A letter from Dr. Pedersen about the move to full remote learning can be found at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/957260/Move_to_Full_Remote_Model_-_COVID-19_-_10.08.2020.pdf
Lawrence Families We have been mandated by the State to move to full remote learning from Friday October 9 until at least Friday October 23. Our hybrid learners have done a great job maintaining the protocols however the schools fall into the cluster action initiative of NYS. Your principals will reach out with details tomorrow. Please stay well. Dr Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families, The district was notified this afternoon of 2 positive COVID-19 cases. One case involves a student in the Pre-K program. The second is a staff member at Lawrence Primary School. Please see the following letter for more information: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/950946/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_Primary__2_School_and_UPK_-_10.02.2020.docx.pdf
Good morning Lawrence - out of caution, Lawrence Primary School will be full remote today, Thursday. No In- person for PRIMARY ONLY Please see link. Thank you, Dr Pedersen https://www.smore.com/q9u37
Dear Lawrence Families, Please see the following letter regarding a positive COVID-19 case at Lawrence Primary School. The school remains open based on Department of Health Guidance. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/948351/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_Primary__2_School_-_9.30.2020.pdf
Good afternoon Lawrence families. Our Health App is now live! If you have not already registered, please following the instructions found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/936677/Lawrence__FrontlineHealthPortal.pdf to create your account. If you have any trouble please email HealthPortalHelp@lawrence.org with your name and email and your student’s name and grade.
The district has been notified a staff member at Lawrence Primary School has tested positive for COVID-19. There is no need to close the building. A letter with more information can be found at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/944648/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_Primary__2_School_-_9.29.2020.pdf
Lawrence will be having virtual back to school nights this year. These posted videos and presentations from your child’s teacher will allow all families, regardless of their chosen instructional model, to virtually ‘meet’ the teacher and review the curriculum expectations of the grade and subject. Instructions on how to log in will be sent from each school . The dates are : Wednesday September 16th Lawrence High School ( grades 9-12) Thursday September 17th Lawrence Elementary School ( grades 4,5 and 6) Wednesday September 23rd Lawrence Primary ( grades 1,2, and 3) Thursday September 24th Lawrence Early Childhood Center ( pre k and k) Lawrence Middle School (grades 7 and 8).
We had a wonderful first week back in Lawrence. See some of the news from the week and directions for the start of Gold (B) cohort in this newsletter https://www.smore.com/0kw3a
Lawrence will never forget the heroes and horrors of 9/11. Tomorrow, a moment of silence will take place in all buildings along with a ceremonial flag raising and the playing of taps. We ask all to wear red, white and blue, if you are remote and in person. Families can watch the flag raising from socially distant outdoor spots or when posted to school websites. LHS 9 am, Primary @2 10 am, LMS and LES 10:45, ECC @4 1:15 Thank you Never Forget
Blue Cohort (A) Families 1. Complete these two documents prior to coming to school: Assurances (complete once for each child) https://forms.gle/3TQuvtM3W61EfmiS6 Daily Health Screenings (done every day) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing Thank you
Lawrence Families Please see our Back to School newsletter. https://www.smore.com/qngmh Cohort A, Blue families be sure to complete the assurances document by Monday evening. Thank you Dr Pedersen
Wednesday September 3rd food distribution for registered school age children is from 4:15 pm to 10:00 pm PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Thank you
A link to the Lawrence Public School's 2020-2021 Calendar & Information Guide has been posted in the news section on our sites. It can also be found at https://tinyurl.com/LawrenceCalendar20-21
School starts for All LEARNERS Tuesday , September 8th. some via their connection to teachers on google classroom others in-person : Please note: 1. Teachers call all families throughout before Labor Day. 2. On the 8th Cohort A is in-person, Cohort B and Full Remote use google classroom 3 On the 14 Cohort B is in person, Cohort A and Full Remote use google classroom 4. On the 21st live steaming begins for cohort B and full remote while cohort A returns in person. A Full Remore Orientation will take place prior to the 8th
Good morning Lawrence, I hope you and your children are well. Here is a link to our tenth summer newsletter including information on mailings and more! https://www.smore.com/0j128 My best to you, Dr.Pedersen
A dedicated space to study is helpful to the learning process. Please complete this form if you would like to use a school desk this year for your remote learner. Thank you and stay well. https://forms.gle/pGvMHr9JZyqZPejX7
Hybrid Families, Please see this important checklist from the CDC. These final summer days are important for building your child’s stamina in wearing a mask for longer periods of time. Each school will send you a readiness checklist reviewing the safety procedures required in the school buildings. Thank you. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/pdf/Back-to-School-Planning-for-In-Person-Classes.pdf
Dear Lawrence Please see this week’s Summer Lawrence Onward Newsletter https://www.smore.com/zw0sx I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and staying safe, healthy, and strong. Dr Pedersen
Thank you for completing the Lawrence form for full remote. 30 percent of ourfamilies have selected this option. The form closes tonight, if interested please complete. Thank you Dr. Pedersen https://forms.gle/hKVmdysmDHddNDQw5
Below is the link if you were not able to attend the PBS Kids panel for parents and caregivers focused on questions about the 20-21 school year: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et3uAWIIKr0&feature=youtu.be
