Staff Weekly Bulletin

Staff Weekly Bulletin

Saturday, March 14, 2020

WEEKLY BULLETIN for Week Beginning 3.16.20


Words cannot express the anxiety that we are all feeling.  We will continue to do our best to take care and serve our students and look out for ourselves and our families at the same time.  Thank you for all your efforts as we pull together to navigate this crisis!

Here is what I think we need to know moving forward:

#1 – NO CORONAVIRUS AT HSFI
As of right now, there are NO reported cases of the Coronavirus at the High School of Fashion Industries.  I repeat, there are NO reported cases of the Coronavirus at the High School of Fashion Industries.
I will let the HSFI school community know if there are any confirmed cases of the virus at our school.  Please contact a supervisor in the building if you have any information about a suspected case in the building.  If there was a confirmed case, the protocol is that we will be closed for at least 24 hours while the Department of Health investigates.  When that investigation concludes, they will let the whole school community know what the plans are moving forward

#2 – STAFF ATTENDANCE PLANS
For the time being, please connect with your supervisor if you will not be coming into school.  We need to plan in advance based on the number of staff in attendance.  For teachers, this is in addition to calling sub central.

#3 – WHAT TO DO IF A STUDENT IS NOT FEELING WELL
If a student is not feeling well, send them immediately to our Falcon Health Center.
These are the procedures at our School Based Health Center regarding the Coronavirus.
The School Based Health Center will be collecting contact information (name, reason for visit, contact number) for anyone who walks through our doors. This includes school staff, school security, delivery people, parents, guardians, etc.
Additionally, they will be screening everyone who walks through the clinic doors for Covid-19.
People who screen positive, (1. positive Travel History AND Symptoms (fever or cough) OR (2. + Confirmed COVID-19 Exposure AND +Symptoms (fever or cough), will be given a mask and isolated.
The school clinic will then be shut down, the school will be immediately notified, and the provider will contact the NYC Department of Health. 
If you have students wanting to make an appointment, please have them call us to make the appointment. The health center number is (212) 206-2910.
If at all possible, please do not send students to clinic with multiple friends.

#4 – FIRST MONDAY SCHEDULE BEGINNING MONDAY
Starting this Monday, March 16, we will be on a First Monday schedule until further notice.
Staff should report from 8:30 am - 2:25 pm to teach shortened periods. From 2:30 - 3:15 pm, teachers should work on plans for distance learning. This is work students can do who are not in attendance at school because of the impact of the coronavirus. Teachers may do this curriculum work either here at school or remotely from an alternate location of their choosing.  For teachers on late schedule, no need to communicate with your supervisor about the time you will be able to make it in for

#5 – PUTTING WORK ONLINE
The Department of Education is preparing online instructional materials for schools to use in case this happens.  Each school including HSFI will be responsible for the creation of a ‘Learning Continuity Plan’ to make sure all our students are getting the instruction they need and deserve.
Moving forward, teachers should be using their professional time during the school day to put work online.  This work should be used for students in attendance and students not in attendance – under no circumstances should anyone be preparing two sets of work.  You should continue to use the tools that students are familiar with including Google Classroom and Jupiter.  Please do not ask students to navigate any new tools that they are not familiar with.
Kelly Molloy has shared with us a Google Sheet that lists available online education resources.  The majority of these sites are usually behind paywalls or subscriptions, but they are now being offered for free due to the pandemic: 
It is important to understand that no student should fail a class or have their grade negatively affected if they are not attending school due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus.  Many families are not allowing their children to attend school.  This also applies to students who are unable to access work online due of their lack of accessibility to the internet. 

#6 – LARGE SCHOOL GATHERINGS SUSPENDED
□ Schools are being directed to suspend all large gatherings of students including all clubs, assemblies and school events.  This will definitely impact our Spring term showcases including the Fashion Show, Art Show and Photography Exhibit Opening – we are in touch with the directors of those events to make them ‘Virtual’ so our entire school community can still enjoy them and students can still showcase their expertise.
□ All Spring sports seasons have been suspended
□ All local field trips have been suspended

#7 – PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES PLAN
The hours and location for Parent-Teacher Conferences are flexible are per the agreement with the DOE and UFT.  The Friday time slot between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm will stay the same, but the Thursday time will be flexible for staff.
This is the message we are sending to families:

