AFSE Weekly Family & Students Priorities: 1/2 - 1/4

In order to provide families with enough time to prepare for the week ahead, we will be sending the weekly email on Sunday evening. You will receive an email with important information and action items for the week. Please review and be sure to complete the action steps by the deadline to stay current with AFSE announcements. 
 
Action Item #1: (All Students): Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM.
 
Action Item #2 (9th Grade)9th Grade Family Night:  You are invited to the Academy for Software Engineering's first 9th Grade Family Night hosted by Peer Group Connections (PGC-HS). On Thursday, January 17th, you will be lead through a series of activities by our 11th grade peer leaders focused on your student's transition into high school. Get ready to engage in fun activities, thought-provoking discussion, reflection, and refreshments! See flyer here.

Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/afsefamily19 no later than December 31st. 
If you have any questions or concerns, email pgc@afsenyc.org or call (212) 253-3299.
Hope to see you there!
  
Action Item #3 (All Students): Guidance on Semester Grades: We expect that all students to fulfill the requirements for each course by the end of the semester. Students who do not meet the requirements by the end of the semester, and require additional time, must meet requirements for a course extension reflected on the transcript as an "NC". As a guideline, students who earn a final grade in JumpRope of 1 - 1.3, or a JumpRope grade of INC AND the student has earned a numeric grade (1, 2, 3 or 4) for at least 50% of the minimum mastery attempts for the semester, have the opportunity to complete assessments to demonstrate their mastery of coursework in the two semester following the semester for which the student earned “NC” on their transcript.
 
Action Item #4 (All Students): German Language Course Offering: The Goethe-Institut New York, which is just one block away from AFSE, is offering scholarships for free German course for young learners (12-17 years old) for the winter trimester, which will run from January 14 to March 24. Be sure to contact the institute to learn about the scholarship. There are two courses are available: 1. A1.1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:45 PM 2. A1.1, Saturdays, 1:30 to 4:45 PM. Parent must complete form for student to apply.
 
Action Item #5 (11th Grade)SAT Prep:  AFSE is excited to partner again with Kaplan to offer SAT Prep beginning in February. SAT prep will be on Wednesday and Thursdays (3:30 - 5:30) and two Saturdays (9:00 - 1:00) on 2/9 and 3/9.  The program will be offered for free; however, students will be expected to pay a $60 refundable deposit that will be given back based on number of sessions attended.  Students who attend all sessions will receive back the full deposit.  An online survey will be shared with students in January to sign up and reserve a spot in this program. Students who cannot pay the deposit can request a waiver.  Priority will be given to 11th grade.  Spots that are not assumed by 11th grade will be offered first to 10th and then 9th.
 
Action Item #6 (11th Grade): Junior College Trip: An interest form will be going out to juniors the week of 1/2 to confirm attendance on overnight college trip to Syracuse and Albany on 3/12 - 3/13.  A $20 refundable deposit will reserve a spot for each student.
 
Action Item #7 (All Students): Please see the AFSE Club List, Tutoring Schedule, and Student Opportunities linked below. Some clubs are still finalizing their meeting schedule and will be shared as soon as they are completed.
 
Students are expected to arrive to school in time to be in class by 9:00 AM.  Students who arrive after 9:00 AM are considered late.  It is essential that students arrive on time to maximize learning opportunities and succeed in class. If you need support, please contact the school. 
 
 
If you have not  received a phone call from Ms. Cameron, please be sure to update your contact information on the emergency contact card that students will receive next week. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ms. Cameron at acameron@afsenyc.org or at 212-253-3294.