Please see the flyer attached and join us for our Grab and Go Book Fair from 9-11am on Wednesday, August 26th in the front of Lawrence Elementary School, 195 Broadway in Lawrence. Students in Grades K-6 will be able to choose two free books to start their own home libraries! Please remember to wear a mask and watch your distance! We look forward to seeing you! -Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Beckmann, Ms. McLoughlin & Mrs. Tariq
Last night we held our Kindergarten Virtual Community Circle. Parents were informed of the safety and health protocols being taken within our District and particularly, at the Early Childhood Center #4 School. Parents participated by asking questions on precautions, and our Hybrid and Remote Model Learning options. Below is the link to listen in to our Community Circle discussion. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QA7U0M78tYHqhT__nAbhLKPW7nnLmu4s/view?usp=sharing
Please check the District "Documents" Section for the Early Childhood Center Kindergarten Supply List. ECC Website page coming soon! Please check the District page frequently for updates and information!
Dear Lawrence I hope you and your families are well. This link will take you to the latest newsletter. Please complete your preference for September instruction and read the latest information. https://www.smore.com/fsja0 Thank you Dr. Pedersen
PBS kids will be hosting a panel for parents and caregivers on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 3:30 PM surrounding questions about the 2020-2021 school year: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning? Use this link to sign up: https://www.pbs.org/parents/back-to-school-event
Thank you to all our families who participated in last night’s community circle. Here is the link to the audio. We will be contacting you shortly with the times for individual school community circles. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCFCQ7sOXYq_Yhm2wPZE7Slbi967QFDX/view Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence We held the first community circle meeting this morning . The link to the audio can be found below. There will be building level meetings scheduled starting next week through the start of school. I hope the audio helps you with the difficult decision between hybrid or remote instruction. Your decision is needed by August 20th Thank you Dr Pedersen https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ghRavplDu2YHERYtDSD67ZJ3PfOXrunO/view
Lawrence en Adelante #7 Formulario para Clases Completamente Remoto Estimadas Familias de Lawrence, Este enlace se puede usar para completar el formulario optando por la instrucción COMPLETAMENTE REMOTO, lo que significa es durante el primer periodo de calificaciones su hijo(a) NO ingresara a los edificios, pero asistirá y participara en las clases transmitidas virtualmente. Si elige la instrucción HÍBRIDA no necesita completar un formulario. En caso que no esté seguro, espere las sesiones informativas que se programaran esta semana. Gracias. Remoto https://forms.gle/hKVmdysmDHddNDQw5 Optar Por No Viajar en Autobús Como planeamos para septiembre, sepa que uno de los desafíos será el distanciamiento social en los autobuses escolares. Si esta seleccionando instrucción remota o si puede optar por NO participar en el transporte, le pedimos que complete este formulario. Espere las sesiones de información si no está seguro. Gracias. https://forms.gle/6TJeajdsBTk2z6S98
Please use the links found here to indicate your preference for remote instruction. If you have any questions we will address them as quickly as we can. Thank you Dr. Pedersen https://www.smore.com/8mnzr
Please see latest news regarding parental choice for Lawrence’s September opening. Thank you https://www.smore.com/crwsd
Dear Lawrence Families I hope you are well and enjoying your weekend in a safe way. Please see updates explaining choices for your children now that the Govenor has stated that school may reopen. Details are found here https://www.smore.com/crwsd Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has indicated that schools may reopen in September and provide the models of instruction that address health and safety and the needs of the local community. Lawrence is currently planning to open offering hybrid ( alternating weeks of in person and remote) and a full remote model. Families will be asked to “opt in” if they would like full remote instruction and a form will be sent Monday. Please refer to page 30 of the guidance document found in the news section. We will announce our virtual information sessions next week. Thank you Stay safe Dr.Pedersen
Dear Lawrence, I hope you are well. Please see this week’s lawrence Onward here. https://www.smore.com/zdbeu Our full reopening plan can be found at Lawrence.org in Spanish and English. The reopening of schools is a fluid situation and we await further guidance. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence Reopening planning is following State and CDC guidance and focused on the safest way to protect our most precious resource, the children. We are preparing for instruction in a rotating or “Hybrid” model which alternates weeks between in school and remote. We must keep social distancing in school. A full remote option for families is a likely choice. Again, we await Govenor’s Orders on reopening, but our current thinking is the full in person model does not allow all children and staff to keep appropriate social distancing . Complete plan details will be released Friday. Thank you and please be safe and well. Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence Families I hope you are well and appreciate your patience as we await word on September. Please see the latest updates to reopening. https://www.smore.com/9z3kp Spanish translation can be found on Lawrence.org. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Please help the Lawrence Reopening committee by completing a survey by noon on Tuesday, July 28th. The survey can be found on our websites and app or by going to: https://forms.gle/51wybnVAy69P4spi6
Please use the link to see the latest edition of Lawrence Onward for updates on the work towards the State guidance for schools . https://www.smore.com/15a0t
Universal Pre-K registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun! Seats are limited. To register, or to find out more information, e-mail TransportationStaff@Lawrence.K12.NY.US
Lawrence continues to prepare our school buildings as we await the NYS Education Department guidance for school reopening in September. Our hand sanitizer delivery has arrived and cleaning crews are working hard to prepare the buildings. Their work and the patience of our families and staff are appreciated.
