Summer Hours - July 5~August 11 - Monday~Thursday - 8:30am~1:30pm

Michelle Lopez Allison Price Shoshana Seid Greg Brummell Greg Sinacori
Secretary Parent Coordinator Assistant Principal of Special Education, Testing, and Programming Assistant Principal of Safety and Security Athletic Director Assistant Principal of Dance and Summer Arts
mlopez3@schools.nyc.gov aprice7@schools.nyc.gov sseid@schools.nyc.gov gbrumme@schools.nyc.gov gsinacori@schools.nyc.gov

 

Dance Summer Programming Workshop Recording

Drama Summer Programming Workshop Recording

Fine Arts Summer Programming Workshop Recording

Technical Theatre Summer Programming Workshop Recording

Announcements

  • Fall Season Swim Tryouts

    Psal swim season is quickly approaching and coach Hackett has some information on how you can participate. Please read and share.
     

    Swim Cut tryouts will be Thursday September 8th, , Monday September 12th and Tuesday September 13th. at 4:15 pm at Seward Park High school 350 Grand St, NY, Ny. We will leave after 9th period outside Room 313. If you finish 10th period, you will meet us at Seward Park. Practice will end no later than 6:45pm on all days.

    The team is a highly competitive swim team as we are in the toughest division in the city. There is a workout tryout of being able to swim continuously for a 400m and you can change strokes after every 25 yards and be able to tread water for 2 minutes. 

     

    I need you to get your medical filled out by a physical signed and stamped with the physician's license number and have the parent consent form initial and sign by parent.

     

     Please feel free to message me at phackett@schools.nyc.gov

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Boys Soccer Sports News!

    Here is an update from Boys soccer Saby Antao. 
     
    Links to PSAL Participation Documents:
    NYCDOE Consent to COVID-19  testing - Click Here 
     
    Coach contact Santao@schools.nyc.gov
     
    Saby Antao is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
     
    Topic: Saby Antao's Zoom Meeting
    Time: Aug 10, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
     
    Meeting ID: 820 7609 3801
    Passcode: DaNkb0
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Bell Schedule Update

    Dear LaGuardia Community,

     

    In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, our community has considered for several months the bell schedule and its impact on our students and the adults who support them. We have heard feedback from all of our stakeholders -- students, parents/guardians, faculty/staff, and alumni.

     

    This week, representatives from our School Leadership Team, United Federation of Teachers union, and Council of School Supervisors & Administrators union engaged in a collaborative process with our new Acting Superintendent Gary Beidleman. Acting Superintendent Beidleman has cleared a path for LaGuardia to move forward with a revised bell schedule. 

     

    In order to address community concerns about student mental health, commute, and late dismissal time, LaGuardia is implementing the following bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year:

     

    Period

    Start

    End

    Passing

    Length

    1

    8:00 AM

    8:45 AM

    0:04

    0:45

    2

    8:49 AM

    9:34 AM

    0:04

    0:45

    3

    9:38 AM

    10:27 AM

    0:04

    0:49**

    4

    10:31 AM

    11:16 AM

    0:04

    0:45

    5

    11:20 AM

    12:05 PM

    0:04

    0:45

    6

    12:09 PM

    12:54 PM

    0:04

    0:45

    7

    12:58 PM

    1:43 PM

    0:04

    0:45

    8

    1:47 PM

    2:32 PM

    0:04

    0:45

    9

    2:36 PM

    3:21 PM

    0:04

    0:45

    10

    3:25 PM

    4:10 PM

     

    0:45

    ** Period 3 has 4 extra minutes to accommodate morning announcements 

     

    We know that families have been making plans for September under the previously announced bell schedule, with the understanding that period 9 would end at 3:41pm and period 10 would end at 4:32pm. We understand that this new schedule, where period 9 ends at 3:21pm and period 10 ends at 4:10pm, may mean changes in preferences for course requests and opt-in requests.

