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Liberty Welcomes New Faculty

A group photo of administrators and 18 new teachers
Meet Liberty’s new teachers!

Eighteen new faculty members have joined the Liberty Central School District family this year.

Please welcome:

  • Susana Alvarado, ENL teacher
  • Peter Bianco, Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher
  • Solomen Conner, Elementary Education (leave replacement)
  • Samantha Corio, Elementary Teacher
  • Adrienne Davis, Special Education
  • Rheanna Fiddle, High School English Teacher
  • Meaghan Hazen, Guidance
  • Nicole Perugino, High School English Teacher
  • Lisa Stewart, ENL Teacher
  • Tessa Miranda, ENL Teacher
  • Angelo Urrico, Technology Integration Specialist
  • Tyler Vervalin, Physical Education Teacher
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A message about school meals from the Superintendent


Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Liberty High School, Liberty Middle School and Liberty Elementary School will be implementing a meal certification option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2019-2020 school year. 

What does this mean for your child(ren) attending the school(s) identified above?  

All students enrolled in Liberty High School, Liberty Middle School and Liberty Elementary School  are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2019-2020 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.

If you have further questions, contact Dara Smith, Food Service Director, at 845-292-5400  ext 2040. 



Dr. Augustine Tornatore
Superintendent of Schools 

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Athletes register using Family ID, help available

If you need assistance with Family ID, support will be provided on August 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 313 of the high school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come to our support opportunity or to call Mr. Bianco, the athletic director, at 292-5400 extension 2013. You may also e-mail Mr. Bianco at

We are excited to announce that we are continuing to offer the convenience of online athletic registration through FamilyID (  FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.  When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member, for multiple uses and multiple programs.


All student-athletes must have a current physician’s physical on file with the health office to participate in sports.

If your student athlete’s physical is expired, you may submit a new one to the health office by taking a picture or scanning a copy and uploading it to the FamilyID form. You may also hand in a hard copy to the appropriate school health office. 


Junior Varsity and Varsity Sports:

  • Registration for Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall Sports opens on July 19, 2019.
  • The Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall sports season begins on August 19, 2019.

Modified Sports:

  • Registration for Modified Fall Sports opens on August 5, 2019. 
  • The Modified Fall sports season begins on September 5, 2019.

If you already have an account you may use the information you submitted in previous seasons to save time with future registrations. Please use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Current Season registration form on your school’s Family ID Landing page.
  2. Login using the email address and password you created previously (do not create a new account).
  3. Choose the sport.
  4. Click on “Add Participant Below or Click to Select” and pick your child’s name.
  5. Update health and demographic information, if necessary.
  6. Sign-off on seasonal agreements.
  7. Save  and Submit.

Follow these steps to create an account for the first time.:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner’s First and Last names (parent/guardian), email address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your email filters (spam, junk, etc.).
  5. Click on the link in your activation email, which will log you into
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red * are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting ‘Submit’, the registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.

If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at or 888-800-5583 extension 1.  Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly. In addition, if you require computer access or need assistance, please call, or make an appointment with the Main Office in the High School at 845-292-5400, extension 2005 or the Main Office in the Middle School at 845-292-5400 extension 230.

LMS 2019-20 classroom supply lists available

Mr. Franke’s and Mrs. Merkle’s Supply List

  • Spelling- Marble Composition Notebook (wide rule), pocket folder
  • Reading – Marble Composition Notebook (wide rule), pocket folder
  • Writing- pocket folder, marble composition notebook
  • Math- 1″ binder, 1 pocket folder
  • Social Studies- 1″ Binder
  • Science- 1″ binder, 1 pocket folder
  • 3 packages Loose-Leaf paper- wide rule
  • 2 dozen Pencils (Number 2) No Mechanical Pencils, No Pens!
  • Erasers
  • 2 Highlighters (any color)
  • 1 box of 8 colored pencils
  • 2 large box of tissues
  • A zip case that is easy to carry (optional)

Mr. Herbek’s and Mrs. Housman’s Supply List

  • Spelling/Reading 1 inch binder
  • Writing- pocket folder
  • Social Studies- 1 inch binder 1 pocket folder
  • Science- 1 inch binder
  • 3 packages Loose-Leaf paper- wide rule
  • 3 dozen Pencils (Number 2) No Mechanical Pencils, No Pens!
  • 1 Magazine Holder (cardboard) ELA/SS
  • Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpener (with casing)
  • 2 Highlighters (any color)
  • 1 box of 8 colored pencils
  • 3 large box of tissues
  • A zip case that is easy to carry (optional)

