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Long Island City High School

21st Century Community Learning Centers

2015-2016 School Year 

 New York 21st Century Community Learning Centers 


*Expanding Learning Opportunities

New York 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) are part of a federal program that supports community learning centers across the country to offer expanded learning opportunities through the following:

*Academic Enrichment Outside School Hours

Includes providing tutorial services to help students to meet State and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics.

*Youth Programs, Services and Activities

Encompasses youth development,  violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology education, and character education, designed to reinforce and complement the students' regular academic programming.

*Family Literacy and Educational Development

Offers families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.


 "Leadership is a dynamic, urban organization that enriches lives, emboldens confidence, and expands
options by building strong leaders in classrooms and communities".
                                       New York City Department of Education
                  Long Island City High School
                  Vivian P. Selenikas


Dear Families,

This year marks our third year of Advance, New York City's teacher development and evaluation system. We believe that students learn to think for themselves when teachers continuously learn and develop their classroom practices. Advance engages teachers in reflecting on both student learning data and meaningful feedback from school leaders, so they can learn, grow, and thrive as professionals. Understanding how students are performing is a crucial step toward recognizing outstanding teaching and encouraging meaningful improvements in teaching and learning. For this reason student growth, or Measures of Student Learning, is included as part of each teacher's Advance rating.                                                                ·

This fall, as part of Advance, teachers may ·administer brief baseline assessments to better understand their students' strengths and how best to support their growth. Teachers will use the  results from this assessment to plan their instruction and design comprehensive strategies for supporting students' academic development throughout the year.

In the next few weeks, your children may have questions or concerns about the assessments they take in school. As always, we encourage you to" speak with your children about working hard and doing their best. If you have questions about these assessments or Advance, please contact Crisa lgnatiadis, our Parent Coordinator.

This is an excitirig time for our schools, teachers and students. We are confident that these assessments will be a powerful tool for improving teaching and learning across our city and that Advance will help our teachers prepare students for success in college and career.


Vivian P. Selenikas, Principal 
 Estimadas familias,


                      Este aňo, se cumple el tercer aňo de "Advance", el programa de desarrollo y la evaluacion de Jos maestros del sistema de la ciudad de Nueva York, Creemos que Jos estudiantes aprenden a pensar por sf mismos cuando Jos maestros continuamente estan aprendiendo mas y desarrollando nuevas tecninas en el salon de clase. El programa de "Advance" le da la oportunidad al maestro de reflecionar en las estadfsticas de aprendisaje del estudiante y tambien se beneficia del apoyo y opinion que los lideres de la escuela aportan; de esa forma, el maestro puede aprender y crecer profesionalmente.  El saber coma los estudiantes estan progesando es un paso crucial, ya que de esa
forma podemos ver como los estudiantes estan creciendo y ver en que forma se le puede ayudar a mej6rar. Por esta razon, el crecimiento del estudiante, esta incluido coma parte de la ,evaluacion de cada maestro.


             Este otoňo, coma parte de "Advance", Jos profesores daran un breve examen para evaluar a Jos estudiantes y de esa forma ver donde necesitan ayuda. Los maestros usaran el resultado de este examen para implementar las tecnincas que ayudaran a Jos estudiantes durante todo el ano a mej0rar en las areas que esten debiles.
             En las proximas semanas, sus hijos probablemente tendran preguntas o inquietudes acerca de Jos examen.en que toman en la escuela. Como siempre, Jes pedimos de favor que hablen con  us hijos para que se esfuercen y trabajen duro en la escuela. Si tiene alguna pregunfu acerca de las·examenes o del programa de "Advance", por favor comunfques con Crisa lgnatiadis, nuestra coordinadora de padres.         '  '
              Este, es un momento emocionante para nuestras escuelas, profesores y estudiantes. Tenemos la certeza que estos examenes seran una herramienta que nos ayudaran a mejorar la enseňanza de nuestros estudiantes, atraves  de todas las ciudades, y el programa de "Advance" ayudara a nuestros maestros a preparar a nuestros estudiantes para tener  exito en la universidad. ·
Vivian P. Selenikas, Directora
                   New York City Department of Education
                  Long Island City High School
                 Parents’ Association

September 30, 2015



Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to the start of a new school year.  Some of you have children who are new to LICHS and some of you have children who have been here for a while.  There have been so many positive changes happening at our school.  The most important change is that we are a Community School.  Being a Community School gives us resources to engage the entire school community.  Parents, staff, students and community organizations along with elected officials are needed to promote a strong school community.  If we pool our resources our children will have a great high school experience!


