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  • Remind Messages

    • The Yearbook and Student Activities Coordinators will use Remind as a means to communicate with you regarding upcoming events, deadlines, and activities.
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters A-F, please join the Remind Message by texting @86629b to 81010.
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters G-P, please join the Remind Message by texting @dde4a9 to 81010.
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters Q-Z, please join the Remind Message by texting  @4ehe6fbto 81010.
    • For Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023, please join the Remind Message by texting @4e7fah to 81010.

                Example for Parents/Guardians: 



    • Attention Seniors: Please buy your cap and gown set for graduation from www.myschoolbucks.com. You must log in with a parent or guardian account with you listed as a child in order for the set to be available in the online store.

    • Attention Seniors: Just a reminder to any student interested in applying for the Science Honor Society, please visit CHSS website for details and online application. Application and Proof of Volunteer Service are due January 20, 2023.

    • Yearbook 2023 Fall Sale is happening NOW! Until Friday, October 28th, your 2023 Yearbook and Senior Recognition Ads are both on sale. These will be the lowest prices of the year. Pre-ordered yearbooks are the only way to guarantee a book in June. To order go to: www.JostensYearbooks.com. Follow the prompts to Clarkstown High School South to order your yearbook and place a Senior Ad.

    • Attention all Juniors and Seniors - If you plan on applying for the PTSA Scholarship as a senior, you MUST be a member of the PTSA BOTH your Junior and Senior year! Therefore to join the PTSA, please visit the PTSA link on our school website or click here.

Senior Information & Superlatives

  • Dear Senior Parents and Guardians, 
    Below is a copy of the email that was just sent to the Seniors .  The email contains important information pertaining to Seniors and Superlatives.  The Google forms can only be opened and completed by the students. 
    Debra Tarantino, Principal  

     September 23, 2022

    Dear Member of the Class of 2023, 

    I hope the first three weeks of your senior year have been exciting, educational and exhilarating. This is a busy time for all of you as you work with your school counselors to develop your post graduation plans for next year. While you continue to plan, we have some upcoming senior events and some changes to future events that we need to share with you. In addition, there are actions needed for you to complete that affect your diploma and superlatives for the yearbook. Please read this form completely.


    The listed date for the Senior Prom on the printed district calendar is wrong. The correct date is June 12, 2023. 


    The listed date for the Yearbook Breakfast is also incorrect. The breakfast will take place on June 13, 2023.


    Caps and gowns are now available for sale online until January 31, 2023 at www.myschoolbucks.com. Students will not be able to buy their own gowns through their own myschoolbucks account. The cap and gown will only show up in the online store when the buyer is signed in to the parent account. Parents need to create an account on www.myschoolbucks.com and add their child to the account. This will enable the parent to choose and purchase the cap and gown.

    All students will wear brown robes with a gold stole and a brown cap with a tassel that includes the graduation year. The cost of the cap and gown is $40. Each cap and gown set comes with one tassel. Students sometimes opt to purchase an extra tassel to keep as a memento. Buyers will have an option online to purchase extra tassels, if they choose, for $7 each. Furthermore, if parents plan to use a siblings gown, the gold stole only may be purchased for $20.

    Students are asked to please contact Ms. Gordon at agordon@ccsd.edu with any questions. 


    On October 12th at 9 a.m. ALL seniors should wear their senior shirts and report to the football field to take their senior class picture. More information will come as we get closer to the date. 


    On October 12th at 2 p.m. seniors will have the opportunity to attend the Senior Luncheon at the Park Ridge Marriott. A separate letter with details and costs will be forthcoming. 


    Seniors must remember to complete the GOOGLE FORM they received on September 23, to verify the correct spelling of their name for their diplomas.


    All seniors are invited to complete this final GOOGLE FORM if you would like to vote for Senior Superlatives. This form will close Friday, September 30th at 3 p.m.


    I look forward to continuing to celebrate the Class of 2023 this year!


    Mrs. Tarantino, Principal


Back to School Night

Social Studies Honor Society

  • September 12, 2022

    Dear Viking Students, 

    Clarkstown South offers the opportunity to be considered for discipline based honor societies throughout the year. At this time, the Social Studies Department has posted their honor society application online. Interested students should access the application using their CCSD account.

    Social Studies Honor Society 


    Criteria (four components): 

    • At least 25 hours of Community Service (not used for any other Honor Society) during high school* (of which at least 15 were done within the past 18 months, *up to 10 hours of community service prior to high school will be accepted this year).
    • Have completed two years of Global History and one year of United States History with a weighted A-/89.5 average.
    • Be currently enrolled in a Social Studies course.
    • Complete the written reflection. 

    If you meet or exceed the criteria and plan to apply, please fill out the google form linked below as the required 1st step in this process.

    Google Form

    This form and application are available via student CCSD accounts. It is the student’s responsibility to meet each of the requirements for consideration including meeting the deadline established. If you have any questions pertaining to the honor society, you may email Ms. Flugger for more information. 

    Final applications must be printed and brought to Ms. Flugger in the Social Studies office by Friday, October 14, 2022


    Ms. Balducci-Flugger, Social Studies Department Chair


    Debra Tarantino, Principal


Class of 2023 Letter

  • August 26, 2022

    Dear Students & Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023,

    Welcome to your Senior year!  We are so excited to get the year underway and celebrate all of the milestones in the coming months with you.

    Please make note of the following:

    Class of 2023 Google Classroom

    • Students should join the Google Classroom, which is used specifically for the yearbook and other Senior Class events.   Be sure to look here for “assignments” and announcements.   Some yearbook assignments have been posted already and will continue to be posted as the year goes on.  If you do not submit photos, we cannot include them in the yearbook, so please log on!  
    • Students may join the Google Classroom by using the code: ba3kzxi
    • The Google Classroom is only accessible to parents/guardians by using their child’s log in.  If you would like to ensure your child has submitted all of the requested pictures for the yearbook, please log in to his/her account to check.

