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

Dear Secondary School Families: 

Happy Tie Dye Friday! I hope everyone is adjusting to the time change last weekend. I definitely noticed the effect that one hour less of sleep has on students. It reminded me of the importance of teenagers getting a good night’s rest.  According to the CDC, children 6-12 years old should be getting 9-12 hours of sleep and high schoolers, 8-10 hours daily. A study shows that 57% of middle school students and 72% of teenangers do not get enough sleep on school nights. Sleep deprivation can have very adverse effects on learning and teen health. Interesting research for every parent and guardian to be aware of: 

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/features/students-sleep.htm#:~:text=How%20much%20sleep%20someone%20needs,10%20hours%20per%2024%20hours.

Sunday is the first day of spring! Enjoy the beautiful weather! 

World Down Syndrome Day: The Tamarac Youth Activation Committee (YAC) would like the community to join them in celebrating National Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21. If you would like to participate please wear blue and yellow on this day. If your child wears blue or yellow on Monday, feel free to take a picture and send it to the Tamarac YAC Instagram page (@tamaracyac). Thank you for your support!

Post Secondary Planning Night: Our Counseling Center is pleased to announce its annual Post Secondary Planning Night for juniors and their families. This opportunity will be held online on  Thursday, March 31st from 6-7pm. Topics include the application process, financial aid, and much more! Please see the attached flier for more information. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W-qWPe3huE_6wT2rXnuMoL-zPrMYCYem/view?usp=sharing

STEM Opportunity: Registration is now open for the annual Girls in STEM event at HVCC. This year’s event is in person at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday, March 26. Registration is free and intended for girls in grades 4 through 8. Attached you will find more information and a link to register.  If you can't open the attached file, this is the web address for the registration site:   https://form.jotform.com/220544533788058

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cVX_PLqdQBLsfOfppk7kIVOBwG_7Sa3y/view?usp=sharing

Cinderella: Tamarac High School theater is back! Tickets are now on sale. Our students proudly present Rodgers & Hammersteins’s Cinderella! Tickets are now on sale. The performances will be March 25 and March 26 at 7pm in the district auditorium. Ticket sales are online at the link below.

https://tamarac-musical.ticketleap.com/rogers--hammersteins-cinderella/

Attendance Guide for Families: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15mVsKFnWWMX6X8KgaiNs23zpHImqeTff/view?usp=sharing

Sincerely, 

Ken Rizzo

Secondary School Principal