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    Morning Announcements, March 1, 2021


    Freshmen Meet & Greet

    Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    Meeting ID: 833 6589 3897

    Passcode: 177265


    Green Zine -- Read the Latest Edition



    Fencing:  Remind code: aada49 

    Instagram: @lagfencing

    Zoom link:


    Young Democrats Club 

    Meeting Link:


    Alumni & Friends Summer Arts Student Scholarship  March 2, 2021

    The Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia's Summer Study Scholarship Deadline application closes this Tuesday! Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in need can apply for financial assistance for supplemental study in their respective majors this summer.   Additional information can be found here.





    This week we will announce how to order caps and gowns for graduation, and the ordering can begin as early as next week.  The deadline will be April 8. The DOE has not yet provided information regarding graduation ceremonies.  It is important read email communications so that families and you do not miss deadlines.


    NYC Employment & Internships

    The information below regarding Careers in City Government, may not apply to our students -- though some of the internships may.  We feel that all members of our community could benefit from knowing this information in case a family member or friend would be interested.

    On behalf of the NYC Department of Education's Career & Technical Education Office, thank you to those who attended our Careers in City Government webinar where we featured six different city agencies. Please see further info and resources below. 

    Recording of today's event may be found here:



    DOB promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs. It enforces the City’s Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution, and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. 


    DDC is the City's primary capital construction project manager, which builds many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use. It provides communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses, and senior centers.  It delivers roadway, sewer, and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. It provides sidewalks, street reconstruction, water mains, sewers, and pedestrian ramps—quality infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, resilient city. 


    DEP seeks to enrich the environment and protect public health for all New Yorkers by providing high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. 


    DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient, and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure, and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to the City's residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. 

    • For more info on college undergraduate/graduate opportunities, please periodically revisit:



    DOT’s mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of City residents. 


    LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them after designation. 


    • Ladders for Leaders offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.


        Eligibility Requirements: 

        • Must be a student enrolled in high school or college between the ages of 16-21 

        • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 

        • Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City 

        • Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer Legally allowed to work in New York City 

        • Apply here:



    • Not all, but manycareer positions, high school internships, and college internships are on currently hold due to Covid.  Thus,you must periodically revisit websites to see updates concerning opportunities when they become available.

    • Many NYC government careers require you to take a civil service exam. Applying for these jobs is not as simple as just emailing a resume and then getting an interview. Please pay attention to upcoming civil service exams and take any that you qualify for. Only individuals who take and pass certain exams are eligible to apply for certain jobs. Periodically visit this link to see which civil service exams are available:

    • When civil service exams are posted online, they are only available for a limited time, usually a few weeks.  Some exams are only available once every several years. Every exam lists the qualifications needed for you to apply and it is your responsibility to know if you qualify based on your educational background and work experience.  Many of these exams are not necessarily “exams” in the sense that the SATs or Regents are exams; they may be applications where you have to list your education credentials and work experience, and you are awarded “points” for each. When results are determined, you are then placed on a list of eligible applicants for a certain job. 

    • Please read instructions and details regarding any program before sending out emails.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Remote Learning Expectations



    I have been asked by some members of our community to resend our Remote Learning Expectations.  These were originally sent in an email by Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos on November 21, 2020.  The document has been edited to include only the Expectations.  



    Dear LaGuardia Arts Community,


    We hope that everyone in your household is safe and healthy at this time. At LaGuardia, we value reflecting upon our experience to continually improve learning conditions for our students. This year, more than ever, collaborating to align understandings between home and school is critical.  We want to acknowledge and thank you for your support and trust.  Our community must continue working together to support all students during this time of change and adaptations.


    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School 2020-2021 Expectations 


    Extenuating Circumstances

    • Remembering we are still in a pandemic and experiencing a healthcare crisis, economic crisis, and civil unrest that disproportionately impacts our students and families 

    • Ensuring all students and families are supported 

    • Communicating changes in family situations to facilitate interventions

    • Prioritizing the health, safety, and well-being of our community members

    • Covering as much foundational curriculum as possible, keeping in mind that during the pandemic, there is no class at any school that is addressing all instructional units from previous years

    • Following established protocols for supporting students in crisis, including Child Abuse and Maltreatment Prevention, and focusing on student mental health


    Remote Learning (All DOE Schools in Temporary All-Remote Beginning November 19, 2020)

    • Utilizing Google Classroom to communicate and reiterate classroom expectations 

    • Scheduling assignment submissions for the next time a synchronous meeting is scheduled

    • Encouraging participation in support periods

    • Designing varied, interactive, and engaging synchronous activities 

    • Designing meaningful asynchronous activities that preview, apply, or review content and skills connected to synchronous activities

    • Monitoring student skill acquisition and mastery through frequent and varied assessments

    • Encouraging participation in synchronous activities with camera turned on, while understanding this may not always be possible or the best option for a student and family

    • Being mindful of the amount of time students spend in front of an electronic device


    Communicating with Families

    • Checking-in with individual students and getting to know all students well

    • Actively encouraging ongoing conversations with individual families

    • Providing updated, detailed student progress via Google Classroom - Pupilpath Integration

    • Reaching out to classroom teachers as the first point of contact

    • Prioritizing our most vulnerable students


    Grading Policies

    • Updating Departmental/Studio Grading Policies to reflect remote learning components

    • Following the Department of Education Grading Policy

      • Students receive an ‘NX’ in place of failing grades.

