Dear Lawrence Families, Thursday and Friday MS and HS students are asked to follow the posted schedule to pick up locker belongings from the back of our buildings. We thank our facilities department and remind you that social distancing will be enforced at this time. No one will come in the building. Drive or walk up and tell your name and locker number to our staff. Bagged belongings will be passed across a six foot table. Cleaned lockers will allow Lawrence a chance to fully sanitize the buildings. Thank you
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
Dear Lawrence Families, Your kindness as a school community is clearly felt as we all work through the challenges of this crisis. Wishing you physical and emotional strength and good health. Please reach out via email for emotional support Familysupport @lawrence.org for Learning suppport Distancelearning@lawrence.org Thank you Dr Pedersen
Daily optional lessons for most AP courses will begin tomorrow on YouTube. http://spr.ly/61811Q5iL. More coming soon. Lessons will be delivered by AP teachers from across the country and can be used alongside work teachers are giving their students. Teachers are welcome to join! The first weeks will focus on the end of the course, key topics that colleges expect students to learn but won’t be on exams. Teachers will also provide exam prep each day. As exams approach, teachers will focus primarily on review of concepts/skills that could appear on exams. Some lessons being taught this week: #APUSH: 8.3 The Red Scare #APBio: 7.2 Natural Selection #APPsych: 8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders See more topics being covered this week and the full course schedule here: http://spr.ly/61821Q5i0.
Dear LES Families, We miss you! Please click on this link to see and hear me read you a book. https://youtu.be/SijYLbpN4IU
Good morning families , As we go through this crisis please know that Lawrence can be reached using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, distance learning questions or issues signing in can be sent to distance learning @lawrence.org. Classes begin shortly and resources are found in the news story on the app and Lawrence.org. We pray that you find beauty in your socially distant locations and that good health follows you and those you love through this crisis. Stay safe, stay strong. Dr Pedersen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8 A recommended daily 1/2 hour presentation by Mo Willems, children’s book author and Kennedy Center “ visiting artist”. There’s a calmness to his engaging message and he gently addresses some of the emotional feelings children and adults have at this time. Grab a paper and drawing instrument and doodle with Mo. Thank you all for doing your part by staying distant from one another at this time. Be well. Dr. Pedersen
DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 The links below will provide Distance Learning resources for you and your students. These links can also be found using the "Distance Learning" drop down menu on all school websites. [Lawrence Distance Learning Academy](https://lawrencesd.itutor.com/) [Distance Learning Resources for Primary School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L7mLi7hwvYikJV-0S_3J79Jj8ofOAZt3-y2Vfv0tdfU/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for Elementary School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kPVrHotxler_0NfV9qAhqlZACTRxmC8bMwkhXpo0ZYQ/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for Middle School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_OCS5Ma2D2fctWTzqPsIVxoutFGmcemf-atd7hbRw1A/edit) [Distance Learning Resources for High School Students](https://docs.google.com/document/d/11zX5jcW3bv7jvAcPGwkziEKx6YyhYbDrDtaYSBPedcg/edit) If your student is having trouble logging into their email or the Lawrence Distance Learning Academy please email their name, grade, and student ID number (if possible) to DistanceLearning@lawrence.org
https://stories.audible.com/discovery Reading can be a great way to pass time and give our brains a much needed break. This is another free resource for books ranging from preschool to adults . Be well
From our Peninsula Library partners., audio books and more available with your digital library card. Sign up and spend time ‘browsing’ through good books. Our thoughts are with each and every member of our community as we face this health crisis. Be well and take a journey through reading in the safety of your homes. Dr. Pedersen Apply for digital access today at www.nassaulibrary.org/digital-card-application/“
Lawrence is very proud of all of our learners who are making routines for their day and spending time using the education resources available to them. Look on Lawrence.org under parent resources and see a grade by grade collection of great websites under “Distant Learning”. Much more information to come on live classes with your teachers and ways to keep advancing your skills from pre-K to grade 12.
We apologize for the late notice. PTC has been cancelled until further notice.
Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students will begin on Wednesday Morning. Distribution will take place at the #2 and #4 school from 9am until 11am Monday to Friday. Walk up and drive thru available. On Friday meals will be given out for Saturday and Sunday as well.
