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  • Students Recognized with Academic Awards with Test Scores Among the Top in the Nation

    The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is proud to announce that two students have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2020 while a third received a College Board Special Recognition.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families & Staff, The District has confirmed that a Sleepy Hollow High School student has tested positive for COVID-19. The District has notified the Westchester County Department of Health, who is responsible for contact tracing. Our District COVID Coordinator, Scott Dorn, is working with the Department of Health on the implementation of this process. The student is currently in quarantine. They have not been in school and will not return until cleared by the Department of Health. Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dorn at 914-332-6253.

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  • COVID 19 Screening Attestation for Students and Visitors

    Staff and Students: Please complete this short survey prior to coming to work or school https://entry.neric.org/tarrytown

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    It was wonderful to see our students return to the buildings as our orientations were held this week. Many thanks to our faculty, staff, and administrators for their organization and hosting of these important events. As I heard one parent say as she and her son entered Washington Irving Intermediate School, “It’s been so long and it feels great to be here!” At the same time, remote learning has begun with an abbreviated day and students are getting acquainted with their teachers and the current expectations. Whether remote or in our buildings, we are committed to ensuring each student is engaged in learning. We anxiously await the start of hybrid in person learning beginning this Monday, September 21 for Cohort A and on Thursday, September 24 for Cohort B.

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  • Community Update 9.16.20

    The District has been notified that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The District has notified the Westchester County Department of Health, who is responsible for contact tracing. Our District COVID Coordinator, Mr. Scott Dorn, is working with the Department of Health on the implementation of this process. The employee is currently quarantining and will not return to work until cleared by the Department of Health. No students had contact with the COVID-positive employee.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Let me begin this weekly update by recognizing that today is September 11, a day of national mourning and reflection. It’s hard to fathom that the majority of our high school seniors had not yet been born when these horrific acts occurred. Yet it is critically important that we continue to remember and honor those who were lost that day and to carry forth the memory of their loss and the valiant efforts of so many first responders.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    This week, we welcomed back our faculty and staff as we kicked off the 2020-2021 school year with our annual Superintendent’s Conference days. Among many activities, these days include training on our new health and safety procedures, and workshops focused upon technology integration, remote learning, trauma informed instruction, and equity in the time of COVID-19. Each of these days and workshops are designed to prepare our staff for teaching and supporting our students in this new environment. Most importantly, it was wonderful to see colleagues reconnecting and to have our buildings filled with energy once again

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well, and that you’re enjoying the end of the summer break. As we approach the first conference day for teachers next week, and our students’ first day of school on September 10, I want to ensure that everyone has seen the Phased Reopening Calendar that we issued earlier this week. This weekly update continues to provide information about our reopening plans, as well as resources to help families through the upcoming transition. I also want to remind you to access the Recovery Planning page as a valuable resource.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families and Staff, I hope this email finds you and your family well! As September is quickly approaching, I know that you are anxious to learn more about the coming school year. The parent informational forums, meetings with staff, dialogue with administrators, and feedback from the Board of Education have provided a clearer sense of our next steps. As we prepare for the reopening of our schools, the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors, must remain at the forefront of our decision making. In support of this we will be scheduling a phased reopening of our schools.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    One of our top priorities this week has been to provide additional information to the community and staff through our parent and staff information sessions, a remote learning video and additional updates to the district’s FAQ document. Again, I want to thank the community for its interest, participation, and feedback. This weekly update continues to provide information about our reopening plans, as well as resources to help families through the upcoming transition. One of our top priorities this week has been to provide additional information to the community and staff through our parent and staff information sessions, a remote learning video and additional updates to the district’s FAQ document. Again, I want to thank the community for its interest, participation, and feedback. This weekly update continues to provide information about our reopening plans, as well as resources to help families through the upcoming transition.

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  • Trauma and the Current Pandemic Parent/Guardian Workshop

    Description: This 60-minute workshop will provide an overview for parents on trauma, feelings of connection/disconnection, support for their children, and identify some key takeaways including coping strategies and mental wellness techniques. The participants will be reminded of the importance to focus on self-care throughout the presentation. Interactive dialogue will ensure a successful experience for all participants. Please mark your calendars to ensure your virtual participation:

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families and Staff, I want to begin this weekly update by thanking the community for its overwhelming participation in and response to our meetings and surveys. As we approach mid-August and are working hard on plans to reopen our schools, your input continues to be very important to us. Today’s weekly update provides information about the choice that we are asking each family to make between a hybrid and remote learning option for each student, travel advisories and quarantine information for families that may be traveling before the school year, and the district’s communications in the coming weeks. Following is the update for this week:

