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
GETTING STUDENTS THE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS THEY NEED
Please look for changes in your students and let one of our mental health professionals know if you see a child in distress. We have extensive mental health supports in the building - our social workers (Mr. Harding, Ms. Ronan, Ms. Masin), Teen Choice, Partnership With Children, Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, LIU Academic Coaches & Falcon Health Center - we just need to identify our students in crisis and get them the help they need.
HSFI ‘CHALLENGED’ GOAL – RIGOR & RELEVANCE
A WEEK AND A HALF UNTIL THE END OF THE SECOND MARKING PERIOD
We are closing in on the end of the second marking period of the Fall term. Please let your students know where they stand in your classes and what they need to do to receive the grades that they want. Please make sure students know how they can use our grading policy to work their standing in their classes.
ATTENDANCE OPW PRESENTATION
Thank you to everyone for participating in our OPW presentation about attendance. You can look through the slides again here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1SQ7g0oePi3NZ8OuSXb9EK40_a3Msqkue8YznE2o6Ewk/ and please take a moment to complete the Google Feedback Form if you have not done so yet https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4vNTuam0M80615L8dtFddP2zgCET3PVxzWWlpTSj8W7Z6hg/viewform The attendance team is eager for your ideas, questions, feedback, and suggestions.
Look to the HSFI Data Dashboard to see the data and charts that live on our Attendance Hub: https://hsfi-datadashboard-v3.herokuapp.com/attendance/
Improving attendance (both to school, to individual classes, and getting places on time) will pay dividends in our many efforts to provide a quality education for the HSFI community.
DECEMBER STUDENT ACTIVITY EVENTS
HSFI Showcase - Tuesday Dec 21 at 4:00pm
Clubs that perform will have the opportunity to show their skills. Already committed are Iconoclan, Latin Groove as well as clubs with Ms. David, Ms. Cisse and Ms Rochford.
If you have a club that can perform on stage, please reach out to Ms. Newport or Mr. Rau.
Winter Fair - Wednesday December 22
This is where clubs and our students can sell their wears - a space is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for clubs. During lunch periods
Spirit Week - TDB
OUR TOOLS TO COMBAT COVID-19
We have the tools to combat COVID at HSFI - we all need to be on the same page and execute these tools:
□ Stay home if you do not feel well
□ Health Screening Tool - https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ - fill it out before entering the building each day
□ Masks - if you are in the building, you need to be wearing a mask
□ Physical distancing between students when possible
□ Promoting Vaccination - a vaccine clinic will be in the building all this week
□ Random COVID testing - our first scheduled testing date is this week on September 21
□ Students and staff showing COVID symptoms during school will be sent home and get tested
If you have a student showing symptoms, call x1491 or x1010 and we will get the student to the Health Center for evaluation
□ Different rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated students who have close contact with someone with COVID
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH IEPs
We have begun to host meetings and distribute IEP teacher forms, please complete these forms as you receive them as they are crucial in creating a quality IEP. Teacher forms should contain information specific to your course and the students' performance. Here are some examples of teacher forms. These are meant to provide guidance and let us know if you need support when completing forms. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PJBhhL-NDl5gWnH9ro7MTnckQW9D8C9ksUFQ2zG-nb4/edit?usp=sharing
If you are invited to a meeting you will receive a calendar invitation and remember, meetings are hosted virtually. With this in mind, you will need a quiet, secure location in order to participate. The individual hosting your meeting will let you know a secure location for the meeting you are attending and you also welcome to join us in 329 if you are unable to locate a space. If you are unable to attend an IEP meeting, inform us before the meeting so we may schedule another individual to join in your place.
In addition, we want to provide everyone with a reminder regarding students with IEPs and SESIS as well as the sections of the IEP which you may find most helpful when planning your instruction. Please refer to the document below and let us know if you have any questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kOmsslvRr9h_gOXSmCSgXNgNd-8FG9nXsbUQ94G12ps/edit?usp=sharing
Here is the link to Ms. McGuinness’s Opening Day presentation on what you need to know about our support of our Special Education students:
MARKING PERIODS ESTABLISHED
2nd MP ends December 8, Grades due Wednesday 12/15 @ 4pm
3rd MP ends January 21, Grades due Wednesday 1/26 @ 4pm
Mr. Stampone has put together a HSFI Calendar that we can all use in our planning:
EVERYONE SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTING FASHION DOLLARS
Everyone across all titles should be distributing Fashion Dollars.
