There are new arrival procedures at LES (Video)

Several new arrival procedures have been put in place at Liberty Elementary School, all to help keep students and staff healthy and safe.

This video demonstrates the new protocols for walkers, bus riders, and students who arrive by car.

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Free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch offered each school day

Free breakfast and lunch are available for pick-up to all children age 18 and under at  Liberty High School.

Meals are available 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on all school days, excluding holidays. The program is administered by the USDA and NYSED Child Nutrition Program at no cost to the Liberty Central School District and was implemented to help ease food insecurity faced by families during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Look for the grab-and-go table near the High School loading dock (near the basketball hoop.)

All children 18 and under are eligible, no questions asked. Adults can pick up meals to bring home to their children, and older kids can pick up meals for their siblings at home.

Free summer meals from A Single Bite

A Single Bite, a nonprofit organization which has helped deliver more than 75,000 servings of food to Sullivan County families since spring 2020, is offering free dinners to local households thoughout the summer.

The meals include a meat main dish, vegetable and grain sides, and a salad. Meals are delivered by A Single Bite volunteers or can be picked up at designated locations. Currently, A Single Meal is delivering meals to 24 Liberty famlies each Thursday, but would like to do more.

To request meals, fill out the Family Meal Intake Form.

A Single Bite is always in need of volunteers to help deliver meals in July through September. If you’d like to help, fill out A Single Bite’s Volunteer Sign Up Form.

To learn more, email or call 845-482-1030 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides monthly benefits that help you keep food on the table. SNAP helps seniors, students, working families, people with disabilities, children of immigrants, and many more. 

The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) can tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP. We can also help you complete and submit your application.

Call today. It is free and confidential.

Hudson Valley Community Services
Serving Residents of Sullivan County

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BOCES CTECH transportation update

Liberty High School will begin transportation for students enrolled in BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTECH) programs and chose the hybrid (in person) instruction on Monday, Sept. 21.

Once the grade level returns to LHS (Juniors, Monday, Oct. 5; and Seniors, Monday, Oct. 19), students will attend academic classes and BOCES programs with their designated cohort (Red or White).

AM BOCES students

  • Students will take their normal morning bus onto the LHS campus.
  • Students will have their temperature checked prior to entering the building.
  • To check in for daily attendance, students will proceed to the area outside of Mr. Hamblin’s room (music wing).
  • Once checked in, they will then load the bus to transport them to BOCES.
  • The bus leaves at approximately 8:05 a.m.
  • When students return from BOCES to the LHS campus, they will have their temperatures checked and proceed to the cafeteria to attend their academic classes virtually.
  • At dismissal, students will take their regular afternoon bus home.

PM BOCES Students

  • Students will take their normal morning bus onto the LHS campus.
  • Students will have their temperature checked prior to entering the building.
  • Students will proceed to the cafeteria to attend their academic classes virtually until lunch and then the time to transport to BOCES.
  • The BOCES bus will transport students to their campus.
  • When students return from BOCES to the LHS campus, they will have their temperatures checked and proceed to the cafeteria to attend their scheduled study hall.
  • At dismissal, students will take their regular afternoon bus home.
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Update: Reopening Liberty High School

At Liberty High School, we continue to reflect and revise our procedures in order to offer a safe environment and a quality educational experience. Here are some points of clarification and reminders. 

Attendance and Student Schedules

In order to hold students accountable and to report accountable attendance students must log into their Google Meets with their teacher or staff member for homeroom (8:05-8:15 a.m.) and for each class on their schedule until released by the teacher or staff member everyday. This includes Wednesdays.


Wednesday is a day for all students to learn virtually and for instructional support or lessons based on teacher discretion for the course and the material. All students must log into their Google Meets with their teacher or staff member for homeroom (8:05-8:15 a.m.) and for each class on their schedule until released by the teacher or staff member. The other purpose will be to provide students with Individualized Education Plans and Multilingual Learners the opportunity to receive in-person support and services.
Teachers will communicate with the expectation for each class on Wednesday and may include one or more of the following; new instruction (like each of the other days), asynchronous learning and support, and/or work completion/review/support. 

