As a reminder, please go to your child's teacher's Google Classroom tonight at 6pm for our first virtual "Back to School" event. Prior to the 6pm start, join us by opening the below link for our administrative introductory presentation. Thank you and please stay safe. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DENtl4J_fDlx6ijQzveNqIxEStRp5UAmh2E8tW_fdoA/edit?usp=sharing
Do you need to reach the Middle School nurse? The nurse can be reached by e-mail at SBrooks@lawrence.k12.ny.us
Good morning Lawrence families. We are having difficulty with our phone system, and hope to have it fixed soon. If you try to call and receive no answer please email the building at: MiddleSchool@lawrence.org
On Thursday, September 24th, we will be holding our "Back to School" virtual night event using our Google Classrooms. Teachers will be posting an introductory video explaining their class expectations and the grading policy. You can find the videos on each teacher's Google Classroom this Thursday evening by 6pm. If you have questions related to the curriculum and/or grading, please email your child's teacher. Thank you for your continued support!
Reminder! Live stream starts for our remote learners on Monday. Please make sure your child's chromebook is fully charged and that you reviewed their schedule with them. Thank you.
We had a wonderful first week back in Lawrence. See some of the news from the week and directions for the start of Gold (B) cohort in this newsletter https://www.smore.com/0kw3a
Cohort Gold (B) starts their first week of in-person instruction on Monday. Please complete these two documents prior to coming to school: Assurances (complete once for each child) https://forms.gle/3TQuvtM3W61EfmiS6 Daily Health Screenings (done every day) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing Thank you
Video from yesterday's LMS 9/11 ceremony can be viewed below. https://photos.app.goo.gl/k6RuzM33FNHeacrG7
Videos from today's flag ceremonies can found using these links: Part 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p__rxelO0UOYJ4IFnx-3vFRgTjiQ1XeS/view Part 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Ebq2NboCRCa_Su8alJo3WEmN8TtMd3n/view
Lawrence will never forget the heroes and horrors of 9/11. Tomorrow, a moment of silence will take place in all buildings along with a ceremonial flag raising and the playing of taps. We ask all to wear red, white and blue, if you are remote and in person. Families can watch the flag raising from socially distant outdoor spots or when posted to school websites. LHS 9 am, Primary @2 10 am, LMS and LES 10:45, ECC @4 1:15 Thank you Never Forget
REMINDER Blue Cohort (A) families, please make sure you complete the Assurance and Daily Health documents before the coming to school tomorrow. Continue to practice the 3 Ws. 1. Wear mask 2. Watch social distancing (6 ft) 3. Wash hands
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my remote families who joined us for our "Community Circle " event this past week. Please see the link below in which we recorded the meeting. As a remote learner, many of your questions can be answered by logging into this recorded session. Thank you and please enjoy the rest of your weekend! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lbXKw8zpSEEiafr4GYVhwLxzw0g__XO3/view?usp=drivesdk
Blue Cohort (A) Families 1. Complete these two documents prior to coming to school: Assurances (complete once for each child) https://forms.gle/3TQuvtM3W61EfmiS6 Daily Health Screenings (done every day) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eaYTH8NxG6AmU5HMc1mqm65cRle9gWAtI4EgVI_oXOc/edit?usp=sharing Thank you
Lawrence Families Please see our Back to School newsletter. https://www.smore.com/qngmh Cohort A, Blue families be sure to complete the assurances document by Monday evening. Thank you Dr Pedersen
Just a reminder for all middle school remote families. Please join us this evening at 6pm for our "Community Circle " meeting. During the meeting, I will review the expectations of those students that will be learning from home. See the link posted 2 days ago to sign up. We will extend the window to sign up for 2:30pm, today. Those families on the list will receive an email link to participate in tonight's event. I look forward to seeing all of you!
