Visual and Performing Arts HS Podcast
Weekly Updates 10-9-21

Weekly Updates 10-9-21

October 9, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día de inicio tardío.

This is a special Saturday message because the first student vaccine deadline is tomorrow. All students participating in extracurricular activities and/or athletics must be fully vaccinated by October 31 in order to continue participating in these programs after school.  In order to meet the deadline, students must receive their first dose no later than October 10, this Sunday, and their second dose no later than October 31. This is a later date than earlier announced. The only approved vaccine for students at this time is the Pfeizer vaccine.

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Info: https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt

This week is our first FINALS week for most classes and we will be on a special early release schedule on both TUESDAY and THURSDAY. All students get out of school at 1:15 pm on these days. Please also note that for this week only, Tuesday is a B-Day. https://www.vapalegacy.net/bellschedule

Senior photos and make-up ID photos are scheduled for FRIDAY at Legacy. The Senior Sunrise Event, for the Legacy Class of 2022, will be at Legacy at dawn on SATURDAY, 10/16/22. Please see our website and Class of 2022 Schoology Group for more information. VAPA seniors only, IDs will be checked.

School-wide PSAT and SAT Day is WEDNESDAY. Students must arrive on time or they may miss this great opportunity to take the SAT or

PSAT free of charge. Wednesday also kicks off our new COLLEGE DAYS! Represent your favorite college and dress for success!

Please note outside food and drinks are not allowed in classrooms. We will no longer be able to allow drinks and snacks to be brought in if we see them at the front gate. Please also note students may bring in their own packaged lunch to eat outside during lunch in the covered eating area, if they choose to do so. However, all students are provided lunch from the district. Please do not drop off food or drinks at lunchtime or any time of the day, nor order food from Grub Hub, Door Dash, or other services. These orders will not be delivered to students and students will not be allowed to leave class to pick them up

As we continue to develop a positive school climate, we are excited to bring back great programs and start many new programs in this effort including STUDENT OF THE MONTH, LINK CREW, COLLEGE DAYS, SPIRIT DAYS, PEER TUTORING, CAUGHT BEING GOOD PROGRAM, SEVEN HABITS, and more!

From “Frozen”:

We’re never going back, the past is in the past,

Let it Go, Let it Go,

Then we’ll rise like the break of dawn.

Looking forward, we are thrilled to bring back live, in-person performances VAPA, following all COVID safety protocols including mask-wearing. We will present Frozen the Musical Nov. 18-20 and Winterfest on Dec. 3 for Music and Dec. 10 for Dance.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for more information at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates Oct. 3, 2021

Weekly Updates Oct. 3, 2021

October 4, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día de inicio tardío.

Senior photos and make-up ID photos are scheduled for October 15 at Legacy. The Senior Sunrise Event, just for the Legacy Class of 2022, will be at Legacy at dawn on 10/16/21. Please see our website and Class of 2022 Schoology Group for more information.

Please note students must be in class by 8:30 am every day. We are still having a number of students arrive late and they are missing the first part of Period 1. We will implement our tardy policy beginning this week. All students must have a time/dated tardy slip to be admitted to class.

Please note outside food and drinks are not allowed in classrooms. Because some students are confronting teachers at the classroom door, we will no longer be able to allow drinks and snacks to be brought in if we see them at the front gate. This is aligned with all of the Legacy Complex schools and the Welcome Center. Please also note students may bring in their own packaged lunch to eat outside during lunch in the covered eating area, if they choose to do so. However, all students are provided lunch from the district. Please do not drop off food at lunchtime or order food from Grub Hub, Door Dash, or other services. This food will not be delivered to students.

There have been several questions regarding the COVID19 vaccination deadlines for students and next steps. Please note all students participating in extracurricular activities and/or athletics must be fully vaccinated by October 31 in order to continue participating.  In order to meet the deadline, students must receive their first dose no later than October 3 and their second dose no later than October 31.

Looking forward, we are thrilled to bring back live, in-person performances VAPA, following all COVID safety protocols including mask-wearing. We will present Frozen the Musical Nov. 18-20 and Winterfest on Dec. 3 for Music and Dec. 10 for Dance. Tickets will be sold online at www.vapalegacy.net with a limited number of cash sales out of the Student Store the day of the event, excluding Saturdays.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for more information at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 9-26-21

Weekly Updates 9-26-21

September 26, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día de inicio tardío.

Our ACE Program for all ninth graders will be an in-school program Sept. 28-30. All ninth graders must submit their Educare participation forms ASAP.

The form is good for the year and also serves as a registration form for any of our afterschool, Educare programs including conditioning, tutoring, and several performing groups. Students can complete the form during Advisory online or by filling out a hard-copy form.

