Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.
We had an exciting this past week - famous fashion icon Andre Leon Talley served as the school honorary Principal for the Day, we had our annual College Gear Day where a large majority of our staff wore some sort of gear from the college that they attended in celebration of the beginning of College Application Week for our seniors; and our monthly Parents Association meeting took place that included our Safety Town Hall.
As we move ahead in the school year, we have multiple opportunities for Fashion Families to visit the school. HSFI is thrilled to continue again this year our Family Visitation Days on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8. 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. Next week we will be sending an online signup form, so we can get an idea of how many parents will be visiting and let the teachers know you are coming. Please remember that this is not a day to conference with your child’s teachers. You will be able to do this during Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 21 and 22 or by appointment through your child's guidance counselor. As always, HSFI is committed to our partnership with our families!
We also want Fashion Families to know that we will have our annual Financial Aid night for families will be on November 13th in the HSFI auditorium at 6:15 pm. We will have a presenter from the State University of New York central office. This informational session about paying for college is for parents of all grades whether you are the parent of a senior going to college next year or a parent of a 9th, 10th or 11th grader.
Looking ahead to next week – next Monday, November 4, we are on a First Monday schedule where students get out of school a little earlier so that our teachers can engage in professional development. Next Tuesday, November 5, is Election Day where students are not in school.
On a programming note, next Monday, November 4, is that last day of our Cycle A classes and Wednesday, November 6, students will be starting their 2nd half of the Fall term programs which means a change of day for any class that meets less than five days a week. Classes that met Monday, Wednesday and Friday now meet only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes that met Tuesdays and Thursdays, now meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The classes that this change applies to include Physical Education / Gym, Emotions Matter, Senior College Prep APPS classes and SAGA Math tutoring, Check with your child about their schedule change as it might affect when they have to report to school each day and/or when they finish their school day.
I wanted to let all Fashion Families know that our school has a vibrant Alumni Association that is dedicated to supporting our current students. The HSFI Alumni Association, which is 501c3 charity organization, is fundraising to support their ability to give out annual HSFI Alumni College Scholarships. They have expanded their fundraising efforts to include ‘Amazon Smile’ that gives back 0.5% of a purchase back to a charity organization of your choice. Attached to this email and on the school website is a step-by-step process of shopping with Amazon smile to support the HSFI Alumni College Scholarships. Please consider using this to support this wonderful organization. The Alumni Association also has a GoFund me page if you would like to contribute in this way - https://www.gofundme.com/f/hsfi-alumni-college-scholarship
It is critically important that all HSFI students check their HSFI email & Jupiter Grades everyday. Jupiter Grades is our online grading system. 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.