Dear Incoming Student and Family,
We are so excited to welcome you to LaGuardia! This morning we received the official roster for students who have accepted our offer, and we are thrilled that you are on the list! We cannot wait to support your growth as a creative actor, dancer, musician, theatrical technician, or visual artist, but even more importantly, as a thoughtful individual.
There are few action steps for students and families - please read carefully below and make note of important dates and deadlines!
Setup Your NYCSA Account & Update Emergency Contact ASAP
First, we need to make sure all of our families have access to information about their child at their fingertips!
The New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) allows all NYCDOE families to access student grades, attendance, assessment, transportation, and special education information, as well as update biographical information, complete consent forms, and navigate additional functions. NYCSA is also the platform for all official communications with families, so it is essential that all families take the time to setup their account!
NYCSA Account Set Up Guide for Parents has step by step instructions. If you do not have Student ID # (OSIS) or Account Creation Code, you may click “Continue Without Code”. If you need assistance setting up your account, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Allison Price (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once your account is set up, please click on “Emergency Contact” and ensure that all information is up to date. Safety first!! If you have any difficulties editing your information, please contact our Pupil Accounting Secretary, Michelle Lopez (email@example.com).
Complete Electronic Incoming Student Paperwork Form by Friday, July 22, 2022
We know that ensuring you have completed all the necessary paperwork to be set for the fall can be daunting.
We have created a one-stop-shop electronic form that includes all required paperwork for all students, including course requests, housing questionnaires, home language identification survey, consent to photograph, film or videotape, and ethnic & race identification survey. You will also be able to upload transcripts and proof of address, if applicable.
To help families prepare for the form, please preview Incoming Student Paperwork Form.
Here’s where families complete Incoming Student Paperwork Form.
Summer Reading (All Grades)
Every summer our English Faculty chooses one reading for all students to engage in over the summer.
This year, the LaGuardia summer reading is The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. Students can access a copy a few different ways:
- Come to LaGuardia to pick up a free hardcover copy, for students to keep forever and annotate on directly. Pickup is available until August 11 on Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1:30pm, from Room 201.
- Check out a hardcopy from the New York Public Library
- Read on a device using the free NYCDOE Sora App
Optional Summer Tours
We understand that not all families have been able to take advantage of our public performances, exhibits, and open-house dates to visit the school building.
For those who would like to stop by and experience LaGuardia during our Summer Arts programs, we are offering optional tours on Wednesdays July 20, Jul 27, and August 3 at 10:00am. No registration is necessary to join us.
504 Plans & IEP’s
LaGuardia celebrates diversity in many ways, including learning differences and neurodivergence. Students who benefit from 504 Plans and Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) go through an annual review process.
504 Plans are reviewed in September by the 504 Committee. Please follow the 504 Application Submission Instructions to ensure that you receive an invitation in September to attend the 504 review meeting.
IEP’s are reviewed in August by our Assistant Principal of Special Education, Shoshana Seid (firstname.lastname@example.org). IEP’s of students who attended an NYCDOE school will be automatically connected to our system. We ask that IESP/IEP’s or any related documentation of students who did not attend an NYCDOE school, be emailed directly to Ms. Seid. After reviewing the IEP, Ms. Seid will reach out to families if any clarification is needed. The annual review will take place a year from the last annual review.
Fall PSAL Season Begins August 21
Our students are equally prolific on the sports field as they are on stages and in galleries!
The LaGuardia Fall 2022 Season includes the following Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Teams:
- Boys and Girls Varsity Cross-Country
- Boys Varsity Fencing*
- Boys Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer*
- Girls Varsity Bowling
- Girls Varsity Volleyball*
*Girls Varsity Fencing, Girls JV Soccer, and Boys Varsity Volleyball play in the Spring season
If interested in participating in any fall season sports teams, please contact Athletic Director Greg Brummell (email@example.com)
Our calendar of events each year is packed with performances and art exhibits, events hosted by student clubs and parent association, and more!
We are in the process of populating our public Google calendar with all the happenings of the year. If you would like to subscribe to our various Google calendars, here are the hyperlinks to click on to add it to your Google account:
You can also reference the NYCDOE School Calendar for City-wide dates such as the First Day of School (September 8), school holidays, and parent teacher conferences.
Have a wonderful summer filled with time for friends, family, and self-care. I look forward to welcoming the newest members of our community on September 8!