Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal, Daryl Blank.
It was great to see so many parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences this past Thursday and Friday. Friday was also special for the school with our 26th Annual Career Day where over 70 speakers from the worlds of fashion, art and business spoke to our students about their personal journeys and careers.
As you are planning your schedule for the week I hope you can attend our March Parents Association meeting this Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 pm in Room 829.
I need your help as the deadline to complete the NYC Department of Education Parent Survey is this Friday. This is extremely important to me as Principal! I want to know what you think about the school - what we are doing well and what we can improve on. When you fill out the survey, please consider the strong partnership between the school and Fashion families that includes (1) All the phone calls and emails we send out to our families; (2) Our communication through Jupiter Grades; (3) Maintenance of our school website and social media accounts; (4) Our 1st Annual Family Visitation Day that just took place; and (5) All the volunteer opportunities that we have shared with you on our Sunday messages. As you know we work hard to get your children the best education in a safe and clean environment with a focus on supporting students on the way to college. Besides strong academics, our school has tremendous opportunities within our fashion, art and business majors and this year we are partnering with Yale University for Social Emotional Learning lessons. I hope you do not mind, but I will be sending reminders each day this week. Our goal is that 100% of Fashion Families complete the survey!
You can do the survey on paper or online using the below link. You will need the access code from the survey you received in the mail that is on the survey itself. If you did not receive your survey in the mail, please call the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603.
I am very excited to announce that HSFI’s version of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is this Friday, March 31 with our annual Variety Show. This event showcases the performing arts talents of our student including singing and dancing. As always, we welcome families to attend the event and we can certainly use volunteers to help out with the show. You can contact me directly if you want to volunteer.
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 11:30 am to 12:15 pm 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.
The Advocating and Preparing for Post-Secondary Success committee will take place on Monday from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in Room 821. This committee’s primary purpose is to develop a comprehensive four-year plan to getting Fashion students ready for the college application process so the college acceptance rate at HSFI increases.