CONTACT

   

Carolina Velasquez

Parent Coordinator

Complete contact form: https://forms.gle/WrGpQ7uaTuDH4bKs7

T: 212.691.0934 Ext. 1120

C:  917.745.3585/646.384.1119

E-Mail: CVelasquez2@schools.nyc.gov

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
  • Wed, Sep 16, 2020-Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Instructional Orientation

  • Mon, Sep 21, 2020
  • FOR 100% REMOTE LEARNING, COMPLETE  THE LEARNING PREFERENCE SURVEY

SURVEY:  https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

 

  • Remote Learning Device Request Form (link might  change periodically)

https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices

Families can also call: 718-935-5100 and select option 5 for to complete iPad request over the phone.  We will be prioritizing students in temporary housing and our neediest families.  DOE Device Flyer.pdf 

 

  • Getting Started with your iPad or for Technical Support 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution/getting-started-with-your-ipad

 

  • Student Account Self Service (to find your email user name and reset password) 

https://idm.nycenet.edu/students/start.form

 

Documents:

 

CHANCELLOR'S RETURN TO SCHOOL LETTER IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES:

  • NYCDOE Grading Policy 

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/chancellor-s-message-for-families

  • Remote Learning  

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/information-on-remote-learning

 

 



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Apply for the Student Employment Certificate

Submit ALL required documents via email to: CVelasquez2@schools.nyc.gov

 

  • Application for employment Certificate:

 Application for Employment Certificate 2020.pdf

 

  • Health Examination form or Physical Fitness Certificate (within a year) : 

 health-examination-form-English.pdf 

Physical Fitness Certification AT-16-1.pdf 

 

Send copies of the following documents: 

  • Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate, Valid Passport, State ID etc.)
  • Social Security card (For verification purposes, will not be kept on file)
  • Application signed by parent (ONLY complete part I of application) 
  • Medical Examination or Physical Fitness Certificate 

 

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

 

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  • From the Chancellor

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  • Don't forget to fill out the Daily HEALTH SCREEN Survey

    Daily Health Screen

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  • Health Screening

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  • Student Orientation will be remote on September 16th

    Liberty will have student orientation on September 16th, 17th and 18th. In person and remote instruction will start on September 21, 2020. Students need to check our homepage for updates. 

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  • Back to School Pledge

    NYC DOE Back to School Pledge

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  • If you need to locate a Cooling Center near you!

    https://maps.nyc.gov/cooling-center/

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  • GRADUATED SENIORS

    If you need a sealed transcript for college please come to school this week Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15 from 10-2 pm to drop off device and receive final transcript. More dates will be announced. Please bring your school ID. 

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  • Updated Letter from Chancellor

    Please read!

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  • Letter to families about the reopening

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  • Families and Students: Please have your voices heard!!

     https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/chancellor-s-message-for-families

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  • Return to School Survey

    Please take a moment and fill out the survey available to parents and students in your language through the below link. 

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/in-our-classrooms/return-to-school-2020

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  • June 2, 2020

    Please read the attached letter from the DOE concerning COVID and children. 

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  • June 4, 2020

    Students work independently and teacher participate in professional learning. 

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  • Complete the 2020 Census

    As we grapple with COVID-19, completing the 2020 Census is even more important now than ever. The number of New Yorkers who are counted will determine how much funding we receive for our schools and public services over the next 10 years. City schools receive more than $781 million every year in Title I funding, based on census data. In addition, the census helps determine funding for early learn centers, in-school and after school youth programs, childcare programs, and other services that support our school communities. You can play an active role in ensuring an accurate count by urging staff and families to complete the census online at my2020census.gov, or by calling 844-330-2020, and completing the brief survey, which is open until October 31. Principals should share this information with staff including parent coordinators and families by June 26.

    Please visit the NYC 2020 Census page on InfoHub for strategies and resources to inform and empower your school community to be counted. 

    For questions, email Alexandra Dalrymple.

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  • Attention STUDENTS

    Third marking period ends on Friday, June 19, 2020!

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  • Updated information for families

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  • If you are experiencing COVID 19 Symptoms

    CALL 311. 

    You will receive assistance no matter your immigration or health insurance status. 