Good Lawrence Families, I want to make you aware of two resources for you during this difficult time. The first is an email , FamilySupport@lawrence.org - Which will be answered by our psychologists in regard to any social emotions questions or concerns you have for your family. The second is a link to a document of online resources for children organized by grade level. It is found in the Lawrence.org website under parent resources. As we aim to provide continuity of learning we ask you to look at those resources. Live classes will begin as soon as we can. Wishing you all good health. Dr. Pedersen
Good morning Lawrence, The district will be sharing the learning platform for your children in the next few days. Lunch and breakfast pickup begins today at the #4 ECC and #2 Primary schools . Please check the app and website for updates and details. Be sure to check the district page and your school pages. Musicians, information on picking up instruments will be posted this morning. Students, do your best to make routines that structure your day. Follow guidelines for social distancing and know we are working hard to support you. I wish you all good health. Dr. Pedersen
Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students will begin on Wednesday Morning. Distribution will take place at the #2 and #4 school from 9am until 11am Monday to Friday. Walk up and drive thru available.
Dear Lawrence Families, As you know, all schools are closed for at least the next two weeks. Information on lunch and breakfast for children will be made available today. We all must make health our first priority. Our combined actions as citizens can help stop the spread of this virus. Follow all social distancing advice. We will share educational plans shortly, but first priority for you and your children is to stay as safe as possible. More information to come. Be well . Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families , The county executive has just announced that schools will be closed for the next two weeks. This announcement was made at 10:30 am Sunday. More information will be sent as it becomes available. Please practice social distancing to help stop the spread of this virus. Wishing you good health. Dr Pedersen .
As of Friday morning Lawrence has no known cases of COVID 19. We will out of an abundance of caution be using our unused snow days and a staff development day next week. School will be CLOSED for students Monday Tuesday Wednesday next week. Read the FAQ document in the news section and thank you .
Lawrence has no cases, but we will utilize our unused snow days & a staff development day to close Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18. Visit the news section of the district website or app for answers to some frequently asked questions. We will continue to update you.
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.
Lawrence continues to focus all attention on the unfolding coronavirus outbreak. As of Thursday morning we have NO positive cases in our community. All Nassau County Superintendents were updated yesterday afternoon by the County Health Commissioner and are in continual contact. We also are being updated from the state education department today. Please follow all proactive measures and I will continue to inform you if any information changes. Again, No cases are in Lawrence. Thank you
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.
Thank you to Count Executive Laura Curran for speaking to our students today on the role of government. She also reassured students that the County is addressing the Coronavirus on multiple fronts. The. Students asked insightful questions and we were so pleased she took the time to come to Lawrence.
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences is on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. Student’s Dismissal is at 11:15am. Reunión de padres es mañana Jueves 5 de marzo 2020. Salida de estudiantes es a las 11:15am.
Next week is National School Breakfast Week! Lawrence will be celebrating by offering free breakfast to all students. Remind your student(s) to stop into the cafeteria to pick up breakfast every day next week.
LES held a “How to be a Good Friend” fifth grade assembly yesterday. Ms. Bartels, Mrs. Brickman and Mrs. Beckmann led our learners through the skills needed all the while using audience participation to make it meaningful. The assembly sparked conversation about feelings and how to deal with others.
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
Congrats to Lawrence FB Players and Alumni Joe Capobianco and Jordan Fredericks on being named to Newsday’s top 100 Male Athletes for the past decade ‘10-‘19 https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/top-li-high-school-athletes-2010s-boys-1.40194091
Congrats to Lawrence Alum, Joe Capobianco and Jordan Fredericks, on being named to Newsday’s All LI Football Team for the Decade 2010-2019 https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/football/top-li-hs-football-players-2010s-1.39966926
It was quite a successful year for the boys' soccer team. Among being Conference A3 Co-Champions Class ‘A’ Final Four, there were many individual and team honors received. We are very proud of this group of dedicated young men. Below is a list of accomplishments: Auricio Puerto Quintanilla, Sr. - All County, Conference Player of the Year, All State, All Region, All American Alan Martinez, Jr. - All County, Conference Offensive Player of the Year Danny Reyes, Sr. - All County Frank Echeverria, Soph. - Hon. Mention All County Gabe Viera, Soph. - Hon. Mention All County Ozzy Canales, Jr. - All Conference Jose Garcia, Jr. - All Conference Jesus Moran, Jr. - All Conference Angelo Puerto-Quintanilla, Soph. - All Conference Coach Patrick Leary - Conference Coach of the Year CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Please join us for our next Parent Like a Champion workshop on December 9th, at 6 pm at the Early Childhood Center on Wanser Ave. We will learn about the Nutrition and Wellness connection with featured speaker Izabella Levi. You will go home with great takeaways and healthy snacks that you can make with your children. Childcare will be provided. See you then!
Lawrence Certified Nursing Assistant students participated in the New York Department of Labor Job Fair. Students made connections with employers who would be a good fit for the skills learned in this Lawrence High School Nassau BOCES class. We are excited for their future and look forward to enrolling the next group.
