Daily Announcements

Welcome to the Tottenville High School eChalk website!
Parents and students do not need to log on with special passwords in order to access important information that has been posted to this website.  Our website is constantly updated in order to provide parents, students and the general public with timely and important information. Please visit our site often during the school year and especially during breaks to receive important notices.

Free Narcan Training on December 3, 2015 at Tottenville High School   7 PM - 9 PM.  Click here for details

Period 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS for the week of
November 23, 2015





Mandatory Robotics Meeting, A213

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Recess

Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team on becoming PSAL Champions finishing their season undefeated 17-0.  Way to go Pirates!

"Voice of Democracy" Essay contest winners:  1st Dana Maries Nickolauk, 2nd Annmarie Gajdos, 3rd Nicole Budzinski.  Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to the Girls JV Basketball on their win!

Congratulations to the Law Academy's Moot Court Team  whose stellar performance at Fordham Law School qualified them to compete in the quarter final competition

Monday, Nov. 30, Boys Swim Team stop by the Room A001 to pick up a pass to attend a special assembly.  You must have a pass to get in the auditorium.

Criminal Law Workshop - Five week program will run from Saturday, March 5th to Saturday, April 9, 2016 and again May 7th to June 4, 2016.  Click HERE for flyer and HERE for details.

"Treats for Troops"  Please donate holiday items by Dec. 10th.  See Ms Patrick, D322.

Students interested in satisfying their 20 hours of Community Service please see Mr. Scognamiglio in Room D341.  Click 
HERE for Community Service Projects.  Click HERE for additional information and paperwork that must be completed NO later than Friday, May 6, 2016.

Beginning in the Spring 2016, Wagner College will offer classes on their campus that will be open to Tottenville HS Grade 11 & 12 students - Intro to Acting & Music Technology.  Go to the College Office, A101 for details.


Please click HERE for a Guidance Directory 

Please click HERE for a Phone Directory.

An Important Message from our Principal...please click HERE.

Studor Tutoring Sessions.  THS will be offering tutoring by our students in various subject areas. Please visit the links below for the schedules, fill out the application and bring it to D313 to get started!

Period 7 Tutoring:
Tutoring Cafeteria/Library:

The Russian Heritage Club will be collecting "Treats for Troops".  Please click HERE for detail.  The last day to donate is December 10, 2015.

The Tottenville High School PTA cordially invites you to attend our

Annual Holiday Dinner at Patrizia's
January 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Please click HERE for details.  Hope to see you all there!

At this time we are also taking donations for our PTA Gift Basket Auction on March 11, 2016.  Please join us for a fun evening!

Tottenville High School and Kaplan Test Prep are partnered to offer SAT & ACT Test Prep classes.  Please call our College Office at 718-668-8800 ext. 11014 or visit kaplanatschool.com/tottenville for details.

Tottenville High School Information Night 2015.  Please take a look at our VIDEO to see what THS has to offer!

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2016! 
Click on the links below for important information to help make your senior year a successful one!

*SENIORS* A reminder that your Senior contract must be signed and returned to the SO Office by Monday November 2, 2015!!

Senior Contract
Senior Newsletter
Senior Important Dates
Senior T-Shirt Design Contest
Senior Sweatshirt Fundraiser
Community Service Projects
Senior Prom 2016!

Office of School Health began a reproductive health program and minors are allowed to receive this program without parental consent.  However, parents have the option to opt out.  Please click HERE for the opt out form.  This form was sent home and should be returned to Room A117 ASAP if you choose to have your child not participate in the program.

Parents also have the option to opt out of releasing your child's name to Military Recruiters.  Please click HERE for the Military opt out form.  Return this form to A117.

Bus Transportation Information

Click HERE for BUS Schedule


Welcome Message from Our Principal Joseph Scarmato to Our Parents....

A Message from our Mayor, Bill de Blasio regarding the World Trade Center Health Program.  Please click HERE.

A message from Mr. Pagliarulo, AP, Student Life:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students and families to a new school year.  Please review the NYCDOE Dress Code policy below.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance with the dress code, which supports the safe and professional atmosphere we strive to create each day for our students.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a great school year!

Please click HERE for the Dress Code

Latest News for Parents from the NYC Department of Education...
Click HERE for details.

NYC Schools Account
New Online Tool:
  Improves Parents Access to Grades, Attendance, Test Scores.
Starting this June 2015, you will have a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school.  Please click HERE for instructions on how to set up your account.

How to Find out if your Child Qualifies for Medical Services or Section 504 Accommodations:  Contact the schools 504 Coordinator, Fran Spano, on ext. 11301 or the NYC Department of Education at 718-391-8116.  Click HERE for additional information

A Vision for 2015-2016 School Year
Please click

School Lunch Program
Did You Know?  It saves to eat school lunch...Time & Money

Beginning July, you can apply at nyc.applyforlunch.com which is a quick, easier and more accurate than filling out a paper application.  You will need your students 9 digit ID number which is located at the bottom of your letter.

If you have any questions please feel free to call SchoolFood at 877-363-6325.

Tottenville High School Electronic Policy.   Click HERE


If you have a question, problem or complaint for the MTA, please dial 511 or click 
here to contact us.

