SoF Climate Strike & Permission for City-Wide Strike, Friday, Sept. 20th

Click here for information and printable permission form

 

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Fall 2019 Parent Teacher Conferences

Please click on the link to your child’s grade for the Parent Teacher Conference form.  Forms must be returned by Friday, November 8th, 2019.

Early Release Letter for MS  (please print, fill out and return to SoF)

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Middle School Halloween Party!

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Our Middle School Halloween Party is on Friday, October 25th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at SoF!
There will be music, dancing, games, costume contest, photo booth, prizes, food, drinks and snacks and so much more!
Register here!  Be sure to include your child’s full name, grade and section.
This is for SOF Middle School students only.  Costumes are encouraged, however, no masks, hoods or weapons of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Baruch College Now College Credit Courses

We are excited to announce that Baruch College’s Spring 2020 program applications are now liveAcceptance into the College Now program at Baruch College is contingent on students meeting the program criteria as well as space availability in our courses. Note, students in our partner high schools receive priority.

Click here for application (deadline is December 6th, 2019)

Check out this interesting article below.

Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment: What’s a Student to Choose?

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SoF Climate Strike & Permission for Foley Square

As many of you know, there is a Global Climate Strike planned for this Friday, September 20th in advance of the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23rd.   I am writing to let you know first what School of the Future will be doing in the morning as a community (page 1), and then what you need to know about student participation in the city wide strike at Foley Square at 12:00 (page 2).

Please see link below for form and turn this into the box labeled CLIMATE STRIKE in the main office!

  • School of the Future Climate Rally at 10:35

Representatives from SoF’s senior class are organizing a school wide walkout and rally around Gramercy Park from 10:35 – 10:55. Families are welcome to join us! Any student who does not wish to participate for any reason can stay in the auditorium with staff members during the walk out. We respect and encourage students’ voices and perspectives on all sides of this issue and hold no judgement regarding students who do not participate on Friday.

Students who participate will leave with their third period class and teacher and return to their third period class. We will take attendance by 11:10 in our 3rd period classes and any missing students will be reported to the administration.  Students not participating will stay in the auditorium.

Link to Form:  My child WILL NOT participate in the SOF Climate Rally to Gramercy Park at 10:35.

  • Friday, September 20th Citywide Climate Strike at Foley Square at 12:00pm

The Department of Education has confirmed that High School students are allowed to attend the Foley Square Rally with valid parent permission. Middle School students are allowed to attend if their guardians pick them up from school and bring them. Students who follow these guidelines in order to legitimately attend the Climate Strike will have an excused absence or partial absence. Please note that School of the Future staff will not be attending this rally as chaperones.

Here are details:

11:25 – HS students check in with 4th period teacher and confirm permission to leave at 11:30. If students have turned in this permission slip ahead of time, they will be on a list. Otherwise, they will show this permission slip at the door. /// MS students can be signed out by their parents or guardians.

12:00 PM – Assemble at Foley Square – 1 Federal Plaza, New York City, NY 10013 (take the 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall and walk to Foley Square)

1:00 PM – March to Battery Park

2:30 – 5:00 PM – Rally at Battery Park

Speakers:

  • Vic Barrett, 20 year-old Juliana vs US plaintiff, climate justice activist
  • Greta Thunberg, 16 year-old Swedish climate activist
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 19 year-old Indigenous Climate Activist, Youth Director Earth Guardians; Plaintiff, Juliana vs US
  • Julio López Varona, Co-director of Community Dignity Campaigns, Center For Popular Democracy
  • Grace Goldstein, 17 year-old youth activist, US Climate Strike
  • Rebeca Sabnam, 16 year-old New York & Bangladeshi activist, Youth Advocate for Cafeteria Culture
  • Isabella Fallahi and Kevin Patel, Youth activists, Zero Hour
  • Artemisa Xakriabá, Indigenous Amazonian youth leader, Guardians of Forest
  • Marisol Rivera, 13 year-old Hurricane Sandy survivor, New York Communities for Change
  • Varshini Prakash, Executive Director, Sunrise Movement Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, President, New York State Nurses Association
  • Ayana Johnson, marine biologist and Founder of Urban Ocean Lab

 

Link to Form  – HS Parents & Guardians – Please sign to give your child permission to leave school at 11:30 to attend the Climate Strike and acknowledge that there will not be staff chaperones.

 

 

 

 

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Fall HS Sports Information

A physical examination form is necessary for all students trying out for Fall/Winter/Spring sports.  If your child already has a HS PSAL physical form on file at the school, it will be valid for ONE YEAR from the original examination date. All new physicals must be signed and stamped by your physician (or from a doctor at a walk in clinic such as City MD), and must be completed on the updated PSAL physical examination from.  As per PSAL rules, any other forms (such as a computer printout from your doctor) will NOT be accepted.

Click here for Physical form

In addition to a physical form, a parental consent form is also required for tryouts.  Please make sure ALL 13 parts are initialed by a parent or guardian (not by the student).

Click here for Parental Consent form

FALL SPORTS TRYOUT DATES ARE:

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER tryouts will be ongoing at 8am at Randall’s Island.  Field 50.

Please bring PSAL physical forms and parental consent forms to the tryouts.
Contact Coach Karl Jean-Francois at 347-447-6145 with any questions.

Additional tryout dates will be posted for those unavailable for first tryout.

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL tryouts will be on 9/3, 9/4 and 9/5 at 3pm in the SOF gym. Please bring updated Parental Consent and PSAL Medical Forms to the tryout..

Direct any questions to coach Mike Wexler at [email protected]

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER tryouts will begin on 8/20/19 at 4pm, field 52 on Randall’s Island.

Please bring PSAL physical forms and parental consent forms to the tryouts.
Contact Coach Jake Brostrom at [email protected] with any questions.
Any questions, please email Athletic Director Mike Wexler at [email protected]
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