     

    If you need to make a request through the programming request forms, please do so at your earliest opportunity. In order to ensure that programming continues smoothly, having as many families complete their requests by Thursday, August 11, will be most helpful. However, if this is not possible for your family, these requests will continue to be accepted and processed through August 28.

    If you submit multiple entries to these forms, we will follow your most recent submission. After August 28, the next opportunity to make programming related requests will begin on September 8.

     

    Thank you to our students, parents/guardians, faculty/staff, and alumni leaders for their thoughtful contributions to the conversation with Acting Superintendent Beidleman. 

     

    Have a wonderful rest of the summer.

     

    Best,

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Parent Association Meet and Greet

    The following message is being sent on behalf of the LaGuardia Parents Association:

     
    Dear Families,
     
    Please click here for details about this week's Zoom gathering with PA President Jamie McShane. We hope you'll join us!
     
    If you are new to LaGuardia, or missed the final 2021-22 issue of the PA's weekly Sunday Night News, click here for new PA leadership info, some remaining summer auditions/opportunities and free arts events, and links to lots of PA, school, DOE and outside resources.
     
    If you have questions or feedback, please contact laguardiahspa@gmail.com and/or laghspacomms@laguardiahspa.org.
     
    Thank you,
    LAGHSPA
     
     
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Programming Workshops 7/25-27

    Dear LaGuardia Community,

    We look forward to seeing both incoming and returning families next Monday-Wednesday at our virtual summer programming workshops! Each workshop is specific to the student’s studio - with studio-specific information and a unique Zoom link. The workshops will also be recorded and posted on our website www.laguardiahs.org.

    Below is the announcement about the workshops previously shared:

    Programming all students is in process and we need input from families on adjustments they might like to make. To help all families accurately understand their arts and academic requirements, options, and supports, we are holding six programming workshops. We understand that the 2022-2023 Bell Schedule finalized by the LaGuardia teacher’s union raised many questions for students and their parents/guardians. In the past few weeks I have met with representatives from the Parent Association Executive Board, the Student Government Organization, the United Federation of Teachers, the School Leadership Team, and will be hosting these workshops with Studio Assistant Principals to address each stakeholder group’s concerns. The goal is for families to be empowered with the information you need to plan for the individual needs of your family in 2022-2023 and beyond.

    Please attend the session that aligns with the student’s studio. The workshops will be recorded for families who are unable to attend in real-time.

    Monday, July 25 @ 6:30pm - Fine Arts https://zoom.us/j/94123392135?pwd=QWd0b3NKbndWeGFyNFpYc28wRzJTZz09

    Monday, July 25 @ 7:30pm - Dance

    https://zoom.us/j/97287865575?pwd=MTIyRXhzM01tT25UWFcrRzVuUDZVUT09

    Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:30pm - Technical Theater

    https://zoom.us/j/94234945070?pwd=V2c2STJzc3JacTc2YkppWlA3eGZWZz09

    Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:30pm - Drama

    https://zoom.us/j/93573749128?pwd=TE4weDZ3dkNIYTEyb2c2VVVGZTlLQT09

    Wednesday, July 27 @ 6:30pm - Instrumental Music

    https://zoom.us/j/91961595702?pwd=L3A5TUJsenIyQXdLelZBdU9TdjNtdz09

    Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30pm - Vocal Music

    https://zoom.us/j/95438455362?pwd=ZWRQUGpqOEpPRlJUZENQazhYMmRjUT09


    Best,

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Summer Events - Tours & Programming Workshops

    Dear LaGuardia Community,

     

    I cannot believe we have hit the mid-month mark for July! And already we have had an incredible Session 1 of LaGuardia Summer Arts, helped kick-off the first-ever summer PSAL athletics program, as well as hosted the Mostly Mozart in Harmony residency in partnership with Lincoln Center. This week we also began summer intensive training through our partnership with Paul Taylor Dance Company. Yesterday I had a chance to visit Summer Arts Institute, and look forward to the upcoming celebration at the end of the month. I want to thank everyone in the LaGuardia community for our commitment to providing high quality arts, wellness, and community building experiences for young people at LaGuardia and beyond, all year-round, free of charge.

