LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8 , Issue 7; October 16, 2020

Upcoming School Schedule

Thursday, October 22 - Picture Day

Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day (no school)

Monday, November 23 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Half day for students (10:22 a.m. release)

Tuesday, November 24 - Early release drill (1:45 p.m. release)

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 - Thanksgiving break (no school)

Ramp Entry

We are happy to announce we finally have a working door buzzer at the Cummings Road Ramp Entrance!! This means the following:

  • If you are a student coming into school for the day, please push the outside buzzer and someone from the office will meet you inside the ramp.
  • If you are a parent dropping something off for a student, we ask that you push the outside buzzer and we will have you set whatever you may be dropping off on the table inside of the ramp.
  • If you are a parent picking up a student early, please push the buzzer and let us know who you are picking up and we will send them outside.

Bussing Update

Next week (during the week of October 19-23), the buses will be dropping off and picking up on the Oval. Student drivers will need to be aware and avoid parking where there are orange cones. In addition, students who are walking home will be dismissed out the Cummings Rd. ramp entrance.

Digital Copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook

The 2019-2020 yearbook is finally here! Check out a digital version here:


MHS Picture Day 10/22

Picture day for the MHS is Thursday, October 22nd. Adirondack School portraits and the MHS will ensure that this year it will be contactless and safe due to the current COVID-19 crisis. The below protocol will be followed:

  • The photography team will have their temperature taken before the start of their shift and upon arrival at the MHS.
  • They will be screened using the COVID symptom protocol.
  • They will disinfect themselves and all equipment before, during, and after each photo session.
  • A non-contact policy with students requires that grooming services will not be provided.
  • A marked working space to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet at all times for everyone.
  • Hands-free posing by utilizing visual and verbal aids.
  • Students will be photographed while standing as opposed to sitting.

Photos will be taken in the gymnasium to allow for maximum open space and ventilation.

For remote learners, please contact the main office for further guidance regarding picture day.

Senior pictures are due to Mr. LaVallee by January 4th, 2021. Please contact him with any questions or concerns, blvallee@lakeplacidcsd.net.

Class Ring & Cap and Gown Ordering - October 29th!

The Jostens representative will be here all day on Thursday, October 29th to handle class ring and cap and gown orders. Sophomores and Seniors received ordering information packets this past Tuesday, October 13th. If the weather cooperates, the representative will be outside under a tent to allow for social distancing and proper ventilation. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher conferences for the MHS will be held on November 23rd. They will be held via Zoom. More information will follow.

COVID 19 Reminders

  • Masks must be worn while at school by all students, teachers, and staff. Bandanas and neck gators are not adequate face coverings.
  • Social distancing is required. Maintaining a distance of 6 feet is required at all times.
  • Frequent hand-washing is required.

Rulf's Donuts Class of 2024 Fundraiser

Support the Class of 2024 by enjoying some fresh, delicious donuts! Place donut orders with your favorite 9th grader, or email Patty Mayberry (pmayberry@lakeplacidcsd.net) or Rebecca Thomsen (rthomsen@lakeplacidcsd.net) to order. Orders and money are due to the main office by Wednesday, October 21st. Donuts will arrive on Friday, October 30th.
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Psych Notes by Dr. Miller

Will return next week!

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

LPCSD invites interested people of all ages to join a work group on a diversity, equity and inclusion policy, sometimes referred to as a diversity policy. If you are interested in being part of this work group, please contact Board member Martha Spear at 518-946-7851 or mspear@lakeplacidcsd.net.

Free Meals for ALL Students Through the End of the 2020-21 School Year!

All public school students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year, regardless of parental income. Now is a great time for everyone to check out our great meals and find a few new favorites!

Grab and Go Breakfasts- Our food service staff will have "Grab and Go" breakfasts available at each entrance every morning. Students will be able to grab their breakfast choice and proceed to their 1st-period class.

Volunteer Opportunities

Just a reminder that all students must have 40 hours of community service to graduate. Keep checking back for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

  • Interested in learning to work the clock for Varsity Soccer? Contact Mr. Burdick at jburdick@lakeplacidcsd.net. Many hours are available with this commitment and volunteers are needed ASAP.

  • Ecumenical Food Collection Day: On Saturday, October, 17 from 9 am-12 pm in the St. Agnes parking lot. See below for more information.

Don't forget, a parent/guardian can volunteer along with their student and earn double the hours toward the graduation requirement. Please see Mrs. Patti McConvey for more volunteer opportunities and don't forget to fill out and hand in those volunteer forms!

Ecumenical Food Bank Information

  • Several of the Lake Placid community service organizations have joined together to host monthly Ecumenical Food Bank Food Drives for the foreseeable future.
  • Volunteers from the organizations will be available at the St. Agnes Church parking lot to receive food donations.
  • The next collection date is Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • More information can be found in the Lake Placid Insider and the organizations' websites and Facebook pages. They include the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid School District, Lake Placid Synagogue, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and St. Agnes Parish.
  • If you would like to join the effort please contact the Lake Placid Rotary Club via their website or rotarylp.volunteer@gmail.com
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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the MHS Library Media Center. Board members attend in person or via zoom from their homes.

Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

October 20

November 3

November 17

December 1

December 15


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