The Rebel Crier
NFHS News and Information- May 13, 2022
In this Issue
- Budget Referendum
- School Procedure Updates for Families
Important Upcoming Dates
- Saturday, 5/14: New Fairfield Budget Referendum, 10:00-8:00
- Thursday, 5/29: Board of Education Meeting, 7pm
- Thursday, 5/26: Unified Theater Production, 7pm NFHS Auditorium
- Friday 5/27: Shortened School Day (Data Day)
- Friday, 5/27: Senior Prom
- 5/23-5/26: NGSS Testing- Juniors in their science class
- Monday, 5/30: No School- Memorial Day
School Procedure Updates for Parents and Guardians
Student ID Badges and Lanyards
Students are REQUIRED by Board of Education policy and school practices to properly display their ID badges on the provided lanyard during the entire school day.
All students have received a badge and lanyard. In the coming days, we will also be conducting ID checks before students can enter the building in the morning. Students should wear their ID onto the bus. A helpful hint is to have the ID wherever they keep their phone- students don't seem to ever forget those!
Students who take their ID off or do not display it properly are subject to consequences as stated in the Conduct Code, including not being able to participate in athletics and other activities on the day that they violate the policy.
Please remind your students that at almost all places of employment and where security is of the utmost importance, it is standard to wear a form of ID. When they go off to college, they will also likely need an ID to gain access to their dorm and even academic buildings!
Cell phones are an increasingly distracting presence in classrooms. It is part of our practices, as outlined in the student handbook that phones are not to be used in classrooms at all, unless at the direction of the teacher. Students are required to place their phone in a backpack, classroom phone holder, or bag for the entire class, including when they may go to the restroom.
Students who violate this procedure multiple times are subject to disciplinary consequences. We also ask that parents avoid texting students during class to reduce distraction, and understand that students may not access their phone until passing time.
Mr. Derek Hall and our community-building student facilitators did a great job with our 9th and 10th grade assemblies this week!
The new auditorium is taking shape! You can see the new catwalks, orchestra pit area, and stage of our brand-new theater!
Mr. Chapleau, Mr. Rohwedder, Mr. D'Amico, and Mr. Ottusch are feeling on top of the world (or at least on top of the roof) about the new NFHS that is taking shape!
Students are done pre-registering for courses for 2022-23, but it's always a good idea to understand the Program of Studies in case new interests are discovered, changes need to be made, etc. Reach out to your counselor with any questions!