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  • Tips for a Safe Halloween

    Halloween should be spooky, not scary! Governor Cuomo asks for your help to make sure everyone has a healthy and safe Halloween. Halloween celebrations and activities, including trick-or-treating, can be filled with fun, but must be done in a safe way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The best way to celebrate Halloween this year is to have fun with the people who live in your household. Decorating your house or apartment, decorating and carving pumpkins, playing Halloween-themed games, watching spooky movies, and trick-or-treating through your house or in a backyard scavenger hunt are all fun and healthy ways to celebrate during this time.

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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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  • Horsemen Happenings

    Welcome to Horsemen Happenings! In this inaugural issue, hear from Board of Education President John Payne and learn more about our commitment to social emotional learning and equity, the start of the athletic season and students recognized for academic achievement. This newsletter will supplement Bridges, our quarterly print newsletter, to ensure the community is receiving news and information regularly.

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  • District Update 10.19.20

    October 19, 2020 Dear TUFSD Families & Staff, Today, Mr. Dorn and I met with Westchester County Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner, Dr. Sherlita Amler, and clinical members of her staff, to discuss the positive cases of COVID-19 in the district in recent weeks. The DOH has advised that Morse remain on an all-remote instructional model through Friday, October 30 to mitigate the spread of the virus. Additionally, John Paulding will also remain on an all-remote instructional model through Friday, October 30. This is due to a large number of faculty and staff required to quarantine by the DOH, greatly inhibiting our ability to conduct in-person instruction.The hybrid model for Morse and JP is scheduled to resume on Monday, November 2.

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  • Hudson River Mural Unites Community

    When you walk along the Hudson River in Kingsland Point Park, your eyes are immediately drawn to vibrant colors and words which touch your heart. The last remnant of the General Motors Plant – a barren wall- has been transformed intoThe Wishing Wall, El Muro de los Sueños. The mural spans 250 feet and represents the ideas and work of professional and volunteer artists, community groups, and students from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    October 18, 2020 Dear TUFSD Families & Staff, On Friday, October 16, I informed you that a Sleepy Hollow Middle School employee tested positive for COVID-19 and then yesterday, October 17, shared that an employee who was present at both John Paulding and Morse has also tested positive for COVID-19. In each instance, we immediately contacted the Westchester County Department of Health (DOH), who is responsible for contact tracing. Both employees are in quarantine.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    October 13, 2020 Dear TUFSD Families & Staff, Today, while in session, the District was informed that a Sleepy Hollow Middle School employee tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the timing, and the shared staff and facility, it was decided to dismiss both Sleepy Hollow Middle and High School at 1:00PM. 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 employee is currently in quarantine and the District will notify all those who were potentially exposed by 6:00PM today.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    October 12, 2020 Dear TUFSD Families & Staff, Today, the District was informed that two Morse employees have 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 employees are currently in quarantine and the District will notify all those who were potentially exposed by 5:00PM today.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    It was great to have our schools resume their schedules this week, with in-person learning occurring at all buildings. I’ve been very proud of how our teachers and administrators have managed necessary changes these past few weeks and appreciative of our families and students for their flexibility and understanding. Following are updates for this week: Schedule for Week of October 12: On Monday, October 12, the district will be closed in observance of Columbus Day. School resumes on Tuesday, October 13 with Cohort A in school on Tuesday and Wednesday and Cohort B in school on Thursday and Friday. Looking ahead to the week of October 19, we will begin ‘Flex Wednesdays,’ which will allow for an additional day of in-person instruction. The week of October 19 Cohort A will be in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and during the week of October 26, Cohort B will be in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Reminders will be sent to families and you can always refer to this calendar as a reference. The cohort and remote days can also be found in the 2020-2021 District Calendar which was mailed to your home.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families and Staff: This week our district faced some challenges as we were forced to shift Morse and Washington Irving Schools to three days of all remote learning. While not unexpected - all districts have been planning for potential temporary closures - it is a reminder that we must remain vigilant in our safety protocols. At the same time, I am very appreciative of our teachers, administrators, and families who quickly adapted to the situation and ensured that our students continued learning. Also of note this week was that members of our Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and community participated in an Equity Team meeting to flesh out recommendations in the identified areas of focus which include: curriculum, professional development, hiring practices and the development of student equity leaders. This effort is a top priority for our district and the members of the team look forward to presenting its recommendations to the Board of Education at their meeting on October 22.

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  • NYSSMA Virtual Ensemble

    Two Sleepy Hollow High School seniors have been chosen to perform in the 2020 New York All State Virtual Ensembles presented by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families and Staff, I am writing to provide an additional update regarding Morse and Washington Irving Schools. The Department of Health (DOH) has completed its contact tracing procedures and investigation. All potential exposures have been contacted and either informed that they can resume their normal activities or have been required to quarantine. As a result, and in consultation with the DOH, both Morse and Washington Irving will resume hybrid in-person instruction for all staff and Cohort B students tomorrow, Friday, October 2, 2020.

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  • Safe Crossings

    Please follow the link for more information about safe crossings in our school district.

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  • Message from the Superintendent

    Dear TUFSD Families and Staff, I am writing as a follow up to my September 28, 2020 letters regarding an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at both Morse and Washington Irving. Scott Dorn, our District COVID Coordinator worked with the building administration and the infected individuals to identify any potential close contacts. This information was shared with the Westchester County Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, and each potential close contact was notified by the District and told to quarantine until the DOH completes its investigation through the contact tracing process. As of the writing of this letter, the DOH has not completed its investigation. Out of an abundance of caution and to allow families and staff to plan, Morse and Washington Irving will both remain on remote learning for all students and staff, tomorrow, Thursday, October 1, 2020.

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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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  • 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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