Summer Slice Vol. VII

LA Staff News

School Re-Entry Information UPDATE

As a way to field YOUR questions and concerns, I want to have an OPTIONAL, staff ZOOM on Wednesday at 2:00. In case I don't have the answers and can get them, you CAN text/email me questions in advance.

I am curious HOW you are doing in regards to the COVID-era re-entry. I'd love it if you could reach out to me and let me know where you are today (because I bet it changes often):

1-We got this!

2-It's going to be okay.


4-I'm worried about all of this.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 422 390 1847
Passcode: 0Fagfe

At this time, here are the LA numbers:

47: Face to Face

19: Virtual

21: Not responded

8: Open spots


  • Staff received an email on July 15th
  • This link will take you to a new section on our district website that is dedicated to our Return to Learn Plan.
  • This link will connect you to our LPS Let's Talk application if you have any questions or concerns.

Who has Class E??

Congrats, Andrea, our NEWEST, CLASS-E-EST driver in town!!

Come on, LA, keepin' it classy with your very own CLASS E License! Remember, 100% of staff who could be driving students should have this completed by August 25th this year!

Safe Schools Modules

SafeSchools training is live for the 2020-2021 school year. Most required training has been published, but a small number of policy courses will be finalized and added in the coming weeks. Coursework deadlines for each semester are September 25, 2020, and January 22, 2021. Exempt employees are welcome to begin completing training at any time. Non-exempt employees who are scheduled to work during the summer may begin completing courses as long as they are timed in while doing so. All other non-exempt employees may begin completing training on their first work day (again, if they are timed in). Employees will login using their district ID (e00000).

A few updates and reminders:

  • You'll notice that we have added a handful of courses pertaining to COVID-19 as part of our first semester training requirements. Employees who worked on-site this summer will still need to complete these courses even if they had reviewed similar content prior to July 1st.
  • As a reminder, extra duty workers, coaches, and student teachers are required to complete SafeSchools training by the due dates listed, regardless of the semester or season in which they report to duty.

Upcoming Dates to Note

July 29th: Carlen starts

August 12th-14th: New teachers to Liberty PD (Tiffany and Carlen)

August TBD: Registration via Zoom

August 17th: All teachers return.

August 20: KC Tech Academy Open House 6:00-8:00

August 25th: First day of school.

August TBD: What will we push out in lieu of a face to face back to school?

August 28th: Early Release

Liberty Academy Staff 2020-2021

Debi Straws, Secretary

Carlen Sims, Counselor

Andrea Johnson, Social Worker

Mark Krause, Interventionist

TBD, ISS Instructor

Justin Fetters, Security

Ted Maxwell, Safety

Tiffany Maxon, Long Term Suspension

Lisa Augustine, Missouri Option Program

Judy Smith, Alt. Ed. Teacher

Art Smith, Teacher

Chad Brinkmeyer, Teacher

Summer Kelley, Teacher

Nick Schwieder, Teacher

Paul Richardson, Teacher

Jared Haferbier, Special Education Teacher

Jodi Williams-Sipes, .75 Teacher

Zach Osborne, Teacher

Janet Knoke-LA Cafeteria

Zack-LA Custodian

Kathy Wright-LMS Nurse

Ed Leal-Technology

Clayton Smith-LMS Head Custodian

Kim Sadler-LMS Cafeteria Manager

Melissa Norris, Director