The Lawrence High School Virtual Graduation can be found at https://tinyurl.com/LHSVirtualGraduation Information on how to download the video can be found in the "Lawrence High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation" article in the News section. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
To view the ceremony, log on to: https://www.vegovirtual.com/lawrence between 7-7:30 PM and enter the password: 2020grad
*REMINDER* LMS Drop Offs & Pick Ups for Monday, June 15th: 8th Grade: 8-10AM Main Entrance Front of Building -Yearbook & Bag Pick up -Instrument and Calculator Return 6th & 7th Grade: 10am-12pm Main Entrance Front of Building -Bag Pick up & Instrument Returns 7th Grade Honors: 10am-12pm Main Entrance Front of Building -Return Calculators I look forward to seeing you!
Please join Drs. Mackler & Devine for a chat about Self Care During Covid-19, moving ahead into Summer. Training will be on Google Meet June 15th, 3-4:30. Spanish translation provided. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/aAFWA9inFZYeR5a59
Dear Lawrence , The June calendar has been posted on the web and app. Please check for important dates and information on SNAP benefits. It has been a challenging year, but we are so very proud of the efforts of our students, supported by their families. Stay well ! Dr Pedersen
In these challenging times we would like to make families aware of an increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If families already get SNAP benefits, additional funding will be sent to the benefit card. Any family NOT already receiving SNAP, but qualifying for the school Free and Reduced lunch program will be mailed a card that will be able to be used in the same way. There will be payments for March and April, and another for May and June. The funding stream is not from DSS, rather from the Office of Temporary Disability Services. Families will not have to apply separately for this benefit.
If you have preregistered for tonight’s Parent Training, a link was sent to you to join us on Google Meet at 5 pm. Looking forward to seeing you! Self- care is always a good choice! Please email email@example.com if you have any trouble with the link.
The form to register for kosher meals is now open and will close Friday at 3 PM. Please register so we can ensure that an adequate number of meals are available to you. Visit the news section of the Lawrence School District website or App to register or learn more.
The Lawrence Public Schools would like to inform you that there will be a Nassau County food distribution to Lawrence/Inwood residents tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 12 noon. If you are a Lawrence/Inwood resident in need of food please come to Lawrence Early Childhood Center #4 School 87 Wanser Ave. in Inwood. Please ensure to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring a shopping bag and/or shopping cart. This is an additional food distribution. Any food distribution currently be done by your school district is still occurring. Food is while supplies last.
Please join Drs. Mackler & Devine for a chat about Self Care During Covid-19, moving ahead into Summer. Training will be on Google Meet May 26th, 5-6:30. Sign up today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Parent Training Workshops! Spanish translation provided.
The distribution location for kosher meals from Elite Caterers has been changed to the Broadway Campus (195 Broadway). More information on distribution or registering can be found in the news section of the district website and app.
Kosher food will be distributed starting Wednesday. Visit the news section of our district website or app for information on distribution and how to register for pickup.
Seniors.. Your signs for your homes should be arriving this week along with more details on pick up for graduation caps and gowns and times for your photos. We will be honoring your Graduation in many ways including a virtual ceremony. Stay tuned and stay strong. Class of 2020, you are outstanding. Dr Pedersen
One of ours super teacher aides, Sasha Young, is now helping those in need. You can find her and her team at the Five Towns Community Center helping those who are food compromised. She unselfishly visits families to help them manage during these difficult times. We thank all Sasha and her team who spread kindness!
ATTENTION ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS: Your exams begin Monday May 11th, good luck. Make sure that you have watched the demo on the college board website. It was also emailed to you. Be sure to log in and prepare to “enter” the test 30 minutes before the exam.
