These recent weeks have been difficult ones for everyone. The time is unprecedented, the demands often overwhelming, and the unknowns equally as unsettling. The School Counselors, Social Workers, and School Psychologists want to remind you that we are here for you and always available to provide social and emotional support and resources.
If you are struggling with stress or anxiety, simply want to talk or ‘see’ a supportive face, please email us and we will set up a phone call or time to meet face-to-face over Google Hangout so that we can provide appropriate resources to you.
Scroll this post and you’ll find contact information for counselors in the elementary, middle and highs schools along with the phone numbers for several hotlines.
We know this is tough, but we can get through it together.
With Liberty Pride,
- Dr. Timothy Wade, Director of Student Services: 292-5400, ext. 5112
- Ms. Sheila Wormuth,Director of Guidance: 292-5400, ext. 2034
Liberty Elementary School
- Alanna Newman, Social Worker: 845-747-0781
- Mary Bayer, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2523
- Jim O’Connor, School Counselor: 292-5400, ext. 3251
Liberty Middle School
- Michelle Behrman, School Counselor 5/6: : 292-5400, ext. 2310
- Linda Krokus, School Counselor 7/8: 292-5400, ext. 2110
- Jill Buday, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2027
- Lynne Diener, Social Worker: 845-391-2758
Liberty High School
- Kellie While, School Counselor A-F: 292-5400, ext. 2009
- Meaghan Hazen, School Counselor G-O: 292-5400, ext. 2007
- Kellie White, School Counselor P-Z: 292-5400, ext. 2010
- Amy Dworetsky, School Psychologist: 292-5400, ext. 2321
24 Hour Mobile Mental Health
Children’s Crisis Outreach
NYS COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline
The public comment period for the LCSD District-Wide Safety Plan is open through May 30.
The Safety Plan outlines the district’s resources and response regarding crisis intervention and emergencies.
Comments can be emailed to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan.
Comments may also be mailed to Dr. Patrick Sullivan, 115 Buckely St., Liberty, NY 12754
Music can help us express many of our emotions and feelings. Today there are many different emotions that we need to express. To do this we only need our voices or some simple “instruments”.
The great thing about art is that you can create anywhere at any time. All you need is your imagination and a few supplies you probably have at home.
The next regular Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The agenda will be available on Board Docs on Monday, April 20, 2020.
Meeting ID: 478 791 605
Password: LIBERTYTo join the meeting by phone with audio only use the following number:+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Due to the restrictions on gatherings and advice to socially distance, Liberty Central School District Board of Education meetings will be held remotely via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing tool.
You can join BOE meetings from a phone, computer, mobile device, or tablet. Liberty BOE meetings will be held remotely for as long as needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The community can call into the meeting and be addressed to provide public comments during the Public Comment section part of the agenda. You can also email District Clerk Tania DeFrank at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to be included in Public Comment.
Please be advised that we cannot guarantee that information that you provide to Zoom is kept confidential nor do we guarantee that the data transmitted is secure.
Prior to each meeting, a link and access code will be provided and posted on the district website. Meetings can also be joined by calling a dedicated phone number.
The Board of Education will meet virtually on Monday, April 20, 2020, for the sole purpose of an executive session. The meeting will be convened at 6:00 pm and the board will enter into executive session immediately. At the conclusion of the executive session the meeting will be adjourned immediately. There will be no regular business.
The next regular Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 and will also be held virtually. Further details will be provided as soon as they are available.
On April 14, an emergency order was issued by Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek and approved by the NYS Department of Health, to assist the Department of Public Health Services with reinforcing the importance of Isolation & Quarantine orders to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19.
Any Sullivan County resident that has been issued an Isolation or Quarantine order by Public Health Services has either has:
- been placed on isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test, or
- placed on quarantine if they have been determined to be a close contact (exposed) to someone who has tested positive
Given the increasing number of positive cases in Sullivan County and the increasing number of community residents on quarantine, it is imperative that we help spread the word that anyone who is on quarantine remain at home if they are under an official quarantine order until they are notified by Public Health Services that their quarantine period is over.
Staff or students who need to pick up supplies or run errands in the community are strongly urged to wear cloth face masks while doing so.
Under no circumstances if someone is under an isolation or quarantine order should they leave their home, even to run essential errands.
Arrangements should be made for someone to pick up or drop off supplies, food, medicine, etc. even if they are still working from home.
The only exception to this guidance may be in special circumstances for health care workers or essentials workers who are asymptomatic and have been given permission to work by Public Health Services with a face mask as long as they remain symptom free. Daily monitoring of symptoms is required.
Employers of essential workers are required to provide face masks to their employees. Should there be non-compliance with essential employees wearing face masks when within 6 ft of others at work, it is suggested you create a temporary policy to make it a requirement during this time of increased community transmission.
The 2020 Census will help officials plan funding for federal nutrition programs – including the National School Lunch Program – for the next 10 years. That’s why an accurate census is so important, and why everyone counts!
The deadline for the Liberty Central School District’s DTSDE Survey has been extended through April 24.
Share your thoughts on instruction, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and more to help us prepare every student for success. Take the survey from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at https://survey.k12insight.com/r/LCSD2020Parents.
The district needs to hear from everyone to make meaningful improvements. Required for Focus and Priority Schools, the survey asks about leadership and capacity, school leader practices and decisions, curriculum development and support, teacher practices and decisions, student social and emotional developmental health, and family and community engagement.
The district has administered the survey for the past three years, receiving valuable feedback from about 1,200 students, parents and teachers each time.
All responses are kept confidential and final reports share overall results, not individual responses.
This video is a compilation of images and videos from the Liberty High School staff for the students, parents, and community. We may be separated physically but we are together in spirit! Liberty Pride!