Friday, February 22, 2019

The Fashionable Times Blog Principal's Message 2.24.19

Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal, Daryl Blank.

I hope you and your children had a nice break from school.  With school starting up again, we finally have a long stretch of school without a break.  We can develop some real instructional continuity, so make sure your children are here every day ready to work.

The first marking period ends next Wednesday, March 6.  Make sure you and your child are checking Jupiter Grades to know where they stand in their classes.  Report cards will be distributed soon after.

Next week on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, we are very excited to welcome you to Fashion for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Thursday’s conferences will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Friday’s conferences will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The morning of afternoon Parent-Teacher conferences on Friday, we will be holding our annual Career Day for the students of the High School of Fashion Industries.  During this morning session, we have over 50 guest speakers who will visit our school to share their experiences with our students.  The speakers will cover career opportunities among all 4 of our majors – Fashion Design, Graphics & Illustration, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising.  Please make sure that your child attends Career Day – it is very important in their preparation for college and career.  Career Day is brought to school by the Advisory Board of the High School of Fashion Industries

In three weeks, HSFI is thrilled to continue again this year our Family Visitation Days on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15.  During HSFI Family Visitation Days, you will be able to observe your children in action in their classes.  You may come and leave when you wish during those days.  During your child’s lunch period, you and your child are invited to lunch in the Principal’s conference room.  Assistant Principal Danielle Silva will be welcoming you in the school lobby and giving you an orientation for the visit.

I wanted to remind all Fashion Families that our computer lab opens at 7:30 am and closes at 5:00 pm.  Students can their work on these computers and print out documents that they need to.  The only class periods that it is not open right now are Periods 8 and 9. Our hope is that the lab will be open Period 9 by next week.  Please tell your children that they should take advantage of the lab to complete their work.

I want to share with Fashion Families that we have been working on the beautification of our student lounge.  We have purchased new furniture, vacuumed and scrubbed clean all the furniture we already had and put on a protective spray on all of the furniture.   Now that the lounge is going to reopen, there are some expectations for all students who use the lounge to maintain a clean and pleasant environment.  You have received these expectations via Jupiter Grades.  Students have received these expectations via Jupiter Grades and their HSFI email.  If students cannot follow these expectations, they will be asked to leave.   The lounge is a privilege. Only a few schools in the city provide a space like this for students.  Students need to respect the space and make it their own.    

It is critically important that all HSFI students check their HSFI email & Jupiter Grades everyday.  We will be sending important information out through these tools – if students do not check them, they will miss out on some valuable opportunities and not know what is going on in the school.

Thank you!

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