Kindergarten, Pre-K registration is now open

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open.

Registration is held at LCSD Registration Office, 115 Buckley St., Liberty. To make an appointment call Heather Austin at 292-5400, ext. 2331 or email her at haustin@libertyk12.org.

Learn more about registering a student.

Register your child for kindergarten


Eligible kindergarten students must be residents of the Liberty Central School District and turn 5 years old before Dec. 1, 2021.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • The child’s birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (such as a utility bill or rental lease)
  • A copy of the parent/guardian’s photo ID
  • Custody papers, if applicable

    Register your child for Pre-K


    The district offers full day and half day Pre-K options. Pre-K students must turn 4 years old before Dec. 1, 2021.

    Full Day Pre-K
    8 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

    Demand for the full day program typically exceeds the available seats. When this occurs, requests are placed in a lottery.

    Half Day Pre-K

    • Morning Half Day
      8-10:30 a.m.
    • Afternoon Half Day
      12-2:35 p.m.

    Please bring the following to your appointment:

    • A copy of the parent/guardian’s photo ID
    • The child’s birth certificate
    • Proof of residency (such as a utility bill or rental lease)
    • Immunization records, including proof of lead screen
    • Copy of a recent physical exam
    • Custody papers, if applicable

    Liberty’s music education program receives national recognition

    For the second year in a row, the Liberty Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  Now in its 22nd year, this presigious designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

    To qualify for the designation, Liberty answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

    Since the passage by Congress in 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and a stated emphasis on a well-rounded education, many school districts have re-committed to music and arts education programs and found that in this time of a national pandemic, provides a valuable way to keep students engaged in. ESSA provides designated funding for well-rounded educational opportunities through Title IV Part A Student Academic Success and Achievement grants. NAMM Foundation research has revealed that these grants are being widely used by school districts to address instructional gaps in access to music and arts education.

    Research continues to demonstrate educational and social skills benefits for children who make music. After two years of music education, researchers found that participants showed more substantial improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than their less-involved peers and that students involved in music more likely to graduate high school and to attend college.

    Listening skills – including the ability to perceive speech in a noisy background, pay attention, and keep sounds in memory – are also stronger in musically trained children than in those without music training, and  social benefits of music education include conflict resolution, teamwork skills, and how to give and receive constructive criticism.

    About The NAMM Foundation

    The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

    Three elementary students test positive for COVID-19 | LES remains open as scheduled

    The district has learned that several Liberty Elementary School students have tested positive for COVID-19. The school remains open as scheduled.

    • A student who attends school on a fully-remote schedule tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10. Health officials determined that there was no risk of transmission to students or staff at LES and no contact tracing was necessary.
    • A student who attends school in person tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.
    • A student who was last in school March 16 has tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Our thoughts are with the individuals 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.

    Individuals who may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19 have been notified by a building administrator or school nurse. Sullivan County Public Health Services also reaches out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advises them of what steps to take.

    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 845-292-5910.

    Congratulations to Liberty’s scholar athletes!

    Congratulations to the following teams for being honored by the NYSPHSAA as a Scholar Athlete team!

    In order for a team to qualify,  75 percent of the team membership must attain grade point average of 90.00.

    Congratulations to:

    • Girls Basketball
    • Boys Indoor Track and Field
    • Boys Skiing
    • Girls Skiing

    Are you a student over age 16 and want the COVID-19 vaccine?

    The Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force, in collaboration with Garnet Health, is considering hosting a vaccine clinic for Sullivan County students age 16 and over, and their parents, guardians and grandparents.

    The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved for ages 16 and 17. Supply is difficult to obtain, so the Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force must know how many people are interested before a clinic can be created.

    To express interest fill out a short survery or call the task force by April 16

    Participating in the survey does not guarantee receipt of the vaccine. This survey is to gather information and measure interest. If the clinic occurs you will be contacted.

    The Pfizer vaccine is a two- dose vaccine. The second dose is administered 21 days after the first dose.

    Cross Country splits meet at Fallsburg

    Liberty 15 Fallsburg 50

    Monticello 18 Liberty 41

    On Thursday, April 8, the Indians Cross Country team traveled to Fallsburg High School to compete against Fallsburg Comets and Monticello Panthers. The 3.1-mile course circles the sports fields and the school taking a long loop through the woods.

