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  • Regents Exams Information

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear Students and Families,

     

    It is hard to believe that the school year is quickly coming to a close. As we approach the upcoming June 2022 New York State-wide Regents examination period, families have shared they need a refresher on Regents regulations. 

     

    At LaGuardia, all students who are enrolled in a course that culminates with a Regents Exam are expected to take the exam, and are automatically registered for the exam. Regents Exam days are not regular days of instruction, so only students who are registered for an exam or scheduled for a special activity, attend. We are providing you with a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Regents exams. More information about reporting times and locations for individual Regents exams will be communicated as we get closer to the date of the exams. 

     

    In classes which culminate in a Regents exam, preparing students for the exam is an integral part of instruction. Teachers have been working with students throughout the year by regularly integrating multiple choice and extended response Regents style questions into their lessons through examples, class activities, problem sets, essay prompts and end of unit exams. If students would like additional practice, all previous Regents exams as well as scoring guides can be found on the NYSED Regents website.

     

    In this letter you will find answers to questions such as:

     

    1. Why is there a Social Studies Regents exam that occurs separate from the rest of the exams?
    2. In which grades do students take each of the Regents exams?
    3. How does a Regents exam score impact the overall grade in a class?
    4. What is the difference between a Regents Diploma and an Advanced Regents Diploma?
    5. What is a Regents waiver? And how does it impact graduation requirements?
    6. How does a student achieve Mastery on a Regents Exam?
    7. What is an Honors Designation?
    8. What happens if a student is absent on the day of a Regents exam?
    9. What happens if a student does not pass a Regents exam?
    10. What is the Science Regents laboratory requirement?

     

    1. Why is there a Social Studies Regents exam that occurs separate from the rest of the exams?
    There is a special examination for US History and Government (Framework) on June 1, followed by all other Regents exams, beginning June 15. It has been the practice of the State that whenever a new version of a Regents exam is administered, it is given in early June to ensure the State has enough time to process the data on student performance.



    2. In which grades do students take each of the Regents exams?

    Students take Regents exams at the conclusion of the Regents course. The table illustrates when LaGuardia students typically sit for each Regents exam, based on the courses that LaGuardia students typically take in each grade:

     

    9th Grade

    10th Grade

    11th Grade

    12th Grade

    Algebra 1 OR Geometry


    Living Environment OR Chemistry

    English Language Arts


    Geometry OR Algebra 2


    Chemistry OR Physics


    Global History and Geography II

    Algebra 2


    Physics


    U.S. History and Government (Framework)*


    World Language Exam [a City Exam, not a State Regents]

    Arts Commencement Exam [a City Exam, not a State Regents]


    Please direct questions about these exams to studio APs and Arts teachers

     

     

    3. How does a Regents score impact the overall grade in a class?
    At LaGuardia, the Regents score is not factored into the class grade.



    4. What is the difference between a Regents Diploma and an Advanced Regents Diploma?
    The type of diploma a student receives is based on the number and subjects of exams that a student passes. It is not based on the course credits a student earns, or the actual passing score that the student earns. 

     

    All students at LaGuardia work towards the highest level of diploma offered by the State - the Advanced Regents Diploma, which requires a score of 65 or above on

    • The English Language Arts Regents exam

    • 3 Math exams (Algebra 1, Geometry, AND Algebra 2)

    • 1 Social Studies exam (Global History and Geography II OR US History and Government)

    • 1 Biological Science exam (Living Environment)

    • 1 Physical Science exam (Chemistry, Earth Science, OR Physics)

    • Any additional Regents exam

    • The Arts Commencement exam OR The World Language exam

     

    A Regents Diploma requires a score of 65 or above on

    • The English Language Arts Regents exam

    • Any Math exam (Algebra 1, Geometry, OR Algebra 2)

    • Any Social Studies exam (Global History and Geography II OR US History and Government)