Please note: the Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, October 7th at 8 PM has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is November 18th.
Congrats to our girls soccer team on another victory! With a 2-0 record, we are looking forward to a great season!
Congrats to Senior Dave Manara, as he was nominated for the USA Football’s Heart of Gold Award, presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and NY Giants. He needs our support in voting for him to be a finalist for this prestigious award. Please vote here at http://www.usafootball.com/hoagvote Voting starts tonight, 9/19 at 5:00 PM and will run through 10/13 at 11:59 PM. You may vote once every 24 hours, per device. LET’S SUPPORT DAVID AND SHOW OUR LAWRENCE PRIDE!!
Welcome back to school. Please be extremely patient the first few days of school; it takes extra time for each child and driver. If your stop is missed please notify your school who will communicate the issue to the transportation office. Please look at the news feed for other important information. DO NOT PASS THE BUS IN EITHER DIRECTION WITH RED LIGHT’S FLASHING AND/OR STOP SIGN OUT- IT’S THE LAW AND IT SAVES LIVES. Have a safe, successful and healthy school year,
First Day of Practice and Tryouts for Varsity & JV Sports begin on Monday, 8/26/19 ARE YOU READY? - Varsity & JV Girls Volleyball - 8:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Girls Soccer - 9:00 AM at LHS - Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country - 9:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Cheerleading - 10:00 AM at LHS - Varsity & JV Boys Soccer - 5:00 PM at LHS - Varsity Boys Volleyball - 6:00 PM at LHS - Varsity Girls Tennis - 9:00 AM at LMS Tennis Courts **Reminder, Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian must register with FinalForms online in order to be cleared to play a Sport this Fall!! To Register for Final Forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
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: - Varsity and JV Football Begin 8/19/19 - All other Fall Varsity & JV Sports Begin 8/26/19 - 7th/8th Grade Fall Sports Begin 9/5/19
Varsity & JV Football Begin in less than 2 weeks: Monday, 8/19 - JV Football At 9:15 AM at LHS - Varsity Football At 5:30 PM at LHS All other High School Fall Sports Begin Monday, 8/26 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 Athletics 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
On Wednesday, July 31st, the Peninsula Public Librarian will be at Lawrence Primary School to do an activity with students at Lawrence Primary School. Add it to your calendars 📆 for 11:30AM on July 31st. See you then! 📚
Lawrence HS student Bhawan Sandhu, whose hydrogen fuel cell project conducted together with Tzipora Schein of HAFTR HS, wins second place and a $7000 prize at the Spellman Competition held July 17 at the Cooper Union in Manhattan. Congratulations and professional respect also go to teacher/mentor Mrs. Isseroff
Summer, a time to RISE Up! We are pleased to be presenting exposure to college for a targeted group of incoming 9th graders. Summer is a time to reflect and refresh. We encourage all learners to reflect on ways to grow academically. Summer school, summer readings, cultural enrichment experiences are all ways to RISE UP.
Congratulations to Lawrence ! Recognition this morning for our college bound Valedictorian and Salutatorian at the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents county wide celebration at Crest Hollow County Club. NYIT medical program and Cornell University will be lucky to have these new freshmen.
Safety Always. The District is extremely grateful to all members of the school community that inform us of any concerns they have, this is especially true for safety concerns. Just last night we were made aware of some concerns at the HS which allowed us to immediately follow up with the 4th precinct. There is no threat to our schools, and we have resolved the source of information that was reported to us. Continue please to listen and report. Thank you Our schools are safe because of ALL our efforts. Dr. Pedersen
Monthly calendar view now available! A link to view each school’s google calendar is now available on the site. Scroll down for monthly calendar link and log into your google drive to view. Daily events remain in list form under events. Our app is aimed to keep you all updated on the great things happening here in Lawrence.
Please join us as we honor our Senior Student Athletes at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony on Monday, 6/3 at 6:30 PM in the LHS Cafeteria **Senior Student Athletes must see or e-mail Mr Gordon At email@example.com to confirm sports played from 9th-12th Grades (V & JV) by Friday, 5/24 in order to receive their Plaques
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 24th, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will focus on cyberbullying and we will discuss safe and responsible internet use. Please see the District News section for more information!
Get ready to go ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ on Thursday, May 16th for our Middle School STEAM Fair! Join us from 5:30 - 8 as our students showcase their innovative, engineer projects that they competed this year! There will be musical performances and chances to win prizes at our STEAM Arcade. See you there!
