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THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FORDHAM HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS


THEODORE ROOSEVELT EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS
500 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458
TEL: 718-733-4656
FAX: 718-295-3605

IRIS BLIGE, PRINCIPAL


Dear Parent and/or Guardian,
Hello! Our names are Ms. McHugh and Mr. Mazzarano and we are lucky enough to have your son or
daughter in one of our classes. Your child will find that we are tough, but fair teachers who have planned an
exciting and productive school year.
Our particular style of teaching is based on three things: setting high expectations for EVERY student,
showing respect for all students and expecting respect in return, and last, but certainly not least, parental
involvement. It is our belief that when parents and teachers work together a student can accomplish anything.
It is our hope to keep in close contact with parents/ guardians throughout the year. Feel free to contact us by
phone call (Tel: 718-733-4656) and e-mail (E-mail: liana.mchugh@fhsaonline.org and
james.mazzarano@fhsaonline.org). Additionally, this year we will be using Class Dojo (an application that
tracks specific behaviors in class) and Remind (an application that allows us to text message you) to keep in
contact. More information will be sent home in the coming days about Class Dojo and Remind. If you would
ever like to meet in person, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a convenient time. Please dont
feel that you need to wait for us to contact you should you wish to talk.
To help your child succeed in our math class, there are three simple things that you can do:
1. STUDY/ DO HOMEWORK AT HOME We assign homework just about every night so that
students can get the valuable practice time that they need to really learn what we are studying in class.
Make sure that your student spends time each night working on their homework. If they get stuck and
need help, we will post videos on our class website (FHSAalgebra.weebly.com) for each lesson/ topic
that we cover. We also encourage students to contact us either via e-mail or the Remind App with any
questions that they may have.
2. ENCOURAGE Encourage your student to ask questions in class and come in for extra help when
he or she needs it. We, as well as our three Blue Engine teaching assistants, are available before
school, during lunch, and after school. Also, praise him or her for doing wellhe or she deserves it!
3. ASK HIM/HER WHAT HE/SHE LEARNED Have your student explain what he or she learned
in class each day. This simple routine will help him or her review and find holes in his or her
understanding.
To help us serve your student better, we would be grateful if you could take five minutes out of your busy day
and complete the accompanied parent survey. Please have your student return it to us as a homework
assignment by Thursday. Feel free to use the backside of the survey for any questions or comments that you
may have for us at this time. We look forward to working with you and your student!
Most Sincerely,
Ms. McHugh and Mr. Mazzarano
Teachers of Mathematics
Fordham High School for the Arts

Parent/Guardian Contact & Survey Ms. McHugh and Mr. Mazzarano


Thank you so much for taking 5 minutes out of your busy day to complete this survey. The more information
we have, the better we can work together to help your student do well in our class. Please feel free to use the
backside if you need more space for any answer.

Student Name: ______________________________________ Date of Birth_______________


Parent/Guardian Name #1: _______________________________________________________________
Relationship to the student (ie. mother, uncle): _______________________________________________
Email Address: _________________________________________
Home Phone:__________________ Work Phone: ________________ Cell Phone: ____________________
What is the best way and time to contact you about your student (check below for which one you would
prefer)?
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Email

Number: [ ] Home

Other _______________________

[ ] Work

[ ] Cell

Time: _______________________
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Parent/Guardian Name #2: _______________________________________________________________
Relationship to the student? (ie. mother, uncle) _______________________________________________
Email Address (needed in order to access grades online): _________________________________________
Home Phone:__________________ Work Phone: ________________ Cell Phone: ____________________
What is the best way and time to contact you about your student (check below for which one you would
prefer)?
Email
o

Number: [ ] Home

[ ] Work

Other _______________________

[ ] Cell

Time: _______________________
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When would you like to be contacted? (check below for all that you would like)
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I would like to be contacted if my students grade drops below ______________%.

I would like to be contacted if my student misses a significant assignment (project, test, quiz, etc.)

I would like to be contacted if my student is not participating in class activities.

I would like to be contacted if my student is tardy to class more than _____________ times.

I would like to be contacted if ________________________________________________________.

THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FORDHAM HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS


THEODORE ROOSEVELT EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS
500 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458
TEL: 718-733-4656
FAX: 718-295-3605

IRIS BLIGE, PRINCIPAL


1. Does your child have any special needs that I should be aware of? (medications, conditions,
special seat requirements, bathroom needs)
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
2. Please list their strengths (include as many as you can think of academic, social, athletic,
artistic, musical)
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
3. Is there anything else that we should know that would be helpful in making us the best teachers
for your student?
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
(Please feel free to add additional comments or questions below)

Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________ Signature: ________________Date: ______