    • Any Science exam (Living Environment, Chemistry, Earth Science, OR Physics)

    • Any additional Regents exam OR The World Language exam



    5. What is a Regents Waiver? And How Does it Impact Graduation Requirements?
    New York State Regents exams were suspended between June 2020 and January 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this time period, students who received a passing grade for Regents courses, received a waiver for the exam that was not offered at the conclusion of the course. This includes Regents classes that some LaGuardia students took in middle school, such as Algebra 1, Earth Science, Living Environment, Global History, and United State History. A Regents waiver means that the graduation/diploma requirement has been satisfied and there is no expectation that the student takes the exam at a later time. Waivers are passing scores and appear on students’ transcripts as “WA.” Waivers are not included in the average when calculating whether a student meets special diploma designations. To review your transcript log into your myschools.nyc account, PupilPath, or connect with your guidance counselor.

     

    6. What does Achieving Mastery on Regents Exams Mean?
    The New York State Education Department defines “mastery” as a score of 85 or greater, with the exception of the English Language Arts exam, for which students must earn a 90 or greater to attain mastery status. 

     

    Students who achieve mastery on all 3 math exams will receive a Mastery in Math designation on their diploma. Students who achieve mastery on the Living Environment and 2 physical science exams will receive a Mastery in Science designation on their diploma. Waivers qualify as mastery; for example, if a student has a WA, 87, and 90 on the three math Regents, the student has achieved Mastery in Math. If a student has an 84, 87, and 90 on the three math Regents, the student has NOT achieved Mastery in Math.

     

    The City University of New York (CUNY) schools may use Regents scores for admission or placement in specific programs. For the most up to date information on what CUNY requires, visit CUNY Testing FAQS.



    7. What is an Honors Designation on my Diploma?
    A student who achieves an average score of 90 on all Regents Examinations required for the diploma will be awarded a Regents diploma with Honors. In instances where students received a waiver from Regents Examinations, the waiver is not included in the calculation for the honors endorsement.



    8. What happens if a student is absent on the day of a Regents exam?
    If a student is absent, the designation ABS will appear on the transcript. The student will have the opportunity to take the missed Regents exam at a future administration in August, January, or June.



    9. What happens if a student does not pass a Regents exam?
    If a student does not receive a passing score, the student will have the opportunity to retake the missed Regents exam at a future administration in August, January, or June. Regents exams are graded on a scale and typically, students who make adequate progress and pass the course, earn a passing grade on the Regents exam.



    10. What is the Science Regents Laboratory Requirement?
    To qualify to take a Regents Examination in any of the sciences, New York State requires each student must complete 1,200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory documented laboratory reports. Your child’s science teacher will notify you and your child if they are in jeopardy of meeting the minimum minute requirement, in order to put a plan in place to ensure they meet the requirement and have the opportunity to take the Regents exam. If you have any questions about your child's progress towards satisfying the requirement, please reach out to your science teacher directly.



    We hope you find this information helpful as you prepare to take Regents Examinations in your current courses.  If you have questions about graduation requirements or diploma designations please reach out to your child's guidance counselor.  If you have questions about Regents exams in a specific content area, please reach out to the appropriate assistant principal.

     

    Sincerely,
    Alyssa, Julissa and Matteo



    Assistant Principal - Math and Science

     

    Assistant Principal - English

     

     Assistant Principal - Social Studies and World Languages

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Special SLT Meeting on May 23, 2022

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear LaGuardia Community,

     

    In preparation for the upcoming school year, LaGuardia is convening the School Leadership Team (SLT) for a special meeting on the topic of Planning for 2022-2023. In addition to the student, faculty/staff, and parent/guardian representation from the SLT, we will be joined by our Superintendent Vivian Orlen.

     

    If you would like join this open meeting on Monday, May 23, at 6pm, as an observer, please use the link below to access our virtual SLT meeting room:

     

    Join SLT Meeting

     

    If you are unable to attend, please note that virtual SLT meetings are recorded and transcribed.

