Lawrence Primary School Virtual Back to School Night will be posted Wednesday, September 23rd at 6pm! The video presentation will be recorded and posted in your child's Google Classroom for parents to view at anytime. Teachers will provide you with classroom routines, expectations, protocols, and curriculum pertaining to your child's grade level. Questions can be asked directly to the teacher via Google Classroom or email.
All families whose children are fully remote, we will be distributing our curriculum related books and materials on Wednesday, September 23rd from 10AM - 12PM between the gym and main entrance. Please bring your child's class assignment card with their teachers name. Be sure to stop by the PTA table to receive a copy of the 2019-2020 yearbook to look back on all the great events and memories from last school year!
We are excited to meet all our remote learners and begin our live instruction Monday, September 21st! Please review the attached document to see the live streaming times for your child's grade level. If you need any assistance getting started with Google Classroom, please utilize the resources posted under 'Remote Learning' on our school website. For our Cohort A hybrid learners returning this week, please remember to complete our daily health questionnaire at least one hour prior to arrival https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing
To all Lawrence Primary School Families - If you have not done so yet, please register for our parent portal by using the following link: https://parent.ioeducation.com/Register.aspx. We thank you for your continued support.
As a reminder, only Cohort B (yellow) will report to school tomorrow. To all hybrid families, please remember to complete our assurance document and daily health questionnaire at least one hour prior to your child coming to school. We thank you for your continued support. 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
We can't wait to see our Cohort B (yellow) students on Monday! Students will have transportation to and from school. Walkers must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for drop off between the gym and main entrance. Please bring your child's class assignment card with their teachers name, their bus pass and complete the two assurance documents prior to arrival on Monday. 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
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
Video from today's flag ceremony can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LO5Vovz-xPPwdspq78InCM5x1KkuX29F/view
I thank all our families for a great start to the school year! As a reminder to all hybrid families, please remember to complete our daily health questionnaire at least one hour prior to your child coming to school. We thank you for your continued support. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing
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
It was great to see many of you as we welcomed your students back to school this morning! As a reminder, the health questionnaire needs to be completed daily, at least one hour prior to arrival at school. Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe! The form can be found using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing
We can't wait to see our Cohort A (blue) students on Tuesday! As mentioned in Dr. Pedersen's smore (https://www.smore.com/qngmh), there will be no busing for Tuesday morning and students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for drop off between the gym and main entrance. Please bring your child's class assignment card with their teachers name, their bus pass if they will be taking the bus home and complete the two assurance documents in the smore prior to arrival on Tuesday. Students will have transportation home.
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
We are excited for the school year ahead and are here to support you in the return to school! Please look at the News Section of our website to find information regarding welcome packets, hybrid learning and remote learning.
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
Please see the attached flyer and join us for our Grab and Go Outside Book Fair from 9 - 11 AM on August 26th at the Lawrence Elementary School - 195 Broadway. Students will be able to choose from two free books to start their own at home libraries! Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing throughout the event. We look forward to seeing you!
Last night we held our Primary School Virtual Community Circle. Information was shared regarding safety and health protocols, as well as our hybrid and remote learning options available at the Primary School. Parents participated by asking questions relating to the upcoming school year. Below is the link to listen in to our Community Circle discussion. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19hdEO0FMPKfVNgVMjtnwCzpqZKnFrwWS/view?usp=sharing
Join the Lawrence Primary School for our virtual community circle discussion on Monday, August 17 at 7:30 PM. Use the following form to register for the event: https://forms.gle/iY2oRYGvvpPLsjo98. A link to join the meeting will be emailed to you 1 hour before the start of the event. I look forward to meeting with you at this time!
PBIS Kids is hosting a virtual conversation Tuesday, August 18th at 3:30 PM surrounding questions parents and caregivers may have 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? Sign up to join the conversation by using the following link: 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, 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Students, don’t forget to write in your journal every day to record your thought, activities, and feelings. 💕Mrs.Moore
Breakfasts and lunches will be available at Lawrence Primary School #2 and at the Early Childhood Center #4 starting tomorrow from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. These meals will then be available Monday through Friday at the school front doors. A drive thru service will also be available. Stay safe and be well together!☘️
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.
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.
Looking forward to welcoming our parents at Back to School Night tonight!
It’s the first day!
Success is within the reach of each and every learner.