse BEFORE SCHOOL ENDS with any questions.

CSDNR CLOUD Information:

To CSDNR Parents & Guardians for Students in Grades 3-12
In order better to support teaching, learning and communications with your child(ren) in Grades 3-12 we
will be providing a secure CSDNR Google for Education email accounts for your child. This email
account will be utilized in the CSDNR CLOUD and students will only be able to communicate with
CSDNR teachers and with other CSDNR students who have nredlearn.org accounts. It is secure,
monitored, and safe.
Inside the CSDNR CLOUD students will be able to utilize secured email, word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation software, virtual storage, eBooks, wiki's, instructional software and
discussion boards-all secured and inside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will not be able to email or
communicate outside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will be monitored to make sure that they utilize
these tools responsibly and for the purpose of teaching, learning and communications. Access to email,
discussion boards, and virtual projects, will give students more opportunities to practice reading,
writing, research and communication skills. It will also provide students who are shy and have a
question, to communicate with their teachers through email. In addition, students using Google Docs
can electronically send their writing, presentations and projects to their teachers for feedback.
If you do not want your child to participate in this program, you can opt out by writing a note to your
building Principal stating that you do not wish your child(ren) to have a CSDNR Google for Education
email account.
If you choose to opt out, understand your child(ren) will be given the instructional
resources in a paper format and still be required to complete all assigned work.
We are excited to move instruction to a more 21st Century model for Grades 3-12 and extend learning
in a more digital way. We invite you to review the CSDNR CLOUD at www.nredlearn.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Coleman, Director of Technology, Email: ccoleman@nred.org

En Espanol click here

Web-based Resources - Instructions for Students
We are pleased to provide students with access to Successmaker and Castle Learning. Please use the following instructions when logging on both from home and at school.
To log on to the SuccessMaker Student Interface and launch an assignment:
1. Open your browser and go to http://albertleonard.nred.org
2. Hover over your mouse cursor over "Student" and a menu will open. Click on "Successmaker" on the bottom of that menu.
3. On the "Log In" page, enter your Username (Student ID) and Password (Student ID), and then click "Log In."
4. Click your course's name on the "Assignments"page to launch the assignment.
To exit an assignment and log off the Student Interface:
1. Click the X (Close) to exit your course and preserve your session data.
2. Click "Log "Out" on the Student Interface page to log off SuccessMaker.
1. Go to www.castlelearning.com
2. Enter your child's CLO login ID and password* and click the Sign In button. *Note: If your child has not set a password, leave the password field blank for the first time and click Sign In. Then, follow the steps to create a password.
3. Assignments from teachers will appear near the top of the page under the section labeled Your Classes.
4. To generate an assignment without a teacher, select a Course to review in the middle of the Student Home Page and click the GO button. Once the screen refreshes your child can create an activity or review completed work.
5. Should you have any questions, please contact support@castlelearning.com

ALMS - Common Core Learning Standards Power Point presentation
ALMS PTA meeting
click here

2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in late August. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


Please click here for more information

The Parent Home Access Center will be unavailable until August 25th at 8:30 AM for scheduled maintenance. 

Congratulations to CSDNR Graduates!

Click here to view videos of NRHS, ALMS and IEYMS graduations.

25-year Board of Education Member Deirdre Polow
was honored at last night's Board of Education meeting.
Thank you for your dedication and service!



Welcome Reception for
Dr. Brian G. Osborne

What a night! The celebration for incoming superintendent Dr. Brian G. Osborne was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came, especially our student musicians and PAVE singers who provided the outstanding entertainment. 




Click for Announcement of New Superintendent from Board of Education





Paperless Board Meetings

Click here for the link!