     

    Our regular monthly SLT meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 6pm.

     

    Best,

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • COVID High Alert Level (Orange)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May 17, 2022 

     

    Dear Families,

     

    Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

     

    We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

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        Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public

      indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.

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        Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site at nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

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        Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.

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        Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest. Testing is free at many sites.

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        Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

       

      If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. To learn more, including about who is eligible, visit nyc.gov/health/covidtreatments. If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

       

      If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.

      Sincerely,

     

     

    Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD

     

    Commissioner
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

     

    David C. Banks
    Chancellor
    NYC Department of Education

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Principal's Message: 2022 - 2023 Planning Information

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear LaGuardia Families,


    At the start of this school year, we were filled with optimism for the return to full-time, in-person learning. As we continued to await guidance and change in guidance throughout the year on many operational and instructional aspects of the school, we adapted and came together so that our students can have a thoughtful school year with collaborative learning experiences in LaGuardia classrooms, in the art gallery, on the stage, and even outside of our building. Our end of the year cumulative events are in full-swing, and we are looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2022 in one in-person prom and one in-person graduation ceremony!

     

    Also well on its way are planning for the next school year. For the first time in recent memory, the LaGuardia community will end the school year with detailed information about what the upcoming 2022-2023 school year will look like.



    Official 2022-2023 NYCDOE School Calendar

     

    The next school year’s official NYCDOE School Calendar is traditionally available in April, so we expect the 2022-2023 will be released any day now. Nevertheless, the faculty/staff has been developing a draft calendar based on trends from previous years - including the long-time coming, recently approved Juneteenth school holiday - to start planning for 2022-2023.

     

    View the current, 2021-2022 NYCDOE School Calendar here. As soon as the 2022-2023 NYCDOE School Calendar is available we will make an announcement.



    LaGuardia Events Calendar

     

    This year our students have brought back an incredible season of live arts and cultural events, and I have been so proud of every young person and supportive adult. I missed being able to experience the arts in-person and connect with the audience and performers in-person - thank you to our community for sharing this gift all year.

     

    A preliminary calendar of next year’s art shows, dance performances, music concerts, theatrical productions, cultural celebrations, and logistics deadlines will be released at the end of June. While none of us can predict the future, all of our events require extensive physical preparation of spaces, so we rely on advance planning to ensure successful and safe implementation. We will conclude this school year having an overview of when events are occurring in the upcoming school year; this will support all of our community members in planning their own calendars.

     

    Next year’s important dates and times are starting to be posted to our Online Calendar and will continue to be updated as soon as possible. Please be patient as some dates need additional information before they will be posted. Please also take a moment to click on each hyperlink below to add our various Google Calendars to your personal Google Calendar to stay up to date in 2022-2023. If you have already subscribed to the Calendars you’re all set:

     

    Athletics

    Closings & Schedule Changes

    Guidance

    Other Events

    Parent Association

    Performances & Art Shows

    Programming & Testing



    Open Lunch

     

    Did you know that Open Lunch at LaGuardia was already planned to go into effect in Spring 2020, but was halted by the pivot to remote learning across the City? With the return to in-person learning in Fall 2021 and added need to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we began to offer the option for students to leave LaGuardia during lunch, for the first time in the school’s history. In 2022-2023, we will continue to offer Open Lunch as we believe in the opportunities to take a break, breathe fresh air, socialize, and practice responsible behavior. Thank you to our current students for taking this privilege seriously to ensure it is available to future LaGuardia students.  Similar to this year, families who wish to permit their student to leave LaGuardia during their lunch period can sign a parental consent in September.  Permission needs to be granted each year.




    Bell Schedule

     

    Every spring at every NYCDOE school, the principal meets with members of the school’s United Federation of Teachers (UFT) to discuss various contractual agreements.  The contract impacts the schedule for instructional work (teaching students in the classroom) and professional activities (working with students or colleagues outside of the classroom). These agreements include stipulations about what time the school day is permitted to begin and what time it must end.