Seniors, Lawrence is so proud of you and your accomplishments. You are spectacular men and women and we will celebrate the milestone of your High School graduation. Stay tuned, stay connected to your classes and details to follow. The senior video is found in the news section of the app and website. It has brought smiles and tears to the faculty and staff, thank you to the students who put it together. Dr Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families, We all share great pride in our students. To acknowledge the success of the class of 2020, please consider taking part in a Long Island wide event. You can do this by flickering your house lights and making noise (banging pots and pans) at your door for 20 minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m. tonight. (20:20 military time) . May 1st is Senior commitment day, when college acceptances are due and we want our seniors to know they have the support of our community. Stay socially distant but show your emotional connection to these fine students. Dr. Pedersen
Food Resources Available Please use this link or visit our news section for information about additional food resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/141EGRbFUFyRk5yBoWe_bVUidl8pGSF-k0jE_JHAfiY0/edit?usp=sharing
One of many teaching bright spots to brighten up a rainy April Day, Lawrence Learns! Lawrence is so proud of our teachers, students and families. The mission statement in Lawrence includes a statement to “prepare learners for life’s challenges”. Our learners are well prepared and taught well under caring staff. This image is of a 5th Grade Class with 100% attendance in a LIVE Class . With a new remote schedule, students finish each live class daily with some math “brain work.” All 25 students worked on “4nums.com.” Students eagerly come up with different equations to reach a solution and share. They problem solve together too if needed!
Working for the children, Principal Chris Moore, joined by secretaries Nereyda Amaya Moran, Sabrina Lynch and Head Custodian Billy Mahr prepare the second grade Chromebooks for Wednesday distribution. Although these young learners had tablets to access programming, with the extended school closure, we want our learners signing in to “live” instruction with their fabulous teachers. We await delivery on the first grade Chromebooks. Previously issued student tablets will serve as “ hot spots” for internet connection.
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has announced that school will be closed until at least May 15th. Please stay connected with your teachers and our social emotional support teams during this period of “NY Pause”. Following social distancing guidelines remains our shared responsibility . We are proud of our students for their academic work ethic and for handling the tremendous emotional pressure of this crisis. Reach out for support, be strong and be well Thank you. Dr Pedersen
Attention Lawrence Families, the food distribution schedule has changed. The new schedule is: Monday pick up is for Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday pick up is for Wednesday & Thursday, and Friday pick up is for Friday & the weekend. Pick up times & locations have not changed.
Greetings Lawrence We hope that you are well and following socially distancing guidelines. Please see news story on this site for some FAQ regarding Regents exams. Students, balance and patience are the best pieces of advice I can offer you. Thank you for your positive attitudes, we all know how challenging this is for you. Stay Strong, you are Lawrence! Dr. Pedersen
Food distribution will continue through Thursday this week. To allow for the holiday, food for Thursday through Monday will be distributed on Thursday. This will be 10 meals per student. Please bring something to take the food home in. Daily distribution will resume on Tuesday.
4th grade classes will be going LIVE on iTutor, Monday at 9:30AM. Please follow the directions from your teacher’s Google Classroom
Tomorrow, April 4th, you can join a global chalk painting event to spread joy around the community. Share your art on social media with #Chalk4Joy and be sure to practice proper social distancing when participating. More information is available on the event's Facebook page. You can also share your pictures with me email@example.com Have fun and be safe😊
Dear LES Families, I hope you are all safe and healthy. Guess what boys and girls? I have a YouTube channel. The link to watch me read books aloud to you is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TCgCmKu3QhRIRVe7OvNsg I miss all of you and hope to see you soon. Mrs. Beach
Dear Lawrence Families, Thursday and Friday MS and HS students are asked to follow the posted schedule to pick up locker belongings from the back of our buildings. We thank our facilities department and remind you that social distancing will be enforced at this time. No one will come in the building. Drive or walk up and tell your name and locker number to our staff. Bagged belongings will be passed across a six foot table. Cleaned lockers will allow Lawrence a chance to fully sanitize the buildings. Thank you
Information on available Day Care Centers in Nassau County for Children of First Responders' & Emergency Healthcare Workers can be found at https://5il.co/e8x2
Dear Lawrence Families, Your kindness as a school community is clearly felt as we all work through the challenges of this crisis. Wishing you physical and emotional strength and good health. Please reach out via email for emotional support Familysupport @lawrence.org for Learning suppport Distancelearning@lawrence.org Thank you Dr Pedersen
Daily optional lessons for most AP courses will begin tomorrow on YouTube. http://spr.ly/61811Q5iL. More coming soon. Lessons will be delivered by AP teachers from across the country and can be used alongside work teachers are giving their students. Teachers are welcome to join! The first weeks will focus on the end of the course, key topics that colleges expect students to learn but won’t be on exams. Teachers will also provide exam prep each day. As exams approach, teachers will focus primarily on review of concepts/skills that could appear on exams. Some lessons being taught this week: #APUSH: 8.3 The Red Scare #APBio: 7.2 Natural Selection #APPsych: 8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders See more topics being covered this week and the full course schedule here: http://spr.ly/61821Q5i0.
