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Back-to-School 2018 Volume 12

Principal William Rice Assistant Principals Aaron Blankenship Jen Mott Rebecca Salyers

Issue 5

Austin Sanders

Principal’s Press Welcome to Fairfield High School! This year’s short summer is quickly coming to an end but at Fairfield High School we are working hard to prepare for a great 2018-2019 school year. It is with great excitement that our staff welcomes you to the high school! There will be some new faces on our staff this school year, individuals that we are excited to add to our team. Each team member will continue to focus on what we call our Bold Steps. Our Bold Steps are centered on the Whole Child, where we will focus on discovering each individual’s story to explore their passions and inspire reliance; Shared Leadership, as we seek and value input from students, teachers, and the Fairfield community; and lastly working to create a Learning Culture to foster relationships that encourage trust, creativity, and growth. We are extremely excited for the students’ arrival on August 20th. Our goal is to work with you and your child to make sure that this is an exciting year both in and outside of the classroom. The focus at FHS is always on serving our students, parents and community with dignity and purpose. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and it is our hope that each student will explore their interests and find their passion. Our promise is that at Fairfield High School, each child will feel safe and welcome, every day! Our staff looks forward to working together to provide the highest quality educational program for our students and community. Please don’t hesitate to call or stop in with any questions. William Rice, Principal

The Mission of Fairfield High School, working in collaboration with the home and community, is to instill in all students the desire and skills for academic, character, and social development. This is provided in a safe and nurturing environment that is respectful of each student’s learning style, potential, and cultural diversity in order to cultivate responsible and productive citizens for the future. Indian Enquirer • Issue #5 August 2018 Published 5 times per year Fairfield City School District Fairfield Administration Building 4641 Bach Lane Fairfield, OH 45014

8800 Holden Blvd • Fairfield, OH 45014 Phone: 513-942-2999 • Fax: 513-942-3288 •

2 IMPORTANT BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR DATES 2018-2019 FOR SOPHOMORES AND NEW STUDENTS: Monday, August 13 during the day • All incoming sophomores and students new to the district will be able to have their school picture** taken, pick-up their schedule, tour the building and pay fees. Our student leaders and staff will be available to answer questions and provide helpful tips and information about navigating the high school. • 8 am to 3 pm • **Schedules will only be distributed to students that have had their picture taken. FOR PARENTS, SOPHOMORES AND NEW STUDENTS: Monday, August 13 in the evening Students and parents should plan to attend the formal orientation session held in the Performing Arts Center: • 6:30 to 8:30 pm • Session led by our administrators in the PAC • Schedule pick-up and school pictures** will also be available. You will once again be able to tour the building, walk your schedule, pay fees, find and secure your locker and become familiar with the layout of the school before that all important first day. • The Book Store will be open to purchase amazing spirit wear and areas will be set up in the cafeteria with information available on clubs and activities for students and volunteer opportunities for parents. • Our student leaders, as well as various staff members, will again be available to answer questions and provide information. • **Schedules will only be distributed to students that have had their picture taken. For returning juniors, senior and any sophomores or new students unable to attend on 8/13: Tuesday 8/14 and Wednesday 8/15 • 9 am to 3:00 pm • LifeTouch will begin photographing students at 9 am on August 14 and 15. School ID cards are processed from this picture, so even if you do not wish to purchase a picture package it is important to have a picture taken** • Schedule pick-up • The bookkeeper will be available to give students and parents the opportunity to pay school fees as indicated on the student’s schedule. • **Schedules will only be distributed to students that have had their picture taken.


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES 8/6/18 - Senior Locker Selection Times Posted at HS and on district website 8/8/18 - Senior Locker Selection 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 8/13/18 - Sophomore and New Student Schedule Pick-up and School Pictures 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Evening Session 6:30 to 8:30 PM - a LifeTouch photographer will be available. 8/14/18 and 8/15/18 - Junior and Senior Schedule Pick-up and School Pictures 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 8/17/18 - All district staff meeting - School Office Closed 8 to 11 am 8/20/18 - First day of school 8/22/18 - Open House/Meet the Teacher Night - 5:30 to 7:30 PM 8/31/28 - Teacher Inservice Day - No Students 9/27/18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 PM to 7 PM 10/5/18 - Homecoming Parade and Game 10/6/18 - Homecoming Dance 10/12/18 - Picture Retakes 11/6/18 - Teacher Inservice Day - No Students 11/21/18 - Conference Exchange - No Students 11/22/18 & 11/23/18 - Thanksgiving Break 12/6/18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 PM to 7 PM 12/24/18 - Conference Exchange - No Students 12/25/18 through 1/2/19 - Winter Break 1/3/19 - School Resumes

4 SOPHOMORE PARENT TIP SHEET: “TOP TEN WAYS I CAN HELP MY STUDENT BE SUCCESSFUL AT FAIRFIELD” 10. Sign up for parent Email News 9. Encourage your student to participate in an extra curricular activity 8. Become involved in school activities: community engagement,diversity meetings, Tempo Club/Boosters, PTC, After Prom committee, etc.