Mrs. Skelly’s and Mrs. Sarigiannis’ Supply List

  • 3 Two-Inch Three Ring Binders (1) for ELA and SS, (1) Math and (1) Science
  • 4 Marble Composition Notebooks (wide ruled) for ELA and Social Studies
  • 2 Two-Pocket Folders
  • 3 packages of sharpened No. 2 Pencils (No mechanical pencils, please)
  • 1 package each of green pens and blue or black erasable pens
  • 2 hand-held pencil sharpeners with receptacle to catch shavings
  • 1 zip pencil case that clips into the math binder
  • 1 zip pencil case that is easy to carry
  • 1 small box of colored pencils, markers, highlighters and a glue stick
  • 1 large box of tissues
  • Loose-leaf paper (wide ruled)
  • 2 packages of Post-it Notes (3in. x 3in.)
  • 1 package of small index cards

Grade 6 Supply List

  • ELA and Social Studies
    • 1 binder (2 or 2 Yz inch rings) – NO Trapper keepers
    • 12 dividers
    • 3 plastic folders
    • 4 marble/composition notebooks
    • Post It notes (3×3 and 1 Yz x2)
  • Math and Science
    • 1 marble notebook (non-spiral)
    • 1 folder
    • 1 pack of graph paper
    • 1 package dividers
    • Index cards
  • Physical Education
    • sneakers
    • shorts
    • T-shirt
    • sweatshirt
  • Additional
    • 1 pencil case
    • 2 or more packages of loose leaf
    • At least 2 dozen pencils
    • Extra erasers
    • 2 handheld pencil sharpeners with cap for shavings
    • Glue sticks
    • Safety scissors
    • 1 ruler
    • Pens (blue/black)
    • Highlighters
    • Colored pencils
    • 1-2 boxes tissues
    • Package of wipes
    • 1 gallon size Ziploc bag
    • Encore folders

Grade 7/8 Math Supply List

  • Grade 7 Math
    • 1.5 in binder
    • Divide
    • Pencils
    • Scientific Calculator (TI-30X IIS)
    • 3-hole pencil case for binder
  • Grade 8 Math
    • 1.5 in binder
    • Dividers
    • Pencils
    • Scientific Calculator (TI-30X IIS)
    • 3-hole pencil case for binder
  • Algebra
    • 1.5 in binde
    • Dividers
    • Pencils
    • 2 one subject notebooks
    • 3-hole pencil case for binder
  • Algebra 1A
    • 1.5 in binder
    • Dividers
    • Pencils
    • 2 one subject notebooks
    • 3-hole pencil case for binder

Grade 7/8 ELA, Social Studies and Science Supply Lists

    • Ms. DeMayo – ELA
      • Headphones
      • l” Binder
      • Loose Leaf Paper
      • Dividers
      • Pens/Pencils
      • Folder
      • Composition Notebook
    • Ms. Martin – Math
      • 2″ Binder
      • Dividers
      • Pencils
      • Scientific Calculator Tl-30X 115
    • Mr. Wheeler – Social Studies
      • Three Ring Binder
      • Pens/Pencils
      • Highlighters
      • Pocket Folder
    • Mrs. Rosado – ELA
      • 1 Composition Notebook or 1 Subject Notebook
      • Highlighters
      • Post-Its
      • 2″ Binder
      • Loose Leaf Paper
      • Pens – blue or black ink
      • 1-2 Tissue Boxes
      • Package of Wipes
    • Mr. McGinn – Liv. Env.
      • 3-Ring Binder
      • Book cover
      • Loose Leaf Pa per
      • 2 Dozen #2 Pencils
      • Extra Erasers
      • 1 Dozen Pens
      • 1 Pocket Folder
    • Mr. McGinn – Science
      • 3-Ring Binder
      • 2 Dozen #2 Pencils
      • 1 Dozen Pens
      • 1 Pocket folder
    • Mr. Putnam – ELA
      • 3-Ring Binder
      • Loose Leaf Paper
      • Pens and/or pencils
      • Pocket folder
      • Page Dividers (optional)

Anticipated LES Dean of Students, PK-4

POSITION AVAILABLE: Anticipated LES Dean of Students, PK-4

HOURS: Full-Time Hours

LOCATION: Liberty Elementary School, N. Main St., Liberty

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2019

PROFESSIONAL: NYS Certified Building Administration

EXPERIENCE: Elementary Teaching Experience

SALARY: As per the LAA Agreement


DUE DATE: August 14, 2019


Job Description

The Dean of Students is responsible for maintaining a positive, caring, orderly, and supportive student culture and learning environment. Critical to this responsibility is overseeing the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system, which relies on the development and universal understanding of expectations for conduct, establishment and consistent implementation of support systems, and use of data to guide interventions and responses to problem behaviors. The Dean of Students will participate in the school’s RTI/MTSS Team in an advisory capacity to assist in the creation of multi-tiered classroom behavioral intervention plans. Also, the Dean of Students plays an important role in promoting trusting and mutually respectful relationships among students, staff, and families by maintaining strong lines of communication and transparency of expectations across stakeholders. In fulfilling these key responsibilities along with the others described below, the Dean of Students plays a critical role in ensuring that students feel a sense of unity with their peers, families, and teachers, believe in the power of a great education and take responsibility for their actions as both citizens and scholars.


