Dr. Tornatore outlines three-point plan in publication

Liberty Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tornatore and Sullivan West Central School District Superintendent of Schools Stephen Walker were featured in the Sullivan County Democrat’s back-to-school issue. In this digital document, Dr. Tornatore outlines the district’s three-point plan that administrators, teachers and staff will use as guidance over the next several years.

Click here to read the article.

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Bus transportation reminder (alternative drop-off locations)

The elementary school would like to remind parents that if you would like your child to be picked up or dropped off at an address other than his/her home address, please submit a note the to main office indicating:

  • the address where s/he should be dropped off;
  • who will meet them at the bus stop; and 
  • the dates included for this request (this week, until further notice, etc.)

For security and safety reasons, these requests must be in writing.

Smart Schools Investment presentation will be Sept. 25

The district will hold its Smart Schools Investment Plan Public Presentation during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 25, 2018.

The public has 30 days following the presentation to submit comments and/or questions to the district regarding these investment plans. Please direct all comments and questions to the district’s technology director Paul Caputo at PCaputo@libertyk12.org.

What is the Smart Schools Investment Plan?

The Liberty Central School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plans were produced in accordance with the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by voters in November 2014. The $2 billion bond act is intended to provide school districts with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements to enhance learning opportunities for all students across the state.

To receive funding, the Liberty School District is required to:
• draft a Smart Schools Improvement Plan linked to a long-range educational technology plan;
• involve the community in its planning; and
• have the Smart Schools plan approved by the New York State Education Department as part of a detailed review process.

School districts can also choose to use Smart Schools funding to install high-tech security upgrades, to expand pre-kindergarten programs by building additional classroom space or to replace temporary classrooms with permanent instructional space.

The district’s Smart Schools funding is capped at $2,002,780.

View the district’s Smart Schools Plans

  • School Security Investment Plan
  • Wireless and Infrastructure Investment Plan

Please note: the following documents are in PDF format. If you are having trouble viewing these documents or would like to request a printed copy, please contact the district’s communication specialist, Alyssa Pagano, at apagano@libertyk12.org.

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Please review our visitor procedures

At Liberty, we recognize the value and imp­­ortance of the health, safety and well-being of every student and staff member in the district. To ensure the safety and security of all students, employees, and visitors to our buildings, we have implemented the following district-wide visitor safety procedures. All visitors are asked to adhere to the outlined procedures listed below:

Plan ahead, where possible: If you are planning to visit the school building during the school day, you should call the building office and pre-register for an appointment prior to the date of the visit.

Park in designated areas: Prior to building entry, please ensure that your vehicle is parked in designated visitor spaces. Do not leave vehicles parked or standing in fire lanes, bus lanes, or spaces not designated for parking.

Enter through the main office: Upon arrival at the school building, enter through the designated visitor/main entrance and press the call button.  The greeter will contact the individual that the visitor is requesting to confirm arrival. Once granted access, all visitors will report to the greeter desk/window. For the safety of all students, employees, and visitors, all exterior doors will be locked.

Identify yourself: You will be asked to show your ID card to the camera, state your name, who you are here to visit, and the nature of your visit prior to gaining entrance to the building. If you are requesting to see or remove a student from a school building, you must be an authorized parent or guardian or have authorization from a parent or guardian.

Have your ID ready: Present your valid photo identification to a staff member. All visitors will be asked to verify their identity by showing district staff a form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or government issued ID card. We will not check you in as a visitor or release a student to your care without your photo ID. Individuals who cannot provide an ID will be accompanied/escorted by a district employee to/from the place in the building the person needs to go and then back to the point where they sign out. They will be accompanied at all times.

Wear your visitor badge at all times: The visitor badge must be displayed and visible at all times during your visit.

Drop off items at the front desk, when applicable: parents and/or guardians should leave items such as a change of clothing or a lunch box at the main office of the child’s school.

Sign out before leaving: At the completion of your visit, you will be required to check back in at the greeter station to return your visitor badge and sign out as a visitor.

Please note that school entrances and numerous locations in our buildings are under video surveillance. Providing a safe and secure learning environment is a priority at Liberty Central School District.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, please reach out to your building principal.

Photo/publicity opt-out form available online

The Liberty Central School District is proud to highlight its students via the district website and social media, printed publications and by sending press releases to local newspapers.

Throughout the year, your child’s name, photograph may be shared to showcase his or her participation in school activities as well as accomplishments in academics, music, athletics, etc.

To that end, the district has an “opt-out” policy for featuring students through these types of public relations efforts. If you do not want your child’s photo shared, please opt-out by filling out the following form:

If we do not receive this form, the district shall assume that we have your permission to publish.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Information Specialist Alyssa Pagano at apagano@libertyk12.org or (845) 292-5400 ext. 2055.

Schooltool Parent Portal app now available

School Tool has announced the creation of a Mobile App which allows parents to access their Parent Portal account from their Smartphones.

Parents and legal guardians of Liberty students have the ability to access school-related information about their children through a web-based application called Parent Portal. Parent Portal is an extension of the district’s current student database system, School Tool.

The information that is accessible through Parent Portal includes schedules, grades, progress reports, report cards, attendance records and, in some cases, class assignments. Parents can also e-mail teachers directly from Parent Portal pages if they have questions or comments.

The district is excited to announce that parents and students in all grades will now be able to access Parent Portal through their smart phones. Get assignments, grades and attendance information instantly in one view.

Once the app is downloaded, enter the following URL: https://st-ly.mhric.org/liberty/. Your username and password is the same as the one used for the Parent Portal website.

For parents: In order to access the Parent Portal mobile app, you must be an existing Parent Portal account holder. Not registered for Parent Portal? Please contact your child’s school main office.

For students: In order to access the Parent Portal mobile app, you must have activated your Google account through your school.

Set up and activation for the School Tool Parent Portal creation is an ongoing process. We ask for your patience as the district diligently works toward getting accounts established.

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District pursues threats, bullying with new alert system

District administrators are always looking for ways to foster a safer and more caring school community.  To that end, Liberty Central School District has added SchoolMessenger Quick Tip to our website to ensure that students, staff and parents have a voice to report issues that may impact their peers and/or schools.

Quick Tip allows school administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impact the school or individual students. The reported issues range from peer pressure, campus violence, depression, suicide and bullying, to name a few.

Students, staff, parents and other stakeholders can visit the district website at www.libertyk12.org to gain access to Quick Tip.  Users can identify which schools receive the tip, select an appropriate topic from the dropdown list, write the message and submit the tip.  Users may choose to communicate anonymously or non-anonymously.

The district’s Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play.) Users can search for “quick tip” to find the app which is free. If you download the app, you will be prompted to enter a location code. This code will link your app to the district. The location code is Liberty.

The Liberty Central School District holds the safety of our students and staff as our first priority. The “Quick Tip” feature is located on our homepage, www.libertyk12.org, under “Quick Links.”

Anyone can submit a tip in six quick steps from the home page:

  1. Click the link on the district’s homepage (www.libertyk12.org)
  2. Select a School.
  3. Select a Topic.
  4. Type your tip Message.
  5. Upload an image. (Optional)
  6. Enter personal information. (Optional)

For the app, users can submit a tip using these steps:

  1. After downloading and installing the app once, activate the app.
  2. On the first use, enter the Location Code Liberty.
  3. Select a Tip Category.
  4. Select an Organization (school building).
  5. Type your tip Message.
  6. Enter personal information. (Optional)

For more information about Quick Tips, please contact your child’s principal or click here to read a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

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