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  • Hudson Scholars Program Continues to Thrive During Pandemic

    This summer, 57 rising sixth through ninth graders from the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are meeting up virtually with Hackley Upper School mentors as part of Hudson Scholars. The program provides enrichment for academically promising low-income middle school students. A team of passionate teachers and Hackley student mentors provide the younger students with academic instruction and the development of character, leadership and social/emotional skills.

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  • Chromebook Collection Reminder

    Next week, families are asked to please return the Chromebooks that your child has been using during distance learning to the front entrance of Sleepy Hollow Middle School.

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  • When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Professional Development in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns

    Many teachers take time in the summer months to engage in professional development. This year, as teachers anticipate continued changes to instruction, the level of interest has increased. Not surprisingly, some of the sessions in highest demand focus on virtual learning, helping teachers to adjust resources and materials and select virtual tools and strategies. Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Instruction Gail Duffy says that dynamic teaching in a virtual learning space is critical to keeping students engaged. “In March, our teachers were asked to provide remote learning with very little time to plan - and they did an amazing job,” said Duffy. “As we look ahead and have some time to be more thoughtful about how to amplify learning in a virtual environment, many of our teachers are taking the opportunity to hear about best practices and discover new strategies.”

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  • The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns Provides Meals Throughout the Summer

    Maria Filippelli sat in front of Sleepy Hollow Middle School on a recent morning doing what she loves - feeding children. Filippelli is the Food Service Manager for Whitsons Food Services, the company retained by the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns to help feed families in need when the pandemic began. And they have continued to provide that service each weekday, no questions asked. The District has provided 101,278 meals since schools closed in March “COVID-19 has affected our region and school community in many ways. Several families have lost income during this time and food insecurity has become increasingly prevalent,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business Joy Myke.

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