     

    The principal and the teacher union also review New York State and New York City guidelines regarding instructional time to ensure that our bell schedule stays in compliance with current regulations. In the course of these conversations, minor adjustments may be made to the bell schedule. This Monday, I met with all teachers to present options for next year. Making any necessary adjustments in a sensible, minimal way will not only show daily appreciation to our teachers as professionals but will also enable individual students and families to have more flexibility in the length of their school day.

     

    We will continue to offer 10 periods for students who choose this option and work to accommodate students and families who prefer a 9 period or 8 period day. We know that arriving at 8am and departing at 4:07pm has been a welcomed option for some students but a very limiting structure for others.  These students may have either home responsibilities, extra curricular activities, or commutes that require a different schedule.

     

    Once our bell schedule for the next school year is released, we will share instructions for individual families to request an accommodation for the length of their school day.



    Production Announcements

     

    We have already announced the 2022-2023 All-School Musical, Chicago: Teen Edition. The production is well on its way with over 300 students participating in the audition workshop this week! In the coming weeks, we will announce additional 2022-2023 productions such as the Operetta and Spring Drama Festival (SDF) once licensing rights are secured.



    Course Offerings

     

    As I walk through the halls and visit classes throughout the week, what strikes me the most is always how committed students are in their learning environment, no matter the subject. LaGuardia students are eager to have discussions with their teachers and peers, and welcome many perspectives and experiences.

     

    We have already shared our updated Course Catalog with all courses from 2021-2022 available as well as new offerings for 2022-2023. I want to take a moment to thank all of the Assistant Principals and teachers for taking the time to plan and have meaningful conversations with students about course offerings. All students reviewed in their arts studio the four-year course sequence for their conservatory-level training - which includes a minimum of 3 periods of arts studio classes for every student, in every grade. All students also reviewed in their academic classes the graduation requirements and advanced course options. Families also had a chance to hear about approaches to academic planning from the Academic Assistant Principals and Post-Secondary Specialist Ms. Kleiman at Parent Association meetings. 

     

    Students are now meeting with Guidance Counselors to submit their course requests. Sitting in on some of these meetings it’s been wonderful to hear both students expressing their passions and Guidance Counselors sharing supportive resources. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with families their students’ passion for various subjects of study -- please reach out to any faculty/staff member if you would like to engage in additional conversations.



    Standardized Testing

     

    The New York State Board of Regents has released the dates of the Regents Examination periods for January 2023 and June 2023.  The dates for each exam will be released closer to the testing dates.   Students are automatically registered for -- and expected to take -- the culminating Regents Exam for any course they enroll in that has an associated Regent Exam. There are no fees for Regents Exams.



    College Board has not yet released finalized PSAT, SAT, or AP Exam dates, but ACT has released its testing dates. Please be reminded that these are standardized exams offered by private testing companies, and students must register themselves if they are interested in taking these exams. Students are responsible for paying the fees for these exams. In the past the NYCDOE has scheduled a DOE PSAT/SAT School Day in the spring, which all sophomores and juniors are automatically registered to take.  There is no fee for exams taken on the DOE PSAT/SAT School Day.

     

    We will be adding dates of standardized testing to our calendar to support families in making plans.



    Phone and Email Directory

     

    We have all been frustrated with the technical issues we have experienced all year with our phone lines. For over 10 months, we have been in contact with the phone system vendor on a daily -- and often hourly -- basis to rectify ongoing technical issues. The vendor has assured us that all repairs are on schedule to be completed prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

     

    We will provide an updated phone and email directory to the community, as well as who to contact over the summer when regular school is not in session. Email continues to be the best way to contact us to ensure that we can be present for the students in front of us. To discuss student progress, please start by reaching out to the classroom teacher. Their assistant principal is on standby to support. It is important for students and families to connect directly with assistant principals, whose specialized focus ensures that you receive the individualized support you seek.

