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Summer Work Permits

Work Permits and Entertainment Work Permits are issued Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM (Noon).   Please be sure to read the Working Papers Packet and bring the appropriate paperwork.

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New LaGuardia Families for Fall 2021 

(Updated:  July 21, 2021)

To the families who have selected LaGuardia Arts as their high school home beginning in the Fall 2021, welcome!  You will create life-long memories and friends while securing the best Arts and Academic education possible.   We know that many of you are looking forward to the official welcome letter from our school, along with enrollment paperwork and information -- suddenly it all will seem so real!

A few of the DOE systems are giving schools little hiccups, which has added a challenge communicating with you.  We know this may cause some anxiety for your families, but our offer and your acceptance decision is not affected by this.  Please be patient until you hear from us.  While it may be by email, phone messenger, or home page posting, we will do our best to keep you up to date with what is going on.

Right now, no incoming student has received their course placement/registration forms.  Students are not being placed into classes; classes are not filling up.  

Getting to Know Our Building

Incoming students are welcome to attend our "Getting To Know Our Building" events on either Tuesday, August 3, or Thursday, August 5.  The "Getting To Know Our Building" events is open to all LaGuardia students as we transition to in person instruction this Fall.  (Students will need to RSVP, )  It is the same tour regardless of grade level, studio, or date.   The RSVP is for planning purposes only.  This is a student event.  Please complete the "Getting to Know Our Building" Google Form to RSVP.  Incoming students should use an email that is checked daily as they have not been assigned a laguardiahs.org email.  

Orientation

We have scheduled two days of Orientation for all incoming students.  These days are Wednesday, September 1, and Thursday, September 2.  Information about these days will be emailed to families over the summer.  We are still determining whether the incoming students will be asked to attend one or both dates.   Orientation events are suggested; however, we do understand that families may have other plans and may not be able to attend.  Attending or not attending any of these events is not meant to be stressful on either families or students.   The Parents Association will be present at these events and will offer information for families while students participate in their orientation sessions.

Our Orientation is designed for students to get to know LaGuardia, learn important information, and take care of some business that will make their first days of school run more smoothly.  During this time, students will be moving in groups to various locations (a mini-tour), as well as seeing their studio spaces.  The Parents Association will have information sessions for families while their students participate in the student orientation.

These events are expected to be held in the morning, generally 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Students do NOT need to RSVP or register for Orientation; however, we will begin checking in students at 8:45 AM.

Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading text is The Thing Around Your Neck, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  “In The Thing Around Your Neck Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but also America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.”

Students are free to purchase their own copy, or they may pick up a copy at no cost at either of the August "Getting To Know Our Building" events.  (Other days for picking the text may be added.). The copy students receive from the school becomes the student's personal copy, meant for notes to be written in it, memorable passages highlighted, etc.

 

Current LaGuardia Students and Families

To help students transition into full-time, in person instruction in the Fall, three "Getting To Know Our Building" events are planned.  Information about the events anyhow to RSVP will be emailed to families.    These are optional events; we do understand that families may have other plans and may not be able to attend.  Attending or not attending any of these events are not meant to be stressful on either families or students.  

We are planning a series of grade level orientation/reorientation dates to help ease the transition back into our building full time. The content of each date is grade-specific, and these are optional activities. More information will be sent out at a later time, but please save the date:

Class of 2022: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Class of 2023: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Class of 2024: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Class of 2025: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, and Thursday, September 2, 2021

 

Class of 2021 -- Information for Graduates

The sending of final documents  -- including transcripts -- to the Attending School listed in Naviance is complete.  Similar to the college application process, you may still receive automated text messages or emails until the receiving school downloads the transcripts, processes them, and then upload them into their school's system.  Please be patient during this lag time to allow schools to process the transcripts.  It will generally take between 1 and 2 weeks for this process to be complete and for your transcript to show as being received in your college's portal.  (This is normal.)

  • SHOULD I WORRY?  There is no reason to contact LaGuardia about your transcript as long as you are receiving automated messages.  If there comes a time when you receive a personal email from an admissions officer, please forward that email to one of our summer guidance counselors so that we can resolve the issue.
  • WHAT IF I CHANGE THE SCHOOL I AM ATTENDING?  If you just added a new school to Naviance that you are attending, please notify a summer guidance counselor.  If the college wants the transcript and documents emailed to them, please forward that information to the summer guidance counselor.

