Free student meals available during summer break

A cartoon of children playing in a park, with information about summer meal distributionTo ensure no child goes hungry over the summer, the Liberty Central School District is providing a free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to kids and teens throughout the summer break.

Meals are available for pick up 9-11 a.m. each weekday morning at Liberty High School.

Parents are welcome to pick up food for their children, or kids can come on their own. Look for our Grab and Go spot at the High School and have a wonderful, healthy summer!

This is the seventh consecutive year that Liberty CSD has offered the program. Meals are provided to all children to age 18 years old without charge, there are no income requirements, and children and teens do not have to be enrolled in Liberty Schools to receive the meals.

RESOURCES FOR AT-HOME LEARNING

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.

Elementary


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

Virtual Camp Invention returns this summer!

Camp Invention is offering a virtual week-long program to students entering kindergarten through grade 6.

For 30 years, Camp Invention has been a leader in invention education, inspiring confidence and imagination with hands-on experiences. This summer, students can bring the program home with Camp Invention Connect. Liberty Makerspace teacher Tamika Terry is the program’s lead coach.

The program, which costs $175 per student, runs Aug. 17-21, 2020. (Save $15 with code “ELEVATE15” if you register before June 30.) The registration fee includes:

  • Four activity kits packed with materials, sent to your home.
  • Coaching and collaborating with certified educators.
  • Offline activities and optional online sessions.
  • Outdoor activities that minimize screen time and maximize creativity.

To register call 800-968-4332 or visit www.invent.org/connect.

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.

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!

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