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Originally delivered on 1/24/2022 12:20 am

SUBJECT: LaG HS PA Sunday Night News 1/23/22

Sunday Night News  —  Issue #19
January 23, 2022

Important Principal Email

Please review the 

"End of Semester Update" 
email sent from Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos 
on January 19, 2022 at 3:42 pm.
It is also posted on the LaG website.

This message addresses the current 
status of the PupilPath/Skedula partial restoration, Regents Week schedulesupport for absent students, clarification on CR selection, distribution of at-home testing kits to all students and all NYC residents, current isolation guidelines and LaG COVID-19 statistics.

Report positive COVID-19 cases to:

The New Music Ensemble
is presenting their
Winter Showcase on January 28th
from 1:00-3:00 pm
in Little Flower Theater.

Students are performing original songs and compositions that range widely from Jazz to Rock to Pop standards.

To receive a ticket, LaG students can 
enter a raffle being emailed to them from the school this week.

Those who do not attend LaGuardia may use this link to enter a separate raffle to request a ticket.

You MUST be fully vaccinated
to attend the show.

Rock on! ~ New Music Ensemble

Spanish-Speaking Families

LaGuardia HS Asociación de Padres

de Familia

Tiene el gusto de invitar a todas las Familias hispanoparlantes a tomar un café virtual el próximo 29 de Enero a las 10:00am.

En este café virtual tendremos la oportunidad de conocer otras familias hispanas y compartir nuestras experiencias en la escuela.

También, buscamos que este sea un punto de encuentro regular -el último sábado de cada mes - y esperamos que contribuya a la creación de nuevas amistades!

¡Les esperamos con los brazos abiertos!

Cliquea aquí para ingresar a la reunión.

Para mayor información - comunicate con Yvonne Cortés @

All-School Musical!

Please support our show: 
Ads and shout-outs for cast/crew here.
Donations here.


LaG Virtual Study Groups

Spring Semester Starting!

LaGuardia’s National Honor Society offers free, collaborative virtual peer study groups. Students in LagPods can gain confidence and improve their grades and test scores by collaboratively teaching and learning from each other. Each Pod decides as a group when and how frequently they want to meet. All meetings are outside of school hours.

New Pods are being created now for the spring semester for many different math, science, social studies, English, world languages, and academic studio classes. Pods are available for classes at all grades/levels, including AP test preparation. Leadership opportunities are available.

All are welcome to join!

Please contact
with questions or sign up here.

by popular demand!

LaG's NHS is also offering free, collaborative virtual peer study groups for SAT and ACT prep outside of school hours at flexible times decided by members of each Pod.

Please contact
with questions or sign up here (different link from above).

New York City Opera is offering a limited number of LaGuardia students access to a dress rehearsal for their
upcoming opera
The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis
on Monday, January 24th, 4-7 pm.
First come, first served!

A story of an aristocratic Italian-Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, who during World War II believe they are immune to the changes happening around them. Please see flier & permission slip.

Additionally, NYCO is offering the LaGuardia 
community 15% off tickets here with discount code: STU22.

SVA ❤️ Milton

Check out this exhibition 
before it ends on 2/5!

School of Visual Arts is celebrating
LaG alum Milton Glaser (M&A '47),
whose iconic designs include
 I ❤️ NY.

NYSSSA has cancelled its Summer 2022
programs, but is offering $150,000
in need-based scholarships
to help students attend 
other summer arts programs.
 here by 5/1.

LaG PA Needs You!

In preparation for our upcoming PA elections in June, we're looking for those who are not considering running for any position to join the Election CommitteeYou can help to ensure that our General Election runs smoothly, democratically, and by the regulations!

If you're thinking of running for a position on next year's PA Executive Board, or you're interested in learning about the work that the current EB does, please join any of our volunteer opportunities at the Studio or General PA level. We would be happy to connect with, fill you in, and work with you. Please reach out!

If you're interested in joining the election committee, or running for a position, please email

Spring Auction Committee

We're looking for volunteers to join the 
Spring Auction 2022 Committee. Any donation leads, goods and/or services, help, or ideas you could provide would be greatly appreciated in order to make this our best auction yet!

Please email
Subject Title: Spring Auction 2022

We look forward to working together!

National YoungArts Week+

Tune in from Saturday, January 29th to Friday, February 4th to catch LaG students among the accomplished young artists from across the country in YoungArts' seven-part series of free virtual performances, writers’ readings, an exhibition and more. See details and links here.

February General PA Mtg

Please save the date for our General PA Meeting on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7 pm via Zoom. Click here to preregister. This meeting will be recorded and made available to those who aren't able to attend.