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Be familiar with Progressbook


Attend Open House and Conference nights


Get to know your student’s teachers and counselor


Ask your student questions about school


Attend a school activity - athletic event, concert, drama production


Encourage your student to know and practice the FHS 5 BE A PROBLEM SOLVER – BE KIND – BE POSITIVE – BE RESPECTIFUL – BE RESPONSIBLE


Come in for a visit

5 SENIOR LOCKER SELECTION • Monday, August 6 - Names and times will be posted on the HS website and on the window near Door #3 • Wednesday, August 8 - Seniors may come to school and choose a locker during their posted time between 4 pm and 8 pm. • Students must wait for their designated time, if they arrive early • Come prepared with a lock. A limited number of locks will be available for sale for $5 – cash only • You must arrive in person to select your locker** • ** A parent may select your locker with prior administrative approval.

HIGH SCHOOL PARENT E-MAIL The high school sends a daily e-mail to any parent requesting this service. E-mails include announcements, as well as reminders about conference dates and open houses. If you would like to participate in this program, please follow the link below and simply subscribe! It’s that easy!

PARTICIPATION/ ACTIVITY FEES FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR • High School/Freshman 9 -12 Sports: $125 • High School/Freshman 9 -12 Marching Band/Show Choir: $75 • High School/Freshman 9 -12 All Clubs: $20

SCHOOL MEAL PRICES FOR 2018-2019 • Breakfast - Grades 6 -12 - $1.00 • Lunch - Grades 6 -12 - $2.95 • Adult Lunches - $3.00 • Milk .50 • Juice .50

SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST AND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22ND Warning bell rings at 7:55 AM. Students should report to homeroom (homeroom # is listed on the student’s schedule). Homeroom/Class Meeting 8:00-8:30 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 4A 4B 5A 5B 5C

8:35-9:15 9:20-10:00 10:05-10:45

10:50-11:20 (1st Lunch) 11:25-11:35 11:40-12:10 (2nd Lunch) 12:15-12:25 12:30-1:00 (3rd Lunch)

Period 6 Period 7

1:05-1:45 1:50-2:30

(Regular schedule will begin on Thursday, August 23)

6 SCHOOL PICTURES ID CARDS 8/13 - MONDAY - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM New Students/Sophomores Only 8/14 - TUESDAY - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - All Students schedules available 8/15 - WEDNESDAY - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - All Students schedules available Lifetouch will mail picture packets home. If you do not receive one, additional packets will be available at the high school. School ID cards are processed from this picture. All students need to be photographed for ID purposes, including all seniors. Schedules will only be distributed to those students that have had their picture taken.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS! In preparation for the upcoming school year all of us will be doing some back to school shopping. As you know, our district does have a student dress code. It is critical that you consider the student dress code while shopping for clothes this year. Students found to be in violation of the dress code will be asked to change and will not be permitted to attend class while in violation. Staff members will monitor the dress code, so please review it as you prepare for August 20th. To view the dress code visit the district website at, click on Our Schools, Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield Senior High School Main Site, Parents, Polices then proceed to Policy JFCA-R.

FHS MATH DEPARTMENT NEWS: If your student will be taking Advanced Algebra II or Advanced Precalculus (with or without College Credit) in the fall, they will be required to complete a summer work packet. A test over the review material will be administered the first week back to school. Success on this test will help determine if the students’ placement in the course is correct. If you do not have the packet, extra copies will be placed in the counseling office at the high school. Also, please know that all students who will be taking Algebra II or higher are required to have access to a graphing calculator. The math department recommends the TI-84 series.

7 MUSIC NEWS TO NOTE Welcome back! Please join us at our first Tempo Club meeting on September 10th at 7:30 pm in the Community Room. CALENDAR DAY! Music students from the entire district will be distributing calendars and asking for donations on Saturday, September 8th. PANCAKE BREAKFASTS The Marching Band will be hosting its annual “BANDCAKE” Breakfast on October 28th The Rhythm Express/Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be November 10th at FHS Cafeteria. Please join us at our upcoming concerts. All concerts are at 7:00 pm in the Fairfield High School PAC and are free and open to the public. 10/9 - Freshman/High School Concert Winds Concert 10/16 - Jazz Ensemble/Chamber Winds/Wind Ensemble Concert 10/17 - Choral Concert 10/18 - Orchestra Concert MARCHING BAND NEWS The Marching band is anxious to perform our 2018-2019 show, entitled “The Rock.” We have been rehearsing hard during our camps in July, as well as performing at the Hamilton 4th of July parade and our Drum Corp Corps International show on June 25th. Football games in September: 9/7 - Fairfield @ Hamilton 9/14 - Fairfield vs. Lakota West 9/21 - Fairfield @ Lakota East 9/28 - Fairfield vs. Princeton (BAND NIGHT) Competition dates in September: 9/8 - Kings High School 9/22 - Hamilton 9/29 - OSU We hope to see you out cheering on the students this season! Go Indians!

SPANISH CLUB Spanish Club is open to students pursuing a Spanish language study or students interested in the Spanish culture. The goal is to provide students learning Spanish the opportunity to socialize and participate in activities which relate to the Spanish language and culture. Spanish meeting dates will be announced the first week of school. Please contact Ricardo Calles (calles_r@ with any questions.

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FHS OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Get acquainted with your student’s teachers by following their daily schedule and spending 10 minutes in each of their classrooms.

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