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families, I hope this letter finds you well. The District has been exploring, and yesterday confirmed, our capability to offer parents the option to have their children attend school remotely if their child or family member is in a high risk category or if the parents are uncomfortable sending their child to school in our Hybrid model of instruction. As you know, we then sent a survey to all parents asking them to indicate which model they would choose, 100% Remote or Hybrid, to begin the school year. To assist parents in their decision making, we have included summaries of the two models below:

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  • Covid-19 Travel Advisory

    Looking to get away before the start of school in September? Please check the Department of Health Travel Advisory for restrictions. Covid-19 Travel Advisory

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  • Hybrid/Remote Learning Choice for September 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYSED guidance recommends that parents/guardians have the option to select all remote learning if a student or family member is in a high risk-category, or if the parent/guardian is uncomfortable sending their student(s) to school for in-person instruction. There are two learning options available. Those options are: 100% Remote Learning: Students will not attend in-person instruction at all and instead will be instructed remotely 100% of the time. Hybrid Learning: Students will attend in-person instruction 2 days a week and remote instruction 3 days a week. Please fill out the form to let us know the option you choose. Your response is due by Sunday, August 16th at midnight. Please fill out one form for each child.

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  • Chromebook Distribution & Collection

    The District has planned for a 1 to 1 Chromebook program for our students. This means that every student grades K through 12 will be given a Chromebook to use during the 2020-2021 school year. Distribution days are scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th from 9AM-2:45 PM and Tuesday, August 25th from 4-7:45 PM. If your child borrowed a chromebook last year and has not yet returned it, you should do so at this time. The distribution will occur in front of Sleepy Hollow Middle School.

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  • 8.11.20 Board of Education Mtg. Video

    Click here to view the 8.11.20 Board of Education Meeting

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  • Community Update Letter

    I hope this letter finds you and your families safe following the damaging storm this week, and in continued good health. I am writing today to share our weekly updates regarding the District’s Recovery Planning and preparations for the 2020-2021 school year and other important information. Following is the update for this week: Reopening Plans: Last week, our district submitted initial reopening plans to the State Education Department. These plans include the three instructional models we were directed to develop: In-Person; Learning from Home; and Blended. This morning, Governor Cuomo announced that all New York schools would be allowed to open based upon the COVID-19 infection rate. We are now awaiting an Executive Order or guidelines from the State Education Department regarding any additional requirements for reopening.

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  • Parent Forum: Student Engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Please join us on Thursday, August 13th for a Parent Forum: Student Engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment We want to hear from you about: Challenges with getting students motivated for online learning Difficulties with keeping students engaged What resources or supports would be helpful Thursday, August 13th Available sessions: 9:00-10:00 AM or 6:00-7:00 PM To register, please email Robin Stigell at rstigell@tufsd.org Online meeting information will be sent to your email address.

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  • Hudson Scholars Program Continues to Thrive During Pandemic

    This summer, 57 rising sixth through ninth graders from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are meeting up virtually with Hackley Upper School mentors as part of Hudson Scholars. The program provides enrichment for academically promising low-income middle school students. A team of passionate teachers and Hackley student mentors provide the younger students with academic instruction and the development of character, leadership and social/emotional skills.

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  • When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Professional Development in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns

    Many teachers take time in the summer months to engage in professional development. This year, as teachers anticipate continued changes to instruction, the level of interest has increased. Not surprisingly, some of the sessions in highest demand focus on virtual learning, helping teachers to adjust resources and materials and select virtual tools and strategies. Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Instruction Gail Duffy says that dynamic teaching in a virtual learning space is critical to keeping students engaged. “In March, our teachers were asked to provide remote learning with very little time to plan - and they did an amazing job,” said Duffy. “As we look ahead and have some time to be more thoughtful about how to amplify learning in a virtual environment, many of our teachers are taking the opportunity to hear about best practices and discover new strategies.”

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  • The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns Provides Meals Throughout the Summer

    Maria Filippelli sat in front of Sleepy Hollow Middle School on a recent morning doing what she loves - feeding children. Filippelli is the Food Service Manager for Whitsons Food Services, the company retained by the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns to help feed families in need when the pandemic began. And they have continued to provide that service each weekday, no questions asked. The District has provided 101,278 meals since schools closed in March “COVID-19 has affected our region and school community in many ways. Several families have lost income during this time and food insecurity has become increasingly prevalent,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Joy Myke.

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  • Sleepy Hollow High School Commencement Ceremony

    Click to watch the Sleepy Hollow High School Commencement Ceremony

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  • Spring Rose Ceremony

    Click to watch the Spring Rose Ceremony

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  • Welcome to Our Schools

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