Dear LES Families, We miss you! Please click on this link to see and hear me read you a book. https://youtu.be/SijYLbpN4IU
Good morning families , As we go through this crisis please know that Lawrence can be reached using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, distance learning questions or issues signing in can be sent to distance learning @lawrence.org. Classes begin shortly and resources are found in the news story on the app and Lawrence.org. We pray that you find beauty in your socially distant locations and that good health follows you and those you love through this crisis. Stay safe, stay strong. Dr Pedersen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8 A recommended daily 1/2 hour presentation by Mo Willems, children’s book author and Kennedy Center “ visiting artist”. There’s a calmness to his engaging message and he gently addresses some of the emotional feelings children and adults have at this time. Grab a paper and drawing instrument and doodle with Mo. Thank you all for doing your part by staying distant from one another at this time. Be well. Dr. Pedersen
DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 The links below will provide Distance Learning resources for you and your students. These links can also be found using the "Distance Learning" drop down menu on all school websites. [Lawrence Distance Learning Academy](https://lawrencesd.itutor.com/) [Distance Learning Resources for Primary School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L7mLi7hwvYikJV-0S_3J79Jj8ofOAZt3-y2Vfv0tdfU/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for Elementary School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kPVrHotxler_0NfV9qAhqlZACTRxmC8bMwkhXpo0ZYQ/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for Middle School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_OCS5Ma2D2fctWTzqPsIVxoutFGmcemf-atd7hbRw1A/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for High School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/11zX5jcW3bv7jvAcPGwkziEKx6YyhYbDrDtaYSBPedcg/edit) If your student is having trouble logging into their email or the Lawrence Distance Learning Academy please email their name, grade, and student ID number (if possible) to DistanceLearning@lawrence.org
https://stories.audible.com/discovery Reading can be a great way to pass time and give our brains a much needed break. This is another free resource for books ranging from preschool to adults . Be well
From our Peninsula Library partners., audio books and more available with your digital library card. Sign up and spend time ‘browsing’ through good books. Our thoughts are with each and every member of our community as we face this health crisis. Be well and take a journey through reading in the safety of your homes. Dr. Pedersen Apply for digital access today at www.nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application/“
Lawrence is very proud of all of our learners who are making routines for their day and spending time using the education resources available to them. Look on Lawrence.org under parent resources and see a grade by grade collection of great websites under “Distant Learning”. Much more information to come on live classes with your teachers and ways to keep advancing your skills from pre-K to grade 12.
We apologize for the late notice. PTC has been cancelled until further notice.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students will begin on Wednesday Morning. Distribution will take place at the #2 and #4 school from 9am until 11am Monday to Friday. Walk up and drive thru available. On Friday meals will be given out for Saturday and Sunday as well.
Good Lawrence Families, I want to make you aware of two resources for you during this difficult time. The first is an email , FamilySupport@lawrence.org - Which will be answered by our psychologists in regard to any social emotions questions or concerns you have for your family. The second is a link to a document of online resources for children organized by grade level. It is found in the Lawrence.org website under parent resources. As we aim to provide continuity of learning we ask you to look at those resources. Live classes will begin as soon as we can. Wishing you all good health. Dr. Pedersen
Good morning Lawrence, The district will be sharing the learning platform for your children in the next few days. Lunch and breakfast pickup begins today at the #4 ECC and #2 Primary schools . Please check the app and website for updates and details. Be sure to check the district page and your school pages. Musicians, information on picking up instruments will be posted this morning. Students, do your best to make routines that structure your day. Follow guidelines for social distancing and know we are working hard to support you. I wish you all good health. Dr. Pedersen
Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students will begin on Wednesday Morning. Distribution will take place at the #2 and #4 school from 9am until 11am Monday to Friday. Walk up and drive thru available.
Dear Lawrence Families, As you know, all schools are closed for at least the next two weeks. Information on lunch and breakfast for children will be made available today. We all must make health our first priority. Our combined actions as citizens can help stop the spread of this virus. Follow all social distancing advice. We will share educational plans shortly, but first priority for you and your children is to stay as safe as possible. More information to come. Be well . Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families , The county executive has just announced that schools will be closed for the next two weeks. This announcement was made at 10:30 am Sunday. More information will be sent as it becomes available. Please practice social distancing to help stop the spread of this virus. Wishing you good health. Dr Pedersen .