Dear HSFI Families, 
In accordance with the recommendations from the New York City Department of Education and Health and Mental Hygiene, we will be conducting our spring semester 2020 Parent Teacher Conferences by email or phone.
During the week of March 16 - 19, if you would like to connect to specific teachers and counselors, they will contact you at an email or phone number you provide.
On Friday, March 20th, teachers and counselors will also be available to conduct email or phone conferences with you from 1:00 - 3:00 pm by appointment
Families can indicate their preference for an email conference or set up a phone conference appointment the following two ways:
(1) Fill out the form posted on the family portal of the schools website @ www.hsfi.us. The link to register is included below: 
(2) Contact the Main Office at 212-255-1235 ext. 1254, 1255, or 1257 on the following dates and times:
Monday, March 16, 2020 from 8:30- 3:30
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 8:30- 3:30
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 8:30- 3:30
Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 8:30 - noon

Please note:
Jupiter Grades, www.jupitered.com, will also provide parents and guardians with students’ most up-to-date academic progress in all subject areas. If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Danielle Silva, AP of Family Engagement @ 212-255-1235 ext. 1255 or dsilva3@schools.nyc.gov. You can also send a message directly to your child’s teacher any time through Jupiter to ask a question or find out more about your child’s progress. 
Email conferences will be the fastest way to receive information about your child’s progress also without specific time limit. 
Official DOE report cards will be distributed to students on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 during their third period class. A school messenger reminder will be sent to all families as another form of notification. Please review the first marking period report card with your child when they return from their school day.

Hopefully, this process will still allow for important partnership between parents, students and HSFI!


NYC DOE STAFF SURVEYS
This past week you received a postcard (images below) with the information you need to fill out the DOE Learning Environment staff survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the anonymous survey online.





























  
We have worked tremendously hard together to create a wonderful learning environment for our students and this is your chance to let the world know about it.
Prospective HSFI parents and families and students look to the results to decide whether they should apply to our school or not.   
The link to the survey is below, but you must have the unique access code from the postcard to proceed:
Thank you for doing the survey – a large response percentage will send a strong message to those looking at the results.


SMILE! – YEARBOOK PHOTOS
The yearbook photography staff will be in the student lounge room 829 on Tuesday, March 17.
Please come by for your staff photo periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 to be included in the 2020 yearbook.
Obviously, we will make sure you have other opportunities for these photos.
As an alternative, stop by room 704 after 9th period during the remainder of March if you cannot make it on March 17.  Thank you from Ms. Zubrovich and the yearbook staff




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

JUST LIKE US, OUR STUDENTS ARE STRESSED
Before diving into any content, please check in on how your students are doing with everything going on and provide an opportunity for them to express their feelings

HSFI ‘CHALLENGED’ GOAL – RIGOR & RELEVANCE

SPEND YOUR PROFESSIONAL TIME GETTING CLASS MATERIALS ONLINE
Moving forward, teachers should be using their professional time during the school day to put work online.  This work should be used for students in attendance and students not in attendance – under no circumstances should anyone be preparing two sets of work.  You should continue to use the tools that students are familiar with including Google Classroom and Jupiter.  Please do not ask students to navigate any new tools that they are not familiar with.
Kelly Molloy has shared with us a Google Sheet that lists available online education resources.  The majority of these sites are usually behind paywalls or subscriptions, but they are now being offered for free due to the pandemic: 
It is important to understand that no student should fail a class or have their grade negatively affected if they are not attending school due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus.  Many families are not allowing their children to attend school.  This also applies to students who are unable to access work online due of their lack of accessibility to the internet




DEVELOPMENT OF SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM TO HELP THE TRANSITION OF OUR INCOMING STUDENTS
We are interested in developing a Summer Bridge program for our incoming students for next school year to help them have a smoother transition to high school and our community.  Our initial thoughts were to bring in students for 3 days for 3-4 hours a day during July.  We would run this program for 3 separate weeks so that incoming students could choose one of the three possible weeks to attend.  The below survey asks for your ideas for the program, whether you would like to help plan the program and whether or not you be interested in working the program.  The survey is completely optional.  All questions on the survey are optional.  Thank you!  https://forms.gle/Jg8isRFjVQMECgTw5





SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT
SEL Best Practices for the Classroom
Check out our SEL Best Practices’ section that has been just added to our Staff Portal – please check it out for tools to use in your classroom and offices

