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Dear Tuckahoe School Community:

Summer is well underway, and we are in the process of preparing for another great school year. During these summer months, we have continued to provide support to students in our AIS program, Special Education program, and English as a New Language program.

Our Facilities Committee continues to navigate a turbulent economic climate, but we maintain our steadfast commitment to improving the experience for our Tuckahoe learners. Due to the current economic landscape and supply chain issues, we will not be able to complete the full scope of this bond project but much is getting done in this round.

If you have traveled past our campus, you will see our facilities team continues to make progress on the Cottle field. Additionally, we have broken ground on our MS/HS project, with construction commencing in our library and cafeteria, renovations, and other interior and exterior improvements. We will examine our next steps this fall with our Facilities Committee and School Board.

At our Board of Education Reorganization meeting on July 5th, our Board Trustees and District Clerk took oaths of office. Mr. Peter Casson and Ms. Laura Benke will serve as Board President and Vice-President, respectively.

Our teachers have also been hard at work. Educators from our early grades have come in to prepare for science and ELA. Meanwhile, a cohort of MS/HS teachers is busy building plans for Learner-Active, Technology-Infused classrooms. Curriculum Director, Christopher Keogh, and TMS/THS Assistant Principal, Andrew Colasuonno, are supporting this exciting initiative with this eight-day summer institute and subsequent coaching throughout the school year. Teachers are learning ways to empower students by spotlighting experts, designing small group mini-lessons, and managing digital and tangible resource stations.

Even though the new school year may feel like it is off in the distant future, mark your calendars! School starts for students on September 1st. Teachers will be returning on August 30th for conference days, and new teachers will be in the week prior.  Our sixth and ninth graders are invited to their orientations on August 25th (Grade 6 is at 9:00 AM, and Grade 9 is at 11:00 AM). Our MS/HS Guidance Staff will also be back that week to answer any questions and support families.

Additionally, be prepared to bring your school spirit to our homecoming weekend! Plans are underway to make this year especially special. Homecoming Spirit Week will run from October 3rd to October 7th, and Homecoming Weekend will take place from October 6th to October 8th.  Please mark your calendar for this year's Columbus Day Homecoming weekend to join in on the school and community events! We hope you all can join us to cheer on our teams at all their games.

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce Mr. Colasuonno as our new Assistant Principal for Student Services & Athletics. He was appointed at our July 5th Board of Education meeting. On July 13th, Mr. Colasuonno sent an email to families in grades 7-12 with important information about the Fall athletics season. Important dates include:

Practices/Tryouts Start Dates:

Varsity/JV Sports: August 22

Modified Sports: September 6

Fall Sports Registration Opens:

Varsity/JV Sports: July 23

Modified: July 30

First Home Game for Each Varsity Team:

Volleyball: August 30

Boys’ Soccer: September 6

Girls’ Tennis: September 6

Girls’ Soccer: September 7

Football: September 24

We hope that the summer is treating you well and that you and your family enjoy some time to relax and recharge before the commencement of our new school year.  As we continue to put the finishing touches on our public spaces, we are eager to open the doors to Tuckahoe students and continue leading the way.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Amy Goodman

Superintendent of Schools

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    Grade 6 Orientation

    Grade 6 Orientation

    Tuckahoe Middle School
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    Grade 9 Orientation

    Grade 9 Orientation

    Tuckahoe High School
  • First Marking Period Begins

    William E Cottle School
  • Kindergarten Orientation (A-M)

    William E Cottle School
  • First Day of School

    William E Cottle School
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