As of Friday morning Lawrence has no known cases of COVID 19. We will out of an abundance of caution be using our unused snow days and a staff development day next week. School will be CLOSED for students Monday Tuesday Wednesday next week. Read the FAQ document in the news section and thank you .
Lawrence has no cases, but we will utilize our unused snow days & a staff development day to close Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. Visit the news section of the district website or app for answers to some frequently asked questions. We will continue to update you.
Lawrence has no cases of Coronavirus at this time, but out of an abundance of caution, all after-school activities are canceled until further notice.
Lawrence continues to focus all attention on the unfolding coronavirus outbreak. As of Thursday morning we have NO positive cases in our community. All Nassau County Superintendents were updated yesterday afternoon by the County Health Commissioner and are in continual contact. We also are being updated from the state education department today. Please follow all proactive measures and I will continue to inform you if any information changes. Again, No cases are in Lawrence. Thank you
Good morning Lawrence families. As of Tuesday morning, Lawrence still has no reports of exposure or diagnosis of the coronavirus. Please visit the news section of the district website or app for an update from the Superintendent.
Thank you to Count Executive Laura Curran for speaking to our students today on the role of government. She also reassured students that the County is addressing the Coronavirus on multiple fronts. The. Students asked insightful questions and we were so pleased she took the time to come to Lawrence.
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences is on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. Student’s Dismissal is at 11:15am. Reunión de padres es mañana Jueves 5 de marzo 2020. Salida de estudiantes es a las 11:15am.
Next week is National School Breakfast Week! Lawrence will be celebrating by offering free breakfast to all students. Remind your student(s) to stop into the cafeteria to pick up breakfast every day next week.
LES held a “How to be a Good Friend” fifth grade assembly yesterday. Ms. Bartels, Mrs. Brickman and Mrs. Beckmann led our learners through the skills needed all the while using audience participation to make it meaningful. The assembly sparked conversation about feelings and how to deal with others.
Are you ready? MS Winter Sports 2 begin on Tuesday, 1/21 Middle School - Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball and Wrestling Reminder, all student athletes must be registered online at FinalForms and have all forms completed and signed by their parent/guardian and themselves. In addition, you must have a valid Physical (Completed within the past 12 months) on file with the Nurse. To Register for FinalForms or complete and sign the forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.final forms.com
Congrats to Lawrence FB Players and Alumni Joe Capobianco and Jordan Fredericks on being named to Newsday’s top 100 Male Athletes for the past decade ‘10-‘19 https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/top-li-high-school-athletes-2010s-boys-1.40194091
Congrats to Lawrence Alum, Joe Capobianco and Jordan Fredericks, on being named to Newsday’s All LI Football Team for the Decade 2010-2019 https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/football/top-li-hs-football-players-2010s-1.39966926
It was quite a successful year for the boys' soccer team. Among being Conference A3 Co-Champions Class ‘A’ Final Four, there were many individual and team honors received. We are very proud of this group of dedicated young men. Below is a list of accomplishments: Auricio Puerto Quintanilla, Sr. - All County, Conference Player of the Year, All State, All Region, All American Alan Martinez, Jr. - All County, Conference Offensive Player of the Year Danny Reyes, Sr. - All County Frank Echeverria, Soph. - Hon. Mention All County Gabe Viera, Soph. - Hon. Mention All County Ozzy Canales, Jr. - All Conference Jose Garcia, Jr. - All Conference Jesus Moran, Jr. - All Conference Angelo Puerto-Quintanilla, Soph. - All Conference Coach Patrick Leary - Conference Coach of the Year CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Please join us for our next Parent Like a Champion workshop on December 9th, at 6 pm at the Early Childhood Center on Wanser Ave. We will learn about the Nutrition and Wellness connection with featured speaker Izabella Levi. You will go home with great takeaways and healthy snacks that you can make with your children. Childcare will be provided. See you then!
Lawrence Certified Nursing Assistant students participated in the New York Department of Labor Job Fair. Students made connections with employers who would be a good fit for the skills learned in this Lawrence High School Nassau BOCES class. We are excited for their future and look forward to enrolling the next group.
Please note: the Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 8 PM has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is November 18th.
Congrats to our girls soccer team on another victory! With a 2-0 record, we are looking forward to a great season!
Congrats to Senior Dave Manara, as he was nominated for the USA Football’s Heart of Gold Award, presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants. He needs our support in voting for him to be a finalist for this prestigious award. Please vote here at http://www.usafootball.com/hoagvote Voting starts tonight, 9/19 at 5:00 PM and will run through 10/13 at 11:59 PM. You may vote once every 24 hours, per device. LET’S SUPPORT DAVID AND SHOW OUR LAWRENCE PRIDE!!
