Upcoming Events

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:24 AM by Whitney Point Parent Group   [ updated Aug 27, 2012, 9:45 AM ]


school begins on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 for grades 1-3 and FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 for UPK and Kindergarten?  UPK and Kindergarten students can visit their classrooms on Thursday but should not ride in on a school bus and must be accompanied by an adult.


No students should be in attendance on Wednesday.



School News

posted Oct 13, 2009, 12:58 AM by Whitney Point Parent Group   [ updated Feb 26, 2012, 5:55 PM ]

Tioughnioga Riverside Academy Project Update!


Phase II work is continuing at the TRA as part of the $36.4 million renovation project approved in September 2008.

Since May of 2011 (the last 9 months), contractor activity has been focused on the TRA with the following items substantially complete:


        Upgrade cabinets and shelving in fourth/fifth grade wing

        Eliminate old temporary music classroom

        Renovate home and careers classroom

        Combine intermediate and middle school existing libraries into one library and media center (opens March 5, 2012)

        Upgrade technology classroom equipment, dust collection, ventilation and electrical systems

        Relocate art room in basement to the first floor

        Install new building management system (DDC) for energy efficient heating and ventilation

        Replace fire alarm system

        Replace IRMA roof and roofing in 1939 wing, 1950 wing, 6th grade wing, kitchen and girls’ locker room

        Add handicap accessible ramp and create a dedicated main entrance with secure interior vestibule and expanded camera surveillance (A special thanks to the Parent Involvement & Encouragement Group and Target for funding the beautiful banner in our entrance area!)

        Relocate main and health offices to main student entrance area

        Renovate kitchen and upgrade 40+-year-old equipment, ventilation and lighting

        Add receiving area at the back of the cafeteria for walk-in cooler/freezer, kitchen storage, and receiving dock

        Renovate small gym

        Replace windows in 1950s wing

        New paving at kitchen loading dock and miscellaneous storm water improvements

        Add solar panels and inverter system to TRA power grid

        Relocate guidance and CSE offices to newly renovated space


  This spring and into the summer of 2012, the following items are planned:


        Move music, chorus and band from the third floor, basement and temporary classroom areas to renovated areas on the first floor

        Renovate third-floor classroom into interchangeable classrooms

        Upgrade auditorium with new seating, stage lighting, sound system, stage wiring and rigging

        Replace lockers

        Replace hallway lighting and install new ceilings in original sections of the building


I would like to thank all the students, teachers, parents and staff of the TRA for their patience and accommodation with the ongoing renovation work.  The District is also fortunate to have such a solid group of very skilled tradesmen working every night on the District’s renovation plans.  Management of the construction activity will continue to be handled each night by The Riordan Group LLC to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff, overall compliance to the project schedule and that the quality of work meets/ exceeds the District’s requirements. 

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