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Weekly Updates 1-23-22

Weekly Updates 1-23-22

January 23, 2022

LEGACY SH VAPA

(323) 357-7531

1/23/22

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis.

Hola, comunidad de VAPA.  Este es el Dr. Trimis.

Monday is a Late-Start Day with Period 1 beginning at 9:30 am.

As we move into our 3rd week of school, we continue to strive to provide a safe and COVID-free learning environment through extensive testing, monitoring, and promoting vaccinations.

Please note we will have Coffee with the Principal (Zoom) on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at 1 pm. We will review COVID Updates and Protocols and have some VAPA Updates.

Meeting ID: 833 5509 5812    Passcode: 2022    https://bit.ly/3GKza89

We need all of our students to return textbooks and novels from their Fall classes except for Spanish classes. The textbooks are needed for the new students. Any textbooks and novels. Not returned will stay on student records and eventually will result in a fee if not returned. Thank you.

We have still have space in our new California Cadet Corps program, open to any students during Zero Period and 9th and 10th graders during Per. 1 as space allows. We are also enrolling any students at VAPA who play an instrument in our new afterschool music program run by the Harmony Project. The Harmony Project provides music instruction led by professional musicians or Teaching Artists. Please go to our website and social media platforms, call us at school, or e-mail me for more information and how to enroll in these programs.

We continue to encourage all of our students to be vaccinated against COVID19 for their safety and the safety of their families, community, and our VAPA community. Vaccinations continue to be offered by LAUSD as well as required weekly testing at school for all students and staff. Our next round of Mobile Vaccination Clinics at Legacy will be on February 4 and 25. Please note that close contacts who are fully vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. If you have any questions, please call us at VAPA or e-mail me.

Please check our website (www.vapalegacy.net) and social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us for important updates. You can always call us at 323-357-7531 or e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net if you have any questions.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 1-17-22

Weekly Updates 1-17-22

January 18, 2022

LEGACY SH VAPA

(323) 357-7531

1/17/22

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Hola, comunidad de VAPA.  Este es el Dr. Trimis. Tuesday, January 18, is a regular, A-Day. El martes, es un día A regular.

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

https://fb.watch/aBUaRFb9WZ/

We have some new programs beginning this semester including the new California Cadet Corps and the Harmony Project. Please go to our website and social media platforms, call us at school, or e-mail me for more information and how to enroll in these programs.

PLease note that starting this week, students will have the opportunity to make up any detentions they have earned by being tardy to class. This semester we are implementing our tardy policy and revised dress code.

We continue to encourage all of our students to be vaccinated against COVID19 for their safety and the safety of their families, community, and our VAPA community. Vaccinations continue to be offered by LAUSD as well as required weekly testing at school for all students and staff. Go to www.lausd.net for more info.

We will continue to follow all LAUSD and La County guidelines regarding quarantine policy for close contacts and COVID positive cases. We will have Coffee with the Principal and a community town hall in the next few weeks to review the guidelines with our community.

Frozen the Musical opens February 24. Hope to see you there!

Please check our website (www.vapalegacy.net) and social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us for important updates. You can always call us at 323-357-7531 or e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net if you have any questions.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 1-9-22 Happy New Year!

Weekly Updates 1-9-22 Happy New Year!

January 1, 2022

LEGACY SH VAPA

(323) 358-7500

12/5/21

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Happy New Year!

Hola, comunidad de VAPA.  Este es el Dr. Trimis. ¡Feliz año nuevo!

We are looking foward to welcoming back all of our students and teachers for a regular A-day on Monday, January 10, beginning at 8:20 am.

We have some new programs beginning this semester including the new California Cadet Corps, open to any students during Zero Period and 9th and 10th graders during Per. 1 as space allows. California Cadet Corps, a student leadership program similar to JROTC, will support several programs and events at school. We also are partnering with the Harmony Project and will have new classes after school and on Saturdays for elementary and high school students. Please go to our website and social media platforms, call us at school, or e-mail me for more information and how to enroll in these programs.

Congratulations to all students who performed with the LAUSD All-City Marching Band in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1 including Greg Enriquez, VAPA Class of 2022.

We will be implementing our revised dress code and attendance policies beginning January 11. Information was sent home and is also avilable on our website.

We continue to encourage all of our students to be vaccinated against COVID19 for their safety and the safety of their families, community, and our VAPA community. Vaccinations continue to be offered by LAUSD as well as required weekly testing at school for all students and staff.

Frozen the Musical opens February 17. Hope to see you there!

Please check our website (www.vapalegacy.net) and social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us for important updates. You can always call us at 323-357-7531 or e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net if you have any questions.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Happy Holidays Greeting: https://bit.ly/vapagreeting
VAPA Caroling Photos: https://bit.ly/vapacarols2021
VAPA Staff Gratitude: https://bit.ly/vapagratitude
 
Weekly Updates 12-12-21

Weekly Updates 12-12-21

December 13, 2021

12/5/21

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis. Hola, comunidad de VAPA.

Congratulations to our performing groups in this year’s Winterfest, the first LIVE Winterfest in 2 years!  Our performances rocked the house with wonderful singing, playing, and dancing representing all of our music and dance clases. All total, there were literally hundreds of performers! Thank you so much to our amazing directors and thank you to our tech, video, and photo teams who supported the programs. Toy donations from the event will support youth in South Gate through the South Gate Police and City of South Gate Toy Drive programs.

