Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal Daryl Blank.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!
This Monday, December 2, will mark the beginning of the third marking period of the Fall term. You and your child need to understand 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. Third marking period grades go on a student’s transcript and are seen by colleges. These third marking period grades are a combination of the first, second and third marking periods.
One of our showcase events of the school year is taking place tomorrow on Monday - our Holiday Windows Unveiling. This windows unveiling is part of our partnership with Barney’s New York and their Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan. The theme for our holiday windows this year is "New York City Icons." Our seniors will be showcasing the following ‘New York City Icons’: Jennifer Lopez, Tommy Hilfiger, Cyndi Lauper, Notorious B.I.G and Stan Lee. The unveiling is at 5:00 pm in the school lobby. All Fashion Families are welcome to attend! Our Fashion Design students have the Fashion Show, our Graphics and Illustration students have the Senior Art Show, our Business students have Virtual Enterprises and Shark Tank, and this showcase event is a big deal for our Visual Merchandising students.
This Monday, December 2, 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. Students who begin school 1st period will start at 8:30 am. Students who begin school 2nd period will start at 9:09 am. Students who finish school after 8th period will be dismissed at 1:43 pm. Students who finish school after 9th period will be dismissed at 2:22 pm. All classes during the day will be shortened.
Please keep in mind for next week that our December Parents Association meeting will be next Wednesday, December 11, at 6:00 pm.
It is critically important that all HSFI students check their HSFI email & Jupiter Grades everyday. 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.