Dear Secondary School Families: 

The weather was picture perfect for last week's junior/senior prom.  The students mingled and literally danced the evening away. Thank you to the Crooked Lake House for hosting and our senior class advisors for organizing the event. I’ve included a few additional photos in this update. We have a short but very busy week ahead. A reminder for 8th grade parents/guardians that science 8 performance testing will take place on Tuesday in the LGI. Please reach out to Ms. Tennyson with questions regarding the schedule. Our spring concert series kicks off on Wednesday evening at 7pm with the 6-12 Chorus and Choraliers. On Thursday, our annual National Honor Society induction ceremony will take place at 6pm. The location for both of these events in the district auditorium. School will be closed in observance of Memorial Day 5/27-5/31. Thank you to all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.


 Social Media Awareness/Digital Citizenship and Cyberbulling: On Tuesday, June 7 Questar III is hosting a virtual workshop on social media for parents and caregivers of school-aged students. The workshop includes valuable information about concerning trends and apps parents and guardians should be on the lookout for. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


June 2022 Regents Letter: Please see the attached memo for important information regarding the upcoming June Regents exams. 


U.S. History & Government Regents: A reminder that the new U.S. History and Government Regents exam will be administered on June 1. This is a regular day of instruction for all other students in our building. Students taking the Regents may go home after the exam is completed if they have a note from their parent or guardian.  

High School Awards Ceremony:


Erin’s Law Presentation: In 2019, NY State became the 37th state to adopt Erin’s Law into legislation. On May 25th and 26th our middle school students will have a guest presenter from St. Peter’s Healthcare Partners speak with them about personal safety. This presentation is part of Erin’s Law - a New York State requirement for schools to make K-8 students aware of personal safety and what to do if they feel unsafe. We want to encourage parents to have open dialogue with your child on this topic. Please reach out to your child’s counselor if you have any questions.  

HVCC Summer Enrichment: Hudson Valley Community College will be offering Head Start Courses in Math and Writing this summer at no cost to students.  Both programs are designed to give students the chance to brush up on these skills, and learn about the college and our academic resources.Students can choose an online or in-person session.  The online session will run from July 5 through August 12.  In-person courses will run on weekdays from August 15 through 25.

Attached is a flyer with more information.   You may contact the office of Community & Professional Education with questions  at 518-629-7339 or communityed@hvcc.edu.



  • 10:00 am on Friday, June 24. 

  • Outside on the football field (weather permitting) 

  • Each student will receive six tickets for family and friends to attend. 

  • Rain date Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 am. (we will notify families as soon as possible the week of the ceremony if this change were to be made)

Moving Up Day

  • The 8th grade moving up ceremony is scheduled for June 23 at 8:30am. 

  • High school gym (due to construction on the auditorium)

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


Ken Rizzo

Secondary School Principal