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Dr. Edward Trimis

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Updates and news from Visual and Performing Arts High School at the Legacy Learning Complex in South Gate, CA

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Welcome for New Students

Welcome For New Students-UPDATE June 28, 2020 Dear Students and Parents or Guardians, It is with great excitement I welcome you to the Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School family! We have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful year for you full of fantastic learning opportunities from the classroom to the stage and beyond! We are excited about the many programs we offer that you will learn about from your Link Crew mentors to the 3-day ACE program for all Freshmen, to the Leader in Me program. I hope to see you at Fall events, our Freshman Orientation event, Back-to-School Night, shows, concerts, recitals, and more! Please be aware that given the current health crisis we are all facing, our calendar and events schedule is fluid, but will be getting more information throughout the summer. Please go to www.bit.ly/vapa2024 for updated information and a class request form. Please complete the form as soon as possible as our goal is to have all students scheduled into classes before the beginning of August. We will also post updates on the Class of 2024 web page. LAUSD is running a virtual Summer School Program running from June 24 to July 28. Please go to https://btb.lausd.net/summerprograms more info. Please see our online Sports Orientation linked at our website and social media platforms and go to www.legacytigers.com for coaches contacts and updated information. Our Summer Orientation for New Freshmen will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 8 am to 1 pm and the first day of school is Tuesday, August 18, 2020. If necessary, we will hold the Freshman Orientation event online. Please note enrollment packets for 2020-21 will available in the Legacy VAPA office the week of August 3, between 8 am and 2 pm, and should be returned the following week. We plan to make Year 9 of VAPA the best ever! Please also be sure to check our website regularly and utilize our social media platforms for updates (Website www.vapalegacy.com, ONLINE Website www.bit.ly/vapaonline, Facebook www.facebook.com/VAPAHS, Twitter https://twitter.com/vapa_at_legacy, and Instagram www.instagram.com/vapa_at_legacy). Please also call me at any time at 323-357-7531 (office) or 323-596-7531(hotline) or e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net . You may also send questions to our Parent Request system online at www.bit.ly/vaparequestenglish or www.bit.ly/vaparequyestspanish. Sincerely, Edward Trimis, Principal

3 MIN2 w ago
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Welcome for New Students

Weekly updates June 7, 2020

Weekly Updates June 7, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are in the final week of the Spring Semester. This week all students will be returning return any textbooks, library books, uniforms, instruments or equipment for school including performing groups, sports program. SENIORS will pay outstanding fines with the Student Store, return Chromebooks or other technology, and receive caps and gowns. 9th, 10th and 11th Graders will NOT return technology/Chromebooks and will not pay fines this week. ALL SPORTS equipment and uniforms as well as musical instruments will be returned on Monday only, 8:30 am-3 pm. Students are assigned times on their specific day and can get those times on Schoology. We will have a virtual Senior Awards on June 11 at 5 pm and Sports Orientation on Monday, June 15 at 5 pm, presented via YouTube Premier. Our Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation will be Satu...

3 MINJUN 8
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Weekly updates June 7, 2020

Weekly Updates May 31, 2020

Weekly Updates May 31, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are in the final two weeks of the Spring Semester. This Friday, June 5, at their assigned time, seniors will return any textbooks, library books, uniforms, instruments or equipment for performing groups, sports equipment and uniforms, and pay any outstanding fees at the Student Store. After final clearance, seniors will receive their caps and gowns. 9th-11th grade students will follow the same return process on June 8-11 on assigned dates and times. Please go to www.vapalegacy.com and http://’bit.ly/vapaonline to see assigned times for students. I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented via YouTube Premier on June 10 at 2 pm. The deadline to submit recital videos is Thursday, June 4. Our Class of 2020 Virtual Graduatio...

2 MINJUN 1
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Weekly Updates May 31, 2020

Weekly Updates May 25, 2020

Weekly Updates May 25, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We wish our VAPA seniors all the best as they take their Final Exams this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will have a virtual Open House tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26, at 5 pm. The Zoom Webinar links is posted on our social media sites and website at www.vapalegacy.com and www.bit.ly/vapaonline. SENIORS I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We are coming down to the end of the year! June 5 is the day for seniors to come to school and return textbooks, library books, pay any outstanding debts, and return technology, uniforms, and equipment. We have also set aside this day for students to pick-up caps and gowns and awards after turning in their clearance sheet. We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented via YouTube Premier on June 10 at 2 pm. The deadlin...

