FHS News

December 3, 2021

Fraser Updates

Dear parents and guardians,


We share our deepest sympathy and support for the students, staff and families of Oxford Community Schools. The tragic event this week at Oxford High School has been difficult for all of us. I wanted to thank all of the parents and students for sharing all the social media posts and information that they came across. It is important that we continue to tell our children if they see or hear something, they have to say something to a teacher, counselor or administrator. I am also attaching OK to Say Information below.


I also would be remiss if I did not thank the Fraser High School staff and Fraser Police for their professionalism and compassion during this trying time. Please contact my if you ever have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Ryan D. Sines, Ed.S.

Fraser High School Principal


Messages to Summarize Current Circumstances:

· Recent tragic circumstances in Oxford Schools have caused fears and feelings of sadness and uncertainty for many.

· There is no evidence to support any viable threat to our schools.

· This kind of tragic event is very unusual. There are many thousands of schools across the country that haven’t experienced this kind of situation.

· There is much inaccurate information on social media posts, rumors, statements.

· The school district worked with the Fraser Police Department to investigate everything that has been reported (and we will continue this work going forward).

· If we believed our schools were unsafe, we would not keep them open because we care deeply about your safety.

Additional Messages:

· We have many safety procedures and plans in place, and we work closely with the police.

· We appreciate that students have been speaking up and reporting any concerns to their schools. Remember, don't use social media posts to communicate concerns. Report any concerns to an adult at school. Please don't post them.

Things to Know:

· The district will discipline any students that attempt to create fears by spreading misinformation, making threats, or joking about recent events.

· We have counselors, social workers, school psychologists, administrators - all available for students who need support. Your well-being is our primary concern.

OK2SAY

OK2SAY is a program designed to encourage Michigan students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others.


Anyone can confidentially submit tips 24/7 using the following tools:

FHS Tardy Policy

Dear parents and guardians,


We understand that transitioning back to school has been challenging for students and parents alike. We have provided grace to our students up to this point in regards to tardiness to class. In order to curb the excessive tardiness at Fraser High School, we will be piloting a new Tardy Policy beginning on December 6th, 2021.


The new policy will require students to scan in for all extracurricular activities. If a student has more than 3 tardies the previous week, they will be ineligible to participate in extracurricular activities, attend after school events, and scan out of SMART and Hybrid Classes.


We will be tracking tardies once a student arrives at school. Therefore, we will not count tardiness for 1st or 6th blocks. Tardies will be counted for blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.


It is imperative that students have their Student ID's in order to scan into practices, games, SMART and Hybrid Classes. If a student has lost their ID, they may get a new one for free - one time only in the Media Center. We will also have a few stations set up in the Media Center for students to check their attendance throughout the week. It will be the responsibility of the students to check their status prior to attending an after school activity. Coaches and those checking students' status will not be permitted to allow students to participate or attend an event if they have more than 3 tardies.


We hope that you will have a conversation with your students about the importance of being on time to class. We will be reviewing this policy prior to launching on December 6th. We will also run reports starting on November 29th in order to have conversations with those students that have more than 3 tardies.


Thank you for your continued support,


Ryan D. Sines, Ed.S.

Fraser High School Principal