This has been a busy and exciting summer for our school. Our school’s name has officially changed to Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence (DAHY). Dr. Young is a living legend and a pioneer for African-American women. Dr. Holloway Young is one of the RCSD’s first African American teachers, as well as the first African American vice-principal and principal. Additionally, she was the only African-American reading specialist in the district, and the first Title I director, where she oversaw programs for educationally and economically deprived children. She also supervised the district’s first integration programs, including the Urban-Suburban program, which is still in existence today. In 1961, Dr. Holloway Young was named as a founding trustee of Monroe Community College, where she served for more than 40 years, including as its chair of trustees from 1978 until 1998. The Dr. Alice Holloway Young School of Excellence celebrated this change with a dedication and ribbon-cutting celebration on September 29, 2021, when Dr. Holloway Young celebrated her 98th birthday.
The first day of classes at DAHY started on September 9, 2021. Our school hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rochester City School District has returned to school five days a week for in-person learning following the Monroe County, New York State, and CDC guidelines for COVID-19.
We are extremely grateful for the love and support extended by the Corn Hill Neighbors Association. The donation of a freezer, school supplies, and food items is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being a beacon of light during these unprecedented times.