Announcements


Announcement: Attention Students!  Want to make a difference? Want to have your voice heard?  Come to the SO election information meeting on Wednesday, April 1, period 9 in the Teacher's Cafeteria.

Announcement: Attentions Seniors- Info packets are now available for Senior Trip Part II for Six Flags Great Adventure. Stop by the SO Office, Room 158 to pick up your packet.  Last day to pay is May 1!

Announcement: Congratulations to the Patriot Battalion Raider Male and Female Teams for winning First Place in the NYC Commanders Cup Competition held at FLHS on Saturday, March 17!  Go Patriots!!

PTA and School Leadership Team Nomination
PTA and School Leadership Team Nominations will begin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015  at our PTA/Title I Meeting at 7 PM and will end on June 3, 2015 prior to elections.  On June 3 ,2015 Elections for all positions on the PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team will be held at our PTA/Title I Meeting at 7:15 PM.

If you are interested in running for a position for the 2015-2016 school year please use the attached letter to nominate yourself.
PTA Nomination-Election Letter 2015-2016.pdf

TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY BY APRIL 2!

 

KEY SCHOOL SURVEY INFORMATION

Ø      The NYC School Survey helps educators and the public understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at the school.

Ø      The survey is the source of community input in the school accountability process.

Ø      The survey is a valuable method for identifying your concerns and acknowledgements of our

school’s performance. As such, your honest feedback encouraged.

Ø      The survey is confidential. No one at the school or the Department of Education will ever see your responses.

Ø      All parents receive a paper survey and may also take the survey online at

www.nycschoolsurvey.org.

Ø      If you have lost your paper survey, please call the survey hotline at 1-800-690-8603 to obtain your access code and take the survey online. 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES AND REMINDERS

Ø      All surveys must be completed by Thursday, April 2.

Ø      You can take the survey and learn more about it at  www.nycschoolsurvey.org.

Ø      If you have questions or concerns, contact your school’s survey coordinator or parent coordinator

for assistance.

Fill out your school survey today!

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR PARENT SURVEY IN THE LOBBY

DURING

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Click on the attachment to view flyer!

ParentSurveyFlyer_2015.pdf
Congratulations to Andre Cunalata who placed 5th in the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters at 112th PSAL Indoor Track & Field Championships Sunday, February, 22nd, 2015 at the New Balance Armory Track and Field Center.   



Please use the links below to view information about your Academy Selection
Remember choice form is due on Monday, March 9th in room 112 (Guidance Office)

As of March 2nd, 2015 Francis Lewis has adopted a new electronic use policy.  Please take the time to read the new policy by clicking HERE.

Please note that this policy formalizes the existing policy that has been effect for the past two years.


Click on attachment for Spring 2015 Tutoring Schedule
Tutoring ScheduleSPRING 2015.pdf
Student Spring Calendar 2015

Click on attachment to view the Student Spring Calendar
Student Spring Calendar 2015.pdf

Community and Citywide Education Council Elections 2015-2017

Community or Citywide Education Councils help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. CCEC members are parent volunteers who provide hands-on leadership and support for their community's public schools. Participation on these councils is an important responsibility that every public school parent should join in! These elections occur every two years.  2015 gives you the opportunity to be more engaged in every aspect of your children’s school life. Go to  http://www.nycparentleaders.org/resources.html and run for 2015 NYC Education Councils.  #RaiseYourHandNYC for our kids!

 

Special Event
Parents are invited to learn more about the 2015 Education Council Elections on January 26th from 6 PM – 8 PM.  This interactive session will be held at Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street, NY 10007 and will include a Q&A session with current and former council members. 

Please register at this link Register for the event HERE

 

Election Timeline

February 11 – March 16  (Extended Deadline for Applications)        Online applications accepted • Parents of NYC children can apply

• Parents should apply online. Local public libraries provide free computer access to allow you to apply online.

 

March 18 – April 18                Candidate Forums                   Parents (particularly selectors) should attend the candidate forum for your district or borough

 

April 19 – May 8                     Selector voting period            All selectors set to vote at NYCParentLeaders.org 

 

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CCHS 2015 APPLICATION_ENGLISH.pdf
Announcement:  This is a reminder to all students that Homework Helpers (Tutoring) - Math only- is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays in Room 222 fro 3:20 pm - 5 pm.

Apply for an IDNYC Card 

 

On January 12, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC, a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents ages 14 and older, regardless of immigration status. The IDNYC card is a secure document that enables residents to access City services and grants admission to City buildings, such as public schools. New York City residents may receive an IDNYC card free of charge until December 31, 2015. To apply for this card, residents must make an appointment at an IDNYC Enrollment Center by calling 311 or going online to www.nyc.gov/IDNYC. Residents must bring a completed application, proof of identity, and proof of residency to their appointment. Acceptable documents include NYCDOE transcripts, NYCDOE student ID cards, and letters from the NYCDOE that support NYC enrollment for students; for a complete list of acceptable documentation, see here. Note that translation services will be available at enrollment centers, and enrollment centers will be accessible to people with disabilities.

