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LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS ALL REMOTE. In-person instruction resumes Jan. 27

LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL IS ALL REMOTE. In-person instruction resumes Jan. 25

Free meals for kids, teens| COVID-19 | The 2020-21 School Year

High School hosts Parent Empowerment Event Monday, Jan. 25

The Liberty High School Staff and Community Group is hosting a “Night of Empowerment for Our Parents” 5:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25.

This remote Zoom event is open to all Liberty parents. Guest speakers include Beth Poague, Catherine Griffin and Saira Ayala. A bilingual translator will also be in attendance.

To attend with Zoom

 

Liberty Elementary School staff member tests positive for COVID-19 | Last on campus Jan. 12

The district has learned that a Liberty Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on campus Jan. 12.

Liberty Elementary has been on fully-remote instruction since Jan. 13, when the district received notification that several students had tested positive for COVID-19. The resulting mandated quarantine of teachers and staff made it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitutes.

The building has been deep cleaned and sanitized. In-person instruction at the elementary school is expected to resume Jan. 27.

Our thoughts are with the individuals who have 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.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19 are 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.

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.

Elementary School all goes all remote | In-person instruction resumes Jan. 27 | Free student meals available for pick-up

Liberty Elementary School will be on fully remote instruction for two weeks. In person instruction is expected to resume Jan. 27. 

The district was notified this morning that a staff member and several students assigned to different learning pods and grades have tested positive for COVID-19. The decision to transition to remote instruction for two weeks was made out of an abundance of caution, and the school will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while students are learning from home.

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

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive are 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.

Please also be aware that:

  • Liberty Middle School is currently on remote instruction as a result of the required quarantine of several staff members and the inability to adequately staff the building with substitutes. In-person instruction is expected to resume Jan. 25.
  • Liberty High School remains open as scheduled.

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

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Questions about COVID-19, testing, and quarantine requirements should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

Free student meals available for pick-up

Students can still enjoy a nutritious breakfast and lunch even if their school building has transitioned to fully-remote learning. Free breakfast and lunch are available for pick-up 9 a.m. – 1 p.m to all children and teens at Liberty High School. Meals are available on all school days, excluding holidays.

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.

The program is administered by the USDA and NYSED Child Nutrition Program at no cost to the district and was implemented to help ease food insecurity faced by families during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Winter track starts Tuesday, January 19

Attention all track athletes! Winter track practice begins on Tuesday, January 19th. All practices and competitions will take place outdoors! Athletes should come dressed to practice outside no matter the temperature. Any boy or girl who is interested MUST sign up on Family ID by this Friday, January 15th. Our first meet is on January 30th on the TriValley track. If you have any questions contact Coach Bressler (boys) or Coach Simpson (girls).

Wall of Fame nominations now being accepted

The Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the 2021 Wall of Fame until March 12.

The Liberty School District Wall of Fame was established in 2011 by the Board of Education to honor extraordinary alumni. Nominees are judged on exceptional accomplishments or significant contributions within their career, community or personal life.

Graduates and attendees of the Liberty Central School District who have made a lasting and outstanding contribution to society in their lives and career are eligible for nomination to the Wall of Fame. Nominations are reviewed by the Wall of Fame Committee, which is made up of volunteers representing the school district, the local community, and the Board of Education.

Inductees are invited to the annual Wall of Fame reception and induction, and a plaque for each inductee is displayed in the high school lobby. 

The Wall of Fame nomination application is available here.

Introducing our Middle School award winners

We are so proud of our Middle School students, and they continue to impress us as leaders, scholars and great kids.

Two recent virtual events were held to recognize their achievements. You can view them here:

RESOURCES FOR AT-HOME LEARNING

Additional Resources

The Liberty Central School District is committed to providing educational resources for our students during this time away from school.
Here, our teachers share some helpful educational links to enhance at-home learning during the extended school closure.

Remote Learning with Google


Google Meet/Hangout Etiquette

  • When you enter the Meet/Hangout, mute yourself.
  • When you have a question, type in the textbox and wait for your teacher to call on you.
  • When you have something to contribute to the discussion but it is not your turn, use the chat feature in the right-hand corner. Wait for the teacher to call on you. Then unmute yourself.
  • Only one student should contribute/talk at a time
  • Look into the camera when you are talking.
  • Stay attentive when the teacher or other students are speaking.

The LCSD Media Centers and Libraries


  • SORA: Access ebooks and audiobooks from the Liberty Central School District’s media centers. (Use the Technology Resources for Students Shared Drive to retrieve login information)
    Ms. Jill Parks, our Middle School Librarian, created this terrific SORA tutorial to show you around the site.

All Grade Levels


  • Khan Academy:  With a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, Khan Academy offers daily schedules and academic exercises in an exhaustive range of subjects for students ages 2-18.
  • ReadWorks: Content and at-home curriculum to strengthen reading comprehension for grades K-12.
  • WNET-NY/Public Television: PBS has ramped up its educational offerings for all grades in subjects from reading to science to the arts.
  • PBS Resources for Emergency Closings:  A curated collection of resources organized by grade and subject area created by PBS LearningMedia producers and educators. For Spanish language content, visit Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia.

Elementary


Middle School


  • LCS Makerspace and Technology: Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Treible and Mrs. Parks have created a digital Makerspace, where you’ll find exciting ideas for your next project.
  • Scholastic Magazine : Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
  • High School

  • Scholastic Magazine: Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
  • Test Preparation

Outdoor athletic facilities re-open for limited use

The Liberty High School and Liberty Middle School’s grounds and athletic fields have been re-opened for limited use to students and the community.

Please remember that social distancing protocols remain in place, and masks must be worn if social distancing cannot be practiced. District residents are welcome to use the grounds during daylight hours. The grounds will close at dusk (approximately 8:40 p.m.)

The High School basketball court and the Elementary School playground, however, remain closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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