• June, 2019

    Greetings, Tenafly School Community Members,

    . . . And just like that, another school year comes to a close!

    For me, this year is especially significant as it marks the conclusion of my first year here in the Tenafly Public Schools, and I could not be more grateful.  To our district-wide team of administrators, teachers, educational service professionals, support staff and paraprofessionals, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for their leadership, dedication, knowledge, expertise and compassion day in and day out.  Whether teaching in a classroom, servicing in an office, cleaning our halls, tending to our properties, healing a wound, drying a tear, or offering words of support and assistance to parents, the work provided by the Tenafly faculty and staff is invaluable to our district’s success.

    Likewise, to the parents and caregivers who support the work of our schools in your homes day in and day out, I sincerely thank you for being our students’ first and lifelong educators.  Please know that the work that you do to support our work here in the Tenafly Public Schools is greatly appreciated.  Finally, to the trustees of the Board of Education who serve our schools, students, and staff on behalf of the community, I extend my thanks for their time, insight, and support throughout the 2018-19 school year and share with them my enthusiasm for the year ahead.

    We close out the 2018-19 school year with an enrollment of 3,833 students. At our June Board of Education Meeting, we bid farewell to fourteen retiring faculty/staff members.  May they each be blessed with health and happiness as they venture on to the next exciting path of their journey, knowing they have each left a legacy that will carry on in our schools.

    We are excited to be welcoming our newest Tenafly Tigers!  Kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-20 school year remains underway.  Any parents of kindergarteners who have not yet registered are urged to do so.  Registration packets are available on our website and at our Board of Education Office (500 Tenafly Rd.).  Once completed, an appointment may be made with our registrar, Mary Nicoletti, in order to process the paperwork.

    Along with our congratulations to the THS Class of 2019, wishes for a safe, fun and happy summer are extended to our entire school community.  May it be filled with time to refresh and rejuvenate, along with seized opportunities for making wonderful memories.  In the words of Henry James, “Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” 

    Very Truly Yours,  

    Shauna C. DeMarco