Senior photos are scheduled for October 5 at Legacy and the Senior Sunrise Event, just for Legacy VAPA Class of 2022, will be at Legacy at dawn on 10/16/21. Please see our website and Class of 2022 Schoology Group for more information.

Please note students must be in class by 8:30 am every day. We are still having a number of students arrive late and they are missing the first part of Period 1.

There have been several questions regarding the COVID19 vaccination deadlines for students and next steps. The South Gate Community of Schools will have a virtual Town Hall on Thursday at 5 pm on Zoom (Code: 868 7318 9735) and we will have Coffee with the Principal at 10 am on Zoom this Wednesday (Code: 840 0238 4385) to review the dates and information.

Please welcome our newest faculty members to Legacy VAPA who started this week, Ms. Ly, our 2nd art teacher, and Ms. Sun, our new math teacher. Please give them a warm VAPA welcome when you see them!

Looking forward, we are thrilled to bring back live, in-person performances VAPA, following all COVID safety protocols including mask-wearing. Our Latino Heritage Concert is Oct. 14, Frozen the Musical will be Nov. 18-20, and Winterfest will be on Dec. 3 for Music and Dec. 10 for Dance. Tickets will be sold online at www.vapalegacy.net with a limited number of cash sales out of the Student Store the day of the event, excluding Saturdays.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for more information at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 9-21-21

Weekly Updates 9-21-21

September 19, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día de inicio tardío.

Our ACE Program for all ninth graders will be an in-school program Sept. 28-30 with a parent event on Sept. 30 at 5 pm. All ninth graders must submit their Educare participation forms ASAP. The form is good for the year and also serves as a registration form for any of our afterschool, Educare programs including conditioning, tutoring, and several performing groups. Students can complete the form during Advisory online or by filling out a hard-copy form.

Senior photos are scheduled for one day the week of Sept. 27. Please see our website and Class of 2022 Schoology Group for more information.

Please note students must be in class by 8:30 am every day. We are still having a number of students arrive late and they are missing the first part of Period 1.

There have been several questions regarding the COVID19 vaccination deadlines for students and next steps. We will have a virtual Town Hall and Coffee with the Principal next week to review the dates and information. Time/date will be posted on our website and announced next Sunday. Please note that all LAUSD faculty and staff at Legacy will be vaccinated by October 15.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for upcoming programs and events at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly  Updates 9-12-21

Weekly Updates 9-12-21

September 13, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día de inicio tardío.

This past week we welcomed our new assistant principal, Ms. Barragan. Please say hello if you see her in the office or at one of our events.

This is Spirit Week. Look for the daily themes on our social media sites and the Twitter feed on our website. Our ID and Yearbook photos will be taken Tuesday. Students can pick up order forms in the office. Thursday is a school holiday and we have our Homecoming football game on Friday. Tickets are available online and during lunch. There are no cash sales at the gate. We will also have a fire drill on Friday during school.

Congratulations the cast and crew who auditioned for Frozen the Musical which we be produced this November at Legacy VAPA. Look for the cast list on our social media platforms and website.

Please note students must be in class by 8:30 am every day. We are still having a number of students arrive late and they are missing the first part of Period 1.

I encourage all of our teachers, staff, and students who are eligible to be vaccinated to do so. LAUSD is starting school-based vaccination sites at different locations today. More information is on our website.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for upcoming programs and events at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 
We can beat COVD19. Vaccinations are now required for all LAUSD staff who will be completely vaccinated by Oct. 15. Students who are 12 and over must also be vaccinated. All students who are 12 years of age and older and are part of in-person extracurricular programs must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than October 3, 2021 and their second dose by no later than October 31, 2021. All students who are 12 years of age and older must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than November 21, 2021 and their second dose by no later than December 19, 2021. All other students must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.
Students and families that have questions or concerns regarding the vaccine are encouraged to call our family hotline at 213-443-1300 and review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Weekly Updates 8-29-21

Weekly Updates 8-29-21

August 30, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis, principal of Legacy VAPA HS.. Monday is a Late-Start A-Day.Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es un día A de inicio tardío.

There is a lot going on this week at Legacy VAPA! M: Student Body Election results, COVID19 Testing, EL/Master Plan Parent Meeting; T: 9th Gr. Townhall during Advisories; W: 10th Gr. Townhall during Advisories; Th: Virtual Aloha Assembly at 2:15 pm, Virtual Back to School Night at 5 pm, Home Football Opener at 7 pm; and the Labor Day., Friday through Tuesday.

Please note students must be in class by 8:30 am every day. We are still having a number of students arrive late and they are missing the first part of Period 1.

