A very warm welcome to all students attending the High School of Fashion Industries for the school year 2019-2020. In order to make this a successful year all students should become familiar with the Soarring Facts and VTODS'. Always remember the more you know, the more you soar. In addition, make it a point to make friends and build relationships with faculty. Also, make sure to join a club or an athletic team in order to make your experience most memorable. Most of all just make sure to have fun. Stay tuned because all opportunities will be posted on the Fashionable Times Blog.
opportunities & Announcements
Jupiter Grades is an online grade book that teachers use to input each assignment aligned to the school grading system. Jupiter Grades allows parents and students to check their grades and assignments in each individual class. Parents and students each have their own unique log-in. Jupiter Grades is accessible both by a web browser or your smart phone. It is a great way to keep up with assignments, grades, and communication between parents and teachers. For new students, login account information with temporary passwords will be either mailed or sent home with students during the first week of school.
Clubs & Activities
Iconoclan Dance team
Latin Groove Dance team
Stylz Step team
Student Club & Activities
Korean Pop Culture club
Rif Raf Book club
Ice Skating club
National Honor Society
School Newspaper & -
Social Activism Student Club & Activities
Gay Straight Alliance
Animal Welfare club
Fashion With a Purpose -
Social Emotional Learning club
HSFI Majors Related
Clubs & Activities
Fashion Institute of Technology -
Portfolio club Skills USA
Fashion Design club
At HSFI, we work to create a positive culture for all members of our school community – students, families and staff. When students exhibit positive behavior, they can be rewarded with Fashion Dollars – our school’s own monetary currency. These behaviors fall into 5 categories that come together to represent our students SOARRing to college and career readiness:
Safety Ownership Achievement Respect Responsibility
Students can use Fashion Dollars to purchase rewards at our FLY school store – they can also be used to purchase school privileges such as going out to lunch (with parent permission) and choosing the music played between class periods. Here are the behaviors that are rewarded with Fashion Dollars.
The mission of the Department of Athletics of The High School of Fashion Industries is to provide an athletic program that helps develop the whole person through education and competition, to stimulate a lasting attitude of discipline, sportsmanship, integrity, leadership, and social responsibility, to promote ethnic and cultural diversity within athletic programs, to insure equal opportunity for all student-athletes, and to make the athletic program an enduring source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, and HSFI community.
The vision of the Department of Athletics at HSFI is to provide student-athletes an environment that promotes and supports academic, athletic and personal achievement, to field athletic teams to perform at competitive levels in PSAL competition, to utilize highly qualified coaches, dedicated support staff, and administrative personnel to help individuals become better students, athletes, and citizens, and to prepare student-athletes to make transitions to the next level of participation academically and Athletically.
Girls Outdoor, Indoor,
& Cross Country Track
Girls Varsity Soccer
Girls Varsity Softball
Girls Varsity Wrestling
Boys & Girls Varsity Badminton
Boys & Girls Varsity Basketball
Boys & Girls Varsity Bowling
Boys & Girls Varsity Volleyball
Coed Varsity Stunts Team
What is required to participate in Sports at HSFI?
Completed Parent Consent form that gives permission for the student to participate
Completed Medical signed and stamped by a doctor. This medical consent signifies that the student is medically fit to participate. The medical
Academically eligible – students must pass enough classes and earn enough class credits
Excellent Attendance – students must attend school at least 90% of the time
How do I find out about HSFI Sports teams’ tryouts and games?
You can find out about all sports teams by constantly checking all the different forms of communication we have at HSFI – Email, Website, Jupiter Grades, Bulletin Boards, Whiteboard in the Lobby, TV Screens, Morning Announcements and Social Media. In addition, all students have physical education (gym) class every term. Our physical education teachers are our sports coaches, so you can ask them about our sports team. These teachers / coachers will be announcing and posting information on our sports teams.
Director of Wellness and Athletics
Athletics Room 301-D
(212) 255-1235 Ext. 3014
The Fashionable Times
To be able to best communicate all the exciting events taking place inside and outside of HSFI, upcoming opportunities for HSFI families and important dates to mark on your calendar, our Blog – ‘The Fashionable Times’ keeps all members of our school community up to date.