2 MINMAY 27
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Weekly Updates May 25, 2020

Weekly Updates May 17, 2020

Weekly Updates May 17, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We wish our VAPA students all the best as they continue taking Advanced Placement Exams this week. We will have a virtual Coffee With the Principal on Friday, May 22, at 10 am.Our virtual Open House will be Tuesday, May 26, at 2 pm. Zoom Meet links for both events will be posted on our social media sites and website. SENIORS I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We are coming down to the end of the year! At this time we have tentatively set June 5 as the day for seniors to come to school and return textbooks, library books, pay any outstanding debts, and return technology, uniforms, and equipment. We have also set aside this day for students to pick-up caps and gowns and awards after turning in their clearance sheet. We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented v...

3 MINMAY 18
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Weekly Updates May 17, 2020

Welcome to Legacy VAPA Class of 2024

Video Welcome https://youtu.be/Ot3IIpsTF-Y Welcome, Legacy VAPA Class of 2024 May 10, 2020 April 30, 2020 Dear Students and Parents or Guardians, It is with great excitement I welcome you to the Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School family! We have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful year for you full of fantastic learning opportunities from the classroom to the stage and beyond! We are excited about the many programs we offer that you will learn about from your Link Crew mentors to the 3-day ACE program for all Freshmen, to the Leader in Me program. I hope to see you at Fall events, our Freshman Orientation event, our opening football game, Back-to-School Night, shows, concerts, recitals, and more! Please be aware that given the current health crisis we are all facing, we are not sure at this point what any of these will look like, but we are hopeful we will get back to more of a normal situation soon. LAUSD will run a virtual Summer School Program running from Jun...

3 MINMAY 11
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Welcome to Legacy VAPA Class of 2024

Weekly Updates May 10, 2020

Weekly Updates May 10, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! This is Foster Care Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. 15-Week Progress Reports are out this week and there are 5 weeks of school left until summer. The last day of instruction is June 12, Summer School is Online and June 24-July 28, and the first day of instruction in the Fall is August 18. We wish our VAPA students all the best as they start taking Advanced Placement Exams this week. GRADE-SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: SENIORS We will be making some deliveries to seniors this week on Tuesday including refunds and other paperwork. Any senior who thinks we may have an incorrect address on file should e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net with your correct address. We will have a pick-up day at school for any deliveries we are not able to make. Stay-tuned for updates about graduation. We will host a virtual Senior Awards and Rec...

3 MINMAY 11
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Weekly Updates May 10, 2020

Weekly Update May 3, 2020

Weekly Update May 3, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are continuing teaching and learning online this week as I hope to continue to answer questions and provide more support for our students as well as the teachers who teach them. This week we celebrate National Teachers Week with National Teachers Day being Tuesday. Please give a shout-out or a thank you to your teachers this week! One of my early mentors in education, in the classroom and as a school leader, was Jon Liechty, the first principal I worked with as a full-time teacher at Berendo Middle School in the 80’s. Mr. Liechty always said, whenever he got the chance, that the classroom teacher is the most important person that works for the school district because their reach is far and the impact they make on kids’ lives on a daily basis is more than anyone else in our educational system. And I agree and this has ...

2 MINMAY 4
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Weekly Update May 3, 2020

Special Announcements For Seniors

Senior Announcements (4/30/20) April 30, 2020 Dear VAPA Seniors and Parents or Guardians, We are now in the last month and a half of the school year and I have some updates for you. I’m sure you agree this has been an unprecedented time for all of us and I am sure not the way our seniors wanted to close their last year of high school. We are finding answers to questions as soon as possible and are working on plans to honor our seniors in a few different ways including signs and messages online. We have been featuring seniors on our social media sites and website. We are asking ALL seniors to send a photo and plans for college or whatever they will be doing after high school. We need these as soon as possible, ideally before Friday, May 1, so they may be featured in the slide show we are sending to LAUSD to be posted on the LAUSD website. Please send photos and information to Ms. Dadrass at pxd9265@lausd.net. We are planning virtual or online events for Cinco de Mayo, Senior Awards ...

3 MINMAY 1
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Special Announcements For Seniors

Weekly Updates: April 26, 2020

Weekly Updates April 26, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! At Legacy VAPA, we are continuing to connect with our students and community online. You may hear “virtual learning system” or “virtual academy” and these are all another way of saying “online school”. We will continue teaching and learning in the environment for the rest of the semester which ends June 12 and in summer school, June 24-July 28. Teachers will be holding regular office hours and teaching online, sometimes through live online sessions with their students and sometimes through e-mail and text communications, depending on the teacher and the class. We hold staff and community meetings on Zoom, one of the video conferencing platforms that many schools use. Here are a few reminders: Grab and Go school meals continue to be distributed at South Gate and Southeast High Schools from 7-11 am each weekday. Se...

