The Tam News

New law requires California high schools to start no earlier that 8:30 a.m.

New law requires California high schools to start no earlier that 8:30 a.m.

By Tenaya Tremp

November 15, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on October 13 that requires most middle and high schools to push back their start times by the start of the 2022 school year. This was passed as a result of research that show that teen's natural sleep cycle clashes with early start times.

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 14, 2018

Administrators, teachers, and students across the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) are discussing the potential proposal of a number of cost-cutting changes to scheduling policies next year, according to Tam principal J.C. Farr and multiple teachers. If the changes are proposed and approved...

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

By Max Goldberg and Charlie Rosgen

December 14, 2018

In an effort to reduce student tardiness and establish a punctual culture at Tam, the administration introduced two new tardy policies in the final months of the first semester.   The first initiative was announced on December 5 via the administrative newsletter. If a student is late to the same ...

Aftermath: sexual harrassment training

By Benjy Wall-Feng and Benjy Wall-Feng

September 25, 2018

An email sent by Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent Tara Taupier to members of the community on September 11 discussed the district’s “ongoing response to the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.” One of the strategies cited by Taupier was the sexual hara...

Tam implements new phone policy

Tam implements new phone policy

By Lola Leuterio

September 21, 2018

Administration has implemented a new cell phone policy for this school year which requires students to turn off their devices and place them in a classroom caddy for the duration of the period. According to the policy, teachers are permitted to allow cell phone usage if it is related to the coursewor...

Another Breakthrough Day in the Works

By Eddie Schultz

February 8, 2018

Another Breakthrough Day, a discussion-based event aimed at addressing racial issues in the Tam community, is currently being arranged by the Tam Unity Committee. It is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 26. Last year’s 50-year anniversary of the original Breakthrough Day recei...

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 8, 2018

Two new portable classrooms will likely be added to Tam’s back parking lot in the fall as part of a short-term effort to accommodate enrollment growth, according to principal J.C. Farr. Those portables will join the two which were added prior to the beginning of this year, also as a resul...

Inaugural Tam Unity Day

By Samantha Locke & Maddie Asch

December 7, 2017

Tam had its first Unity Day on Friday, October 27. Lunch was extended by ten minutes and four different categories of activities were spread out around campus: food trucks and music were in front of the school, staff versus student basketball game took place in Gus Gym, art supplies were provided in O...

Farr Calls Attention to Substance Abuse

Farr Calls Attention to Substance Abuse

By Megan Butt

December 7, 2017

Principal J.C. Farr sent an email to Tam parents and students on October 19,  requesting support for better drug and alcohol prevention in the community. He cited the 20 drug and alcohol-related suspensions since the beginning of the school year, as well as data from the 2015-2016 California Healthy...

Push For No HW Weekends

Push For No HW Weekends

By Adam Tolson and Madeline Asch and Maddie Asch

November 15, 2017

Senior and leadership member T.K. Dahlke is working on a project to designate certain days or weekends on which teachers are not allowed to assign homework. Dahlke first had the idea for this policy towards the end of last school year, and began taking action in late August of this year. “I’m thin...

Tam Holds Unity Rally in Response to Hate Crime

Tam Holds Unity Rally in Response to Hate Crime

By Kennedy Cook

August 7, 2017

In response to the recent act of vandalism on Tam’s campus targeting Principal JC Farr, an estimated 60 members of the Tam community, including both staff and students, gathered in protest at the Tam arches on Thursday, July 20th.   Protesters clustered together and discussed the incident, while ...