     

    I have been proud of our faculty and staff's ownership in family engagement. I am a firm believer in distributive leadership that empowers all educators to collaboratively support the school. We intentionally have as many school wide communications as possible come directly from our diverse team of assistant principals, so families can respond directly to them and understand their roles.  



    This school year is rapidly coming to an end, but there are many exciting performances and arts exhibits -- as well as school events and activities -- still to take place.  I look forward to everyone having a successful conclusion to this year, and what the 2022-2023 school year will bring.



    Best,

     

    Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos

    Principal



    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • AP Exam Information: April 26, 2022

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear AP Students and Families,

     

    We hope this email finds you all well.  You are receiving this email because you are scheduled to take 1 or more College Board AP exams between May 3 and May 20, 2022, and we wanted to provide some important logistical information for you.

     

    There will be a separate email sent on Friday, April 29, with specifics on Room #s and testing times for each exam.

     

    Timing of Exams

    Morning exams begin promptly at 8am.  Afternoon exams begin promptly at 12pm.  For specifics on the length and dates of each exam, please click here:  Length of AP Exams 2022  Students approved for College Board accommodations are tested in a separate location following the guidelines of their accommodations, which may include extended time for certain sections of the exam.

     

    Per College Board policy, students cannot join exams already in progress.  Students taking morning exams should arrive at school no later than 7:15am. This recommendation is to account for additional time due to transit delays, locating testing room, using the restroom, putting away electronic devices and other prohibited materials in their locker, and being of calm mind prior to the exam.  Students taking afternoon exams should report to their testing rooms by 11:50am.

     

    Per College Board policy, all students must remain in their testing rooms for the duration of the exam.  Students cannot leave early, even if they have finished before the allotted time. 

     

    What should Students Bring to Exams? 

    Students should come to their exams with all supplies needed, including pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, and extra batteries for any calculators being used.   

     

    For a list of specific supplies that should be brought to your exams, please click here:  Supplies that Students Should Bring to AP exams

     

    For a list of approved calculators, please click here:  AP Exams Calculator Policy

     

    LaGuardia does not supply students with pencils, pens, or calculators.  Please come prepared.  Mechanical pencils cannot be used during AP Exams, per College Board policy.

     

    Other Helpful Information

    Classes are in session during AP Exams.  Students are expected to attend classes every day, with the exception of the time they are taking their AP exam.

     

    Students taking AP exams will miss some classes on the days of their exams. Students are responsible for any missed work. Teachers are notified who is taking each exam. Students are marked absent by their regular classroom teacher, and absences will be coded correctly by the Attendance Office after the exam.

     

    While students are expected to attend classes after a morning exam, and attend classes before an afternoon exam, we understand that some families may choose to have their students dismissed after a morning exam, or arrive later for an afternoon exam, and be absent for classes. Students will only be permitted to be dismissed early or enter late with the attached AP Exam Day form, signed by a parent/guardian. The student must submit the form as they enter/exit the building. A separate form must be submitted every day a parent/guardian is giving student permission to arrive late or leave early.

     

    Students cannot eat or drink in the testing room.  Please be sure to eat a full breakfast or lunch before coming to take your exam.  You may eat or drink outside your classroom during breaks only.  

     

    On exam day, students eat lunch during 5th period. Students testing at 8am resume their normal schedule after eating lunch during 5th period; students testing at 12pm eat lunch 5th Period then report to their testing room by 11:50am.   

     

    Students with approved College Board accommodations should bring a snack to eat during the break during testing.

     

    For a list of all Prohibited Behaviors from the College Board, please click here: Prohibited Behaviors During AP Exams.  For a list of Prohibited Items that cannot be brought into the testing environment, please click here:  Prohibited Items for AP Testing. Violating any of these College Board policies can lead to the student being dismissed from the exam and their score canceled.

