Elementary Virtual Open House to be held Sept. 24 – Oct. 1

Liberty Elementary School is hosting a virtual open house.

Parent’s and guardians can attend at their convenience from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1. During this virtual event, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet your child’s teacher and see your child’s classroom
  • Learn about the curriculum and goals for your child
  • Learn about attendance and grading
  • Learn about classroom safety measures

Your child’s teacher will share a link to their virtual open house. If you do not receive the link or have difficulty accessing the information, please call the Elementary School at 292-5400 ext. 2030.

Welcome back to the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! Here’s a look at what an in-school day will be like

There have been a lot of changes at the Liberty Elementary School this summer as a result of the COVID-19 public health situation. When students return to the school building in September, class sizes will be smaller, masks will be required and temperatures will be checked.

That’s just a few examples of how we’re working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please watch our Return to the Elementary School Presentation to  learn more about the start of the 2020-21 school year and the reopening of the Elementary School.

What you need to know about riding the school bus in the new school year (with video)

The Liberty Central School District is enacting several new transportation protocols to help keep our students safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For students beginning school in-person on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10

  • If your child will be going to a location other than the home address provided, you must notify the school’s main office by 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4. (Unless you have already done so this school year.)
  • After Sept. 4, change requests must be made in writing to the school office:
    – Change requests received before the second Friday of the current month will take effect on the fourth Friday of the current month.
    – Change requests received between the second and fourth Friday of the current month will take effect on the second Friday of the following month.
  • Change requests cannot be made by the school without proper prior notice, as outlined above, to the bus company.

For all Students

  • Students will socially distance while on the bus and will sit in assigned seats.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • Department of Health school bus capacity restrictions means there is a strict limit on how many students can ride a bus. Rolling V, which provides bus service for our students, will need advance notice for all changes to student transportation requests.
  • Change requests cannot be made last minute nor on a daily basis. If your child cannot ride their scheduled route, you will need to arrange transportation.
  • Families must provide prior notification to the school (Elementary, Middle, or High) of any permanent transportation changes.
  • Check out this video, which explains what the new safety procedures will look like:

Chromebook, iPad insurance available | Deadline to purchase is Oct. 31

Liberty Middle School and Liberty High School students will receive a Chromebook and some Elementary students will receive an iPad for use during the 2020-21 school year.

Students will be responsible for the loss or damage to these items, but insurance –  at a cost of $29 per year for Chromebooks and $14 per year for iPads – is available and strongly encouraged.

Damage from drops and spills, cracked screens,  liquid submersion, fire, flood, natural disaster, power surges, theft and vandalism are among the events protected by the insurance.

To purchase insurance or to opt out, please visit the Worth Ave. Group.

The deadline is Oct. 31, 2020.


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.


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

LES End-of-year letter

Dear Liberty Elementary Families,

I hope this letter finds you well. This has truly been a year like none other. Together we are finding our way through, and the end of the school year is fast approaching. My thanks goes out to you for your patience and support over the past few months, as the teachers and administrators developed a plan for the third trimester of school remotely and in short order. Your participation during this time has been a great help to your children, and to the teachers and staff of LES. We couldn’t have done it without you!

I would like to share some important end-of-the-year information with you.

Instruction: The third trimester ends on June 17, 2020. Students will be allowed to make-up missed assignments until June 18, 2020. Teachers will wrap up with their students online on June 18, 2020. Teachers will be available to provide continued support to all students through June 26, 2020.

Report Cards: A student’s Third Trimester grade will be the average of the identified focus standards for each content area. In the event a student was unable to participate in online or paper packet instruction in a way that allows the teacher to assess their performance during the school closure, the student will receive the same grade awarded in the Second Trimester marking period. Report cards will be mailed home during the week of June 28, 2020.

iPad Return: As per the Acknowledgement of Receipt of District Technology Property, signed when iPads were distributed, you are responsible for the return of the iPad and charger. Similar to the distribution process we have established dates for the return of the iPads by grade-level.

Student Belongings: Some personal student belongings may have been left in classrooms (desks, cubbies, etc.). These will be distributed in conjunction with the iPad return. When you return the school-issued iPad, you will pick up student belongings. If you did not receive a school iPad, use the same schedule to pick up your child’s belongings.

If you have more than one child in Liberty Elementary School, you can return all iPads/chargers and pick up all student belongings at one time. Choose your date and time based on the grade level of one child.

Please use the following schedule to return the school-issued iPads/chargers, and to pick up student personal belongings:

iPad Return & Student Belongings Pick-Up
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. each day
Friday, June 19, 2020: Pre-K, Kindergarten
Monday, June 22, 2020: Grade 1 and Grade 2
Wednesday, June 24: Grade 3 and Grade 4

Library Books: K-4 students should return library books to the school using the schedule for iPad Return & Student Belongings Pick-Up.

