Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal, Daryl Blank.
This is a short week with Spring Break starting on Friday. There is no school from this Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26. School resumes on Monday, April 29.
As you are planning your schedule for the week, I hope you can attend our April Parents Association meeting this Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm in Room 821.
In exciting news, our Senior Virtual Enterprise Business students will be participating in the International Youth Business Summit this week. On Monday, these students will be participating in the Business Plan National Championships. This is the first year that we have ever made it to Nationals and we are the only school representing NYC.
This Thursday, April 18 represents the end of the second marking period of the Spring term of the school year. Monday, April 29 will mark the beginning of the third marking period of the Spring term. Explain to your children that student grades are cumulative, meaning that all grades count during a given term. Grades do not start over with the third marking period and there are not separate grades for each marking period. Second marking period grades are a combination of the first and second marking periods. Third marking period grades and the grades that go on a student’s transcript and seen by colleges are a combination of the first, second and third marking periods.
When we get back from Spring Break, it is the start of an exciting time at HSFI with all the student showcases with our majors beginning. On Wednesday, May 1 we have the International Center of Photography Exhibit Opening in Room 821 at 4:00 pm and then on Friday, May 3 we have the Senior Art Show Opening in the Auditorium at 4:00 pm. It would mean a lot to our students if you come to these showcases to show your support.
All Fashion families should check out the ‘Student Opportunities’ page on our school website. Applications for Summer Youth Employment 2019 are now available. This page has a long list of opportunities that HSFI students can apply to including summer programs. You should check it out on a regular basis as new opportunities are constantly being added to the page. The link on the website is:
If your child needs working papers, please visit Ms. Trotta in Room 101. Working papers take one school day to process if the application is submitted with all the proper documentation. Please note that all applicants need a letter from their pediatrician on official letterhead stating they are fit to be employed. School physicals cannot be used in place of a pediatrician's letter.
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.