School buildings and grounds in the Liberty Central School District will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. All classes will be held remotely.

SCSBA honors “grandma,’’ long-time teacher

The Sullivan County School Boards Association will honor Liberty’s “Grandma” Alice Edwards and elementary teacher Kim Heinle as recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Friend to Education Award and Outstanding Educator Award, respectively. Both were nominated for the awards by the Liberty Central School District Board of Education.

Alice Edwards has been classroom grandma to roughly 20 Liberty kindergartners every day of every school year for the past 34 years, beginning in 1986 when her great-granddaughter Tanya began school at Liberty Elementary. She has returned to the kindergarten classroom every September since, and in August will celebrate her 100th birthday.

“Grandma Alice comes in every day full of energy and love, happy to pitch in and help any way she can. You will always find her full of smiles surrounded by happy kids because of the comfort she provides to them,” said Liberty Board of Education Trustee Karen Hook. “She is the true definition of what it means to be dedicated and committed to educating our children.” 

Kim Heinle, the district’s candidate for the Outstanding Educator Award, has taught in Liberty schools for 20  years and every grade from kindergarten through Grade 6. She has spent the last several years working with challenged readers as an interventionist.

“Kim Heinle embodies the terms ‘Liberty Pride’ and ‘A Great Place to Learn’ through her dedication to student success, collaboration, data driven instruction and her flexibility and focus throughout change,” said Liberty Middle School Principal Heather Cheh. “She is a flexible, caring and nurturing teacher with high expectations for her students. She is always willing to extend her knowledge and expertise to both students and colleagues.”

The awards will be presented at the Sullivan County School Boards Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Sept. 30 at The Sullivan Event Center, Rock Hill.

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.

Liberty among “Best Communities for Music Education”

We are pleased to announce that the Liberty Central School District has been recognized by the National Association for Music Merchants as one of the  the “Best Communities for Music Education!”

In cooperation with researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas, the Best Communities for Music Education program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly-qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction. 

“I want to thank our community, Board of Education, administration, faculty and superintendent for upholding our department mission that every child deserves a well rounded education,” said Timothy Hamblin, Liberty’s Director of Music.  “A successful program is not built overnight and we share this honor with all of those music teachers, administrators, board members, parents and community leaders from the past who understood the importance of music education.”

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 High School – We Miss Our Students video

This video is a compilation of images and videos from the Liberty High School staff for the students, parents, and community. We may be separated physically but we are together in spirit! Liberty Pride!

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.


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.


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


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


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.


Testing Updates: The SAT and AP Exams


  • The College Board cancelled the May 2 SAT exam. Payments will be refunded.
  • The June 6 SAT is scheduled to proceed as scheduled. Students must register by May 8.


The AP exam will be a 45-minute online free-response exam for each course. Content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.

Students will be able to take their exams a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Students will also have the option of writing  reponses by hand and submitting a photo.

We know that not all students have access to the internet or a device. College Board is working on solutions to help students get what they need to show their best work.

If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, you can contact the College Board.

For updates visit

Information about 3rd quarter at LHS

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

I hope this letter finds you safe and well. The challenges of our current unforeseen and unprecedented COVID-19 situation are many, as are the decisions that have yet to be made. The district and building staff are working diligently to offer the best distance education experience possible during our leave from school.

● Students should continue the educational process through our distance learning platform, Google Classroom.
● Teachers are being flexible and understanding in order to support students towards completing their assignments.
● Teachers and Counselors are available to provide support through a variety of modalities including email, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Meets, as well as others.
● The dates of March 30 and March 31 are days set aside for teaching preparation and teachers will not be available.
● Our Spring Break remains April 6 through April 14. Students should still be completing any work assigned by their teacher.

The information below provides recent decisions and updates. We will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available to us or we are provided with the information to make educated decisions.

