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Welcome! As of September 2020, you will be a Fort Hamilton High School student. Our staff of nearly 400 is eager to get acquainted, as are the 3,300 returning students. While there may be great uncertainty about what school will look like in September because of the COVID-19 pandemic, what is certain is that you will be in good hands. Whether it be a full remote learning program or a partial remote learning environment, you will be engaged by caring and highly trained teachers. Rest assured that you will have the support to explore and be the very best that you can be.


In order to get up-to-date information, you must create a Pupilpath account with Fort Hamilton High School. Please see the directions on the back of this letter and create both a student and parent account after July 15, 2020. Pupilpath is Fort Hamilton’s online communication and information system which allows parents and students to access the student’s academic program, progress and attendance, and to contact school personnel. Programs (course schedule) will be available for viewing on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. You must have an account on to access the Fall 2020 program and school-wide information.


The SY2020-21 calendar has not been released, but we anticipate the first day of school will be Thursday, September 10, 2020. Arrival time or log-in time will be determined by the session on a student’s program, and all students will have 7 classes plus lunch.


Session 1: 7:20am to 2:00pm (periods 1-8)

Session 2: 8:10am to 2:50pm (periods 2-9)

Session 3: 9:00am to 3:40pm (periods 3-10)


You will receive a telephone call beginning the week of August 31, 2020, reminding you of the above information. Also, please check our website, regularly for updates. Finally, you are expected to complete summer assignments in both math and reading for September 2020. You may access the Summer Assignments on our website under the New Student Information tab.


You should have received an email from on June 22, prompting you to create an account so that you may complete the following forms: Emergency Contact Card, Health Form, Ethnic Identification Form, Language Preference Form, Home Language Survey and Residency Questionnaire. If applicable, please complete Medication Administration forms for: Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies and General


We encourage all families to complete the online Family Income Inquiry Form before the start of the new school year. You can apply starting July 1st at (you will need your child’s OSIS # to complete the online meal form).


If you do not intend to attend Fort Hamilton High School in September. Please complete email or 646-926-2465.


We want to congratulate you on your recent completion of the current school year and wish you a healthy, productive, and safe summer. See you in September.



Very truly yours,


Kaye Houlihan


PupilPath is Fort Hamilton High School’s online communication and information system which allows parents and students to access the student’s academic progress and attendance and to contact school personnel. PupilPath registration no longer relies on the PupilPath invitation letter and registration code. ONLY the student account will have access to complete online assignments and assessments. IMPORTANT – PARENTS AND STUDENTS CANNOT USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING.
Requirements to register without the Registration Code and PupilPath letter:
      • Guardians and students must download the iOS or Android app.
      • Guardian or student must have an email address (NEW for students only if they register through the app and must be different from the parent email. Student’s do not need an email if registering through the website using the registration code).
      • The user must know the
        • school name
        • student’s ID number and
        • student’s date of birth
STEP 1 On your phone, download the PupilPath app by Illuminate Mobile
STEP 2 Open the app on your phone and tap Register. Choose Parent or Student
STEP 3 Select the student’s school, enter the student’s ID number, select the student’s birthday and tap Verify
STEP 4 Tap your title, enter you first name, last name and email address and click Continue
STEP 5 Check your email for the PupilPath activation email from Click the link in the email, which will return you to the registration screen and automatically enter the activation code.
STEP 6 Enter and confirm your password and your account will be activated.
The Parent Coordinator is also the Language Access Coordinator. She speaks, writes, and reads Arabic. She assists with translation and interpretation service needs during the PTA meetings, parent workshops, Parent Teacher Conferences, and other events if needed.
The Parent Coordinator coordinates opportunities for students that she shares on PupilPath weekly. These opportunities include scholarships, internships, and summer jobs. She also supervises SYEP students during the summer.
During virtual learning, the Parent Coordinator is eager to ensure the communication with parents and students. Resources for parents and opportunities for students are sent to parents and students every week. The Parent Coordinator continues to reach families via phone to assist with PupilPath, creation code, and other resources for parents.
We urge you to take the opportunity to contact the Parent Coordinator, attend PTA meetings, partake in parent workshops, and be involved in your child’s education.
When parents and school staff work together to support learning students:
      • Earn higher grades and test scores;
      • Enroll in higher-level programs;
      • Are promoted more and earn more credits;
      • Adapt better to school and attend more regularly;
      • Have better social skills and behavior; and
      • Graduate and go on to higher education
Ms. Makkar may be contacted via telephone at school (718) 748-1537, ext. 1503, or email at Please visit our website for PTA meeting and parent workshop dates.