Mid-December Mailing

December 15, 2017

Dear TU Community,

As the calendar year comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone for their daily commitment to a place of learning that respects space for every individual – child or adult – to keep growing. We are grateful for a community that shares ideas, takes risks, and makes revisions to best support students in their formative years.

And we want to say thank you for gifting us with the privilege of leading this amazing community. We are proud to announce that Mr. Jason Rann has received his official appointment as Assistant Principal! Under his leadership, TU has made positive shifts in instruction, collaboration, and communication. Mr. Rann immerses himself in school life and models care and compassion with grace and humility. Congratulations, Mr. Rann!

When we return from Winter Recess, three weeks of classes will bring us to the end of the fall semester. During Regents Week (January 22-26), regular instruction will be on hold across New York State and students will follow a special schedule, attending school for the following:

  • 11th Grade Students – ELA Regents Exam (Jan 22 @ 9:15am)
  • 12th Grade Dance & Drama Students – Commencement Arts Exam (Jan 25 @ 1:15pm)
  • 12th Grade Students – Senior Trip! (Jan 26 @ 8am)
  • Select Students, by invitation only – retake Regents Exam*
  • Select Students, by invitation only – other assessment, enrichment, and support activities

* If you would like to retake a Regents exam but have not received your invitation, please contact Testing Coordinator Mr. Wickline jwickline@schools.nyc.gov

We have one more major performance before ringing in the New Year, and several productions in rehearsal for opening in January. Reserve your ticket from Parent Coordinator Ms. Sanchez lsanchez@schools.nyc.gov

  • December 21 Dance/Instrumental Music Collaboration of Holiday Show
  • January 9-12 Senior Drama Production of Machinal
  • January 17-20 Senior Vocal Music Opera Production of Così fan tutte

Best wishes for a wonderful end of 2017 and start to 2018!


Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos, Principal

Bridget Kiernan, Assistant Principal I.A.

Jason Rann, Assistant Principal



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