SCHOOL STARTS THIS THURSDAY - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
I hope this message finds you well! We are very excited to begin the new school year and welcome students this coming Thursday & Friday.
INFORMATION ON FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL - THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Here is the information on when students should report to school this week on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9.
On these two days, incoming 9th grade students and NEWLY ADMITTED 10th graders should come to school at 8:30 am. These students will have a special assembly on these first two days of school and will report to the school gymnasium on the third floor of the building.
All other students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade should report to school at 9:30 am.
All students including 9th graders will have an organizational class period at 9:30 am where you will receive your class schedule, MetroCard and other important information. New students will receive your Jupiter account information - Jupiter is our online gradebook that you will need to navigate. Again, these reporting times are only for Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9.
As far as dismissal times for this coming Thursday and Friday:
9th graders can expect to be dismissed from school at 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday.
10th graders can expect to be dismissed from school at 3:35 pm on Thursday and Friday.
11th and 12th graders' dismissal time will be either 3:00 pm or 3:35 pm on Thursday and Friday depending on your individual schedules..
INFORMATION ON NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Next week starting on Monday, September 12 we will be starting our normal schedule. Every Monday that classes are in session, students who have an early schedule will start your school day at 9:45 am and students who have a late schedule will start your school day at 10:25 am. The later times are because we will be doing professional development with all staff on Monday mornings from 8:50 am to 9:40 am. The schedules on Tuesday through Friday will be the same as our previous time schedules where students who have an early schedule that start with first period will start your school day at 8:10 am and students who have a late schedule that start with second period will start your school day at 9:00 am.
Here is a visual of the class schedules:
Tuesday - Friday
9:45 am - 10:20 am
8:10 am - 8:55 am
10:25 am - 11:00 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
11:05 am - 11:40 am
9:50 am - 10:40 am
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
10:45 am - 11:30 am
12:25 pm - 1:00 pm
11:35 am - 12:20 pm
1:05 pm - 1:40 pm
12:25 pm - 1:10 pm
1:45 pm - 2:20 pm
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
2:25 pm - 3:00 pm
2:05 pm - 2:50 pm
3:05 pm - 3:40 pm
2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
One important piece of information for students is that you will not have access to their hallway lockers at the beginning of the school year - all hallway lockers will be tied up. This year we hope to provide two locks for students to secure their lockers, but the delivery of these locks has been delayed due to shipping issues. We hope to have these locks very soon and will then open up the hallway lockers. We are requiring that all students use school issued locks once we get them delivered. At some point next week students will need locks for your physical education (gym) class, if the locks have not been delivered yet, we will ask students who have locks to bring them in - if you do not have a lock, we have enough locks that we can allow you to use for physical education (gym) class. We will keep you and your family updated on the lock issue.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (GYM) CLASS INFORMATION
For physical education classes, students are required to wear a HSFI t-shirt, shorts, leggings or sweatpants and sneakers. New students to HSFI will be given a ‘HSFI Physical Education & Wellness’ t-shirt. Returning students were given these t-shirts last year. Students can also wear any HSFI t-shirt sold at the FLY school store for Fashion Dollars, our very own HSFI money. New students will learn about Fashion Dollars when we get to school.
As far as school supplies, the most important school supplies are looseleaf binders, pens, pencils and for math classes, the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus calculator. All students should have a TI-84 calculator at home to complete their math assignments. We have these calculators at school, but students will need them at home as well. If you have difficulty getting this calculator for home use, please let your math teacher know at the beginning of the school year.
The school will provide most of the supplies for your major classes including fashion design, art, visual merchandising and photography. Any additional supplies needed for your major class will be communicated with you at the beginning of the school year.
I am proud to share that we have produced a HSFI Student Handbook that can help guide you. This handbook promotes our core community values of Safety, Ownership, Achievement, Respect, and Responsibility (SOARR), and it has over 32 fillable activity sheets for you. You need structure to succeed and hopefully this handbook helps provide that to you. Each student and staff member will receive a hard copy of the handbook during the second week of school. Here is a digital version of this resource: https://online.pubhtml5.com/ewpm/urcr/index.html
NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EMAIL ACCOUNT
Every New York City public school student has a NYC Department of Education email account. Your NYC Department of Education email account stays the same the entire time you are in school, and with it you can access all NYC Department of Education technology platforms. As you know by now, we are no longer using a separate HSFI account.
Here is the link you will need for access to your NYC Department of Education email:
This link has information about ‘Resetting Your Password’ and creating a ‘PIN Number’ for your account.
If you need a ‘PIN Number’ to log onto your account, this link above has information about creating a ‘PIN Number.’
For returning students who do not know their NYC Department of Education email information, here are the directions for you to see your NYC Department of Education email username and password on their Jupiter accounts.
For a student/family to view this information
1) Login to Jupiter
2) Click on the upper left button to reveal the sidebar.
3) Click on settings.
4) Scroll to the bottom of the settings page to see DOE Email and DOE Password
If you are still having trouble with getting your NYC Department of Education email information, please fill out this Google Form and someone from HSFI will get back to you with the information you need.
You can always have your family contact me or Assistant Principal of Family Engagement, Ms. Danielle Silva, with any questions, concerns or suggestions. Ms. Silva can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. My email is email@example.com.
We look forward to an awesome school year beginning this Thursday, September 8.