Dear Tuckahoe Schools Community:

We hope that this message finds you safe, healthy, and excited for the year ahead. Last week’s storm had an impact on our buildings and community. At the Middle School and High School, there was some damage caused by the hurricane that has since been addressed. Superintendent’s Conference Days continued, and our teachers worked with eagerness to prepare for the return of students.

The lower level of the High School was flooded with water including a classroom, the cafeteria, the kitchen, the sixth grade hallway, and some of our locker rooms. Water also made its way into the guidance office, business office, auditorium and some second and third floor classrooms. The garage door was also damaged by the storm. A disaster restoration contractor was called in immediately, and worked diligently with our facilities staff to address the issues. Our thoughts are with those in our community who are working through water damage and rebuilding. Please contact your school guidance counselor or administrator if you need any assistance.

Meanwhile, due to the district’s closure on Friday, the deadline to enter the Tuckahoe Universal Pre-K lottery has been extended to the end of the day on Wednesday, September 8

School buildings come alive when our students return. The halls, classrooms, fields and playground are ready! We are looking forward to opening our doors on Thursday, and welcoming our Tuckahoe students back to full-time, in-person instruction. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Amy Goodman
Superintendent of Schools

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UPK Lottery is Accepting Applications

    Dear Tuckahoe Schools Community, 

    We are happy to inform you that the Tuckahoe Union Free School District will be having a Universal Pre-K for the 2021-2022 school year. This program is for children who have proof of residency within the school district and who will be 4 years of age by December 1, 2021. Parents of Tuckahoe resident students in this age group will be eligible to apply for a lottery seat for Universal Pre-K. Seats will be selected through a random lottery. 

    The Cornerstone Children's Center, located at 65 Main Street in Tuckahoe, has agreed to be our community partner and it is where the program will be housed. The anticipated opening date is September 20, 2021. Please find the information about the program, the application, and the lottery on our website. We are also sending the mailer below to all families so those not on the blast will get the same information.  


    IMPORTANT: Tuckahoe UFSD Universal Pre- Kindergarten 2021-22

    The Tuckahoe Union Free School District is pleased to provide an opportunity for Tuckahoe families to enter a lottery for our 2021-22 anticipated full-day Universal Pre-K Program (UPK).  This program is at no cost to families.  Eligible children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2021.  Selection for this program, which will be capped at 39 full-day students based on state and federal funding, is done by a random lottery. The tentative start date for the UPK program is September 20, 2021. Please visit our website for more information and the UPK Application at http://www.tuckahoeschools.org/upk

    If you have questions or need technical assistance please call 914-337-6600 ext 1272. 

    Please note the application for a lottery is due: 9/8/2021 by 2:30 PM


    IMPORTANTE: Tuckahoe UFSD Universal Pre-Kindergarten 2021-22

    El Distrito Escolar Libre de Tuckahoe Union se complace en brindar una oportunidad para que las familias de Tuckahoe participen en un sorteo para nuestro Programa Universal Pre-K (UPK) de día completo anticipado 2021-22. Este programa no tiene costo para las familias.  Los niños elegibles deben tener 4 años para el 1 de diciembre de 2021. La selección para este programa tendrá un límite de 39 estudiantes de jornada completa según los fondos estatales y federales y se realiza mediante una lotería al azar. La fecha tentativa de inicio del programa UPK es el 20 de septiembre de 2021. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información y la solicitud de UPK en http://www.tuckahoeschools.org/upk

    Si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia técnica, llame al 914-337-6600 ext 1272.

    Tenga en cuenta que la solicitud para la lotería debe presentarse antes del: 8 de septiembre de 2121 a las 2:30 PM


    If you have questions or need  technical assistance please call 914-337-6600 ext 1272. Please note the application for a lottery is due by: 9/8/2021 by 2:30 pm.

    We are thankful to the Cornerstone Children’s Center for their partnership and look forward to offering this wonderful opportunity to our families. Please share with families of 4 year olds. 

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Amy Goodman
    Superintendent of Schools

    DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • A Message from the Superintendent - 08/23/21

    Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Our community is strong, resilient, and kind - and this year,  we will continue our shared mission of preparing all students for excellence. As we respond to guidance and regulations regarding COVID-19, we have developed a reopening plan based in the priorities below:

    • Emphasizing access to education and social emotional supports for students;
    • Fostering strong two-way communication with families, staff, and public health experts; and
    • Factoring health data, social emotional needs of students, health of students and staff, and academic needs into our decision making. 

    Our website launching today details our policies for the 2021-22 school year. It outlines that our primary model will be full-time, in-person learning. It also explains our school policies around universal indoor maskingphysical distancing, and remote learning. We have also provided a comprehensive guide charting policies and procedures linked to their corresponding regulations in the chart linked here.

    The plans you review today are fluid. Flexibility and responsiveness have been necessary in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are optimistic that as our community continues to mitigate spread, our district will be able to update our plans in a responsible, compassionate way.  

    We had truly hoped to start this year on a more typical note, and are sorry to see the ways in which the COVID-19 virus has evolved and disrupted our plans. However, when it comes to providing quality academic, social emotional, and extracurricular opportunities for Tuckahoe students, we are undeterred.  We have seen what this community can do when confronted with obstacles, and we know that greatness lies ahead. Tuckahoe will continue to lead the way because Tuckahoe is in this together. 

    DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Update On Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

    Dear Tuckahoe School Community,

    I want to update you on our previous communication regarding Universal Pre-K.  The Tuckahoe School District is continuing to work on a plan to offer a Universal Pre-K (UPK) for the 2021-2022 school year. Should we get the program, it will be for children that will be 4 years of age by December 1st,  2021.  Parents of Tuckahoe resident students in this age group will be eligible to apply for a lottery seat for Universal Pre-K if this comes to fruition. Seats will be selected through a random lottery.

    The Cornerstone Children's Center, which is opening in the Village of Tuckahoe, located at 65 Main Street in Tuckahoe, has agreed to be our community partner (where the program will be housed). They are currently awaiting approval of their license from NYS with an anticipated opening date of September 07, 2021.

    I share this information with the community for transparency purposes, as I am relatively confident this will happen.  When we know we are moving forward, most likely by the end of the month, we will share detailed information about the program and the lottery process. We will get the information to all families through our website, mail, email, and community forums. We are thankful to the Cornerstone Children’s Center for their partnership. Information will be forthcoming as we learn more.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Amy Goodman
    Superintendent of Schools

    DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Notice of Public Hearing

    In accordance with the Commissioner’s Regulations 155.17 (b) (13) and New York State Education Law §2801-a., The Tuckahoe Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the District-Wide Safety and Emergency Management Plan at its Regular Meeting on August 23, 2021, at 7:30 PM, MS/HS Library at 65 Siwanoy Boulevard, Eastchester, NY, 10709.  The Plan is posted on the District website as of July 19, 2021 for a 30-day comment period.  

    Please forward comments to the District Clerk: dunnr@tuckahoeschools.org.  Please click below to view the plan.  It is expected that the Board of Education will adopt the Plan subsequent to the Public Hearing.

     

    DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS
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