Class of 2021 | January 2021
Class of 2021
January 2021 Newsletter
Hello Senior Families!

It's 2021! I hope you and your families had a restful winter break and have had a good start to the new semester. I just posted on our Facebook page that it feels so surreal to be in the year 2021, the school years went by so, so fast. I know this last year is not ideal at all and I just wanted to remind everyone that you are not alone! An article I recently read has some advice for those of us whose student's are struggling with missing all the senior milestones.

We talked about it briefly when we got together for the Senior Parent Zoom meetings, but I wanted to dedicate a future portion of the newsletter to the ways you are handling your senior's year (whether good or bad!) and any advice you have for other parents dealing with a pandemic senior year. Let us know HERE. I will post the responses in our next newsletter, and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish!

Read below for updates including yearbook photos, graduation, as well as a brief recap of our recent meeting.

Our next Senior Parent meeting is Tuesday, Feb 23rd at 6:00pm., mark your calender's and see below to RSVP!
If you have any questions feel free to email me!

-Heather

UPDATES
SUMMER ARTS PROGRAMS
The LACHSA College Fair Team has put together a list of summer arts programs. Many of them are available to graduating seniors, so make sure you check it out.

COUNSELOR UPDATES
  • Ms. Dilullo is available to meet with students via Zoom. They can email her to set that up

  • If students receive a college acceptance, they have been asked to inform Ms. Dilullo.
SENIOR PARENT VIRTUAL MEETINGS

At our last Senior parent meeting, parents broke up into the following committees to start planning some of the following things:
  • Graduate yard signs
  • Video Tributes
  • Photos Slideshow
  • Drive-in Movie
  • In Person Meetup When Allowed
If you have any other ideas or want to start a new committee or join one of the existing ones, email me. I'm sure as time goes on there will be more ideas that we can implement and we will need more parents! Expect updates from these committees as they continue to plan. Updates will be given at the next meeting.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm. Register HERE for the zoom code. It will be emailed the day of the meeting. (And this time there will only be one zoom room ;))
YEARBOOK PHOTOS UPDATE
Senior photos can be submitted using the below method. They can be professional photos (Bronson, head shots, etc) or even a selfie. If you sent a photo to Liz Young or anyone else, please re-submit using the below method. If you have already taken a photo at Bronson, you should have received an email from them asking to verify your yearbook photo.

PHOTO SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
On your computer, go to www.hjeshare.com.
Or, download the free mobile app HJeShare from Google Play or the App Store.
Then use our school code: LACHSA6831

Fill in your info and click "Upload Portrait"!
GRADUATION UPDATE

LACHSA is working hard to make sure there is a graduation. Our ideal location would be one that could hold both an in-person (outdoor) graduation AND the ability to convert to a "drive-in" type graduation if that's what we need to do. If you have any venue suggestions please email me.


GRAD NIGHT

We have tentatively booked Grad Night at Universal Studios on June 3, 2021. Be tuned for more information on this as things develop.
IMPORTANT DATES
Wednesday, February 3 @ 4:05pm: Social Justice & Equity Open Meeting
Friday, February 5: Spring Play "Welcome to Arroyo's"
Friday 2/12 & Monday 2/15: President's Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, February 17 @ 4:05pm: Social Justice & Equity Open Meeting
Friday, February 19: Third Year Theatre Project
Friday, February 26: Cinematic Arts Music Video Festival
Wednesday, March 3 @ 4:05pm: Social Justice & Equity Open Meeting
Friday, March 5: Spring Play "Murder at the Chili Cookoff"
Saturday, March 6: Virtual MUSIC GALA
Wednesday, March 17 @ 4:05pm: Social Justice & Equity Open Meeting
Saturday, March 20: "The Flores Exhibits" Theatre Presentation
Friday, March 26: Second Year Theatre Project
Wednesday, March 31 @ 4:05pm: Social Justice & Equity Open Meeting
Friday, April 9: Spring Play "The Bald Soprano"
Friday, April 30: First Year Theatre Project
Saturday, May 1: MOONDANCE Film Festival
Friday, May 7: Fourth Year Theatre Project
Saturday, May 8: SPRING DANCE CONCERT
Saturday, May 15: Third Year Dance Composition Concert
Wednesday, May 19: Cinematic Arts End of Year SHOWCASE
Thursday, May 20: Cinematic Arts Senior Thesis Screening
Friday, May 21: LAST DAY of ARTS CLASSES
Friday, May 21: Musical Theatre - Spring Musical Performance
Saturday, May 22: Fourth Year Dance Composition Concert
Week of May 24: ACADEMIC FINALS
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 2: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

LACHSA PARENT ASSOCIATION
The LACHSA Parent Association supports all students in our inclusive, socioeconomically diverse community. Please support our efforts help support families who need assistance at this time.

We are asking each family to make their contribution of $50 for Parent Association Dues as soon as possible so we can continue to support students and teachers at LACHSA. 


LACHSA Foundation Annual Fund
Support from the LACHSA parent community has always been a major factor for LACHSA's success at training our talented young artists.  As you are likely aware, all arts instruction, is funded almost entirely through donations from supportive foundations, companies, arts and education champions throughout LA, and importantly from parents like you.
 
A donation of any size will directly support the school and these critical needs and we hope that you'll make LACHSA a priority as we enter a time of giving and giving thanks. Please join the LACHSA Annual Fund drive.

Your participation is crucial -- not just because our school depends on it to support our arts programs -- but when we achieve 100% parent participation, we are eligible for grants and scholarship opportunities because the community can see that dedicated parents are invested in LACHSA!

Check out this video to see how our students are Born to Create:


Please consider making your donation today!
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HELPFUL LINKS

Naviance

Click below to buy LACHSA merchandise and clothing.
We will have occasional drive-by pick ups.


Aeries website where you can view student grades and homework assignments
Facebook Group
Join the Class of 2021 Facebook group to get information, ask questions, and come together in support of our students high school experience.
QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or would like to get any news or events out to the LACHSA Class of 2021 community, please feel free to reach out for any reason!