Message from the Superintendent of Schools

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Information and Resources on How to Talk with Your Child About Death 

A child's capacity to understand death and the approach to discussing it will vary according to the child's age.  We have listed some resources that may help you talk to your child.  

Death and Grief: Supporting Children & Youth
Dealing with Death
The Child's Loss:  Death, Grief & Mourning

Our school psychologists, counselors, and social worker can also provide you with other resources and support.
Lauren Fischer, CET School Psychologist
Glenn Klugherz, PVC School Psychologist,  
Eric Rosen, CHHS School Psychologist,
Renee Tanner, Social Worker

Useful Links

Below is the link for accessing our Board of Education meeting minutes and agendas via BoardDocs. You will be able to access the agenda two days before the meeting.

Croton-Harmon Tandem Calendar

Athletic Schedules/School Events

Learn more about the Dignity for All Students Act by clicking on the icon below.

Click below for the latest schedule of shows


  Follow us on Flickr to view pictures from our District's schools and events.

Superintendent's Pictures

Welcome to our District Photo Album! Dr. Fuhrman would like to invite you to view photos taken of the children and families in our district as they attend classes and participate in many of the activities in our schools.

The Croton-Harmon Schoolhouse


Click on the Croton-Harmon Schoolhouse
and learn about all the connections between and among the District Mission and Vision and our students, teachers and community.

In the News...

‘The Sound of Music’ Comes to Life

Croton-Harmon High School students are hard at work preparing for the spring musical production, “The Sound of Music.”

CHHS Says No to Marijuana
Croton-Harmon High School ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders gathered for a special assembly on April 17.

A Firsthand Look at New NY Bridge
Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School fifth-grade students recently met with leaders of the New NY Bridge team, who are designing and implementing the replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge that connects Westchester and Rockland counties.


Students Lead Human Rights Workshops
Several Croton-Harmon High School seniors, juniors and sophomores took time to confer with their peers about human rights issues during the March 19 Human Rights Institute for High School Student Leaders at Iona College.

Spotlight on Science Research

Croton-Harmon High School’s science research students showed off their hard work during the annual Science Symposium on March 23.

Author Offers Tools to Combat Bullying
After children’s author Trudy Ludwig learned her own daughter was being bullied, she published her first book, “My Secret Bully,” which addresses how social interactions can turn bad, even at the elementary level.

Pancakes, Pajamas and Prose
Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School first-graders and their parents donned pajamas on the morning of March 20 for a special pancake breakfast.

Science Research Students Earn WESEF Accolades
Croton-Harmon High School’s science research students joined hundreds of participants from across Westchester County in the annual Westchester Science and Engineering Fair at Sleepy Hollow High School.


Kindergarten Program Sets Example
Croton-Harmon residents know Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s kindergarten program is an exceptional one, and other districts are taking interest.


An Outdoor Education
Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School seventh-graders headed to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center to take part in some exciting hands-on learning on March 19 and 20.


Broadway Comes to CET

Tunes from five well-known Broadway musicals — “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” “Peter Pan” and “Rocky” — are coming to Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s stage on Wednesday, March 25.

School Board Election Info

2015-2016 Budget Vote & School Board Election Information

Two (2) School Board Member positions in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District will be filled by election on May 19, 2015.  Each position is for a three-year term, from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.  Each position is at-large, to be elected by all participating voters.


Advocacy for our Schools


In partnership with Westchester Putnam School Boards Association, Croton-Harmon Schools are requesting the release of our State Aid Runs and calling on local legislators to reform Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda for Education.

We are asking for your support with writing our local legislators.  Sample letters from Westchester Putnam School Boards Association are linked below for your consideration via VoterVoice. 

Release 2015-16 State Aid Runs

Reform the Cuomo 2015 Education Proposals

Board Briefs

Board Brief: April 9th, 2015
Key Agenda Items


Policy Corner

The Board conducted a 1st reading of the following policies during the Board Meeting held

Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Click on "read more" to see the complete listing of Policy Readings:

Recently Passed Board of Education Resolutions

CHUFSD Homepage Highlights

Croton Community Coalition
Launches New Website

Read our Spring 2015
Reflections Newsletter

Superintendent's Goals:

  District's Goal Summary

CHUFSD After School Program Catalog for Spring 2015

Adult Education Program Catalog Spring 2015

Our 2012-2013 Annual Report has been posted. Click here, or visit our "About Us" section to read more.

2014-15 BOE Meeting Brochure

Croton-on-Hudson Recreation Programs Catalog Spring/Summer 2015
Croton-Cortlandt Center for the Arts 2014-15 Winter Catalog

Engage NY

The Common Core is all about making sure our students are equipped for success when they graduate.
What is the Common Core? Click below to find out.

Budget 2015-2016

Upcoming CHUFSD Budget Meeting Dates

Dec. 18 - at CET 7:30 pm

Jan. 29 - at CHHS 7:30 pm

Feb. 10 - at CHHS 7:30 pm

Budget Saturday - 2/28 at 8 am

March 19 - at CHHS at 7:30 pm

April 9 - at CHHS - Board scheduled to adopt the budget

May 7 - at CHHS - Public Hearing on the budget

May 19 - annual meeting - budget vote and vote for trustees


On November 15, 2012, the Board of Education of the Croton-Harmon School District contracted with The Altaris Consulting Group.  Altaris works with school administrators and school teams to determine their district’s current level of emergency preparedness.



The purpose of this Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) is to improve student achievement through improved teacher and leadership performance.
Click HERE to read more about our APPR or visit the following pages for more information:

District Calendar

Sunday, April 26
CHHS Spring Musical - 1:00 p.m.
Monday, April 27
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test
Tuesday, April 28
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test
Wednesday, April 29
CHHS Spring Concert - 7:00 p.m.
NYS Mathematics Assessment Grades 3-8 Make-up Test

News Flash

CET Discussion Video Links

On Tuesday, February 24, James Bowers of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) met with parents to share the department’s findings and answer their questions
(**Click to watch Video**)

To further discuss CET building issues a panel discussion was held on
Monday, November 17 from 7 pm – 8:30 p.m. in the CET multipurpose room.
Panel participants discussed testing results and offered perspectives on our investigations to date (including the medical perspectives of air quality issues).  To give our experts time to prepare for the evening, and to ensure that all concerns were addressed, we asked the community members to submit questions in advance of the meeting. Members could also submit via email, to

*CLICK HERE TO WATCH the Panel Discussion*

INFORMATION on 11/17/2014 Panel Participants at CET

2015 Experience Science, Technology &

Innovation Annual Fair

Save the Date:

Thursday, May 7
at the Croton-Harmon High School from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Today, 4/26/2015
High: 59 Low: 37
Mostly clear
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 59 Low: 39
Mostly cloudy
16% chance of precipitation.