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.

The AP exam are scheduled for May 2016.  Please click HERE for the REVISED schedule.

Period 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS for the week of
May 02, 2016


Community Service paperwork is due by Friday, May 6th.  All forms can be found on our website on the main page under Bulletin Board and Social Studies link.

nts Tutoring, B302, 2:30-4 PM
English Tutoring C203

US History Regents Tutoring, C311, 2:30-4 PM
Boys Varsity Soccer Meeting for the Fall, Large Cafeteria

ELA Common Core Academy, A225

Congratulations to Demiana Rizkalla who was selected as a contest winner for the outstanding poetry entry and will be honor at a ceremony on May 19 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center!

Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team who won the Monroe Tournament defeating James Monroe HS 9-3!

Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Team on their win!
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team on their win!
Congratulation to the Boys JV Lacrosse Team on their win!


All SENIORS...please bring your acceptance letters that contain scholarship money to Mr. Neville, A101

Lost & Found is located in A117.  Please stop by to claim lost items during lunch or after school.

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

An Important Message from the Chancellor's Office.....

We are writing to let you know about a change to the immunization requirements for school-age children. Beginning in September 2016, all students in seventh and twelfth grades—and District 75 students who are 12 years old and 16 to 17 years old—will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis...Please click HERE for the letter.

An Important Message from the Principal.....

Please click HERE for the follow-up to the NYC DOE letter sent on March 23, 2016 outlining the number proactive, ongoing measures the DOE has been taking to ensure that the water in NYC schools safe for students and staff, I want to share some additional information about the water testing for lead at Tottenville High School.

Please join the NYC Department of Education's Division of Family and Community Engagement for their second Parent Talk Series. The Parent Talk Series are special family engagements for students and parents to encourage learning and conversation outside of the classroom.

Middle and high school students and their parents are invited to a FREE showing of the Tony Award® winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."*  You will receive a family discussion guide in advance to spark conversation before and after the play. 

Families may register to attend a free performance on the following dates. There is a limit of three tickets per family. While some of the performances are sold out, families may add themselves to a wait list by following instructions on the registration page.

Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm (sold out)                    
Thursday, April 28 at 7pm (sold out)
Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm  
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 5 at 7pm     
Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm
Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 12 at 7pm 

Click on HERE to register and view details:  

Social Studies Tutoring is now available for the spring.  Please click HERE for the schedule.

Tottenville HS Visual, Performing, & Career Arts Course Offerings for current Grade 9 students attending Grade 10 in the Fall 2016.  Click HERE for our catalog.

March 23, 2016


In light of recent events nationally and regionally that have raised awareness, concern, and questions about lead levels in drinking water, I want to assure you that the water in New York City—and in our schools—is extraordinarily safe. New York City’s water is of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding all federal and State standards.


In addition, there are a number of proactive, ongoing measures the New York City Department of Education (DOE) takes to ensure that the water in New York City schools is safe for students and staff. Between 2008 and 2010, the Department of Environmental Protection has worked with DOE and other City agencies to identify and remove lead service lines to schools and other municipal buildings. Since 2002, the DOE has partnered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Environmental Protection Agency to test the water in DOE school buildings. The DOE immediately addresses issues if they arise.


I have prepared a letter with DOHMH Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett describing numerous protocols the City has in place to ensure our students have access to safe drinking water in schools. Please find the letter HERE.


Beginning today, families can visit http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/schools/watersafety.htm
to find a searchable database that will provide direct access to information about the water testing results for each school.


Thank you for assuring families and staff that there is no cause for concern, and that we take their safety seriously.



Carmen Farina



Note: This correspondence has been shared with all Superintendents, Principals and BFSC Directors.

Wagner College Pre-College Program for High School Students.  Please click HERE for information on the program.  Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2016 for courses beginning Saturday, Sept. 10 - December 17, 2016

To all Parents, Students & Staff

Please advise that the NYPD will be conducting a zero tolerance truancy enforcement initiative commencing
Monday, March 14, 2016 through
Friday, March 18, 2016.

This strategy includes but is not limited to increased school safety personnel; increased uniformed personnel patrolling problematic locations where truants may congregate during this time of year. 

Important safety related letter from our principal, Mr Scarmato....Please click HERE.

Triple Play Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on March 4, 2016 for our Court Room, Culinary Lab, & Softball Field.  Please click HERE for the video link.

Saturday online classes Spring 2016

This message is for grade 11 and grade 12 students who will be attending our Saturday School Program.  This program is being offered to students who have been identified, by their guidance counselor, as being deficient in credits needed towards promotion and/or graduation.   The Saturday classes will begin on Saturday, March 12th from 9am to 12 noon.

Next week, pre-registered students will be issued a new program card from guidance counselors indicating the Saturday class they are scheduled to attend. A telephone message and a parent notification letter will also be sent to students homes.  If you have any questions regarding Saturday classes, students can meet with their counselors during their lunch period or after the school day only.

What you need to know about the "New" SAT Exam.  Please click HERE for the brochure.

Tottenville HS
Marching Band
Disney World
February 2016


The Tottenville High School Class of 1981 is 
having their 35th Reunion on
Saturday, November 12, 2016. 

Please click HERE for further details.

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

As spring approaches I would like to reiterate our dress code at Tottenville High School.

Please click HERE for our Dress Code Policy.


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.

Internship Program.  Please visit the links below for important information.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Scognamiglio in Room D341.

Project Syllabus

Supervisor Checklist

Time Sheet

Weekly Reflection

Club List 2015-2016.  Please click HERE.

Any student, at any time during the year, may join any club or organization that does not require an audition.

If a student is interested in starting a club that we is not listed, you may fill out an application with the Student Organization Office in B015i located in the back of Cafeteria B.

Free English classes for adults.  Thursdays 6-8 PM from February 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016.  Parents may bring children 14 years and older.  Please contact Mrs. Marie Granite, Assistant Principal at 718-668-8800 ext. 42082 for more information

Please click HERE for a Fantastic Update of Events at Tottenville High School  from our Principal Joseph Scarmato


Please click HERE for a Guidance Directory 

Please click HERE for a Phone Directory.

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:

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!


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

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.

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.

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

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

Tottenville High School Electronic Policy.   Click HERE

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.
Wednesday, May 4
AP Exams
Click HERE for the schedule
Thursday, May 5
AP Exams
Click HERE for the schedule
Friday, May 6
End of Marking Period
Last Day to pay for the PROM on June 11
Sunday, May 8
Mothers Day

Monday, 03/28/16 Solute:  A substance dissolved in another substance.  “In a solution of salt water, salt is the solute.”

Tuesday, 03/29/16
Mitosis:  Type of cell division that results in two daughter cells. “Mitosis is associated with a sexual reproduction”
Wednesday, 03/30/16 Reflection:  The throwing back of a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.  “An echo is an example of sound being reflected.”

Thursday, 03/31/16
Concentration:  the abundance of a constituent divided by the total volume of the mixture.  “A unit used to express concentration is molarity.”

Friday, 04/01/16
Pendulum:  A mass hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward.  “The student observes the conservation of energy as the pendulum swung back and forth.”