3 MINAPR 27
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Weekly Updates: April 26, 2020

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Welcome for New Students

Welcome For New Students-UPDATE June 28, 2020 Dear Students and Parents or Guardians, It is with great excitement I welcome you to the Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School family! We have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful year for you full of fantastic learning opportunities from the classroom to the stage and beyond! We are excited about the many programs we offer that you will learn about from your Link Crew mentors to the 3-day ACE program for all Freshmen, to the Leader in Me program. I hope to see you at Fall events, our Freshman Orientation event, Back-to-School Night, shows, concerts, recitals, and more! Please be aware that given the current health crisis we are all facing, our calendar and events schedule is fluid, but will be getting more information throughout the summer. Please go to www.bit.ly/vapa2024 for updated information and a class request form. Please complete the form as soon as possible as our goal is to have all students scheduled into classes before the beginning of August. We will also post updates on the Class of 2024 web page. LAUSD is running a virtual Summer School Program running from June 24 to July 28. Please go to https://btb.lausd.net/summerprograms more info. Please see our online Sports Orientation linked at our website and social media platforms and go to www.legacytigers.com for coaches contacts and updated information. Our Summer Orientation for New Freshmen will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 8 am to 1 pm and the first day of school is Tuesday, August 18, 2020. If necessary, we will hold the Freshman Orientation event online. Please note enrollment packets for 2020-21 will available in the Legacy VAPA office the week of August 3, between 8 am and 2 pm, and should be returned the following week. We plan to make Year 9 of VAPA the best ever! Please also be sure to check our website regularly and utilize our social media platforms for updates (Website www.vapalegacy.com, ONLINE Website www.bit.ly/vapaonline, Facebook www.facebook.com/VAPAHS, Twitter https://twitter.com/vapa_at_legacy, and Instagram www.instagram.com/vapa_at_legacy). Please also call me at any time at 323-357-7531 (office) or 323-596-7531(hotline) or e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net . You may also send questions to our Parent Request system online at www.bit.ly/vaparequestenglish or www.bit.ly/vaparequyestspanish. Sincerely, Edward Trimis, Principal

3 MIN2 w ago
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Welcome for New Students

Weekly updates June 7, 2020

Weekly Updates June 7, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are in the final week of the Spring Semester. This week all students will be returning return any textbooks, library books, uniforms, instruments or equipment for school including performing groups, sports program. SENIORS will pay outstanding fines with the Student Store, return Chromebooks or other technology, and receive caps and gowns. 9th, 10th and 11th Graders will NOT return technology/Chromebooks and will not pay fines this week. ALL SPORTS equipment and uniforms as well as musical instruments will be returned on Monday only, 8:30 am-3 pm. Students are assigned times on their specific day and can get those times on Schoology. We will have a virtual Senior Awards on June 11 at 5 pm and Sports Orientation on Monday, June 15 at 5 pm, presented via YouTube Premier. Our Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation will be Satu...

3 MINJUN 8
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Weekly updates June 7, 2020

Weekly Updates May 31, 2020

Weekly Updates May 31, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are in the final two weeks of the Spring Semester. This Friday, June 5, at their assigned time, seniors will return any textbooks, library books, uniforms, instruments or equipment for performing groups, sports equipment and uniforms, and pay any outstanding fees at the Student Store. After final clearance, seniors will receive their caps and gowns. 9th-11th grade students will follow the same return process on June 8-11 on assigned dates and times. Please go to www.vapalegacy.com and http://’bit.ly/vapaonline to see assigned times for students. I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented via YouTube Premier on June 10 at 2 pm. The deadline to submit recital videos is Thursday, June 4. Our Class of 2020 Virtual Graduatio...

2 MINJUN 1
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Weekly Updates May 31, 2020

Weekly Updates May 25, 2020

Weekly Updates May 25, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We wish our VAPA seniors all the best as they take their Final Exams this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We will have a virtual Open House tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26, at 5 pm. The Zoom Webinar links is posted on our social media sites and website at www.vapalegacy.com and www.bit.ly/vapaonline. SENIORS I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We are coming down to the end of the year! June 5 is the day for seniors to come to school and return textbooks, library books, pay any outstanding debts, and return technology, uniforms, and equipment. We have also set aside this day for students to pick-up caps and gowns and awards after turning in their clearance sheet. We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented via YouTube Premier on June 10 at 2 pm. The deadlin...

