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.
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.
- 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:
- Click on the Current Season registration form on your school’s Family ID Landing page. https://www.familyid.com/liberty-central-school-district-athletics
- Login using the email address and password you created previously (do not create a new account).
- Choose the sport.
- Click on “Add Participant Below or Click to Select” and pick your child’s name.
- Update health and demographic information, if necessary.
- Sign-off on seasonal agreements.
- Save and Submit.
Follow these steps to create an account for the first time.:
- To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.).
- Click on the link in your activation email, which will log you into FamilyID.com.
- Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red * are required to have an answer.
- Click the Continue button when your form is complete.
- Review your registration summary.
- 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 email@example.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 2300
To ensure no child is left hungry over the summer, the Liberty Central School District will serve nutritious summer meals to at no cost from July 1 of this year through August 23. Participating sites (listed below) will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under.
Meals will be provided to all children without charge. There are no income requirements to participate in this summer program.
This is the sixth year that Liberty has offered the program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. There are no income requirements to participate in this summer program, and students do not have to be enrolled in Liberty Central Schools.
Francis A. Hanofee Park
136 Sunset Lake Road
From July 1 to August 16, breakfast and lunch will be served each weekday at Hanofee Park. Breakfast will be served 8:30-9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Liberty Middle School
125 Buckley Street
From July 1 to August 23, the district will also provide breakfast and lunch each weekday at the Liberty Middle School. Breakfast will be served 7:30-9 a.m. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Both sites are considered “restricted open sites,” meaning that children who do not attend the day camps or summer school programs that take place at Hanofee Park or Liberty Middle School are welcome to visit either location for a free meal.
For additional information, please contact the district’s business office at (845) 292-6171.
Liberty Middle School students got the chance to meet author Tui Sutherland via Skype on May 13. Tui is the author of 40+ books for children and teens, ranging in age from sticker books and easy-to-reads to middle-grade and young adult novels. Her latest series, Wings of Fire, is a big epic ten-book dragon fantasy.
When Wayne Bank’s Liberty Branch Specialist, Kim Murphy volunteered to attend the Liberty Middle School Career Day, students and staff from the school decided to return the favor.
After the Career Day that Wayne Bank attended, they thought we might want to reciprocate and support Wayne Bank’s ‘Warm Feet for Warriors’ sock drive.
The school put flyers around the school; Wayne Bank put flyers in their branches. The socks started coming in, many times in multi-packs. The school counted over one hundred pairs.
The socks will soon sent to Soldiers’ Angels for distribution to current service members and veterans.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is developing a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. This is part of New York’s ESSA plan.
NYSED is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public.
After a year in the Middle East, Liberty Middle School teacher John Chewens was welcomed home by the students, staff and board members with a surprise assembly.
Following a performance by the school’s band, Mr. Chewens former and current students reflected on what had been lost – and gained – this past year.
While students and staff undoubtedly missed Mr. Chewens, they reflected on how they were able to tighten the bonds of their friendship despite his absence. Mr. Chewens had been keeping in touch with his class through letters and video chats. Much of what he was experiencing, such as sandstorms, were incorporated into student lessons. Students and staff also sent him regular packages.
And Mr. Chewens also had a surprise of his own. He presented the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore with a flag.
The Liberty Schools PTA is once again hosting the Liberty Middle School Read-A-Thon. Proceeds from the event will be used toward the school’s Carnival Day in June.
All students are strongly encouraged to participate. Students are asked to pledge their participation and return their reading logs in a timely fashion, as minutes and money raised will earn them points and prizes.
Participants will be eligible to receive credits for the upcoming BOGO Scholastic Book Fair. Participants will also be entered in a drawing for a special lunch with guest author Charles R. Smith Jr. The student who earns the most money will win a Kindle e-reader.
The Read-A-Thon ends April 11.
For more information about the middle school’s Read-A-Thon, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and their parents will be given information to review at home.
Liberty High School’s spring musical, “Guys and Dolls,” will take the stage April 5-6 featuring the exploits of street gamblers Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, and the women who try to reform them.
The show will take place at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The show, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, debuted on Broadway in 1950. A 1955 film adaptation starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. The show features the song “Luck Be a Lady” and many other tunes.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cast members are under the guidance of Emily McConnell (Director), Timothy Hamblin (Music Director), Dan McConnell (Orchestra Director), Kathleen Johansen (Lighting/Sound), Mike Diehl (Set Design), Jenn Desrochers (Costumes and Props) and several parent volunteers.
The cast list is below, organized by character name and student.
- Nicely-Nicely: Cascio Fonseca
- Benny Southstreet: Tyler Black
- Arvide Abernathy: Anthony Carrion
- Nathan Detroit: Michael Perez
- Sky Masterson: Tanner Parks
- Rusty Charlie: Chase Racette
- Lt. Brannigan: Gabe Desrochers
- Angie the Ox: Melanie Graham
- Sarah Brown: Emily Kinne
- Miss Adelaide: Chloe Ricco
- Mimi: Kat Fonseca
- Agatha: Ysabel Manzi
- Martha: Gabby Fontana
- Allison: Jordan Raynor
- General Cartwright: Rory Magie
- Ferguson: Corrine Hellerer
- General Cartwright: Tatiana Hinkley
- Waitress: Abigail Kelly
- Havana Guest: Emily Lutz
- Hot Box Ladies: Jordan Raynor, Corrine Hellerer, Katarina Fonseca, Tatiana Hinkley, Brooke Nichols, Abigail Kelly, Emily Lutz, Melanie Graham
On an exciting March morning, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Bradley’s social studies classroom file into the gymnasium. A circle of Djembes, Doumbeks and conga drums greet them.
Under the instruction of world-renowned percussionist Jeff Haynes, the students begin to play.
As Mr. Haynes whips around, a rhythm slowly starts to take shape.
“I feel good, don’t you feel good?” he asks the class. “I know you’re ready, family!”
Before long, the students loosen their form and the music begins to flow. And then, as if by magic, a dynamic and harmonious jam session erupts, echoes down the hall and catches the attention of the class passing by.
This jam session is one of many that will take place in March. Over the course of the next two weeks, Mr. Haynes will collaborate with the social studies teachers in a lesson that takes students on an educational and musical journey through history.
But the students’ drum sessions extend beyond the curriculum. Learning how listen to each other and work together to build a melody enhances their confidence and fosters a sense of greater connection between them, observes Mr. Wheeler.
The lesson culminated with a special school wide performance at the end of the month featuring students drumming to spoken word. View a four minute clip from the performance here.
When snow/inclement weather days are not used, the district “gives them back” by closing school on days that were originally scheduled to have school in session. Although Liberty Central School District has ten days snow days built into the calendar for the 2018-19 school year, as of March 14, we have used four.
While no one can accurately predict what the winter has in store for us, at this point it seems likely that we will not require all of the remaining snow days.
Read below to review the district’s plan to give back this year’s unused snow days.
- School will be closed on Friday, March 22.
If the district does not use any additional snow days by April 12, the following days would also become give back days:
- Tuesday, April 23
- Wednesday, April 24
- Friday, May 24
- Thursday, May 23
- Friday, May 17
Please note that in the event that additional snow/inclement weather days are used during the remainder of the school year, some of the dates listed above will have to remain as regular school days and your child will need to be in attendance at school. Additional information will be sent home to parents and posted to the district’s website if changes are made.