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eNews Weekly Update - Secondary School - Week Ending February 18, 2022
eNews Weekly Update - Secondary School - Week Ending February 18, 2022
Mr. Kenneth Rizzo
Friday, February 18, 2022

Dear Secondary School Families: 

I am very pleased to share the newly revised second quarter honor roll for the middle School and high School. Secondary students who have earned an overall average of 89.5-94.4% qualify for the honor roll. To be eligible for the high honor, middle school and high school students now qualify by earning an overall average of 94.5-100% in their coursework (with no course grade lower than a 75% for the high school). Congratulations to all of our second quarter students on this tremendous accomplishment!  

Quarter 2 Honor Roll:

Character Education: After a virtual performance last winter, Mr. Jared Campbell will be making his official return to Tamarac Secondary School on March 10. He will also be performing for our elementary students. Jared is an award winning musician who reaches students through the power of music. His message focuses on determination, citizenship, respect, leadership, and maintaining a positive outlook on life. Check out Jared’s website for more information:

PTSA Reminders:  

  • Bus Driver Appreciation Day is on 2/22/2022 with the actual celebration on Monday, February 28. Please consider helping your child make their bus driver a card to show our appreciation. They can hand the cards directly to their driver when getting on the bus Monday morning. The PTSA will also be delivering some goodies to the bus garage.

  • Design Our Yearbook Ad: This has been posted to FB and the deadline for entries is March 11, 2022. 

Class Rings: All students in grades 10-12 have the  ability to purchase a Class Ring this year. (freshmen will get to order next year). Orders may also be placed on- line at 

There is a $100 deposit required when ordering (payment plans are offered for the balance).

Pathways Presentation: Yesterday our counseling center sponsored a fantastic career opportunity presentation for our high school students. Tim Coleman is a retired US Marine who works in the State Apprenticeship Committee. Time provides awareness and outreach to underserved communities, partnering with CBO's, Technical High Schools, Technical Colleges, Volunteer Fire Houses, Formerly Incarcerated Transition Programs, JobCorps, Future Farmers of America, School Counselors Association of America, United States Marine Corps, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard, Military Reserve Units, Veterans Organizations, Community Pre Apprenticeship Programs. He helps women and men start a career with a Trades Union. Union Apprenticeship Programs have been the top pathway to the middle class over the last 100 years. Great job counseling center! 

Spring Sports: Sign ups for Spring Sports are now open. Registration can be done online at:

Please note that all athletes need to have had a physical AFTER March 1, 2021 in order to participate in a spring sport. Parents/Guardians may want to schedule a physical within the next few weeks if needed. Physical forms can be uploaded directly to the FamilyID portal or send a copy to the health office with your student. The school physician will be on campus to perform physicals on March 7, 2022 for those who are not in compliance. A copy of the required NYS school health examination form can be found here:

Student Pickup: A reminder for parents picking up students during the school day to send your child to school with a note, or call the school letting us know what time you need them. All guests must check in at the front door. Your child will be called out of their class when you notify us that you are here.  Students must check out at the front desk before leaving.

Attendance Guide for Families:

Calendar of Events:

  • Mid-Winter Recess 2/21-25

A reminder that school is closed next week for the mid-winter break. Safe travels if you are headed out of town in search of sunshine and warm weather! 


Ken Rizzo

Secondary School Principal