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  • Milton School serves students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The school is located in the lovely Sound Shore community of Rye, New York approximately 25 miles north of New York City. The school and community are steeped in a rich historical and cultural tradition. Milton was the first mainland area of Rye to be settled. The Coes, Studwells, Disbrows, and Budds were the original settlers of the early Milton community of the 1660's and 1670's. The Timothy Knapp House, located at the corner of Milton Road and Rye Beach Avenue, was the site of the original Thomas Studwell dwelling.

    Milton School alumni are noted for their accomplishments and community service. Many families have had several generations of children attend our school. Three of our illustrious alumnae are Barbara Bush, former First Lady, Courtenay Becker-Dey, class of 1975 and Olympic Champion, and Dr. David M. Lee co-shared the Nobel prize in physics in 1996 for the discovery of super fluidity in helium III.

    Milton School is known for its rigorous academic program within a warm, nurturing, environment. Visitors to the school often comment on the friendly, caring ambience they experience as they meet our students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school philosophy centers on respect for oneself, peers, learning and the school environment.

    Milton School was awarded two Blue Ribbons for academic excellence based on the performance of our students. Our school/home partnership is critical to our success. The Milton School parent body is highly supportive of our endeavors. The Parent Teacher Organization provides a comprehensive Cultural Arts Program, a Teacher Assistance Program, and a host of educational field trips and morning and after school clubs. Parents, teachers, and administration also collaborate on our Excellence Team.  We are proud of our students' academic success, athletic prowess, musical and artistic talents, and good citizenship. We invite you to visit us!

District News

  • RCSD Community Update: 1/14/22

    Late in the afternoon this Tuesday, the Westchester County Department of Health announced that it had at long last adopted the CDC’s recommendations to shorten quarantine/isolation for unvaccinated/exposed and COVID-positive students from 10 days to 5 days providing they are symptom-free. We contacted the families of almost 300 students on Wednesday to check on their symptoms and confirm their positive test dates/onset of symptoms in order to clear them for return to school. Approximately 150 students were able to return to school on Thursday. I recognize that for many parents having to wait another day was difficult, but we are required by the Department of Health to individually clear students for return to school.

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  • Student Quarantine/Isolation Reduced to Five Days by DOH: 1/11/22

    We have just received word from the Westchester County Department of Health that they have accepted the CDC’s recommendation to reduce isolation and quarantine for students from 10 to 5 days, given certain conditions are met. They are as follows:

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  • RCSD Community Update: 1/7/22

    I hope everyone enjoyed the snow day. Unlike Wednesday’s ice storm, Mother Nature really delivered on the good stuff today. Many people know I am a huge fan of the old-fashioned snow day. Everyone deserves a day off to build snow people, hit the hills on a sled, or merely lounge around in PJs eating pancakes and looking at the beautiful scene outside. Our children have had a lot taken away from them these past two years; I hope today brought them some simple joy.

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  • Quarantine Clarification Information: 1/3/22

    We’ve received a number of questions from parents about the rules regarding quarantine, and I hope this message will provide additional clarity. We understand that some local urgent care clinics are telling parents of COVID-positive students that they may return to school after 5 days of quarantine; this is NOT the case. The CDC has said that 5 days is sufficient but this has NOT yet been adopted by New York State or the County Department of Health with regard to students. We must legally continue to abide by a 10-day quarantine for students.

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  • Welcome Back Message from Dr. Byrne: 1/2/22

    Happy New Year! I hope those of you who were celebrating had a good holiday and all had an enjoyable winter break. For many families, COVID once again interrupted plans either due to illness or exposure, the struggle to access tests, or flight cancellations. While 2021 ended with a slew of challenges and a surge in cases, I believe there is cause for optimism as the severity of the Omicron variant seems to be significantly less than previous variants. As a community we must work together to keep everyone safe and continue to provide the best instructional program for our children. We must be calm, patient and work together as we move past these latest challenges.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 12/23/21

    I want to wish you all a very safe, very happy winter recess, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year. Wherever you may go (or stay), I hope you are able to spend time with loved ones, doing what you love, and taking some time to unwind, unpack, and recharge as we bid farewell to 2021. The last few weeks have been challenging with the surge of COVID cases and I am so appreciative to our school nurses and administrators who have been on the front lines, communicating with families, answering lots of questions, and keeping us moving forward. I am also grateful to our faculty and staff for their flexibility and creativity in supporting students be it in person or remotely. It has not been an easy two years for anyone, but I am so grateful to my colleagues for their professionalism and commitment to the children and families of Rye. I am optimistic that we will return to school in 2022 and finally put this pandemic behind us.

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  • RCSD December Superintendent's Bulletin

    Please read the December Superintendent's Bulletin here.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 12/17/21

    All was well at the schools today. I want to thank the Rye PD for their increased presence and our school security team for being extra-visible which helped to calm jittery nerves. There was no threat to the Rye schools at any point, but I appreciate the support of our local law enforcement officials.

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  • RCSD Community Update: 12/10/21

    December is here, and we have already seen the first few flakes of snow. We are prepping our snow day music -- just in case. I do my very best to make weather calls the night before to provide parents and guardians with the utmost notice, but it’s not always possible. Emails about delays and cancellations will come from me and will be accompanied by voicemail and text messages. Weather-related announcements are also posted to the pop-up bubble on the homepage of the District website. Additionally, I use Twitter, so be sure to follow me: @EricByrneRCSD

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