Featured Art By Traicy Gonzalez
SGO is an extracurricular class that takes place after school every Tuesday and Thursday. Some of the things that SGO is credited for are: Fundraisers such as seasonal school dances, Variety Show and Student Lounge events. Festivals where students get to sell their homemade products. Coming up with friendly in school activities such as Spirit Days, Pep Rally, Senior Activities and many more The Student Government acts as a central hub of communication and connection at the High School of Fashion Industries. They connect students with each other as well as with the administration, faculty, staff and alumni. Every year SGO is involved in many initiatives that we believe will enhance the student experience. These initiatives include but are not limited to Discussing policy initiatives that range from the dining experience to student relations They also invite students to air concerns and ask questions And so much more!
Seasonal Activities Coordinated by Student Government:
School Dances, The Variety Show, Fundraising Events, Talent Showcase, The Spring Festival, The Blood Drive, Bake Sales, Prom, Movie Night and Trips.
Students are encouraged to attend both staff tutoring and peer tutoring offered through the National Honor Society.
SOARR Academy Extended Day courses have been made available to you to make up credits for courses that you have previously failed and need in order to graduate. Failure to report to and/or pass these courses may put your graduation in jeopardy.
Look on your NEW PROGRAM CARD to see the PERIOD 10 COURSE CODE you are scheduled
Look on your PROGRAM CARD to see the DAY OF THE WEEK your class is scheduled
Attend this class each week on the scheduled day
Period 1 8:10-8:55AM 45 min
Period 2 8:59-9:44AM 45 min
Period 3 9:49 -10:37AM 48 min
Period 4 10:42-11:27AM 45 min
Period 5 11:32-12:17PM 45 min
Period 6 12:22-1:07PM 45 min
Period 7 1:12-1:57PM 45 min
Period 8 2:02-2:47PM 45 min
Period 9 2:52-3:37PM 45 min
Period 1 8:10-8:52AM 42 min
Period 2 8:57-9:39AM 42 min
Period 3 9:44-10:26AM 42 min
OP 10:31-10:51AM 20 min
Period 4 10:56-11:38AM 42 min
Period 5 11:43-12:25PM 42 min
Period 6 12:30-1:12PM 42 min
Period 7 1:17-1:59PM 42 min
Period 8 2:04-2:46PM 42 min
Period 9 2:51-3:33PM 42 min
Period 1 8:30-9:05AM 35 min
Period 2 9:09-9:44AM 35 min
Period 3 9:48-10:28AM 40 min
Period 4 10:32-11:07AM 35 min
Period 5 11:11-11:46AM 35 min
Period 6 11:50-12:25PM 35 min
Period 7 12:29-1:04PM 35 min
Period 8 1:08-1:43PM 35 min
Period 9 1:47-2:22PM 35 min
2:25-3:15 PM 50 min
The High School of Fashion Industries is not like any other school in this city or even this country. It has a long history and tradition which I would like to share with you. The original school began in March, 1926, in two rooms of a loft building on 31st Street. Seventy-five students were taught Men's Clothing Design or Dressmaking, English Citizenship and Arithmetic by two teachers and one principal. Most of its students were immigrants or children of immigrants who were trying to make new lives for themselves in a new country.
The school moved to West 24th Street in 1940, where it opened as Central Needle Trades High School, this name accenting its stress on sewing, machine work and fashion design. The building itself is a fine example of Art Deco architecture and style. The murals in our auditorium are priceless art works of the depression era which have landmark status. Our school changes as the fashion industry of New York City changes. It adopted its present name in 1956, to reflect the new variety of the vocational majors offered.
Today, you may major in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, or Illustration and Graphics. In addition, our academic program will prepare you for the rigors of post-secondary education. Since its beginning, Fashion has had many ties with the corporate and labor leaders of the fashion industries. Our school advisory board helps us keep our curriculum up-to-date and raises scholarship monies for students. The Underfashion Club, the Black Retail Action Group, the National Association of Men's Sportswear Buyers, other companies and labor unions and the business partners of our Adopt-a-Student program provide additional support.
Thus, as you enter the High School of Fashion Industries, you are becoming part of a tradition of excellence, a part of the entire community of the fashion industries. You are here to design your future and become the designers, merchandisers, artists, and illustrators of the future. We wish you well during your stay with us, during these crucial years of your life. Come to us with an open heart and mind and you will find that you will learn lessons that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Below is our student handbook to help guide you through your time here at the High School of Fashion Industries.
Daryl Blank, Principal
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