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.
Freckle or MyOn login information, please email your child’s teacher.
- Freckle: Activities in ELA, math, social studies, and science
- MyOn: Thousands of digital books to help maintain and build reading and writing skills
- Scholastic Magazine: Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing
- Starfall:Language arts and mathematics for PreK-Grade 3
- Scholastic Magazine : Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
- Scholastic Magazine: Projects for students in PreK-Grade 9 to keep them learning, thinking and growing.
By order of the Governor of the State of New York, public schools, including the Liberty Central School District, will remain closed through Wednesday, April 14, 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Liberty, student breakfast and lunch will continue to be made available each weekday morning. Meals are available for pick-up 9-11 a.m. by the High School loading area and are delivered each morning to student households by Rolling V bus drivers and LCSD food service team members along our regular bus routes.
Student meals will not be available or delivered on Friday, April 10 (Good Friday).
Also, teachers will use March 30 and March 31, as “prep” days, during which they will prepare additional academic work for students during the extended mandatory school closure. Teachers will not be available via Google Classroom or email on those days.
We know that this has been a difficult time for our LIberty school family, but together we will remain Liberty Strong.
If you were one of the many families unable to pick up your child’s school work, please review the following information explaining the steps the district is taking to ensure your child’s educational services are continued:
Liberty Elementary School
- Schoolwork will be mailed (Grades K-4)
Liberty Middle School
- Schoolwork will be mailed (Grades 5 and 6).
For students using Google Classroom, the teachers’ letters and assignments (depending on the department) will be mailed (Grades 7 and 8).
Students should also monitor their emails for Google Classroom updates.
If you need any vital items from the Middle School (such as Chromebooks, medications, or a musical instrument) please call 845-292-5400 ext. 2302
Liberty High School
- Families unable to pick up school work not available on Google Classroom, or if you cannot access Google Classroom, please call 845-292-5400 ext. 2002.
The Liberty Central School District is 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. Look for the pick-up table near the loading doors and the parking lot basketball court.
Meals are also 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.
Sullivan County school districts have developed emergency child care plans for essential workers for whom child care has become a burden during the response to COVID-19.
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 primary site for essential workers is SUNY Sullivan; healthcare workers will bring children to Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Sullivan County officials hope to get the program up and running as quickly as possible. Completion of the Child Care Survey for Essential Workers is the first step to identify those who need the service.
After completion of the survey parents will be contacted by program coordinators.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
- Freckle: (ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science)
- MyOn (online books and activities)
- Scholastic Magazine
Social and Emotional Well-Being
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- CDC Information on Managing Stress with COVID-19
- Sullivan County Department of Health Services
We thank everyone for their continued understanding, patience and support.
With Liberty Pride,
Dr. Patrick Sullivan
March 17, 2020: By order of the Sullivan County Manager, all Sullivan County schools, including the Liberty Central School District, are closed through April 3, 2020 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We recognize that this extraordinary situation presents an array of difficulties for our students, employees and families, and we know you have many questions about this extended closure:
Are you serving student meals?
Yes. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, student breakfast and lunch will be available Mondays-Fridays. To help us plan, please call 292-5400, ext. 2031 to let us know if you’ll be participating in the meal program.
- Students who walk to school can pick up meals 9-11 a.m. at the High School loading area (near the parking lot basketball court.)
- Rolling V drivers will deliver meals at their regular bus stops between 9:30-10:30 a.m. each day. Drivers will beep and wait two minutes before moving on.
What about homework?
Packets of work can be picked up 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 at the Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Please stop by your child’s school during those hours. (High school teachers have also contacted students with details about specific assignments.)
Google Classroom assignments for Middle and High School students are available now. Students can access this work with their Chromebook.
We also suggest that you keep your children engaged in learning. Read with your children, help them with their classwork, and explore many free online educational resources available. We will be sharing links to our teachers’ favorite websites on the district website, too.
If you did not receive the classwork packet or do not have internet access, please call 292-5400, ext. 2031.
What if my student left an important item at school?
Chromebooks, instruments and vital personal belongings can be picked up 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wed., March 18 and Thurs., March 19. Parents and students will not be permitted in the school buildings, but we will do our best to get it for you.
What does “closed” mean?
Only essential LCSD staff are reporting to work, so it may take us longer than usual to answer your messages.
All school events cancelled through April 3, and the closure includes all school grounds, playgrounds and fields. Spring athletics are cancelled through May 1.
Will the Board of Education meet?
BOE meetings will be held via video conference through May. We’ll share an access code so the public can join from home.
How will you keep us updated?
We will continue to share updates on our website (www.libertyk12.org), our Facebook page, and through our school messaging system.
What we don’t know
The governor has stated that in order for schools to apply for the 180 day waiver, schools must use their vacation days and snow days. This may change. It remains unclear how spring break and other school holidays will be affected, and we don’t know for certain when school will reopen. Other possible variables include SAT, ACT, and Regents scheduling. We will share updates as soon as we know more.
Thank you again for your continued patience as we navigate this challenging time together.
With Liberty Pride,
Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore
Superintendent of Schools
To our Liberty Schools community,
March 14, 2020: Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek has issued an emergency order closing all schools, including the Liberty Central School District, now through April 3.
Given that this is a rapidly evolving public health issue, school leaders have decided that this is the most prudent action available to limit the spread of COVID-19.
As the coronavirus continues to disrupt our day-to-day lives, the topmost priority of the Liberty Central School District remains steady: To keep our students and staff healthy and safe.
We will provide further updates soon regarding student work and meals. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding. #LibertyPride
The Liberty Central School District is prepared to meet the needs of our students and staff in the event of a school closure as a result of COVID-19.
There have been no reports of coronavirus in the Liberty community, but as a precaution teachers will send students home with packets of homework on Monday, March 16. Middle and High School students will also receive instructions on how to complete work electronically. Please set the packet aside; it only needs to be done if Liberty schools are closed for a period of two weeks or longer.
If you are a parent or guardian of a middle or high school student and you do not have internet access, please call 845-292-5400, ext 2031 during school hours so we can make sure your child has academic materials.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work to keep students safe and educated during this challenging health situation. We will continue to keep our parents and guardians informed through our website, Facebook page, and school messaging system.