Deadline: College-level courses

All students who are taking college-level courses must have their application and payment into the guidance department by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24th. The application is available in the guidance office. Student who have questions should see their counselor immediately.

After school buses now available every school day

Students can now stay after school for athletics, extra help, clubs and extra-curricular activities any day of the school week and get a ride home on a district school bus. 

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education recently approved after school busing for every school day. There are now two late school buses; one at 4 p.m. and another at 6 p.m.

The late buses will stop at the Elementary School on North Main Street and will then collect students at the Middle/High School campus on Buckley Street.

The additional bus runs will enable even more Liberty students to take part in the district’s many athletics and after-school programs. The late buses have been available to students since the first day of school, which was Sept. 5.

The Chromebooks are coming (Video)

Chromebooks will soon be distributed at the high school and middle school. If you missed the presentations during the summer or want to review the information discussed, watch the video below. The video was taken during the high school presentation by Principal Derek Adams. It outlines the most important points about the 1 to 1 Chromebook initiative.

Please review our new visiting procedures

 

To ensure the safety of our students, staff, and visitors, the Liberty Central School District has implemented a single point entry system for all school buildings. This system includes the use of a camera, intercom and buzzer to gain access.

All exterior doors will remain locked and visitor access will only be available through the front door.

Before School Begins

Front doors will open (with adult supervision) at least 20 minutes prior to the first bell. Students will enter through the front door and proceed to the cafeteria or other designated location to wait until they are dismissed to class.

Parents, guardians and other visitors must follow these procedures:

During the School Day

The front doors will be locked at the time of the tardy bell. Visitors and tardy students must request entry into the building by pressing the intercom button.

Visitors

After a visitor pushes the intercom button, office personnel will:

  • Request that the visitor shows identification to the intercom camera and verify via School Tools that the visitor is on the student’s contact list
  • Verify the reason for the visit
  • Verify that the visitor has an appointment
  • If the visitor does not have an appointment, the greeter will check the availability of the person they wish to visit. If that person is unavailable, the visitor will be advised to make an appointment or come back another time.
    If the visitor is able to enter, the greeter will unlock the “entry door” to enable access.
  • The visitor will go directly to the greeter desk to sign in and receive a visitor pass to wear while on campus
  • The person they are meeting will be contacted and respond to the greeter’s desk
  • All visitors will be accompanied by a school staff member
  • Before leaving campus, visitors must stop at the front office, sign out and return their visitor pass.

Students arriving late

Students who arrive after the tardy bell must report directly to the greeter desk to sign in and receive a tardy pass.

Dropping off an item for a student

When dropping off an item for a student the parent/guardian will:

  • Press the intercom button
  • Show identification to the intercom camera
  • The visitor will be asked what they are dropping off and to whom
  • The greeter will verify that the visitor is on the student’s contact list
  • The parent/guardian will be asked to enter the entrance vestibul
  • The parent/guardian will label the item with the provided labels and place it on the table within the vestibule

After the School Day

After 2:20 p.m. at Liberty Elementary School and 2:45 p.m. at Liberty Middle School and Liberty High School, parents/guardians are to wait outside to pick up their child. If a student must be picked up at the  end of the day they are to do so before 2:45 p.m.

Visitors who need to enter the building at the end of the day will follow the procedures above.

Liberty Welcomes New Faculty

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Meet Liberty’s new teachers!

Eighteen new faculty members have joined the Liberty Central School District family this year.

Please welcome:

  • Susana Alvarado, ENL teacher
  • Peter Bianco, Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher
  • Solomen Conner, Elementary Education (leave replacement)
  • Samantha Corio, Elementary Teacher
  • Adrienne Davis, Special Education
  • Rheanna Fiddle, High School English Teacher
  • Meaghan Hazen, Guidance
  • Nicole Perugino, High School English Teacher
  • Lisa Stewart, ENL Teacher
  • Tessa Miranda, ENL Teacher
  • Angelo Urrico, Technology Integration Specialist
  • Tyler Vervalin, Physical Education Teacher

Varsity, JV sports start Monday, Aug. 19

All Varsity and JV sports begin on Monday. Athletes should be registered and approved on Family ID so that they may begin practice. Approved status means that a current athletic participation Pascal must be on file with Mrs. Shortall, the high school nurse. Athletes should also bring a signed copy of the athletic handbook form.

Here is the schedule for practices for the first week:

Football: Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the High School
Boys Soccer: Monday to Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the High School
Girls Soccer: Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Elementary School
Girls Tennis: Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the High School tennis courts
Cross Country: Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the High School
Volleyball: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the High School

Liberty Pride!

Athletes register using Family ID, help available

If you need assistance with Family ID, support will be provided on August 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 313 of the high school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come to our support opportunity or to call Mr. Bianco, the athletic director, at 292-5400 extension 2013. You may also e-mail Mr. Bianco at pbianco@libertyk12.org.