     

    If for any reason you have decided not to take any of the exams you are registered for, please fill out this form as soon as possible:  AP Exam Registration:  DECLINE

     

    We look forward to your success on your AP Exams!

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Showcase Submissions Accepted Through 4/29/22

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May is Asian American Pacific Islander or for short, AAPI Heritage Month. In the spirit of AAPI Heritage Month, LaGuardia is having an AAPI Showcase. The showcase will broadcast positive AAPI Pride within the LaGuardia community. The showcase will contain submissions of all forms of art that expresses the beauty of AAPI cultures.

     

    If you would like to participate in this event, the submission form is due by April 29. Please see the flier and google form below for more details.

     

    In the submission form please submit a brief description of your art and a picture of your art. If it is a live performance or film, please add a video of what you would present at the showcase.

     

    Link to submissionhttps://forms.gle/PKh6Y1QffMZD6G6U8

     

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Chancellor's Message To Families: Spring Break

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    April 12, 2022 

    Dear Families,
     

    Our “Stay Safe, Stay Open” plan has succeeded in allowing us to keep our schools open and remain among the safest places for young people to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as we have lifted the mask mandate for students in K-12. To keep our school communities safe after spring recess, we strongly encourage all students to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school on April 25, regardless of vaccination status. Your child can take a PCR, lab-based test, or a home test. Your child was given four COVID-19 home tests; two for your child and two for a family member. 

    If you or anyone in your household tests positive, we are very pleased that safe, effective COVID-19 treatments, including anti-viral medications, are available for some individuals ages 12 and older who test positive. You can access these medications through your doctor or health care provider, or you can call 212-COVID19 to discuss treatment options with a medical professional. Treatment works best when it is started as soon as possible after symptoms start and can help reduce symptoms and help to avoid hospitalization. For more information, please see https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/treatments-available.pdf for additional information. 

    When should my child take the home tests? 

     • Please help your child take one of the COVID home tests provided on the evening of Saturday, April 23. 

     • Then help your child take the second home test 24 hours later, on the evening of Sunday, April 24.

     • If your child tests negative on both tests and feels well, they should come to school on Monday, April 25. 

     • Please note that if your child has recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, they do not need to take a test and should attend school on Monday, April 25, as long as they are feeling well. 

    What should I do if my child tests positive on one of the tests? 

     • Kindergarten and older: Please inform your school and isolate your child at home for five days. Your child may return to school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms or their symptoms are improving (including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication). Your child must wear a well-fitting mask while at school through the tenth day after their positive test. 

     • Pre-K and younger: please inform your school/program and isolate your child at home for ten days. Your child may return to your school/program after the tenth day. 

     • For all ages: 

     o Please remember that if your child tests positive, your child is entitled to asynchronous remote learning and Office Hours for the duration of your child’s isolation period. 

    o Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidance Charts, available at schools.nyc.gov/2022Health for additional steps to take if your child tests positive. 

     Where can I find instructions about the test kit? 

     • The test kits come with printed instructions that you should follow when administering the test. You can also watch videos in multiple languages on how to use your test kit at schools.nyc.gov/HomeRapidTestKits

    Thank you for doing your part to keep COVID-19 out of our schools! When your child returns to school after the break, please make sure they complete the daily health screening form every day, available at healthscreening.schools.nyc

    As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and keep our schools safe for all our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, please take the opportunity during the spring recess to make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
     

    Vaccine booster shots are also now available for all fully vaccinated people ages 12 and older who received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine at least five months ago. For more information about booster shots, see www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid19vaccines.page#boost



    I wish you and your child a healthy and restful break, 

     Dr. Cristina Mel�ndez 

     Executive Director 

     Family and Community Engagement

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Release of 2022 - 2023 Course Catalog

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello everyone,

     

    In my April 4, 2022, email titled Course Programming Information for 2022 - 2023 School Year, the timeline stated that next year’s Course Catalog would be released today.

