Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.
As you are planning your schedule for the week I hope you can attend our first Parents Association meeting of the school year, this Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 pm in Room 829.
Once again as we begin the school year, I want to share with you our school goals – our goal is that every member of the High School of Fashion Industries’ community – students, families and staff feel cared for and challenged. Our belief is that people succeed when they feel they are being cared for and challenged. Our school community feels strongly that emotions matter at HSFI. Everything we do at the school will be aligned to these goals.
Thank you to all Fashion Families for your cooperation with this past Friday’s student walkout highlighting climate change and the need to address this threat to our planet. We had 425 students participate in the walkout. We do have a Green Team at the school that is focused on making sure that our school does our part to take care of the environment.
The Green Team and all of our student clubs and activities will be highlighted next Thursday, October 4 during HSFI’s Club Fair. During students’ lunch periods they can go to the school lobby to see all the choices for student clubs and activities where students and staff from those clubs and activities will be there to provide information and sign up students who are interested in joining them. All students and families will be reminded about the Club Fair on many occasions over the next two weeks.
It is critically important that all HSFI students check their HSFI email & Jupiter Grades everyday. Jupiter Grades is our online grading system. 9th graders should log onto their HSFI email to get the directions to log onto Jupiter Grades. We will be sending important information out through both 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.
I wanted to give all Fashion Families a heads up that there is no school next Monday and Tuesday due to a religious holiday.