Dear Shabazz Community,

I hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving. During November, we had a wonderful Shabazz Day of Thanks  that ranged from community-building activities, students investigating possible career paths, and, of course, fantastic food. I truly cannot believe we are already heading into December. We have an incredibly busy three weeks ahead of us before Winter Break, so make sure to set aside time to review the calendar. As a reminder, the calendar is a bit unusual again for Winter Break this year with classes wrapping up on Friday, December 20, and resuming on Monday, January 6. When we return in January we'll be wrapping up the first semester for Shabazz students on Thursday, January 23. Keep in mind that Shabazz students do not have school on Friday, January 24 or Monday, January 27 so teachers may prepare for the second semester and complete student evaluations to inform you and your students about their current progress. 

As the weather gets cooler and the snow becomes more prevalent, please be mindful that attendance is a key factor to grades, credits and the overall well-being of our students. If students are struggling to attend class, while in the building, our Resource and Recombobulation Room (RR) is a place built to assist students in successfully processing through things or getting the academic support they need. Students just "opting out" of the learning environment is not a culture here at Shabazz, so we do everything we can to support students in making another choice.   

Thanks again for all your support.

Mary Jankovich
Principal of Shabazz City High School