Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal, Daryl Blank.
I hope you all have enjoyed a nice Memorial Day weekend.
As you are planning your schedule for the week, I hope you can attend our May Parents Association meeting this Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 pm in Room 821. This month’s Parents Association meeting is ‘Sketch Night.’ All HSFI families are encouraged to attend this amazing event, a full night of live model sketching and free art supplies. Dinner will be served and attendees will receive a metro card.
We have 3 weeks of classes left before Regents examinations. Make sure your children know this and appreciate the importance of finishing the school year strong. Students must understand the grades that they receive in June will be the ones that colleges will see. Make sure you and your children know that 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. It is important that you and your children know where they stand in their classes and what needs to be done to pass if they are in danger of failing. If a student fails a class, it should not be a surprise to you or them
I wanted to make all Fashion families aware of next week’s schedule. Next Monday is the administration of the new Global History and Geography Regents that will be given to all our 10th graders. These 10th graders are the only students in attendance next Monday. Next Tuesday is no school in observance of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Fitr. Next Thursday is a staff development day where school staff will be attendance, but no students will be in attendance.
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:
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.