LHS Parent Teacher Conferences on Nov. 14

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Greetings! Our Parent Teacher Conferences are in two weeks. Our conference date is Thursday, November 14, from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. We’re continuing with our appointment based system that you, as a parent, will sign up for via the website. The benefits of the appointment based system include; confidentiality with the teacher, teachers being able to prepare specific information regarding your child, and allowing families to plan ahead and see multiple teachers for multiple children, just to name a few. 

In order to sign up, please go to Liberty High School Parent-Teacher Fall Conferences (https://sites.google.com/libertyk12.org/hsptcf2019/home) and follow the directions listed.  Only sign up for one time slot per teacher. Each appointment slot is six (6) minutes in length and our bell schedule has been adjusted to help everyone stay on track. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher directly via email or phone if appointment slots are closed, or that night does not fit your schedule. If you cannot schedule ahead of time, teachers will post their schedule outside their room for you to see if any openings are available.

For the parents of Juniors and Seniors, we’re also having a representative from SUNY Sullivan, Ms. Weintraub, come and present Financial Aid information at 5:30 p.m. This presentation will take place in the David E. Panebaker (HS) Auditorium.

If you have questions, please contact me. 

All the Best,

Derek Adams, Principal

 

Estimados Padres / Tutores y Estudiantes: 

Saludos! Nuestra conferencia de padres y maestros es en dos semanas. Nuestra fecha de conferencia es el Jueves 14 de Noviembre de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.mEstamos continuando con nuestro sistema de cita que usted como padre, se registrará a través del sitio web. Los beneficios del sistema basado en citas incluyen; confidencialidad con el maestro, los maestros pueden preparar información específica sobre su hijo y permitir que las familias planifiquen con anticipación y vean varios maestros para varios niños, solo por nombrar alguno de los beneficios. 

Para registrarse, por favor vaya a Liberty High School Parent-Teacher Fall Conferences (https://sites.google.com/libertyk12.org/hsptcf2019/home) y siga las instrucciones enumeradas. Solo inscríbase en un espacio de tiempo por maestro. Cada espacio de cita tiene una duración de seis (6) minutos y nuestro horario de timbre se ha ajustado para ayudar a todos a mantenerse en el camino correcto. 

Por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto con el maestro de su hijo directamente por correo electrónico o por teléfono si los espacios para las citas están cerrados o si esa noche no se ajusta a su horario. Si no puede hacer cita con anticipación, los maestros publicarán su horario fuera de su salón para que pueda ver si hay vacantes disponibles.

Para los padres de Juniors y Seniors, también tenemos un representante de SUNY Sullivan, Ms. Weintraub, que presentará Información de Ayuda Financiera a las 5:30 pm. Esta presentación tendrá lugar en el Auditorio (HS) David E. Panebaker .

Si tienen preguntas, por favor póngase en contacto. 

Cordialmente,

Derek Adams, Principal

 

Siegel, Henry named Section 9 Class B All-Stars

Congratulations to Owen Siegel and Liam Henry, who were named to the Section 9 Class B All-Star team. The team is voted on by the 12 MHAL and OCIAA Class B coaches. Only 15 players are chosen.

Owen Siegel was also named to the All-Section 9 team, which includes 22 players from Class AA, A, B, C, and D. Only five Class B players were picked for this team.

Congratulations to Owen for his accomplishments and positive representation of Liberty Soccer!

Coach Franke named Coach of the Week

The New York Jets have announced that Joseph Franke of Liberty High
School in Liberty, NY has been named this week’s (week of 10/13/19) recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week award presented by Gatorade. Through Gatorade’s partnership, the monetary award to benefit the school’s football program has doubled to $2,000. Coach Franke will receive a Gatorade kit, containing a cooler, fuel bars, Gatorade powder mix, squeeze bottles and much more. Along with this award, Liberty High School receives an automatic bid to compete in the 2020 New York Jets 11-ON Tournament. In addition, he is invited to watch
the New York Jets play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 22 from a luxury suite at MetLife Stadium, where he will be presented with a certificate and an award ball.

In its 24th year, the Coach of the Week award is given to a coach in the Tri-State area who serves the best interests of the game through the teaching of sound football fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to their community, their school and their student-athletes.

Coach Franke is a graduate of Liberty High School. He played wide receiver and safety for the football team. After graduating in 2012, Franke attended SUNY Oneota. During his time at SUNY Oneota, Franke played shortstop for the baseball team. He began coaching high school football after graduating college in 2016. Franke was named the head coach of his alma mater, Liberty High School in 2018. In addition to his coaching duties, Franke serves as a 5th grade mathematics and science teacher for Liberty Middle School.