Study Halls

Students must log on to their study halls for attendance and can receive help from the staff member. Once that has been completed, they may log off when released by the staff member. The staff member will be available for the student for assistance if they need it.


Chromebooks are required for all LHS students in order for us to offer equitable instructional technology, technical support, and accountability for learning and assessment. 


Parking Permits for Seniors and Juniors

Letters will be sent directly to members of these classes.

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Section IX delays fall sports, winter sport begin November 30

Section IX has made the decision to start practices for winter sports on November 30.

Sports normally contested in the fall will now take place during the months of March and April.

The spring season will be taking place in May and June.

Section IX will continue to monitor any developments and make changes if necessary.

Off season workouts may begin on September 21 at the discretion of the coaches. There are strict guidelines in place to protect all those involved in these workouts. Contact the coach for your sport to find out when workouts will occur.

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Liberty employee tests positive, not on school grounds since Sept. 3

Dear LCSD parents and guardians,

The district has learned that an employee of the district has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who is assigned to the Elementary School, has not been on school grounds since Sept. 3. No students were yet attending school. 

Sullivan County Public Health Services, which notified the district of the individual’s positive test results, is not advising any other district individuals to quarantine or be tested at this time.

All students are temperature checked upon arrival and staff members are screened for symptoms and risk factors at the start of each school day. Details about our health, safety, and sanitizing protocols can be found in the Liberty Central School District Reopening Plan, which is posted on the district website.

Privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed.

Please contact your building administrators if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, can be directed to Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

Thank you,

Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore
Superintendent of Schools

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COVID-19 Notification | Sept. 2 visitor to Elementary School has tested positive

Today, the district was informed that a person who was in the Elementary School on Sept. 2 has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual attended an orientation from 1:30-2 p.m. During the event, everyone in attendance wore masks, socially distanced, and the door and a window in the classroom were open, allowing for the circulation of fresh air.

All parents, guardians and Liberty staff members who may have been in contact with the person have been individually notified by the building principal and the school nurse.

Sullivan County Public Health Services has advised the district that because  precautionary protocols were observed the risk of transmission to anyone else at the Sept. 2 orientation is low. Out of an abundance of caution the Health Department has advised that the orientation attendees and teacher be tested for COVID-19 and quarantine.

The district is working closely with the Health Department and following all guidance provided by them. 

Privacy laws prohibit the district from disclosing further details. Please be assured that our priority is to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.

Thank you,
Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore, Superintendent of Schools

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Want to be on the Liberty School Board? There’s a vacancy

The Liberty Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy left by the recent resignation of board member Barbara Kelly.

The Board will appoint a new member at its Oct. 13 meeting. The term will expire May 18, 2021.

Board members serve as volunteers.

To apply, please submit a brief resume and a statement of why you would like to serve on the Board of Education to District Clerk Tania DeFrank at Applications must be received by Sept. 21.

Board of Education members in the Liberty Central School District must meet the following qualifications:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Able to read and write
  • A legal resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family
  • Cannot be an current employee of the district
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office

For further information and details, please contact the District Clerk by email or at 845-292-6990.

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Welcome to the High School! (Videos)

Welcome to Liberty High School and a brand new school year!

If you’re a student headed to the High School for the first time, we already have a little bit of homework for you: Check out these videos for some inside insights, helpful tips, and general information.

Meet Daylene, who can tell you all about the clubs, events, activities and opportunities Liberty High School has to offer.

Yes, you have to wear a mask. Social Distancing and other new protocols will help keep you, and your classmates, healthy and safe. Dylan’s here to tell you all about it.

Don’t forget to check you e-mail!

And you’ll need to check your SchoolTool, too:

Everything you’ve ever wondered about Leader in Me

Welcome to ENL!

Meet the Guidance Department:

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Here’s a look at what an in-school day is like at LES

There have been a lot of changes at the Liberty Elementary School 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 Elementary School Presentation to  learn more about the start of the 2020-21 school year and the reopening of the Elementary School.

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