Wednesday September 3rd food distribution for registered school age children is from 4:15 pm to 10:00 pm PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE Thank you
A link to the Lawrence Public School's 2020-2021 Calendar & Information Guide has been posted in the news section on our sites. It can also be found at https://tinyurl.com/LawrenceCalendar20-21
As the start of school quickly approaches, I would like to invite my remote platform users to our second "Community Circle " meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm. During the meeting, I will share our virtual expectations for your child as a remote learner. Please use the link below to sign up. Email invitations will be sent out to those families that sign up before Thursday 12 noon. Thank you and i look forward to seeing you there! https://tinyurl.com/y4sdxj4c
School starts for All LEARNERS Tuesday , September 8th. some via their connection to teachers on google classroom others in-person : Please note: 1. Teachers call all families throughout before Labor Day. 2. On the 8th Cohort A is in-person, Cohort B and Full Remote use google classroom 3 On the 14 Cohort B is in person, Cohort A and Full Remote use google classroom 4. On the 21st live steaming begins for cohort B and full remote while cohort A returns in person. A Full Remore Orientation will take place prior to the 8th
Please be avised that our student & parent packets are being mailed out. Within the packets, you will find all the information needed to start the year as a hybrid or remote learner. Schedules are being mailed out as well with colored coded indicators which help to identify the cohort your child will follow. Thank you and i look forward to having a successful school year!
Good morning Lawrence, I hope you and your children are well. Here is a link to our tenth summer newsletter including information on mailings and more! https://www.smore.com/0j128 My best to you, Dr.Pedersen
A dedicated space to study is helpful to the learning process. Please complete this form if you would like to use a school desk this year for your remote learner. Thank you and stay well. https://forms.gle/pGvMHr9JZyqZPejX7
Hybrid Families, Please see this important checklist from the CDC. These final summer days are important for building your child’s stamina in wearing a mask for longer periods of time. Each school will send you a readiness checklist reviewing the safety procedures required in the school buildings. Thank you. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/pdf/Back-to-School-Planning-for-In-Person-Classes.pdf
Dear Lawrence Please see this week’s Summer Lawrence Onward Newsletter https://www.smore.com/zw0sx I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and staying safe, healthy, and strong. Dr Pedersen
Good morning. Please be advised that today is the last day to select your child's learning platform. Let us know if you will participate in our remotely or with our hybrid model. Details are posted on our district website and audio from our "Community Circle " meeting. Thank you
Thank you to all of our families who participated in our "Community Circle" event last night. Please see the audio link below which reviews our reopening plans from the meeting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yH_OrRFwDPnY3swkCwXTSkp3Ww27hjJw/view?usp=sharing
Thank you to all our families who participated in last night’s community circle. Here is the link to the audio. We will be contacting you shortly with the times for individual school community circles. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCFCQ7sOXYq_Yhm2wPZE7Slbi967QFDX/view Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence We held the first community circle meeting this morning . The link to the audio can be found below. There will be building level meetings scheduled starting next week through the start of school. I hope the audio helps you with the difficult decision between hybrid or remote instruction. Your decision is needed by August 20th Thank you Dr Pedersen https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ghRavplDu2YHERYtDSD67ZJ3PfOXrunO/view
Lawrence en Adelante #7 Formulario para Clases Completamente Remoto Estimadas Familias de Lawrence, Este enlace se puede usar para completar el formulario optando por la instrucción COMPLETAMENTE REMOTO, lo que significa es durante el primer periodo de calificaciones su hijo(a) NO ingresara a los edificios, pero asistirá y participara en las clases transmitidas virtualmente. Si elige la instrucción HÍBRIDA no necesita completar un formulario. En caso que no esté seguro, espere las sesiones informativas que se programaran esta semana. Gracias. Remoto https://forms.gle/hKVmdysmDHddNDQw5 Optar Por No Viajar en Autobús Como planeamos para septiembre, sepa que uno de los desafíos será el distanciamiento social en los autobuses escolares. Si esta seleccionando instrucción remota o si puede optar por NO participar en el transporte, le pedimos que complete este formulario. Espere las sesiones de información si no está seguro. Gracias. https://forms.gle/6TJeajdsBTk2z6S98
