Sunday Night Reminder - May 2, 2021
 
Free vaccine clinic for eligible students
 
We are proud to partner with UCFS Healthcare to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to our students over 16 years of age. An email has been sent home with this information. However, if you missed that, please click here for all the necessary information. First shots will be administered May 7 and paperwork must be in by 2 pm on May 5 to schedule an appointment. Second shots will be May 28. 

Early release day

Tomorrow, Monday, May 3, is an early release day for students at 11:55 am. 

Grades 10 and 11 return! 
 
We look forward to welcoming back our sophomores and juniors tomorrow to four-day-a-week in-person learning. It’ll be good to see you!  
 
Reminder about lunch waves 
 
With the return of more students to campus, we have added a new lunch wave and made other adjustments to the schedule. To see the new schedule, including building assignments and additional information, click here.
 
Registered for an AP exam?
 
AP exams run from May 5 to May 25. Be sure to check your NFA email each week for a pass with important information including testing time and location. Passes will be sent each week. If you have multiple exams in one week/day, you will receive one pass for that week/day. Be sure to arrive on time to testing as late arrivals will not be admitted. If you are testing on a Wednesday and need transportation to the test, you must notify your AP teacher or school counselor tomorrow (Monday, May 3). Important: It is required by the College Board that you click AP Terms and Conditions and read the AP Terms and Conditions prior to taking an AP test. This must be done before you report to your scheduled test. If you have any questions please contact your school counselor or your AP teacher.
 
Support a Senior
 
As we move forward from the events of the past year, we want to ensure every NFA senior has access to the send-off they deserve, regardless of financial ability. These events help our seniors connect, have fun and make lasting memories with their classmates. Your support of this campaign allows you to ‘sponsor’ a senior who would be otherwise unable to afford to participate in traditional end-of-year events. For just $20, you can ensure a senior has access to great traditions and more. To participate in this campaign, please click here.
 
Project Outreach holds food drive
 
Project Outreach is holding a one week food drive beginning tomorrow in honor of Mother's Day. All students that bring in food will receive a certificate that they can give to the mother figure in their life letting them know that a donation was made in their honor. For more information, click here.
 
Our new Poet Laureate!
 
Lower Aislinn Richmond has been chosen as the NFA Poet Laureate. She will attend a workshop facilitated by Rhonda Ward, the New London Poet Laureate, and sponsored by the Arts Cafe Mystic. On May 23rd at 4:30pm, she will be performing her poetry with poets from nine area high schools at the Mystic Museum of Art. Congratulations to our new Poet Laureate!
 
Photography Club meeting
 
The NFA Photography Club will meet Thursday, May 6, at 2:15 pm in 8239. Fully remote students may access the meeting by contacting Mr. Pawluk at pawluki@nfaschool.org.
 
Attention creative writers! 
 
Do you write creatively? Do you want to see your work published? Use this form to submit your work to the Writer's Ink Magazine! A committee of your peers will review and evaluate your work (your work will be made anonymous before it is presented to the committee), and if it is voted into the magazine, it will be published! Ms. Cholewa will reach out to writers when a decision has been reached about their work. Submissions are due no later than Monday, May 10, at 3 pm.Good luck!
 
Empty Bowls is back!
 
The ever-popular Empty Bowls fundraiser is back! It’ll be held Wednesday, May 12, from 5 to 7 pm -- or until supplies last! Like last year, it’ll be drive up, grab and go. More details -- including the amazing soup choices -- to come!
 
Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center News 

Visit the Mitchell '44 College and Career Center, Room, 1221

Open hours:  7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.;  7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri. Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org. 
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:
 
For additional scholarship information visit Naviance or contact Mrs. Lauzier.
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut (May 15 deadline) 
Summer Job Opportunities
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. In person and remote internships available. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with supports like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management. Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the pre application through the provided link:  Summer Youth Employment Pre Application
 
Contact Mrs. Lauzier with questions about Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program or other summer jobs.
 
National Guard Presentation
 
The National Guard will be hosting a virtual presentation for students interested in getting information on enlisting and learning more about the National Guard. The virtual presentation will take place Wednesday, May 19, during D channel. Contact Mrs. Lauzier to sign up.  
 
Nursing Careers Pathways and Opportunities Webinar Series
 
Interested in the field of Nursing? The Connecticut Nurses Association is offering a free webinar series for individuals exploring the field of nursing. Contact Mrs. Lauzier to register. The series includes the following topics:
  • Nurses Working in Unique Settings: Thursday, May 13, 4:30 - 6 pm
  • Landing the Job/Starting Your Career: Thursday, May 27, 4:30 - 6 pm
Service Academy Night
 
On Tuesday, May 4, at 5 pm, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation will be holding its annual Service Academy Night for students who are interested in attending one of our nation’s preeminent military academies – U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy. This virtual event is a great opportunity for students to meet with representatives from each of the academies. This event will also give students a chance to meet with the service academy coordinators from each of our congressional offices to learn more about our individual nomination processes. Contact Mrs. Lauzier to sign up.