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.

An End of Year Message from Our Principal Joseph Scarmato to Our Parents....

REGENTS/RCT EXAMINATIONS IN AUGUST 2015

Students interested in retaking a Regent or RCT Examination in August 2015 should report to Susan Wagner High School, located at 1200 Manor Road, Staten Island NY, 10314 on:

>     July 13, 14, 20, or 21 to register between the hours of 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM.

>     To expedite the procedure, please bring your student I.D. and a copy of your report card.

 

Regent and RCT tutoring will take place at Susan Wagner High School from Tuesday, August 4 through Friday, August 7, 2015.

All Regents and RCT’s will take place on August 12th or August 13th.  Please see the August 2015 Examination Schedule for the specific date and time of the exam(s) that students need to retake.


Working papers will be issued at Susan Wagner High School beginning on July 1, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM.  Students who require working papers should bring photo identification with them.

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

Tottenville High School Class of 2016
Yearbook Portrait Appointments

Click HERE for additional information

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.

Tottenville High School will be opened this summer for Official Transcripts, Diploma's and Over the Counter Registrations.

Please click HERE for the dates and times we will be opened.


Student ID Picture Days at THS

August 4   

August 5      

 August 10      

August 11      

 August 12    

A:     8:30-9:30       
B:   9:30-10:30
C: 10:30-11:30
D: 11:30-12:30 
E,F:    8:30-9:30        
G:    9:30-10:30
H:  10:30-11:30
I,J: 11:30-12:30
K,L:     8:30-9:30        
M:      9:30-10:30
N,O: 10:30-11:30
P:    11:30-12:30
Q,R:    8:30-9:30       
S:      9:30-10:30
T:    10:30-11:30
U-Z: 11:30-12:30
For any student
with vacation
conflicts.

Please enter through the teachers parking lot and report to the bookstore on the basement level. ID pictures will also be taken on Sept. 2 & 3 from 8:30 - 12:30 PM.


Important Information for Seniors:

Important Dates June 2015
Graduation

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

 Tottenville High School
Summer Reading List
 

Summer reading is required of all THS students.  Upon returning to school in September, you will be given a test on your chosen books.  You may also be asked to reflect on the readings through discussion, writing assignments and projects.  These books can be found in neighborhood public libraries and bookstores.
                   Annotation Rubric 9th grade Institute
                   Annotation Chart
                   Story board Template

Summer Reading for Grade 10-12

Summer reading is required of all THS students.  Upon returning to school in September, you will be given a test on your chosen books.  You may also be asked to reflect on the readings through discussion, writing assignments and projects.  These books can be found in neighborhood public libraries and bookstores.

Grade 10

Grade 10 Institute

Grade 11

Grade 11 Advanced Placement

Grade 12

STUDENT ORIENTATION
Incoming Grade 9
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Meet the Administration & Faculty

Last names A-L report to the Auditorium from 8 to 11 AM
Last names M-Z report to the Auditorium from 11 to 2 PM

Purchase School Supplies...PE T-Shirts $10, Shorts $15, THS Hooded Sweatshirts $20, PJ Pants $20, Purple Tie $10, THS Combination Locks $12. 
No personal checks accepted!

Please click here for additional information....

Grade 9 Letter


A Vision for 2015-2016 School Year
Please click
HERE

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.

Announcement for Students:  Course Selection Sheets indicating courses available for the Fall 2015 Term are below.  Please review these course selections with your parents or guardians.  Guidance Counselors will be conducting interviews to discuss fall tentative schedules.  Please visit the links below for courses offered:

Course Selections for Grade 10
Course Selections for Grade 11
Course Selections for Grade 12

Actions required for Grade 9 Students in Completing VPCA Selections

In  preparation for programming for the 2015-2016 school year, on Monday, April 27th, all 9th grade students participated in a special assembly which introduced the course offerings and course sequences offered through the Visual, Performing, and Career Arts Department. 

Please click HERE for additional information.

Please click HERE for the VPCA Course Offerings


ATTENTION ALL PARENTS OF INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENTS

Tottenville High School invites you to attend a Parent Orientation Meeting.  Please click here for further information.



Tottenville High School Electronic Policy.   Click HERE

HAVE A QUESTION OR A COMPLAINT FOR THE MTA?

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 my Monthly Newsletter and important information.

ASSIGNED TESTING DAYS:  Due to the overwhelming feedback from parents and students regarding exams being given in multiple subjects on the same day, beginning the Spring Term 2015 class exams will be held as follows:

Science & Social Studies:             Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
English & Mathematics:                 Wednesdays and/or Fridays
Visual Perform & Career Arts:      Mondays
Physical Education:                       Mondays
Languages Other Than English:   Mondays

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.

Tottenville HS Electronics Policy Regulation CR A-413:  As you are aware, the NYC Schools Chancellor enacted a new Regulation (CR A-413), regarding possessing and using phones and other electronic devices in schools.  Tottenville High School’s current policy is in accordance with Regulation A-413, and therefore no changes are necessary at this time.  

The Tottenville HS Electronics Policy:  Cell phones, computing devices (i.e. iPads, laptops), portable music players (i.e. iPods) and entertainment systems (i.e. Nintendo PSP’s) are to remain turned off and out of site during the school day.  All devices must be turned off upon arrival to school each day.  Consequences for violating the electronics policy start with having the item confiscated and returned to a parent.  Subsequent violations may lead to more serious disciplinary consequences or being forbidden to bring electronics to school.

Please click HERE for a letter regarding this policy.


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"

Bus Transportation Information

click here for updated information regarding transportation to and from school

TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

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.

ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS & GUARDIANS

AS A RESULT OF A SCHOOL BASED OPTION APPROVED BY THE THE FACULTY, PTA, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED EARLY EACH MONDAY.  THIS EARLY DISMISSAL EVERY MONDAY WILL ALLOW OUR FACULTY TO COLLABORATE IN TEACHER TEAMS AND ENGAGE IN IMPORTANT INQUIRY WORK SO AS TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM .

PLEASE CHECK HERE FOR THE REVISED BELL SCHEDULE FALL 2014.doc

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
 
StudentAthleteContract.cb[1].doc
PSAL Athletics Medical Form
PSAL.Medical Form.pdf
SCHOOL FUNDRAISING ALERT

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, July 6
Summer School Starts
For High School Students
Ends on July 29th
Wednesday, July 15
Transcripts
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Record Room Open
Diploma's
Transcripts
Wednesday, July 22
Transcripts
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Record Room Open
Diploma's
Transcripts
Wednesday, July 29
Summer School
Last Day of Instruction
Transcripts
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Record Room Open
Diploma's
Transcripts