Please use the links found here to indicate your preference for remote instruction. If you have any questions we will address them as quickly as we can. Thank you Dr. Pedersen https://www.smore.com/8mnzr
Please see latest news regarding parental choice for Lawrence’s September opening. Thank you https://www.smore.com/crwsd
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has indicated that schools may reopen in September and provide the models of instruction that address health and safety and the needs of the local community. Lawrence is currently planning to open offering hybrid ( alternating weeks of in person and remote) and a full remote model. Families will be asked to “opt in” if they would like full remote instruction and a form will be sent Monday. Please refer to page 30 of the guidance document found in the news section. We will announce our virtual information sessions next week. Thank you Stay safe Dr.Pedersen
Lawrence Reopening planning is following State and CDC guidance and focused on the safest way to protect our most precious resource, the children. We are preparing for instruction in a rotating or “Hybrid” model which alternates weeks between in school and remote. We must keep social distancing in school. A full remote option for families is a likely choice. Again, we await Govenor’s Orders on reopening, but our current thinking is the full in person model does not allow all children and staff to keep appropriate social distancing . Complete plan details will be released Friday. Thank you and please be safe and well. Dr. Pedersen
LAST CALL Please be advised that your child will be able to pick up their locker contents tomorrow, Tuesday July 28th. We will be set up in the front of the school. If you plan on coming, email Mr. Kornblum at Bkornblum@lawrence.k12.ny.us so we can have everything ready for you. In the email, please put your child's name and locker #. See the below scheduled times for pick up. Tuesday, July 28th Grade 8- 9am-10am Grade 6 & 7- 10am-11am Again, this will be the last time your child can pick up their locker belongings.
LAST CALL Hello LMS families! I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer. Please be advised that your child will be able to pick up their locker contents this Tuesday, July 28th. We will be set up in the front of the school. If you plan on coming, please email Mr. Kornblum at Bkornblum@lawrence.k12.ny.us. We will have your child's bags with us and ready for pick up. In the email, indicate your child's name and locker #. See the below scheduled times for grade pick ups. Tuesday, July 28th 8th Grade- 9am-10am 6 & 7th Grade- 10am-11am Again, this will be the last time your child can pick up their locker belongings. Wishing you all the best of health!
Please help the Lawrence Reopening committee by completing a survey by noon on Tuesday, July 28th. The survey can be found on our websites and app or by going to: https://forms.gle/51wybnVAy69P4spi6
Please use the link to see the latest edition of Lawrence Onward for updates on the work towards the State guidance for schools . https://www.smore.com/15a0t
Lawrence Onward Updated July 16th, please use the link to learn more about the NYS guidance for school opening. Thank you https://www.smore.com/15a0t
Lawrence continues to prepare our school buildings as we await the NYS Education Department guidance for school reopening in September. Our hand sanitizer delivery has arrived and cleaning crews are working hard to prepare the buildings. Their work and the patience of our families and staff are appreciated.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!!! Please see our 8th grade virtual graduation below. Don't forget to join us for our "Promotional Parade" today, starting at 10am. As a reminder, please stay at the stop locations as the cars are slowing driving through. Be safe and well all!!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pZQIEmgAmZumxl7PNQ5-spWNS9yvpkw7/view?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that we have our 8th grade parade is on Tuesday, June 16th starting at 10am. To ensure the safety of all, please remain at your stop of choice while the parade of cars taxi to each of the indicated locations below. Also, please check our website on June 16th for our 8th grade virtual graduation. Again, CONGRATS to all of our 8th grade graduates!!
