Welcome back to the MIDDLE SCHOOL! Here’s a look at what an in-school day will be like.

There have been a lot of changes at the Liberty Middle School this summer as a result of the COVID-19 public health situation. When students return to the school building in September, class sizes will be smaller, masks will be required and temperatures will be checked.

That’s just a few examples of how we’re working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please watch our Return to the Middle School Presentation to  learn more about the start of the 2020-21 school year and the reopening of the Middle School.

 

 

 

Attn. High School Students: It’s time to pick up your Chromebooks!

Liberty High School students can pick up their Chromebooks, chargers, and other class-specific items on the following schedule. Please let us know what time you’ll be arriving by filling out the Chromebook Pick Up Schedule.

All students should also have received an email letter with important links to documents that must be read and signed before picking up your Chromebook. If your student did not receive this email, please call the High School at 845-292-5400, ext. 2000.

Grade 9

  • Date: Monday, Aug. 31
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grade 10

  • Date: Monday, Aug. 31
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grade 11

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grade 12

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 1
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Make-Up Day

If you missed your assigned day and time, you can pick up your Chromebook:

  • Date: Friday, Sept. 4
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chromebook Insurance

Students are responsible for the loss or damage to Chromebooks, but insurance –  at a cost of $29 per year – is available and strongly encouraged.

Damage from drops and spills, cracked screens,  liquid submersion, fire, flood, natural disaster, power surges, theft and vandalism are among the events protected by the insurance.

To purchase insurance or to opt out, please visit the Worth Ave. Group.

The deadline to purchase insurance is Oct. 31, 2020.

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Reopening with Liberty Pride Community Forums to be held Aug. 13, Aug. 19, Aug. 20

District leaders have scheduled two additional Reopening with Liberty Pride Virtual Community Forums to answer questions and provide information to our Liberty families about reopening for the 2020-21 school year.

Community forums will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20. Here’s how to remote in:

Reopening with Liberty Pride Community Forums

1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13

Join with Zoom

One tap mobile

  • +19294362866,,93267378795#,,,,,,0#,,4425539# US (New York)

dial in by phone

  • +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 932 6737 8795
  • Passcode: 4425539

6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19

Join with Zoom

One tap mobile

  • +19294362866,,94826862800#,,,,,,0#,,3493276# US (New York)

dial in by phone

  • +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 948 2686 2800
  • Passcode: 3493276

2:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20

Join with Zoom

One tap mobile

  • +19294362866,,94542700626#,,,,,,0#,,4859719# US (New York)

Dial in by phone

  •  1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
  • Meeting ID: 945 4270 0626
  • Passcode: 4859719

PARENT/GUARDIAN CHOICE FORM | Please complete by Friday, Aug. 14

Thank you to everyone who took part in The Liberty Central School District’s Follow-Up School Community survey. The input we receive from parents and guardians is guiding our decisions as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year.

The results of our most recent survey show that approximately 50 percent of Liberty families prefer to keep their children home every day for remote instruction, and the other 50 percent want their children to attend school in our school buildings this fall.

To help the district finalize our reopening plans, please complete the Parent/Guardian Choice Form before Friday, Aug. 14. Please fill out a form for each school building (Elementary, Middle and High School) which your children attend.

Parent/Guardian Choice Form links:

Keeping you informed | Where to get up-to-date information about the new school year

The 2020-21 school year will be unlike any other, and the district is committed to making sure parents, staff, students and community members are kept informed every step of the way.

This website and official LCSD announcements via our district-wide messaging system and letters home are the most reliable sources of information. We’ll also host a series of community forums and surveys to gather your input, and will answer questions as best we can as circumstances continue to change.

Reopening

This website’s “Reopening and 2020-2021 School Year” the district’s reopening plan, surveys, tutorial videos, and updates from the New York State Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health.

Questions?

We want to hear from you. If you have questions or would like to share your thoughts about reopening and the 2020-21 school year, email Questions@LibertyK12.org.

Mass Notification System

The district uses the SchoolMessenger System to send phone calls, emails, and text messages to Liberty parents, guardians and employees. SchoolMessenger uses the contact information on file with SchoolTool to send those notifications.

It’s important to make sure you notify the main office of your child’s school with any updates and preferences on the alerts you receive. If you’ve forgotten your SchoolTool password contact sstein@libertyk12.org.

Surveys

Online surveys continue to help us understand the community’s concerns.

  • Community Input to Better Serve Our Children: May 29
  • Student Feedback on Distance Learning: May 29
  • Community Input for Reopening: July 17
  • Community Follow-up Survey for Reopening: Aug. 3
  • Parent/Guardian Choice Survey: Aug. 11

Community Forums

LCSD virtual community are an opportunity to ask questions and hear up-to-date information from Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan. Information about how to join via Zoom or telephone will be posted to this website prior to each forum.