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  • REPORT CARDS

    Second Marking Period Report Cards are available. Please send your counselor an email and they will attach it in their reply. 

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Online Resources

  • Getting Started with Your iPad

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution/getting-started-with-your-ipad

  • Google Classroom

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-in-google-clasroom

  • Microsoft Teams

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-in-microsoft-teams

 

  • Common Sense Media resources for Parents

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/resources-for-families-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

  • Common Sense Media para las familias

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/recursos-para-las-familias-durante-la-pandemia-del-coronavirus

 

For K-12 

 Student accounts for every K-12 student, including Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  At schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home, parents can access a list of free online resources organized by content and grade level that can be accessed at home.  There are suggested daily student schedules, guides and instructional materials for instructional activities in at least nine languages, recommended educational television shows, and links to a variety of books, magazines and websites on a wide range of topics that appeal to children at all ages.  

Meal Hubs 

Free breakfast and lunch is available to all New Yorker City students at meal hubs across the city from 7:30am until 1pm during the week.  Families can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner at once, and no identification or registration is required.  There will be over 400 meal hubs across the city, and families can find a meal hub location online, or by calling 877-877 FOOD.  

Family Welcome Centers and P311 

DOE is committed to keeping regular communication channels in place for families to the fullest extent possible, while ensuring we are keeping our staff safe. To that end, Family Welcome Center (FWC) buildings have been temporarily closed and staff members are working remotely to support families. FWC staff are available by email, contact information by borough below, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. There may be higher than usual volume but we are aiming to respond to all requests within 48 hours. 

Our employees at P311, the DOE’s Parent Support Line, are beginning to prepare for remote work beginning next week and will use a remote call management/routing software to avoid disruption in services for P311 callers. Parents can call 311 and say “Schools” to be routed to someone who can assist you.  

Famlies can receive direct support from a FWC staff member by e-mailing your questions to:

 

 Bronx: bronxfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

 Brooklyn: brooklynfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

  Manhattan: manhattanfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

 Queens: queensfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

 Staten Island: statenislandfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

Important Dates

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SCHOOLS WILL BE  CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

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2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR- SCHOOL CLOSED  

  • January 20, 2020- Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • February 17-21, 2020- Midwinter Recess
  • April 9-17, 2020- CANCELLED 
  • May 25, 2020- Memorial Day 
  • June 4, 2020- Anniversary Day- Students do not attend School

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Regents Exams

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January 2020 : Regents Week  1/21/19-1/24/19

 School Calendar available in various languages 

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

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2019-2020

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2020-2021  

 

 

 

 

 

Archives:

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Thursday,March 19, 2020-Evening-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

Friday, March 20, 2020-Afternoon-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS

Thursday, May 21, 2020-Evening-TEACHER WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

Parent Enrichment Workshops, PTA & SLT

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DOWNLOAD 2019-20 PTA CALENDAR HERE:  

English:    

Español: 

 

 Archives 2019-2020

*School Leadership Team:    2:50pm-3:50pm 

*Parent -Teacher Association (Parent Workshops):  4:00pm

*Parent Teacher Conferences: September, November,March & May  

*Interpreters  provided during meetings 

** September 19, 2019-Parent Workshop (4pm)

*September 26, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference (4:30pm-7:30pm) &

***National Honor Society Induction Ceremony***

**October 17, 2019- Parent Workshop/Title I (4pm)

**November 14, 2019- Parent Workshop (4pm-6pm) Understanding the Teenage Brain and how it Affects Behavior

*November 21, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference Evening* (4:30pm-7:30pm) & ***Safety Town Hall***

*November 22, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference afternoon (12:00pm-:20pm)

**December 12, 2019-Holiday Dine & Paint Night STH 4pm-7pm)

**January 9, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm)

**February 6, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm)

**March 12, 2020 - Parent Workshop (4pm)

*March 19, 2020- Parent-Teacher Conference Evening -TEACHER WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

*March 20, 2020- Parent-Teacher Conference afternoon-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

**April 2, 2020- Parent Workshop-CANCELLED- SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

**May 7, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm) PENDING

*May 21, 2020 Parent-Teacher Conference Evening* (4:30pm-7:30pm) PENDING

**June 11, 2020-PTA ELECTIONS 

 

Internet Access

Internet

 At this time, there are several options for free internet access, as follows: 

  • AlticeUSA. 866-200-9522 to enroll. 