Welcome back to school. Please be extremely patient the first few days of school; it takes extra time for each child and driver. If your stop is missed please notify your school who will communicate the issue to the transportation office. Please look at the news feed for other important information. DO NOT PASS THE BUS IN EITHER DIRECTION WITH RED LIGHT’S FLASHING AND/OR STOP SIGN OUT- IT’S THE LAW AND IT SAVES LIVES. Have a safe, successful and healthy school year,
First Day of Practice and Tryouts for Varsity & JV Sports begin on Monday, 8/26/19 ARE YOU READY? - Varsity & JV Girls Volleyball - 8:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Girls Soccer - 9:00 AM at LHS - Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country - 9:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Cheerleading - 10:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Boys Soccer - 5:00 PM at LHS - Varsity Boys Volleyball - 6:00 PM at LHS - Varsity Girls Tennis - 9:00 AM at LMS Tennis Courts **Reminder, Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian must register with FinalForms online in order to be cleared to play a Sport this Fall!! To Register for Final Forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
Attention All Student Athletes and Parents: New Sports Registration and Clearance Procedures!! We are excited to announce that the Athletics Dept. has launched Final Forms, an online forms system that will reduce repetitive paperwork for families. The forms can be signed and completed from your computer, tablet or Mobile Device. In addition, all students wishing to participate in a District Sport (Grades 7-12) must have a Sports Physical on file and completed annually. Sports Start Dates: - Varsity and JV Football Begin 8/19/19 - All other Fall Varsity & JV Sports Begin 8/26/19 - 7th/8th Grade Fall Sports Begin 9/5/19
Varsity & JV Football Begin in less than 2 weeks: Monday, 8/19 - JV Football At 9:15 AM at LHS - Varsity Football At 5:30 PM at LHS All other High School Fall Sports Begin Monday, 8/26 Middle School Sports Begin Thursday, 9/5 Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Must Register with FinalForms Online in order to be cleared to play a sport this fall and must have a valid Sports Physical (**Completed within the past 12 months ) in file with the Nurse To Register for Final Forms, please go to https://Lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
Reminder- Lawrence Athletics Has New Sports Registration & Clearance Procedures. Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian must register with Final Forms online in order to be cleared to play a sport during the 2019-2020 school year!! Click here to register - https://www.lawrence.org/o/lawrence-school-district/page/final-forms--35
On Wednesday, July 31st, the Peninsula Public Librarian will be at Lawrence Primary School to do an activity with students at Lawrence Primary School. Add it to your calendars 📆 for 11:30AM on July 31st. See you then! 📚
Lawrence HS student Bhawan Sandhu, whose hydrogen fuel cell project conducted together with Tzipora Schein of HAFTR HS, wins second place and a $7000 prize at the Spellman Competition held July 17 at the Cooper Union in Manhattan. Congratulations and professional respect also go to teacher/mentor Mrs. Isseroff
Summer, a time to RISE Up! We are pleased to be presenting exposure to college for a targeted group of incoming 9th graders. Summer is a time to reflect and refresh. We encourage all learners to reflect on ways to grow academically. Summer school, summer readings, cultural enrichment experiences are all ways to RISE UP.
Congratulations to Lawrence ! Recognition this morning for our college bound Valedictorian and Salutatorian at the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents county wide celebration at Crest Hollow County Club. NYIT medical program and Cornell University will be lucky to have these new freshmen.
Safety Always. The District is extremely grateful to all members of the school community that inform us of any concerns they have, this is especially true for safety concerns. Just last night we were made aware of some concerns at the HS which allowed us to immediately follow up with the 4th precinct. There is no threat to our schools, and we have resolved the source of information that was reported to us. Continue please to listen and report. Thank you Our schools are safe because of ALL our efforts. Dr. Pedersen
Monthly calendar view now available! A link to view each school’s google calendar is now available on the site. Scroll down for monthly calendar link and log into your google drive to view. Daily events remain in list form under events. Our app is aimed to keep you all updated on the great things happening here in Lawrence.
Please join us as we honor our Senior Student Athletes at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony on Monday, 6/3 at 6:30 PM in the LHS Cafeteria **Senior Student Athletes must see or e-mail Mr Gordon At email@example.com to confirm sports played from 9th-12th Grades (V & JV) by Friday, 5/24 in order to receive their Plaques
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 24th, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will focus on cyberbullying and we will discuss safe and responsible internet use. Please see the District News section for more information!
Get ready to go ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ on Thursday, May 16th for our Middle School STEAM Fair! Join us from 5:30 - 8 as our students showcase their innovative, engineer projects that they competed this year! There will be musical performances and chances to win prizes at our STEAM Arcade. See you there!