     

    The Course Catalog is an online, comprehensive listing of all courses that are accepting student requests for the 2022-2023 School Year, and is now live.  Please use this Course Catalog 2022-2023, as well as the other course planning information that is provided, to determine your options and course requests for next year.

     

    In the event there are no more communications from me this week, have a great Spring Break, and we will see you back in school on April 25, 2022.

     

    Stay safe and healthy.

     


    Mark J. Stricklin, Ed.D.

    Assistant Principal, Engagement & Guidance

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A unique multicultural marketing program for NYC High School students interested in creative career pathways in advertising, visual art, and digital design.

     

     

    Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Summer design Institute from July 11- August 12, 2022 at Art & Design High School. This unique opportunity offers students a chance to work with industry professionals and teaching artists in a design based marketing program. 

     

    See attached flyer for application link and more information.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Course Programming Information for 2022 - 2023

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dear LaGuardia families,

     

    It is hard to believe that Spring Break is upon us in less than two weeks.  It seems like a short while ago we were making preparations to begin the school year planning all in-person instruction.

     

    When we return from Spring Break, the process for requesting classes for next year begins.  Each year, LaGuardia participates in an internal process where we evaluate how successful we were in the various parts of student scheduling and college and career planning.  We have made a few changes that will result in an improved overall experience for families and staff.  Specifically, we are taking the time to have multiple academic planning activities with students throughout the coming weeks to help students understand their options. Below is a timeline of key events that lead up to the creation of the Master Schedule and individual student and teacher schedules over the summer.

     

    March 15, 2022

    All teachers were invited to submit course proposals for new courses to be added/modified for next school year.  This annual process allows for LaGuardia to offer courses specifically to student interest and teacher expertise.

     

    March 23, 2022

    9th grade students received an overview of the programming process as part of their post-secondary workshop.

     

    April 11, 2022 

    The 2022-2023 Course Catalog becomes live. The Course Catalog is an online, comprehensive listing of all courses that are accepting student requests for the 2022-2023 School Year.

     

    April 11 - 13, 2022

    In arts studio courses, students will review the four year sequence and options for completing their arts studio studies. Where students have a choice, each arts studio will share the process for collecting the information from students about requests/plans for next year’s arts studio classes.

     

    April 25 - 29, 2022

    In academic courses, students will review the various options as the next course in the sequence.  An example of this would be Algebra I students would learn about Geometry.  Another example is Global History & Geography 3 & 4  students would learn about Advanced Placement United States History 1 & 2 and United States History & Government 1 & 2 courses.  Students should discuss their academic options with their families, taking into consideration their studio obligations, outside obligations, etc.

     

    May through June, 2022 

    Every student will meet with their Guidance Counselor for a 10 - 15 minutes academic/college and career planning session.  At this session, the student and their Guidance Counselor will discuss course options for next year, and the Guidance Counselor will complete inputting all academic requests.  Junior meetings will be longer as the programming meeting and the Junior college meeting will occur together.

     

    End of June, 2022

    All students will receive a confirmation of the requested courses.  The Program Office makes every attempt to schedule students for their requests, but there are a variety of factors that affect our ability to do that. 

     

    August/September 2022

    Programming is completed over the summer, and student schedules will be released when schedules are finalized just prior to the first day of school.

     

    September 2022 - Changing Student Schedules

    Student schedules are not final until the 11th day of school.  Up until that time, we work to make sure all students have their graduation and studio requirements.  The change period is used to correct errors.

     

    The entire school year is programmed at the beginning of the school year.  Once a student requests and is enrolled in a course, the student remains in the course for the entire year, even if that course is not needed for graduation. 



    We will continue to update the community with next steps in the programming process. Have a great day.

     

    Best,

     

    Mark Stricklin-Witherspoon, Ed.D.

    Assistant Principal, Engagement and Guidance

     

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