*REMINDER* LMS Drop Offs & Pick Ups for Monday, June 15th: 8th Grade: 8-10AM Main Entrance Front of Building -Yearbook & Bag Pick up -Instrument and Calculator Return 6th & 7th Grade: 10am-12pm Main Entrance Front of Building -Bag Pick up & Instrument Returns 7th Grade Honors: 10am-12pm Main Entrance Front of Building -Return Calculators See you then!
As a reminder, we have our calculator dropoff, yearbook and 8th grade gift pickup on June 15th. Times are listed on calendar. On June 16th, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of our 8th graders by having a promotional parade. Our staff will be driving through our school community cheering and giving the acknowledgment to our students that they so deserve! Please join us by standing at the designated route stops which will be posted soon. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!!
Below, please find the Grading Rubric that LMS teachers will use to determine 4th Marking Period grades. Please take note as to how the rubric pays special attention to online participation. It is important for students to attend and participate in all scheduled live classes to continue receiving instruction through the end of the School Year.
LMS 8th graders! Please make sure you send in pictures or a quote for upcoming virtual graduation video. Log into Ms. Kelsch's Google Classroom for more information. Please stay tune for more information regarding our 8th grade graduation parade which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th! We are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments while at LMS!!!
In these challenging times we would like to make families aware of an increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If families already get SNAP benefits, additional funding will be sent to the benefit card. Any family NOT already receiving SNAP, but qualifying for the school Free and Reduced lunch program will be mailed a card that will be able to be used in the same way. There will be payments for March and April, and another for May and June. The funding stream is not from DSS, rather from the Office of Temporary Disability Services. Families will not have to apply separately for this benefit.
The Lawrence Public Schools would like to inform you that there will be a Nassau County food distribution to Lawrence/Inwood residents tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 12 noon. If you are a Lawrence/Inwood resident in need of food please come to Lawrence Early Childhood Center #4 School 87 Wanser Ave. in Inwood. Please ensure to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring a shopping bag and/or shopping cart. This is an additional food distribution. Any food distribution currently be done by your school district is still occurring. Food is while supplies last.
Dear Lawrence Families, We all share great pride in our students. To acknowledge the success of the class of 2020, please consider taking part in a Long Island wide event. You can do this by flickering your house lights and making noise (banging pots and pans) at your door for 20 minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m. tonight. (20:20 military time) . May 1st is Senior commitment day, when college acceptances are due and we want our seniors to know they have the support of our community. Stay socially distant but show your emotional connection to these fine students. Dr. Pedersen
Food Resources Available Please use this link or visit our news section for information about additional food resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/141EGRbFUFyRk5yBoWe_bVUidl8pGSF-k0jE_JHAfiY0/edit?usp=sharing
Hello LMS families!! Please make sure all your assigned work is handed in as we close out our 3rd quarter marking period today. If you have any questions or concerns with a class, be certain to reach out to your teacher for clarity. Stay healthy and safe!
Please continue to virtually meet with your teachers and check into your Google Classrooms. If you're having a problem, please notify your teacher or school counselor. Stay healthy and safe! We all miss you!!
Middle School Band & Orchestra students that did not pick up their instruments and folders can do so on Friday, April 24 from 8:30 AM to 11 AM. Enter using the door closest to your instrument room. Please wear gloves and masks when in the building.
Hello LMS Families. My thoughts and well wishes go out to all of you. Please know that we are here if you need support as we all face our "New Normal". We are doing our best to make connections with our students easier as we all navigate through these virtual platforms. As you know, our teachers are using Google Classroom, ITutor and now some teachers are opting to use Google Meet. Please have your child check their teachers Google classrooms to check to see the virtual classroom of choice.
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has announced that school will be closed until at least May 15th. Please stay connected with your teachers and our social emotional support teams during this period of “NY Pause”. Following social distancing guidelines remains our shared responsibility . We are proud of our students for their academic work ethic and for handling the tremendous emotional pressure of this crisis. Reach out for support, be strong and be well Thank you. Dr Pedersen
Attention Lawrence Families, the food distribution schedule has changed. The new schedule is: Monday pick up is for Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday pick up is for Wednesday & Thursday, and Friday pick up is for Friday & the weekend. Pick up times & locations have not changed.