Voluntary Mindfulness Workshops
Consider attending a voluntary Mindfulness workshop run by our very own licensed mindfulness teacher, Ms. Serrano – here are a list of times and dates:
Thursday, March 26th after 9th period 3:45-4:45 pm
Friday, March 27th 1st period
□ Thursday, April 23rd after 9th period 3:45-4:45 pm
Friday, April 24th 1st period
Thursday, May 7th after 9th period 3:45-4:45 pm
Friday, May 8th 1st period
Thursday, May 21st after 9th period 3:45-4:45 pm
Friday, May 22nd 1st period
Thursday, June 4th after 9th period 3:45-4:45 pm
Friday, June 5th 1st period




THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR:

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
MARCH 16

*First Monday Bell Schedule

Department Meetings

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
17

*First Monday Bell Schedule

1st Marking Period Grades Due

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431




18

*First Monday Bell Schedule

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
19

*First Monday Bell Schedule

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
20

*Special Half Day Schedule

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences Afternoon
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR:

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
MARCH 23

*First Monday Bell Schedule

Department Meetings

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
24

*First Monday Bell Schedule

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
25

*First Monday Bell Schedule

School Leadership Team Meeting
4:00 pm
Room 821

Parents Association Meeting
6:00 pm
Room 821

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431

26

*First Monday Bell Schedule

PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431
27

*First Monday Bell Schedule

Student Town Halls
Periods 4-7
Room 821


PM Supervisor:
G Raschilla
Rm. 143-Ext. 1431




ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Teachers are responsible for recording all student attendance at extracurricular activities such as clubs, tutoring etc. 
Please note, we have changed the process for recording students’ attendance.  You will now use the data dashboard to record student attendance (Teacher Tools-->Student Activity Attendance). Students will no longer be individually logging in for activities.

Best Practices:
A hard copy/back up of student signatures is not required, but may be helpful.
When logging student attendance through the Data Dashboard, teachers should click "submit" once at the conclusion of the activity to avoid multiple submissions.
Contact Shannon Kohm with questions at skohm@school.nyc.gov, or ext. 5151





THE WRITING REVOLUTION – IMPORTANT REMINDERS
If you are implementing the program in your classroom, you should have your TWR posters displayed in the front of your classroom as close to eye-level as possible. Use them to model, prompt and remind students when reinforcing skills.

If need replacement posters, they are available in the TWR Resource Library along with all kinds of customizable materials. (If you don't have a log in, you can use User Name: nmoore Password: Fashion1)
https://www.thewritingrevolution.org/resources/




IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONAL REMINDERS

OUR INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS FOR 2019-20 & BEYOND
□ Every student feels cared for
□ Every student feels challenged

PLC INTERVISITATION ROUND 3 IS GOING ON NOW
Everyone should visit someone and be visited by someone between March 3 - 26
These visits should be approximately 30 minutes in length.
After the visit, you’ll use a Google Form to briefly record the following by March 27
Google Form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQTyhtTyGd8hEk3n-ZhkQwIOLJmDDQMbHcuwt2rdOTfSdrYw/viewform?usp=sf_link

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
We in room 329 would like to provide you with some new and exciting updates regarding accessing information for SWD. Within the HSFI Dashboard SWD have a blue circular icon next to their name. When you select this icon, it will direct you to SESIS where you an access your students IEP and important information about the way they learn. In addition, while reviewing the IEP you may notice your Teacher Form responses or information you shared during the meeting- this is a great example of how your insight helps us to create an authentic, student specific IEP. The information you are required to complete on the teacher form is subject specific and your insight will better help us in determine the needs of our students with IEPs. The Teacher Form in conjunction with your participation at the IEP meeting (if you are invited) are two critical elements we need in order to best serve our students. We try to plan our IEP and Triennial meetings with teacher schedules in mind, however there are times when families are only available at specific times and a coverage will be requested for your class. Thank you in advance for participating in meetings! In addition to asking a special educator, you can easily determine which students in your class have IEP's by reviewing your class roster.

Students who are placed in ICT classes have the letter at the end of their official (ex-45P) and our Self-contained students will continue to have the letter at the beginning of their official class. Students within our D75 Inclusion Program will have an L as the first letter of their official class and at this time will not appear when you log-in to SESIS. We are working to gain access for those who need it. In the interim you are invited to stop by 329 to speak with Ms. Smith-Brown and review a hard copy of their IEP(s).

