• June 5, 2020  

    Dear Tenafly School Community,

    Believe it or not, we are embarking upon our final week of school for the 2019-20 school year.  Yet recent events have reminded us that no matter the day of week, the season of the year, one’s grade level or age, each of us is strengthened when we make a commitment to learn, to listen, to reflect, and to personally model our values and beliefs through our daily behaviors and routine actions.

    So, while we are only ten days away from wishing our staff, students and their families a happy, healthy summer, we encourage that the week ahead be used to identify how the lazy, hazy days of summer might be seized as opportunities to grow intellectually, spiritually, socially and emotionally so that each and every one of us might promote peace, prosperity, productivity and positivity in all we think, say and do.

    To continue students’ growth academically, parents are reminded that registration is still open for our 2020 Summer Enrichment Program, which will be conducted virtually this summer.  We have a robust offering of both review and enrichment courses including ACT and SAT prep. All information is available on our website https://www.tenaflyschools.org/domain/80 .

    Our administrative team and staff have been working hard to establish procedures, in accord with all state and local regulations, that support a closing as close to normal as we can expect in this highly unusual school year. All families have/will receive communication from their schools regarding the curbside drop-off/pick-up of student items.

    We thank all families for their cooperation in these highly precise and carefully crafted curbside processes.  As you participate, please express gratitude to those who are making these opportunities possible, in particular our custodian and maintenance staff, our Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, and our school principals.  Their behind-the-scenes work has been extraordinary and exemplary.

    A historic graduation is just around the corner!  Principal Morrison, along with the help of the THS HSA, parents and students, as well as Mayor Zinna and Chief Chamberlain, have been busily finalizing plans for the Class of 2020 graduation.  Stay tuned for more details, but for now we ask the community to keep the afternoon of June 18 open on your calendar so that you, too, might be part of the celebration of our outstanding graduates.

    In closing, I share with you a listing of additional resources, compliments of Tenafly Stigma Free, that may be helpful to you and/or those you know:  Tenafly Stigma Free Support Guide

    Stay healthy, stay well, and stay strong.

    Very Truly Yours,
    Shauna C. DeMarco
    Superintendent of Schools