Board of Education seeks community input in superintendent search

The Liberty Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore at its May 4, 2021 meeting. Dr. Tornatore’s last day as LCSD superintendent will be  June 30, 2021, and the board thanks him for his service to the district and its students.

The Board of Education highly values the opinion of Liberty’s faculty, staff, community members and all stakeholders. As the board commences a search for a new superintendent it would like to hear from you.

Please share your thoughts with the board, including the qualities and expectations you have for this individual by emailing District Clerk Tania DeFrank by Tuesday, May 11.

COVID-19 vaccines offered to Liberty students age 16 and over | Clinic to be held May 21

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held for all Liberty students age 16 and over on May 21 at Liberty High School.

To have your child vaccinated, please pre-registration online by clicking on the link below. If you are unable to register online, call 845-295-4097.

May 21 | Liberty High School

The clinics are offered by Sullivan County Public Health Services and Garnet Health, in collaboration with the Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force.

Bus driver tests postive for COVID-19

The district has learned that a school bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. The driver was last at work on April 19.

The driver is an employee of the bus company that transports LCSD students. Students who ride the bus driven by the person who tested positive for COVID-19 have been individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

Our thoughts are with the individual who tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure of personally identifiable information of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please reach out to your building principal. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-591.

Sports for the week of May 3, 2021

Monday, May 3

Boys Golf

TriValley 235 Liberty  240

Chase Racette 40
Quentin Herzog 42
Jeremy Simons 50

The Boys Golf team dropped a match to TriValley on a wet and rainy Swan Lake Golf course.

Baseball

Burke Catholic 14, Liberty 2

Liberty (0-3): Ethan Welau 1B, RBI

Softball

Minisink Valley 28, Liberty 0 (5 innings)

Liberty (0-2): Brooke Nichols and MiKayla Bivins each reached base.

Thursday, May 6

Girls Golf

Liberty  188 Livingston Manor 204

Corrine Hellerer 52
Emma Dworetsky 66
Abigail Simmons 72

The Girls Golf team competed in its second match of the year against Livingston Manor on the Swan Lake Golf course. The team beat Manor running its record to 2-0.

Softball

Ellenville 8, Liberty 1 @ Liberty

Liberty (0-3): Brooke Nichols 2B, RBI

No other information provided.

Baseball

Monticello vs Liberty @ Liberty

No information provided.

FREE TUTORING available for grades K-12 | Sign up by May 14

If your child needs extra help and academic support, free virtual tutoring is available to Liberty students in all grades, from kindergarten through Grade 12.

This free tutoring is offered through iTutor, a New York-based educational service which provides real-time tutoring with certified teachers. Your child can receive one-on-one or small group assistance with their regular coursework and assignments at no cost to your family.

SAT preparation sessions are also available, and sessions will be made up of no more than four students, all from Liberty.

If you or your child is struggling in a particular subject or class, would like help with assignments, or is planning to take the SAT and hopes to boost their grade, please complete this iTutor Support Google Form by May 14, 2021.

Camp Invention is coming to Liberty this summer | In-person and remote camp available

Camp Invention, a week-long STEM summer program for students in kindergarten through Grade 6, will again be offered at Liberty Middle School this August. In person and remote programs are available.

Campers in grades K-6 will team up to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From taking apart their own microphone to exploring solar-powered crickets and creating duck-launching devices, each activity is designed to give young innovators an unforgettable summer experience.

Camp Invention will be held Aug. 16-20. The cost per student is $235.

Discounts are available:

  • Save $25 with code RECHARGE25 (expires May 26)

To register, visit  www.Invent.org/Camp or call 800-968-4332. For more information email camp director Stefanie Benjamin.

Liberty Superintendent Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore selected for inclusion in Who’s Who

A man in a suit stands in front of an executive desk holding an award plaque
Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore, the LCSD Superintendent of Schools

Liberty Central School District Superintendent Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming “Trademark Who’s Who Honor’s Edition.”

In announcing Dr. Tornatore’s inclusion in the directory, “Who’s Who” said, “His compassion and expertise set the standard in the industry. Representing the state as one of the best requires talent, experience and integrity. He has truly dedicated himself to his profession. There is humility and personal touch he adds to his relationship with everyone he does business with, more than the value of his service it’s his way of treating everyone like an extended member of his own family that people remember the most. As a talented disciplined professional, he has maintained a proven track record of quality service, driven by his desire to succeed.”

His kindness and willingness to always help others and find solutions to most questions is both exemplary and honorable. He has made his mark on his profession as an expert and will become part of history as one of the top professionals in his field.”

Summer school offered at LMS for Grades 7-12

In person academic summer school and special education will be offered to students in grades 7-12 at Liberty Middle School.

Summer classes will be held Monday-Thursday, beginning July  6 and continuing through Aug. 12. Classes will meet in air conditioned classsrooms and transportation will be available as per district policy.

There will be three sessions:

  • 8-10 a.m.
  • 10:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
  • 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Liberty’s middle and high school guidance counselors will register eligible students.

For more information please contact your child’s guidance counselor.

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