Dear Secondary School Families: 

Happy Friday! With April coming to a soggy close I am crossing my fingers for May to be a little more seasonable. Hopefully you had a chance to hear Dr. Maloney’s message to the community on Wednesday evening. In case you missed it, I will reiterate one of the major themes - our students and their families have a lot of “normal” activities to look forward to over the coming weeks! I am highlighting some important dates below. I am excited to share with you our quarter three award recipients from the middle school and high school.. We are very proud of our students’ resiliency and hard work.. A big thank you to the PTSA for sponsoring our middle school awards and the Booster Club for its support of our 10th, 11th, and 12th grade quarterly awards. In addition to a certificate, each award recipient in grades 6-9 will receive an ice cream from Stewart’s. Our 10th-12th grade recipients will receive a certificate and a $10 gift coupon to a local establishment. Congratulations to all 52 nominees receiving recognition from their teachers for the third marking period! 


Next Steps Day for Seniors May 5 
Prom May 14th                   
HS Awards May 26 
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony (date TBD)
Senior Walkthrough and Picnic June 15
Grade 8 moving up day June 24 
HS Commencement June 25 @ 10 am 

High School Awards: Our high school awards program will take place on Wednesday, May 26 from 2:15-3:15 pm in the auditorium. All seniors are invited to attend. The event will be virtual for parents/guardians and community members. We will be recording the ceremony and posting on social media for anyone who is unable to tune in live. 

Senior Picnic: Please join the Brittonkill PTSA, as it teams up with senior class advisors to provide the the class of 2021 with an EPIC end of year picnic! We want our seniors to know how loved they are and send them out with a bang! The picnic is being planned for June 15. Your donations will be used towards:

Breakfast/Brunch- Catered by B-Rads Bistro
Obstacle and Waterslide Inflatables
Tea Booth- Set up by Identical Nutrition
Selfie Booth- Local Photographer

Suggested donation is $20.00 though any amount will help us reach our goal! 
Donations can be made in any amount here: https://brunswick.memberhub.store/store/items/751630
**Parents of Seniors: we need a few volunteers for this day! Please send us a message if you are interested.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7) !!!: Please help us to show appreciation for our dedicated teaching staff. Thank you to our PTSA for organizing the following activities! 

3-8 Math Testing: A reminder to families that we will be administering Part I only of the NYS Math assessment to students in grades 6-8 on Thursday. After homeroom check in, there will be no remote instruction for middle school students until period 5.  Please contact us by Tuesday if you are a parent or guardian of a fully remote student and wish to have your child come into the building to participate.  

Assessment Calendar

Health/Wellness: **IMPORTANT** Please be sure to complete the daily screening survey before sending your child to school each morning. Your child should be kept home if they are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID. If your child’s symptoms are improving AND they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine, they may return to school with a note from their doctor with an alternate diagnosis clearing them to return to school OR a copy of their negative COVID test result. We appreciate your help in keeping our school safe for everyone! 
Weekly Calendar:
Monday 5/3 RED COHORT  Tuesday 5/4: WHITE COHORT  Wednesday 5/5: BLUE COHORT   Thursday 5/6: RED COHORT  Friday 5/7: 7-12 Virtual 

Hopefully things dry out and we see a little sunshine to start the month of May. Have a great weekend! #TamaracStrong
Ken Rizzo
Principal, Tamarac Secondary School