Sunday, May 9, 2021

WEEKLY BULLETIN for Week Beginning 5.10.21

 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Thank you HSFI Moms for all that you do!!!















THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAY 10

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

11

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

Advanced Placement Exam

Psychology

 

12

 

*Regular Thursday Bell Schedule

No Clubs and Activities

 

13

 

*NO SCHOOL

Observance of

Eid Al Fitr

 

 

14

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

Advanced Placement Exam

Biology

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S CALENDAR:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MAY 17

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

18

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

19

 

*Clubs & Activities Schedule

20

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

21

 

*Regular Bell Schedule

 

 

Here is the Jupiter link showing the next two weeks calendar with staff-only items:

https://login.jupitered.com/0/embedcalendar.php?school=17645&token=9c16d03698&preview=1&view=calendar&days=14&events=1&staffevents=1&holidays=1&bellsched=1&color=220,70,92

 

 

CALL TO ACTION

Every week, I will share with you a ‘Call To Action’ around our school goals that will help drive our work for that week.

 

HSFI ‘CARED FOR’ GOAL – RELATIONSHIPS & REALNESS

 

MAY IS ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH / RECOGNIZE & CELEBRATE THIS IN YOUR CLASSROOMS & OFFICES

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

We look forward to celebrating the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to our nation.  We are working on getting you some resources to use to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

 

UTILIZE REFERRALS / TEACHER NOTES / HIGH PRIORITY TEACHER NOTES

We all deal with at-risk students, therefore all teachers and counselors should be utilizing referrals, teacher notes and high priority teacher notes to effectively communicate about these students that will benefit from all HSFI staff knowing what is going on with them.

A Referral is defined as the process to get students additional assistance to resolve an issue.

A Teacher Note is defined as a general update regarding teacher outreach conducted and student progress made.

A High Priority Teacher Note is defined as information that impacts a student's well-being or health that is urgent and important.

 

HSFI ‘CHALLENGED’ GOAL – RIGOR & RELEVANCE

 

CREATE SAFE SPACES FOR YOUR STUDENTS USING BEST PRACTICES FROM ‘NOT LIGHT, BUT FIRE’

Use the best practices highlighted in the ‘Not Light, But Fire’ book to get to know your students and build community in your classroom.  These safe spaces will be crucial to you being able to challenge students with rigorous content and activities.

 

  

NEW ITEMS

 

LAUNCH OF ‘LET’S TALK NYC’

In partnership with the DOE, the School of Mental Health Program, the Jed Foundation, and Ogilvy Health, the Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health has launched “Let’s Talk NYC,” a self-guided online training that prepares all high school staff, regardless of their role, to become mental-health allies.  After completing the “Let’s Talk NYC” training, staff will receive digital and physical badges that will help identify them as adults who will listen to students and support their mental health.  In the fall, all schools will receive posters to hang in their school building to help reinforce “Let’s Talk NYC” messages, by addressing the stigma of mental health issues, encouraging students to share how they are feeling with school staff, and promoting help-seeking behavior.

Register Here: https://letstalknyctraining.org/

 

 

 

  

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 INTEREST?

I know many of you have ideas about Summer School and I look forward to hearing them once we get more guidance on what we can and cannot do this summer.  In the meantime, please take a moment to indicate your initial interest and availability to work summer school.

The general framework to Summer School will include:

□ Run from 7/6-8/13 Mondays through Thursdays with Hours TBD.

□ We will need to offer students a combination of remote and in-person classes (In person classes will take place at Park West HS). The majority of classes will be centered around NX support, however there may also be some full length (45 hour) summer school classes as well.

Again, once we get more guidance on summer, we will connect to work around this framework.

Summer School 2021 Initial Staffing Interest Form Link: https://forms.gle/33RgSPzZsmUxufaMA

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

THOUGHTS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

As we wind down the 2020-21 school year, I wanted to get our school community's thoughts for the upcoming school year based on reflections from this challenging year.  We want strong voices from all members of the HSFI community including students, families and staff.  Based on the responses, we hope to form planning teams over the next two months to be ready for the summer and the Fall.

For example, one question that I am asking is:

'What do you think the goals of next school year (2021-22) should be?'

My responses would be:

(1) Help students enjoy school again and get used to being in person once again

(2) Help students through these stressful times that could have included illness, death, economic stress, food insecurity, being stuck at home and racial unrest

(3) Help students who have fallen behind in school either in credits, actual learning or both

(4) Help students who have been totally disengaged from school under these circumstances

(5) Student voice and feedback should be at the center of all that we do

Thank you! I look forward to reading your responses!

Here is the link to the survey:  https://forms.gle/eqCb6DdfmmHn5fFU6

 

 

PREVIOUS ITEMS

Many of these items now have links to the text associated with the topic.  Please click on the link to the detailed information.