Our summer guidance counselors are:

Ms Leston, dleston@schools.nyc.gov

Ms Jusiono, jjusino@schools.nyc.gov

 

You may also download a copy of your transcript from your NYCDOE Student account, found under Documents > Unofficial Transcript.  (This is the transcript we send.  Transcripts are only "official" if the school sends them.  If you provide the transcript, it is unofficial.)

Picking Up Diplomas and Yearbooks

Graduates who need to come in to pick up their diplomas (Class of 2020 or 2021) may do so on Fridays, between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Ms. Javier will be able to assist.  Yearbooks that were not mailed to the Class of 2021 are available, as well.

 

Summer Rising Updates -- Enrollment Closed

All families must complete a Summer Rising Student Consent Form for COVID-19 Testing

Summer Rising Entry/Exit Protocol

All Summer Rising participants should familiarize themselves with the Entry/Exit Protocols for LaGuardia Arts.  This document covers COVID-19 Health checks, lining up procedures for entering the building, traveling in the building in a unidirectional and clockwise manner, meal service, etc.

All Students Scan Into the Building Upon Arrival

All students from all participating schools are to bring their ID cards with them every day.  They will be required to scan into the building upon arrival.  Students should also know their 9-digit ID number.

Face Coverings

Face coverings must be worn by all individuals, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, while inside DOE buildings and while outside on DOE property (e.g., DOE schoolyards, playgrounds, or open streets).  

 

 

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Announcements

  • Message for Families from Superintendent Orlen

     July 26, 2021 

    Dear LaGuardia Families, 

    I hope everyone is having a restful summer. In preparation for the upcoming school year, I would like to invite you to a town hall hosted by myself and members of the school admin team to answer any questions you might have about the course selection process for the upcoming school year. The town hall will be held on Monday, August 2nd at 4PM and the link will be shared in a separate email by this Friday. 

    I understand there was recent confusion regarding the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses a student may take. To be clear, a student can take as many AP courses as possible as long as the decision makes the most sense for their schedule, workload, and academic goals. Though Principal Vasconcelos has been on family leave, we communicate regularly, and she is fully informed and involved in this process. 

    The guiding principle behind programming and scheduling decisions is that students should have maximum flexibility requesting courses. These requests must be guided by graduation and grade specific requirements and consider any course pre-requisites. In addition, since it is simply not possible to offer every course every period, students may find themselves in a situation where they need to choose between desired courses. 

    Our students’ interests and needs are different and speaking with your child’s counselor will allow your student to explore their specific situation and express their preferences for a balanced arts and academic workload. They will have an opportunity to do that with LaGuardia counseling staff prior to final course assignments. 

    I look forward to joining with you next week and, along with LaGuardia leadership, to respond to questions you might have regarding course selection. It is important that you submit your questions in advance, so that we can be fully prepared. Our intention is to answer questions submitted prior to the meeting and ensure that there is another opportunity to have additional questions posed and answered prior to the beginning of the school year. 

    Please email your questions to Acting Principal Daisy Fontanez (DFontan4@schools.nyc.gov) and include “Town Hall Question” in your email subject by Friday, July 30th. 

    Sincerely, 

    Vivian Orlen 

    Superintendent – Manhattan High Schools 

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Getting to Know Our Building: RSVP Now!

     

    This form is for current LaGuardia students entering grades 10, 11, or 12.

    A separate RSVP form will be used for incoming students.

     

    It has been a while since many of us have visited our building; for some, you may be seeing our building for the very first time.

     

    Just as a more casual, reconnection event, we are planning three "Getting to Know Our Building" events.  These events are optional.

     

    "Getting to Know Our Building" occurs on three different dates and are for students only.  Each date is the same program.  

     

    RSVP HERE (your laguardiahs.org account must be open). A separate RSVP form will be used for incoming students.

     

    How It Works

    Student guided tours of the building will take place.  This gives everyone an opportunity to see the building and to understand the planned safety protocols for September.  

    Students arrive on the scheduled date at any time between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  The walking tours are expected to take between 1:00 hour and 1:30 hours.  Students should wear comfortable shoes as they will be on their feet walking and taking stairs throughout.

     

    Students must wear masks (even if vaccinated) throughout the duration of the event.  Students should line up socially distanced along Amsterdam Ave.  Students will enter the building in groups of between 15 - 20 students and will be assigned a tour guide.  Please plan on staying with your group for the duration of the tour.  

     

    Students will be required to complete the DOE Health Screening prior to entering the building.

     

    PLEASE RESPOND AT LEAST THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE DAY YOU WILL BE ATTENDING.