If you have not already done so, please come to room 329 and sign the Chapter 408 binder As always, feel free to reach out to Ms. McGuinness (ex. 3289) with any questions you may have regarding Special Education and services. Thank you for your continued support of our students

PARENT ENGAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Keep in mind the main ways that we maintain high levels of Parent Engagement:
#1 - Keeping Jupiter up-to-date so that students and parents know where students stand in your class
#2 – You are contractually required to set aside 1 specific period set aside for Parent Engagement where you make calls and emails to families of at-risk students.  If a student is failing, you need to make verbal contact with that family
#3 - Check your DOE Email everyday - Not HSFI email – you should forward your HSFI emails to your DOE email.  If a parent emails you, they should expect a response in a timely manner

IMPORTANT HOMEWORK REMINDERS
#1 – Please follow our policy of ‘No New HW Wednesdays’
#2 – Do not give a HW assignment unless you will be giving meaningful feedback back to students – a check or score at the top of a paper does not mean much to students.  This is especially true for honors and Advanced Placement courses where the amount and difficulty of readings and assignments is high

GUIDELINES TO MAINTAIN SCHOOL CLIMATE
Pass needed to go anywhere outside of your classroom / specific Falcon Health Center pass
No passes first 10 minutes of class (unless emergency)
No passes last 10 minutes of class (unless emergency)
Electronic Equipment for educational purposes allowed / all other purposes should be a referral / Leave confiscating to supervisors and deans / NO CHARGING PHONES
WHERE CAN STUDENTS GO WHEN NOT IN CLASS?
Before 1st Period – Cafeteria, Student Computer Lab (Room 201), Hallways 
Once Period 1 begins – students cannot be in the hallways – can go to the Cafeteria, Student Computer Lab, Classroom under teacher supervision
Lunch Periods (4-7) – Cafeteria, Student Lounge, Library (except 7th period), Student Computer Lab, Classroom under teacher supervision
Students waiting for afterschool activities - Student Computer Lab, Library, Classroom under teacher supervision
YOU CANNOT ALLOW A STUDENT TO STAY IN YOUR CLASSROOM / OFFICE WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE – ASK THEM TO LEAVE & COME BACK




DATA DASHBOARD CORNER
We thank Mr. Stampone for all his efforts to get staff all the student information they need!
The bookmark to the HSFI Student Data Dashboard is: https://hsfi-data-dashboard.herokuapp.com/

Keep teachers and counselors in the know about a particular student by logging teacher notes. Teacher notes are viewable on your dashboard homepage and a full list under Students -> Teacher Notes https://hsfi-data-dashboard.herokuapp.com/teachernotes This is a great place to drop in any parent engagement you might have done that other staff members would benefit from knowing. On an individual student's page you could download all the teacher notes written about them which could make for a great log of assistance/outreach if needed. Write some teacher notes today because knowledge is power

The attendance form for student activities has transitioned from Google Forms to the Data Dashboard. You'll find the electronic attendance sheet under Teacher Tools -> Student Activity Attendance https://hsfi-data-dashboard.herokuapp.com/afterschool Submit this form just once at the end of your activity and select all the names of all the students that attended. Each submission will create a digital record of the attendance sheet which makes for documentation for Per Session as well as inserts the activities and dates into each student's dashboard page. You can see what a student has participated in by scrolling down to Student After School Activities. Looking forward to seeing just how involved our students are! If there are any after school activities that were left out in error from this initial list, please let Mr. Stampone know.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions for the dashboard, please contact Mr. Stampone (dstampone@hsfi.us) with your feedback. 




IMPORTANT FASHIONSOARRS.COM UPDATES

Mr. Egan has created a staff instructions guide – here is the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pmez0aYrAfIxeFEQFawx8rtpV0jh8jFEGwwhgF2j8QI/edit?usp=sharing

Mr. Egan has created two videos to support staff use of FashionSoarrs – they are on Technology page of the staff portal as wellhttps://sites.google.com/a/hsfi.us/hsfi-staff-portal/technology





NEW HSFI WEBSITE – THANK YOU MS. ARCAMAY
We are excited to announce the launch of our new site! To have a full experience of our website please review from a desktop computer. On our platform you will find Information on clubs, tutoring, meetings, announcements, and Opportunities. You will also find resources for school leadership, peer mediation, college access, industry partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and expectations for our schools community and so much more. Explore 360 tours of our spaces and invite friends and family to view our online admission exam. 




