Daily Announcements

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A Vision for 2015-2016 School Year
Please click
HERE



Period 3 ANNOUNCEMENTS for the week of
May 25, 2015

ALL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES WILL MEET AFTER 9TH PERIOD UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

MONDAY:
Memorial Day 
Remember our  82 THS Graduates and all our Veterans who are our Heroes!


The Senior Class is now collection supplies for:
Angel Guardian Children's Orphanage, SIU Nalitt Center, Safe Horizon Women's Shelter, Pluto & Angels Animal Shelter & Project Hospitality Food Drive,  See Ms. Wallace for details C207.

TUESDAY:

Italian Regents Tutoring, Room D212
Spanish Regents Tutoring, Room D204

WEDNESDAY:
Italian American Culture Club, D206
JV Boys Lacrosse Meeting, Lg. Cafeteria
Mock Trial Team General Meeting, C313.  All are welcome!


THURSDAY:

Asian American Association Mandatory Meeting.  See Ms. Granite
Classic Rock Club, C301
English Regents Tutoring, C203

FRIDAY:

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A shout out to all Mr. Trincher's students who participated in the Diversity Lens Project.  The five top finalists will have their work exhibited at Tweed Courthouse in Lower Manhattan through October.  They are Justin Bordina, Taylor Crescione, Matteo Gallozi, Erica Kletkin & Gabriella Torres.!

Congratulations to Gianna Mennella winner of the Memorial Sloan's Radiology contest!

Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Team on their win!
Congratulations to the JV Softball Team on their win!
Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team on their win!

Congratulations to the Senior Dental Office LAB Class who had 100% passing rate on their NOCTI

Congratulations to the JV Baseball Team on winning the PSAL Island Championship!
Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Team on their win!

Congratulations to Todd Fagan & Nick Ostrovsky from the Boys Tennis Team.  The won the doubles SI Interscholastic Tournament! 




June 2015 Regents/RCT Exam Schedule   Please click HERE for information.

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.

STUDENT ORIENTATION
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....


The THS PTA Cordially invites you to our
Annual Installation Dinner
June 2, 2015
Patrizia's at 6 PM.
Please click HERE for the flyer to attend our dinner. 
Hope to see you there!

PTA Nominating Committee Letter

Please click here to read the PTA Nominating Committee Letter


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

Community Service Spring 2015 Opportunities

Please click HERE for Spring 2015 Schedule of Events
and HERE for additional 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.

Princeton Review Spring 2015 SAT Test Prep Classes at THS. 
Please click HERE for the schedule.

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.


Letter from Chancellor Carmen Farina on Ebola

Please click on the links below for the Ebola Letter translation:

Arabic
Bengali
Chinese
French
Haitian Creole
Korean
Russian
Spanish
Urdu

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"

TOTTENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL'S TELEPHONE NUMBER
718-668-8800

Please click here for a phone directory.


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


Please visit Parent Resources/School Food Program for additional information.


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.

Word of the Day

Monday, 5/11/15: Audiation:  The ability to think in music and to imagine the music in your head without hearing it on instruments or sung first. 
“All great composers use audiation skills when they create music.”

Tuesday, 5/12/15:
Authenticity:  The performance of music in a stylistically accurate manner in the way the composer imagined it when it was written.    “Rapping and beat-boxing a Beethoven symphony may be interesting, but lacking authenticity.”

Wednesday, 5/13/15
: Conductor:  The director of an orchestra, choir, or other performing group.  “John Williams is a great orchestra conductor.”
 
Thursday, 5/14/15: Phrase: A musical thought; a series of pitches that make sense together.  “The guitar solo in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is a classic and unforgettable phrase.”

Friday, 5/15/15
: Pitch:  The sound of a musical tone.  “He has a great voice, but sometimes he sings the wrong pitch.”
Tuesday, June 2
Non-Attendance for Students
Not Taking Regents/RCT Exams.
See Schedule
RCT/Regents Exams
PTA Installation Dinner
6 PM
Patrizia's Restaurant

Click HERE for the flyer
Wednesday, June 3
Dance Company Recital
7 PM
Auditorium
Thursday, June 4
Chancelor's Conference Day
Non-Attendance for Students
Parents Orientation for Incoming Grade 9
7 PM
Auditorium