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Principal's Message

Greetings and welcome to The James McCune Smith  School also known as CS 200, the home of the Panthers! I am Principal Belton and I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about our wonderful students, staff, and programs we have to offer. Our commitment at CS 200 is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. We continue to meet our challenges with great enthusiasm and anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole. As you visit our website, you will notice that all of our teachers have created and maintain a webpage to keep parents informed of news relevant to their classrooms. We are committed to providing innovative lessons to our students, a variety of extra curricula activities and the incorporation technology in order to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. Our school community is dedicated to providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience. While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education, and exposure to the technologies in order to prepare students for college and careers. We encourage you to visit our wonderful school and see that we are a school committed to children and their families. You will find that this is a nurturing and engaging community of teachers and learners. To our parents, we believe that your involvement is an essential component to the academic success of your child. I encourage you to visit our website often, meet your child’s teacher, and to get engaged in all that CS 200 has to offer. Your participation in our school is needed and greatly appreciated! I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our future leaders as we are… “CS 200 Where the Search for Knowledge begins and Never Ends.”

Latest News from C.S. 200

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Family Covid Letter - When Is It Safe to Return to the School Building?

This letter will inform you when you or your child can return to the school building. Dear Member of the P.S. 200- The James McCune Smith School Community: As always, the health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together. You are receiving this letter because you are a staff member in our school who has stayed home for a COVID-19 related reason, or the parent of a student in our school who has stayed home for a COVID-19 related reason.
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Extension of Immunization Compliance for Remote-Only Students

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has further extended the grace period to obtain all required vaccinations for students who have opted for fully remote learning to December 11 (from November 11). Please note that for remote-only students, the December 11 deadline supersedes all previously published immunization compliance deadlines. By December 11, students exclusively engaged in remote learning must submit proof to their school that they have obtained all required vaccinations, if they have not already done so. CS 200 will email warning letters to non-compliant remote-only families by November 25, and email exclusion letters, if necessary, on December 10.  Remote-only students who have not demonstrated immunization compliance by December 11 must be excluded.
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Fall Reading Skills Programs Skills to Succeed for Every Grade!

We are excited to announce our Fall Reading Skills Programs. These online programs help kids grow into stronger students who love reading. In these programs, your child will: • Build the right skills for his or her grade in school • Enjoy reading wonderful, age-appropriate books • Participate in engaging class activities and discussions • Get the individual support he or she needs • Develop a lifelong love of reading
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All Remote Afer-School is Here!!

Great News! Your Child is being invited to apply to participate in the C.S. 200 ALL REMOTE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM open to ALL students!

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