LMS STAR Assessments are Sept. 21-Oct. 16

Liberty Middle School will begin the STAR Renaissance Fall Screener next week. The STAR Fall Screener testing window runs from Sept. 21- Oct. 16. Parents and guardians will receive specific dates from their child’s teacher. Since we are on a hybrid staggered schedule,  specific testing dates will vary depending upon grade level. Both virtual and in person students will be taking this assessment.

This assessment is used to determine and drive instructional practice. A Multi-Tiered System of Supports is not a separate program, class or intervention, but rather a way to organize to meet student needs. This framework helps educators identify students who need additional support, both academically and behaviorally.

What are Tiered Supports? A multi-tiered system of support organizes instruction and intervention into three tiers (levels) of support.

  • Tier 1: All students receive high-quality instruction.
  • Tier 2: In addition to Tier 1, students needing more support also receive small-group intervention and supports.
  • Tier 3: In addition to Tiers 1 and 2, students receiving Tier 3 intervention receive the most intensive supports based on individual need.

These groups are fluid, and will be reworked based on progress monitoring assessment data and teacher collaboration during the grade level Professional Learning Communities.

If you have more questions please contact your child’s teacher.

Read More about MTSS & STAR assessments:

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:

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

There have been a lot of changes at the Liberty Middle 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 Middle School Presentation to  learn more about the start of the 2020-21 school year and the reopening of the Middle School.




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.

NYSPHSAA Delays Fall Sports Start Date

Schools in New York State just received word that the beginning of the fall sports season will be delayed until at least September 21. This decision was made by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and all schools must abode by this decision. More changes may occur and you can stay updated through this website or the Facebook page.

Part of the NYSPHSAA announcement read as follows:

The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19.  This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force when they convened as a working group for the third time this morning.

“As the state considers reopening, it is unrealistic to believe athletic seasons can start on August 24thas originally scheduled,” said Paul Harrica, NYSPHSAA President. “The priority will continue to be on the educational process and a return to learning in the safest way possible.”

The NYSPHSAA Officers’ decision includes:

• Delay Fall sports start date until Monday, September 21st (NYSPHSAA PAUSE)

• Cancel Fall Regional and State Championship events

• Waive seven-day practice rule

• Maintain current practice requirements

• Encourage geographic scheduling for games & contests

• Schools would have the option, if permitted by state officials, to offer off-season conditioning workouts.

Click the link to find out more about the fall sports delay.


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

LMS End-of-year letter

Dear Liberty Middle School Families,

I hope this letter finds you well.  This has truly been a year like no other, and together we are finding our way through to the fast-approaching end of the school year.  My thanks go out to you for your patience and support over the past few months, as the teachers and administrators developed a plan for the fourth quarter and end of the school year.  Your participation during this time has been a great help to your children, to the teachers and staff of LMS.  We couldn’t have done it without you! I would like to share some important end-of-the-year information with you;

Instruction:   Online instruction will end on June 16, 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 the last day of classes on June 26, 2020.

Report Cards:  The fourth quarter marking period ends on June 16, 2020. Report cards will be mailed home during the week of June 26, 2020.  

Chromebook and Chromebook Charger Return:  As per the Acknowledgement of Receipt of District Technology Property, signed when Chromebooks were distributed, you are responsible for the return of the Chromebook and charger. We have established dates for the return of the Chromebooks by grade-level.  

Instruments & Library Book Returns:  All school issued instruments and property should be returned. This needs to be done so instruments can be cleaned, inventoried, and sent for repairs if necessary.

Student Belongings:  Some personal student belongings may have been left in classrooms (desks, lockers, etc.).  These will be distributed in conjunction with the Chromebook/Item return.  When you return the school-issued Chromebook, you will pick up student belongings.  If you did not receive a school Chromebook, use the same schedule to pick up your child’s belongings. If you have more than one child in Liberty Middle School, you can return all Chromebooks 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 Chromebooks/chargers, and to pick up student personal belongings:

Chromebook, Instrument  Return & Student Belonging Pick-Up

Times:  8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. each day
Monday, June 22: Grade 5
Tuesday, June 23, 2020:  Grade 6
Wednesday, June 24, 2020:  Grade 7
Thursday, June 25:  Grade 8 (so students can have access for the Grade 8 Moving Up Slideshow)

Eighth Grade Moving Up: We will hold a virtual Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony.  The ceremony will be a Google SlideShow. Please look for the Eighth Grade Moving Up SlideShow on the LCSD Website beginning June 24, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Liberty Middle School Office at 845-292-5400 X2302.  If there is anything we can do to support you, please don’t hesitate to call.   

Be well,

Heather Cheh
Liberty Middle School Principal

Estimadas familias de Liberty Middle School:

Espero que esta carta te encuentre bien. Este ha sido realmente un año como ningún otro, y juntos estamos encontrando nuestro camino hacia el final del año escolar que se acerca rápidamente. Les agradezco su paciencia y apoyo durante los últimos meses, ya que los maestros y administradores desarrollaron un plan para el cuarto trimestre y el final del año escolar. Su participación durante este tiempo ha sido de gran ayuda para sus hijos, para los maestros y el personal de LMS. ¡No podríamos haberlo hecho sin ti! Me gustaría compartir información importante de fin de año con usted;

Instrucción: La instrucción en línea finalizará el 16 de junio de 2020. Se permitirá a los estudiantes reponer las 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 último día de clases el 26 de junio de 2020.

Boletas de calificaciones: el período de calificaciones del cuarto trimestre finaliza el 16 de junio de 2020. Las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán a casa durante la semana del 26 de junio de 2020.

Devolución del cargador de Chromebook y Chromebook: según el Reconocimiento de recibo de propiedad de tecnología del distrito, firmado cuando se distribuyeron los Chromebook, usted es responsable de la devolución del Chromebook y el cargador. Hemos establecido fechas de devolución de las Chromebooks por grado.

Instrumentos y devoluciones de libros de la biblioteca: Todos los instrumentos y bienes emitidos por la escuela deben ser devueltos. Esto debe hacerse para que los instrumentos se puedan limpiar, inventariar y enviar a reparar si es necesario.

Pertenencia de los estudiantes: algunas pertenencias personales de los estudiantes pueden haberse dejado en las aulas (escritorios, casilleros, etc.). Estos se distribuirán junto con la devolución del Chromebook / Artículo. Cuando devuelva el Chromebook emitido por la escuela, recogerá las pertenencias de los estudiantes. Si no recibió un Chromebook escolar, use el mismo horario para recoger las pertenencias de su hijo. Si tiene más de un niño en Liberty Middle School, puede devolver todos los Chromebooks 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 Chromebooks / cargadores emitidos por la escuela; y para recoger las pertenencias personales de los estudiantes:

Chromebook, devolución de instrumentos y recogida de pertenencia de estudiantes

Horario: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. o 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. cada día
Lunes 22 de junio: Grado 5
Martes 23 de junio de 2020: Grado 6
Miércoles 24 de junio de 2020: Grado 7
Jueves, 25 de junio: 8º grado (para que los estudiantes puedan tener acceso a la Presentación de diapositivas de 8º grado)

Octavo grado de ascenso: Celebraremos una Ceremonia virtual de Octavo grado de ascenso. La ceremonia será una presentación de diapositivas de Google. Busque la presentación de diapositivas de octavo grado en el sitio web de LCSD a partir del 24 de junio de 2020 a las 6:00 p.m.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina de Liberty Middle School al 845-292-5400 X2302. Si hay algo que podamos hacer para ayudarlo, no dude en llamar.

Que estes bien,

Heather Cheh
Director de Liberty Middle School


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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