  • Community Forum: July 28
  • Staff Forum: Aug. 5
  • Student Focus Group: Aug. 6
  • Community Forum: Aug. 13
  • Community Forum: Aug. 19
  • Staff Forum: Aug. 19

Tutorial Videos

This curated collection of tutorial videos will help parents talk to their children about COVID-19, the importance of masks and social distancing, proper hand washing and respiratory hygiene, and other important topics related to the safe and healthy return to school.

 

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Here are the Middle School supply lists for 2020-21

GRADE 5

Math & Science

  • 2 three-ring binders (1 ½” wide)
  • 1 marble composition notebook
  • 2 two-pocket folders
  • 3 packages of sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils please)
  • 2 hand-held pencil sharpeners with a receptacle to catch shavings
  • 1 zip pencil case that is easy to carry
  • 1 large box of tissues
  • Wide ruled loose-leaf paper

ELA & Social Studies

  • 1 three-ring binders (1 ½” wide) for ELA and Social Studies
  • 4 marble composition notebooks – wide ruled
  • 4 two-pocket folders
  • 3 packages of sharpened #2 pencils
  • 1 hand-held pencil sharpener with a receptacle to catch shavings
  • 2 packages of highlighters
  • 1 package of post-its
  • 1 zip pencil case that is easy to carry
  • 1 large box of tissues
  • Wide ruled loose-leaf paper
  • 1 box of colored pencils

GRADE 6

Math & Science

  • 1 package dividers
  • Index cards
  • Multi-colored highlighters

ELA & Social Studies

  • 1 binder (2 or 2 ½” rings)
  • Package of dividers
  • 2 marble/composition notebooks

Additional Supplies

  • 1 plastic homework folder
  • Pencil case
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • 2 or more packages of loose leaf
  • Post-its
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer for student use
  • Disinfecting wipes for student use

GRADE 7

Math           

  • T1 30 XIIS calculator
  • 1.5” binder       
  • 2 two-pocket folder       
  • Pencils
  • Loose-leaf paper

ELA

  • 1 composition notebook or subject notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Post-its
  • Three-ring binder
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Pens
  • Pocket Folder
  • Dividers

Social Studies

  • 1” three-ring binder
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 2 pocket folder

Science

  • 3 ring binder with loose leaf paper
  • Book cover
  • Pencils
  • Pencil erasers
  • Pens

ENL                               

  • Pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Composition Notebook
  • Dividers
  • Post-it notes

Technology

  • 1.5” three-ring binder
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Dividers

GRADE 8

Math   

  • T1 30 XIIS calculator (Mr. Hackmeyer’s class)                       
  • 2 pocket folders           
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Ruler
  • Loose-leaf paper

ELA

  • 1” Binder
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Dividers
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Large pencil case to clip in a binder
  • Two-pocket folder

Social Studies

  • Three-ring binder
  • Pens/pencils
  • Pocket Folder

Science

  • 3 ring binder 
  • Pens/pencils
  • Pocket folder

ENL                               

  • Pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Composition notebook
  • Dividers
  • Post-it notes

Alegebra 1 and Algebra 1A (Mrs. Diehl)

  • 2 pocket folders
  • Looseleaf paper
  • Pens/pencils
  • Ruler

Spanish

  • White 2″ binder
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The 2020-21 Liberty Elementary School supply lists are available now!

Pre-KKindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4

These are the supply lists for the 2020-21 school year. (These lists were updated Aug. 13, 2020)

Pre-K


Full Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack – please send a regular sized backpack, not a small one
  • Three – 2 Pocket Plastic Folders (paper folders rip & tear easily)
  • 2 Elmer’s washable school glue sticks
  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Girls: Box of gallon size storage bags with zip- lock
  • Boys: Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • 8 pack Crayola fat washable classic colors markers
  • 24 pack Crayola crayons
  • 9. One 4-pack of Play-Doh
  • Small pillow, small stuffed animal and small blanket for rest time (We have no room for large items)

Half Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack (please send a regular sized backpack, not a small one)
  • Three 2 Pocket Plastic Folders
  • 2 Elmer’s washable school glue sticks AND one bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • AM students: Box of gallon size storage bags with zip-lock
  • PM students: Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • 8 pack Crayola fat washable classic colors markers
  • 24 pack or fewer Crayola crayons
  •  4-pack of Play-Doh

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Kindergarten


  • Book bag or back pack, labeled with students name
  • Set of clothes and 1 pair of sneakers for Physical Education class
  • Plastic crayon box labeled with student’s name
  • Headphones
  • 1 box of 24 crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • 3 glue sticks (May need to be replenished throughout the school year)
  • 2 marble composition notebooks
  • 1 package of index cards
  • 1 package of post it notes
  • 1 package of 12 #2 pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • 1 four pack of any color Play-Doh
  • 2 two pocket folders
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 package of EXPO markers

