Greetings Fashion Families from Principal Daryl Blank
I hope you and your families are safe and healthy!!!
Here are today’s updates for our Fashion Families.
#1 – TECHNOLOGY AVAILABILITY
Today, we gave out almost 300 laptops and chromebooks to students for the remote learning that will begin this coming Monday. If you still need technology, the NYC Department of Education is working to get computer tablets to those who need them. You need to fill out this ‘Remote Learning Device Request’ online survey – here is the link – these surveys need to be completed by tomorrow, Friday, March 20. The NYC Department of Education will be in touch with you about getting you this tablet. https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
You should also call this phone number – (718) 935-5100 and Press Number 5.
I would recommend filling out the survey and call the phone number.
#2 – TECHNOLOGY SURVEY – FOLLOW-UP REQUIRED
As we plan to begin remote learning, we would like to figure out our capability to increase online activities and provide distance learning. In order for us to best prepare for this plan, I am requesting that a parent or student from each family complete a quick technology access survey.
#3 – ONE POINT OF CONTACT FOR ALL FASHION FAMILIES
Assistant Principal of Family Engagement Danielle Silva will serve as the main point of contact for all Fashion Families. If Ms. Silva does not have the answer on the spot, she will connect with the staff member that does have the answer. We pledge to make sure that you and your child receives all the educational support that is needed. Ms. Silva can also get you the information you need for the NYC Department of Education School Account System.
We have also created a direct link on our school website for all news related to the Coronavirus and HSFI’s efforts to continue our school efforts. The link is:
#4 – REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE
Students should be prepared to get on Google Classroom as we start remote learning on Monday. It would be helpful for all students to log onto Google Classroom before Monday. Students should be consistently checking their HSFI email, Google Classroom and Jupiter Grades. Here is a link for students to learn how to log onto Google Classroom if they are not familiar with it.
Our remote learning schedule will use each student’s current schedule as a framework.
One set of classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesday (Periods 2,3,4,5) and the other set will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Periods 1,6,7,8,9). Teachers will have office hours from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, we will have office hours all day long for students to connect with teachers with questions and concerns. We fully understand that students might not be able to “make it” to class during the exact times posted on this schedule. Our staff will be very flexible – whatever the issue, we will figure it out together. More information to come