Family Fridays!

New GC Rules | United Croquet ClubPlease join us for Family Fridays!!  

If you would like to join this online workshop, please contact Rita at rita@facinghistoryschool.orgOpens in a new browser tab  or 347-777-6537 and she can email or text you the video link!  

Friday, May 29th
1-2pm (English) - Communicating with my Child
2-3pm (Espanol) - Ayudando a mi hija/o con aprendizaje remoto

- This workshop provides various techniques for speaking with your child to achieve effective communication. Learn how to use active listening and positive reinforcement as the groundwork for understanding, developing and fostering positive family relationships. 

- Este taller ofrece diversas técnicas para poder hablar con su hijo/a, obteniendo una comunicación eficaz.  Como trabajo preparativo para la comprensión, el desarrollo y la promoción de las relaciones familiares positivas, aprenda a utilizar una manera activa de escuchar y un refuerzo positivo. 



The Facing History School will be closed starting Monday, March 16th 2020 - Remote Online Learning will begin March 23rd. 

If you would like to  speak to someone directly while our school building is closed,  please contact our Parent Coordinator, Rita Laguer at 347-777-6537 .   

If you need to contact a staff member you can find their email address under the "Academics" tab at the top. 


End of the year plan beginning May 26th:

For the remaining weeks of classes, students will: 

  1. Complete the DAILY ATTENDANCE (even on Wednesday). 
  2. Participate in each class’s community building activity (the same day/time as your live lessons)
  3. Participate in each class’s check in discussion days - these might be something posted or live (same day as your discussion days)
  4. Students who are not currently passing a class will work with their teacher to demonstrate skills in order to earn a passing grade by the end of the year.  

Grading for May 26th - End of Year

  • If you participate in your community building and discussion days, you receive 100% in the gradebook for a learning activity.  If you do not participate, it will not negatively impact your grade.
  • If you are currently not passing (it's called an NX) your teacher will let you know what work you need to do and when they are available to check in with you.  If you have an NX in a class, you can still participate in community building activities as well and will receive 100% in the gradebook (learning activity) for your engagement in addition to working individually with  your teachers to demonstrate course skills.

Click End of the School Year Schedule starting May 26th Parents_Students.pdf  for a more detailed plan!


Report Cards: 

You will be able to access your end of year report card on your NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNT.  An NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets parents see their child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet. The application is also translated into nine languages other than English.  Click NYC Schools Account NYCS to get started.  If you haven’t yet registered and need assistance, please reach out to Rita, our Parent Coordinator at 


School Based Health Clinic offering Televisits;

virtual one-on-one office visits that take place over an Internet connection through the video capabilities of a computer or cell phone.  Please click on attached for more details on how to set it up:

If you would like to visit the School Based Health Clinic they are seeing students at an alternate location:

  • The Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center is located at 645 10thAvenue between 45th 46th We are open Monday-Friday  from 8:30am-4:30pm. For any questions please call William Arboleda at 212-484-5807.
  • El Centro Comunitario de Salud Ryan Chelsea-Clinton estamos localizado en la 645 Decima Avenida, entre las calles 45 y 46. Las horas de operación son Lunes a Viernes, 8:30am-4:30pm. Para preguntas por favor llame a William Arboleda a 212-484-5807


Need tech assistance?  

Please complete this survey and a staff member will reach out to you: Online Technology Help/Assistance Spring 2020

Attendance procedure!   

Beginning Monday, March 30th, we will take DAILY ATTENDANCE for each student at FHS during this online learning time.  

Our Daily Attendance Process:

  1. Each and every weekday (Monday - Friday) you will receive a GoogleForm in your email at 8:00am.
  2. Open the form. 
  3. Type in your student I.D. number and click present. 
  4. Submit the form, and you are done. That simple. You only need to submit it once a day. 
  5. The form closes each day at 11:55pm.





Coronavirus Parent/Guardian Letters

NYC DOE Letters:  Please use this link to access the DOE website for current and past letters pertaining to the Covid-19 and all DOE policies and procedures for the remaining Spring 2020 semester.  You can access the letters in various languages.   

The newest letter is dated May 18th and is regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and a Summer School Update posted on May 20th.

Family Resources / Information to support during school closures

Please check back here for Family Resources.  We will be adding more as we get them. 

 NYC Food Assistance Resources

Additional City Resources

  • The City launched the Help Now Portal last week to connect New Yorkers who need help to resources on employment, benefits, seniors, food security, NYCHA residents, mental health, and education.

NY State Unemployment Insurance

  • The State Dept. of Labor is working to improve response times (and their infrastructure) for unemployment insurance, and has hired 300 more operators, and expanded service from six to seven days a week.
  • The best way to file is online here
  • Any claim filed will be back-dated to the date the filer became unemployed, NOT the date of filing. If you are eligible, you will be paid for all benefits due. 
  • When you are instructed to call to complete your claim, the ONLY valid number is 1-888-209-8124.
  • Applicants should call based on the first letter of their last names, as follows:
    • Monday, last names A - F
    • Tuesday, last names G - N
    • Wednesday, last names O - Z 
    • If you miss your day, you can also file on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.

  • Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.
  • How to Pick Up a Meal  - No registration, ID, or documentation required.  All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.  No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.  Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎

Food pantries in New York.pdf 

Working Papers for Students: if you are looking to get your working papers complete, please complete this  Application for Working Certificate.pdf  and get in touch with Kim at for next steps. 

Technology:  The DOE has partnered with Apple and T Mobile during this  online learning time to provide IPads to students who may need them.   If you need technology, please complete this survey 

Welcome to The Facing History School!

Our mission is to graduate students who are: a) lifelong learners with the skills and knowledge for academic and professional success and b) prepared for the responsibilities of being active, thoughtful participants and leaders in a democratic society.
We opened our doors in September 2005, and many of our core founding values have remained the same: a focus on performance based assessment; a belief in distributive leadership; an emphasis on building relationships among staff and students and a desire to know each child – their academic strengths and challenges, their interests, their lives outside of school and their dreams.
We believe that our relevant, academically rigorous program and the supportive, caring structures we have in place make us more than just an excellent school, but an excellent learning community. With the guidance of our lead partner, Facing History and Ourselves, we ask our students to go on a four year journey to help prepare them for the ethical and moral decisions of adulthood. Our school’s activities, structure, and curricula are centered around four themes: Identity, Caring and Responsibility, Decision-making, and Choosing to Participate.

PTA Meetings and Workshops

Please join us for this years PTA meetings. Click this link for dates/times of the meetings.   Parent Workshop information coming soon!  

Update to FHS Dress Code Policy - as of January 28th, 2020

Second semester begins Tuesday, January 28th!  It is a regular schedule.  FHS has made some additions to the current dress code.  Your child will be bringing home the Revised Dress Code policy on Tuesday.  You can also review it here:  FHS Dress Code Policy Spring 2020 Parents_Students.pdf 
Please note, the previous dress code is fine under the new dress code, so your child can wear what they have been wearing.  

Important Information - Please scroll to view all announcements

  • Statement on Accessibility

    We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Annette Cotignola at (212) 757-2680 to request assistance.

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  • Please visit our new RAPP page!

    To learn more about our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, please visit the RAPP page listed under the "partnerships" section above. 

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  • Records Request

    If you are an alumni and need to request your school records, please visit the student page above and complete the form to mail or fax (212-757-2156) back to the school. 

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