The Rebel Crier

September 30, 2022

In this Issue

  • PSAT Information
  • Class of 2026 Dues
  • Homecoming Events
  • Yearbook Ordering
  • Quebec Trip
PSAT & Rebel Kickstart Parent Letter

Important information about the PSAT for grades 9, 10, & 11 on October 12, 2022. Seniors will participate in the Rebel Kickstart Program provided by school counselors

PSAT Relief Kits

Exam Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Brought to you as a fundraiser for Student Council & the Student Assistance Fund

What is a Relief Kit?

A relief kit is a care package that you can send to your student during the exam that provides brain boosting snacks, a bottle of water, extra pencils and an inspirational message from you! Help your student perform at his or her maximum ability and break up the tension. Relief kits will be delivered during scheduled breaks in the test.

How do I order a Relief Kit?

Return the completed order form (below) OR complete the linked Google Form and send in $10 cash payment to Mrs. McDermott by Friday, October 7th! One order form per student, please.

Contact Mrs. McDermott with any questions at

Google Form Link:

Class of 2026 Information


$35.00 year

If you pay all 4 years this year, it's $15.00 less! $125.00

The class of 2026 has now been added to RevTrak, and can now be used to pay dues and other accountabilities. The full dues payment of $125 goes until June 15, 2023.

Homecoming News

Homecoming is around the corner. See the Homecoming update below from Mrs. McDermott and the Student Council. Please encourage your students to participate in Homecoming Week events!

  • Hall decorating will take place on 10/21 from 2-5.
  • Spirit Week will be 10/24 and carry over through 10/31.
  • Pep Rally will be the last part of the school day on 10/28.
  • The football game will be 10/28 starting at 6:30 and the dance will follow the game.

We had to make the dance Friday night for a variety of reasons and therefore we have the game starting earlier, the dance starting later and therefore ending later. The dance will run 8:30-11.

The attire for the dance is what students choose to wear. It can be casual or semi formal and each student can decide for themselves. Rostered football players, cheerleaders and band members will have to be into the dance by 9:30, all other students by 9.

Ticket prices remain unchanged from year's past ($20 in advance, $25 at the door). Students will be allowed to bring out of school guests this year and will need to fill out the necessary paperwork in advance to do so.

Rostered football players, cheerleaders and band members will receive a lower priced ticket as a result of their required attendance at the game. There will be places in school for players, cheerleaders and band members to change if they want.

In addition, there will be an added semi formal dance in February/March that hasn't happened in the last several years.

More information on all of the above will follow shortly as we have just finished our class board elections for all grades and can get student council up and running for the year.

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.


Trip to Quebec

The French club will be organizing a Trip to Quebec City in February 2023 during the annual “Carnaval.” You do not need to be a French Club member to participate!

The itinerary is full of exciting events, from dog sledding to learning about the traditions surrounding maple syrup production. We recognize that the price may be a barrier to participation for some families and will do our best to offer scholarships. To sign up or for more information, please email Madame Edel:

Students in Action

News Worth Repeating

How to Order School Pictures

School Lunch Acccounts

A reminder that at the current time, ONE meal is free during breakfast and lunch.

If students want a second meal, they must have funds in their account.

SWC & NFHS Spectator Expectations

We are all excited to have our fall sports season in full swing!

We want to be sure that all community members understand what the expectations are for all spectators, including students.

The SWC and New Fairfield High School encourage and expect good sportsmanship, a family friendly environment, positive fan support, and positive fan interaction. These expectations extend to all areas of the school campus and facilities before, during, and after athletic contests.

The SWC and New Fairfield High School do not condone and will not tolerate:

  • Inappropriate Behavior
    • Including but not limited to: profane language and gestures; targeting or taunting of players (including calling out names and numbers), coaches, officials, and game personnel; physical violence and spitting
  • Disruptions to the Game
    • Including but not limited to: fans approaching or storming the playing surface; throwing objects onto the field/court; destruction of property
  • Disrespecting Officials
  • Intoxicated Fans

Prohibited Items include: open containers at entry; baby powder and similar substances; noisemakers such as bells, whistles, air horns and megaphones; costumes that completely cover faces (medical-type masks for those who wish to wear them are permitted).

No re-entry is permitted at sporting events.

Remember that attending sporting events is a privilege, not a right. Fans who display unacceptable behaviors or violations of the rules will be subject to sanctions including refusal of admittance, removal, and possible arrest. Students in attendance must still abide by the NFHS Code of Conduct, and will be subject to school consequences including exclusion from future events if they violate school or league rules.

All New Fairfield High School students in grades 9-12 are able to attend the game. Students in grade 8 and below must be accompanied by a responsible adult other than a high school student.

We thank you for your cooperation in creating a safe and fun atmosphere at our athletic events during the school year.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. GO REBELS!

National Honor Society Students Offer Free Tutoring

New Fairfield National Honor Society students are excited to offer their tutoring services to the community!

Your student can fill out this form to request a tutor. NHS students will reach out via email shortly afterwards to coordinate a mutual time and location.

Starting in November, the NHS students will also be offering after school tutoring on Thursdays in the high school library from 2-3pm. No need to sign up- it's first come first serve!

You can contact NHS Advisor Ms. Pintavalle at with any questions.
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Wellness Center Now Open!

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Essay Contest- Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation: $3000, $1500, & $750 Prizes

This year The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation ( is offering prizes of $3000, $1500, and $750 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question below. There are two contests and two sets of prizes: one for high school students in the U.S. and one for high school students who are citizens and residents of other countries.


Respect for human rights seems to be eroding in many countries. Do you agree? If so, provide examples and explain what you think is the major cause of the problem and how it should be addressed? If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree.


Essays are due on or before December 10, 2022 (Human Rights Day) and should:

1. be 2500 words or less in length.

2. be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850, USA.

3. include a cover page with the title, author’s name and grade level; name and address of the author’s high school; name of a teacher or administrator at the high school; and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”


Winners will be announced, and awards presented on January 16, 2023.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Here's a quick link to our daily breakfast and lunch offerings

You can filter your view to see allergens that are present in each offering, so your student knows what foods to avoid. Click on the meal you want to see, and then look in the top right of your screen to filter.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, 10/4: Financial Aid Night, 6pm NFHS Auditorium
  • Wednesday, 10/5: No School- Yom Kippur
  • Wednesday 10/12: PSAT for Grade 9, 10, & 11 (In School)
  • Wednesday 10/12: Afternoon/Evening Conferences
  • Wednesday 10/12: Morning Conferences