Welcome to KPS!

What We Are About

Carmel Central School District Mission Statement  

The parents, staff, students and community of the Carmel Central School District are committed in partnership to quality educational experiences in an environment that fosters mutual respect, values the uniqueness of the individual and challenges all students to become self-motivated, lifelong learners and contributing members of society.


Today, 1/25/2015
High: 32 Low: 8
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/26/2015
High: 21 Low: 4
Chance snow
29% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal

Happy New Year!  I hope that your holiday was pleasant, enjoyable, and restful.  I expect that you are as excited as I am about the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead for us.

It is great to have the children back sharing their stories from over the break. It seems like we have quickly returned to our routines and learning is well under way. This month, our 4th graders will be visiting George Fisher Middle School for a music concert performed by the middle school students. This will give them a chance to observe some of the opportunities they may participate in when they begin 5th grade.

Please remind your child/children to dress appropriately for these cold days. In general, unless the weather is too cold, our students have outdoor recess.  All students are required to go outside unless there is a medical note. 


For school closings and early dismissals due to inclement weather, the Carmel Central School District will notify local radio stations to alert our community of these changes.  In addition, our District website, CCSD app and our phone messaging system will also provide the same information.  In the event we must dismiss early or cancel school prior to the students arriving, please have an emergency plan in effect.  If there is a delayed opening, AM kindergarten will be cancelled.  If we dismiss early, PM kindergarten will be cancelled. 


Tarkan T. Ceng, Principal

Student Activities

Retired CCSD Kindergarten Teacher, Joan Newman, generously donated her time, talents plus all supplies in Mrs. Connors / Mrs. Burton's study of four letter words. Students brainstormed positive words to use to create beautiful word pillows.

Thank you, Mrs. Newman!

Kent Primary School participated in the Worldwide Event: Hour of Code: Students practiced basic coding skills in the Media Center. Visit {http://code.org} for more information.

Pledge of Allegiance WHUD Radio Station visited KPS to record all students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Click the link below to hear Mrs. Chase directing all second graders. Continue to listen to WHUD to hear more students on the radio from KPS.


Parents Group assisted students in creating Thank You Posters in recognition of Veteran's Day. Posters were delivered to VA Hospital in Montrose. 4th Graders Bridget, Carlie & Kelsie were eager to express their gratitude.

Fire Prevention Month. Students really loved seeing the Fire Trucks up close!

KPS appreciates our local Fireman's Fire Safety Program.

Bus Safety Emergency Drill

Thanks to the Carmel Rotary all third graders in KPS received a new Dictionary. Carmel Rotary Club President Kathleen Valletta and Treasurer Charles Stein delivered 100 brand new dictionaries. Students are soooo excited to start learning how to use them. Thank you, Carmel Rotary!

To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

K-4 Curriculum Guide

2014-2015 Student/Parent Handbook

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 27
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 2
RESCHEDULED -- CHS Winter Concert
Freshman Band, Concert Orch., Concert Band, GFMS, 7:30 PM (rescheduled from January 12, 2015--snow day)
Fri, Feb 6 - Sat, Feb 7
Putnam All-County Music Festival, Gr. 7 & 8, GFMS
Friday, February 6
KPS Bingo/Super Staff Raffle, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
BOE Education & Assessment Committee Mtg., CHS Science Research Rm, 5:30 p.m.
BOE Facilities & Transportation Committee Mtg.

Recycling Program

Capri Sun Juice Wrappers earn money for KPS. The students at KPS are pitching in by recycling aluminum juice pouches. Kent Primary found an organization called Terracycle that will re-purpose these juice pouches into neat things like tote bags, purses and even pencil cases.  The best part is

IXL Math IXL is a comprehensive, standards-aligned math program offering unlimited practice in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students in grade 1 - 4 can access it from school and from home!  Your child should know their user name and password. Practice math skills using IXL Math at home.


Raz-Kids Animated Digital Stories are an enjoyable activity which adds to our reading practice.  It's a great place to listen, read books & take a short comprehension quiz. Raz-Kids is Mobile! Download it free from iTunes to your iPad or get it on Google Play for your Andriod Tablet or at the Amazon App Store for your Kindle Fire. Happy Reading!  Raz-Kids

KPS Highlights

Hour of Code: All students have been truly engaged while actively programming together.

All students in Kent Primary received instruction on Bus Safety. Students practiced safely exiting a bus using the emergency door along with listening attentively to veteran Carmel Bus Drivers in bus safety procedures.