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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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Mid-Winter Break is here!!!!!! Just a friendly reminder,

Dear Parents, Mid-Winter Break is here!!!!!! Just a friendly reminder, CS 200 will be closed on Friday, February 12, 2021 in observation of Lunar New Year. The school will remain closed due to the Mid-Winter Break and reopen on Monday, February 22, 2021. I look forward to seeing you when we return. Enjoy your families and please stay safe.


Hello CS 200 Family, We are tirelessly trying to get our CS 200 families to create/activate their NYCSA accounts. Many of you Have Not completed this task to date. This task is MANDATORY and will have a negative impact on whether you will be able to receive your children's report card, graduation and moving up information, state exam grades, and important information from the City and State. The information to assist in creating/activating the accounts is included in this message. REMEMBER, YOU NEED THE CODE ON THE LETTER THAT YOU RECEIVED FROM YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. (The letter was provided to you on two separate occasions from your child's teacher and Parent Coordination, Garry Fields) Reach out to your child's/children's teacher to obtain another copy of the letter if needed.
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Take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey!

The DOE invites all students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. The goals of the survey are to: provide timely and actionable feedback to schools and field teams to improve both remote and in-person learning experiences, and assist in planning for the spring semester. The survey is open from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.
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Covid Rent Relief Program

New application period will be open Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Click the link above to learn more!

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