Fourth Grade Band and Orchestra Instruments (and lesson books): Fourth graders should return their instruments and lesson books to the school on Wednesday, June 24 using the schedule for iPad Return & Student Belongings Pick-Up.

Fourth Grade Moving Up: We will hold a virtual Fourth Grade Moving Up Ceremony. The ceremony will be completely pre-recorded. Fourth-grade teachers will share the information with all fourth-grade students and work with students in their classrooms to gather photos for the video. Please look for the Fourth Grade Moving Up video on the LCSD Website beginning June 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Liberty Elementary School Office at 845-292-5400. If there is anything we can do to support you, please don’t hesitate to call.

I wish you all good health and safety.

Be well,

Jacqueline S. Harris
Liberty Elementary School Principal


Estimadas familias de Liberty Elementary,

Espero que esta carta te encuentre bien. Este ha sido realmente un año como ningún otro. Juntos estamos abriéndonos paso, y el final del año escolar se acerca rápidamente. Les agradezco su paciencia y apoyo durante los últimos meses, ya que los maestros y administradores desarrollaron un plan para el tercer trimestre de la escuela de forma remota y en poco tiempo. Su participación durante este tiempo ha sido de gran ayuda para sus hijos y para los maestros y el personal de LES. ¡No podríamos haberlo hecho sin ti!

Me gustaría compartir con ustedes información importante de fin de año.

Instrucción: El tercer trimestre finaliza el 17 de junio de 2020. Los estudiantes podrán recuperar tareas perdidas hasta el 18 de junio de 2020. Los maestros concluirán con sus estudiantes en línea el 18 de junio de 2020. Los maestros estarán disponibles para brindar apoyo continuo a todos los estudiantes hasta el 26 de junio de 2020.

Boletas de calificaciones: La calificación del tercer trimestre de un estudiante será el promedio de los estándares de enfoque identificados para cada área de contenido. En el caso de que un estudiante no pudiera participar en la instrucción en línea o en paquetes de papel de una manera que le permita al maestro evaluar su desempeño durante el cierre de la escuela, el estudiante recibirá la misma calificación otorgada en el período de calificaciones del Segundo Trimestre. Las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán a casa durante la semana del 28 de junio de 2020.

Devolución del iPad: Según el Acuse de recibo de propiedad de tecnología del distrito, firmado cuando se distribuyeron los iPads, usted es responsable de la devolución del iPad y el cargador. Similar al proceso de distribución, hemos establecido fechas para la devolución de los iPads por grado.

Pertenencia de los estudiantes: Algunas pertenencias personales de los estudiantes pueden haberse dejado en las aulas (escritorios, cubículos, etc.). Estos se distribuirán junto con la devolución del iPad. Cuando devuelva el iPad emitido por la escuela, recogerá las pertenencias de los estudiantes. Si no recibió el iPad de la escuela, use el mismo horario para recoger las pertenencias de su hijo.

Si tiene más de un hijo en la Escuela Primaria Liberty, puede devolver todos los iPads / cargadores y recoger todas las pertenencias de los estudiantes al mismo tiempo. Elija su fecha y hora según el nivel de grado de un niño.

Utilice el siguiente horario para devolver los iPads / cargadores emitidos por la escuela; y para recoger las pertenencias personales de los estudiantes:

Devolución de iPad y recogida de pertenencias de estudiantes
Horario: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. o 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. cada día
Viernes 19 de junio de 2020: Pre-K, Kindergarten
Lunes 22 de junio de 2020: Grado 1 y Grado 2
Miércoles 24 de junio: Grado 3 y Grado 4

Libros de la biblioteca: Los estudiantes de K-4 deben devolver los libros de la biblioteca a la escuela utilizando el horario para la devolución del iPad y la recogida de pertenencias de los estudiantes.

Instrumentos de banda y orquesta de cuarto grado (y libros de lecciones): Los estudiantes de cuarto grado deben devolver sus instrumentos y libros de lecciones a la escuela el miércoles 24 de junio usando el horario para la devolución del iPad y la recogida de pertenencias de los estudiantes.

Ascenso ascendente de cuarto grado (graduación de los en grado 4)): Celebraremos una Ceremonia virtual de ascenso de cuarto grado. La ceremonia será completamente pregrabada. Los maestros de cuarto grado compartirán la información con todos los estudiantes de cuarto grado y trabajarán con los estudiantes en sus salones para reunir fotos para el video. Busque el video de la graduación del cuarto grado en el sitio web de LCSD a partir del 23 de junio de 2020 a las 9:00 a.m.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Oficina de la Escuela Primaria Liberty al 845-292-5400. Si hay algo que podamos hacer para ayudarlo, no dude en llamar.

Les deseo a todos buena salud y seguridad.

Que estes bien,

Jacqueline S. Harris

Directora de la escuela primaria Liberty


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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