Kindergarten art supplies

  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Eraser
  • Set of 10 washable markers

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Grade 1


  • Book bag or backpack labeled with name
  • Durable pencil box
  • 3 durable pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, and 1 blue. Do not put names of these folders)
  • Pencil sharpener with shaving catcher
  • 1 pocket folder of student’s choice (Put name on this folder. This is the student’s homework folder)
  • Headphones for personal use with the school’s supplied electronic devices.
  • 1 package of yellow pencils (Ticonderoga preferred, already sharpened)
  • 2 large pink erasers
  • 1 package of 3×5 index cards
  • Large package of post-it notes
  • 1 box of crayons (no more than 24)
  • 1 pack of 8 washable markers
  • 3 black and white marble composition notebooks. (Put name on 1 notebook to go to and from school)
  • 1 pack of 4 fine point black  Expo dry-erase markers
  • 3 purple glue sticks
  • Kids’ blunt tip scissors scissors

Grade 1 art supplies

  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Eraser
  • Set of 10 washable markers
  • Set of 9 watercolor paints with brush

Grade 1 supplies to keep at home

  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (with centimeters and inches)

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Grade 2


  • Backpack
  • 10 pack Crayola crayons
  • 1 package of thin black dry erase markers
  • 1 package of thick black dry erase markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Ticonderoga pencils
  • Pencil box
  • 3 composition notebooks
  • 4 plastic folders
  • Pencil block erasers
  • 3×5 index cards
  • Water bottle
  • Headphones for iPads
  • Backpack
  • Glue sticks
  • Personal pencil sharpener (one that catches shavings)
  • Student scissors

Grade 2 art supplies

  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Eraser
  • Set of 10 washable markers
  • Set of 9 watercolor paints with brush

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Grade 3


  • 1 package of Crayola colored pencils or crayons
  • Pencil pouch/box
  • 24 pencils (Ticonderoga are best)
  • 5 marble composition notebooks
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 2 packages of Post It Notes (3×3″)
  • 5 two-pocket folders (for Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science)
  • 2 packages of dry erase markers
  • Scissors
  • 1″ binder
  • Pencil erasers
  • One package of highlighters

Grade 3 art supplies

  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Eraser
  • Set of 10 washable markers
  • Set of 9 watercolor paints with brush
  • Black permanent marker
  • Large black crayon

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Grade 4


  • 4 marble composition or spiral-bound notebooks
  • 5 pocket folders, to be replaced as needed.
  • 1″ three ring binder (Other sizes are too big for desks)
  • Loose-leaf paper, wide ruled, to be replenished throughout the year.
  • No. 2 pencils and erasers. These will need to be replenished throughout the year. Please, no mechanical pencils.
  • 2-3 highlighters, any color
  • 2 packages of 3″ x 3″ post-it notes
  • Something to keep your pencils in (Box or zip case)
  • Colored pencils
  • Scissors (no sharp tips, please)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 package of dry erase markers. (These usually need to be replenished)
  • Optional: 1 ruler and 1 protractor to keep at home

Grade 4 art supplies

  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • Eraser
  • Set of 10 washable markers
  • Set of 9 watercolor paints with brush
  • Black permanent marker
  • Large black crayon

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From the High School Principal; Return to school options and information

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.  We continue to try to maintain a sense of normalcy for our return for the 2020-2021 school year, while keeping everyone’s safety in the forefront of our planning and preparation.

Although we sent communication that had stated we would send student schedules this week, we feel it is important to take an additional step to respond to the needs of our parents/guardians and students.  This has led us to re-evaluate whether parents will elect to send their children to school for in person instruction or remote instruction, when given the choice.

As of now, no decision has been made and we are soliciting you (parents/guardians) to see which plan you prefer. Results of the recent LCSD Follow-Up School Community survey indicated that approximately 50 percent of our families prefer a virtual instructional model, and 50 percent want a model where their child will receive instruction in school.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the expectations for all options of instruction while providing directions of how to choose the option you think is best for your child. The form you will be asked to submit will gather student-specific information from parents/guardians to finalize our reopening opportunities.

  • If you choose remote learning, your child will be expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes remotely (from home) every day.  Remote instruction will be synchronous and follow the student period schedule of times and classes.  If full-remote instruction is requested, households will only be able to opt back into in-person learning on a quarterly basis starting on the first day of the next quarter after the request was submitted.
  • If you choose in-person learning, your child will attend school two (2) to five (5) days per week with in-person instruction at Liberty High School depending on capacity limitations.  If you choose in-person instruction, your child must abide by all health and safety requirements, including daily temperature checks.  All students must wear a mask (unless proper medical documentation is provided) and social distance while in school.  Students will be expected to follow all rules set forth by the school to ensure safety for all.
  • Regardless of in-person or remote learning, the academic expectations, daily attendance, and the student period schedule of times and classes will remain the same for all students.  More information about these expectations will accompany the student schedules when sent.