This is an equity issue - No student should be denied access to getting Fashion Dollars if they deserve them. This is an expectation of all staff members.
Students now know what they can get with their Fashion Dollars, so please give them out positively reinforcing the soft skills our students need to succeed:
□ Students show evidence of LEADERSHIP by either motivating and encouraging classmates; building teamwork; and resolving conflict within the HSFI community
□ Students show evidence of understanding and appreciating the value of TEAMWORK and working in partnership with other HSFI community members
□ Students show evidence of effective COMMUNICATION with other HSFI community members. Effective and respectful communication includes:
Verbal communication (ability to speak clearly, concisely, and respectfully);
Nonverbal communication (project positive body language and facial expressions);
Written communication (composing written reports and documents);
Visual communication (ability to provide information using pictures and other visual aids);
Active listening (hearing what others say)
□ Students show evidence of PROBLEM-SOLVING by cultivating diverse solutions to challenges; exploring safe solutions to bumps in the road, and achieving SOARRing skills by learning from mistakes.
□ Students show evidence of having a strong WORK ETHIC by demonstrating ownership and commitment to the expectations of the HSFI community; Managing time and responsibilities by meeting deadlines and going the extra mile to excellence and improvement
□ Students show evidence of ADAPTABILITY, demonstrating flexibility and willingness to take on responsibilities outside of their comfort zone; openness to change and new perspectives
□ Students show evidence of INTERPERSONAL SKILLS including building and maintaining relationships with classmates and staff members; giving and receiving constructive criticism; being tolerant and respectful of others' opinions; and showing empathy with the ability to understand and share the feelings of others
You can give out Fashion Dollars by using tokens or using the online system - here is the login information to the online system:
You can get additional FD tokens by coming up to Room 819.
Here is the link to Ms. Arcamay’s Presentation with Screencastify (Audio/Video):
Here is the link to Ms. Arcamay’s Presentation - Viewer Paced Slides:
Below are the times the FLY Store is open.
If your students are confused about how many Fashion Dollars they have, here are the instructions we sent our to students to review their Fashion Dollar Balances:
1. Go to www.hsfi.nyc
2. Press the blue Login button in the middle of the screen.
3. Login with Google - Add your hsfi email info
4. Once you are logged in select the gold fashion dollar Icon at the bottom left of the screen.
They can also learn more at:
https://www.hsfi.nyc/fd view our tutorials and overview.
DO NOT ASK A STUDENT TO NOT ATTEND A COLLEAGUE’S CLASS OR DISCUSSION GROUP
No one is allowed to ask a student to not go to another person’s class or SEL Discussion Group. This is unprofessional to think that your class / assignment is more important than someone else’s class / assignment. There is obviously well meaning behind the request trying to help a student, but we cannot do this to one another.
SUPPORT OF OUR ELEVATOR POLICY
(1) Students and staff can use both sides until 9:00 am and after the end of 9th period – if a student uses the ‘Staff’ side before 9am, they are allowed to do so
(2) You should not use the new ‘Student’ side during the school day – connected to this point is that no staff should ever kick-off a student from an elevator on the student side.
STAFF TOWN HALLS
Staff Town Halls will be back in December and continue through the remainder of the school year. The town halls will take place on Fridays during the lunch periods (4-7) in Room 821. As always, feel free to come and speak about anything you wish. Student town halls will be starting up this month.
Here are the list of dates:
WEDNESDAY SCHEDULING UPDATE & ROADMAP
Thank you to the entire HSFI community for embracing the Redesigned Wednesday plan and the many efforts to make the most of this unique opportunity. We also thank the many stakeholders in providing feedback about what has and has not worked with the bell schedule, the programming, and the implementation. It has been a big lift and we look forward to iterating on the schedule.
To address one concern head on about the day feeling frenetic and not enough opportunities for students and staff to have a moment of calm between periods, we will adjust the bell schedule to shave 5 minutes off the end of each period. The periods will start at the same time as periods the rest of the week, but will end 5 minutes sooner. This will also double the passing time between periods giving students and staff a chance to move around the building, use the restroom, etc. before going on to their next activity. We hope this also will make movement around the building smoother.
Another area of improvement we will move on for the second semester is to reconfigure when the content studios are to an “office hours” model where all staff and students have a block of time at the beginning of the day when all teachers are available for academic support and all students are assigned a location with one of their teachers. There are different scheduling approaches to accomplish this goal and the programming office will begin to evaluate the pros and cons of each. If you have ideas, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORTING OUR NEW BATHROOM POLICY
Bathrooms will still be closed five minutes before the end of a class period and then closed again for the first ten minutes of the next class period.