Stay tuned for the agenda, minutes from the December General PA meeting, and the PA's monthly financial report.

We look forward to seeing you!

COVID-19 Protocol

Read the latest guidance about how to report your student's COVID-19 status, COVID-19 absences and making up homework here.

Events Survey & Volunteers

Calling all parents and guardians! Please share your thoughts about future community-building gatherings (one per borough). Kindly complete this survey.

To help organize a parent get-together, please email

NEXT SLT Meeting
Tuesday, 1/25/22 @ 6 pm


NEXT Studio Meetings
See Studio updates below.

NEXT General PA Meeting
Wednesday, 2/2/22 @ 7 pm

All are virtual, unless noted.


The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below.

Tech Scholars Web Design
@ New York Historical Society
deadline to apply: 1/23

Teen Writing Program
deadline to apply: 1/27

Irondale Tech Track
Technical Theater Program
register by 1/28

Futures and Options
Career Essentials Program
deadline to apply: 1/28

Youth Insights Artists
@ Whitney Museum
deadline to apply: 1/31

2022 Summer Arts Institute
FREE programs
Concert Band, Dance, Film, Orchestral Strings, Theater, Visual Arts and Vocal Music
deadline to apply: 2/6


(Listed in order of fewest days left.)

Ms. Sefaj would like an iPad and a MacBook Pro to help her students better understand 2nd level Calculus.

Ms. Bechard would like Chromebooks as backup technology to support students in Bioethics.

Ms. Barile would like an iPad tablet and accessories for interactive lessons and enhanced student engagement in her Biology and Advanced Environmental Science classes.

Ms. Pan would like a new computer to facilitate the creation of video lessons for math students who are remote due to Covid-19.


Please share our Donors Choose page.


Thank you, Music families, for joining us on Wednesday night. The student panelists were very thoughtful, and we hope their responses helped with the college process. Click here for the Zoom recording (passcode: @@PjWM2j).

THIS FRIDAY, 1/28, 1-3 pm
New Music Ensemble will have their Winter Showcase in the Concert Hall. This event will be livestreamed at

Don't miss New York City Opera's special invite and ticket offer in the Live, Love, LaG section at the top of this newsletter! To learn more about NYCO, please click here.

The Music Studio Reps have been hard at work getting new merchandise made for students and families. Keep an eye on the Music Studio Store for restocked favorites, and new items, including black and white flannel pajama pants.

Midweek Music Update

Music Monday 1.17.22

LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage


Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm. Please note this new Zoom link.

The tech faculty would like to have photos of students working. To do this, they appreciate all parents signing this release, and then putting it into this folder.

Should you have questions or comments, please email

LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage


THURSDAY, 2/3 @ 7:30 PM
We will be joined by Drama faculty Mala Tsantilas; Studio Budget Manager Debra Teiltelbaum; and Drama AP Justin Mackey. Register here.

Looking for summer programs for your acting/musical theater student? ArtsBridge has put together this list of their picks for 2022. It includes useful info about each program. Deadlines to apply are fast approaching!

Don't miss the summer scholarship offer in the Alumni & Friends section under the calendar below.

LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage


It was the busiest our dancers have been all semester!

Congratulations to the class of 2022 on an amazing weekend of shows! The Winter Dance showcase was a huge success, and we were all thrilled to see these talented students on stage—the first opportunity to see a live dance performance at LaGuardia in two years! Thank you to all the faculty and staff for all the work and organization to make sure these seniors had this chance to perform! And congratulations to the Class of 2022 for such an extraordinary weekend of dance!

Thank you to the dance faculty and staff for providing the opportunity to see our dancers in action during last week's Demonstration Classes! What an amazing opportunity to see how each dancer spends their days at LaGuardia.

LaGuardia Dance Website

LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage


Contact PA Art Studio Reps:
Susan Ferugio + Marie Wolpert,
2021/22 Art Studio PA Co-Reps

Art Studio Merchandise Store

Art Department Webpage

LaG HS PA Art Studio Webpage

Monday, January 24
Professional Development Bell Schedule
Tuesday, January 25
Regents Week - Special Schedule
9:15a CANCELLED - ELA Makeup Regents Exam
1:15p POSTPONED - Dance Commencement Exam Part I
1:15p CANCELLED - Living Environment Makeup Regents Exam
6:00p SLT Meeting
6:00p SLT Mtg
Wednesday, January 26
Regents Week - Special Schedule
9:15a CANCELLED - Algebra 1 Makeup Regents Exam
1:15p CANCELLED - Geometry Makeup Regents Exam
Thursday, January 27
Regents Week - Special Schedule
9:15a CANCELLED - Global History and Geography Makeup Regents Exam
1:15p CANCELLED - Algebra 2 Makeup Regents Exam
Friday, January 28
Regents Week - Special Schedule
7:45a Fiorello Friday
9:00a Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
9:15a CANCELLED - Chemistry Makeup Regents Exam
12:30p Post-Secondary Parent/Guardian Weekly Zoom Meeting
1:00p New Music Ensemble Winter Showcase
Monday, January 31
No School - Chancellors Day
Chancellor's Conference Day
Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year - Schools Closed
First Day of Black History Month

