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  • Message from the Superintendent - SHMS/HS 10.25.20

    October 25, 2020 Dear TUFSD Families and Staff, I am writing to provide an additional update regarding Sleepy Hollow Middle/High School. The Department of Health (DOH) has completed its contact tracing procedures and investigation. All potential exposures have been notified by the district, are currently quarantining, and awaiting guidance from the DOH. The building has, of course, received its scheduled deep cleaning and sanitizing. As a result, and in consultation with the DOH this afternoon, SHMS/HS will resume hybrid in-person instruction for all staff and Cohort A students tomorrow, Monday, October 26, 2020.

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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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  • 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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