2020 Wall of Fame Induction postponed

The annual Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception, traditionally held the morning of the Liberty High School graduation ceremony, has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is hoped that the district will be able to host the Wall of Fame induction sometime in the fall.

 

 

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.

Everyone counts! Don’t forget to fill out the 2020 Census

If you haven’t completed the 2020 U.S. Census, please do so soon. By participating in the Census, you help make a difference for our schools, students, and community.
 
Census data is used to help make important decisions about funding for schools and services, including health care, senior centers, roads, and political representation.
The 2020 U.S. Census can be completed online or by mail. Your responses are safe and secure.

The 2020 Census will help officials plan funding for federal nutrition programs  – including the National School Lunch Program – for the next 10 years. That’s why an accurate census is so important, and why everyone counts!

Liberty athletes garner winter sports awards

The 2019-2020 winter sports seasons did not end as the athletes or coaches had hoped. Still, Liberty athletes earned post-season honors based on their performances during the season.

Basketball

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Boys Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Kymanni Dennis and Chris Bayer were the two Indians named to the team. Liberty as a team also won the Sportsmanship Award.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Boys Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Seniors Chris Bayer and Kymanni Dennis.

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced their Section 9 Girls Basketball All-star selections. In Class B, Ally Roth was the only Lady Indian named to the team.

The Sullivan County Democrat released their Girls Basketball All-stars. Stars. The team included Liberty Senior Kassidy DeGroat and Junior Aly Roth.

Indoor Track

The Sullivan County Democrat released its county Indoor Track and Field All-Stars which included several Indians.

Boys

300m dash – 2. Troy Willis
Weight throw – 1. Rich Jandik

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – John Nolan, Wayne Kratz, Troy Willis, Gabe Desrochers
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Wilber Gomez, Gabe Desrochers
Relays – Honorable Mention – Liberty

Girls

55m hurdles – 2. Brooke Roth
1500m Race Walk – 1. Sydney Fleishman
4x200m relay – 2. Liberty
4x800m relay – 2. Liberty
Long jump – 2. Brooke Roth
Triple Jump – 1. Brooke Roth 2. Brianna Roth
High Jump – 2. Chezzy Hanover
Pole vault – 1. Brianna Roth

Sprint and Hurdles – Honorable Mention – Katrina Blais, Kylie Bachman, Ysabel Manzi
Mid Distance – Honorable Mention – Katrina Bais, Kylie Bachman
1500 Race Walk – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky
Throws – Honorable Mention – Sydney Fleishman
Horizontal Jumps – Honorable Mention – Emma Dworetsky

Wrestling

Qunitin Herzog was the only Liberty wrestler named to the Sullivan County Democrat All-county team.

Senior Athletes

The Democrat also highlighted Seniors Brianna and Brooke Roth as 2020 Senior Athletes.

 

LHS Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19, Last Contact with School was March 13

The Liberty Central District learned today, March 24, that a member of the school community has tested positive for COVID-19.

This positive diagnosis of an adult is the district’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. The adult, who is recovering at home, works in the High School and was last on school grounds on March 13. The district has been closed to students since March 12, and all school buildings are being thoroughly sanitized and disinfected.

The Sullivan County Department of Health has been notified. As positive diagnoses of  COVID-19 rise throughout New York State, it is likely that reports of persons testing positive with COVID-19 will continue to emerge in our local communities as well.

“The reality is it’s here, just as it is in many other places,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore. “We must continue to take the advice of health experts and practice social distancing, proper hand-washing, and other preventative measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.”

COVID-19 causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Many people with COVID-19 recover fully at home. Older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications.

Child Care for Essential Workers Offered

By Executive Order, the public school districts of Sullivan County, in collaboration with the Sullivan County Child Care Council, have developed emergency child care plans for essential workers.

