Parents Monthly Newsletter
may / june, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I can’t believe June is almost here. As I reflect on the school year, I have a sense of satisfaction about our academic, social and community accomplishments.
Students have experienced a very important year of growth academically, socially and emotionally. They have completed projects and learned to be accountable and responsible for their learning and their behavior. RFK teachers are finishing up their academic curriculum, preparing students to complete their final assignments and get ready for the upcoming cumulative Final and Regents Exams.
Please be reminded that our last Parent-Teacher Conferences combined with our Multi-Cultural Night will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2019 fom 5pm – 8pm.
June is an important month of the school year. It is Final Exam (May 28-31) and Regents exam time (June 3, 18-25). Your child’s performance on these exams can affect their final grades for the year. It is imperative if your child is scheduled for an exam that he/she take the exam. Some students may be scheduled to retake an exam if they do not meet college readiness. If a student is not college ready, they will be required to take non-credit remedial courses in college.
Beginning this school year, any student who fails a course in January or June must retake the course or take it over in summer school or through online courses. In the past a student who failed a course in January, could receive back credit if he or she passed the course in June. This is no longer the case. This can impact your child’s chance of being promoted or graduating. Please review this change of policy with your child. We have already done so at the school level.
This year, summer school will be held at Francis Lewis High School, located at 58-20 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. The schedule will be Monday – Thursday (7:55 am- 2pm) from July 1 – August 8 (Regents August 13 and 14).
Now more than ever is the time for your child to get organized, complete projects, attend classes every day, stay focused and take advantage of our free tutoring and Regents preparation on Saturdays (June 1,8,15).
At this time I want to thank you for your support and cooperation throughout the year and for being a real partner in this journey.
Best wishes for a successful end of the school year and congratulations to the class of 2019!
Anthony Barbetta, Principal
Monday, May 27th—Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 4th—Eid al-Fitr
Thursday, June 6th—Chancellor’s Conference Day—No Students in attendance
SATURDAY REGENTS PREP
June 18th —June 21st
& June 25th
Only those students who are scheduled to take a Regents Exam report to school
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
ALL STUDENTS REPORT TO SCHOOL TO RETURN BOOKS AND PICK UP THEIR REPORT CARDS
WE WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SUMMER VACATION
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
If you have not yet registered for Pupil Path. Please contact Angela Miraglia for your registration code!
Emergency Blue Card
If your home address or phone number has changed , please have your child ask for a new Blue Card from the main office to update your information.
Parent Engagement Tuesdays
Parents: You can meet with your child’s teachers at 2:30pm on any Tuesday. Please advise your child’s Guidance Counselor in advance of the date you would like to meet with them.
Dear Parents or Guardians:
Winter will be here soon, and so will the flu. Influenza is a respiratory disease that can spread easily. While most people are sick for a few days and then get better, some can get very sick, even those who are perfectly healthy before getting the flu.
Vaccination is the best way to protect your child from the flu. The New York City Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the flu vaccine. The New York City Department of Education recommends that every student receive the vaccine. Vaccinating your child against the flu reduces the likelihood they will get the disease. If your child receives the flu vaccine but still gets sick, it is likely their illness will be less severe.
There are several ways to get your child a flu vaccine:
Ask your child’s regular health care provider about the vaccine.
If your child’s school has a School-Based Health Center (SBHC), you can give consent for your child to receive a flu vaccine from the SBHC.
Visit a pharmacy: pharmacists can now vaccinate children 2 years of age and older. Check with the pharmacist at your local pharmacy to see if they vaccinate children and from what age. Pharmacies offer walk-in service and evening and weekend hours.
To find a clinic or pharmacy, visit nyc.gov/health/map, call 311 or text “flu” to 877877.
If you have any questions or want more information, talk to your doctor or call 311.