      • Students receive an ‘NX’ if there is insufficient work to calculate a final grade. 

      • Parents/guardians can select a ‘CR’ (Credit) in lieu of a numeric grade, on a case by case basis.

      • [Grades of ‘CR’ are not included in a student’s GPAs, but GPA should not be the only consideration when making this selection.] 


    Thank you, everyone, for your continued support of our community in these unprecedented times. If you are thinking about reaching out to someone, think no further. Reach out to let them know you are thinking about them.





    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Early Spring Standardized Testing Updates

    March 3, 2021


    Dear LaGuardia Arts,


    We hope this email finds you well, and we are looking forward to Spring and a strong finish to our 2020-2021 school year.


    As we have shared, New York State, New York City, and LaGuardia Arts have determined that standardized examinations cannot be safely, equitably, and fairly administered during the pandemic. Below, please find important information regarding adjustments to Spring’s standardized testing:


    PSAT (In-School) - NOT OFFERED

    NYCDOE high schools are not administering the PSAT.


    SAT for 11th Grade Students (In-School) - April 13

    NYCDOE high schools are administering the SAT for juniors in-school on select days determined by the College Board. In order to administer the SAT, schools must also be able to adhere to proper health, safety, and test administration policies, as set forth by the NYCDOE and the College Board, including having sufficient space for testing students, while allowing for social distancing. At LaGuardia, the administration is on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, for juniors who expressed interest by the registration deadline. These students and their families received an email confirmation of their registration through PupilPath. Registration for this SAT administration is now closed and we are unable to order additional exams. Students can continue to register to take the SAT at monthly testing sites through the College Board; however, many families are finding their recent testing dates cancelled.  Please note that many colleges waived the testing requirement for the 2020-2021 application cycle, and many have already waived the testing requirement for the 2021-2022 application cycle.


    ACT (In-School) - NOT OFFERED

    NYCDOE high schools do not administer the ACT.


    Regents Exams in June, 2021 - AWAITING GUIDANCE

    The New York State Education Department believes that school instructional time would be best focused on supporting students in academics as well as social-emotional health rather than attempting to administer assessments to the limited population of students who are receiving in-person instruction. January 2021 Regents Exams were cancelled and students received waivers.  We are awaiting guidance from the State and City regarding the June 2021 Regents Exams. 


    AP Exams Dates and Information (Online and In-School) - MULTIPLE DATES

    NYCDOE schools are administering AP Exams on select dates determined by the College Board. In order to administer AP Exams in-person, schools must be able to adhere to proper health, safety, and test administration policies, as set forth by the NYCDOE and the College Board. To adhere to those guidelines, LaGuardia Arts will not be administering most exams in-person, but most exams will be administered online at home by the College Board; however, there are a few exams that can only be given in-person at LaGuardia.


    AP Exams will be administered to LaGuardia students as per the schedule below. Registration for AP Exams is now closed and we are unable to order additional exams. If you no longer wish to take an AP Exam, please complete this form:  AP Exam Registration:  DECLINE.  This year, there is no cancellation fee charged. Any applicable exam fees will be collected at a later date.






    Type of Exam Administration

    English Literature & Composition


    May 18, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    United States History


    May 19, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Art History


    May 19, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    United States Government & Politics


    May 20, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    World History


    May 20, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    May 20, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    May 21, 2021

    8:00 AM

    In-Person Paper and Pencil



    May 21, 2021

    8:00 AM

    In-Person (on a Computer)



    May 21, 2021

    8:00 AM

    In-Person Paper and Pencil



    May 21, 2021

    12:00 PM

    In-Person Paper and Pencil

    Music Theory


    May 21, 2021

    12:00 PM

    In-Person Paper and Pencil

    English Language & Composition


    May 26, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Computer Science Principles


    May 26, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    May 27, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Environmental Science


    May 27, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Comparative Government & Politics


    May 28, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Calculus AB


    June 9, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Calculus BC


    June 9, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board

    Physics 1


    June 9, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    June 10, 2021

    12:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    June 10, 2021

    4:00 PM

    At home online by College Board



    Shoshana Seid

    Assistant Principal of Special Education, Testing, and Programming


    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Chancellor's Update to Families: March 2, 2021 (Revised)

    March 2, 2021 


    Dear Families, 


    Last Friday, I shared that I will be stepping down later this month, passing the privilege and responsibility of being Chancellor to Meisha Porter, a 20-year veteran of the DOE currently serving as Bronx Executive Superintendent. As Executive Superintendent Porter and I work together on the transition, I want to make sure you are aware of some important opportunities coming up over the next few weeks. 