Essential workers include first responders, healthcare workers, food manufacturers, supermarket workers, food preparation workers, commercial truck drivers, transit workers, carriers of critical and essential materials, construction workers, manufacturing workers, specialized equipment workers related to health or safety of the public and nonprofit and social service agencies providing support to families, and employees in related fields.

The plan is meant to serve those essential workers for whom child care has become a burden during the response to COVID-19. If you meet the definition of an essential employee and have child care needs, access to free childcare via the CARES Child Care Scholarship from the Office of Children and Family Services is available to those who qualify.

Essential workers that currently have their children in licensed/registered child care or need child care may apply here.

You will be contacted by the Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc., within one business day. They will follow up on the next steps to gather information about your household and help you identify a participating child care provider or work with your current registered or licensed child care provider.

Grades 3-8 assessments suspended for 2019-20 school year

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

“It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts toward local school and community needs, as they have been doing, and not be concerned about state assessments. NYSED has applied for federal waivers for testing, accountability and reporting requirements,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe said in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday that states may cancel any scheduled standardized tests for this school year.

This suspension applies to the following New York state testing programs:

  • New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts Test;
  • New York State Grades 3-8 Mathematics Test;
  • New York State Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test;
  • New York State Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Science Test;
  • New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) in Grades K-12; and
  • New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school.

The state has not yet issued guidance on end-of-June Regents exams and The College Board’s Advanced Placement exams.

Volunteers sought to provide childcare to children of first responders, health care workers

The State of New York, in an effort to support the critical work of healthcare workers and first responders, has required school districts to establish child care services for them.

Sullivan County school districts are working in cooperation with the Sullivan County government, SUNY Sullivan, Sullivan BOCES and the Sullivan County Child Care Council to implement a countywide plan to serve the child care needs of our health care workers and first responders.

There will be two central locations, SUNY Sullivan and the Catskill Regional Medical Center. These sites will be available for drop in care on a daily basis. It is anticipated that this plan will be fully implemented sometime between March 23 and March 27, 2020.

We  need volunteers to supervise these two sites. Plans are already underway to provide games, movies and other forms of engagement for the child care sites.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan at psullivan@libertyk12.org  and provide your name, the hours and dates that you are available, and your contact information, including email and phone number. You may also call 845-292-5400 ext. 2031.

March 19: School Closure Updates from the Asst. Superintendent

Dear Liberty Community,

This week, the Liberty Central School District distributed school work and student meals to our Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

If you were one of the many families who were unable to pick up your child’s school work, please be assured that we are working on a plan to get it delivered to you as soon as possible. We will announce those details shortly.

Here are a few additional updates:

  • If you do not have access to the internet, please call 845-292-5400 ext. 2031.
  • We are providing breakfast and lunch to our students while school is closed. Meals are available for pick up 9-11 a.m. each weekday morning at the High School and are being delivered by Rolling V bus drivers along their regular routes. If you have not been able to receive meals, please call 845-292-5400 ext. 2031.
  • We have received inquiries regarding Third Quarter grades. More information pertaining to these topics will be shared soon.

Google Classroom for Secondary Students

The primary platform used at the secondary level is Google Classroom. However, some teachers are using additional platforms to support your child’s learning:

The Structure

Teachers are posting assignments and providing minimal deadlines of 2-3 days. If your child is having difficulty meeting deadlines please contact the teacher via email or through the Google Classroom platform. Please know that our teachers will be flexible as we are all learning a new way of educating.

Feedback/Assessment

Teachers will provide feedback and assignment grades as students complete their digital work. Depending on the assignment, the turn-around time for a grade may differ.

Educational Resources

Our teachers shared some helpful educational links to enhance at-home learning. We’ll continue to share more resources during the extended school closure:

Prek- Grade 8

If a student needs their login information for Freckle or MyOn, please email your child’s teacher.

Grade 9-12

        Social and Emotional Well-Being

        We thank everyone for their continued understanding, patience and support.
        With Liberty Pride,

        Dr. Patrick Sullivan
        Assistant Superintendent

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