 

For more information on IDNYC, including additional benefits associated with this card, see here or call 311. Please encourage your school community to apply.

 


Professional Planning Dates for 2015 - To allow for teacher professional planning, students will follow the special bell schedule on the dates listed below:
January 16, 2015
March 13, 2015
April 20, 2015
May 22, 2015

Click on links below to view special bell schedule for students on these days.

Professional Planning Dates for 2015.pdf

Professional Planning Bell Schedule 2015_Spanish.pdf

Professional Planning Bell Schedule 2015_Chinese.pdf

Professional Planning Bell Schedule 2015_Korean.pdf

Prpfessioanl Planning Bell Schedule 2015_Urdu.pdf


Family Guide to Special Education: Click here online

The guide provides information about families’ roles, rights, and the processes associated with special education identification, referral, and services. In addition to updates on NYCDOE and NYSED policies, the guide includes an extended chapter on related services, information on specialized programs, and updates to graduation requirements and commencement credentials.  


Letter to Parents and Families Regarding EBOLA
Please click on attachment to view letter.

Please click on link for information and translation.
http://schools.nyc.gov/Home/InOurSchoolsToday/2014-2015/ChancellorFarinaCommissionerBassettsLetteronEbolaVirus.htm
School Community Ebola.pdf

To Register for Pupil Path

 
Programs changes WILL NOT BE DONE for the following reasons:

1. Remove your lunch

2. Shorten your day

3. Earlier Schedule
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Instructions to Register for PupilPath
(Please be aware that some of the codes emailed had the student and parent codes reversed, a new updated version has been emailed out)

- In order to register you need the registration code
- It either has been or will be E-mailed to your school issued E-mail address

    If you have logged into your francislewishs.org account before... the e-mail has already been sent.. please log in to your account to get the PupilPath instructions.

    If you have not logged in before (or new student) follow these instructions:
        Click Login on the top left of this page (it is small)
        Your user-name is as follows:
The first letter of your first name + The first 3 letters of your last name + the last 4 letters of your ID #
         ex. John Smith    ID# 123456789       username = jsmi6789
       
Your password is temporarily set to your ID#

After you log in please click on the "My E-mail" tab on the left...(this will take you to your school issued g-mail account) check back for the PupilPath Registration Instructions in this e-mail box... it will be sent at least once a day for the next 5 days.



LUNCH FORMS FOR 2014-2015 CAN BE DONE ONLINE BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014

Click on attachment
2014MealApplicationFlyer.pdf
Important Reminder:
All students are required to have a School ID.  If you are taking a Regents exam you must show your Student ID at the time of the exam.  To replace your lost Student ID card you must go to the "CAGE" Before or after your day or during your lunch period. NOT DURING CLASS TIME!  The Cage is open from 8 AM - 2 PM.

STUDENT DRESS CODE:
Please be reminded that proper school attire is expected and enforced.  
Therefore, students should not wear the following:
Hats/Hoods/Bandanas
Short Shorts
Short Skirts
Strapless or Revealing Shirts
Pants/Shorts that hang below the waist
Visible Undergarments

Lunch Applications 

Lunch Letter

MODEL UN News:
If you are interested in taking Model United Nation's as a class next year, please fill out the application on Skedula or Edmodo.  If you have questions please feel free to go to the Social Studies Department in Room 139.

Academic Intervention Log-In
(You must disable pop-up blockers)

Account Log-In: FLHS 
   PLATO Name: Osis #
    Password: (Password on your letter) See Dr. Marmor in room 105 for help
Academic Intervention Site


Regarding PCB's Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures - Important Message for Parents/Guardians
Click on attachment for details.

 

PCBs-Fluorescent lighting fixtures 11-13-2014.pdf
Seasonal Flu: A Guide For Parents
SeasonalFluParent072011.pdf

High School Progress Reports Are Released:
We are happy to report that Francis Lewis High School received an “A” again this year!

The New York City Department of Education released the annual public school Progress Reports for New York City High Schools. These reports give letter grades (A to F) to schools based on student academic achievement and progress as well as student attendance and the results of the Annual Learning Environment Surveys that parents, teachers, and students fill out each spring. To view our complete report, go to  http://schools.nyc.gov , click on the left hand side “Performance & Accountability”.

 


Free Online SAT Prep Course for Our Students
"Method Test Prep"

For instant online access to assist you in preparing for the SAT...

 1. Log into your Castle Learning account at www.castlelearning.com
(First time users should use only their OSIS numbers to create their account)

2. Click on Method Test Prep (at the bottom of the home page under Additional Resources)

Take advantage of this valuable online tool!

If you need assistance with your Castle Learning account, please come to Room 105.

Tuesday, March 31
ARISTA-7pm
Wednesday, April 1
PTA/Title 1 Meeting - 7pm
Nominations
Fri, Apr 3 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Recess
Monday, April 13
Students Return
Thursday, April 16
College Fair
7:00 PM