    First, I’m beyond thrilled that we have finally reopened our middle schools for in-person learning. This is a milestone I have been looking forward to and I was excited to visit middle schools to see our students and teachers hard at work in healthy, safe, and supportive classrooms. As with our elementary grades, all middle schools have 20 percent of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis. Just as in our elementary grades, middle school students must also provide consent for COVID-19 testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day. You can do this through your NYC Schools Account at 


    We are all-hands-on-deck to reopen our high schools as quickly as possible. Our main focus continues to be making sure we have every safety precaution in place, and we will announce a timeline soon. 


    As we enter the last few months of the school year, I’m pleased to offer several programs and opportunities to further support you and your children. In this Update for Families, you will find important information and resources on: 




     Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences 



     Applying for Pre-K and 3-K for Fall 2021 



     Participating in “Weekend Wellness” activities for families and communities 




    I realize we’re all experiencing pandemic fatigue, but when I see what our students are accomplishing—both in-person and remotely—I am reminded of why we have all worked so hard these past 11 months. My pledge to you is as true today as it was when I began leading the most innovative school system in the nation: that all of us at the Department of Education will continue to deliver the best possible education to all our students, in the safest possible environments. 




    Richard A. Carranza 


    New York City Department of Education 



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Upcoming Club Events

    Japanese Club Mochi Cooking Event, March 25


    On March 25 at 4:00pm-5:30pm, Japanese Club is hosting a Mochi cooking event! All information is on the pdf attached. 


    Meeting ID: 896 8880 3423

    Passcode: 646542

    Our Carrd with important links: 

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Auditions/Admissions & Open House Information

    Deadline to Register for an Audition:  March 1

    Deadline to Submit Audition:  March 8


    Auditions/Admissions & Open House Information can be found at the top of our website under the Admissions tab.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Summer Arts Institute Accepting Applications

    The 2021 Virtual Summer Arts Institute

    July 5-30, 2021



    Student Application: by March 22, 2021

    Audition/Portfolio Upload: by March 29, 2021


    Free Arts Intensive for MS and HS Student Artists

    Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week arts program for New York City Department

    of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2021 (students currently in

    grades 7 through 11). For 2021, this intensive program will be held virtually, Monday-Friday from 9

    am-12 pm. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special



    Students participate in one of the following studios: Dance, Instrumental Music, Moving Image,

    Strings Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts or Vocal Music. The program is designed for students at an

    intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique

    opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, arts organizations, and guest artists. This

    experienced team guides each student in developing an artistic point of view and developing a

    portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university,

    a conservatory or professional work.


    The daily schedule will include studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios,

    students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is

    dedicated to rehearsals, viewing professional performances and online arts galleries and exploring



    TO APPLY: Visit

    Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and

    audition for only ONE studio.



    Program Dates: July 5 – July 30, 2021

    Student Application Period: February 25, 2021 – March 22, 2021

    Student Auditions: Auditions will be submitted virtually between February 25 - March 29

    SAI Confirmations/Regret: no later than May 11


    TO APPLY: Visit

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021


    View our SAI Profile:

    Click here to View Profile

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Message from Chancellor Carranza

    February 26, 2021 


    Dear Families, 


    I hope you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. I’m writing today with some important news. 


    After three years leading the DOE, I will be stepping down as Chancellor in March. 


    I am full of mixed emotions to leave the DOE family. It has been the honor of my career to serve you, and help your child’s school and our whole system get closer to reaching its full potential. The strength and resilience of your children—our 1 million students—is awe-inspiring. It is what drove me through this unprecedented crisis, and it is what I take with me as I leave this post. The commitment and support you have shown to your children, and to your school communities, is incredible. 


    Throughout my career, my guiding light has been the belief that public education is the most powerful equalizer for children. Public education anchors communities. Public education makes it possible for a child who is poor, or who lives in temporary housing, or—in my own case—who doesn’t speak English when they enter the public school system to develop their dreams, and then to chase them. Truly, it is public education that expresses the highest ideals of our democracy. My time in New York City has only strengthened this belief, as I have seen it play out time and again, in schools all across the boroughs. 


    And together, we have seen proof. Our seniors kept breaking their own records as graduation rates and college enrollment kept rising higher, and the dropout rate kept getting lower. 