     

    For Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Grades 10 - 12), RSVP by Monday, July 19.

    For Tuesday, August 3, 2021  (Grades 9 - 12), RSVP by Saturday, July 31.

    Thursday, August 5, 2021  (Grades 9 - 12), RSVP by Monday, August 2.

     

     


    RSVP HERE (your laguardiahs.org account must be open). A separate RSVP form will be used for incoming students.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Final Transcripts Sent to Colleges Listed in Naviance

     

     

     

     

    Today, July 13, we completed sending final school documents -- including transcripts -- to the Attending School listed in Naviance.

     

    Similar to the college application process, you may still receive automated text messages or emails until the receiving school downloads the transcripts, processes them, and then upload them into their school's system.  Please be patient during this lag time to allow schools to process the transcripts.  It will generally take between 1 and 2 weeks for this process to be complete and for your transcript to show as being received in your college's portal.  (This is normal.)

     

    SHOULD I WORRY?  There is no reason to contact LaGuardia about your transcript as long as you are receiving automated messages.  If there comes a time when you receive a personal email from an admissions officer, please forward that email to one of our summer guidance counselors so that we can resolve the issue.

     

    WHAT IF I CHANGE THE SCHOOL I AM ATTENDING?  If you just added a new school to Naviance that you are attending, please notify a summer guidance counselor.  If the college wants the transcript and documents emailed to them, please forward that information to the summer guidance counselor.

     

    Our summer guidance counselors are:

     

    Ms Leston, dleston@schools.nyc.gov

    Ms Jusiono, jjusino@schools.nyc.gov

     

    You may also download a copy of your transcript from your NYCDOE Student account, found under Documents > Unofficial Transcript.  (This is the transcript we send.  Transcripts are only "official" if the school sends them.  If you provide the transcript, it is unofficial.)

     
    If there is anything I can do to help you as you transition beyond LaGuardia, please let me know.

    MSW
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • 2021 Chancellor's Arts Endorsed Diplomas Virtual Celebration

     

     

     

     

     

    The website celebrating students throughout New York City for achieving an Arts Endorsed Diploma is available for viewing.  Congratulations to everyone who has received this distinction.  

     

    2021 Chancellor's Arts Endorsed Diplomas Virtual Celebration

     
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Fall 2021 College Now application process will conclude in 8 more days.

     

     

     

     

     

    Please use the links below to the guide to application submission and course description.  All supporting documents (i.e.; official transcript, Parent/Guardian consent form, NYS Regents ELA and/or PSAT - SAT or ACT score report are to be uploaded onto the CN dropbox. 


    Student Guide to Application Submission - Fall 2021

     

     

    Fall 2021 Course Descriptions

     

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • PSAL Summer Registration is Now Open (July 12, 2021)


     

     

    The DOE is announcing the opening of the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) Summer Program. The program will provide students entering grades 9–12 with comprehensive athletic training including strength training, sport-specific skill development, and competitive opportunities with the goal of improving the skill level of high school students in New York City’s public schools. ​​​​​​​

     

    The PSAL Summer Program will operate five-days-a-week, Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., starting July 12 and ending on August 13. The summer program will operate at various high school sites in all five boroughs. Students can register for any available site. Please share this information with your students and families as soon as possible.

     

    For questions, email psalsummerprogram@strongschools.nyc

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

     

     

     

     

    The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) is pleased to announce the PSAL Summer Program. The PSAL Summer Program will provide students entering grades 9 – 12 comprehensive athletic training including strength training, sport-specific skill development, and competitive opportunities with the goal of improving the skill level of New York City’s high school public school students.

    PSAL Summer will operate five days a week, Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, starting July 12 and ending on August 13. The PSAL Summer Program will operate in various high school sites in all five boroughs. Students are able to register for any available site.   

    Register Your Student Now. Students will be able to view sports availability when registering.

     

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Chancellor's Family Letter: July 8, 2021

     

     

     

     

    Dear Families, 

     

    We made it! I hope you are all having a restful start to the summer. As you relax and reflect on the past year, we have been hard at work planning the year to come. The past year has presented us with unimaginable challenges, but also incredible opportunities for big change. 

     

    I’ve been a DOE educator for more than 20 years, and I know that turning these opportunities into real change is the work of a whole community! So we talked to principals, teachers, central office staff, families, and students who shared their experiences over the last year—and their hopes for how we move forward. 