On Friday, Oct. 12, the Liberty Indians defeated the O’Neill Raiders, 24-15.

Run, Hide, Fight Presentations continue at LHS

Click here for Letter to Parents (English) Carta a los padres (en Espanol)

The Liberty Central School District will continue the Run, Hide, Fight active shooter presentations with High School students and staff. The presentations are in response to feedback following school shootings across the nation.

The presentations, will incorporate the Run, Hide, Fight model and will be implemented through a partnership of the school system and the Village of Liberty Police Department.

Two years ago, the school district, local law enforcement and county officials hosted a forum on school safety to hear concerns from students, who said more training was needed.

“In August 2018, the district welcomed a second full-time school resource officer,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore said. “Now we’re taking a major next step forward in school safety.” We currently have three full time school resource officers (SROs), stationed at each school building in the 2019-2020 school year.

“Run, Hide, Fight is a way to remember what to do in an active shooting situation,” School Resource Officer and Village of Liberty Police Officer Devin Brust said. “Law enforcement agencies recommend escaping if you can, hiding if you can’t and fighting only if you have to.”

The concept of Run, Hide, Fight is purposely general in nature, according to Brust. “No one can accurately predict how one should or will act under these circumstances,” he said. “What we’re aiming to do is empower staff and students to have the confidence and knowledge to respond appropriately if something happens.”

The district began sharing the “Run, Hide, Fight” presentations at Liberty High School in November 2018 with the help of our two school resource officers, Officer Brust and Officer Lake. We will continue the informational presentations during the 2019-2020 school year at the High School once again starting in October 2019.

The Run, Hide, Fight presentations are just one part of the District’s assailant and safety lessons. In February and March of 2019, teachers and staff of Liberty School District became familiar with Stop the Bleed, a first-aid protocol that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For information about the Run, Hide, Fight preparedness response, please contact the building Principal of your child’s school. General inquires about the District’s safety initiatives can be directed to Liberty Elementary School Dean and Director of the District Safety Committee Nathaniel Zacek at (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 or NZacek@libertyk12.org.


September 30, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

I hope this letter finds you well. We’ve had an academically and culturally prosperous month here at Liberty High School. As always, our District Safety Committee and Building Safety Committee continue to strengthen and improve upon our safety procedures. Their careful analysis along with feedback from students has led us to using a training protocol called Run, Hide, Fight.   

Liberty Central School District will continue the Run, Hide, Fight active shooter presentations with High School students and staff. The presentations are in response to feedback following school shootings across the nation.The presentations, will incorporate the Run, Hide, Fight model and will be implemented through a partnership of the school system and the Village of Liberty Police Department. Two years ago, the school district, local law enforcement and county officials hosted a forum on school safety to hear concerns from students, who said more training was needed.

The Run, Hide, Fight protocol originates and is a copyright of the City of Houston made in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security. 

Our School Resource Officers, Officer Brust and Officer Lake, will be assisting in coordinating and leading the presentations and trainings. According to Officer Brust, who has been trained in the protocol, “Run, Hide, Fight is a way to remember what to do in an active shooting situation. Law enforcement agencies recommend escaping if you can, hiding if you can’t and fighting only if you have to. The concept of Run, Hide, Fight is purposely general in nature.”

The Run, Hide, Fight presentations are just one part of the District’s assailant and safety lessons. In February and March of 2019, teachers and staff of Liberty School District became familiar with Stop the Bleed, a first-aid protocol that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For information about the Run, Hide, Fight preparedness response, please contact me. General inquires about the District’s safety initiatives can be directed to Liberty Elementary School Dean and Director of the District Safety Committee Nathaniel Zacek at (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 or NZacek@libertyk12.org.

All the Best,

Derek Adams, Principal


30 de Septiembre de 2019

Estimados Padres / Tutores y Estudiantes:

Espero que esta carta les encuentre bien. Hemos tenido un mes académico y culturalmente próspero aquí en Liberty High School. Como siempre, nuestro Comité de Seguridad del Distrito y el Comité de Seguridad del Edificio continúan fortaleciendo y mejorando nuestros procedimientos de seguridad. Su cuidadoso análisis junto con los comentarios de los estudiantes nos ha llevado a usar un protocolo de entrenamiento llamado Run, Hide, Fight ( Correr, esconderse, luchar).

