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March 2021

Principal William Rice Assistant Principals Ryan Bellamy

Volume 15 Issue 3

Rebecca Salyers Kareem Sanders

Principal’s Press We are well into the second half of this crazy school year and we look forward to the spring season and warmer weather! As spring approaches we begin our preparation for testing season. The most important of which are the Ohio state end-of-year tests which we refer to as the End-of-Course assessments. Most of our student’s grades 9-11 will participate in at least one EOC. In addition to these assessments, many of our students will take the ACT (11th graders only) and many will participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Below are the key dates and tests over the last months of the school year: ACT Test for all 11th Graders ���������������������������������������� February 23

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ACT Test with Accommodations . . . February 23-25 & March 2-4 (11th Graders)

End of Course Testing ������������������������������������������������April 9th-15th End of Course Testing Retesting �������������������������������������April 16-30 AP Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 3-14 The End of Course tests are vitally important as they directly impact a student’s graduation status. Each student currently enrolled in the following classes will be required to take the online exams: Algebra I, Geometry, 10th Grade English, Biology, American History, and American Government. For more information on graduation requirements please visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website at the link below: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements

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 #3 March 2021 Published 5 times per year Fairfield City School District Fairfield Administration Building 4641 Bach Lane Fairfield, OH 45014


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We anticipate having the scores from the Winter Testing Session in December back from the state during the second week of February. In March, all students will receive a testing letter to update them on their current EOC points standing and the progress towards graduation requirements. This letter will also notify the students: • Which test they are scheduled to take in the spring • Specific Day of each test • Specific Testing location • Progress report that shows all points earned to date from previous EOC tests • Retests (if needed) Please encourage your student(s) to listen to announcements and talk to their teachers about possible remediation and review sessions beginning the end of February. Additional review and study sessions will be scheduled as the testing session approaches. During the EOC testing week, all testing students should report to their assigned location by 8 o’clock. Students who are not testing on a specific day are not required to report to school until 11:30am, which is the conclusion of the testing period. There will be a study hall provided for all non-testing students who arrive at the normal school start time. If you have not received your student’s testing information by Friday March 26th or have any other questions, please contact our guidance department or the testing coordinator, Assistant Principal Mr. Kareem Sanders. Sincerely, William Rice

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3/18/21 ��������������������������������� End of 3rd Quarter 3/29/21 ��������������������������������� Spring Break Begins 4/5/21 ����������������������������������� School Resumes after Spring Break 4/12/21 ��������������������������������� Teacher Inservice Day – No Students 5/15/21 ��������������������������������� Prom/AfterProm 5/24/21 ��������������������������������� Last Day for Seniors 5/27/21 ��������������������������������� End of 2nd Semester – Last Day for Students 5/29/21 ��������������������������������� Graduation, Cintas Center, Xavier University 6/7/21 ����������������������������������� Summer School – Advanced Credit 6/14/21 ��������������������������������� Summer School – Make-up and Online **All information is subject to change. Please check the district web site, Facebook or Twitter for most current information.**


Do you or someone you know have a gently used cap and/or gown from previous graduations that you are no longer interested in keeping? If so, the FHS Counseling Department is asking for donations of gently used caps and/or gowns for this year's upcoming graduation. If you would like to donate any of these items, please drop them off at the high school to the attention of the FHS Counseling Department. The FHS Counseling Department thanks you!




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“We’re All in this Together!” That seems to have been the theme of the past year, so the FHS Theatre Department has decided to finish the 2021 school year with the fan-favorite and familyfriendly, Disney’s High School Musical, one act version. To maintain distancing in the audience and on stage, the production will take place in the FHS Arena! We are so grateful for the cooperation of the Athletic Department. We hope to make this a true community event and celebration with a special appearance by the FHS Men’s Basketball team, and other special guests! Please see below on how you can be a part of “Something New”! PRODUCTION DATES: Thursday-Saturday, April 22-24 at 7:00pm

Sunday, April 25 at 2:00pm

All performances are in the FHS Arena Tickets will go on sale in April. We will be updating our website and social media accounts when the time comes, so please check them out and follow us! Website:


Twitter: @FairfieldDrama Facebook: @FHSDrama Instagram: @fairfieldhsdrama


MAKING HER MARK – FAIRFIELD ORCHESTRA Fairfield Symphony Orchestra member Jadie Colvin has made her mark in the orchestra world and she has done so quite literally. A newly completed mural installed on the wall of the Fairfield Orchestra room is the creation of senior violinist Jadie Colvin. A member of Orchestra since the 6th grade, Jadie discovered that she also had a love and talent to make art. Inspired by her art teachers Mr. Klaber and Mrs. Montgomery, Jadie thought of the idea to paint a mural nearly two years ago. Several sketches later, a moment of inspiration and some good ole-fashioned perspiration and her vision has become a reality. After graduation Jadie plans to study music education at Earlham College in Indiana and we wish her all the best! FAIRFIELD POPS Rehearsals are well underway for our Spring concert which is themed Heroes Vs Villains. Be sure to check out the POPS in concert on Tuesday, March 23 in the PAC. The orchestra is planning a very special performance of the film score from the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. BAND MUSIC NEWS We have updated Calendar Dates for the rest of the year. Please visit the following link for details: https:// docs.google.com/document/ d/18jQrdlPTM30cnHxGjVrTX8s_ OCC-UmQVi4y7eMGloxg/ edit?usp=sharing/. We are currently planning the Marching Band season for the fall and are excited about the opportunities ahead! We will be having our Marching Band information meeting on Monday, April 26th.

When it is your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, do it for all of us. Safe & Ready. For You. For information on the COVID-19 vaccine, and to check your eligibility according to Governor DeWine’s rollout plan, visit vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

6 WANT TO KEEP UP WITH INFORMATION FROM THE COUNSELORS? WE PROVIDE MANY WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH: • Follow us on Twitter (@fcsdhsguidance) • Sign up for the parent email announcements VIRTUAL / QUARANTINE STUDENTS: ¡¡ Do you need to talk to your counselor? ¡¡ Request an appt here: http://bit.ly/FHSCounselorSignUp/ ¡¡ Counselors are only available during regular school days / hours.

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The Class of 2021 deserves all the celebration we can possibly offer. PARENTS OF FAIRFIELD SENIORS - Now is your chance to display your pride in your student with a colorful sign that announces their accomplishments as a soon-to-be graduate. Customized signs are $25 each. The fundraiser benefits Fairfield AfterProm. Please follow the instructions on the form below to order your sign now for delivery in early April. The order deadline is March 26. You can access the online form at: bit.ly/2XCPqmUSeniorSigns2021/.


Seniors are reminded to consistently check their Naviance account for the latest scholarship offerings. Scholarship opportunities are posted in Naviance as they are received and can be found under the "Scholarship List" tab. If a senior is awarded or offered scholarship money to any college or university, please bring a copy of the award letter(s) to their school counselor, even if they choose not to accept it. We will recognize them for their award(s) at the Senior Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, May 11th.

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