     

    Your voices were clear: We have a chance to make key changes to some very important parts of teaching and learning, in every grade. Right now, we can break down stubborn inequities and make sure that no matter what school your child enters, they are warmly welcomed, and met with the highest academic expectations—and that we are ready to help them achieve. 

     

    This year, healing will happen alongside rigorous academics. I want to share just a little bit about what will change this coming year, thanks to a $635 million investment in our academic comeback for our one million students. 

     

    Before I do, I want to acknowledge that not every family feels the same way about returning to school in person. Many families are excited and ready for full-time reconnection for their children. Others feel anxious, or unsure about potential risks. I can promise you that your child’s health is our number one priority, now and always. We are opening full time for every student because we know we can protect their health and safety—and yours. And we know that being in school is critically important for your child’s growth and success. 

     

     

    Our Academic Recovery Plan below explains some of how we are seizing this moment so your child can learn, heal, and thrive. More information will be posted on schools.nyc.gov this summer. 

     

     

    I am so excited for our homecoming on September 13 for every student—more excited than I’ve ever been in my two decades at the DOE. I am honored to share this journey with you and your child, and look forward to reconnecting as we approach the beginning of the school year. 

     

     

    In partnership, 

     

     

    Meisha Porter 

    New York City Schools Chancellor 

     


    NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN SEPTEMBER 

     

    Your Child Will Feel Welcomed, and Helped to Heal from the Past Year 

    Children in every community are carrying trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A successful academic recovery can only happen when the emotional and mental health needs of students are also addressed. 

     We will hire over 500 new social workers and other mental health support staff so that your child’s school has at least one social worker or school-based mental health clinic. 

     We will begin adding over 130 new community schools to provide expanded social, emotional, academic, and extracurricular services in communities where they’re most needed. 

     

    Your Child’s Literacy Skills Will Be a Priority 

    Literacy and reading are absolutely fundamental to children’s ability to reach important milestones all along the educational journey. Our goal is to have every student reading on grade level by the end of 2nd grade. 

     If you have a child in kindergarten through grade 2, their teachers will use a tool to identify strengths and challenges at the beginning of the year, and develop support plans tailored to their specific needs. 

     Thousands of teachers in these grades will receive extra training to support literacy. 

     140 more teachers will be hired to reduce class sizes at 72 elementary schools with the specific goal of improving reading proficiency. 

     We will bring the number of reading coaches in our successful Universal Literacy coaching program to 500 so every early childhood and K-2 classroom has one. 

     In addition, we will give schools funding for targeted supports for students, such as , extended day and enrichment activities. 

     

    Your Child Will Grow Their Technological Skills 

    This September, we will build on what we have learned about the benefits of technology. Students will develop digital skills to prepare them for the new economy. 

     We will distribute an additional 175,000 devices so every K-12 student who needs one has access to one. 

     We will launch an eighth-grade technology project for students to demonstrate their digital literacy skills. 

     We will train 5,000 K-12 teachers to teach computer science coursework. 

     We will expand Computer Science for All, to support computational thinking, problem-solving, and digital skills for 400,000 students by 2024. 

     

    More Special Education Support Will Be Available for Students with Disabilities 

    The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on our students with disabilities. The Academic Recovery Plan will make every resource available to better support students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), from our youngest learners to students preparing for graduation: 

     We will launch afterschool and Saturday programs for students with IEPs to receive additional instruction and related services. 

     We will add 800 Special Education Pre-K seats and expand Committees on Preschool Special Education to review more IEP requests. 

     We will provide eligible students ages 21+ with either continued instruction toward their diploma or other credential, or consultation about plans for college and career readiness. 

     We will also continue to provide family workshops and information sessions through our Beyond Access Series, which supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics related to special education. 

     

    More Language Support Will Be Available to Multilingual Learners 

    Multilingual learners (MLs) and immigrant families are valued and supported at DOE. We will provide culturally responsive supports that give students and their families equitable access to resources and opportunities that help students succeed inside and outside the classroom. 

     We will establish Immigrant Ambassador Programs across 30 high schools to match immigrant DOE students with college students for mentorship. 

     Schools will be provided resources to purchase print and digital books in students’ home languages, and build home language libraries. 

     We will provide teachers with training that is specific to the language needs of multilingual learners and immigrant students. 

     We will conduct wellness checks and deliver social-emotional learning support to multilingual learners, particularly in transitioning to full time in-person learning. 

     We will expand the Postsecondary Readiness for ELLs Program (PREP), to be facilitated by a select group of school counselors and educators. 

