• Participation in Government

    Monday, June 1, 2020

    Mr. Tuccillo

    Social Studies, 12th Grade

    • Participation in Government
    • Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics

    Email:  anthonytuccillo@saugerties.k12.ny.us

    OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment

    Discussions can be held via email, Remind text, Google Classroom comments, or by some other application by request.


    Due to potential school closures resulting from COVID-19, starting March 30th we will begin delivering course content primarily via Google Classroom. This will model closely what we already do/have done in class in order to deliver the NYS curriculum for the course(s). 

    All students should have already been informed and enrolled in these classes (I began work on this a week before school closed). However, any students who may have been absent, neglected to enroll, or for any parent/guardian who is interested to "jump into" the class, please contact me in order to get the class code in order to join these online classrooms.

    For students with limited access to the internet, I have created a 30-school-day curriculum which can be completed traditionally (with pen and paper using the textbook). Please notfiy me by the 30th/31st of March so that I can prepare textbooks for your pickup.

    Students/family are encouraged to email me (anthonytuccillo@saugerties.k12.ny.us) or to join the Remind texting group (information to join is on this web page, to the left, 'Remind App Info') in order to obtain class codes, ask questions, or for any other concerns that they might have.


    Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

    - Aristotle

  • VOTING 2020


    Saugerties Budget Vote & Board Election: Tuesday, June 9th

    WHO CAN VOTE: You are a qualified voter if you are -
    1. A legal U.S. citizen,
    2. 18 years old by June 9th, 2020,
    3. Living in a primary residence within the district boundaries for at least 30 days prior to the vote, and
    4. Not otherwise ineligible to vote under the Section 5-106 of the Election Law [https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ELN/5-106].

    Voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo's Executive Order. Every eligible voter is entitled to receive an absentee ballot and a postage paid return envelope in the mail.

    All registered voters will automatically be sent an absentee ballot, a postage-paid return envelope, and instructions.

    How you can check your registration status: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

    If you, or anyone else in your household, meet the definition of a qualified voter, but have not registered to vote (or if you have registered, but are currently 17 now and will turn 18 by June 9th), you are eligible to receive an absentee ballot BUT MUST REQUEST AN BALLOT BY CONTACTING THE DISTRICT CLERK AT (845) 247-6500 x9003, or by email at: sfrancello@saugerties.k12.ny.us, OR BY PRINTING OUT AND COMPLETING THE FORM AT
    https://www.saugerties.k12.ny.us/Page/12289 and returning this form BEFORE JUNE 2, 2020.


    Presidential Primary /Federal / State / Local Primary – June 23, 2020

    Per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order the Presidential Primary originally scheduled for April 28th has been moved to June 23

    General Election – November 3, 2020

    An executive order is being issued to ensure New Yorkers can vote absentee in the June 23rd primary elections.

    Per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, All eligible voters will receive absentee applications in the mail with paid return envelopes. Select “Temporary Illness” as the reason to receive an Absentee Ballot during the COVID-19 Health Crisis. 


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  • Resources for Students and Families:

    • Saugerties School District Social Worker: Gina Kiniry: 845-246-6662

    • NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit: 844-845-7269

    • Ulster County Sheriffs Office: 845-338-3640

    • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)

    • Emergencies: 911

  • Saugerties Central School District
    District Goals
    2016 – 2018

    Culture, Climate, & Community Engagement:
    Saugerties Central School District will cultivate collaboration between the school and community to nurture and sustain positive relationships among the Board of Education, families, students, faculty, and community organizations.

    Saugerties Central School District will continue to develop and enhance technologically advanced schools through effective implementation of resources in order to connect students with their local and global communities and to promote innovative teaching and learning for all.

    Buildings & Grounds
    Saugerties Central School District will provide stewardship over the buildings and grounds to establish and maintain facilities which are safe, conducive to learning, and welcoming to the community.

    Professional Development
    The Saugerties Central School District will provide ongoing, targeted professional development to enhance effective teaching and administrative practices in order to maximize student potential.

    Student Achievement
    The Saugerties Central School District is dedicated to the whole student. Stakeholders in the school community will focus on all aspects of student achievement and will promote flexible, innovative, and meaningful programs that challenge all students to reach their full potential.


  • PLEASE NOTE: Links to election websites and/or political news sites do not necessarily imply an endorsement by Mr. Tuccillo or the Saugerties School District. They are provided as tools to begin and to refine students' understanding of the candidates, issues, policies, and methods for political participation. They are not meant to be exhaustive or exemplifying the views of the teacher or the district, and I encourage students to continue their research through other sources in order to gain a more thorough and objective understanding regarding elections, issues, policies, and candidates.

  • Photo Credits: All photos on my website are either my own property or Free Use photos available via Pexel or Pixabay. Free Use means that photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. Attribution is not required. 

  • For a wealth of further economic information, try starting at http://www.usdebtclock.org/ for a wide spectrum of 'real-time' economic data.

Last Modified on May 20, 2020