 

FASHION SHOW MARKETING MATERIAL RELEASED

Please take a look at the first set of marketing material of this year’s Fashion Show entitled ‘The Connection’ that launches May 26th – please take a look at www.hsfi.nyc/fabmag and this promo video link below:

https://video.wixstatic.com/video/d66c4a_ec9de1fb7f7e44218fb20133f4baf565/720p/mp4/file.mp4













INFORMATION ON ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS

AP Exam are here. AP Exam Schedule and information is posted on the school's website at www.hsfi.nyc/ap The exam schedule this year has 3 administration periods. The first administration period is in school where students will be taking the exam using the traditional version between May 3rd and 17th. The second administration period is where students will be taking the exams at home digitally between May 18th and May 27th.  The third administration is where students will be taking the exams at home digitally between June 1st and 11th. All students are currently scheduled for paper exams. Any student who does not sit for the first administration will be scheduled for the second administration.  A list of students who sit for the in school exam will be emailed out to staff.

 

The schedule for the in person exam is below.  During regular school days, music will be shut off and there will be no announcements.

 

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Rooms

 

(Report by 7:30)

(Report by 11:30)

 

Tues., May 11

 

Psychology

545, 544, 542, 540

Fri., May 14

Biology -

 

545, 544, 542, 540

Mon., May 17

CS Principles -

 

902, 906, 921, 923, 925

Mon., May 24

Calculus AB -

 

902, 906, 921, 923, 925

 

CHECK YOUR DOE & HSFI EMAILS EVERYDAY

The expectation is that ALL STAFF check your DOE emails daily – not your HSFI email - responsible for follow-up items sent to your email

BEST PRACTICE: Forward your HSFI emails to your DOE email

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR SUBMITTING STUDENT REFERRALS / TEACHER NOTES / HIGH PRIORITY TEACHER NOTES

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17ZdM95r9RBJb9Gj_1HNFGneaDGOiNE0x4pr27DW-Rnw/edit?usp=sharing

 

DATA DASHBOARD CORNER

https://hsfi-datadashboard-v3.herokuapp.com/students/student/lookup

From this link, you can:

#1 - Student Search

#2 - Look Up Student Schedule

#3 - Write Referral

#4 - Write Teacher No

 

RESOURCES FOR SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH IEPs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SYcBkmbOyWAIkZXvfvgreXHn_acbw_8Q6lq0vP4Oi_8/edit?usp=sharing

 

HSFI FAMILY CONTACT LIST

A new HSFI Family Contact list for 2020-21 is now accessible with this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J1vQRwmtNjBGgbigc_xtIE8QJ6y1iCRpaRstOEoskjM/edit#gid=0

If you come across a disconnected email, number, or address change, please contact Assistant Principal Danielle Silva at dsilva@hsfi.us

 

HSFI CULTURAL CONNECTIONS CLASSROOM

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cwrxWhnyEepXK1nDP2Ae-aSo_sV3llK9cmYYoiC82Gs/edit?usp=sharing

 

GUIDANCE VIRTUAL WEBSITE

www.tinyurl.com/hsfiguidancehome

 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING SUPPORTS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oOpS9ZDHa8-yFwArw3WVmDe5ZlFxEE4IfH7720n1j-Q/edit?usp=sharing

 

IMPORTANT VACCINE INFORMATION

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10YIB3w8VLioQgucbWCiLK1XywulRqiypoT5jXrFJjHs/edit?usp=sharing

 

IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENTIALTY

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VVXABEHe3TY0KYbY70QmMCn4xxZSr3tHnCd-hf8fXLc/edit?usp=sharing

 

IMPORTANT MANDATED REPORTING PROCEDURES

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z8wpydmtq2ztCAmqUbwRPP_qHwSxBk9EEezQ-BgXE9o/edit?usp=sharing

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION / INTERVENTION

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gHSC9baGMLm33zVekd0QNG-T3JfHp7pw1bGjIfkMB-4/edit?usp=sharing

 

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cy8_Y-owU0bIZz8P1pZRawjF5vdpfvOvv1GPewqNI4k/edit?usp=sharing

 

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kv8vCrjg3S2s-o8uuEOpGer-Wy0WkleF8fdn-D8RVDw/edit?usp=sharing

 

TECHNOLOGY STAFF SUPPORT VIDEOS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vJEVE6WvgpeSQ7Ibdy9jiORXEbGGYx4mx_8-0DenCQI/edit?usp=sharing

 

SAFETY & SECURITY IMPORTANT REMINDERS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bFm0kRj3bzxouD-FV-OGqqoDji5dHhHcFts6x3HSrZY/edit?usp=sharing

 

SUPPLY REQUESTS

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKQ2M7fZ3XNtCJB6FRxLTR-Y8-Snw2jgUFqVKGzpxhupmZZA/viewform

 

TECHNOLOGY REQUESTS

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2WT0fizVk9Ttdn9MPeocvT-0K7qDL5NHRKva3dcLQsjl1HA/viewform

Spreadsheet that shows the Status of Technology Requests

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JMJrDp1Ig7CMiRh1gEOWD2rD6PzlmGdEgKWlmBBWIwo/edit#gid=1833053321

Reviewed means that the Technology dept. is aware of the situation / looked at the ticket.