     

    As Assistant Principal Mr. Sinacori has shared, space is still available for LaGuardia Summer Arts Sessions 2 and 3 - it is not too late to join! Please complete the registration form if you would like to participate. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Mr. Brummell has been sharing information about participating in PSAL sports teams. If you would like to join the summer PSAL athletics program at LaGuardia or another DOE school, you can still register. Girl’s Volleyball tryouts have already been announced; keep an eye out for other updates to the fall season.

     

    Assistant Principal Ms. Seid has shared guidance on Regents exam special appeals and programming classes for the fall, and will continue to communicate with families as updates become available. If you missed any of the communications we have emailed home, they are also posted under “Announcements” on our website.



    Our 2022-2023 Yearly Calendar is filling up with events! We will send a separate listing of all events at the end of the summer, please keep in mind that all event dates and times are subject to change. Before the fall begins, we have two summer events for incoming and returning families:



    In-Person Tours

    This is for incoming families who have not had a chance to walk the halls of LaGuardia. Please gather in our beautiful new Recital Hall (Room 205) on Wednesdays July 20, July 27, or August 3 @ 10am. 

     

    Virtual Programming Workshops 

    Programming all students is in process and we need input from families on adjustments they might like to make. To help all families accurately understand their arts and academic requirements, options, and supports, we are holding six programming workshops. We understand that the 2022-2023 Bell Schedule finalized by the LaGuardia teacher’s union raised many questions for students and their parents/guardians. In the past few weeks I have met with representatives from the Parent Association Executive Board, the Student Government Organization, the United Federation of Teachers, the School Leadership Team, and will be hosting these workshops with Studio Assistant Principals to address each stakeholder group’s concerns. The goal is for families to be empowered with the information you need to plan for the individual needs of your family in 2022-2023 and beyond.

     

    Please attend the session that aligns with the student’s studio. The workshops will be recorded for families who are unable to attend in real-time.

     

    Monday, July 25 @ 6:30pm - Fine Arts https://zoom.us/j/94123392135?pwd=QWd0b3NKbndWeGFyNFpYc28wRzJTZz09

     

    Monday, July 25 @ 7:30pm - Dance

    https://zoom.us/j/97287865575?pwd=MTIyRXhzM01tT25UWFcrRzVuUDZVUT09

     

    Tuesday, July 26 @ 6:30pm - Technical Theater

    https://zoom.us/j/94234945070?pwd=V2c2STJzc3JacTc2YkppWlA3eGZWZz09

     

    Tuesday, July 26 @ 7:30pm - Drama

    https://zoom.us/j/93573749128?pwd=TE4weDZ3dkNIYTEyb2c2VVVGZTlLQT09

     

    Wednesday, July 27 @ 6:30pm - Instrumental Music

    https://zoom.us/j/91961595702?pwd=L3A5TUJsenIyQXdLelZBdU9TdjNtdz09

     

    Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30pm - Vocal Music

    https://zoom.us/j/95438455362?pwd=ZWRQUGpqOEpPRlJUZENQazhYMmRjUT09



    And finally, we will keep reminding families that setting up NYCSA accounts for a seamless transition to the new DOE Grades/Attendance/Messaging system in September is critical. All parents/guardians should follow the NYCSA Account Set Up Guide for Parents to setup their own individual accounts for each parent/guardian, and all students should confirm they are able to log into NYCSA using their nycstudents.net account. Please do not rely on another family member’s account, which could impact families not receiving relevant information. If you are having difficulty with either parent/guardian or student accounts, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Allison Price (aprice7@schools.nyc.gov). Please be patient as she asist the thousands of families navigating this integrated system.



    I look forward to connecting with many more families throughout the summer!



    Best,

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Incoming 10th grade ELA/SS Preference Form

    Dear Incoming 10th grade LaGuardia Student,
     
    We hope this email finds you all well, enjoying your summer, and excited to join us at LaGuardia this fall!
     
