Return to School 2020


Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!


If you are an in-person, blended learner you will NOT report to the building until Thursday, October 1st. 

On Thursday, October 1st, in-person, blended learning will start. Thursdays are always B-days, so blended, in-person learners who are in Cohort B will report to the building that day. Cohort A blended, in-person learners first day to report is Tuesday, October 6th. 

100% online instruction will happen for all FHS students between Monday, September 21st through Wednesday, September 30th.

Students will receive their schedules by email by Friday, September 18th. 

Please check your FHS student email accounts for the links to join your google classrooms!



School Begins Remotely for All Students on Wednesday, September 16th

Wed. 9/16 - Fri. 9/18  Students will participate in Virtual Town Halls everyday

Students, please check your FHS email for the link to join your grade level Virtual Town Hall on all 3 days. 

9th grade: 9:00 AM (Wed., Thurs., Fri.)

10th grade:  10:30 AM  (Wed., Thurs., Fri.)

11th grade:  12:30 PM (Wed., Thurs., Fri.)

12th grade:  1:30 PM (Wed., Thurs., Fri.)

Attendance is required and your presence will be logged as your official attendance for the day

We are excited to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you virtually at the meeting! 


Just Announced on September 1, 2020:

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 

  • School staff report to schools

Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, and Friday September 18, 2020 

  • Instructional Orientation
  • All students will
    • Reconnect to their school community
    • Learn the health and safety procedures
    • Check technical connectivity
    • Have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff

Monday, September 21, 2020 

  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
    • Students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule
    • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning

Summer Assignments!


Click  the link to access our summer English assignment for all students:  ELA Summer Assignment_Remote 2020 1.pdf 

Click to access our summer Math assignment for incoming 9th graders:  Freshman Summer Assignment 2020.pdf 

Looking for more summer academic enrichment activities?  Click here to view the Letter to Families from the Chancellor with links to Summer Reading, Challenges and Activities:  Update for Families_Summer Enrichments Activites and Resources.pdf 

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 come back soon to view information for parent events, workshops and PTA meetings for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year!  We look forward to you joining us! 

School Dress Code Policy

FHS has made some additions to the dress code as of January 2020!  You can review it here:  FHS Dress Code Policy Spring 2020 Parents_Students.pdf 

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    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 Christine Ortiz at (212) 757-2680 to request assistance or

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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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