Fiorello Friday: Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Latinos Unidos ( ASHLEE ROBLEDO, performing)
|20||Library is Closed to Students All Day|
|16-20||Senior Portraits - Side Lobby|
|16||Seniors: Pickup Central Park Permission Slip (across from Deans Office)|
|30 - 3||Spirit Week|
|25||Fall Open House Prior to Auditions|
|26||Seniors: Permission Slip for Central Park Deadline|
|30||Senior Trip to Central Park for Class of 2024 Photo (permission slips required)|
|31||Annual Halloween Dress Up Day|
|7||Election Day and Superintendent's Conference Day - Staff Only|
|17*||Jr. and Sr. Jazz Concert - Little Flower Theater (*correction)|
|M||16||48/60||Sunscreen and moisturize, everyone! (Your older self will thank you.)|
|T||17||51/59||Rain probably during Open Lunch; but it could be wet coming to and from school.|
|F||20||52/68||High of 68? We're havin' a heat wave|
Department Testing Schedule
We are implementing a Testing Schedule. This will reduce the number of tests that students may take in a single day.
Testing Day Schedule
- Monday: Make-up/ World Languages
- Tuesday: Science/Studios
- Wednesday: English/Health
- Thursday: Math
- Friday: Social Studies
2023-2024 FAMILY INCOME INQUIRY FORM (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SCHOOL MEALS FORM). -- MUST BE COMPLETED EACH YEAR
Students attending school in person will be offered free breakfast and lunch daily in school. Please contact your school for more information on meal times and locations.
Support School Funding
You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for their programs. Your school will send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.
This must be completed each school year. Please complete a 2023-2024 Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as School Meals Form) Complete the Family Income Inquiry Form online. Submit only one form for all children in the household attending school in grades Pre-K through High School. Click the headline for further information.
2023-2024 Family Income Inquiry Form
(formerly known as School Meals Form)
You can complete online HERE from any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. (The zip code for LaGuardia Arts is 10023.)
Completing your form online is quick and easy.
Families, regardless of income, are asked to complete a 2023-2024 Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as School Meals Form) so that our school can receive additional funding. You do not have to give any income information if you are certain that you don't qualify, however the NYC DOE asks that families submit the form. Income Eligibility Guidelines are HERE.
Forms submitted online are processed quickly and you will receive immediate confirmation that your form was submitted. Please retain the confirmation information.
If families qualify according to the information submitted on the Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as School Meals Form), their child will be entitled to:
- College Board and ACT fee waivers
- College application fee waivers
- A waiver of Advanced Placement (AP) exam fees (if they are waived)
Remember, families need to complete a 2023-2024 Family Income Inquiry Form (formerly known as School Meals Form). Submit only one form for all children in the household attending school in grades Pre-K through High School.
We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.
Contact the Office of SchoolFood directly if you need further assistance or have questions about completing this online application:
Office of Food and Nutrition Services
New York City Schools
Fine Arts Seniors are Expected to Participate in the NYCDOE Visual Arts Commencement Exam
Seniors: Set Your Appointment for your Yearbook Portrait. ACTION REQUIRED
CLASS OF 2024!
GET READY FOR YOUR SENIOR YEARBOOK PORTRAITS
Dates: October 16, 2023 – October 20, 2023
Appointments are available from 8-4pm
Sitting Fee: $10
Dress Code for Senior Portraits: There is no specific dress code for senior portraits since the portrait company provides a “drape” for all students to wear for the sitting. For the Yearbook Portrait, students can choose between a drape, a suit, or a black button-down shirt. Both are worn over their own clothes. We recommend that all students wear a tank top or tube top underneath their clothing to make changing into and wearing the drapes easier. We also ask that students come to their appointment with their hands and nails camera-ready. Students would like an additional photo in their own clothing, they have the option of taking one, as well as taking portraits wearing a cap and gown.
Portraits USA, Inc. is committed to the safety of students, staff and parents. All attire, props and stations are sanitized with CDC approved cleaners and UV Light sanitation.
Seniors: Central Park Trip for Class of 2024 Yearbook Photos (Deadline: October 26.)
Each year, the graduating class walks to Central Park, Bethesda Fountain, to take yearbook photos of the entire class and of each studio.
This year's trip is on Monday, October 30, 2023. The trip begins and 8:00 AM, and we return to school around 12:00 PM.
Permission Slips are required. Pick up the Permission Slips across from the Deans Office, Room 229. Permission Slips should be returned by the end of the day on Thursday, the 26th.
It is important that you include your OP in the upper right-hand side of the Permission Slip, as this is how we are organizing students and chaperones.
To ask questions or for more information, please see Dr. Stricklin-Witherspoon in Room 234A or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austria, Germany, Switzerland: October 15 Deadline
Thank you again for your continued interest in Austria, Germany and Switzerland this Spring. There are so many families excited by this opportunity and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to join our waitlist before spots are selected.
Please make sure your student joins our waitlist by October 15 as selections will be made that week. Joining the waitlist requires a $95 deposit that is refundable should your student not be selected for tour.
Here is the waitlist enrollment link: www.eftours.com/2651722MA
Help Choose the Halloween Movie Night Movie
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DO NOW: Plan Your Halloween Costume
Halloween at LaGuardia Arts has always been a special day with unique traditions. Students and staff dress up in costumes inspired by that special creativity that sets LaGuardia apart from all other schools. Many members of the staff have expressed a strong desire to maintain the creative aspects of our Halloween tradition. As usual, we want you to celebrate your creativity; however, please be aware that, at the same time, we expect you to be respectful of others and still adhere to the rules and regulations of the school and NYC Public Schools.
For your own personal safety and security, you are advised not to wear your costume to or from school, but to bring your costume in a bag.
If you are not the costume-type person, wear black, green, orange, or purple.
What is not permissible?
- You may not wear a mask that covers your face. Face paint is allowed, as long as you’re still recognizable.
- You may not wear a costume which is considered to be lewd, indecent, or offensive or one that interferes with the educational process. These include costumes which depict terrorists, religious figures, or any costume deemed to be sexually explicit.
- Students dressed inappropriately will be required to change back into street clothes and their parents will be notified.
- You may not bring outsiders to school.
- You may not have any item in school that is normally not allowed in school, namely cigarettes, lighters, handcuffs, masks, weapons or any other object with the potential to cause harm to oneself or to others, regardless of their authenticity. Such items will be confiscated and, depending on the item, may not be returned.
- Students cannot leave class without a pass for any reason. Deans and security agents will be out patrolling the halls on that day looking for students who are not complying with school regulations.