    Please take a few minutes to complete this form, so that we can take your ELA and SS course preferences into consideration, when programming you for classes this fall:  Incoming 10th Grade ELA & SS Course Preference Form (2022)

    Please complete this form no later than July 29, 2022.

    We look forward to seeing you all in September!
     
    Best,
    Shoshana Seid

    Assistant Principal of Special Education, Programming, and Testing

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Student Pianist Needed for All-School Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition

    Happy Summer Everyone!  

     
    We are looking for a student pianist for our All-School Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition.  Rehearsals will be 10th period and then eventually into after-school.  The show opens in early December, 2022.  
     
    Any students interested in auditioning should contact Mr. Blancq ASAP blancqc@laguardiahs.org to arrange an audition date and time this summer.  At your audition, each student will be asked to play four excerpts, four octave scales (hands together), and sight-reading. For stylistic reference, consult the original 1975 cast recording available on most music platforms.  If you did not receive this email, please contact Mr. Blancq to access the excerpts.
     
    Good luck to all.
    Mr. Blancq
     
    Any other questions, please contact Debbie Teitelbaum at Dteitelbaum2@laguardiahs.org.
     
    Best,
    Debbie Teitelbaum
    Producer, Chicago: Teen Edition
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • LaGuardia Summer Arts!

    Good Morning LaGuardia Families,

     

    I hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying the start of summer in NYC. Our LaGuardia Summer Arts program is in full swing and we are excited to share with you that seats have opened up for Arts courses in Session 2 (July 18th - July 28th) and Session 3 (August 1st - August 11th). Please see the course catalog and registration form below.

     

    SESSIONS:

    Session 2: July 18th - July 28th

    Session 3: August 1st - August 11th 

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    Courses will meet Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm

    Optional activities will take place on select Fridays

    Open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade LaGuardia students

    All classes open to all students regardless of major

    Students will receive elective credit on transcript

    Free meals, Metrocards, and additional enrichment activities

    The program is free!

    Please see link below for Summer Arts 2022 Course Catalog. Please note some courses have pre-requisites which can be found in the Course Description. 

     

    CLICK HERE FOR COURSE CATALOG

     

    CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

     

     

    Enjoy your summer!

     

    Sincerely,
     
    Greg Sinacori
    Assistant Principal of Dance and Summer Arts
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Welcome From Our Athletics Director

    Dear LaGuardia Community, 

     
    On behalf of the LaGuardia Athletics Department, welcome to LaGuardia High School and a new phase in your life as you pursue a high school education.  Athletics is an integral part of LaGuardia High School. Students receive many benefits from participating in sports.  Athletes develop confidence, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  They are motivated.  They develop respect, pride, and discipline.  Our athletes develop a sense of commitment and dedication.  These skills are necessary on and off the playing field.
     
    Participating in athletics breakdown:
     
    Sports offerings: Please visit us at: https://www.laguardiahs.org/athletics
    • Eligibility
    • Coaches Contact- Use this option on the web page to learn about tryouts
    • Sports offerings and seasons
     
    All students must complete a Medical form, Parental consent form and COVID consent  to participate in athletics.  All forms must be completed by a parent or guardian, and physician prior to attending the first tryout. Please use the link below to access these forms
     
    Parent Consent Form link: 
     
    Medical Form link: Completed by Physician
     
    FAQ:
    1. How many days per week do sports practice? Contact the coach
    2. Do I need to know how to play to tryout? All sports are varsity level
    3. Can I tryout for two teams? Yes! however you can only join one team per season
     
    For all other questions please contact the coach for that specific sport. If the coach's contact information is not listed you can email Ms. Wu-Quiones at Jwu16@schools.nyc.gov 
    Please keep in mind that coaches are teachers and many are on a much needed summer vacation. Thank you for your interest in participating in athletics at LaGuardia. 
     
    GO LIONS!
     