What you can do to support our new bathroom policy:
□ Do not give a bathroom pass out during these time frames
□ Make sure students have a physical pass when they leave your classroom - write a pass out if you do not have a pass - we will sending out a way for you to let us know if you do not have a bathroom pass
□ Have students use the Digital Pass Google Form using the QR codes
These safeguards continue to be in place to make sure students can use the bathrooms in peace:
#1- bathrooms will now be open during the time in between class periods.
#2- There will now be staff located in front of the bathrooms monitoring who comes in and out to make sure everything is in order.
#3 - Students will need to show the pass from their classroom teacher and need to sign in and write down where they are coming from on a sign in sheet.
#4 - We will institute a capacity in each bathroom so it is not overcrowded.
There are multiple bathrooms available to students at all times. Here is a breakdown of the open bathrooms at HSFI:
Female bathrooms are located on the fourth, fifth and ninth floors.
Male bathrooms are located on the sixth and ninth floors.
Two gender neutral bathrooms are located on the first floor.
We hope to open additional bathrooms as we hire additional staff to safeguard these spaces.
SCHOOL SAFETY / SHOWING OUR IDs
We had 3 students from another high school get into the school building on Friday, November 5. They walked right by the security desk at 11:00 am. School safety says it is not their responsibility for stopping these intruders - I find this absolutely ridiculous. Moving forward, I have requested that school safety check IDs of all people entering the building who do not swipe their student ID cards. This means that when you enter the building, please show your school ID to school safety – this includes in the morning when you arrive at school and when you come back into the building during the school day. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we need to make sure we are all safe. Thank you for understanding!
DEVERAUX STUDENTS STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT (DESSA)
As discussed in your department meetings, NYC DOE teachers will be completing the Devereux Student Screen Assessments.
The DESSA (Devereux Student Screen Assessment) screening tool is for teaching staff to complete on behalf of their 3rd period students. The screener uses data to assess a student's SEC (Social Emotional Competence).
The questionnaire is 43 different SEL related questions. Based upon the results, the students will be scored in 8 different "SEL competencies".
"The DESSA suite of SEL assessments empowers educators to build a measurable and actionable social and emotional learning (SEL) program with reliable assessment. The DESSA is an empirical, standardized social and emotional competence (SEC) assessment with editions that support students K-12. The DESSA suite complements many different educational models, including MTSS, RTI, PBIS, and Gifted and Talented. It provides a common lens and language for crafting an SEL program that involves educators, parents, and students."
BEFORE COMPLETING THE ASSESSMENTS:
Familiarization Professional Learning for Staff
Time: 1 hour
Audience: All School Staff except staff completing the Certification Pathway
Description: An overview of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and strength based assessments. Participants will understand the foundations of social emotional learning, principles of strength based assessments and key aspects of StrongResilientNYC.
□ Navigate to my courses
□ Click on the title for StrongResilientNYC: Familiarization
As a school, we have blocked out time during period 2 on Wednesday, November 24th to complete the training. However, STAFF MAY COMPLETE THIS BEFORE THIS TIME/DATE.
□ The training MUST be completed by the end of the day, Wednesday, November 24th
□ Please confirm that you have completed the training and the surveys by checking off below:
NEXT: The student screeners
□ Staff may use prep time and/or 2h of per-session to complete
□ The per session posting is #522
□ The student screeners MUST be completed by December 4th
Here is a website link to a PDF of our Wellness Team and all the services that we provide to our students:
QUEENS CENTER HOLIDAY WINDOW UNVEILING
We have solidified our Industry partnership with Queens Center and unveiled our new motorized holiday window installation right outside the mall on Queens Blvd
Thank you to MS. ARCAMAY for her inspirational efforts with this group of Visual Merchandising seniors.
View our window unveiling ceremony and behind the scenes footage:
You can view our holiday window up until December 24th in person!
Here is the address of the Queens Center Mall:
90-15 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11373 (meet at the Queens Blvd entrance to Queens Center)
This window was constructed by our senior visual merchandising majors:
Zenia A, Zhanise A, Jennifer A, Maxine B, Sasha S, Jenesis C, Charlene C, Charmaine C, Brenda C, Star D, Maylin D, Precious D, Sherlyn F.G, Ruth G, Maliha H, Haley J, Faye K, Aashiana M, Kiara M, Brooke M, Elly P, Regginia R, Nate R, Alyssa S, Jamirah T, Jeniece T, and Macouta T.