Communication between LICHS and parents is very important.  It takes all of us to create a system of communication and to ensure that we receive the most current, vital information available.  There are several ways that we can assist the school in this endeavor:

·        Provide our current telephone number and address.  If your number changes, contact the Main Office or the Parent Coordinator Crisa Ignatiadis with the current, working telephone number.  If your address has changed send in documentation (2 forms) with your name and the new address.  You cannot receive mailings if the school does not have your correct address. 

·        Since LICHS sends numerous automated telephone calls to invite us to meetings and to remind us of important dates, we also need to make sure that our answering machines are ready to take messages or our voicemails are set up to receive messages. 

·        Teachers and staff should have your contact information not just your child’s information.  Return the tear-offs that the teachers have sent to you requesting your contact information and email address.  Some teachers communicate via email and it is in your best interest to provide them with your email address. 

·        If the school needed to contact you in case of an emergency they need to have a current, working telephone number.  Your children should have those numbers as well.


Our Parents’ Association of Long Island City High School is open to all parents/guardians of children attending the school.  We have monthly meetings that are announced in the school newsletter.   We are a diverse group of parents/guardians who collaborate with each other, the administration and staff to promote communication.   There are so many wonderful programs and opportunities for our children at LICHS.  However, if we don’t know about them how can we urge our children to take part in these programs?  We all have one thing in common; we want our children to be college and career ready when they graduate.  We don’t want to have to pay for remedial classes or take out unnecessary loans for college.  Knowledge is a powerful thing and by attending our PA Meetings I learn something new every month.  Come talk with us, learn with us and just enjoy each other’s company!




Anita O’Brien- PA President


August 30, 2015 2015 – 2016 School Day
Dear Long Island City High School Families: We are excited to announce that Long Island City HS has expanded its school day as part of the Renewal School and Community School model! During the 2015 – 2016 school year, all students enrolled at Long Island City HS students will participate in 5 additional hours of learning time per week.  During our expanded learning time students will partake in one or more of the following learning time programs:  College Now, AP Courses, AVID, CTE (Career and Technical Education), ELA, ENL and Math enrichment, world language instruction, music and art, science, leadership, blended learning and service learning.  We will be working with ZONE 126, our community based partner, and 21st Century Partners to offer tutoring, mentoring, SAT prep, and other activities that foster social-emotional learning growth, and a broad range of enrichment opportunities, including community service, book clubs, robotics, drama, cheer squad, and rock band This is mandatory learning time for students. Attendance is required.  There is no “opt out” of ELT, as this is a mandatory component of the school day.  The first day of classes will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. This will be a  full day of instruction. Students are scheduled to pick up their schedule of classes on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1 pm. We look forward to a year of rich and exciting learning for all of our students!                            
Sincerely, V
Vivian Selenikas Principal
Carta de la directora:
Agosto 30 del 20152015 - 2016
Día Escolar Queridas Familias de Long Island City HS: Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que Long Island City HS ha ampliado su horario escolar como parte del modelo de Escuela de Renovación y escuela de la comunidad! Durante el 2015 – 2016 año escolar, todos los estudiantes matriculados en Long Island City HS participará en 5 horas adicionales de tiempo por semana de aprendizaje. Durante nuestro aprendizaje de tiempo ampliado los estudiantes participaran en uno o más de los siguientes programas de tiempo de aprendizaje: College Now, AP cursos, AVID, CTE (Carrera y Educación Técnica), ELA, ENL y el enriquecimiento de matemáticas, enseñanza de idiomas del mundo, la música y el arte, la ciencia, el liderazgo, el aprendizaje mixto y el servicio de aprendizaje. Estaremos trabajando con la ZONA 126, nuestro socio de la comunidad, y los socios del siglo 21 para ofrecer tutoría, mentoría, preparación de SAT, y otras actividades que fomenten el crecimiento del aprendizaje social y emocional, y una amplia gama de oportunidades de enriquecimiento, incluyendo servicio a la comunidad, los clubes del libro, robótica, drama, pelotón de la alegría, y la banda de rock. Este es el tiempo de aprendizaje obligatorio para los estudiantes. Se requiere la asistencia. No hay opcion de no atender, ya que es un componente obligatorio de la jornada escolar. El primer día de clases será el miércoles 9 de septiembre de 2015. Este será un día completo de instrucción. Los estudiantes están programadas para recoger su horario de clases el Martes, 8 de septiembre 2015 a la 1 pm. Esperamos un año de aprendizaje rico y emocionante para todos nuestros estudiantes!
Vivian Selenikas  Directora
Dear parents and guardians, this message is from Long Island City High School. We are in the process of mailing you the NYC Schools Account information.  With this account you will have a new way to access key information about your child's progress in school.  You will be able to view your child's attendance, grades, and contact information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.  If you need assistance or have questions, contact  the parent coordinator, Crisa Ignatiadis at 728 545 7095 extension 1253. 

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