NYCDOE School Year Calendar 2021-2022

Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Korean and French translations here.


Scholarships for Summer Arts Programs

Each year, Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia distributes over $50,000 in scholarships to Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen with financial need who wish to pursue arts programs and private lessons during the summer. All details are here.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

(Please note that Seniors do not qualify, as they will have already graduated by summer 2022.)


The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any service listed below.

Mental Health Links on our website
Shared by LaG parents and mental health experts, Jennifer Abcug (LCSW) and Sherry Stuart (LCSW).

CNBC Invest in You: Money 101

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The JED Foundation: Let's Talk NYC

Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health Parent Workshops

NYC DOE Parent University Course Catalogue

NYC DOE Mindfulness for Parents Courses

NYPL Money Matters

Student Government

If your student isn't already following the Student Government Organization (SGO) on Instagram, point them toward @SGOLAG for all things LaG!

Student Working Papers

Once both your Application for Employment and Health Examination Form have been completed, please log in to your LaGuardia Gmail account, and fill out the Google Form, where you will be asked to upload these documents along with your birth certificate and student ID card/passport.

Application for Employment

Health Examination Form

Working Papers Google Form

Notes: Your doctor must use the health form above, and it must be filled out in its entirety in order to be considered valid. You must be logged in to your LaGuardia Gmail account in order to access the Google Form.

Who to Contact at School

This link will guide you to the appropriate school employee for specific questions.

Membership Toolkit

MTK is an all-in-one software solution for the PA's many initiatives, including our custom website, communications, donations, family directory, volunteer signups, online sales & fundraising, private bulletin boards and more.

To receive PA & Studio communications, and to gain access to restricted content on our website, please follow these steps:

1) Create a login.

2) Complete family info required fields.

3) Select your consent preferences.

Note: If you don't see two green circles with check marks on this pagebe sure you've completed all steps above.

TIPS: You must click "NEXT STEP" (bottom right corner of the "Your Contact Information" page), and then you must click "SAVE" (bottom right corner of the "Student Information" page).

For assistance, please reach out to

LaG Virtual Study Pods

LaGuardia’s National Honor Society is running free, virtual peer study pods, with flexible scheduling outside of school hours. All are welcome to join!

Contact with questions, or sign up here.


This is a free service provided by the United Federation of Teachers. Licensed educators advise Grades K-12 students and/or their parents in all subjects, Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm (when school is in session). Assistance is available in these languages: Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

Call 212-777-3380.

Khan Academy

This nonprofit strives to offer "a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere."

Help Center:


NYPL Brainfuse HelpNow

This is a free eLearning service for all provided by the New York Public Library. Live tutors are available online every day between 2 pm and 11 pm EST for these subjects: math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Additional offerings include a 24-hour Writing Lab and Foreign Language Lab / Spanish-Speaking Support.

You must have a library card to begin.

Click here for more info.

Join our Team!

To help with any of these initiatives, please email:

All-School Musical
Volunteer Shifts Coordinator

Gala/Auction Committee

Movie Night Committee

Parents Night Out Committee

Sunday Night News (training available)

Website (training available) & IT

THANK YOU to all who have opted to offer Your Volunteer Interests, Skills and Resources. This has helped us to identify volunteers for Orientation, First Day of School, Elections, Pickup/Drop-off of purchased and donated items, Photography, Music Stand Assembly, Program Design, Gala/Auction, Chaperoning, and more!

THANK YOU to all who have opted to share your Professional Industry while filling out Your Contact Information. This has helped us to identify volunteers for mental health Q&As, legal questions, tech questions, in-kind donations, and more!

We Appreciate Your Gift!
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For questions about, and/or to submit content for consideration in SNN, please email:

IMPORTANT: Photo submissions must include the full names of identifiable students, and parental consent must be provided for use in our PA communications.

To check your media consent preferences on our 
website, click My Account, then My Forms/Paperwork, then Directory & Publish Preferences. Or, log in to MTK, then click here.

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