Please go to the LCSD Website and complete the LHS Parent/Guardian Choice form for your child/children indicating  whether you want your child to participate in full remote instruction or full in-person instruction by Friday, August 14, 2020. Please note that a form must be submitted for all children enrolled at each school building.

Thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Stay safe, and healthy.

All the best,

Derek Adams
Principal
Twitter and Instagram- @LibertyHS_NY

 

From the Middle School Principal; Remote and in-person learning for 2020-21

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.  We continue to try to maintain a sense of normalcy for our return for the 2020-2021 school year, while keeping everyone’s safety in the forefront of our planning and preparation.

Although we sent communication that had stated we would send student schedules this week, we feel it is important to take an additional step to respond to the needs of our parents/guardians and students.  This has led us to re-evaluate whether parents will elect to send their children to school for in person instruction or remote instruction, when given the choice.  As of now, no decision has been made and we are soliciting you (parents/guardians) to see which plan you prefer.

Results of the recent LCSD Follow-Up School Community survey indicated that approximately 50 percent of our families prefer a virtual instructional model, and 50 percent want a model where their child will receive instruction in school.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the expectations for all options of instruction while providing directions of how to choose the option you think is best for your child. The form you will be asked to submit will gather student-specific information from parents/guardians to finalize our reopening opportunities.

  • If you choose remote learning, your child will be expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes remotely (from home) every day.  Remote instruction will be synchronous and follow the student period schedule of times and classes.  If full-remote instruction is requested, households will only be able to opt back into in-person learning on a quarterly basis starting on the first day of the next quarter after the request was submitted.
  • If you choose in-person learning, your child will attend school two (2) to five (5) days per week with in-person instruction at Liberty Middle School depending on capacity limitations.  If you choose in-person instruction, your child must abide by all health and safety requirements, including daily temperature checks.  All students must wear a mask (unless proper medical documentation is provided) and social distance while in school.  Students will be expected to follow all rules set forth by the school to ensure safety for all.
  • Regardless of in-person or remote learning, the academic expectations, daily attendance, and the student period schedule of times and classes will remain the same for all students.  More information about these expectations will accompany the student schedules when sent.

Please complete the LMS Parent/Guardian Choice form for your child/children indicating whether you want your child to participate in full remote instruction or full in-person instruction by Friday, August 14, 2020.  Please note that a form must be submitted for all children enrolled at each school building.

Thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Stay safe, and healthy.

Sincerely,
HCheh

From the Elementary Principal: Remote and in-person learning for 2020-21

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. As new information is received from the governor and NYSED, we continually review and revise our plans in order to give you the best options for student learning in the safest and most productive school environment.

The recent results of the LCSD Follow-Up School Community Survey has prompted us to gather specific information from LCSD families about their preference for receiving instruction in the upcoming year. The survey indicated that approximately 50 percent of our families prefer a virtual instructional model, and 50 percent want a model where their child will receive instruction in school. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the expectations for remote and in person learning.

This letter also provides a link to a form called, LES Parent/Guardian Choice:  2020-21 Virtual or In-Person Instruction, along with directions for submitting the form so that I know the option you would most like for your child.

  • If you choose remote learning, your child will be expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes remotely (from home) every day. Remote instruction will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous and your child will be assigned a teacher to provide scheduled lessons every day. If remote instruction is requested, households will only be able to opt back into in-person learning on a trimester basis starting on the first day of the next trimester after the request was submitted.
  • If you choose in-person learning, your child will attend school in person 2-5 days per week, as assigned and outlined in the reopening plan for Liberty Elementary School. On days when your child is out of school, they would be expected to participate remotely. If you choose in-person instruction, your child must abide by all health and safety requirements, including daily temperature checks. All students must wear a mask (unless proper medical documentation is provided) and social distance while in school.  Students will be expected to follow all rules set forth by the school to ensure safety for all.
  • Regardless of in-person or remote learning, the academic expectations, expectations for participation in lessons and activities, expectations for attendance and requirements to follow the class schedule will be the same for all students.

More information about these expectations will be provided to individual students when class schedules have been finalized.

Please respond by Friday, August 14, 2020 by visiting the LCSD Website and completing the LES Parent/Guardian Choice: 2020-21 Virtual or In-Person Instruction form let us know your instructional model preference for your elementary school child/children.

Please note that the form can be used to submit your preference for all children in your household who are enrolled at Liberty Elementary School, but preferences for students in the middle school and high school require a separate form.

Thank you for your continued support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the main office of Liberty Elementary School, 845-292-5400 extension 2030.

Stay safe and healthy.

All the Best,
Jacqueline S. Harris

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