    Best, 
     
    Gregory Brummell
    Assistant Principal & Athletic Director
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Tryouts 8/22-24

    Good Afternoon LaGuardia Community,

    If you are interested in playing for the LaGuardia Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for the Fall 2022 season, please read carefully. 

     

    Official tryouts for the Girls Varsity Volleyball team will be held in the LaGuardia gymnasium on the following dates:

    Monday, August 22: 11am- 2pm

    Tuesday, August 23: 11am- 2pm

    Wednesday, August 24: 11am- 2pm

     

    Anyone interested in trying out for the team should come prepared in the following athletic attire: t-shirt, volleyball sneakers or similar footwear, spandex or athletic shorts, and knee pads (not required but highly recommended). Please be sure to remove all dangling jewelry prior to tryouts. Bring plenty of water as well. 

     

    You will be assessed on the following abilities: serving, hitting, setting, blocking, passing/digging, approach touch, block touch, and height. You should be able to consistently hit to different spots on the court, get hands over the net and block, and consistently set the ball to various spots in the air. All players on this year’s team should know how to run a 5-1 rotation. You should also have a basic understanding of each position and be a versatile player. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate your abilities for the volleyball coach, and possibly earn a position on the team.

     

    Athletes who were on the previous season’s roster will have to re-earn a position knowing that your role may change and that you are competing against a new slate of candidates.

     

    Please complete the following survey so that I can know a bit more about you and your interest in volleyball: 

    Volleyball Tryouts Survey 2022-2023 

     

    Important information and documentation for tryouts

    If you were on the volleyball team or other sport for the Spring season, you will not need to complete a new medical form. You will need a parent consent, and Covid testing consent form only. Linked below are all the necessary documentation needed for tryouts. Students must submit all paperwork at the beginning of tryouts. If you come to the tryout and are missing any of the required information or documentation, you will not be able to try out on that date. 

    1. Parent Consent Form: https://www.psal.org/PDF/Miscellaneous/2021_2021_PSAL%20Interscholastic%20Athletics%20Parental%20Consent%20Form%20(002).pdf

    2. Interscholastic Medical Form https://www.psal.org/PDF/Miscellaneous/2021_PSAL_NewPPE_2021.pdf

    3. Covid-19 Testing Consent Form https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-covid-19-testing-consent-form---september-27-2020

     

    Zoom Informational Session on August 21st

    I will hold a brief  (20-30 min) Zoom informational session on August 21st at 6pm. During this session, I will go over expectations for the team and answer any questions you may have.

     

    Yorel Greene is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Yorel Greene's Volleyball Informational Session 

    Time: Aug 21, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/93958465342?pwd=cG1ZY3dMd0hzOTlwajY3ZXk3cWV6dz09

     

    Meeting ID: 939 5846 5342

    Passcode: 755930

    One tap mobile

    +16465588656,,93958465342#,,,,*755930# US (New York)

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    Dial by your location

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    Passcode: 755930

    Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/agu9X7uI2

     

    Should you have any further questions, please email me at ygreene@laguardiahs.org

     

    Yorel Greene

    English Teacher

    Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Important Info for Families Who Accepted Offer!

    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 (aprice7@schools.nyc.gov).

     

    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 (mlopez3@schools.nyc.gov).



    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Check out a hardcopy from the New York Public Library
    3. 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 (sseid@schools.nyc.gov). 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 (gbrumme@schools.nyc.gov)



    Calendar

     

    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!



    Best,

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal

    (yvasconcelos@schools.nyc.gov)

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Regents and Programming Updates

    Dear Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade LaGuardia Students and Families,

     

    I hope this email finds you all well, and relaxing a bit this summer!

     

    We wanted to touch base about ending 2021-2022 and looking ahead at 2022-2023, to ease your minds and help you enjoy this time off from school.



    How can I see my Regents exam scores and class grades?