Please join us at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 3rd, for a Breakfast Briefing for Parents on Digital Citizenship. We will discuss safe and responsible internet, and social media use! Another workshop will be held on 5/24. Please see the District News section for more information.
Spring is here!! It is time to have some fun and work on your Baseball Skills!! The Varsity Baseball Team is hosting its first annual Clinic for any boy or girl in Grades 2-8 on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on the LHS Baseball Field. It is $15.00 per student and will serve as a fundraiser for the Baseball Team.
LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS is recognized as one of the Best in the Nation for Music Education This award, given for the second consecutive year recognizes the commitment and dedication of LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS to music and the arts as innovative learning opportunities for a well-rounded education. LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS has been named one of 600 districts across the nation to be a Best Communities for Music Education recipient by The NAMM Foundation. LAWRENCE demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students. About The NAMM Foundation: The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
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 has been rescheduled!! Please come join us for the first annual Baseball Clinic hosted by the Varsity Baseball Team 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 per student. Come have some fun, learn new skills and support the Baseball Fundraiser!!
The Lawrence School District would like to inform you that the American Red Cross will be distributing and installing smoke alarms, for free, across Long Island on May 4 and May 10. More information can be found at www.lawrence.org
Reminder! To Tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th is a staff development day. There is no school for students tomorrow March 12th.
Do something nice for yourself and attend our Spring Parent Like a Champion workshop on Thursday, March 14, held at the #2 Primary School, this event is for families of all ages. Learn about wellness and taking time for yourself to be a better parent. Pizza will be served to you and your children at 6:30. Call 295-7530 to indicate how many members of your family are attending. We look forward to seeing you.
Monday March 4th weather delay - 2 hours delayed start. See start times: ECC@#4 —-11:10am Primary School @#2 —10:50am Elementary -10:45am Middle School —9:48am High School —9:49am Middle and High School students report to third period at that time. Regular time afternoon dismissal and busing. Thank you and be safe.
Due to the storm, Monday will be a 2 hour delayed opening.
As some of you may be aware, there has been national media coverage lately about an online issue referred to as the “Momo Challenge.” The reports outline a disturbing social media trend that was targeting children online via popular social media channels, encouraging them to participate in dangerous tasks and self-harm. While there are also reports that the threat of the Momo Challenge may be overstated, we felt it important to make you aware of it. Additionally, given the growing national media coverage of the Momo Challenge, experts on mental health caution that such hysterical news coverage could potentially prove harmful, possibly even inspiring imitators. It can also cause some students to be fearful or anxious. We encourage our parents to take this as an opportunity to have intentional conversations with their children about what they encounter online. These discussions could include: Reminding children to never contact strangers online, on any platform; Encourage children to share any worries or concerns with you; Ensure children understand the importance of not giving personal information to anyone they do not know; Tell children no one has the right to make them do anything they do not want to do; Set privacy systems on devices with your child as a way to have the conversation about safety. It is also important for parents to know what children can access online. We have the following suggestions for families: Set privacy settings for all social media and gaming applications; Keep video games and YouTube watching in shared family spaces; Set up video game restrictions to friends only; Set up “restricted” mode on YouTube for your child’s account so inappropriate content is not available to them, or stream YouTube content through a family-friendly site such as watchkin.com; Visit other internet safety resources like Family Online Safety Institute, Common Sense Media, Creating a Family Media Plan (American Academy of Pediatrics), Teaching Kids About Internet Safety (GCFLearnFree.org), and Talking with Kids About Being Online (Federal Trade Commission). As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact any member of your building’s leadership team. Our district’s school psychologists and counselors are ready and available to assist.
Water Main Leak repaired water pressure normal in all buildings after a brief 30-45 minute interruption of service.
Lawrence Public Schools honors First Responders Michael Spinelli, Pat Frawley, Jennifer Lopez, David Lebron, Dr. Nima Jalali and Rich Ravo. Their quick actions helped save the life of Basketball Official, Larry Miller, who suffered a Heart Attack during our game. Thank you to Assemblywoman Melissa Miller for your support!!
Reminder - Monday, January 28th is the start of the 2nd semester at LHS. Monday will be a Day 1 schedule
Positive praise week was a smashing success! Our students focused our RICH core values and were recognized for embodying our mission!
Private School Transportation renewal requests will be available online beginning February 1st
Congrats to the Wrestling Team as they defeated Sewanhaka West. Come support the Wrestling Team as they take on Hempstead today at 4:30 PM. This is their final Home Match of the season
Success is within the reach of each and every learner.
The Lawrence Public Schools celebrates over a century of excellence in education. A look back at the past 100 years shows that the district has had a rich history and that its future will be even more successful.