STUDENT TOWN HALL NOTES
Here is a summary of the discussion from the Student Town Halls that took place on November 19:
PER SESSION OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOL STAFF
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Chemistry, Living Environment, Physics, Earth Science, ELA, Global History, and Geography II will be scored partially or entirely through per-session opportunities that will be funded and managed by the DOE. All per-session opportunities will be posted on the Regents Per Session Scoring Application Portal as they become available; interested applicants can apply through December 10.
MAKE SURE THE COPY ROOM / 423 IS LOCKED
Please make sure the Copy Room / 423 is locked – we found some students in there recently – we do not want them messing around with those sensitive machines. Thank you!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN - STUDENTS REQUESTING COLLEGE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
It is that time of year again - students will start requesting College Letters of Recommendation. Here is a message from our College Counselor, Kate McKeon about these College Recommendations – thank you Ms. McKeon!
Our seniors are in the process of requesting letters of recommendation, so we wanted to take a minute to update new staff and give a quick refresher for returning staff on this process.
We will continue to use Scoir (pronounced Score), students have access to SCOIR and have begun their college selection and application process. When a student requests a letter of recommendation, you will receive an email notification with a link to SCOIR. When responding to your first request (new teachers), you will be prompted to create a password that you will use for subsequent logins. Returning users just log into your account (the associated email is your DOE, not HSFI email). To provide a letter of recommendation, you may either type the letter directly into SCOIR on the school letterhead provided or upload a letter in PDF format. Your letter will then be available for the counseling department to send electronically with the student’s other application materials.
□ There is no need to send students to the college office for the letter of rec info sheet - this no longer exists. Students enter all information in the personal bio section of Scoir which you have access to once the student requests the letter from you.
□ If you receive a letter of rec request from the Common Application, please don't submit the letter and contact me directly. This means the student made an error that needs to be corrected.
□ If you are writing a letter of recommendation for a student applying to CUNY, you will get a separate email from CUNY to upload your letter of recommendation.
□ If you are new to HSFI, please keep an eye out for your invitation to SCOIR that will be sent to your DOE email.
□ And just a reminder there is no teacher evaluation that goes along with the letter in Scoir. Yay!!
Attached is a link to a Google Doc that shares some tips and strategies on writing letters of recommendation and a section specifically tailored to COVID-19 and how to explain the impacts it has had on your relationship with students. For some students these letters will have a large impact on their admission decisions so your time and thoughtfulness is appreciated. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mIC2DjC8WYiCzrDqca70h7ioURogHZcDpkh2ZFadc8g/edit?usp=sharing
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or issues with Scoir.
DATA DASHBOARD FEATURE TO LOOK UP TUTORING / CONTENT STUDIOS AVAILABILITY ON WEDNESDAYS
Mr. Stampone has done it again - here is his go around at creating a link where students and staff can lookup Content Studios based on specific student programs:
Here is the physical list of teachers and their Study Hall periods and the classroom they are in.
Connect with your Study Hall students to
(1) See what subject area they need support in and then try to connect them with a teacher who has space to support them; or
(2) If their specific teacher is available for help.
The one way we have right now to make this connection is to call rooms to see if there is space available – you add the number 1 to all room numbers for the phone extensions except for the 9th floor where you put the number 1 in front of the classroom. For example, Room 725’s phone extension is 7251 and Room 925’s extension is 1925.
JUPITER NOW SYNCS WITH THE DATA DASHBOARD WHICH MEANS ATTENDANCE & ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION IS NOW PART OF A STUDENT’S DASHBOARD PROFILE
The dashboard now syncs daily with Jupiter to include attendance and assignment information. On a student page, you can view the assignments turned in (or not turned in) by the student. Additionally there is a section showing the student attendance summary and a list of specific days absent according to ATS records as of that morning.
PROCEDURES FOR TEACHERS PROCESSING ADD / DROPS ON JUPITER
This memorandum outlines the procedure for teachers processing add/drops on Jupiter.
Here is Google document link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e0Figcy2deyQQ51CVSlvK7Jd3pszUMXR9s5cZFsUtVE/edit?usp=sharing
Even though the program changes period is complete, the programming office continues to make student program changes. These program changes arise from changes to IEP recommended program, security & safety concerns, NX reconciliations, and transfer credits.