    Gabe Desrochers was again Liberty’s first finisher. Gabe caught up to and passed a Monticello runner in the last lap of the track to place 4th overall. Wayne Kratz and Carlos Campos-Castro finished 6th and 8th respectively. Nate Desrochers had his best race of the year and finished in his usual enthusiastic way. Iain Elanbassi was hampered by shin splints for much of the race but managed to put the pain aside and outsprint two Fallsburg runners. Tanner Ferguson also finished the race for Liberty.

    Girls Soccer wins one, ties one

    Liberty 0 Chester 0

    The Indians took on the Cheater Hambletonians at home on Thursday, April 8.

    Saves: Jennifer Reyes 6
    Team record: Liberty 0 – 1 – 4

    Liberty 3 Burke 2

    The Lady Indians notched their first win of the season on Friday, April 9 against Burke and Burke HS.

    Goals: Christy Leak, Cheselyn Hanover, Brooke Nichols
    Assists: Cheselyn Hanover, Christy Leal, Corrine Hellerer
    Saves: Jennifer Reyes 14
    Team record: 1-1-4

    LMS staffer, student, test postive for COVID-19

    The district has learned that a Liberty Middle School staff member and a student have tested positive for COVID-19.

    Our thoughts are with the individuals 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.

    The staff member was last on campus April 8. The student attends school on an all-remote schedule.

    Individuals who may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19 have been individually notified by a building 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.

    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 845-292-5910.

    NYS ELA, Math Assessments offered this spring

    This spring, all Liberty students in Grades 3-8, including those on a fully remote schedule, will be offered the opportunity to take the New York State ELA and Mathematics Assessments, providing the district with important information about what our students have learned and mastered.

    This year’s assessments are shorter than in recent years and will be given in-person only. Students will take the tests at the elementary and the middle school, and all safety protocols, such as masks and social distancing, will be followed. (Last year, because of the pandemic, New York received permission from the U.S. Department of Education to cancel the tests.)

    Please remember that your child’s scores on the state tests will not affect their grades. As always, the district’s priority is our students’ safety and wellness. If you have any questions about the assessments please contact your child’s building principal:

    Remote Learners

    If your child is on a 100 percent remote learning schedule, submit an Opt In Form by April 9 for each child that will be coming to their school building and taking the assessments. Please answer all questions, including the transportation question. If you are unable to complete the form contact your child’s school.

    Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Assessment Dates


    White Cohort (Thurs/Fri)

    • ELA: April 22
    • ELA Make-Up: April 23
    • Math: May 6
    • Math Make-Up: May 7

    Red Cohort (Mon/Tues)

    • ELA: April 26
    • ELA Make-Up: April 27
    • Math: May 10
    • Math Make-Up: May 11

    Fully Remote students

    • ELA: April 21
    • ELA Make-Up: April 28
    • Math: May 5
    • Math Make-Up: May 12

    New York State NYSESLAT Dates


    The district will also administer the NYSESLAT exams to our Multi-Language Learners on hybrid and in-person schedules. TESOL teachers will reach out to our all-remote students to offer them the opportunity to “opt in.”

    • Speaking: April 18 – June 9
    • Listening, Reading, and Writing: May 17 – June 9

    Five Day Student Meal Packs coming soon for all-remote students | Sign up to now

    Free and nutritious Five Day Student Meal Packs will soon be made available to Liberty Central School District students who attend school on an all-remote schedule.

    The Meal Packs include five breakfasts and five lunches and will be available for pick-up 8 a.m. – 1 pm Mondays at Liberty High School. We hope that the Meal Packs will make it easier for our all-remote families to enjoy the benefits of Liberty’s meal program even while students are learning entirely from home. Meal Packs will be available beginning Monday, March 22.

    Daily meal pick-up also continues for families on a hybrid schedule. For the past year, Liberty Schools has provided free meals to all of our students, regardless of income and even during the summer. Free breakfast and lunch is served daily in our school buildings, and grab-and-go meals are available for pick up at the high school every school day.

    The program is administered by the USDA and NYSED Child Nutrition Program at no cost to the district and was implemented to help all families during the coronavirus pandemic.

    If you would like to pick up Meal Packs for your student, please fill out this Meal Pack form.

    The Meal Pack form is also available in Spanish.

    Due to Spring Break, a four-day Meal Pack will be available for pick up on Tuesday, April 6.

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