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

Updated: 3/27/20

  • Progress Reports for Semester 2 will be posted on April 18.  This is a great time for families to sign up for an 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 need assistance please reach out to Rita, our Parent Coordinator at 

Posted: 3/25/20

  • Is your child registered in the Health Clinic in our school?  - If so, they are still seeing students at an alternate location if you need an appointment :
    • The Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center is located at 645 10th Avenue between 45th 46th Streets. 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

  • Updated: Teacher Office Hours Document -  FHS Teacher Office Hours for Online Learning 2.xlsx 

Posted: 3/22/20

Posted: 3/20/20

Posted: 3/15/20

  • NYC Public Schools, which includes The Facing History School are closed starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16th - Sunday, April 19th.  Schools aim to re-open on Monday, April 20th.  
  • Grab and go breakfast and lunch will be served at schools starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16th until further notice. 
  • This is not time off.  Remote and/or online learning will begin Monday, March 23rd through Wednesday, April 8th. This isn't optional; this is required. We will email student email accounts about what this will look like at The Facing History School.  Students should please fill out form sent to their Facing History School email address titled Student Form on Internet Access & Computers at Home. 
  • For this week (03/16 - 03/20) in terms of work and learning, students should be working on the paper assignments given to them on Friday, March 13th in all their classes, OR  they should be checking Google Classroom for what you teacher is assigning them to do
  • We urge students to stay on top of their work and learning during this time. This is not a break. They will be responsible for their work and learning. Grades will still be entered.
  • Please see this contact sheet to email any of the staff:   Facing History COVID-19 Emergency Contact Sheet for Students.pdf  

Coronavirus Parent/Guardian Letters

Newest letter from the Chancellor dated 3/22:   Family Letter_Remote Learning rhead _3 22 20.pdf 

FHS Letters: Please click link to view March 12th letter to families from FHS Administration:  COVID-19 Admin Letter to FHS community academics_learning 03_12_2020.pdf 

NYC DOE Letters:  Please use this link to access the DOE website for past letters pertaining to the Coronavirus.  You can access the letters in various languages.   The latest letter is dated March 9th, 2020. 

Family Resources / Information to support during school closures

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

1. 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

2.  Food pantries in New York.pdf 

3. 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. 

4. 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.  

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  • 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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