PS 200 James McCune Smith Home

principal belton smiling in a red blazer jacket and pearls

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

Hello Summer! Featured Photo

Hello Summer!

Dear Families,       Summer has finally arrived! We know that so many of you have taken on the tremendous task of changing your daily routines very quickly in a time of crisis, and serving as a strong support system for your loved ones. We want you to know that you are doing a great job and you are doing enough
CELBRATING JUNETEENTH ON A RED, BLACK AND GREEN BACKGROUND

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
back to school logo on a table with sticky notes and a pen

Should we return to School in September? SURVEY

Dear C.S.200 Families, The NYC Department of Education is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year and is currently exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts. We want your feedback to understand what is most important to you!
equity and excellence for all NYCDOE

EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE FOR ALL

Dear Manhattan Community, We write to you in the darkest days of our lives. We are deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and our African-American community across the country, the city, and here in Manhattan. This is the tipping point of a long history of unjustified hatred and violence against people of color. More specifically, Black Americans. Today, we need to come together and acknowledge that our Black and Brown community is hurting and tired of generational and institutional racism.

Events