Weekly E-Newsletter


May 15,  2020

 Dear Parents/Guardians:

We have received many ideas and thoughts on graduation via the parent google doc and emails. Thank you. As I noted last week, we have followed up with municipal and health authorities noting the preferences of the students and parents. They advised us accordingly with everyone’s safety as priority one.  With the understanding of how important it is to make the ceremony as memorable and as special as possible, we are in the process of detailing how the ceremony will be held. I look forward to sharing the plan at the senior advisers’ parent meeting this Monday evening at 7 pm. The senior advisers have already contacted each family accordingly regarding the meeting. 

Thanks to the PTA and G.O., we ordered beautiful individualized senior banners for each graduate with their name and yearbook picture portrayed with the THS logo. We are in the process of arranging a drive by Senior surprise displaying the banners. On June 2, we will honor noted seniors at the virtual THS Academic Awards Ceremony. Of course, we will also recognize our Valedictorian, Sarah Kaufman, and our Salutatorian, Christopher Piacquadio. 

Seniors and parents will soon be posting their Tuckahoe memories on the advisor's Instagram page. Likewise, while we are still hopeful for a prom/alumni event when permissible and safe, seniors will soon be invited to share formal, prom-like photos to create an album while we social distance. Finally, Guidance is in the process of planning the senior scholarship meeting virtually.

On Friday, May 22, we will be conducting our annual Memorial Day Commemoration.  Congratulations to Luke Arborn, who was selected as the winner of the High School Essay Contest.  Luke will be reading his essay along with the Cottle and Middle School students.  A special thank you to the G.O. Advisors, Mr. duChateau, Ms. Reidy, Mr. Garufi, Ms. Kim and all those students who have taken part in this project.  You will soon be receiving information on how to “tune in”. The event is scheduled for Friday, May 22 @ 9 am. I expect we all will be moved by this special event!  

Performers are reminded: Our entire district music department is joining forces to create a finale for our virtual Memorial Day Ceremony. We hope to include chorus students from all 3 schools, as well as instrumentalists from our MS/HS Band and Orchestra! If your child is interested in singing for what is sure to be a rousing finale, there is a Memorial Day Ceremony Google Classroom. There your child will find all the materials to learn the music and directions to submit a recording. This is their chance to be a part of a virtual ensemble! Please let them know about this exciting opportunity. You can give them this classroom code: mei4gah. Or feel free to email: duchateauc@tuckahoeschools.org for more details.

Thank you to our Junior class and advisers, Ms. Iverson and Ms. Laise for their Frontline/Essential Worker Project and their Adopt a Senior Project.

Congratulations to our April Poetry Month Winners, who were announced this week, Mikayla Zaccagno, Megan Lin, Kate Cen, Cara Bordwell, Lucy Mochitto and Lexi Parsons.  Each winner received a gift certificate to Swirl & Joy, compliments of Tuckahoe Middle/High School Library.

Fourth marking period progress reports are complete. Parents are asked to review teacher commitments this weekend.  

The Senior Virtual Internship Program for 2020 will begin on Monday, May 26th.  Please contact Mr. Colasuonno with any questions.

The Technology department is looking for a few tech savvy, motivated, and reliable students. Interns will be involved with unboxing new devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, printers, etc...) and getting the new devices set up and configured. Interns may be involved in assisting with imaging computers & Chromebooks and may want to "look over the shoulder" of our engineers to learn a little about higher end technical tasks. Student Interns are paid $13/hour and work 8:00am to 3:00pm with a ½ hour lunch. It is a 6½ hour day and a 32½ hour week.  High School Juniors/Seniors and/or recent graduates preferred.  MUST HAVE WORKING PAPERS.  If you are interested, please fill out this form and submit by this Monday May 18, 2020.

Reminder:  Now that we know for sure that distance learning will continue for the remainder of the year, we would like to return items in students’ lockers over the next several weeks. After TMS is complete with their locker clearance program, we will begin bagging and tagging items for students as requested since we can’t have people in the building. Once the middle school is complete, students will be contacted with an appointment to receive their bagged items. Please let your student  know if he/she  would like us to provide this service by completing this Google Form. Click Here

AP Exams began on Monday and will be completed on May 22. The Guidance counsellors, Mr. De Bellis and AP teachers have been keeping students and parents informed. Please contact Guidance with any questions.  Mr. DeBellis sent out very detailed information last week that is posted on the HS website. Please review with your AP student carefully.   

For all Tuckahoe parents and residents on the frontline of this pandemic, we thank you for your service! Some of our Tuckahoe teachers’ spouses and family members are also serving. Thank you!


Dr. Bart Linehan

Community Links:


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    Italian Honor Society Ceremony

    Italian Honor Society Ceremony

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  • BOE Workshop

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  • TMS/THS Gymnasium

    THS Academic Awards

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  • BOE Regular Meeting

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  • MS/HS Library

    PTA Executive Board

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  • THS Senior Prom

    Tuckahoe High School
  • THS-Fourth Marking Period Ends

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  • THS Senior Scholarship Awards

    Tuckahoe High School
  • Early Dismissal Student Only

    Tuckahoe Union Free School District
  • THS Graduation

    Tuckahoe High School
  • Last Day of School- Early Dismissal Students & Teachers

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  • Superintendent's Conference Day (No Students)

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