    We also made true progress in dismantling the structures and policies that are the products of decades of entrenched racism in the city and country. We have worked to undo segregation and turn “equity” from an esoteric concept to a reality. Every school that no longer screens children for admission, and every district that uses DOE resources to create more space for low-income students, or English language learners, is making this mission real. 


    We finally brought the mental health of our children into the spotlight and made it a major priority so that every child can feel welcomed, comfortable, and safe in their classroom and school community—especially now, when so many of our students are dealing with unforeseeable trauma. 


    And, of course, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we transformed the nation’s largest school system overnight in order to protect the health of our students, staff, families, and communities. We have reinvented what it means to teach and learn in New York City public schools. 


    All throughout, I have been proud to prioritize what’s best for kids over what’s politically popular. I have never been afraid of hard conversations. I have always believed that we need to set a high bar for every student—and then do what it takes to help them meet it. 


    You, your children, and the dedicated staff who serve you deserve both continuity and courageous leadership from your next Chancellor. You need someone who knows firsthand the reality on the ground at our schools, and has the talent and leadership to finish the school year out strong and drive towards bringing every child back to buildings in September. 


    That is why I am so proud that one of the most important leaders in this work will take on the privilege and responsibility of being your next Chancellor: Meisha Porter. 


    Meisha is a 20-year veteran of New York City public schools, and currently serves as Bronx Executive Superintendent. In this role, she leads community school districts 7-12, covering the entire borough and its 361 schools and 235,000 students. She is a lifelong New Yorker and product of our public schools who first joined the Department of Education as a teacher at the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice—a school she helped conceive. After 18 years at the school, where she became Principal, Meisha spent three years as Superintendent of District 11, serving the Pelham Parkway, Eastchester, and Woodlawn neighborhoods of the Bronx. She has been Executive Superintendent since 2018, and in that time, the students of the Bronx have achieved significant academic gains, and schools have gotten stronger and stronger. 


    Meisha is an unparalleled warrior for our students and our schools. She attended them, she taught in them, she led them, and now she will be Chancellor for ALL of them. None of the last several Chancellors—myself included—have been actively working with our schools, day in and day out, at the time they were appointed. Meisha will break the mold, bringing all her experience, past and present, to support you and your children. You will be hearing much more from Meisha soon, and I will be working with her over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth and productive transition. 


    More than anything, I am proud to have served you, and so proud of the strides we have made. I don’t know what’s next for me, but I know I will take the spirit and richness of New York City with me anywhere and everywhere I go. 


    It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your Chancellor. I am grateful to each and every one of you. 




    Richard A. Carranza 


    New York City Department of Education 

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Let's Chat - Live Chat Temporarily Unavailable.

    Our "Live Chat" using is temporarily disabled while its accessibility is being reviewed.  

    In the mean time, please use our Who To Contact.  This is a directory of staff members to email regarding specific questions and concerns.  Thank you.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • All City Music & Salute to Music Programs

    The All-City Music Program is taking place this year.  Please see the attached flier. The All-City groups are: Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Ensemble, Marching Band, and Orchestra.  There is a link on the flier to register.


    You do NOT need to be in the Music Studio to apply.


    While there is no deadline stated, act immediately as the programs begin early March.


    I have also included information for the Salute to Music program for grades 4 - 8, in case you have others in your family and friends who may be interested in this free Saturday program.

    All City Fliers


    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Morning Announcements: Week of February 8, 2021

    Black History Month

    Watch It’s Only a Test


    View Gospel Concert (premiered February 7, 2021)  (33 minutes)


    Morning Announcements Video


    Additional Information


    A Green ‘zine


    Contemporary Classical Coffee:  Google Classroom Code:  ofkdg5g


    A-LIST Step Team Auditions



    Deadline: midnight, Wednesday, 2/10




    Check out these videos 



    and follow the instructions below:




    Instructional Video 1



    Instructional Video 2




    Audition Video Submissions


    Before stepping make sure the camera gets your full body. Either Landscape or Portrait is fine


    State your name, major, and year of graduation. Proceed with the call out on tempo and begin.


    Use this file as a tempo guide for the step!


    Email your video file to and we will get back to you shortly! 





    Remember to step HARD, not CUTE.


    SHARP ARMS. Remember to have precisemovements with everything you do. 


    Wear something you know you'd be comfortable in. DO NOT WEAR JEANS. You won't be able to properly move as well as you would in sweatpants, leggings, or basketball shorts.


    Remember to HAVE FUN. All jokes aside, enjoy yourself in all this so don't be afraid to take risks in your audition video. (After all, we are a family ❤️) 


    Please don't be afraid to ask questions. Togetherness is such a crucial part of stepping. Email 







    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
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