Third Quarter Marking Period Changes
● In order to provide the fairest and most equitable representation of our third quarter marking period, we will conclude as of the last student day in the quarter, which was March 12, 2020, instead of the original date of April 3, 2020. Assignments that students were able to complete or given the opportunity to make-up will be counted as part of their grade. Any assignment(s) not meeting this requirement will not be counted against students. An incomplete will be given to any student who under specific circumstances was not able to complete their assignments during the third quarter marking period. A plan for completion would be developed. You should receive the report card during the week of April 6.

Senior Grade Point Average (GPA)
● The Senior Grade Point Averages have traditionally been determined at the conclusion of our third quarter marking period. This will be the case in this instance as well as it is still the most equitable decision possible.

College Courses
● Our dual enrollment Sullivan Community College Courses are proceeding with their required curriculum as specified by the college. Students are still required to complete the coursework in the allotted time in order to receive college credit. All of our teachers are being flexible and understanding in order to support students towards completing their courses.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Teachers, Counselors, Mr. Peters, Ms. Barrow or me. We are here to support our students through their educational journey, regardless of the situations that arise.

Stay safe, and healthy.

All the Best,

Derek Adams
Twitter and Instagram- @LibertyHS_NY


Estimados Padres / Tutores y Estudiantes:

Espero que esta carta te encuentre sanos y salvos. Los desafíos de nuestra actual situación COVID-19 imprevista y sin precedentes son muchos, al igual que las decisiones que aún no se han tomado. El distrito y el personal del edificio están trabajando diligentemente para ofrecer la mejor experiencia de educación a distancia posible durante nuestra salida de la escuela.

● Los estudiantes deben continuar el proceso educativo a través de nuestra plataforma de aprendizaje a distancia, Google Classroom.
● Los maestros son flexibles y comprensivos para ayudar a los estudiantes a completar sus tareas.
● Los maestros y los consejeros están disponibles para brindar apoyo a través de una variedad de modalidades que incluyen correo electrónico, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Meets, entre otros.
● Las fechas del 30 y 31 de Marzo son días reservados para la preparación de la enseñanza y los maestros no estarán disponibles.
● Nuestras vacaciones de primavera permanecen del 6 de Abril al 14 de Abril. Los estudiantes aún deben completar cualquier trabajo asignado por su maestro.

La siguiente información proporciona decisiones recientes y actualizaciones. Continuaremos brindando información adicional a medida que esté disponible para nosotros o se nos proporcionará la información para tomar decisiones informadas.

Cambios en el período de calificación del tercer trimestre
● Para proporcionar la representación más justa y equitativa de nuestro período de calificación del tercer trimestre, concluiremos a partir del último día del estudiante en el trimestre, que fue el 12 de Marzo de 2020, en lugar de la fecha original del 3 de Abril , 2020. Las tareas que los estudiantes pudieron completar o se les dio la oportunidad de recuperar se contarán como parte de su calificación. Cualquier tarea que no cumpla con este requisito no se contará en contra de los estudiantes. Se dará un formulario incompleto a cualquier estudiante que, en circunstancias específicas, no haya podido completar sus tareas durante el período de calificaciones del tercer trimestre. Se desarrollaría un plan para completarlo. Debería recibir la boleta de calificaciones durante la semana del 6 de Abril.

Promedio de Puntaje de Grado Calificaciones – Senior (GPA)
● Los promedios de puntos de grado de Seniors se han determinado tradicionalmente al final de nuestro período de calificaciones del tercer trimestre. Este será el caso en este caso y seguirá siendo la decisión más equitativa posible.

Cursos Universitarios
● Nuestro doble matrícula Sullivan Community College continúan con su plan de estudios requerido según lo especificado por la universidad. Los estudiantes aún deben completar los cursos en el tiempo asignado para recibir crédito universitario. Todos nuestros maestros son flexibles y comprensivos para ayudar a los estudiantes a completar sus cursos.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse con nuestros maestros, consejeros, el Sr. Peters, la Sra. Barrow o conmigo. Estamos aquí para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes a través de su viaje educativo, independientemente de las situaciones que surjan.

Manténgase seguro y saludable.


Derek Adams
Twitter e Instagram- @LibertyHS_NY

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