• Remote Learning 2019-2020 Archive


    LIC Remote Learning Schedule for Students: Spring 2020 (PDF)

    Grading Policy Update for 2019-2020 School Year (PDF) posted on April 28, 2020

    Advanced Placement (AP) exam instructions (PDF) for Spring 2020

    Spring 2020 AP Exam Schedule

    Dates for End of Year Assessments by Department

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Fact Sheet (PDF)

    Letter from Chancellor Richard A. Carranza (PDF) on March 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Self-Reporting on March 23, 2020 (PDF)

    COVID-19 Update for Families on April 7, 2020 (PDF)

    Seniors Update for Families on April 7, 2020 (PDF)

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) (PDF) - formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS), is associated with COVID-19. Information posted May 18, 2020

    Summer School 2020 information (PDF) posted May 19, 2020 (DATES CHANGED, read below)

    Summer School 2020 updated dates (PDF) posted May 20, 2020

    Elementary and middle school students attend summer school from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11.

    High school students attend summer school from Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 14.

    Students with 12-month Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) services, no change. Participate from Thursday, July 2 – Thursday, August 13.

    Remote learning in effect for June 4th and 9th, 2020 (PDF) posted May 30, 2020

    Deadline is Tuesday, June 9th 2020 for Regents Exams Waiver (PDF) due to COVID-19, posted June 1st, 2020

    Chancellor Carranza thoughts on Returning to School 2020 with a Survey (PDF) posted on June 12, 2020. Direct link to the surveys and frequently asked questions for 2020-21 school year. Deadline is Monday, June 22, 2020.

    Student Internet Usage Guide (PDF) for digital citizenship responsibilities.

    Start Up Guide for Google Classroom for Students (PDF)

    How to upload an assignment for students - Teacher Version (YouTube video)

    How to turn in assignment on Google Classroom - Student Version (YouTube video)

    Remote Learning Tips (PDF)

    Improve remote learning experience for multilingual learners and English language learners

    Blackboard Ally File Transformer tool to convert your course materials into alternative file formats. Table of what format you should use to increase accessibility.

    Remote Learning Devices Survey for families to request an educational device for remote instruction.

    Material Pick Up Instructions (PDF, expired) for Thursday, March 19, 2020.

    Material Pick Up Instructions for Friday, March 20, 2020 (PDF, expired)

    DOE iPad Distribution Information and Request if you still need a remote learning device.

    Families can also call 718-935-5100 and select option 5 for to complete the survey over the phone.  We will be prioritizing students in temporary housing and our neediest families.  Delivery will be done in waves over the next several weeks.

    Remote Learning Device Flyer translated (PDF)

    Mental Health Resources

    NYC Crisis Services/Mental Health for families and staff

    NYC WELL, 1-888-NYC WELL for families and staff

    UFT Member Assistance Program for NYC DOE UFT Members, 212-701-9620 for staff

    Mental health group support for students on weekdays 3:00pm to 4:00pm using Google Meet from Long Island City High School, Zone 126 and The Child Center of New York. Student Counseling Flyer (PDF)

    Getting Started with the NYCDOE iPad that was delivered to you. It has LTE service from T-Mobile so no wifi or hotspot is required.



    At this time, there are several options for free internet access, as follows:

    • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
    • Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
    • Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
    • Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
    • AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
    • Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
    • Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
    • T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

    We would like to let you know that Ms. Goranitis will be our main point person for passwords for google @lichs.org and Pupil Path.
    She can be emailed at PGorani@schools.nyc.gov
    Please remember that for Google Classroom you MUST use your @lichs.org accounts.
    You should contact your teachers with questions regarding class codes for google classroom.
    Thank you!!!


    Nos gustaria informarle que la Sra. Goranitis será nuestra persona encargada de las contraseñas de google @ lichs.org y Pupil Path.
    Ella puede ser contactada por correo electrónico a PGorani@schools.nyc.gov
    Recuerde que para Google Classroom DEBE usar sus cuentas en @ lichs.org.
    Debe comunicarse con sus maestros con preguntas sobre los códigos de clase para el aula de Google.


    Posted March, 27 2020:

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    2020 NYC School Survey Deadline Extension

    We know that due to the extraordinary circumstance of COVID19, children and school staff are both learning and teaching remotely; however, don’t miss your opportunity to provide your school with valuable feedback! Given the situation, we have extended the 2020 NYC School Survey deadline to Wednesday, April 8. In addition, we are making every effort to ensure that all parents/guardians, students, support staff and teachers are able to take the survey online.

    Please keep in mind that the code lookup tool is available for parent/guardians, students, support staff and teachers to retrieve their survey access codes. To use the code lookup tool, go to the online survey login page (accessed by clicking on the corresponding survey under “Take the survey NOW” section above). In addition, parent/ guardians, support staff and teachers can also call the survey hotline at 1-877-819-2363 to retrieve their access codes.



    NYC Food Delivery Assistance:


    This website is intended for individuals and families who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:

    • No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
    • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
    • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver); and
    • You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

    Households that qualify may place an order once every two days. Each order will contain at least 4 meals per person in the household, but no household will receive more than 8 meals per delivery.

    If you don't meet all of the eligibility criteria above you can still get help at your local food pantry. You can find the food pantry closest to you here: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help

    For one day only on Friday, May 15 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens will host Free Food Pop Up Distribution at St. Bartholomew, RC Church, 87-34 Whitney Ave. Elmhurst, NY 11373. More details in CCBQ event flyer (PDF, expired). Please visit www.ccbq.org for a list of regular food pantry locations and hours.