Please note that all LAUSD schools have a dress code. Though our dress code is currently being modified by our Student Council including the advisory and class representatives, the current dress code is in force until changed or modified by the Local School Leadership Council.

I encourage all of our teachers, staff, and students who are eligible to be vaccinated to do so. LAUSD is starting school-based vaccination sites at different locations today. More information is on our website.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for upcoming programs and events at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 8-22-21

Weekly Updates 8-22-21

August 21, 2021

 

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Monday is our first late-start day. Students should arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 with Period 1 beginning at 9:30 am. We will have a late-start almost every Monday of the year.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. El lunes es nuestro primer día de inicio tardío. Los estudiantes deben llegar entre las ocho y media (8:30) y las nueve y media de la mañana (9:30) y el período uno (1) comienza a las nueve y media de la mañana (9:30 a. M.).

The fastest and best way to be cleared to enter school is by using the Daily Pass. LAUSD tests are automatically entered and tests from non-LAUSD sites need to be uploaded. Go to www.dailypass.lausd.net

Breakfast (for the next day) and supper will be given to all students after school each day. Snacks will be available each morning and hot lunch will be given to all students every day.

Please note that we are following all of the LAUSD and CDC guidelines in regards to COVID19 prevention and protocols including mask wearing, an upgraded filtration system, and cleaning of the facility including classrooms.

I encourage all of our teachers, staff, and students who are eligible to be vaccinated to do so. More information is on our website.

Looking forward, Back to School Night and the Aloha Assembly is on September 2 and both will be virtual events this year. The Memorial Day Weekend is September 3-7.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for upcoming programs and events at www.vapalegacy.net. This is where you can find information about clubs, student body elections, and more.

Have a great week and I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

VAPA Weekly Updates 8-15-21

VAPA Weekly Updates 8-15-21

August 15, 2021

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis, principal of Legacy VAPA HS. This is our first weekly message of the year. Monday is a regular start day beginning with Advisories. Welcome back to school!

Hola, comunidad de VAPA. Este es el Dr. Trimis. Este es nuestro primer mensaje semanal del año. El lunes es un día de inicio normal que comienza con los avisos. ¡Bienvenido de nuevo al colegio!

Students must be in class by 8:30 am every day, but I recommend arriving early. All students and staff must have taken a baseline COVID19 test and have their negative results before entering campus. The fastest and best way to be cleared to enter school is by using the Daily Pass. LAUSD tests are automatically entered and tests from non-LAUSD sites need to be uploaded. Go to www.dailpass.lausd.net

Students who do not have a baseline COVID test may gete one upon arrival to Legacy and a parent must be present for the baseline test for the waiver process. After the initial test, weekly testing will be done at school and parents do not need to be present.

Students will get their schedules in their Advisory class and those rooms will be posted. We will issue both lockers and textbooks this week. Our PE teacher will give students info about PE uniforms.

We have a new bell schedule this year with most students and classes meeting every day. Breakfast (for the next day) and supper will be given to all students after school each day. Snacks will be available each morning and hot lunch will be given to all students every day.

I encourage all of our teachers, staff, and students who are eligible to be vaccinated to do so. More information is on our website.

Looking forward, Back to School Night and the Aloha Assembly is on September 2 and the Memorial Day Weekend is September 3-7. Our opening home football game is at 7 pm on August 27.

Be sure to check our website and social media platforms for upcoming programs and events at www.vapalegacy.net.

Have a great week, and, finally, I’ll SEE YOU AT SCHOOL!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Welcome Back to School Podcast

Welcome Back to School Podcast

July 22, 2021

We’re excited as the start of the 2021-22 school year approaches on August 16. We will be back in school, in-person with full-day instruction five days a week. This includes after school programs and extracurricular activities! Los Angeles Unified is prepared to welcome everyone back with the highest standard of safety protocols at every campus. We look forward to having everyone back together, learning safely. You should be receiving our Back To School Family Guide in the mail very soon. Please take a look and learn more about our academic, social and safety plans. You can also visit: https://achieve.lausd.net/backtoschool for additional information on everything we’re doing to prepare for August 16.

Legacy VAPA will host a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 26 at 2:30 pm to review protocols and options for families this school year including in-person and online learning. https://lausd.zoom.us/s/84741036968 Webinar ID: 847 4103 6968
 
Broadway and Beyond: Inside the Musical (S1:E1)

Broadway and Beyond: Inside the Musical (S1:E1)

July 9, 2021

Broadway and Beyond: Inside the Musical  is a podcast series examining the Musical: Book, Music, and Lyrics, hosted by Dr. Edward Trimis. The first episode examines The Last Five Years written by Jason Robert Brown.

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