     

    Your Child Will Get Ready for College and Career 

    Especially as our students heal from the pandemic, we need to make sure they are better prepared for the next step in life, whether it’s college or career. 

     We will deliver free, personalized college counseling for every junior and senior after school so that every student has a post-graduation plan. This includes launching Student Success Centers for 34 high schools. 

     We will offer Universal College Financial Aid Guidance in multiple languages, to help navigate the application process. 

     We will add new Advanced Placement or College Now courses so tens of thousands more students have access to college-level coursework. 

     

    Your Child Will Learn Challenging Material That Reflects Who They Are 

    Children are more engaged in class when they can see themselves in their lessons and materials. We are committed to reflecting the city’s “beautiful mosaic” of cultures and histories in curriculum. 

     In the fall, your child’s school will receive an infusion of books that reflect the variety of histories, languages, and experiences that make up the city. 

     The DOE will begin work on universal, rigorous, and inclusive English Language Arts (ELA) and Math curricula that will be shared by New York City’s 1,600 schools and one million students. It will be built on investments in literacy and will challenge students to move beyond their academic comfort zones. 

     The DOE will begin developing brand new support materials for ELA, Math, Arts and more, developed by New York City educators for New York City students. 

     

     

     

    READ THE PDF VERSION

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Class of 2021: Final Transcripts

     

     

     

    Hello,

     

    Many graduates are receiving emails from the attending colleges reminding you about deadlines for your final transcripts to be received.  Please do not be worried or alarmed by these automated messages.  Your acceptance or financial aid will not be affected.

     

    LaGuardia staff is currently in the process of preparing and sending transcripts and other required end of year documents to the college, university, or program that was listed in Naviance.

     

    Colleges are aware that New York City schools historically end our year later than most of the other schools in the nation, and this causes NYC schools to send our transcripts after many established deadlines.  This happens every year.  (The DOE lists your graduation and discharge date as July 1, 2021, so it was not possible to send your transcripts until these dates were added to the transcript by the DOE.)

     

    I understand that receiving these automated notices can be stressful, and I am sorry.

     

    Having your transcripts and documents sent out is a priority.  

     

    You may see your unofficial transcripts in your NYC Student account under Student Documents/Unofficial Transcript.  (It is unofficial because only the school can send an official transcript.)

     

    Once again, I understand that this is very important and causes some anxiety.  I assure you that it is being taken care of.  

     

    MSW

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Major Graduation Update - June 21, 2021

     

     

     

     

    GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES

     

    LaGuardia Arts is so proud of the Class of 2021, and we are eager to celebrate this momentous occasion with each graduate and their families. We are now able to offer a comprehensive review of information that each family will find helpful. We knew when we changed from having a virtual graduation ceremony to three separate, in-person ceremonies that planning would take up to the last possible minute.  That time is almost here.  The patience and trust from our families is appreciated, and we are thrilled to present the Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2021.

     

    Ceremonies

     

    LaGuardia Arts and Rumsey Playfield follow all NYS and NYCDOE COVID-19 Safety Protocols. Please note the following:

     

    • Face masks are required at all times (with specific exemption for the graduate crossing the stage.)
    • All graduates and guests must attest to the COVID-19 vaccine and testing procedures that were sent with the tickets
    • Vaccination cards or testing results will not be asked for.
    • Maintain 6’ social distancing whenever possible. The exception is at your seat with your family. (Tickets were distributed in ‘pods’ of 3 seats.)
    • The ceremony and event was designed to be as contactless as possible. 
    • Please remain seated throughout the ceremony. 
    • Families will be directed to follow the graduates, row-by-row, as part of the Recessional.

     

     

    Ceremony 1

    Ceremony 2

    Ceremony 3

    Date

    Wednesday, June 23

    Wednesday, June 23

    Wednesday, June 23

    Start Time

    9:00 AM

    12:30 PM

    4:00 PM

     

    Music

    Fine Art

    Dance, Drama, and Tech

    Graduates Arrive

    8:00 AM

    11:30 AM

    3:00 PM

    Guests Needing Assistance Enter

    7:45 AM

    11:15 AM

    2:45 PM

    House Opens

    8:00 AM

    11:30 AM

    3:00 PM

    Projected End Time

    10:30 AM

    2:00 PM

    5:30 PM

    Reunion Location

    Bethesda Terrace

    Bethesda Terrace

    Bethesda Terrace

     

    Weather Information

    The event will occur rain or shine. 

     

    Prior to Arrival

    Be sure that the graduate and each guest have their own ticket.  (A screen shot will do.)