We are excited to announce that we are continuing to offer the convenience of online athletic registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com).  FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.  When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member, for multiple uses and multiple programs.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

All student-athletes must have a current physician’s physical on file with the health office to participate in sports. 

If your student athlete’s physical is expired, you may submit a new one to the health office by taking a picture or scanning a copy and uploading it to the FamilyID form. You may also hand in a hard copy to the appropriate school health office. 

REGISTRATION PROCESS: 

Junior Varsity and Varsity Sports:

  • Registration for Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall Sports opens on July 19, 2019.
  • The Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall sports season begins on August 19, 2019.

Modified Sports:

  • Registration for Modified Fall Sports opens on August 5, 2019. 
  • The Modified Fall sports season begins on September 5, 2019.

If you already have an account you may use the information you submitted in previous seasons to save time with future registrations. Please use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Current Season registration form on your school’s Family ID Landing page.    https://www.familyid.com/liberty-central-school-district-athletics
  2. Login using the email address and password you created previously (do not create a new account).
  3. Choose the sport.
  4. Click on “Add Participant Below or Click to Select” and pick your child’s name.
  5. Update health and demographic information, if necessary.
  6. Sign-off on seasonal agreements.
  7. Save  and Submit.

Follow these steps to create an account for the first time.:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner’s First and Last names (parent/guardian), email address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your email filters (spam, junk, etc.).
  5. Click on the link in your activation email, which will log you into FamilyID.com.
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red * are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting ‘Submit’, the registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.

If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at support@familyid.com or 888-800-5583 extension 1.  Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly. In addition, if you require computer access or need assistance, please call, or make an appointment with the Main Office in the High School at 845-292-5400, extension 2005 or the Main Office in the Middle School at 845-292-5400 extension 230. 

New Athletic Director appointed

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Peter Bianco, Liberty’s new Athletic Director.

On Tuesday, July 30, the Board of Education appointed a new Athletic Director, Peter Bianco. Mr. Bianco will serve the Liberty Central School District as the Athletic Director, a physical education teacher and the Director of Physical Education and Health.

Mr. Bianco spent the last five years at York Prep in Manhattan as the Athletic Director, head of the Physical Education Department, a teacher and a coach. He was appointed the President of the Independent Schools Athletic League in 2017. Mr. Bianco is also Certified Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Mr. Bianco’s love for athletics drove him to seek employment in the field after college. He worked his way up the ranks at the Parisi Speed School, where he eventually became the training director. Later, he accepted a position at the East Harlem School at Exodus House as the Athletic Director, a physical education teacher, and a coach for soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He is also certified by the American Sport Education Program as a Youth Coach and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

He conducted his undergraduate studies at Springfield College where he obtained a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He also played on the men’s soccer team. His passion for athletics resulted in his obtaining a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Ohio University.

Peter and his wife Meagan live in Highland, NY. They are the proud parents of a son, Luke, born in December 2018. He likes to spend his free time cooking, playing golf and attending sporting events.

Chromebook insurance available to MS, HS parents

Picture of Lenovo ChromebookEach student at LMS and LHS will receive a Chromebook for use in the classroom. Students will be responsible for the loss of the Chromebook or damage to it. Insurance is available for only $28 a year per unit. The cost of replacing the Chromebook is $270. Parents of middle and high school students should go to https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/opt/libertycsd to buy the insurance or opt out.

To purchase insurance, parents will need a credit card to pay for the insurance. The student’s school e-mail and student id number are also required. The deadline for the purchase of insurance is October 31, 2019.

Below is a list of the coverage:

Covered

Accidental Damage (Drops & Spills)
Cracked Screen
Liquid Submersion
Fire, Flood & Natural Disaster
Power Surge By Lightning
Theft & Vandalism

Not Covered

Manufacture Defect & Mechanical Failure
Standard Wear & Tear
Cosmetic Damage
Unexplained Loss

Cohen earns national FBLA recognition

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Mike Cohen too second place in the Help Desk category at the national FBLA competition

More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Texas to Create. Lead. Inspire, as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 29–July 2 in San Antonio. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Michael Cohen from Liberty High School in Liberty, NY received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Cohen competed in Help Desk and brought home second place. Help Desk is a competition-oriented around developing skills in the field of Information Technology. The participant is given a prompt dealing with a given user that needs technological assistance. From here, the competitor must professionally design and implement a solution that properly fits the customer’s needs. “It’s such an honor to represent my hometown and my school in this way. My experience in the Future Business Leaders of America organization has provided me with incredible opportunities that I would not have otherwise,” said Michael, President of Liberty’s FBLA.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.

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