Welcome to Carney Academy!

Training Day!


Carney Assemble! Teams from all over Carney have assembled for training this week! Your favorite staff members are enthusiastically working hand in hand to ensure the school year goes smoothly -- from teachers, para educators, ABAS, nurses, and ESL staff to admin -- every team at Carney is important in a united front when it comes to education.

"Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much." 
    ---  Helen Keller

We welcome every student and staff member back to school this Thursday, August 31st! Be sure to check back for fun updates and news -- see you at school! 


Half Day
                         Important Reminder!!!

 6/20/23 -- The last day of school -- is an early dismissal day! We hope you have a safe and fun Summer! Get some rest and relaxation before we see you back in the Fall!

Jiji's Summer of Fun

There are two ways to generate some Math fun this summer with Jiji: Unplugged or Online.
Click on the PDF links below for more details.



Jiji Believes in You

Congratulations to our School-Wide Carney Award Winners

We have nine (9) school-wide awards.  Each of those awards are eligible to be earned by any student in the school.  Teachers and staff nominate students for consideration, they are interviewed, and ONE (1) child is chosen as the winner.  Below is a group photo of our nine (9) award winners for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are so proud of all of our students, but these students are examples of being true Carney Shining Stars.
2022 Carney Award Winners
Winners for the following awards from left to right:
Malala Yousafzai Award (Courage), Christa McAuliffe Award (Love of Science), Sgt. William H. Carney Award (Carney Expectations), Dr. Herbert Waters Award (Work Ethic), Ruby Dottin Award (Community Impact), Michelle Obama Award (Healthy Lifestyle), Fred Rogers Award (Social Kindness), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award (Integrity), and President John F. Kennedy Award (Camaraderie)


Carney Spirit Week


Kindergarten Picnic


New Bedford Public Schools Family Engagement Center INVITES YOU!!!!

Summer Camp Fair!
(Click Above for more Information)

Carney Shoutout!!!! MCAS Alt All-Star Team

A huge shout out needs to go to Mrs  Rioux (missing from photo) Kate Weigel , kim Mellor, Devon Shepardson and kailey March for collectively completing 30 MCAS ALT portfolios!!! Unless you have completed one before, it's hard to even comprehend how much work these things are. Thank you so much to our ALT team for doing An amazing job! We all appreciate your hard work!!! 


As a reminder, any changes in your child's dismissal MUST be in writing the MORNING of the change.  Please make sure both your Classroom Teacher AND the Clerks receive notice.  Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe!
Arrival Plan
Here is our Arrival & Dismissal Plan to ensure students are entering and exiting the building in the most safe and efficient way. Please look at the graphics above and see where your student will be entering to prepare for the mornings. And to be upfront, parking is difficult. So please make sure you are keeping all our kids safe during morning arrival. Students in our Autism Program and Substantially Separate classrooms are to arrive and dismiss at the main office. A staff member will be present at the entrance to meet the parent and call for a faculty member to walk your student to class.
 Dismissal is at 2:25 pm. Pre-K will be dismissed by their teachers from each classroom on Elm Street. All other walkers & parent pick up will be dismissed on the corner of Elm St & Cottage St. Walkers are limited to students in grades 4&5 who are given permission to walk home from school by themselves. Please let us know if you have any questions. You can call the school at (508) 997-4511 ext. 43500 or 43551. Thank you!


Friendly Reminders for Parents/Guardians from NBPS Health Services

Please keep your child home from school and contact your school nurse if:

  • Your child or someone in the household is being tested or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Your child or someone in the household has been identified as a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an individual for at least 15 minutes over 24 hours while the person was infectious. The infectious period begins two days before symptoms.


  • Your child or someone in the household is ill with any COVID-like symptoms (fever 100.0 or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, fatigue, headache, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose).

Travel: To High or Low Risk Areas

Your child or someone in the household has traveled outside of Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts travel advisory requires ALL individuals entering Massachusetts, including residents, to quarantine for ten days or produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours before your arrival in Massachusetts. If not obtained before entry to Massachusetts, testing may be completed after arrival. However, all such arriving travelers must immediately begin the 10-day quarantine until a negative test result has been received. 

**If the adult has received their vaccines, they do not need to quarantine, nor does the child under ten. However, Children older than ten must be tested or quarantine.

For children under 10, traveling with an adult from their household, testing is not required. Children under ten should use the same quarantine requirement and testing options completed by the household adult they accompanied for travel. 

If the accompanying adult chooses to quarantine, the child must quarantine. If the accompanying adult decides to obtain a test, the child and adult must quarantine until the adult’s negative test result is received. 

However, you need to have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and be greater than 14 days since the 2nd dose. You would follow the same guidelines if you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. You will also need to provide proof of vaccination.

Additional travel guidance can be found here:


New Bedford Schools is bringing the Adult Education Department to you! Here is an opportunity for you to learn about all the programs available to achieve higher education. Would you like to finish your GED? Do you need a high school diploma to get a better job? We’ll answer all your questions and more! Please join us in a virtual Family Info Session on Thursday, April 15th at 5 pm through Zoom. To register please complete the following registration form or send a text message at 508-717-8060
        NBPS logo       SNAP


You Can Apply for SNAP Benefits

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

(Formerly Food Stamps)

at New Bedford Public Schools

Family Registration Center

 455 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Grocery Cart            Grocery Basket

Staff and applications are
 in English, Spanish, & Portuguese.

Contact: Family Support Line 508-997-4515

     "This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The SNAP logo is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA does not endorse any goods, services, or enterprises."



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Message from The Principal

Dear Families,
On behalf of our faculty and staff, I welcome you to Carney Academy. I am excited to begin my first year as your new principal, and ensure that the social, emotional, cultural, and academic needs of Carney students remain of the utmost importance.
My core belief is that all students, no matter how they look or where they are from, deserve educators that have high expectations in them. Educators that believe in their innate ability to achieve academic success and to be valuable contributors to our future society. I'm grateful today that I had educators in my life that represented these beliefs when I was a struggling student, and my mission and dream is to be that representation for all of the children and families that I serve.
As I enter my first year as principal, I hope to create and further strengthen family and community partnerships as we are here to grow our students together.  I look forward to supporting our students with you, and may we all have a healthy, safe and most importantly fun school year.
Principal McKoy
Daniel Mckoy
Sgt. William H. Carney Academy
New Bedford Public Schools
(508) 997-4511 x43500

Principal McKoy
" Education is for improving the lives of others. " - Marian Wright Edelman

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