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 2018/2019 school year less than a week away, the intent of this letter is to let you know of pre-opening and opening of school activities.
ATTENDANCE LINE: 440-356-3500 X4104 (24 HOUR ANSWERING MACHINE)
ATTENDANCE: THE KEY TO YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS! Schools are responsible for teaching your child. The staff at Fairview High School is committed to providing your child with the very best educational opportunities. But schools can’t do their job if your child is absent. Learning builds day by day. A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning. Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on state tests. Studies also show that kids who are absent often score lower on state tests. Being late for school hurts a student’s learning, also. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the school year! Students can copy notes or make up assignments, but they can never get back what’s most important: the discussions, the questions, the explanations by the teacher and the thinking that makes learning come alive. Your child’s success in school depends on having a solid educational background that can only be gained through regular school attendance.
DISTRICT IS CASHLESS
Just a reminder that the district is “cashless”. The Fairview Park City School District takes advantage of Pay For It, an online payment system to collect student fees. Since 2011, all students and families at all buildings have been required to use Pay For It 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. A link to Pay For It appears on the district website home page: (https://www.fairviewparkschools.org).
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.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 22nd, with all students reporting directly and promptly to their Homeroom by 8:25 a.m. (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 7:35 a.m. on August 22nd. Student schedules can be found on PowerSchool beginning August 15th.
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 page.
Please make sure your student’s immunizations are up-to-date. Click here for more information.
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 with your child, and sign off electronically that you and your child understand our school policies. InfoSnap forms must be kept up to date. Please Log into InfoSnap and verify all information pertaining to your child by the start of school on August 22nd. Students will not receive their district MacBook until this information is complete and verified by the main office.
Many great resources for parents can be found on the district website under the Parents tab. 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 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 Wednesday, August 22nd, at 6:00 p.m. in the Public Library across the street from the high school at 6:00 p.m. downstairs in Meeting Rooms A & B At this meeting, we will discuss Senior year activities, guidance services and after-prom planning. Meet the Teacher Night will begin at 7:00 p.m. Student schedules will be available in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please keep in mind the purpose of Meet the Teacher Night is to meet your child’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.
Student parking application forms are available on-line here. Parking passes will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of spaces available this year is limited due to construction.
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:
Our security system dictates that visitors should enter through the main entrance doors of the high school and 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 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 the students and teachers! Please join them this school year as they continue to support our students, teachers and schools. Everyone is welcome at their meetings! They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 150 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, Principal 6-12
Christopher W. Honeck, Associate Principal, 9-12