In Progress means the Technology dept. working on it

On hold means that the Technology dept. is either waiting for the NYC Department of Education or currently no solution

Done is for closed tickets

Any red status bar means that the Technology dept. had not seen this ticket yet.

 

CUSTODIAN REQUESTS

https://goo.gl/forms/sQGqPAoqGeI86H132

Depending on the severity of the request.  Expect a one to two days before fixing or notification of the issue.

Spreadsheet that shows the Status of Custodian Requests

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xWhZel2F2yaXRZF8z0N_GX-hBzjWxuoRBq3ZcA1W7FQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jqUOHirJDl8w9Mpwf1S25dT9j7eCktO7QM0qMpOb9Og/edit?usp=sharing

 

PROTOCOLS FOR RESPONDING TO CLASSROOM INCIDENTS

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qlypnfCuX1OWlTq_7m3SVzCCjBA78OM7iCEOUALH4Rk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

STAFF MEMBERS WHO SOARR

Here are some SOARRing staff that are going beyond the call of duty for HSFI!

 

Thank you to MS. LISSAUER & MS. SCHLEIN for representing the school during a virtual visit from the Superintendent’s office.  Thank you to MS. CHAN, MS. MAGNER, MS. LA TANZA, MS. SANTOS, MS. KASS & MS. NEWPORT for preparing for the visit if called upon.

 

Thank you to MS. ZUBROVICH for finalizing the Yearbook.

 

Thank you to MR. STAMPONE for his work programming students for in person learning and joining the weekly counselor team meeting to provide support for end of year planning.

 

Thank you to MS. PADRON for supporting the planning and implementation of the Hardship addendum to the school’s grading policy.

 

Thank you to MS. TROTTA for supporting multiple departments and taking on new responsibilities.

 

Thank you to MS. CUFFIE & MS. MOKIM for their thoughtful and compassionate dialogue during our Wednesday Race and Equity student meetings.

 

Thank you to MR. KEARNS for coordinating with 826NYC to help student express themselves as creative writers and create their own anthology.

 

Thank you to AGENT KEITT for her speedy and thoughtful response to a student in need.

 

Thank you to MS. CUYA for reaching out to families about their new in person schedule.

 

Thank you to MS. CUYA, MR. TRIMPE, MS. POWELL, MS. DAMIAN & MR. MATELUS for participating in HSFI's Race & Equity Leadership Opportunity meeting this past week.

 

Thank you to MR. JONES for making tremendous progress with a student and family that we were previously not able to contact.

 

Thank you to MR. JOCELYN & MR. JACKSON for facilitating the receipt of over 100 home sewing machines for the fashion design department.

 

Thank you to MR. DIXON, MS. CISSE, MS. SAN JORGE, MR. LACHOK & MS. MINSKY for all of their efforts in recruiting students for the Alexander Wang Internship opportunity as well as many other amazing summer internships.

 

Thank you to MS. CHAVEZ for facilitating a large donation of fashion magazines for the Fashion Design department.

 

Thank you to MR. DIXON for Mr. Dixon for integrating a Photography lesson into his freshman class.

 

 

Thank you to MR. RUSSELL for providing support for the Photography major and AP Studio Art as well as giving an inspiration PD to the CTE teachers on advanced techniques in Padlet.

 

Thank you to MR. JIMENEZ & MS. MINSKY for helping out with proctoring during the AP Exams.

 

Thank you to MS. SERRANO for working with a colleague on supporting some of our NX students.

 

Thank you to MS. CARTER for continuing to support the CTE Department and Advisory Board.

 

Nominated by MS. JOHAR, Thank you to MS. NEWPORT for sharing her tenure binder with her so that she can begin working on it for next year.

 

Thank you to MR. CLANCY, MS. GARCIA, MS. KANG, MR. ROBINSON & MS. VARRICHIO for hosting an IEP meetings.

 

Thank you to MS. INCE, MS. HUSTED, MR. KALISCH, MS. VARRICHIO & MS. URENA for supporting those IEP meetings this week.

 

Thank you to MS. DUCK, MR. DIXON, MR. KILPATRICK, MR. JIMENEZ, MR. JONES, MS. BOHNER, MS. MUSARRA & MR. SIA for participating in IEP meetings.