LHS student, attending classes remotely, tests positive for COVID-19 | Instruction at High School continues without interruption

The district learned Thursday, Oct. 22, that a Liberty High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

The student attends school from home on a fully remote schedule and has not attended in-person classes this school year. The student participated in an outdoor activity on the High School campus on Oct. 15 where masks were worn and social distancing was observed, and health officials say the student was not contagious for the virus at that time.

The High School remains open and Sullivan County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has not called for the quarantine or testing of any Liberty students or staff members as a result of this student’s positive test results. Contact tracers from SCPHS reach out to individuals who may be at risk for contracting the coronavirus via interaction with someone who has tested positive, and advise them of what steps to take.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a member of our school community tests positive for the coronavirus via our mass messaging system and the district’s website. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Middle School on brief “Stay Put” on Oct. 20 | Two adults charged with trespassing on parking lot

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Middle School was put on a  brief “stay put” as LMS School Resource Officer James Simon investigated the presence of an unauthorized car in the Middle School’s back parking lot. 

Additional officers from the Liberty Police Department were called to the scene. Two adults were charged with criminal trespass and public lewdness. The car was towed.

The stay put was lifted and scheduled activities at the middle school resumed. 

During a stay put, instruction and classroom activities continue, but hallways are kept clear and students and staff stay where they are.

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Middle School student, not on campus this school year, tests positive for COVID 19

The Liberty Central School District Office learned on Monday, Oct. 19, that a Middle School student has tested positive for the coronavirus. The student has not attended in-person classes this school year.

Sullivan County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has not called for the quarantine or testing of any Liberty students or staff members as a result of this student’s positive test results. Contact tracers from SCPHS reach out to individuals who may be at risk for contracting the coronavirus via interaction with someone who has tested positive, and advise them of what steps to take.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Health notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

If you would like more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, should be directed to your family’s doctor or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Middle School student, last on campus Oct. 6, tests positive for COVID-19 | LMS classes continue as scheduled

The district learned late Friday, Oct. 16 that a Liberty Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

At the time of test the student was already in quarantine and had not attended school during  an infectious period. The student was last in school on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Sullivan County Public Health Services is not recommending that any additional Middle School students or staff quarantine.

Liberty Middle School remains open and no interruption in instruction is expected. The district will continue to follow the guidance of Sullivan County health officials.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed via our mass messaging system and the district’s website. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, should be directed to Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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LES student tests positive for COVID-19 | School expected to remain open

A Liberty Elementary School student has tested positive for COVID-19, and one LES classroom will go to remote learning for two weeks while the student’s classmates and several teachers are in quarantine as directed by the Sullivan County Department of Health.

The district learned late Friday, Oct. 16 that the student, who was last in school Wednesday, Oct. 14, had tested positive. The teacher and students in the affected classroom were immediately contacted by district officials.

The student also rode the Brown Sneaker bus on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 13 and the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 14. The parents/guardians of students who were on that bus were also contacted.

Over the next few days, contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services will also contact anyone deemed at risk or in close or prolonged contact with the student who tested positive for COVID-19 and will advise them of what steps to take.

At this time, all other Liberty Elementary students are expected to continue to attend in-person classes as scheduled, and the Middle and High School both remain open. However, additional measures may be required as details emerge, and we will follow the advice of health officials.

We will keep the community informed via our mass messaging system and the district’s website.

Liberty Elementary School is divided into small Learning Pods, and interactions are limited to students within their Pods. This Learning Pod system enables health officials and district leadership to readily identify individuals who may be exposed.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Health notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

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 the district from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Please also refer to the PreK-Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit for guidance from the New York State Department of Health about when to stay home and when, after a COVID-19 diagnosis, your student can return to school.

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

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Two students, not on campus since Oct. 2, test positive | No interruption to instruction | Risk of transmission deemed very low

The district has learned that two Liberty High School students have tested positive for COVID-19.

One of the students has not attended school in person this school year. The other student has not been on school grounds since Friday, Oct. 2, at which time the student was not considered by the Sullivan County Department of Health to be contagious.

The Department of Health confirmed the students’ positive test results on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The DOH has assured the district that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to any members of the Liberty school community was extremely low and they are not advising any other district individuals to quarantine or be tested. The students will remain in quarantine until they are released from quarantine by the Health Department.

Privacy laws restrict the district from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. If at any time a student or staff member has been exposed to COVID-19 they will be alerted by Sullivan County Department of Public Health contact tracers, who will advise them of what steps to take. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Health notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Notifications are archived on this website’s Notification Notebook and reported to state and county dashboards. (Due to reporting criteria and timelines, some information on the two dashboards may differ slightly.)

All Liberty 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.

Please also refer to the PreK-Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit for guidance from the New York State Department of Health about when to stay home and when, after a COVID-19 diagnosis, your student can return to school.

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

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

Free breakfast and lunch are available 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.

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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.

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

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

Resources

Parking Permits for Seniors and Juniors

Letters will be sent directly to members of these classes.

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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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