Checkout the LMS January Smore part 2. We hope your new year is getting off to a good start. May you find something of interest to you & your children. LMS - https://www.smore.com/c5fne-lawrence-middle-school-library
Happy New Year & Welcome back Please check out the latest Smore. It is filled with all sorts of things to learn & do. https://www.smore.com/kztaj
Dear Lawrence Union Free School District Community, I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. We are experiencing a COVID-19 surge in NY and are monitoring the numbers carefully to ensure that we can continue to provide a safe environment for our students and staff. I know that parents have questions as to whether schools will reopen in person on Monday, January 3. At this time, our plan is for all schools to reopen for in-person instruction on January 3. As per guidelines from the NYS Department of Health and the CDC, masks will continue to be required in all buildings for students, staff, and visitors. You may have read that the State has provided testing kits for students to school districts in the State. These kits arrived to Nassau BOCEs yesterday., December 30th and have not been distributed to schools of yet. Once they are in Lawrence we can begin a distribution process with parent pick-up basis. At this time, it appears the distribution process will not occur until after January 3rd. We will not be sending kits home in backpacks. We will be following protocols from the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) related to Test to Stay (TTS). Please see the following about TTS: - The protocol applies to only school-based exposures to COVID-19 - The protocol applies only to participation in classroom instructions and it does not permit participation in extracurricular activities. Our effort to keep our schools open for in-person learning is dependent on everyone making safe choices to mitigate the spread of COVID. If your child has any symptoms you are reminded NOT to send your child to the school. Again, we are planning on a normal in-person return on January 3rd. As always, if there are any changes to this plan, we will keep you posted. Until we see you on the 3rd, stay well and Happy New Year! Sincerely, Dr. Ann Pedersen Superintendent of Schools Lawrence Union Free School District
Our December Calendar!
Check out the December MS Smore https://www.smore.com/term8-lawrence-middle-school-library Wishing everyone the best of all things good this holiday season.
Please click the link to access information regarding the 8th Grade Concert 2021 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lgs2B0iutrqf8CJEQyAuuUHSSVE3Gr1A/view?usp=sharing
Check out the second edition of our November SMORE. Packed with all kinds of great information for everyone. Wishing you warm and bright November holidays. https://www.smore.com/1ca2u
This is a reminder that Lawrence Middle School Winter I Season is starting on Monday, November 15th, 2021. More information can be found by clicking the link below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpQCYOKXftJrITjfYzRxTV2ip6ohg83hWJ3tkKeUjuE/edit?usp=sharing * Please make sure to check with the LMS nurse that your child has an updated physical on file.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 10th at 4:30pm for our 1st quarter "Community Circle" event. During the meeting we plan to discuss middle school academic expectations, state assessments, events and social media best practices. This event is scheduled to take place prior to the start of our PTC, evening session. Use the link below to register for the meeting. All parents that register by November 9th, will be sent a Google Meets link for the event. https://forms.gle/BaAdhSZ6xpqJ4sjUA Thank you Mr. Perry
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Afternoon Session: 12 pm - 2:30 pm Evening Session: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm As we did in the Spring, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be fully virtual via Google Meet or conference call. Please use the link below to access the list of Middle School teachers and their Google sign-up sheet. You will need to repeat this for all the teachers you want to see during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The deadline is Tuesday, November 9th to select a time to meet with your child's teacher. https://lawrencemiddleschool.lawrence.org/o/lawrence-middle-school/page/parent-teacher-conferences Please join us 30 minutes before each PTC session for our "Community Circle" event. We plan to discuss middle school expectations, events and social media best practices. Times are as follows: CC Meeting 1 (11:30am-11:50am) CC Meeting 2 (4:30pm-4:50pm) Thank you Mr. Perry
Our November calendar!
NOVEMBER is NATIONAL GRATITUDE MONTH and so much more. Check out the biweekly Smore for news & information. https://www.smore.com/at1n2
With great sadness we announce the passing of Mr.Cleveland Woods. , a Lawrence teacher for over twenty years who has bettered the lives of all who knew him. Mr. Woods was a champion among humans every day. Our prayers and support go to his wife and children.
Please see the photo attached for LMS Spirit Week! Monday, October 18, begins the week with Twin Day!
Check out part 2 of our October SMORE. Tons of cool stuff and information. https://www.smore.com/0f8xj
We invite you to join us virtually today at 4:30pm for our October Parent Training with Dr. Vera Feuer from Northwell Health. We will discuss strategies to use when you child is experiencing school anxiety and does not want to come to school. The link to join us at 4:30pm is: meet.google.com/ept-grew-zqh
Please click the link below in regards to social media challenges that you should be aware of. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F0HkHQ9wkaEgH6svFG7Wr0A4Fw1WiTwq/view?usp=sharing
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated this year from September 15- October 15. Today, LMS students in Ms. Posner's Home Language Arts class took part in celebrating El Día De La Raza by walking the track with this purpose in mind. On October 12th many Spanish-speaking countries celebrate El Día De La Raza. This observance celebrates the birth of a new identify, which is the fusion of two cultures: that of the indigenous people from the Americas and that of the Spanish conquerors. It is a day to celebrate and commemorate Hispanic race and heritage.
The State Education Department is requiring all public schools survey their families to get an accurate picture of the access students have to devices and internet access in their homes. This survey is now available on the Parent Portal for our Middle & High School students. Survey must be completed upon logging in.
Please be advised that starting Tuesday, October 12th, all visitors must use our security entrance located on the Far Rockaway side of the building. Please remember to always have ID with you. Thank you Mr. Perry