Dear Secondary School Families: 

A reminder to families that first quarter interim grades are now available on the parent portal. If you have any questions or concerns, kindly reach out to your child’s counselor. We are happy to schedule a conference to discuss your child’s progress and plan for success. We are approaching a very exciting time of the year  - Spirit Week, Homecoming, and Halloween! Each year the Secondary School has a tradition of allowing students to participate in a dress up day for Halloween. Staff often jumped in on the spirit as well. We plan to continue this tradition on Monday, October 31. A reminder that this will still be a regular school day and core instruction will take place; we ask for student cooperation and parental support to ensure another fun and safe event for all. Please take a few moments to review the guidelines for Halloween with your child: 

Halloween Guidelines



School Picture Make Ups: Adirondack School Portraits will be returning for make ups on Monday, December 5. Any 6-12 student in need may get their picture taken during lunch periods (10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.).

Tamarac Middle School Food Drive: We are kicking off our annual Tamarac Food Drive to support the Brunswick Cares Community Food Pantry. Please bring items in and give them to your Homeroom teacher. It is important to check expiration dates! Suitable items are canned veggies, canned or dry pastas, cold cereals etc. Please do not break-up the cartons of fruit in plastic cups. It makes it difficult for the pantry to store. This will run through October 28th. The homerooms that bring in the most food items in each grade level will participate in a make your own sundae Ice Cream Social on Thursday November 10th in the HS Cafeteria.

RPI STEP Leadership Club: Tamarac Secondary is one of three local schools working in partnership with RPI to provide direct support for success. The RPI STEP Leadership Club will provide social and emotional learning, life skills and tools for resilience, enrichment and academic support, to prepare students to enter and be successful in college. RPI interns and student mentors will alternate between the middle and high school each Wednesday from 2:15-3:15pm. If interested, please reach out to your child’s counselor to see if they are eligible to participate in this great program. 



Ken Rizzo

Secondary School Principal