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 3rd, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will discuss safe and responsible internet, and social media use! Another workshop will be held on 5/24. Please see the District News section for more information.
Spring is here!! It is time to have some fun and work on your Baseball Skills!! The Varsity Baseball Team is hosting its first annual Clinic for any boy or girl in Grades 2-8 on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the LHS Baseball Field. It is $15.00 per student and will serve as a fundraiser for the Baseball Team.
LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS is recognized as one of the Best in the Nation for Music Education This award, given for the second consecutive year recognizes the commitment and dedication of LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS to music and the arts as innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education. LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has been named one of 600 districts across the nation to be a Best Communities for Music Education recipient by The NAMM Foundation. LAWRENCE demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students. About The NAMM Foundation: The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
Commissioner Elia's letter about the upcoming ELA & Math tests for grades 3-8 can be found under the Lawrence District news section.
The Baseball Clinic has been rescheduled!! Please come join us for the first annual Baseball Clinic hosted by the Varsity Baseball Team on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the LHS Gym. It is open to any student in Grades 3-8 and cost $15 per student. Come have some fun, learn new skills and support the Baseball Fundraiser!!
The Lawrence School District would like to inform you that the American Red Cross will be distributing and installing smoke alarms, for free, across Long Island on May 4 and May 10. More information can be found at www.lawrence.org
Reminder! To Tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th is a staff development day. There is no school for students tomorrow March 12th.
Do something nice for yourself and attend our Spring Parent Like a Champion workshop on Thursday, March 14, held at the #2 Primary School, this event is for families of all ages. Learn about wellness and taking time for yourself to be a better parent. Pizza will be served to you and your children at 6:30. Call 295-7530 to indicate how many members of your family are attending. We look forward to seeing you.
Monday March 4th weather delay - 2 hours delayed start. See start times: ECC@#4 —-11:10am Primary School @#2 —10:50am Elementary -10:45am Middle School —9:48am High School —9:49am Middle and High School students report to third period at that time. Regular time afternoon dismissal and busing. Thank you and be safe.
Due to the storm, Monday will be a 2 hour delayed opening.
As some of you may be aware, there has been national media coverage lately about an online issue referred to as the “Momo Challenge.” The reports outline a disturbing social media trend that was targeting children online via popular social media channels, encouraging them to participate in dangerous tasks and self-harm. While there are also reports that the threat of the Momo Challenge may be overstated, we felt it important to make you aware of it. Additionally, given the growing national media coverage of the Momo Challenge, experts on mental health caution that such hysterical news coverage could potentially prove harmful, possibly even inspiring imitators. It can also cause some students to be fearful or anxious. We encourage our parents to take this as an opportunity to have intentional conversations with their children about what they encounter online. These discussions could include: Reminding children to never contact strangers online, on any platform; Encourage children to share any worries or concerns with you; Ensure children understand the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they do not know; Tell children no one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do; Set privacy systems on devices with your child as a way to have the conversation about safety. It is also important for parents to know what children can access online. We have the following suggestions for families: Set privacy settings for all social media and gaming applications; Keep video games and YouTube watching in shared family spaces; Set up video game restrictions to friends only; Set up “restricted” mode on YouTube for your child’s account so inappropriate content is not available to them, or stream YouTube content through a family-friendly site such as watchkin.com; Visit other internet safety resources like Family Online Safety Institute, Common Sense Media, Creating a Family Media Plan (American Academy of Pediatrics), Teaching Kids About Internet Safety (GCFLearnFree.org), and Talking with Kids About Being Online (Federal Trade Commission). As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact any member of your building’s leadership team. Our district’s school psychologists and counselors are ready and available to assist.
Water Main Leak repaired water pressure normal in all buildings after a brief 30-45 minute interruption of service.
Lawrence Public Schools honors First Responders Michael Spinelli, Pat Frawley, Jennifer Lopez, David Lebron, Dr. Nima Jalali and Rich Ravo. Their quick actions helped save the life of Basketball Official, Larry Miller, who suffered a Heart Attack during our game. Thank you to Assemblywoman Melissa Miller for your support!!
Reminder - Monday, January 28th is the start of the 2nd semester at LHS. Monday will be a Day 1 schedule
Positive praise week was a smashing success! Our students focused our RICH core values and were recognized for embodying our mission!
Private School Transportation renewal requests will be available online beginning February 1st
Congrats to the Wrestling Team as they defeated Sewanhaka West. Come support the Wrestling Team as they take on Hempstead today at 4:30 PM. This is their final Home Match of the season
Success is within the reach of each and every learner.
The Lawrence Public Schools celebrates over a century of excellence in education. A look back at the past 100 years shows that the district has had a rich history and that its future will be even more successful.