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    It's that time of year again. Today kicks off the first day of Peace Week. It begins with, "Peace Across Broward Day" in observance of International Peace Day. You can begin by wearing white on Monday and posting it to our social media outlets (@mcfattertech on Instagram) with the hashtags, #ChoozPeace #liveunited #leadingthechange. Our other media outlets can be found on our high school website.

    We hope that you can attend the SBBC Board meeting tomorrow morning regarding the next steps for our county schools. The link for the meeting is https://www.browardschools.com/watchboardmeetings.  

     

    NEW INFORMATION:

     

    CLASS OF 2020

    Ms. Bluth and Ms. Lynn will be hosting a general post-secondary conference on Teams on Tuesday, September 22nd, 4:30 - 5:30 pm. 

    General Post-Secondary Conference Link:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    +1 754-216-1864   United States, Fort Lauderdale (Toll)

    Conference ID: 158 087 010#

    They will discuss, graduation requirements, how and when to apply to college, and wrap up with how to find money.  The meeting will be recorded for those of you who are unable to attend. 

    Ms. Lynn is also available for brief appointments or individualized post-secondary meetings.  You can schedule a meeting through my Bookings app (there is a hyperlink in my email signature).  

    Individual post-secondary conferences can be scheduled for 3:10 - 4:10 on Mondays or Tuesdays or 7:30 - 8:30 Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

     

    CLASS ELECTIONS:

    SGA and Class officer elections open up on Wednesday 9/23 at 4pm and will close on Thursday 9/24 at 4pm. Voting can be accessed by signing onto Clever and then going into Naviance.

    Under the connections tab, you will be able to select the survey that is applicable to you.

    All grades should vote for the SGA officer selections.

    Grades 11 and 12 may vote for SGA choices as well as your class officers for your respective grades.

     

    SERVICE-LEARNING HOURS (VOLUNTEER HOURS):

    If you are interested in finding a place to complete service hours, please go to the high school web page dedicated to this topic to get the most up to date information. Additional documents have been added to the page.  

     

    (SECOND OPPORTUNITY) BROWARD COLLEGE DE STUDENT INFORMATION SESSION:

    Broward College has completely revamped their Dual Enrollment process for the upcoming Spring Term. We are no longer operating as we did in years past, or even last year. If you are interested in participating in the Dual Enrollment program at BC in the Spring or even Summer, now is the time to get started on the new process. On Thursday, September 24th, the McFatter School Counseling Team will be hosting an information/ Q&A session from 11:30-12:00 online at:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    +1 754-216-1864 United States, Fort Lauderdale (Toll)

    Conference ID: 783 583 418#

    This is a working lunch session… before the day of the virtual meeting, please go to the Broward College website to gather information at www.broward.edu/dual so that you can have your questions ready for the team.

     

    FRESHMAN FRIDAY:

    If you missed McFatter Homeroom last Friday, come to see your classmates this week with the return of Freshman Friday… Please email Mr. Ammann at johnathan.ammann@browardschools.com for this week’s link. If you are not in ninth grade, you can still join to offer support to the students.

    FREE “GRAB AND GO” MEAL UPDATE”:

    Good News!  The Food and Nutrition Services Department will provide an additional day of meals as part of the "Grab-and-Go" Meal bundles at all elementary, middle and high schools.
     
    Effective September 17th, a breakfast and lunch for Saturday will be included in the Thursday Meal Distribution bundle.  Previously published “Grab-and-Go” information and flyers remain unchanged.
     
    Meal Distribution remains as scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.   You can select any school close to your home, but the 3 technical colleges are not current distribution sites.

     

    BrACE NEWS:

    Each week, Ms. Lynn sends out updates to events, scholarships, and much more to students through Naviance. If you would like to see the most up to date message, it will also be posted on the BrACE site of the high school webpage for your review. To access it, you can go into DEPARTMENTS at the top of the page and under HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES, you will see BrACE. There you will find the newest update, and ones from past weeks. To make it easy, you can CLICK HERE to go straight there. 

    Additionally, Ms. Lynn is accepting brief appointments (25 minutes) and post-secondary planning meetings for the Class of 2021 (1 hour). To schedule your time to meet, please go to Ms. Lynn’s Bookings Calendar and make sure to use the student’s name if it is a post-secondary conference, so that she can prepare for the individualized meeting.

    SCHOOL VIDEO UPDATE:

    In the most recent video, September 17th School Update, you get some information from our school counselors. (If you do not have a G Suite/YouTube Account, the alternative link is available HERE)

     

    SUPERINTENDENT RUNCIE WEEKLY UPDATE:

    On Tuesday, September 15, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided a school reopening update at the School Board Meeting, which included the following:

    • Downward trend of school reopening gating criteria
    • School reopening teacher survey
    • Upcoming parent survey about the preferred learning model 
    • Districtwide safeguards and Phase 2 reopening plan
    • Recommendation to be made at September 22 School Board Workshop to return to face-to-face learning on Monday, October 5

    You can view the Superintendent’s remarks through the link below:

    https://eduvision.tv/l?LtOeOe

     

    REMINDERS:

    ATTENDANCE REPORTING:

    As with every school year, attendance counts every day. Though we are in a virtual environment, student need to be in attendance during the scheduled times for class by logging into live sessions and participating in classroom activities. Teachers will be marking attendance in FOCUS daily, and students must be present during the live teaching session to be counted as Present for each class. Students who arrive late, leave early, or do not attend at all will be counted as unexcused. Please refer to the district website page on attendance for more information. To report an absence or, please call 754-321-5702 and leave a message or go to the high school attendance page at https://www.browardschools.com/domain/7570. School counselors, administration, or the social worker will reach out to parents should attendance become a major concern. Please remember that you must report absence/tardies/sign outs within 48 hours to have them excused, per SBBC Policy 5.5.

     

    BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS:

    Each year, parents are required to complete the Back to School documents within the first 10 days of school so that school personnel can update the records for all students. Thank you to the parents who have completed their forms already. This week, we will need all online forms submitted for all McFatter students. Please be advised that this is a multistep process.

    1. Go to the BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS WIZARD and complete the form.
    2. Go to your email and locate the confirmation form. 
    3. Sign and return the confirmation to your student's counselor or upload here.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's counselor.

     

    FOCUS GRADEBOOK:

    First, I hope that the beginning of the school year has gone well for you. I want to remind you that the best way to stay up to date is to touch base with your students, log into FOCUS by going to broward.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus. If you have not already created a parent account, you can click here to create one. For directions on the process of creating an account, the directions are found as an attachment: FOCUS Account for Parents. Parents can create a new account or add an additional student to their pre-existing account.

     

     

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    For the High School Calendar, events will be added here as we receive them from various stakeholders.