Welcome To Our Website!   

We hope you will join the DSF PTSA for the 2017-2018 school year! 

Your PTSA Account Allows You:

  • Join the PTSA
  • Make a donation to the Freeman Fund
  • Sign-up to receive important communications and the Signal Newsletter
  • Complete your directory information
  • Sign-up to Volunteer
  • Access the Freeman family online directory and app (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Access PTA member benefit savings (for paid PTSA members only)
  • Students (especially Seniors) that join are eligible for additional scholarships

    

 


DSF Announcements and News

 FREEMAN STUDENT PARKING  

Senior parking is now closed.  We are now beginning to assess the available parking spots for the fall. Junior applications have been available during lunch hours since Monday, September 11th.  

Deadline: Junior parking applications are due on Monday, September 18, by 1:30 p.m. 

**Spaces are very limited, make sure your application is submitted by the deadline to be considered. 

Junior students will be notified on Wednesday if they are receiving a parking permit for the Fall Season. Enforcement of parking permits will begin on Sept. 28th.


POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL  

PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open and available for parents to begin creating accounts and adding the app to phones. The parent portal will give parents online access to grades and attendance. Parents who wish to use the Portal phone App will need the 4-digit Henrico code. The code is MXZM. If you created a username and password last year, you may use the same credentials to login. The creation of a new account is not necessary.     

PowerSchool Parent Portal: (Click Here)


PTSA PROGRAMS COMMITTEE PRESENTS "FREEMAN ESSENTIALS FOR NEW FAMILIES" 

Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30pm in the Freeman Library.

The PTSA Programs committee will host an informational session for families new to Freeman. The panel discussion will include a panel of parents, who will share the insights on how to successfully navigate the high school years at Freeman High School.   

Please let us know if you will be in attendance (Click Here)

We hope to see you there!!


FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL THEATER GUILD 

The Freeman Theatre Guild is comprised of parents, guardians, friends, and relatives of DSF students involved with the theatre department. If you would like to join the Freeman Theatre Guild or become informed of the many exciting events scheduled for this year, please send your email information to dsftheater@gmail.com.


SUPPORT DSF BAND 

Brunswick Stew is for sale NOW!    

The sale will be Saturday, October 7th 1 pm - 3 pm at DSF.   $10 per quart.  Orders accepted until October 4th and can be submitted via email at dsfstew4u@gmail.com.  First Come, First Serve! This event will sell out!

Merchant Cards have arrived!   We will have them for sale at football games!  The card sells for $10. Merchants: Sweet Frog, Dairy Queen, El Caporal, Exxon Village, Vogue Flower Market, Carytown Burgers and Fries, Sugar Shack, Pizza Express, Quiznos, Royal Nails, Music & Arts, & Disco Sports.      

Sign up for: Kroger Community Rewards. Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Our organization number is 84908.  

Amazon Smile.  Go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4707572 to sign up with your account. Shoppers must use a web browser to get the donation (not the app).  


DSF ATHLETIC BOOSTERS 

Don't forget to join the team...the Booster Club team!   

Become a Booster Club member and gain access to all home sporting events this year.  Support student athletes at Douglas S. Freeman by joining the Athletic Booster Club. To learn more about the different membership levels or to pay online go to http://www.dsfathleticboosters.org/joinnow.html


SENIOR CLASS CONVOCATION 

October 11th at 1:30 p.m. 

Each Fall, 12th-grade students mark the beginning of their eventful year with Senior Convocation to inspire them to make the most of their final year at Freeman High School.  This formal event will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at 1:30 p.m. in our Main Gym.  We are excited to announce our convocation guest speaker:  Dr. William Noel, Director of HCPS Student Support and Disciplinary Review, who will share with our seniors a message about perseverance and life choices. We would like to invite the families our of senior students to attend.

Seniors must dress appropriately for this formal event.  Gentlemen should wear a shirt and tie, dark dress pants, dark shoes and socks.  Ladies must wear a white dress without a pattern and appropriate shoes.  All students should bring their gown to wear.

On Convocation day, seniors will have the option to report late to school at 11:00 a.m., provided that they submit a signed parent or guardian permission form. At the conclusion of Convocation, students may leave school after the Class of 2018 photo is taken. (Permission Form forthcoming)

Important: Seniors need to have paid their $60 graduation and class fee in order to receive their graduation gown during lunches on September 25th. Contact  Ms. Hollowell for any questions.


