The New York City Department of Education
HIGH SCHOOL for Global Citizenship
at the Prospect Heights. Educational Campus
Mrs. Rochon, Principal Ms. Kelch
Welcome to the Class of 2013!
August 17, 2012
Dear Seniors and Parents:
Congratulations, class of 2013! We are so pleased at HSGC to have you as part of our graduating class! This letter is designed to welcome you to your senior year and to make you aware of the various (and tentative) activities and responsibilities involved in making your senior year both successful and memorable.
Your senior year is a special time for you to celebrate and reflect upon your high school career. It is also a time to WORK and build strong skills for college and adult life. Your number one responsibility this year is completing your college applications, applying for financial aid, and of course, earning high marks in all of your classes and on Regents exams. This is no time to slack! Be aware of deadlines!! Ask for guidance and help from Dr. Burton, Ms. Kalli, Ms. Farrier, Ms. Clarke or any of your teachers! There is nothing more important than getting accepted to college with scholarships and financial aid in place. Parents—please do not hesitate to call me, the above listed advisors, or any of your child’s teachers with questions or concerns at (718) 230-6300. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
As for your senior activities, you have an exciting year ahead of you! In order to participate in the senior activities, you must be in good academic standing. You must pass all your classes, Regents examinations and achieve 95% attendance. These activities require planning and financial contributions from you. These contributions can seem overwhelming, especially if they are paid late or all at once. For your convenience, we have several suggested payment plans to choose from (see attached) Fund-raising opportunities will also be available. When planning your budgets for the upcoming year, please consider these expenses:
SENIOR DUES: Senior dues are $185. This includes your cap, gown, tassels, diploma cover, senior breakfast, senior barbecue, graduation breakfast and senior class sweatshirts. These funds are also applied to the senior awards ceremony, your graduation ceremony, and various incidentals that come up throughout the year. This amount is due by January 22nd 2013. Late charges will incur thereafter.
SENIOR TRIP: The senior trip is February 8-February 10 in Upstate New York. The cost of $320 per person includes everything- all meals, entertainment, transportation, lodging, and activities
SENIOR PROM: The prom will be held on June 13th at Giando on the Water. The cost is $110 per person.
Payments for the above mentioned activities are currently being accepted by Ms. Farrier in room the COSA office. Payments can be made in the form of cash or money order made payable to: The High School for Global Citizenship.
Throughout the year, there are also day and evening outings designed to reward senior class members for all of their hard work as HSGC students. In the past, these events have included: Six Flags Great Adventure, college tours, dinner out, picnics, ice skating, and trips to museums. Most of these events will ask for a financial contribution from the students, but some will be paid for by the school. Information on these events will follow.
Good luck, seniors and parents!
Ms. Farrier, Senior Advisor
Coordinator of Student Activities
Cc: Mrs. Rochon