Mid-January Mailing

January 15, 2017

Dear TU Community,

Having just returned from Winter Recess, we are now arriving at the transition between the Fall and Spring Semesters – Regents Week – followed by Mid-Winter Break in a few weeks. As a reminder, January 22-26 will run on a special schedule throughout New York State high schools, with students only in attendance for specific testing and support activities:

  • All grades, by invitation only – Promotion Restoration (Mon-Thurs, 1/22-1/25 @ 9:00am)
  • All grades, by invitation only – retake Regents Exam (various dates and times)
  • 11th Grade – ELA Regents Exam (Mon, 1/22 @ 9:15am)
  • 12th Grade Dance & Drama – Commencement Arts Exam (Thurs, 1/25 @ 1:15pm)
  • 12th Grade – Senior Trip! (Fri 1/26 @ 8am)

Our Fall Performance Season closes this week with the Senior Vocal Music Opera Production of Così fan tutte. Next month we look forward to

  • Black History Month Celebration
  • Vocal Music Song Rep Recitals

One of our goals as a school and education complex is to connect our community members to resources and services. To this end, Parent Coordinator Leonor Sanchez is working with the New York Historical Society to bring a free naturalization exam preparatory class to TU. Please review the enclosed flyer and contact Ms. Sanchez at lsanchez@schools.nyc.gov or (212)737-1530 x4482 if you are interested in this program or need assistance with other immigration-related concerns. Please also remember that you can always also reach out to Social Worker Carolyn Egazarian, SAPIS Counselor Natalie Skeet, or College Counselor Danese Forbes for access to social services.

Another individual who has been an incredible asset to families is Community Assistant Elisa Medina. It is with tremendous gratitude and best wishes that we announce Ms. Medina will be retiring at the end of this month. She joined TU just over a year ago and immediately took on a plethora of responsibilities that supported recordkeeping and safety, allowing our teachers and students to focus on instruction and learning. Ms. Medina cared for every student like her own child, and went out of her way to support families in difficult circumstances. Her strong work-ethic, detail-oriented follow-through, and extraordinary patience are qualities that we hope to instill in all of our community members. Thank you, Ms. Medina, for your years of service positively impacting communities in the New York City Department of Education.


Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos, Principal

Bridget Kiernan, Assistant Principal I.A.

Jason Rann, Assistant Principal



Jan/Feb Events Calendar

Citizenship Project Flyer and College News