SCHOOL LUNCH INFORMATION 

MYSCHOOLBUCKS LINK (CLICK HERE)

Student meals may be pre-paid by using our online vendor payment program. This program allows parents to pay and replenish their students’ lunch accounts by using a personal credit or debit card. Please note that balances from last year are carried over to the following year. If you have questions, please contact the MYSCHOOLBUCKS directly.  Please note that the vendor charges a handling fee for each payment.

 


School Counseling News
 

PSAT PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING 

Attention parents of all Sophomores and Juniors currently registered to take the PSAT test on October 11, 2017. You are invited to attend a meeting that will discuss the benefits of taking and doing well on this important test. The meeting will take place at Freeman High School Auditorium on Thursday, September 28th at 6:00pm. The workshop will be presented by a College Board representative. This PSAT will be given on Oct 11th, to all HCPS Sophomores and any Junior who has completed the necessary paperwork and paid to take the test.  

Topics will include:

  • The benefits of taking and doing your best on the PSAT test
  • How students can prepare for the PSAT test
  • How to access FREE, Personalized SAT practice on Khan Academy based on students' PSAT/NMSQT answers
  • Free college and career planning resources available to students and parents
  • Using PSAT scores to prepare for college and advanced academics

COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT 2017 

Mark your calendars and come join us Wednesday, November 1, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Henrico High School for Henrico County's College & Career Night!  There will be over 120 colleges, community colleges, vocational schools, military, and more!  It will be an exciting evening for students to get to meet college representatives from all over.


"FIND YOUR BEST COLLEGE FIT" 

Deep Run and Freeman High School Counseling Departments are proud to present “Finding Your Best College Fit” on September 25th at 7:00pm in the Deep Run auditorium.  This event is open to 9th - 11th grade families and will include a keynote presentation by Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review, and a moderated panel including representatives from local colleges and universities.  Register to attend here: PrincetonReview.com/FranekatDeepRun


Upcoming Events

Sept. 18 - Back to School Night (6:30 -8:00 pm)

Sept. 21 - Half Day for Students

Sept. 26 - Sophomore Class Ring Assembly

Sept. 28 - PSAT Parent Informational Meeting (6:00 pm- Auditorium)*

Sept. 28 - "Freeman Essentials for New Families" Meeting (6:30pm - Library)

Oct. 4 - Principal’s Coffee (9:00am)

Oct. 9 - Half Day for Students

Oct 9 to13 - Homecoming Week

Oct. 11 - 2018 Senior Class Convocation (1:30 pm)

Oct. 11 - PSAT Testing

Oct 13 - Homecoming/Community Parade and Football Game

Oct. 14 Homecoming Dance (TBA)

Oct 19- Sophomore Family Ring Order Night (4-7 pm)

Nov. 6 End of the Quarter

Nov. 7 Student Holiday/Election Day

Nov 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:11:30 am)

Nov 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30 to 6:30 pm)

Nov. 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Break

Dec.18- Jan 1 Winter Break

Jan 2 - Student Return to school from Winter Break


 Code of Conduct 2017-2018


 PTA Mission: 

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


 Parent Information: Drug Use warning Signs

 Soon our students will be out of school with idle time on their hands.  If parents are working, children - young and old - spend more time unsupervised, looking for something to do, right or wrong.  Now is the time to get unneeded and unused medications out of your house and out of your medicine cabinet.  Anyone who reads the paper, follows the news online or watches news on TV knows what a problem prescription drug abuse is and how it can be a gateway to heroin and other drugs.  We are losing far too many young people to this horrible epidemic.

 
Given this situation, Bremo Pharmacy is doing its part to get unneeded or unused medications out of people's homes and medicine cabinets.  As a service to the community, we have installed a permanent Drug Take back box in our pharmacy at 2024 Staples Mill Road. 
 
You need not wait for the once a year Drug Take back day.  Our Drug Take back box is available for the public's use anytime our pharmacy is open:  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm.  There is no charge, there is no catch - it is truly a community service to get unneeded and unused medications out of our home and out of the hands of our children - young and old.
For Details click here.