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, 2/28/2015
High: 23 Low: 5
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/1/2015
High: 31 Low: 24
Chance snow
50% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal

It is hard to believe that we are more than half way through this school year. While it feels as though time is going by so fast, and we cannot wait for the warmer weather, we have to remember to enjoy each day and what it has to offer. 

I am pleased and grateful by everyone’s efforts to remain flexible with all of the delays and closings. While these decisions are made in the best interest of everyone’s safety, it does create other challenges. Thank you for doing your part by being accommodating and understanding as we continue to make the best decisions for our students and everyone involved.

As always remember to view Peachjar flyers as this is the district’s (including our PTO’s) newer and greener way of distributing flyers to the masses. If you are not receiving flyers through Peachjar, you can sign up for this by going to our district website and registering.


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.  In order to balance Kindergarten students’ contact time with program, AM and PM classes may be switched on days with two hour delays. Please review announcements carefully.


Tarkan T. Ceng, Principal

Student Activities

KPS has participated in the Valentine's for Vet's program for many years. Students created colorful Valentine's in their Art Class with Ms. Beradi as well as learned to be grateful for our Veteran's Service to our Country in their class. Valentine's will be delivered to Castle Point Veteran's hospital.

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.

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, March 3
Board of Education Budget Work Session, CHS Library
NOTE:  The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.  The public portion of the meeting is expected to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
KPSPTO General Meeting, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Fri, Mar 6 - Sat, Mar 7
CHS Musical Production
GFMS, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8
CHS Musical Production
Tuesday, March 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

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.