As part of our school climate renaissance, we will be giving away 10th Anniversary T-shirts to all students and staff tomorrow. All students and staff are asked to wear their new shirts for group photos on Friday at the beginning of lunch.

This week we will have additional on-site vaccination clinics at Legacy on from 12-7 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. More info and vaccine appointments may be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt 

We will have a number of upcoming incentives which will be given by an opportunity drawing for all students vaccinated on Friday. All students who enter must be present at the drawing at lunch in the Quad. Previously, we have given away a Nintendo Switch, Apple Airpods, an electric scooter, and drones. We will give away some of the same prizes and additional prizes for this drawing.

Looking forward to the Spring Semester, Frozen the Musical opens February 17 and we will add some programs and events including the Harmony Project, California Cadet Corps, Key Club, our 10th Anniversary Celebration, original Musicals Showcase, Spring Play,  Springfest, and our original student musical, The Hardest Goodbye. It will be quite a semester!

Please support our VAPA music students who are playing in the LAUSD All-City Honor Marching Band. You can see them at BandFest at Pasadena City College, Friends and Family Day at Contreras High School, at Disneyland, or the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1. More info will be on our website.

Friday is the last day of school before the Winter Break. We will return on January 10 with a regular day starting at 8:30 am. Please note our revised attendance and dress code policies are being fully implemented in the new semester. Both policies were sent home, posted at school, and posted online. Please also note there will not be a weekly call until January 9, 2022.

Please check our website (www.vapalegacy.net) and social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us for important updates.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 11-14-21

Weekly Updates 11-14-21

November 17, 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 Thursday is Parent-Teacher Conference Night on Zoom from 5-7 pm. Go to www.vapalegacy.net/parentconference21 for more information and Zoom links.

Please note all students must be fully vaccinated by the start of the Spring Semester. November 21 is the deadline for the 1st dose of the vaccine and December 19 is the deadline for the 2nd dose.

More info and vaccine appointments may be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt

We will have a number of upcoming incentives. All students who have received at least one dose of their COVID19 vaccination uploaded to the Daily Pass system will receive a Starbucks giftcard on Tuesday. We will be holding a opportunity drawing for a Nintendo Switch, Apple Airpods, an electric scooter, and drones on Friday for all students who have received at least one dose of their COVID19 vaccination uploaded to the Daily Pass system.

Please note that LAUSD is reassigning students who are not vaccinated to City of Angels Virtual Academy as of January 10, and at that time, these students will no longer be attending VAPA. Then the district is renorming schools and will be transferring staff based on the new enrollment counts. As of now, we have less than half of our students fully vaccinated. So, potentially, we could lose half of our teachers and staff in January if more students do not get vaccinated. I want to encourage our students to get vaccinated their safety, the safety of their family and friends, the safety of our students and staff, and for the future of our school. Advisory teachers and staff can assist with uploading vaccination records.

Please check our website (www.vapalegacy.net) and social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

VAPA Weekly Updates 11-7-21

VAPA Weekly Updates 11-7-21

November 7, 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 Thursday is a school holiday for Veterans Day and our Parent-Teacher Conferences are on November 18 on Zoom.

We continue to have lots going on at VAPA. Please be sure to check our website (www.vapalegacy.net), social media, and be on the look-out for messages , emails, and texts from us.

Please note all students must be fully vaccinated by the start of the Spring Semester. November 21 is the deadline for the 1st dose of the vaccine and December 19 is the deadline for the 2nd dose.

More info and vaccine appointments may be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt

We will have a mobile vaccination site at Legacy THIS TUESDAY from 12 pm to 7 pm. Please reserve an appointment slot.

Please note that LAUSD is reassigning students who are not vaccinated to City of Angels Virtual Academy as of January 10, and at that time, these students will no longer be attending VAPA. Then the district is renorming schools and will be transferring staff based on the new enrollment counts. As of now, we have less than half of our students fully vaccinated. So, potentially, we could lose half of our teachers and staff in January if more students do not get vaccinated. I want to encourage our students to get vaccinated their safety, the safety of their family and friends, the safety of our students and staff, and for the future of our school. Advisory teachers and staff can assist with uploading vaccination records.

We will have a number of upcoming incentives. All students who have received at least one dose of their COVID19 vaccination will receive a Starbucks giftcard before the Thanksgiving break. We will be holding a opportunity drawing for a Nintendo Switch and Apple Airpods in the upcoming weeks for vaccinated students.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Weekly Updates 10-17-21

Weekly Updates 10-17-21

October 18, 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 week we start the second half of the Fall term, Mester 2, with most students starting the second half of 4 year-long courses. This is an excellent time for students to check with their teachers so they have a complete understanding of what it takes to be successful in every class.

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.

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!

Please note all students must be fully vaccinated by the start of the Spring Semester. November 21 is the deadline for the 1st dose of the vaccine and December 19 is the deadline for the 2nd dose.

More info and vaccine appointments may be found at https://achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt

We continue to have a lot going on at VAPA and at Legacy! 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 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.

https://www.facebook.com/VAPAHS/posts/1683239558533232

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

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