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Welcome

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Welcome to a new school year! I want to welcome returning and new parents/guardians to our school. My name is Carolina Velasquez and I’m the Parent Coordinator at Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers. As your Parent Coordinator, I’m here to help you connect and understand our school. Think of me as your personal guide to the school system, your go to person. You are welcome to come to me with any questions or concerns. I ask parents to take some time and make an effort to participate in our workshops/PTA meetings & activities. This is a team effort and I’m here to make you, your child and our school the best working team possible.

Sincerely,

Carolina Velasquez

Parent Coordinator

 Download/Print our Parent Handbook:

 Parent Handbook Liberty HSA pub.pdf 

 

Contact

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Carolina Velasquez

Parent Coordinator

Tel: 212.691.0934 Ext. 1120

Mobile: 917.945.3585

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/M550 

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2018-2019

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2018-2019

 

  • September 26th, 2018: Open School Night 4pm-730pm

  • November 29, 2018: Evening 4PM-7:30PM

  • November 30, 2018: Afternoon 11:20 AM- 2:20 PM (Half-day school)

  • March 7th, 2019: Evening 4PM-7:30PM

  • March 8th, 2019: Afternoon 11:20 AM- 2:20 PM (Half-day school)

  • May 9yh, 2019: Evening 4PM-7:30PM

YONDR letters

 Liberty HS will be using a system called “Yondr” this semester to improve teaching and learning by making our second semester classrooms phone-free learning environments.

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27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Spanish.pdf  

27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Bengali 1.pdf 

 27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Urdu.pdf  

27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Chinese.pdf  

27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Arabic.pdf  

27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_French.pdf  

27425_Yondr LHS Letterhead_Russian.pdf 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES/CELL PHONE POLICY

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Students are only permitted to bring the following electronic devices to school: 
1) Cell phones 2) Computing devices such as laptops, tablets, or iPads.The use of cell phones, or computing devices at school, is subject to the restrictions below.

  • Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.
  • Electronic devices may be used in the classroom with teachers’ permission only.
  • Use of electronic devices during the administration of state standardized examinations is prohibited by the New York State Department of Education.
  • Electronic devices may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.
  • Electronic devices may not be used in bathrooms.
  • Electronic devices may not be charged anywhere in the school building.
  • The school is not responsible for the loss or theft of electronic devices.

Consequences

Violation of the rules listed above will result in the following consequences:

  • Verbal warning by the teacher or an administrator
  • Confiscation of the device by an administrator until the end of the school day
  • Parent or guardian is required to come to school to claim the electronic device
  • Student is mandated to surrender the electronic device to an administrator upon arrival to school and will claim it at the end of the school day. 

NYCDOE Digital Citizenship

 

Resources & Services for families

 

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Liberty H.S. Resource Directory for Families 

 Resource book 2018.pdf 

 

 

  • Adult Education (Ages 21+) 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/other-ways-to-graduate/adult-education

 

  • New York Public Library (NYPL):

Adult programs

  1. English & adult Literacy
  2. Computer Training
  3. Career & Employment
  4. Business
  5. Personal Finance

Visit https://www.nypl.org/education/adults

  • City Bar Justice Center:

  • The Legal Hotline is staffed by attorneys who assist low-income callers on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits.

  • Bilingual attorneys who speak English and Spanish, calls accepted in any language through interpreting services. Legal Hotline: 212.626.7383 

  • Immigrant Justice, Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Elderlaw and more…

Visit: http://www.citybarjusticecenter.org/

 

  • NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD):

For Youths, Adults, Families & Seniors

  1. After School Programs
  2. Jobs & Internships
  3. Runaway Homeless Youth
  4. Reading & Writing
  5. Family Support
  6. Immigrant Services

Visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/services.page

  • New York Historical Society Museum & Library:

The Citizenship project

  • Free classes: Prepare for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam.

Visit: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/citizenship-project

 

  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

  • List of authorized nonprofit immigration legal service organizations:
  • Low cost Immigration Services. List of providers by Borough:
  • DACA Events 

https://www.nyic.org/

 

  • St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S. Community Center:

Programs

https://jeromehands.com/

 

  • NYCDOE Helpful Links for Families of English Language Learners: 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/multilingual-learners/support/helpful-links-for-families-of-english-language-learners

Where to go...

Issue  Person  Room
Metro Cards Kathy Wong  113
Records  Joyce Tso  113
ID Cards Joyce Tso 113
Transcripts Guidance Counselors 307, 407, 400
NYSESLAT Questions  Christina Lozano  211
Technology  Derry Delinois  310
Help with Registration  Carolina Velasquez 112
Medical  G. Tessler  516
College Applications J. Conway  518
Vaccination Assistance  C. Velasquez 112
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  • Open School Night

    Parents and Guardians will receive information about the academic school year and requirements for departments. 

    Induction ceremony for National Honor Society

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  • Schools Closed

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  • Election Day - No Students in Attendance

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  • Schools Closed

    Veteran's Day 

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  • Parent Teacher Conference

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  • Parent Teacher Conference - Half Day for Students

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  • Schools Closed - Winter Recess

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  • Schools Closed- Winter Recess

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  • Schools Closed - Winter recess

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  • Registration is now OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year

    Liberty High School is now accepting new students for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018. 

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  • Summer School 2018

    Please find information regarding Summer School on the Guidance Department Page. 

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  • 2018-2019 School Calendar is now available.

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  • Yondr is expanding

    During April's 2018 SLT Meeting, the committee voted to expand YONDR. All students will pick up their pouches as they arrive in the morning. They can unlock their pouches at lunch time. 

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  • SPRING TERM 2018

    Upon arrival, on January 30, 2018, students will receive their final report card for the fall 2018 term and a new program card. GOOD LUCK.

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  • Yondr is coming to Liberty High School

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  • January Regents Schedule 2018

    Please adhere to Liberty's start and end times for the exam period. 

    Morning Exams begin at 8:00 am and afternoon exams at 12:00 pm

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  • Coming Soon! Yondr

    During the Spring Term our school will use YONDR a cell phone pouch system. Please see the attached letter for more information.

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  • NYC DOE Schools will be closed on January 4, 2018 due to the weather

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  • Robotics Team

    Congratulations to the Robotics Team and Ms. Taiae for coming in first place this weekend at John Dewey High School. Liberty's team will now compete in the citywide competition in February. We are so proud of you! 

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  • Regents Prep Saturday

    If you are scheduled to take any New York State Regents exam in January, there will be five Saturdays to review and receive extra help!

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  • Quality Review

    Liberty's QR is scheduled for November 15 and November 16

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  • Classes Start at 8:02 am. Make sure you get to school on time.

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  • August 2017 Graduates

    It does not matter when or how you got to the finish line ..., it only matters that you finished with pride. 

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  • Welcome Back

    Students will receive their new program on the first day of school before first period. All new students will receive a program and school id with metro card. We continue to register new students. 

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  • Thank You to the Manhattan Borough President's Office

    Liberty High School has been awarded $250,000 in capital funding to improve our Literacy Center. 

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  • Open Registration

    Incoming Immigrants ages 14-21 years old

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  • Free Transfer High School

    Serving Grades 9 through 12

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Liberty is a Universal Meal Program School

All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch daily.  Check out the link for the monthly menu:

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