Dear Students and Parents,
Greetings! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer and are anxiously awaiting the beginning of a new school year. With the start of the 2019/2020 school year just a few days away, the intent of this letter is to let you know of pre-opening/opening of school activities and information.
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-356-3500 X4104 (24 HOUR ANSWERING MACHINE)
ATTENDANCE: THE KEY TO YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS! With the passage of House Bill 410, it has become necessary to keep a detailed account of student absences to the minute. Not only is it important that your student arrive on time and attend school on a daily basis, your student’s success in school depends on having a solid educational background that can only be gained through regular school attendance.
If you are picking up your middle school student for any reason or dropping him/her off, please park in the high school parking lot and come to the main office of the high school to sign your student in or out of school.
High School Lockers will be assigned by request only. Please see Mrs. Lockwood in the Attendance Office if you would like a locker. All Middle School Students will be assigned lockers and will have their locker number and combination printed on their schedules.
The building will open at 7:00 AM. Students are welcome to enter the building at that time. At 7:30 a.m., the cafeteria (which will be in the MS gym due to construction) will open and grab and go breakfasts will be available for purchase.
DISTRICT IS CASHLESS
Just a reminder that the district is “cashless”. The Fairview Park City School District takes advantage of PayForIt, an online payment system to collect student fees. Since 2011, all students and families at all buildings have been required to use PayFor t or write a personal check to pay for all fees. No cash will be accepted. Parents who do not have a credit card or a checking account will need to pay for their student’s fees with a cashier’s check or money order.
As in previous years, we will not be collecting student fees at the beginning of the school year. By mid-October, we will mail each household the student fee letter. At that time, we ask for prompt payment of fees. All student fee accounts must be current (no past due fees owed) in order for students to be able to participate in co-curricular (ie., sports) and extra-curricular activities (i.e., NHS, Key Club, dances, etc.). In the case of extreme hardship, please contact the main office. Please see above regarding form of payment.
A grab-and-go breakfast will be available in the middle school gym for students beginning at 7:30 daily, until the start of the school day. Breakfast and lunch menus can be accessed via the Food Services page, or you are encouraged to download the MySchoolMenus App which includes nutritional and allergy information.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is Thursday, September 5th, with all students reporting directly and promptly to their Homeroom by 8:35 a.m. to pick up their schedules and then proceed to 2nd period class. (please note: Homeroom assignments will be posted by entrance doors on bright colored paper).
Note: Students with a first period class on their schedule are to report to that location at 7:45 a.m. on September 5th. Student schedules can be found on PowerSchool beginning August 22nd.
The Fairview Park City School District is committed to providing services to all resident families, including those that may be homeless in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act. This assures that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless. For more information, please contact the Board of Education at 440-331-5500 or visit this web site.
Please make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date. For more information, click here.
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
The Fairview Park City School District uses InfoSnap, an online registration program for both new and returning students. Please know that our online registration process for returning students replaces our yearly back-to-school-forms, such as: Emergency Medical Form, Blanket Field Trip Form, Handbook Certification Form, etc. InfoSnap will require parents to download the student handbook, review it with your child, and sign off electronically that you and your child understand our school policies. Forms must be kept up to date. Please log into PowerSchool and click “Returning Student Registration” to update all information pertaining to your child by the start of school on September 5th. Students will not receive their district MacBook or go on field trips until this information is complete and verified by the main office.
Many great resources for parents can be found on our district website. Please be sure to check it out.
This year, students’ class schedules will be distributed via the students’ PowerSchool account, at Meet the Teacher Night as well as in Homeroom (8:35 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.) on the first day of school. Unless there is a clerical error in the student’s schedule, changes will not be made. If there is a schedule concern, please contact your child’s School Counselor by email or by phone. Once school begins, students may fill out a meeting request form in the Counseling Office to schedule an appointment with his/her counselor.
SENIOR PARENT MEETING/MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT
This year’s Senior Parent Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. At this meeting, we will discuss Senior year activities, guidance services, after-prom planning, etc. Meet the Teacher Night will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. This year, teachers will be available in their classrooms for a “meet and greet” format. They will have hand-outs available and information pertaining to this school year. Those teachers who move from classroom to classroom will be available in the Middle School gym (see below). Come early to pick up your student’s schedule in the middle school gym beginning at 6:00 p.m. Please keep in mind that the purpose of Meet the Teacher Night is to meet your student’s teachers, hear their expectations and receive information of how to best communicate with each of them. If you have special requests for your student or individual questions, we ask that you communicate those to the teacher via email, phone or individual conference set up through your child’s School Counselor.
The following teachers will be available in the Middle School gym:
HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Friel, Rich Barry, Ryan
Gefell, Kim Fickel, Brent
Koczur, Chris Hicks, Jeff
Moore, Mary Ku, Piwen
Oxley, Lori Mooney, Sarah
Slack, Andy Ruic, Steve
Wolansky, Nick Weir, Bryan
Zemek, Tiffany Ziemnik, Matt
All others will be available in their classrooms.
For these meetings, please park in the high school parking lot and enter through the high school main entrance on W. 213th Street.
Student parking application forms are available via a link on the FHS homepage. Parking passes will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of spaces available this year is quite limited due to construction.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
A video regarding parking lot procedures (drop-off and pick-up) can be found HERE. Just a reminder that all drop-off and pick-up will remain in the high school parking lot. We encourage all to continue to use the entrance through the high school main doors on West 213.
Students can bring their school supplies to school with them on the first day. If your student isn’t able to bring in all supplies that morning, please bring the remaining items to the open house in the evening on September 5.
TITLE I QUALIFICATIONS
As a District receiving Title I federal funds, it is our responsibility to inform parents that our schools are obligated, if asked, to provide parents with the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including:
•if the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject area taught.
•if the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which State qualifications or licensing criteria are waived.
•the teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification and field of discipline.
Our security system dictates that visitors park in the high school main parking lot, enter through the main entrance doors of the high school and once through the first set of doors, press the buzzer for entrance. For the safety of our students and employees, report to the office and obtain a visitor’s pass before proceeding through the building. When there is a need to meet with a teacher, we encourage parents to make appointments in advance so as not to disrupt the educational process.
A Note from the PTA:
PTA is very excited for this school year! Last year, they had wonderful participation from parents and sponsored a lot of great programs for both the students and teachers! Please join them this school year as they continue to support our students, teachers and schools. Everyone is welcome to attend their meetings! They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 125 of the high school. Please stop by their table and see them on Meet the Teacher Night! The more parents involved, the more fun and success they will have this year!
Fairview…….A Community United!
Christopher J. Vicha Christopher W. Honeck Jordan L. McHugh
Principal 6-12 Associate Principal 9-12 Associate Principal 6-8