    Posted 05/06/2020:
    Dear Long Island City High School Families,

    We hope this message finds you doing well.

    During these difficult times, our communities have been dealing with a multitude of things outside of daily academics.

    As a Community School, we strive to support all of our students as learners and their families' holistic needs.

    In collaboration with our lead Community Based Organization, Zone 126, we are currently preparing individual pantry food bags for the first 100 families that complete the survey below. This bag of non-perishable items will include rice, pasta, canned tuna, beans, and other items. These bags will be prepared and brought to you through non-contact delivery by Zone 126 team members at your homes.

    We hope these items will be of assistance to your families during these times. To receive one of these food bags please click the link below:

    We miss you and hope that you and your loved ones continue to be safe. We will be together soon and in true bulldog spirit we will bark with pride!

    Principal Vivian P. Selenikas, Long Island City High School
    Community School Director Michelle A. Makabali, Zone 126


    Posted 05/12/2020

    Dear Families,

    The St. John’s University NYGEAR UP Program @ LIC HS invites you to join us on Monday, May 18th from 4:45pm (registration time) to 6:00pm. The CUNY Creative Arts Team will provide a virtual workshop dealing with “The challenges of remote learning and strategies to help support your child during this time”. Please use the link below to join us on Google Meet (you will need a computer/laptop). This will be an interactive presentation and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Although this is geared towards junior and senior parents, all parents can participate.


    Please reach out to the Long Island City HS Parent Coordinators (mcancemi2@schools.nyc.gov or aibrahim3@schools.nyc.gov ) or to me at marqueza@stjohns.edu should you have any questions.

    Alexandra Marquez, M.S.Ed.
    St. Johns University, St. John Hall
    Queens, NY 11439
    Tel: 718-990-2531
    Fax: 718-990-2383

    NYGEAR UP LIC H.S. Parent Virtual Workshop flyer (PDF, expired)


    Posted 05/29/2020

    We hope that you are all safe and healthy during this time.

    The end of the year is quickly approaching, and students, teachers and families are shifting towards completing assignments, evaluating grades, and determining next steps towards academic success.

    We know that this has been challenging, and thank you for your patience and perseverance as we all work together.

    It is important as we come to the end of Marking Period 6 that students make every effort to submit assignments through their Google classrooms as soon as possible. In light of the present circumstances, submitting assignments electronically is the most effective means of returning work to get credit.

    Students who are submitting packet work for grades must mail these completed items back to school so that we receive them no later than June 10, 2020.

    Due to health and safety concerns, teachers continue to work remotely. Student packets sent to schools will be scanned and emailed to teachers for review to be counted towards final grades.

    Packets received at the school later than Wednesday June 10, 2020 may not be processed in time to be reflected in Marking Period 6 grades.

    Once again, we applaud everyone's strength and commitment during this time and look forward to a future where we can meet together in person once more.

    Be safe, be well, and have a great day.



    Dear LICHS Students,

    This is Ms. Claudia from Zone 126 at LICHS. I hope you are safe and healthy. I am reaching out with a great opportunity from the First Tech Fund.

    First Tech Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on closing the digital divide in NYC, has just launched their fellowship for the fall and the application is now open! First Tech Fund Fellows will be awarded a personal computer and a wifi stipend and will have the opportunity to be mentored by young professionals from companies like Twitter, YouTube, and more. In addition, they'll get access to skills training and career panels to help them understand and plan out their future careers.

    It's free and open to students in 9th-12th grade who attend NYC based schools. The application is due August 3rd, 2020, via mail or First Tech Fund online application. There is also an attached First Tech Fund flyer (PDF) with more information.

    If interested, please apply to be considered before the deadline. Email me at zone126lichs@lichs.org when you complete the application, and/or if you have any questions! This is an amazing opportunity, take advantage of it!

    Ms. Claudia




    Dear L.I.C.,

    We are taking the time out today to celebrate "Juneteenth" also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day". Many, might not be aware of Juneteenth even though it occurred in 1863. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Especially this year with many of our current events, we think it is important to spread knowledge and unite.

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issues on January 1, 1863 by President Lincoln. It took two and a half years for the news to travel to Galveston, Texas. On June 19, 1865 Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to spread the news that the Civil War has ended and the freedom of many enslaved African Americans.
    The first state to make Juneteenth a holiday was Texas in 1980. New York just declared Juneteenth a holiday last week in the year 2020! As we make small changes and many are yet to come, let us take this time to celebrate.

    Our students have been drowning in finals but they still made time to signify the importance of Black Live Matter. As we express ourselves, please enjoy the video and don't forget to join us later today! Long Island City High School would like to celebrate Juneteenth for the first time with you today at 3PM on Google Meet. Please see attached LICHS JUNETEENTH flyer for more details.  




    May is Mental Awareness Month. This is a video collaboration (Vimeo) from The Child Center of NY, Zone 126 and Long Island City High School.


    You’re Invited!

    Long Island City High School



    When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:00 PM

    Where: Auditorium

    Who: All Junior students and families

    What: Presentation on the college admission process including:

    • GPA, Credits, and Regents Requirements
    • SAT Prep
    • Scholarship Opportunities


    PDF flyer of Junior College Night