Message from our Parent Coordinator, Connie Assennato:  When a parent/guardian has a problem or concern, where does one go to resolve it? I plan to serve as a key resource for you throughout the school year to provide you with the assistance and tools you will need to help make your child’s high school experience a positive and productive one. In the event that you encounter a problem or concern, I will gladly intercede on your behalf. Keep in mind that although the teachers, guidance counselors and administrators at Tottenville High School are always willing to help with any concerns you might have regarding your child, it is always best to follow the proper protocol, or “chain of command”, and first speak to the appropriate person. Generally, if the concern is an instructional one, the first person to contact is the teacher, followed by the Assistant Principal of that subject area. Other concerns may be directed to your child’s guidance counselor, followed by the Assistant Principal of Guidance. It is unlikely that the concern will not be resolved at this level. If, however, it is not resolved, I can facilitate your making an appointment to see the Principal. As always, I continue to make the concerns of parents and students my first and foremost priority. Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you might have at (718) 668-8800 ext. 11213.

Please click 
HERE for the Parent/Guardian Survey, Monthly Newsletter, and other Important Information.

In January 2015 the NYS Department passed amendments to Commissioner's Regulations changing the exams students must pass to graduate from High School.  Please click HERE for details.

When should I send my child to school?  Please click HERE for important information. 

New York City has undertaken a comprehensive plan to replace fluorescent lighting fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in public schools. PCBs were used in buildings across the country between 1950 and 1978. I am sending this letter to inform you that our school building has been identified as having lighting fixtures which are likely to contain PCBs and will therefore be replaced.....Please click here for our letter from Mr. Scarmato.

Please click on the links below for translation:
Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Letter from Joseph Scarmato Principal

As part of the safety initiative for New York City Schools, on some days students will be required to go through metal scanning machines like the kind used to screen airline passengers for the purpose of detecting weapons. Please click here to read the letter in its entirety.

All Members of Athletic Teams and Clubs: 
When returning to the school building for meetings or practices, all students MUST show School ID when re-entering.  Please enter through the Main entrance.   Enter the building after 5PM through the Parking Lot entrance.

A Letter from our Principal Joseph Scarmato regarding "Respect for All"


To register for enrollment in Tottenville High School, students and their parent or guardian must report to the Department of Education’s Regional Office, located at the Michael J. Petrides Educational Complex, 715 Ocean Terrace – Building A, Staten Island, NY, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Parents and guardians are requested to bring the following items:

Proof of Address (as noted on a Utility Bill)
Your Child’s Immunization Record
A Birth Certificate
A Transcript or Report Card

You will not be able to register unless you have your child present with you.  Call 718-390-1483 or 718-420-5690 if you have any questions.

PSAL Parental Consent Form
PSAL Interscholastic Athletics Parental Consent Form.pdf
Tottenville High School
Athletic Department
There are special responsibilities and requirements that accompany the privilege of being a student-athlete at Tottenville High School and in participating in our varied successful athletic program.  As a representative of a Tottenville High School athletic team, you are expected to conduct yourself in a manner that is favorable to yourself, your school and your team. 
Please click on the link to download the Student-Athlete Contract for Success
PSAL Athletics Medical Form
PSAL.Medical Form.pdf

All fundraising for New York City Public Schools is carefully regulated by Chancellorís Regulations and closely monitored by the Department of Education. Please be aware that any students who claim to be Tottenville High School students fundraising for after-school programs and school supplies are not sanctioned by the school and are in direct violation of Chancellorís Regulation A-610, which states that solicitation of funds by children is prohibited.

Should you encounter any students engaging in illegal fundraising and solicitation, we kindly ask that you report this information to our Parent Coordinator, Connie Assennato.
Monday, November 30
Treats for Troops
Holiday Cookies, Candies, Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Mixed Peanuts, Dried Fruit, Beef Jerky, Power Bars, Cereal Bars, Gum.  Last day to donate Dec. 10, 2015.  Bring your donations to Ms. Patrick, D322
Tuesday, December 1
THS Winter Coat Drive
Starts 11/16 & ends 12/21.  Please bring gently used winter coats & accessories to your Social Studies class!
Wednesday, December 2
Tottenville HS Toy Drive
Starts Nov. 16 & ends Dec. 18.  Please bring in "new" unwrapped toys for boys & girls to the ROTC Office, Parent Center A121, PE Office A002 or General Office A124
Friday, December 4
End of Marking Period
Last Day to Submit your design for the Senior T-Shirt
to the SO Office

Monday , 11/09/15: Abrogate:  to abolish, usually by authority.  The court's cannot abrogate an indicted man's right to a speedy and fair trial.

Tuesday, 11/10/15:
Omnipotent:  all powerful.  The Ottoman Empire was omnipotent up until the Young Turk Revolution.

Thursday, 11/12/15:
Jingoism:  extreme patriotism for one's country that often shows itself through aggression towards other nations.  The dictator's jingoism caused him to threaten foreign nations with war.
Friday, 11/13/15: Maniacal:  wildly insane; raving.  The maniacal teacher laughed as he slashed through our papers with his blood thirsty red pen failing even the most gifted students.