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
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.
The 2019-2020 winter sports seasons did not end as the athletes or coaches had hoped. Still, Liberty athletes earned post-season honors based on their performances during the season.
The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Boys Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Kymanni Dennis and Chris Bayer were the two Indians named to the team. Liberty as a team also won the Sportsmanship Award.
The Sullivan County Democrat released their Boys Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Seniors Chris Bayer and Kymanni Dennis.
The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Girls Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Ally Roth was the only Lady Indian named to the team.
The Sullivan County Democrat released their Girls Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Senior Kassidy DeGroat and Junior Aly Roth.
The Sullivan County Democrat released its county Indoor Track and Field All-Stars which included several Indians.
300m dash – 2. Troy Willis
Weight throw – 1. Rich Jandik
Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – John Nolan, Wayne Kratz, Troy Willis, Gabe Desrochers
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Wilber Gomez, Gabe Desrochers
Relays – Honorable Mention – Liberty
55m hurdles – 2. Brooke Roth
1500m Race Walk – 1. Sydney Fleishman
4x200m relay – 2. Liberty
4x800m relay – 2. Liberty
Long jump – 2. Brooke Roth
Triple Jump – 1. Brooke Roth 2. Brianna Roth
High Jump – 2. Chezzy Hanover
Pole vault – 1. Brianna Roth
Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – Katrina Blais, Kylie Bachman, Ysabel Manzi
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Katrina Bais, Kylie Bachman
1500 Race Walk – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky
Throws – Honorable Mention – Sydney Fleishman
Horizontal Jumps – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky
Qunitin Herzog was the only Liberty wrestler named to the Sullivan County Democrat All-county team.
The Democrat also highlighted Seniors Brianna and Brooke Roth as 2020 Senior Athletes.
By order of the Governor of the State of New York, public schools, including the Liberty Central School District, will remain closed through April 29, 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Liberty, student breakfast and lunch will continue to be made available each weekday morning. Meals are available for pick-up 9-11 a.m. by the High School loading area and are delivered each morning to student households by Rolling V bus drivers and LCSD food service team members along our regular bus routes.
We know that this has been a difficult time for our LIberty school family, but together we will remain Liberty Strong.
Hello Liberty Students!
You have a fun and creative assignment for April 6-14!
These are challenging times. How are you learning at home, staying connected while social distancing, or keeping your family healthy? Show us with a Creative Project – a photograph, a journal entry, a painting, a sculpture, a poem, a piece of music, a meme collage, a Tik-Tok video, anything you like! Use the materials you have at home and your imagination. Just express yourself!
This Creative Project is to be completed April 6-14 and submitted no later than April 17 by email (text video, or a photo of your project). If you can’t email it can be turned in when school resumes.
This is a flexible and creative assignment that can be completed anytime from April 6-14 as your schedule permits.
Email your Creative Project to:
- Elementary students: LESCreativeProject@libertyk12.org
- Middle and High School students: LMSLHSCreativeProject@libertyk12.org
If you are a middle or high school student please remember that your Google Classroom assignments are very important. Use this time to complete them. If you are unable to get to the Creative Project, that’s ok.
We miss you, and can’t wait to see what you create!