The Rebel Crier

October 21, 2022

In this Issue

  • Tardiness to School
  • IDs and Lanyards
  • College and Career Help for Seniors
  • Become a NF Schools Substitute!
  • Homecoming & Spirit Week Information
  • Blood Drive This Weekend

Tardiness to School

As the school year progresses, we are noticing many more students arriving tardy to first period.

Please be sure that if your student is being dropped off in the morning or is a senior who is driving to school, they arrive in time to be in class at 7:15am.

Please also remind your students that if they are tardy to class three times in a week, they will receive an after-school detention. We would rather that students spend time in class with their teachers than in detention, and appreciate your help!

ID's and Lanyards Required at School

Please remind your students that wearing their Student ID and lanyard are required by Board of Education policy and school rules, to support our security procedures.

Students additionally need their IDs to:

  • sign in late to school
  • leave the cafeteria during lunch
  • sign into the library during a study hall

Students may also be asked to bring their IDs to check in at school events.

Students will receive one replacement ID if lost, and will be charged $10 for any further ID reprints.

College & Career Center Available for Seniors

Is your senior feeling behind on the college application/career search process, or just don't know where to start? Counselors are a great resource, but also encourage them to come to the College and Career Center to:

- Find out where to begin!

- Filling out the Common App or other College Applications

- Working on your Essay

- Working on your Resume

- Scholarship Searching

- College Searching

Students can come during a Study Hall or during REBEL block!

Become A Substitute In Our Schools!

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Homecoming: Spirit Week & Dance

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Follow NF Athletics on Twitter!

Looking for real-time information and news about our athletic teams? Follow our Athletics programs on the official Twitter account of the Rebels! Follow @NFsports!
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Scholarship Opportunity- CT Bar Foundation Essay

Scholarship Opportunity!

The CT Bar Foundation is sponsoring a statewide high school essay contest, "Out with the Books". In the scenario presented, a high school librarian is fired as a result of providing a student with a banned book. She has appealed this decision and a hearing is scheduled. Your job is to represent the Board of Education as their attorney and advise them on the merits of her appeal.

Read the entire scenario here.

For contest details, click here

  • Grand Prize - $2,000
  • Two Runner-Up Prizes - $1,000 each

Encourage your student to see Mrs. Haddad in the Library if they'd like help with this essay!

News Worth Repeating

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Senior Class Store Open Until 12/1

The senior class fundraiser store with the senior logo for parents and students who want to purchase additional items will be open until 12/1

Washington, D.C. Trip for Juniors Is Back!

We are excited that for the first time since 2019 that we will be bringing our Juniors to Washington, DC in the spring!

Students get to experience highlights such as a tour of the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetary, museums, and more with their classmates.

More information to come soon to your email, but here is what Class of 2024 families need to know now:

  • Trip will cost $475 total, first $75 deposit due October 31
  • Students must be academically eligible (not failing multiple classes)
  • Students must meet school behavioral expectations (no suspensions from time of paid deposit through the time of the trip)

Be on the lookout for more details from our trip advisors Mrs. Gephart and Mr. Garofola!

The CHET Dream Big! Competition

The Dream Big! Competition is an exciting program offered by Connecticut’s Office of the Treasurer (OTT). The competition gives Connecticut parents and guardians the opportunity to win money toward their child’s future education. This year’s competition features more prizes than before, including three grand prizes of $25,000.

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Yearbook sales have begun!

(Deadline is January 27, 2023)

Order yours today!

This is a special alumni edition that will include dedications to every single grade since 1976.


Purchase a Yearbook

  • Personal ads are also open for senior parents to dedicate messages with photos to their child.
  • 1/4 page ad. $75.00 ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
  • 1/2 page ad. $150.00 (8 1/2 x 5 1/2")
  • Purchase a Personal Ad ( deadline is December 31, 2022)

*If you are a graduate of New Fairfield High School and own a business in town or a surrounding town, please email me, Karyn Randlett. I am collecting a list of alumni with local businesses for a special AD section of the yearbook.


Important Upcoming Dates

  • Monday 10/24 - Friday 10/28- Spirit Week
  • Friday 10/28- Homecoming Game & Dance
  • Thursday, 10/27: Volley For a Cure- NFHS Gym
  • Friday 10/28 - Homecoming Football Game / Homecoming Dance
  • Friday, 11/4 - Q1 Ends