El Distrito Escolar Central de Liberty, continuará las presentaciones de tiradores activos Run, Hide, Fight con los estudiantes y el personal de la escuela secundaria. Las presentaciones son en respuesta a los comentarios después de los tiroteos escolares en todo el país. Las presentaciones incorporarán el modelo Run, Hide, Fight y se implementarán a través de una asociación del sistema escolar y el Departamento de Policía del Pueblo de Liberty. Hace dos años, el distrito escolar, la policía local y los funcionarios del condado organizaron un foro sobre seguridad escolar para escuchar las preocupaciones de los estudiantes, quienes dijeron que se necesitaba más capacitación.

El protocolo Run, Hide, Fight se origina y es un derecho de autor de la Ciudad de Houston realizado en asociación con el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.

Nuestros oficiales de recursos escolares, el oficial Brust y el oficial Lake, ayudarán a coordinar y dirigir las presentaciones y capacitaciones. Según el oficial Brust, que ha sido entrenado en el protocolo, “Correr, esconderse, luchar  es una forma de recordar qué hacer en una situación activa de tiro. Las agencias de aplicación de la ley recomiendan escapar si puedes, esconderte si no puedes y luchar solo si es necesario. El concepto de correr, esconderse, luchar es a proposito general en la naturaleza “.

Las presentaciones de Run, Hide, Fight son solo una parte de las lecciones de asalto y seguridad del Distrito. En Febrero y Marzo de 2019, los maestros y el personal del Distrito Escolar de Liberty se familiarizaron con Stop the Bleed (Parar sangramiento), un protocolo de primeros auxilios que alienta a los transeúntes a capacitarse, equiparse y capacitarse para ayudar en una emergencia hemorrágica antes de que llegue la ayuda profesional.

Para obtener información sobre la respuesta de preparación Correr, Esconderse, Luchar, contáctame. Las consultas generales sobre las iniciativas de seguridad del Distrito pueden dirigirse al Decano de la Escuela Primaria de Liberty y al Director del Comité de Seguridad del Distrito Nathaniel Zacek al (845) 292-5400 ext. 2030 o NZacek@libertyk12.org.

Cordialmente, 

Derek Adams, Principal

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.

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.

Chromebooks to be distributed to all HS students

For the 2019-2020 school year, all students at Liberty High School will be issued a Chromebook that may be used at school and at home to enhance their educational opportunities and experiences. The mission of the District’s 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is to ensure that all students in grades 9-12 have access to the digital tools and resources to allow them to be successful learners at the high school and outside of the school day. Additionally, this will provide equal access to technology for our students and staff. To help reach this goal, we will provide our students with digital devices that can expand their learning opportunities.

We would like to help parents and students better understand these opportunities and responsibilities associated with the new devices. With this in mind, parents of 9th-12th grade students must attend our parent information session before we can issue a Chromebook to your child in September 2019. Our parent information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the LHS David E. Panebaker Auditorium. Any parent who will be unable to attend the August informational meeting will be required to either view our informational video online (the link will be provided at a later date) or attend the informational session at Open House on September 12, 2019. In addition, parents and students must complete the “LCSD Student/Parent Device Agreement” form located in the back of the User Guide and return it to the High School Main Office where it will be kept on file. This must be turned in prior to being issued a Chromebook in September 2019. Chromebooks will be collected prior to classes ending in June.

Students will be provided with information about the care and use of their Chromebook during Homeroom at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This will allow the students to better understand the benefits of the program and the responsibilities that they have as part of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative.

If you have any questions or concerns about attending the informational session, please feel free to contact the LHS Main Office at 845-292-5400, extension 2005.

Class of 2019 inspires younger students during nostalgic Senior Walk

On June 17, the members of the Class of 2019 – dressed in their red and white graduation gowns – returned to their elementary and middle schools for the district’s annual Senior Walk. The nostalgic procession took place at all three Liberty school buildings, as well as the district office.

The seniors were welcomed back with great enthusiasm by their former school principals, faculty, and administrators—happy and excited to revisit the classrooms and hallways of their childhood. As the graduating seniors walked the schools they were cheered by students waving colorful signs emblazoned with well wishes and congratulations. Many young students held out their small hands, hoping for a senior high-five. Each school prepared something special—message boards, pictures and small diplomas.

Watch the video below for highlights.

Sullivan County students bond over shared experience at Bethel Woods’ Music in Common

Three Liberty students took part in the Music In Common program hosted by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts during spring break and we’re bursting to share their achievements!

Anthony Philippe, Maria Rakin and Patricia Scarlett joined forces with ten other students from Livingston Manor, Monticello and Roscoe to create content for a zine, produce and edit films, write and perform songs.

Access their final products here:

 

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