Virtual Summer School


Notification was sent via email and phone call if you are required to attend virtual summer school.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Rita our PC at 347-777-6537.  Summer School will run from July 6th - Aug 14th.  In order to access your summer classes all students must register for the DOE Student Account.  Once you are registered, you will access your classes on the iLearn platform.  Please follow the below steps:

To set up your DOE Student Account:

  1. Go to  Student Account Self Service  

  2. Enter your  9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your  NYCSA account.

  1. Enter your birthday.  

  1. Click  Continue.  

  1. Your student ID is your username followed by 

To access iLearnNYC for summer school classes:

  1. Students log into TeachHub with their DOE student account information and click on the dark blue “iLearnNYC Summer School” icon.  

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 

Family Resources

  • 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.  You can access the letters in various languages.   
  • Food Benefits for All NYC Public School Students Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 

  • 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 

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 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 

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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