OUTSIDE MASONRY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE
At this time, work is being done on 24th street side of the building. On floors 3 thru 9.
This includes the following rooms:
329, 327, 325, 323, 321, 319
429, 427, 425, 423, 421, 419
 529, 527, 525, 523, 521, 519
 629, 627, 625, 623, 621, 619  
 729, 727, 725, 723, 721, 719
 829, 827, 825, 823, 821, 819
 929, 927, 925, 923, 921, 919
Work begins at 4pm.   Although this is an outside project, the workers will need access to these rooms.  
Staff who use these rooms should before 4pm:
 Lock up any personal items and valuables.  
 Clean up the classroom as much as possible, do not leave papers out or other items.   
 Shut all windows. 
 Some ACs are wrapped so that dust does not damage them.  They cannot be used while they are in this state.     
 After school activities should be relocated to another room.  
Finally, staff using rooms in the area of the work should also shut all windows and relocate after school activities to another room if work is too loud. 




OPERATIONAL NEED TO KNOW

PROCEDURES FOR FASHION SHOW FITTINGS
CTE teachers will not be asking students to leave classes for fashion show fittings or to finish art show projects this year.  All student absences from academic classes will be done using the permission slip in advance.

SAFETY ISSUE WITH AUDITORIUM
We have a safety issue with the Auditorium.  It is a huge concern of mine that students are in the auditorium alone / unsupervised / in the dark and possibly engaging in negative behavior that does not represent the values of our school.
With this in mind,
#1 - Please do not cut through the auditorium to go back and forth between the east and west sides of the building on the first floor.  You will need to walk around.
#2 - Please do not leave the double doors open on any of the auditorium doors.
We have the custodial staff checking the doors throughout the day to make sure they are locked.

SUB CENTRAL - REGULAR HOURS
Teachers:  When calling in absences to Sub Central, please state your regular hours.  This will let subs know for which session to report.
(The system is set at 8:02 - 3:42, covering pds. 1 - 9.)

CLASSROOM CHROMEBOOKS
Chromebooks must remain in the rooms assigned.

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


SUPPLY REQUESTS

TECHNOLOGY REQUESTS
Spreadsheet that shows the Status of Technology Requests
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
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

RESERVE A FACILITY IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING REQUESTS

ELEVATORS
▪ You will receive an email in the morning about the status of the elevators
▪ After 9:15 am, staff should just use the teacher elevators – after this staff should not be using the student elevators.  Remember, we have 3 Elevators for 150 adults and they have 3 Elevators for 1700+ students
▪ Do not give Elevator Passes (or Keys) to Students (CTE Exceptions)
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are staff to speak about students in an elevator (Positive or Negative)
▪ Politely Ask students for Elevator Passes
If they do not have one, politely ask them to leave / Just hold the door until they leave
▪ Enforce READINESS Grades – rewarded for being in their seats ready to work when the music stops playing

TRANSIT DELAYS / MEDICAL ABSENCES
Please turn in your notes.  Without official back up, your absence or delay cannot be recorded as such.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Here are the links to the Emergency Preparedness videos.  This series of safety videos are useful tools that demonstrate how Building Response Teams operate, and how school buildings use the General Response Protocols during an emergency. Please take the time to watch the following videos to ensure that you are well equipped in the event of an emergency.

Full Safety Preparedness video: Vimeo.com/nycschools/safetypreparedness

Assembly Card video: Vimeo.com/nycschools/assemblycard



Shelter In video: Vimeo.com/nycschools/shelterin

CANNOT LEAVE STUDENTS UNATTENDED
You cannot leave students unattended anywhere in the building – a classroom or office, the Auditorium or Cafeteria – if you have to leave a particular area, ask the students to leave with you.

PROTOCOLS FOR RESPONDING TO CLASSROOM INCIDENTS
In the event of an incident in your classroom that creates disruption (student is defiant and / or uncooperative) but is NOT A THREAT to student and/or staff safety, the following protocol should be followed:
□ Classroom management, i.e., using your skills as an educator to move on from the situation, followed by
□ A phone call to your Supervisor informing them of the incident and the steps you have taken to address the matter, followed by
□ A referral to the Peace Center and/or the Guidance Department via Google Docs., followed by
□ Outreach to parents, informing them of their child’s misbehavior, and request for family support to correct the matter.  