There will be no live classes held through i-Tutor from Wednesday, 4/8/20 - Friday, 4/10/20. Students should check their teacher's Google Classrooms for assignments.
Food distribution will continue through Thursday this week. To allow for the holiday, food for Thursday through Monday will be distributed on Thursday. This will be 10 meals per student. Please bring something to take the food home in. Daily distribution will resume on Tuesday.
As we launch our virtual classrooms, please have your children sign into iTutor to attend their ELA and Social Studies classes. In addition, students should adhere to teacher directions within Google Classroom as to when to be present on iTutor and to obtain assignments.
Dear Lawrence Middle School Families, Thursday as Friday locker pick up will enable our facilities department to further clean the buildings. Social distancing rules are enforced at this time. Drive or walk up to the back of the building where you will give your name and locker number. Bagged belongings will be passed across a six foot table. It has come to my attention that many of our students are socially gathering during this pandemic. This is unsafe and not in compliance with State and Federal orders. Stay Home and stay safe. In any exception that you leave your home, such as locker pick up, follow strictly the social distancing six foot rule. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Hello LMS families! I hope you are all well and following all of the federal health guidelines. Please be advised that we will be cleaning out your child's locker. We will have all of the contents bagged, labeled and ready for pick up on the following days. Grade 6- Thursday, April 2nd 8AM-11AM Grade 7- Thursday, April 2nd 12PM-3PM Grade 8- Friday, April 3rd 8AM-11AM Special Circumstances- Friday, April 3rd 12PM-3PM Please follow your child's grade schedule and look to pick up in the back of the building near our gym area. Wishing you all the best of health and that you're safe! Mr. Perry
As we launch our virtual classrooms, please have your children sign into their teachers Google Classroom for assignments and notifications regarding live instruction on iTutor.
Information on available Day Care Centers in Nassau County for Children of First Responders' & Emergency Healthcare Workers can be found at https://5il.co/e8x2
Any LMS student who left their Chromebook at school can come to the security entrance at the Middle School on Friday, March 27, between 9am - 11am. Tell the custodian your locker number and combination. The custodian will then retrieve the device. Lawrence thanks our hard working custodial staff for keeping the buildings going. Dr. Pedersen
"Keep your face always to the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." Walt Whitman Please know that we are here for you and feel free to use the links below if you have any questions or concerns. Distancelearning@lawrence.org (issues with signing in) Familysupport@lawrence.org Wishing you all good health!
Given the current emergency health crisis, Lawrence understands the importance of continuity of instruction. Please view the News section of our school website to access our Distance Learning Schedule.
Our Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on March 19th. As per previous notice, these conferences will take place as phone conferences and a scheduled appointment can be made through Teacher Reacher. Please review the article on the News tab for additional information.
Lawrence has no cases of Coronavirus at this time, but out of an abundance of caution, all after-school activities are canceled until further notice.
Good morning Lawrence families. As of Tuesday morning, Lawrence still has no reports of exposure or diagnosis of the coronavirus. Please visit the news section of the district website or app for an update from the Superintendent.
Are you ready? MS Winter Sports 2 begin on Tuesday, 1/21 Middle School - Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball and Wrestling Reminder, all student athletes must be registered online at FinalForms and have all forms completed and signed by their parent/guardian and themselves. In addition, you must have a valid Physical (Completed within the past 12 months) on file with the Nurse. To Register for FinalForms or complete and sign the forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.final forms.com
Attention all grade 8 students! Midterms are set to begin as of January 22nd. In addition to the notice sent home, please review our midterm schedule under the testing section of our website.
We are excited to greet our students in our newly renovated main lobby! Beginning on Monday, January 6th, only LMS students will use the front entrance, as we have done in the past. For additional information, please review our article listed in the News section of our website.
