Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
I want to showcase a chance for HSFI families to volunteer at the school and our Social Emotional Learning committee that takes place on Monday from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in Room 821. This committee is focused on our school-wide belief that emotions matters and that paying attention to the emotions of our staff, students and families will have a positive impact on engagement, relationships, health, decision-making and academic success. Our school will be doing a lot of work around Social Emotional Learning this year and in the future. We are partnering with Yale University on this work as I and a group of HSFI teachers attended a Social Emotional Learning conference at Yale University this past summer.
If you are interested in volunteering and being part of the committee, please just show up. Again, the committee meeting will take place on Monday from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in Room 821. This committee will meet every month and I will let HSFI families know when it will take place. In my weekly messages, I will be updating you on the school’s progress around Social Emotional Learning.
Next Tuesday, December 6, is the end of the second marking period. You and your child need to understand that student grades are cumulative, meaning that all grades count during a given term. Second marking period grades are a combination of the first and second marking periods. Third marking period grades which are the grades that go on a student’s transcript and seen by colleges, are a combination of the first, second and third marking periods.
Make sure you and your child are checking Jupiter Grades to know where they stand in their classes. Students should be checking their HSFI email every day.
We maintain a weekly blog for HSFI Parents - the link is: http://hsfifashionabletimes.blogspot.com/
The school website has a section specifically for HSFI Parents – the link is: www.fashionhighschool.net