Students are programmed in STARS (which populates to STARS classroom automatically). These schedules are uploaded to the dashboard and to Jupiter twice a week. When a change is made, students are directed to pick up a new paper program from their counselor or the wellness office. Period attendance (white sheets) are printed once a week and will not reflect changes. Daily attendance (blue sheets) are printed automatically each morning and will reflect the changes as of 4pm the day prior.
When a student is dropped from a Jupiter section, a red ❌ will appear next to the student’s name on the Grades➔Student tab. The teacher should finalize entering any outstanding grades for the student and complete the drop by clicking the red ❌. Until the red ❌ is clicked and the drop completed, the course will continue to appear on the student’s Jupiter schedule. The student will not be released and automatically added to the new teacher’s roster until the drop is completed.
If the student is changing from one period to another of the same teacher, any assignments that are created in the old period and the new period will transfer automatically.
New students to your roster will be denoted with a green ➕. Once the drop is processed, you will gain full access to them in your gradebook.
If you have any questions about the class enrollment of a particular student, contact the student’s guidance counselor.
WHERE TO GO AT HSFI WHEN STUDENTS ARE NOT IN CLASS
In order to improve the smooth functioning of the school, we will be emphasizing to our students that they need to be in a specific location and not in the hallways when they have lunch or a study hall. We will share with students a chart that shows students their choices for where they can go during a given period. Students will have a choice of quiet spaces where they can read a book, do their homework or listen to music or more social spaces where they can have conversations with friends and be a little louder. All students found in the hallways will need to have a pass from a teacher and a copy of their program to show where they are supposed to be.
THANK YOU to all the staff members who volunteered to oversee a quiet space for our students.
Here is the preliminary chart:
KEEP YOUR ROOMS LOCKED WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE
Make sure you lock your rooms when you leave, so students cannot enter rooms and be unattended.
TEST ADMINISTRATION HANDBOOK
We are required to share with you the NYC Department of Education Handbook - please take a look when you have the chance. Here is a link to the handbook: https://infohub.nyced.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/test-administration-handbook-high-school.pdf
FAB SWAG AVAILABLE TO HSFI STAFF
We are excited to let you know that the remainder of the FAB gear has arrived! For Staff that DID NOT YET receive a Long Sleeve Shirt or Hoody on the first day of school, please email Ms. Vaccaro at firstname.lastname@example.org - she will be more than happy to deliver you one before our next Fashion Dollar Friday!
We have seen a positive impact on the students and a sense of unity when we all come together as a team! Please consider joining in the HSFI new tradition and wear your FAB or FLY gear this Friday!
TEACHERS INTERESTED IN BEING PAID FOR CLASS COVERAGES
Any teacher who is interested in being paid for class coverages. Please fill out the form. Remember all teachers must do one unpaid coverage per term
RESERVING PUBLIC SPACES IN THE BUILDING
Here is the link to reserve one of the public spaces within the building:
Link to reserve space https://www.hsfi.nyc/room-reservations
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION NEEDED
Please fill out the Emergency Contact Information sheet - I can guarantee you that this information will only be used in an emergency. Thank you.
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE SHEET DEADLINE
Please make sure blue attendance sheets are turned in before 11 am.
Blue sheets can be submitted to the following locations: Room 819 - Outside of the Principal's Office, Room 501- Outside of the Library, or the Main Office - Room 125.
The Attendance sheets that teachers fill out are legal documents. Here is the link to Ms. Silva’s Opening Day presentation about our Attendance procedures:
DATA DASHBOARD INFORMATION
HSFI’s Data Dashboard is an amazing tool created by Mr. Stampone to get us all communicating with one another about our students. Here is the link to his Opening Day presentation:
IMPORTANT WELLNESS SUPPORT LINKS
OPENING DAY WELLNESS & EMERGENCY READINESS PRESENTATION
HSFI’s Wellness Team made up of HSFI Staff & Community Partners is dedicated to supporting our students and supporting our teachers with the tools to support students. Here is the link to the presentations by Ms. Frank, Ms. Reyes and Mr. Raschilla:
GUIDANCE VIRTUAL WEBSITE
Here is the link to HSFI’s Guidance Department website:
SUICIDE PREVENTION / INTERVENTION
Below is a document with some tips around Suicide Prevention and Intervention:
CTE & COLLEGE ACCESS INFORMATION
We cannot forget why our students are here at HSFI - to study their Career & Technical Education major and get in a great position for life after HSFI which in most cases is College.