Are you ready? Winter 1 Sports begin Tuesday, 11/12: Middle School - Boys Basketball & Girls Volleyball Reminder, all student athletes must be registered online at FinalForms and have all forms completed and signed by their parent/guardian and themselves. In addition, you must have a valid Physical (Completed within the past 12 months) on file with the Nurse. To Register for FinalForms or complete and sign the forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.final forms.com
Chromebook permission slips will be sent home with all Middle School students. Parents are encouraged to return the form at back to school night to ensure their learner receives their device as soon as possible. The form is also available by clicking here https://5il.co/a938
Wishing all our Middle School students a great first day and school year ahead!
MS Fall Sports Tryouts and Practices begin on Thursday, 9/5/19 Are you ready? Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, B & G Cross Country, Cheerleading Reminder, all parent/guardians and student athletes must register online at FinalForms and completely sign everything in order for the student athletes to be cleared to play sports this fall. To Register on FinalForms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
We are excited to welcome you back for what will sure be another great school year! To help introduce our incoming grade 6 students to the Middle School, please visit the parent resource section of our website to view our orientation video.
Attention Middle School families, supply lists can be found in the news section of the Middle School website or Lawrence App.
Attention All Student Athletes and Parents: New Sports Registration and Clearance Procedures!! We are excited to announce that the Athletics Dept. has launched Final Forms, an online forms system that will reduce repetitive paperwork for families. The forms can be signed and completed from your computer, tablet or Mobile Device. In addition, all students wishing to participate in a District Sport (Grades 7-12) must have a Sports Physical on file and completed annually. Sports Start Dates: - 7th/8th Grade Fall Sports Begin 9/5/19
We are less than a month away from the new school year beginning. Middle School Sports Begin Thursday, 9/5 Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Must Register with FinalForms Online in order to be cleared to play a sport this fall and must have a valid Sports Physical (**Completed within the past 12 months ) in file with the Nurse To Register for Final Forms, please go to https://Lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
Reminder - Lawrence Middle School Has New Sports Registration & Clearance Procedures. Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian must register with Final Forms online in order to be cleared to play a sport during the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to register: https://www.lawrence.org/o/lawrence-school-district/page/final-forms--35
Several sixth graders from Lawrence Middle School were among nearly 160,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in a series of monthly contests and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Mrs. Risi. She taught the students how to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.
Congratulations to our Lawrence Middle School students that attended the Mathematics Tournament by the Sea at Long Beach Middle School. Students used their problem solving skills to work collaboratively on challenging mathematical problems. Thank you to Ms. Karvelas and Ms. Kampton for preparing the students and attending the event!
Save the Date! Thursday, May 16th will be our Lawrence Middle School STEAM Fair. Come celebrate all the creative and innovative inventions students created throughout the course of the school year!
Due to the NYS ELA Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, there will be no X Period today or tomorrow. Please encourage your child to get a good night’s rest and to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the exam to help them perform their best!
Commissioner Elia's letter about the upcoming ELA & Math tests for grades 3-8 can be found under the Lawrence District news section.
The Baseball Clinic is back!! Please join us as the Varsity Baseball Team hosts a fun and exciting Baseball Clinic on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the LHS Gym. It is open to any student in Grades 3-8 and cost $15.00 per student. Come support the Baseball Fundraiser and improve your skills!
Do you still need to make an appointment for Parent Teacher Conferences? It's not too late! Go to our Parent Resource section to access the links.
The PTA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th will be postponed. Updates in regards to the next meeting will be announced once finalized.
The PTA meeting is cancelled for tonight. We look forward to seeing you next month!
Important information regarding the usage of the 195 Broadway Campus main entrance is being sent home today. In addition, information can also be found on our school website.
As a reminder, midterms will begin this week. Students enrolled in Algebra will be administered their midterm exam on January 24th and 25th. Students enrolled in Living Environment will take their midterm on January 29th and 30th.