     

    Arrival Location 

    Rumsey Playfield, 5th Avenue at 69th Street, New York, NY 10065

     

    Rumsey Playfield Staff will direct guests and students to the correct location.

     

    Guest Entrance Protocol

    Step 1: Complete a Security Review (Bag Check / Metal Wand Check)

    Step 2: Scan EventBrite Digital Ticket - All Seating is Reserved

     

    Guests should consider bringing bottled water, sunscreen, a hat, and any other items that may be weather-dependent.

     

    Guests must be seated by 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremony as the graduates prepare for the Processional.  Seating will resume once the Processional is complete and the ceremony has begun.

     

    There are no concessions being sold inside the venue.

     

    Graduates Entrance Protocol

    Step 1: Complete a Security Review 

    Step 2: Scan EventBrite Digital Ticket - All Seating is Reserved

     

    Graduates may only carry their cell phone and an umbrella, if necessary.

     

    Live Stream at launchglobal.tv

    The live stream will begin at 9:00 AM and run continuously until the last ceremony ends. Please note the start time for each studio’s ceremony.

     

    ADA Assistance and Special Accommodations

    For guests needing special assistance or additional time being seated, please notify a Rumsey Playfield staff member who will direct you to the appropriate location. All seating is ADA accessible.  Generally, people needing extra assistance will use a designated ramp to access the seats.  The house opens one hour prior to the performance, and we allow those needing assistance or extra time to enter fifteen minutes before that.

     

    Since all chairs are folding chairs, a person in a wheelchair would still be seated in their pod and the folding chair removed.

     

    Additional Tickets

    There are no additional tickets available for distribution.  Tickets are non-transferable due to NYS COVID-19 regulations.

     

    Ticket Distribution

    Tickets and replacement tickets are sent to the student’s laguardiahs.org gmail account. We have made sure that the EventBrite email is not marked by the laguardiahs.org gmail as spam. It is possible your internet provider’s settings identify the bulk emailing as spam.  This may explain why tickets may not be received when sent in a bulk email.

     

    As of this email, all ticket requests have been fulfilled and known ticket issues have been resolved.  For ticket issues, please contact Ms. Teitelbaum at dteitelbaum2@schools.nyc.gov .

     

    Graduation Policy

    Per NYCDOE policy, high school students must meet graduation requirements to participate in their school’s graduation ceremony. Students who have not yet met graduation requirements at the time of the ceremony may not participate in the ceremony. 

     

    LaGuardia Arts is working hard to clear some students who are at-risk of not graduating.  This information should already be known to families.  Graduation tickets that have been issued to students in good faith will be cancelled if the student has not met the graduation requirements prior to the ceremony.

     

    Information for Graduates

    Graduates must have their tickets scanned on their device in order to enter the staging area for the ceremony.

     

    Graduates must wear a face mask at all times, with the exception listed below.

     

    Maintain 6’ social distancing where possible.

     

    As exciting as the occasion is, avoid touching others when possible.

     

    Graduates line up by an assigned number -- this has nothing to do with your seat location.

     

    The email with your assigned number will be sent through PupilPath tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

     

    Decorated Graduation caps may be decorated appropriately for a school event.

     

    Graduates may not carry anything except for their cell phone and an umbrella, if necessary.

     

    LaGuardia staff members are there to help you. Ask for assistance if you need it.

     

    No additional caps and gowns, cords, etc. will be brought to the venue.

     

    You will be walking on a variety of surfaces, so please wear appropriate footwear.  Surfaces include asphalt, gravel, artificial grass-like surface, paving stones, stage flooring, stairs.  

     

    Complete the Yellow Name Card, which will be used for reading your name aloud during the ceremony. You bring this card with you when your row is called to the stage.  This information is also used for sending you proofs from the event photographer.

     

    During the ceremony, follow the instructions of LaGuardia staff members and the ushers.

    When on stage, you will be told when you are walking across the stage that you may remove your mask.

     

    You will be instructed to put your mask back on for a staged photo with the head of your studio.  

     

    Please do not hug, shake hands, fist or elbow bump, put arms around each other, during the photo.

     

    When you walk down the stairs from the stage, there will be another staged photo. You may take your mask off for the photo and then put it back on.




    The graduation ceremony will be amazing, and your family and you will have memories for a lifetime.  We know this letter is a lot of information to process.  Much of it would be covered in in-person graduation rehearsals.  Everything is being done so that you will have a fantastic experience.  

     

    Congratulations, Class of 2021!

     

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