2 MINMAY 27
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Weekly Updates May 25, 2020

Weekly Updates May 17, 2020

Weekly Updates May 17, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We wish our VAPA students all the best as they continue taking Advanced Placement Exams this week. We will have a virtual Coffee With the Principal on Friday, May 22, at 10 am.Our virtual Open House will be Tuesday, May 26, at 2 pm. Zoom Meet links for both events will be posted on our social media sites and website. SENIORS I encourage our seniors to go to their page on our website https://bit.ly/2020vapa We are coming down to the end of the year! At this time we have tentatively set June 5 as the day for seniors to come to school and return textbooks, library books, pay any outstanding debts, and return technology, uniforms, and equipment. We have also set aside this day for students to pick-up caps and gowns and awards after turning in their clearance sheet. We will have a virtual Senior Awards and Recital presented v...

3 MINMAY 18
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Weekly Updates May 17, 2020

Welcome to Legacy VAPA Class of 2024

Video Welcome https://youtu.be/Ot3IIpsTF-Y Welcome, Legacy VAPA Class of 2024 May 10, 2020 April 30, 2020 Dear Students and Parents or Guardians, It is with great excitement I welcome you to the Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School family! We have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful year for you full of fantastic learning opportunities from the classroom to the stage and beyond! We are excited about the many programs we offer that you will learn about from your Link Crew mentors to the 3-day ACE program for all Freshmen, to the Leader in Me program. I hope to see you at Fall events, our Freshman Orientation event, our opening football game, Back-to-School Night, shows, concerts, recitals, and more! Please be aware that given the current health crisis we are all facing, we are not sure at this point what any of these will look like, but we are hopeful we will get back to more of a normal situation soon. LAUSD will run a virtual Summer School Program running from Jun...

3 MINMAY 11
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Welcome to Legacy VAPA Class of 2024

Weekly Updates May 10, 2020

Weekly Updates May 10, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! This is Foster Care Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. 15-Week Progress Reports are out this week and there are 5 weeks of school left until summer. The last day of instruction is June 12, Summer School is Online and June 24-July 28, and the first day of instruction in the Fall is August 18. We wish our VAPA students all the best as they start taking Advanced Placement Exams this week. GRADE-SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS: SENIORS We will be making some deliveries to seniors this week on Tuesday including refunds and other paperwork. Any senior who thinks we may have an incorrect address on file should e-mail me at etrimis@lausd.net with your correct address. We will have a pick-up day at school for any deliveries we are not able to make. Stay-tuned for updates about graduation. We will host a virtual Senior Awards and Rec...

3 MINMAY 11
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Weekly Updates May 10, 2020

Weekly Update May 3, 2020

Weekly Update May 3, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! We are continuing teaching and learning online this week as I hope to continue to answer questions and provide more support for our students as well as the teachers who teach them. This week we celebrate National Teachers Week with National Teachers Day being Tuesday. Please give a shout-out or a thank you to your teachers this week! One of my early mentors in education, in the classroom and as a school leader, was Jon Liechty, the first principal I worked with as a full-time teacher at Berendo Middle School in the 80’s. Mr. Liechty always said, whenever he got the chance, that the classroom teacher is the most important person that works for the school district because their reach is far and the impact they make on kids’ lives on a daily basis is more than anyone else in our educational system. And I agree and this has ...

2 MINMAY 4
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Weekly Update May 3, 2020

Special Announcements For Seniors

Senior Announcements (4/30/20) April 30, 2020 Dear VAPA Seniors and Parents or Guardians, We are now in the last month and a half of the school year and I have some updates for you. I’m sure you agree this has been an unprecedented time for all of us and I am sure not the way our seniors wanted to close their last year of high school. We are finding answers to questions as soon as possible and are working on plans to honor our seniors in a few different ways including signs and messages online. We have been featuring seniors on our social media sites and website. We are asking ALL seniors to send a photo and plans for college or whatever they will be doing after high school. We need these as soon as possible, ideally before Friday, May 1, so they may be featured in the slide show we are sending to LAUSD to be posted on the LAUSD website. Please send photos and information to Ms. Dadrass at pxd9265@lausd.net. We are planning virtual or online events for Cinco de Mayo, Senior Awards ...

3 MINMAY 1
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Special Announcements For Seniors

Weekly Updates: April 26, 2020

Weekly Updates April 26, 2020 Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! At Legacy VAPA, we are continuing to connect with our students and community online. You may hear “virtual learning system” or “virtual academy” and these are all another way of saying “online school”. We will continue teaching and learning in the environment for the rest of the semester which ends June 12 and in summer school, June 24-July 28. Teachers will be holding regular office hours and teaching online, sometimes through live online sessions with their students and sometimes through e-mail and text communications, depending on the teacher and the class. We hold staff and community meetings on Zoom, one of the video conferencing platforms that many schools use. Here are a few reminders: Grab and Go school meals continue to be distributed at South Gate and Southeast High Schools from 7-11 am each weekday. Se...

3 MINAPR 27
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Weekly Updates: April 26, 2020
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