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  • Potential COVID-19 Case

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10/13/2021 12:41 PM 

      

    Dear Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at 100 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Community:  

       

    I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.  

     

    Next steps 

    We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closure, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update. 

     

    What if the case is confirmed?  

     

    In partnership with NYC Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:  

     

    • Ensuring that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.  
    • Work to trace close contacts in our school.  
    • Instruct close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive (unless they are fully vaccinated). 

       

      Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building isolates. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian. 

       

      It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene. 

       

      All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated. 

       

      We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

       

      Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  

       

       

      Sincerely,  

       

      YEOU JEY VASCONCELOS 
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10/12/2021 2:23 PM 

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined 

    Dear Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at 100 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Community: 

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school. 

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). 

    What Happens Now?  

    • Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period. 
    • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days. 
    • Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot. 
    • Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. 
    • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.  
    • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened. 
    • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home. 

      How do we stay healthy?  

      All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated. 

      Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:    
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing). 
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.  
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.  

    How can I stay updated?  

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.  

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). 

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.    

    Sincerely, 

    YEOU JEY VASCONCELOS 

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Fine Arts Studio: Open Studio Space Now Open

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Art Studio Artists,


    Our Open Studio's are now OPEN! 


    For those who are new to our studio and those who may have forgotten, Open Studio's are classrooms available to students during lunch periods to go and make art and work with peers and one of our art teachers.  This year we are thrilled to have expanded the number of Open Studio's to include periods 3 and 8 and in most periods we have two classrooms instead of one.  


    What kids say about Open Studio: 
    " I love having a quiet place to make art that's not the lunch room"
    " I met a few friends during Open Studio and now that's my favorite period of the day"
    " I needed extra help on a project and it was great to get support from one of the art teachers"
    " I am a junior,  working on my college portfolio has been stressing me out, working with an art teacher during Open Studio helped me so much!"


    Please see the Open Studio schedule attached, we hope to see you there soon! 


    Heather O'Connell
    Assistant Principal of Fine Arts



    Attachment(s): OPEN STUDIO FALL 2021.png

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Potential Positive COVID-19 CASE

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10/12/2021 12:20 PM 

      

    Dear Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at 100 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Community:  

       

    I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.  

     

    Next steps 

    We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closure, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update. 

     

    What if the case is confirmed?  

     

    In partnership with NYC Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:  

     

    • Ensuring that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.  
    • Work to trace close contacts in our school.  
    • Instruct close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive (unless they are fully vaccinated). 

       

      Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building isolates. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian. 

       

      It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene. 

       

      All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated. 

       

      We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

       

      Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  

       

       

      Sincerely,  

       

      YEOU JEY VASCONCELOS 
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Deloitte Academy: Accounting Edition; The Career Exploration Workshop; 1 hour Zoom Session. Registration Required

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Learn about careers in business and accounting. 

    The Deloitte Academy: Accounting Edition guides students to envision their future and consider how a career in accounting may fit their interests, skills, and goals. 

     

    The Career Exploration Workshop 

    The workshop aims to open students’ minds to the vast career options available to them and to look into the broad range of business fields and industries including options you may not have considered yet. The first half of the workshop guides students through a reflection of who they are today and who they aspire to be in 10 years. 

    Accounting is then introduced as the backbone of the business world and we explore the skills and qualities that you find most frequently among accountants. Students will learn about what accountants “do” and the benefits of a career in accounting – including salary opportunities. 

     

    The one-hour experience is presented by Deloitte professionals, virtually. 

     

    Register for either session below 

     

    Tuesday, October 26th 4:00PM -5:00PM 

    Registration Link: https://peerforward.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rkbixg2BOf3l7E 

     

    Thursday October 28th 4:00PM -5:00PM 

    Registration Link: https://peerforward.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7419m7Jxx1ORxHg 

     

    Log in information will be shared the day before the session 

     

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Free/Low Cost Internet Programs

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

     

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides broadband internet service for eligible New York City households, at a reduced cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

     

     

    All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit. Families can confirm their eligibility, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households: 

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    • Monthly Benefit: A discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or 
    • One-time Device Discount: A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10-$50), where available. 