  • Comcast - applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 

  • Spectrum - To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. 

  • Charter1 (877) 906-9121 

  • AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 

  • Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement. 

  • Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

  • T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

 

ZOOM Instructions

NYCDOE Important information

Parents & Families

  1. Enroll  
  2. School Life
  3. Multilingual Learners
  4. Special Education
  5. NYC School Accounts 
  6. Calendar 
  7. Supporting Immigrant Families 
  8. After school 
  9. Get help 
  10. get involved 
  11. Transportation
  12. Support & more... 

Visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/support/get-help

Parents NYC Schools Account

  1. Sign in to see your child's recent test scores, attendance records, and grades.
  2. To set up an account you will need your child's Student ID number, which you can find on his or her report card, as well as an Account Creation Code, which your school will supply. You can also open an account by visiting your school-you will need a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport.

Visit: https://mystudent.nyc/

Community Organizations That Help English Language Learners

Visit:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/multilingual-learners/support/community-organizations-that-help-english-language-learners

Resources & Services for families

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Liberty H.S. Resource Directory for Families 

 Resource book 2018.pdf   

  • Health Centers

  • Adult Education (Ages 21+) 

Visit: 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, Elder law 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 

Visit: https://www.nyic.org/

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

Programs

Visit: https://jeromehands.com/

 

  • NYCDOE Helpful Links for Families of English Language Learners: 

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

 

  • Atlas DIY

Empowering immigrant youth and their Allies.  Unlocking immigrant youth's access to legal services, leadership development and learning opportunities in a space owned run and governed by the youth.

Visit:  Atlas DIY

  •  Selective Services

Men living in the U.S., citizen and non-citizens alike, are required by law to register with Selective Service at 18 years old.

Men who register with Selective Service remain eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid, federal employment, state employment, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, security clearances, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men. Selective Service accepts early registrations as young as 17 years and 3 months.

Visit: https://www.sss.gov/Home/registration

 

  • SNAP Benefits in New York :     There are numerous SNAP food benefits in New York for applicants who are accepted into the program. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but it is sometimes informally referred to by the old program name, food stamps. 

Visit: https://newyork-foodstamps.org

SLIDING SCALE & FREE CLINICS

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 BROOKLYN SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf  

BRONX SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf  

MANHATTAN SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf 

For QUEENS & STATEN ISLAND or other clinics in NYC, please visit the website:  https://www.freeclinics.com/

For a clinic near you, you can also visit the Free Clinics Website at: https://www.freeclinics.com/

Transportation Information

Plan Your Trip/Know your Train Status:

https://new.mta.info/

Subway Map:  

https://new.mta.info/map/5256

Bus Maps by Borough: 

 https://new.mta.info/maps/bus

ELECTRONIC DEVICES/CELL PHONE POLICY

Students are not allowed to use cell phones in the school building. Cell phones must be placed in student lockers for safekeeping.

Cell phone restrictions are listed below.

  1. All students will be required to place their cell phones in their lockers.
  2. Students will retrieve their cell phones at the end of the day; or at the end of their afterschool class. Students are not allowed to retrieve their phone during their lunch period.
  3. Students must not share their password to their locker.
  4. Students will not vandalize, destroy, or write on the lockers.
  5. 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:

  1. Teachers will call administrators (Principal, Assistant Principal) immediately if a teacher sees a student with a cell phone.
  2. Confiscation of the device by an administrator until the end of the school day.
  3. Parent or guardian is required to come to the school to claim the electronic device.
  4. Student is mandated to surrender the electronic device to an administrator upon arrival to the school and will claim it at the end of the school day.

 *If you need to get in contact with your child, Please call your child' guidance counselor: 

T: 212.691.0934 

Ms. Chu:    Extension  4070 

Ms. Mejia: Extension 4002

Ms. Garcia: Extension 3070 

 

 Liberty High School CellPhone Policy 002.pdf 

Chancellor's Regulations:  a-413-english Cell phones and other electronic devices.pdf 

NYCDOE Digital Citizenship  

 

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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