     

    As we have shared, Pupilpath is no longer used in the NYCDOE and your NYCSA account is the go-to electronic platform for all student records. If you have not yet set up your NYCSA account, please review instructions at NYCSA Account Set Up Guide for Parents.  If you do not have your child’s Student ID # (OSIS) or Account Creation Code, you may click “Continue Without Code”. Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Allison Price (aprice7@schools.nyc.gov), if you need assistance. It is very important that ALL families take the time to setup your NYCSA account, as all communication from school will also be sent out through this platform.

     

    Regents exam scores are viewable under “Assessments.” Class grades are viewable under “Grades.” Some families are experiencing glitches in these functions; if that’s the case, under “Grades” click on “Report Card PDF” to download the Report card with scores and grades.



    What if I did not score 65 or above on a Regents exam?

     

    For a Regents exam to count towards graduation, students must score 65-100. However, due to the many disruptions students experienced in our transition year back to full-time in-person learning, the New York State Board of Regents has approved a Special Appeal process for June 2022:

    • Regents exam score of 50-64
    • Earned credit both semesters in the Regents class with grades of 65-100 

    For students who meet the two criteria above, we have automatically submitted a special appeal in order for their score to count towards graduation. For example, if a student scored 53 (between 50-64) on the Chemistry Regents exam, AND received an 85 (between 65-100) in Fall term Chemistry class, AND received an 87 (between 65-100) in Spring term Chemistry class, the student’s Regents score has been appealed. 

     

    This comes as a relief as schools across the State are seeing a disproportionate number of students not reaching the 65 score mark. We are grateful to our Superintendent’s District Team for working with us to ensure additional consideration for LaGuardia students who successfully completed the course but scored lower than they had hoped on the Regents exam.

     

    Students who meet the Special Appeal criteria will receive an email by the end of next week with their score and confirmation that the special appeal was submitted. We will keep families informed of the outcome of the appeal as soon as we have the information. No additional action is required by families.



    What if I want to retake a Regents exam?

     

    While most LaGuardia students take each Regents exam once, students do have the option to retake a Regents exam for any reason. It has been our experience that if a student would like to retake an exam for any reason, they are more successful when retaking the exam in January or June.  That way, students are able to access support through the school and meet with their guidance counselor to discuss if retaking the exam is the best option for them.  Please remember, there are multiple pathways to graduation!

     

    Students who receive a waiver (WA) or a special appeal are not expected to retake a Regents exam. They have completed the requirement for that Regents exam.

     

    How can I make adjustments to my course requests for 2022-2023?

     

    All rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will receive a list of their requested academic courses by July 20, 2022, at their LaGuardia email addresses. It will include a form for making adjustments to the requests. Please be sure to check your email on or after this date, to confirm that these are the courses that you have requested to take.

     

    Please remember that these are requests and not guarantees of a program. Programming is always contingent upon budgetary, staffing, and logistical constraints, and impacted by student and teacher interest in the course. We will do our best to schedule students for their requests.

     

    At the end of the month Principal Vasconcelos and Assistant Principals will be hosting a series of programming workshops, by Arts Studios, to help families in all grades understand their scheduling options specific to their arts studio requirements, academics graduation requirements, and expectations from colleges and universities. We will share the dates and times for each arts studio’s workshop.

     

    We hope that this email has helped to answer some of your questions and concerns, and look forward to getting our students set up for success in this coming school year!



    Best,

     

    Shoshana Seid

    Assistant Principal of Testing, Programming, and Special Education

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

    Dear Manhattan High Schools Community,

    It is my pleasure to serve NYCDOE in the role of acting Superintendent for Manhattan High Schools. This reimagined role of superintendent will involve improved collaboration and partnerships with families, community-based organizations, colleges and universities, and local businesses. I want to thank all of our elected officials, CEC members, Parent Associations, school leaders, teachers, students and families for offering your voice throughout the process of selecting a superintendent for Manhattan High Schools. I want to sincerely thank you all for the leadership and advocacy consistently demonstrated. I am honored to now be part of this amazing community of schools and families. 

