The Rebel Crier
September 8, 2023
Thanks for a great first week!
We did it!
Thanks to everyone- students, staff and families for a great first week at NFHS! Everyone is excited by the opportunities our new school has to offer, and has handled all of the bumps in the road with flexibility and understanding. If the first few days are any indication, this is going to be a fantastic year!
Shout out to Mr. Drew!
We've all had a lot of adapting to do as we moved to the new NFHS, but special recognition this week to Mr. Drew! Transporting the program he's been running since 1975(!) to a new facility has created some unique challenges, and he has dealt with them in a way that is a model for students and adults alike! Thank you Mr. Drew!
Open House- Thursday, September 14
NFHS Open House
Parking will be tight, so get here early!
Click here for the schedule for the evening.
Thursday, Sep 14, 2023, 06:30 PM
54 Gillotti Road, New Fairfield, CT, USA
Be on time every time!
The best way to maximize learning is to be on time to school and to class every day. With levels of chronic absenteeism on the rise nationwide, it's more important than ever for students to develop good habits around being punctual and being present.
Students should be in the school building no later than 7:10 each day to be on time to class. If students are being dropped off or are seniors driving themselves, please be sure they get here on time. Aside from attendance consequences, we want our students here all day, every day!
Food in School
As we made clear this week, the only area of the building that high school students may have food is in the dining commons. In order to ensure the health of all students and the cleanliness of our school, no food is allowed in classrooms. The only drink allowed in class is water for the same reasons. We need to be sure our classrooms are safe for students who have food allergies.
Free breakfast is available to all students from 7:00am into the second block at 9:30am.
Students should get to school at 7:00 to take advantage of breakfast if they do not have a study hall early in the day.
If students bring in outside food or beverage at the beginning of the day, they may finish it in the dining commons, but will be marked tardy if they do not get to class by 7:15.
Passes During Lunch
All students must eat their lunch in the dining commons. If students wish to see a teacher during the lunch period, they need to get a written pass from the teacher before the lunch period. Food is not allowed outside the dining commons.
Course Add/Drop Period Ends Tuesday
Course add/drop ends on Tuesday, September 12 at the end of the school day.
Students should make an appointment to see their school counselor if they need to make a change.
No changes can be made after this date.
Important Theater Information!
Hey, everyone! Welcome back! We have an exciting year of performing arts on the horizon, and the ball starts rolling right away!
For those interested, this year we are offering TWO theater opportunities for the fall semester. Read the info below and see the attached flyers!
NFHS REBEL PLAYERS FALL PLAY - "Much Ado About Nothing"
- The FIRST EVER production in the new high school!
- Open to grades 9-12
- Director: Jessica Smith
- Auditions: Tuesday 9/12 and Wednesday 9/13 at 2:30pm in the NFHS Theater
- Tech Interviews: (for anyone interested in helping with lights, sound, set building, running crew, etc) Thursday 9/14 at 3pm in the NFHS Theater
- For more show and audition information, see the attached flyer and join the GOOGLE CLASSROOM - code: euagr26
NFMS-HS JUNIOR MUSICAL - "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr."
- A brand-new performing opportunity for our students!
- Open to grades 6-9
- Directors: Angela Sbano and Andrew Gadwah
- First meetings (which will include information, training, and auditions): Monday 9/11 and Wednesday 9/13 at 2:45pm in the NFHS Theater/Choir Room.
- Please note the participation fee, due by the first meeting on 9/11. We are hoping to get this program included in the school budget in future years, so students won't need to pay in the future! If any student needs a scholarship to participate, please reach out to us via the emails on the flyer.
- See the attached flyer for all the info! Please fill out the form and return with payment.
Support the NFHS PTO
Click the image above for tickets to Masquerade Handbag Bingo!
We also invite everyone to attend the PTO meeting on September 11 at 7:00pm in the College and Career Center!
Upcoming Events- Save the Dates!
PTO Meeting: September 11
Join the NFHS PTO at 7pm on September 11 in the College and Career Center for our first meeting of the year. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend!
Open House: September 14
All parents and guardians are invited to Open House on Thursday, September 14. Schedule will be sent in an upcoming Rebel Crier!
Homecoming Weekend: September 22-23
Homecoming Weekend will be a big one this year, with an all-class Rebel Reunion coinciding with the homecoming football game and dedication of the new school. The game will be Friday 9/22 at 7pm and the Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, 9/23. Stay tuned for more details.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: September 23
The ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the official opening and dedication of the school will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, 9/23. You will have seen the school on Open House night, but encourage your neighbors and friends who may not have students in the school to come for one of the public tours immediately following the ceremony!