Carolina Velasquez
Parent Coordinator
Contact form:
T: 212.691.0934 Ext. 1120
C:  917.745.3585/646.384.1119





New Groups as of November 16, 2020

Students in Group C have been re-assigned to either group A or B.





ZOOM Parent Meeting 11/24/2020 

Tuesday: 11/24, 6:00pm

Meeting ID:

Or by Phone: 646 558 8656, (same ID)

ZOOM Parent Meeting 10/28/2020 

Meeting: Title I Parent Meeting
Wed. Oct. 28, 6:00pm
Meeting ID: 813 8027 3502
Or by Phone: 646 558 8656, (same ID)
Presentation in Spanish available:  
Presentation in English:
All students, parents/visitors:


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

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


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






  • A Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Schools Closed

    Thanksgiving Recess

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Schools Closed

    Thanksgiving Recess

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  • B Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • B Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • C Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • C Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • A Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • A Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • B Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • B Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • C Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • C Day

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  • A Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • A Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • B Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • B Day

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  • C Day

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • C Day

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  • A Day

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Student Working Papers

Submit ALL required documents via email to:


  • Application for employment Certificate:

 Application for Employment Certificate 2020.pdf


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


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 


Parent Workshops

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November 24th, 2020

School Safety Town Hall & Mental Health

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities

  • Tips and Resources for Children and Parents during COVID-19
  • School safely Procedures

December 16th, 2020

Stress Management: Take care of yourself

Facilitators: Guess speaker

  • Find ways to unwind, destress, and relax that is easy to incorporate into your life
  • Stress management exercises

Jan 20th, 2021

New Beginnings, New Year, New You

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities

  • Practical tool for overcoming your fears
  • Gain new insights and achieve your goals
  • Create, strengthen and maintain a new and                empowering mind and achieve your goals

February 10th, 2021


(Staying In Balance Action Plan)

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities

  • Boost your immune system.
  • Learn about healthy food choices, eating better on a budget, reading nutrition labels, planning meals, and menus, practicing food safety.

March 16th, 2021


(in the time of COVID-19)

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities

  • Setting up routines and spaces at home for distance learning
  • “screen time” rules while remote learning.
  • How to keep up with school electronic news without getting overwhelmed.
  • Healthy habits and boundaries while working from home with our children around.

April 21st, 2021

Job Readiness

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities


  • Identify participant’s career interests 
  • Refine job search skills 
  • Assist in completing job application         
  • Build résumé 
  • Develop interview skills 
  • Practice workplace behavior/etiquette (soft skills training)

May 12th, 2021

Understanding The Teenage Brain.  

Facilitators: Carolina/ PC and Catholic Charities

  • Strategies to effectively reach and teach                      adolescents, leading them to academic success and a life-long learning potential

June 16th, 2021

Moving Forward

( PTA Election)

  • Looking back.
  • Looking forward, students and parents hopes, fears, and expectations.
  • understand the dynamics of change
  • How to build resilience and confidence in the               new norm.
  • PTA 2021-2022 school year








 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 


  • All students are remote learning. Every period, every class, every day!

    Todos los estudiantes están aprendiendo a distancia.
    Cada período, cada clase, todos los días!

    Tous les étudiants apprennent à distance.
    Chaque période, chaque classe, chaque jour!


    جميع الطلاب يتعلمون عن بعد.
    كل فترة ، كل فصل ، كل يوم!

    Все студенты проходят дистанционное обучение.
    Каждый период, каждое занятие, каждый день!

    تمام طلبا ریموٹ لرننگ ہیں۔
    ہر دور ، ہر طبقہ ، ہر روز!

    Duk ɗalibai suna koyon nesa.
    Kowane lokaci, kowane aji, kowace rana!

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Temporary School Closure

    Liberty High School will be closed until NYC Chancellors clears all schools to return. ALL students will have remote learning starting to tomorrow. Please log in to your classes and follow your class schedule. 

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  • Potential Covid Case

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  • October 29, 2020

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers

    Tired of being remote?? OPT IN to BLENDED LEARNING from November 2, 2020 to November 15, 2020. Call Ms. Velasquez the Parent Coordinator. 

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  • Random COVID testing at School

    You are being notified that the school will have COVID random testing in the next week. Please see the attached letter for more details. 

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  • ALERT!

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  • Mandatory Health Screen

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  • Family Update

    Form in your language

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  • School Building Closed

    ALL students will have school tomorrow but REMOTELY. Please do not come to the building.

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  • From the Chancellor

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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. 

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Back to School Pledge

    NYC DOE Back to School Pledge

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • If you need to locate a Cooling Center near you!

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers

    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. 

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Updated Letter from Chancellor

    Please read!

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
  • Letter to families about the reopening

    Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
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"Remind" Text Notifications

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Subscribe to "Remind"Text  Notifications

 Find out what is going on at Liberty H.S. 

Get alerts about  PTA, SLT, Parent Workshops and other important events happening in our school.

You can also connect directly for questions or concerns


*Instructions for Text messages in Spanish (ESPAÑOL)

Follow this link:

 Remind-Sign up instructions for Spa.pdf  

*If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

Text to: 81010

Message:  @libertysp1

If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting to: (573) 234-4359.

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*Instructions for text messages in English & other languages 

Follow this link:

Remind-Sign up instructions for Eng.pdf 

*If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

Text to: 81010

Message: libertyhsm 

If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting to (573) 234-4359.

* Standard text message rates apply.

Get instructions on how to get the Remind app by visiting: Remind App

*You only need the app if you are interested in all the features*




Online Resources

  • Getting Started with Your iPad

  • Google Classroom

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Common Sense Media resources for Parents

  • Common Sense Media para las familias


For K-12 

 Student accounts for every K-12 student, including Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  At, 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 

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:






 Staten Island: 

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2019-2020

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You will be contacted by the teacher or you can e-mail your child's teacher to schedule









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 


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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.


Carolina Velasquez

Parent Coordinator


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Download/Print our Parent Handbook 





Internet Access

Free and Low-Cost Internet Options

There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families. Visit the DOE website for more information:


Important Dates




  • 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


Regents Exams

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

 School Calendar available in various languages 

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

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... 


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.


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+) 


  • New York Public Library (NYPL):

Adult programs

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


  • 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…


  • 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


  • New York Historical Society Museum & Library:

The Citizenship project

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


  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

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


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




  • NYCDOE 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.



  • 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. 



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For QUEENS & STATEN ISLAND or other clinics in NYC, please visit the website:

For a clinic near you, you can also visit the Free Clinics Website at:

Transportation Information

Plan Your Trip/Know your Train Status:

Subway Map:

Bus Maps by Borough:


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.


  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  


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:


Google Classroom Tutorial