    I would also like to acknowledge the leadership of Vivian Orlen and her commitment to our Manhattan High Schools. I want to thank Vivian and her team for their many efforts in support of your schools.  

    It is important to me that we work in partnership to create the conditions for all students who attend our Manhattan High Schools to have meaningful learning experiences that will effectively prepare them for post-secondary opportunities. We will do this by reimagining the student high school experiencescaling, sustaining, and restoring what worksprioritizing wellness and its link to student success, and most importantly by engaging families to be our true partners.   

    I am finalizing plans for a Manhattan Listening Tour. I will spend time this summer meeting with school leaders, district CEC leadership, CCHS leadership, Parent Association leaders, elected officials, union representatives, NYPD precinct commanders, community-based organizations, and representatives from universities and colleges. It is important for me to hear not only what has been working well but where there are opportunities for us to improve. I want to hear from all school community stakeholders. Following this listening tour, we will create a strategic plan, aligned to the feedback received from members of our community. 

    It is my hope that we remain excited and energized about the possibilities of what we will achieve together. I truly believe that our collective efforts will benefit all Manhattan High School students, families, teachers, staff, school leaders, and communities.  

    At the end of the day, we should all agree that “what is best for our children” is the most important item on the agenda. We may disagree at times on how we get there but we must all agree that the academic success and social emotional health of children is our desired destination. Again, I want to thank you for your demonstrated commitment and support of our Manhattan High Schools. It is an honor to serve as the acting Manhattan High Schools Superintendent.  

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you. 

    Best, 

    Gary Beidleman 

    Manhattan High Schools Superintendent (Acting) 

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • A Message On Behalf of the Incoming Parent Association President

    Dear Families,I am eager to get to work and want to invite all parents to join me for two information sessions via Zoom this summer with the goal of engaging parents, improving communication, fielding questions, and simply getting to know each other. These informal conversations will take place on:Wednesday, 7/6, 7:30 pm

    and 

    Wednesday, 8/3, 7:30 pmClick either date for the Zoom link.Jamie McShane2022-23 LAGHSPA President

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • PSAL Summer Program Registration Link

    The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), is pleased to announce the PSAL Summer Program registration is now open! PSAL Summer will provide comprehensive athletic training and sport specific skill development with the goal of improving the skill level of our students.

     

    PSAL Summer will operate Monday-Thursday, from 3 pm to 6 pm, July 11 - August 11. The program is open to students who will be enrolled in high school in September.

     

    The PSAL Summer Program will operate in various high school sites in all five boroughs.  Students are able to register for any available site. (Please note, students who wish to participate in the following sports must be fully vaccinated: football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, and stunt)

     

    Schools should encourage families to register their students by using the link below.

     

    Register for PSAL Summer Program

     

    For questions, e-mail psal@schools.nyc.gov.



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Discontinuing Use of PupilPath and Skedula on June 30, 2022; Please check school's website for school communications

    Hello.

     

    At the end of tomorrow, June 30, Skedula/PupilPath (and all IO Classroom functions) will no longer be used by the DOE.  As Skedula/PupilPath is the primary way LaGuardia communicates with our community, we will not be able to send email notifications over the summer until the appropriate DOE systems are in place.

     

    Please check lagaurdiahs.org on a regular basis for all school communications that would normally be emailed.  (Please note:  our website can be translated into other languages by using the Google Select Language drop down menu.)

     

     

    We look forward to having a better, more secure way to communicate to our community, and we appreciate your understanding and patience during this period of transition.

    Thank you.

     

    MSW

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • PSAL Summer Program at LaGuardia

    The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), is pleased to announce the PSAL Summer Program. PSAL Summer will provide comprehensive athletic training and sport-specific skill development opportunities with the goal of improving the skill level of New York City’s high school public school students. 

     

    PSAL Summer will operate four days a week Monday-Thursday, 3 pm to 6 pm starting July 11 and running through August 11, in sites throughout all five boroughs. The program is open to all students entering grades 9-12 in Fall of 2023, regardless of any previous participation in PSAL activity.