    Remind Messages

    • The Yearbook and Student Activities Coordinators will use Remind as a means to communicate with you regarding upcoming events, deadlines, and activities. 
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters A-F, please join the Remind  Message by texting @86629b to 81010.
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters G-P, please join the Remind Message by texting @dde4a9 to 81010.
    • For students whose last name starts with Letters Q-Z, please join the Remind Message by texting  @4ehe6fb to 81010.For Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023, please join the Remind Message by texting @4aab2e to 81010.

    Senior Portraits

    • Senior Portraits were taken this past spring by our photographer, Beth Capuano.  If you used another photographer, we ask that you have the photos emailed to cruss@ccsd.edu by September 9th.
    • If your child has not been photographed or if you have any questions regarding pictures, please contact Beth Capuano at bethcphoto@gmail.com 

    Cap & Gown Orders

    • Cap and gown orders will be placed in December 2022 for graduation in June 2023.  Stay tuned for more information!

    We look forward to working with you in the coming months and helping make the end of your high school experience a memorable one!


    Abigail Gordon, Student Activities Co-Coordinator

    Cathy Russ, Yearbook Co-Advisor 

    Amanda Tombari Younghans, Student Activities Co-Coordinator & Yearbook Co-Advisor

Back to School Information

  • August 2022

    Dear Viking Families, 

    Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! Our staff is excited to welcome our students on their individual educational journeys with the goal of “preparing today’s students to conquer tomorrow’s challenges.”

    A new school year brings us the opportunity for a new beginning of our school routines and experiences. I encourage our students to establish academic goals for the school year, to become active in the school community through clubs and/or athletics, and to take advantage of the resources of Clarkstown South. These resources include the Homework Center, teachers’ extra help sessions, and a late bus for students who participate in clubs or extra help after school.

    See below for more important information concerning Back to School.


    The Homework Center is available from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and a late bus is available at 4 p.m. for those students who need transportation. 


    Student’s schedules will be posted on the district’s portal after 3 p.m. on August 25th. School Counselors are in school the week before school starts. If there are any questions or concerns, Please email your child’s counselor. Your child’s counselor’s name is found on their schedule. 


    Students who choose to drive to school must have their parents complete the online parking form found HERE. Students who complete the form will be invited to a safety class provided by one of South’s Student Resource Officers. Once the form and class are completed, students should reach out to Security Officer Kukura to obtain a parking sticker. The cost of the sticker is $2. 


    Students who are absent from school must provide a note or email with a legal excuse in order to be marked legally absent. Emails can be sent to South’s Attendance Office at SATO@ccsd.edu. Physical notes should be brought to the main office.


    In order to satisfy a New York State mandate, this year, there will be a change in our daily schedule. School begins at 7:22 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. The new bell schedule is below:



    The student agenda contains our Code of Conduct as well as other pertinent information for students and families. Every student will receive a copy of the agenda for their use in school. In addition, the agenda can be found online here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qt3j5jrSAXYZYE6EW4u9LTL8QMiBqL1R/view

    Please review the Code of Conduct with your student(s) and encourage them to use the calendar for homework and long term assignments throughout the year. 


    During the first week of school, the administration of South will be meeting with seniors, juniors and sophomores to share information about safety protocols and educational and emotional support systems available to our students. This information will be included in the Freshmen Orientation scheduled for this Tuesday, August 30th at 9 a.m. The other class meetings will take place as follows:

    Seniors - September 6, 7:22 a.m in the auditorium

    Sophomores and Juniors - September 7, 8:12 a.m. in the auditorium


    Students returning to Clarkstown South have been issued a laptop for use throughout the school year. Students are expected to bring their laptops to school every day with a full charge. Freshmen students or those students who are new to Clarkstown South must complete the following form: CCSD Technology Loaner Program

    Students who did not pick up their laptop at Freshman Orientation should pick up their laptop in the library during the first week of school. Students who are taking specific classes* that require additional programs on their laptops should see Ms. Foiles in the library. 

    [*Courses that require additional program installation are: Engineering, Drawing & Design for Production, Build It, AP Computer Science-Java, College Computer Programming Honors]

    As we work to provide the best possible education for our students, we also look forward to having your support.  To be most effective, it is essential that we work together as a team; therefore, I hope that our families will be involved with the South community by joining our PTSA and get involved with school committees or activities. 

    We look forward to welcoming all Vikings on September 6, 2022. 


    Debra Tarantino, Principal


Senior Tie-Dye Shirts

  • August 24, 2022
    Hello Vikings,
    The South Senior Tie-Dye Shirt order is in! If you placed an order for a Senior tie-dye shirt, please come to South tomorrow (8/25) or Friday (8/26 ) between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Weather permitting, pick-up will be outside in front of the school. In case of rain or extreme heat, pick-up will be in the lower lobby. 
    Have a great day!
    Mr. Greaven



    Dear Viking Class of 2023,

    Congratulations rising Seniors! I’m excited to announce it is now time to place your order for your gold tie-dye SENIOR t-shirt. All orders are due Friday, July 22. Below is a sample of the order details.

    Senior Shirt

    Here are some simple steps to help place your order. Please log into MySchoolBucks and search for this product. It can be filtered by school or "Student activity fees."  If you cannot see the product, please make sure that the account has you, the student,  assigned to it.  That way, MySchoolBucks knows the correct school/grade, etc. to show the account holder. It is not enough to make an account, students must be added to the account as a second step. 


    Please email me with any questions at dgreaven@ccsd.edu.

    Be well, 

    Dan Greaven

    Department Chairperson

    Career and Technical Education