After studying the development of this fall's hurricanes, Fieldston Lower fifth graders designed a lab to see if there was a correlation between a storm's strength and the temperature of the ocean below it.

On Monday, October 24, between 10 and 10:30 am, ECFS will conduct a test of its emergency notification system. The test will consist of a phone call, which you should expect to receive on your home and/or mobile phone. Be on the lookout later in the day for a follow-up email with additional instructions. Please note that school policy stipulates that parents, faculty, and staff may not opt out of emergency notifications.

Ethical Culture fourth graders have been studying the Constitution, government, and politics and have a lot to say about this year's election cycle, the campaign, and their hopes for the future president. Six of them shared their thoughts and insights with Michael Strahan this morning on ABC's Good Morning America. You can watch the segment here.

Monday, October 24, is a split dismissal at Fieldston Middle and Upper. Fieldston Upper dismisses at noon, and buses will depart campus at 12:15 pm. Fieldston Middle will dismiss at the regular time (3:45 pm), and buses will depart at 4:00 pm. All afternoon routes will run on Tuesday/Thursday routes. All morning routes and late buses will operate on regular schedules.

On October 6, the Fieldston upper school community gathered for a panel discussion with New York Times journalists Maggie Haberman '91 and Alex Burns '04, political strategist Howard Wolfson '85 of Bloomberg Associates, and Larry Schwartztol of Harvard Law School on the intersection of politics and the media in this presidential election.

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