     

     

     

    Free Internet for Your Home

    The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

    • Comcast
    • Charter Communications/Spectrum
    • Altice

    Learn more about the above at NYC.gov(Open external link).

     

    Free Internet Locations in NYC

    There are many places across the city where you can go to connect to internet for free. Locations include:

     

     

    Visit DOE WEBPAGE FREE AND LOW-COST INTERNET OPTIONS

     

     

    Please see attached flier.

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • All-School Musical Auditions Announcement

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ALL SHOOK UP AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT!


    We are excited to announce that the all-school musical auditions will take place after school from Tuesday, October 12 - Friday, October 15, 4:30-7:30pm (Cast and Pit Orchestra); and Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Cast only), with callbacks for the cast beginning the week of Monday, October 18. In order to be considered for the cast or the pit orchestra, you must participate in the auditions. 

     

    Below is the link to the website where you can find more information including the music.


    ALL SHOOK UP PRODUCTION SITE


    FOR THE CAST - Auditioning for the cast of a musical involves showing your dance, vocal, and acting talents. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. 


    TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A ROLE YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR BOTH A VOCAL AND DANCE AUDITION.


    AUDITION SIGN UP LINKS  -You must be signed in to your laguardia gmail to sign up. 


    CAST audition - Dance call

    CAST audition - Singing/Acting

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    FOR THE PIT ORCHESTRA - Auditioning for the pit orchestra of a musical involves showing your playing, reading, and listening talents. 


    To be considered for a spot in the pit orchestra you must sign up for an instrumental audition.


    AUDITION SIGN UP LINKS  -You must be signed in to your laguardia gmail to sign up. 

    PIT ORCHESTRA audition

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    As per NYCDOE Health and Safety protocols, all students participating in the extracurricular All-School Musical must be vaccinated. Any student who has not uploaded their vaccination card onto the NYCDOE Vaccination Portal will not be permitted to participate in the All-School Musical Auditions, Rehearsals, or Performances.


    We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


    ALL SHOOK UP

    Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY ®

    Book by JOE DIPIETRO

     

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10/5/2021 6:16 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    Dear Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at 100 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ●  Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

    ●  T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

    ●  Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.

    ●  Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

    ●  Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    ●  All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

    ●  If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

    Sincerely,

    YEOU JEY VASCONCELOS

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Potential Case of COVID-19; 10/5/21

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10/5/2021 2:44 PM 

      

    Dear Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at 100 AMSTERDAM AVENUE Community:  

       

    I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.  

     

    Next steps 

    We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closure, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update. 

     

    What if the case is confirmed?  

     

    In partnership with NYC Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:  

     

    • Ensuring that any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.  
    • Work to trace close contacts in our school.  
    • Instruct close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive (unless they are fully vaccinated). 

       

      Please be assured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building isolates. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian. 

       

      It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene. 

       

      All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated. 

       

      We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

       

      Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  

       

       

      Sincerely,  

       

      YEOU JEY VASCONCELOS 
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Students Identifying as Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or Latinx: Apply for the NYC delegation of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Inst

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This email is being sent to the entire LaGuardia community and is intended for students who identify as Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or Latinx.  Often DOE standardized ethnic codes are not as inclusive to meaningfully identify students:

     

     

     

    All Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or Latinx high school students are invited to apply for the NYC delegation of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). 

     

    The 10-week civic-engagement program takes place Saturdays (in-person from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. for the first five weeks and virtually for the final five), and is designed to empower Latinx students and provide a platform for student leadership and empowerment. The program focuses on: 

     

    • The development of leadership skills in Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Latinx youth;   

    • The opportunity for students to earn two points for the NYS Seal of Biliteracy;   

    • The creation of opportunities for Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Latinx students to interact with positive role models such as Latinx elected officials, educators, and business leaders;

    • The creation of partnerships and conversations among educators, business leaders and students; and

    • The development of an in-depth student knowledge of the New York State legislative process.   

    Interested high school students can learn more about the program though a virtual informational session; students should register to join either the 5:30 p.m. session on October 12, or register for the 5:30 p.m. session on October 19. Please share this opportunity with eligible students and encourage them to apply by October 25.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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