A note from your Parent Coordinator……..
Dear Parents, Guardians, Administrators, Faculty and Staff,
Welcome to the Tottenville High School family! As your Parent Coordinator, it is my hope that we will continue to build an effective partnership between our school administrators, teachers, staff members, the PTA, the School Leadership Team, families of our students, and the community as well.
A common myth of high school is the belief that parental involvement is not needed. In fact, the opposite is true. It has been proven that students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, have better attitudes, behavior and attendance, graduate, and go on to higher education. Furthermore, these benefits extend to teachers and parents as well. Keeping up to date with school activities, events, and testing will support your child’s academic success. You can obtain valuable information by attending monthly PTA meetings in addition to logging on to the school’s website.
I plan to serve as a key resource for you throughout the school year to provide you with the assistance and tools you will need to help make your child’s high school experience a positive and productive one. In the event that you encounter a problem or concern, I will gladly intercede on your behalf. Keep in mind that although the teachers, guidance counselors and administrators at Tottenville High School are always willing to help with any concerns you might have regarding your child, it is always best to follow the proper protocol, or “chain of command”, and first speak to the appropriate person. Generally, if the concern is an instructional one, the first person to contact is the teacher, followed by the Assistant Principal of that subject area. Other concerns may be directed to your child’s guidance counselor, followed by the Assistant Principal of Guidance. It is unlikely that the concern will not be resolved at this level. If, however, it is not resolved, I can facilitate your making an appointment to see the Principal. As always, I continue to make the concerns of parents and students my first and foremost priority. Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you might have at (718)668-8800 ext. 11213.
I look forward to working with you!