I. Teacher Support/Classroom Support

● Ensures that teachers understand Code of Conduct, enforce it consistently and fairly, and follow established protocols; consults with building administrators when Code is not enforced appropriately and protocols are not followed
● Proactively communicates with teachers and visits classrooms to promote positive behaviors and mitigate problem behaviors
● Works with teachers in the classroom to observe students, make
recommendations and develop behavior improvement plans when needed
● Provides prompt classroom support to teachers when requested; follows established protocols for addressing students who demonstrate problem behaviors
● Works with the Principal and Assistant Superintendent to facilitate
professional development offerings that promote sound behavioral
management practices in the classroom
● Conducts formal observations of Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides and Monitors, as assigned by the Principal.
● Maintains monthly records to assist teachers in the classroom with
promoting positive behaviors and mitigating problem behaviors

II. Management of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)

● Models the school’s values and standards for professional conduct;
consistently demonstrates best practices for communicating with students, staff, and families
● Works with other administrators to ensure that the school’s policies and procedures for holding all students to high behavioral expectations as stated in the Code of Conduct are understood and promoted/enforced with consistency across all staff
● Serves as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues
● Directs the staff-wide implementation of the school’s tier-one interventions according to the Code of Conduct
● Directs tier two interventions for students who consistently violate the school’s Code of Conduct – such interventions may include specially
designed small-group interventions provided by Student Support staff and teachers to create timely, efficient, and flexible solutions to behavioral issues
● Directs tier three interventions for students who engage in serious problem behaviors – such interventions involve referring students to the Student Support Team for a case study, establishing a conference with families, conducting a formal evaluation and, if necessary, incorporating the support of a local agency for individualized services
● Ensures that students’ Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) are followed as specified
● Maintains accurate and up-to-date student conduct data and records
regarding interventions, including conferences held, awards and
acknowledgments, detentions, suspensions, and communication with

III. Oversight of Common Spaces

● Ensures that common spaces, including the hallways and bathrooms, are clean, safe, orderly, and reflect a pro-learning culture; promotes the
student ownership of these spaces through various initiatives
● Proactively circulates and is highly present and visible in the school’s
common spaces during school hours (including student arrival and
departure) to maintain a safe, orderly, pro-learning school environment
● Works with school leadership to support staff’s implementation of best practices and procedures in actively promoting a safe, orderly, pro-
learning environment in common spaces

IV. Administration of Detention and In-School Suspension

● Oversees, manages, and administers the school’s detentions, including
managing and communicating required attendance and communicating
with families
● Oversees in-school suspension, including the management of their course assignments, and communication with families

V. Communication

● Communicates with students’ families as necessary to keep families
abreast of any observed changes in an individual student’s conduct
● Meets regularly with the Student Support Team and PBIS Team to analyze PBIS data as well as to discuss individual students and their
behavior patterns and how to best support students through specific
● Meets with grade-level teams to discuss PBIS data and discuss possible interventions based on data

VI. Other

● Leads staff efforts to ensure that all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school and to class on time; works aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance
● Oversees school-wide practices for arrival and dismissal to ensure student safety
● Serves on the school’s Student Support Team to conduct case studies
and monitor the performance and behavior of students identified as
potentially needing additional support
● Performs other operations-related tasks consistent with the goals and
objectives of this position

Key Qualifications

● A proven track record of promoting student success inside and outside of schools; at least five years of formal experience in working with adolescents
● NYS teacher and administrative certification is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
● Leadership experience in developing positive school culture, including a deep knowledge of the socio-emotional needs of students as evidenced by
work history, certifications held, and research conducted
● Familiarity with the New York State Social/Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) Guidelines, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Olweus, Restorative Practices, and other non-punitive disciplinary systems
● Approaches behavior problems as “teachable moments” wherein students investigate the root cause of their behavior and take the initiative to improve it; understands that through this process, students see themselves as young people whose opinions and agency are respected
● Believes every child is “at-promise” and does not simply label a child as a “behavior problem” when she/he misbehaves
● Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating support to address the needs of diverse learners; familiarity with Liberty’s student population and the community to be served
● An acumen for actively engaging students in their learning,
academically and non-academically
● A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; strong
interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community
members; experience working collaboratively in team settings
● Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e.,
embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups) and a solutions-mindedness with a strong work ethic.

145 Buckley Street, Liberty, New York 12754 • Telephone (845) 292-5400 Ext 2300 • Fax (845) 292-5691

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