In the event of an incident in your classroom that involves an immediate THREAT to student and/or staff safety, the following protocol should be followed:
□ A phone call to the Peace Center (x1491 or x1431) informing available staff of the incident and requesting assistance, followed by
□ A phone call to School Safety (x1341) informing them of the location and nature of the incident and requesting assistance, followed by
□ A call to your Supervisor informing them of the incident and the steps you have taken to address it.




WEEKLY PARENT COMMUNICATION
FASHIONABLE TIMES BLOG
Just like we maintain a blog for staff, we maintain a weekly blog for HSFI Parents that includes a weekly message from me.  The link is:





STUDENT INFORMATION RESOURCE
NYC DOE STUDENT PROFILES
The NYC Department of Education has created a central location to access key student information – www.nycenet.edu/studentprofile
You have been emailed a one-page summary of this resource.  Here are the key categories of the ‘Student Profile’:
Grades – current and historical report card grades
Assessments - previous Regents scores
Attendance - current and historical daily attendance including lateness
Schedule – students’ current schedule
Details – student biographical and demographic information including Special Education and English Language Learner (ELL) status
Enrollment – enrollment history including all NYC schools attended
Guardians – all the adults on the students’ biographical record including contact information and preferred language




VTODs FOR THE WEEK
MARCH - Week 3 / Roots; prefixes; suffixes - Di: double / plo: fold

Monday, March 16
diploma (n) (of Greek origin: literally meaning a paper folded in two.) A document bearing the record of graduation from or of a degree conferred by an educational institution.  “Students in rural areas nationwide are now about as likely to earn their high-school diplomas as their urban peers.”
Tuesday, March 17
diode (n) is an electronic device with two transmitting terminals that allows electric current to flow in one direction while blocking current in the opposite direction. An LED is a light-emitting diode.
Wednesday, March 18
dichromatic (adj. having or exhibiting two colors.   Dogs have what is called dichromatic color vision since they possess only two types of cones which perceive blue and yellow while most human eyes are trichromatic, having three types of cones that identify combinations of red, blue, and green.
Thursday, March 19                                                                                                         ,                  diplomacy (n) 1.the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations. Nuclear diplomacy remains largely deadlocked since a U.S.-North Korea summit failed. 2.the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way. As always, my tactful mother handled the awkward situation with diplomacy.
Friday, March 20
NO VTOD



STAFF MEMBERS WHO SOARR
Here are some SOARRing staff that are going beyond the call of duty for HSFI!

Thank you to THE ENTIRE HSFI STAFF for looking out for our students and your colleagues under these terrible circumstances!

Thank you to MR. RUSSELL for maintaining the strong partnership between the International Center of Photography and HSFI.

Thank you to MS. CISSE, MR. LACHOK & MS. SAN JORGE for continuing to run such a successful Work Based Learning program at HSFI.

Thank you to MS. McGOLDRICK for conducting another round of TWR PD and providing staff with useful guidance in nurturing student writers including helping the Science focus groups with TWR feedback and strategies.

Thank you to MR. LACHOK for assisting with emergency coverages.




HSFI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ALL CLASS REUNION GALA
You are invited to the “All Class Reunion Gala” to benefit HSFI Class of 2021
Date: Saturday, June 13
Place: 191 7th Ave New York, NY 10011 “Arte Cafe”
Time: 7pm - 11pm
Admission: $50 (covers 3 course meal and alcoholic drinks) *This is a discounted rate for staff
If you are interested in attending, kindly RSVP by submitting a check, money order, or cash to Ms. David
or Ms. Dahill.
Make checks payable to “Alumni Assoc. of HSFI”.
If you cannot attend donations can be issued as well at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fashion-royalty-all-class-reunion-gala-tickets-94625913655
Space is limited, See you there!





















ADDITIONS TO THE BLOG
If you are interested in adding something to the Weekly Bulletin Blog, please email Angela Ianniello – AIanniello@schools.nyc.gov – by Wednesday of that week.  Submissions emailed after this deadline will be placed in the following week’s Blog.