- Public Schools of the Tarrytowns
Message from the Superintendent
Dear TUFSD Families,
I trust this letter finds you and your families healthy and well. I am writing today to provide you with some important updates and reminders.
When Governor Cuomo issued his Executive Order mandating the closure of all New York schools, he required that districts work through all scheduled vacations in order for Learning from Home days to be counted toward the required 180 days of instruction. As you recall, Spring Break and the Friday before Memorial Day, which were scheduled days of vacation, became days of instruction. At last evening’s Board of Education meeting, the Board adopted a revised calendar which deducts the seven days, which were scheduled vacations, from the end of June. As a result, the last day of school/Learning from Home for students is now, June 17, 2020. You will receive additional building specific details from your child’s principal on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
I also wanted to remind you that the school budget vote and board of education trustee election has been moved to June 9, 2020. As required by Executive Order, all voting will be conducted by absentee ballot. The ballots are expected to arrive in your mail on Saturday, May 30 or Monday, June 1, 2020. Please keep an eye out for the envelope and I encourage you to promptly complete and return the ballot. All ballots must be received by the District Clerk, Ms. Nelly Valentin, no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 in order to be counted. Budget and voting process details are also available on our website at the following link: https://www.tufsd.org/domain/3197
As a result of our school closures we have been able to get a head start on the capital improvement projects which were scheduled to begin in late June and run through the summer. Projects will be occurring at all District buildings and may result in traffic pattern changes and other disruptions. Although all our District fields and playgrounds have been closed since March due to COVID-19 health concerns, it is important to note that the fields and track at Sleepy Hollow High School are also required to be closed to the public as we make several improvements to these facilities. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience these projects may cause.
The month of June will also provide our entire community with opportunities to celebrate our incredible seniors in the Class of 2020. No class has had to endure the disappointments and uncertainty that this spring has presented to these accomplished and resilient young men and women. Let’s make sure they know how much we care as they step off into the next chapter of their lives by painting the town “Red and White for Horsemen Pride” on June 11, 2020 so these kids feel the community support as they participate in their senior parade.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe and healthy!
Superintendent of Schools