Here is the link to Ms. Boulamaali’s Opening Day presentation about our Majors and the recertification process:
Here is the link to the slides on our College Access efforts and where the Class of 2021 wound up:
CHECK YOUR DOE & HSFI EMAILS EVERYDAY
The expectation is that ALL STAFF check your DOE emails daily – not just your HSFI emails -
BEST PRACTICE: Forward your HSFI emails to your DOE email
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT LINKS
REMINDER: Do Not take reams of paper from the Copy Room - if you take this paper, staff will not have paper to make copies. If you want a ream(s) of paper, just submit a supply request and we will happily fill that request.
TECHNOLOGY STAFF SUPPORT VIDEOS
Remember the 2 most common ways to make sure your technology is working:
(1) Check whether your computer is plugged in or not
(2) Restart your computer
Here is a link to where our Staff Technology Support Videos can be found:
Fill out this form for a Supply Request:
Supply requests are for general school items and should be sent to your supervisor.
Fill out this form for a Technology Request - Technology requests are for assistance with current technology - Not a request for technology equipment:
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.
Fill out this form for a Custodial Request:
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
IMPORTANT SAFETY & SECURITY SUPPORT LINKS
SAFETY & SECURITY IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Here is a link to a document outlining some important safety and security reminders:
Here is a link to a document with 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.
IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
Here is a link to a document outlining the importance of confidentiality:
IMPORTANT MANDATED REPORTING PROCEDURES
Here is a link to a document outlining your Mandated Reporter responsibilities:
REPORTING CHILD ABUSE
Here is a link to a document outlining your responsibilities as a mandated reporter about any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities.
Here is a link to a document outlining OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standards - this is a federal OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.1030) that prescribes safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards from exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials, and to reduce their risk from this exposure.
STAFF MEMBERS WHO SOARR
Here are some SOARRing staff that are going beyond the call of duty for HSFI!
Thank you to MS. KONO, MS. PADRON & MS. SAN JORGE for their quick action to support a student in need of assistance.
Thank you to MS. LUCYSHYN, MS. MAGNER, MS. PARISE, MS. SMITH, MS. O’BRIEN, MS. DIXON, MR. DiDONATO, MS. DYE & MS. HENEY for hosting IEP meetings.
Thank you to MS. INCE, MR. LACHOK, MS. SMITH, MS. ANZALONE, MS. VARRICHIO, MS. O’BRIEN, MS. DYE & MS. E. JOHNSON for supporting IEP meetings this week.
Thank you to MS. POWELL, MS. BATTS, MS. DAVID, MS. ROCHFORD, MS. CHAVEZ, MS. LITT, MR. MENDEZ, MR. WIEDA, MR. EGAN, MS. BARNABEE, MS. RONAN, MS. MASIN, MR. HARDING, MS. MUSARRA & MS. TOMEO for participating in IEP meetings this week.
Thank you to MS. URENA & MS. INCE for supporting families and teachers in the IEP process.
Thank you to MS. SAMSON & MS. MASIN for completing our academic recovery calls to families.
Thank you to MR. LACHOK & MS. SAN JORGE for working with our students to apply for TOP.
Nominated by MS. CISSE, Thank you to MS. CHAVEZ for “for securing the permit to have teachers and students come into the school on Saturdays from Dec 1 to the Jan 31, 2022.”
Nominated by MS. VACCARO, Thank you to MR. JIMENEZ for “helping CTE in so many ways, from coming in early to open the school store, to staying late to make sure we have enough FLY merch for our students, to helping a new teacher be set up for success.”
Nominated by MS. VACCARO, Thank you to MS. NOBLE for “working to ensure that CTE stays organized in the recertification documentation.”
Nominated by MS. VASQUEZ, Thank you to MS. NEWPORT for “being a great mentor and helping me prep for my evaluation and Lisa Leighton for giving me feedback on my lesson plan.”
Nominated by MS. NEWPORT, Thank you to MS. VASQUEZ for “spotting a distressed student in the hallway and was able to get the student into her classroom and connected with supports. As a first year teacher, I am so proud of the way she stepped in and navigated this situation.”
Nominated by MS. ROCHFORD, MS. PARISSE & MS. MOLLOY, Thank you to MS. VACCARO for “putting together a FLY care package for a student that needed emotional support. It made his day, and made him feel a part of the HSFI community.”
If you want to nominate a colleague who SOARRS, email me before Thursday and they will be acknowledged in our upcoming weekly bulletin.