    LaGuardia Arts will be hosting:  

     

    BADMINTON

    FENCING

    HANDBALL

    The student registration process will begin later this week through July 11, 2022.  

     

    More information will be sent out when available.

     

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Last Day of School, June 27, 2022, Information & Diploma Pick Up

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello,

     

    This Monday, June 27, 2022. is the last day of school for the year for all students grades 9 through 12.

     

    Here is the schedule for this day:

     

    • Freshman 9:30am-11:30am
    • Sophomores 9:30am-11:30am
    • Juniors 10:30am-12:30pm
    • Seniors 10:30am-12:30pm (Diploma Distribution)

     

    Students should swipe in upon entering the building and will be directed to the appropriate location.

     

    Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will attend an assembly presented by various departments and school staffl.  After that, then students needing the opportunity to go to their studio to retrieve any items before summer may do so.  Students could be dismissed as early as one hour from arrival.


    Seniors have more flexibility when they arrive to pick up their diploma.  Seniors leave the building when they are finished.  Parents/Guardians may pick up the diploma for their Senior and will need to show Identification that matches school records.  Because diplomas are one of a kind documents, diplomas cannot be picked up by any other person.

     

    Beginning July 5, 2022, graduates and their parents/guardians can look at the laguardiahs.org home page to find out the day of the week and time that diplomas and ordered transcripts will be available to be picked up during summer. The home page will also have contact information for our summer staff.  In September, our Records Secretary will be able to assist during school days.

     

    Graduates and all students needing transcripts sent during the summer will need to complete the Transcript Request Form.

     

    Have a great summer.



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Chancellor's End of Year Message to Families

     

     

     

     

     

     

    June 22, 2022 

    Dear Families, After six months as your New York City Schools Chancellor, I feel enormous gratitude as we approach the end of the school year. In that short period of time, you helped me begin to realize my vision of empowering our families to be genuine partners in the decisions we make together for our students. Your input is shaping everything we are doing in our schools, and we can all see the difference! Think back to when I first started on January 3, at the height of the Omicron variant surge, when our attendance rate was only 65 percent. We implemented a variety of measures to improve safety called Stay Safe, Stay Open. That included increased testing and offering highly successful vaccinations on-site for our students.  By the end of January and continuing since then, our attendance returned to nearly 90 percent. After more than two years of upheaval and trauma caused by the pandemic, our families, students, and staff deserve so much credit for persevering and enabling us to end this school year on such a high note!  All of the initiatives that we announced in recent months are the result of input from our families and will be developed in partnership with them. Those include our improved literacy instruction and dyslexia interventions, violence interruption programming to improve safety, expanded access to gifted and talented programs, and a variety of new efforts to enable our high school students to gain skills valued in the workforce.      We are relying on our families because I have learned throughout my lifelong career as a New York City educator that the best ideas and most successful initiatives arise from conversations with families. You know the needs of your children and the strengths and weaknesses of your schools better than anyone. I have been preaching to everyone throughout our school system that they need to seriously engage with families and respond effectively to their concerns. No more imposing big changes without first seeking meaningful feedback from our families. For those reasons, we are streamlining our school system and opening up clearer channels of communication with our leaders. That includes empowering our local district superintendents and school principals so that families can more directly and easily communicate with those in charge. In recent weeks, families across the city have had opportunities to meet at town halls with finalists for the 45 New York City public school superintendent positions to ensure that the most qualified and effective individuals fill those vital roles. Thanks to your feedback, I am confident that you will be excited about the leader of your district starting July 1; you can learn more at schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/district-leadership.    I hope you’ll agree that we’re listening, we hear you, and together we’re building a new future for New York City schools! As you enjoy the summer, I hope that you and your children will take advantage of all the amazing cultural and recreational opportunities the city has to offer.  

    Have a safe and fun summer. The best is yet to come as we advance toward the 2022-23 school year!      Soaring high, 

    David C. Banks New York City Schools Chancellor    

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