News for the Livingston Public Schools Community
November 1, 2022
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!
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- Calendar Reminder: LPS Schools and Offices Are Closed on Nov. 10 &11
- Board of Education Meeting Tonight
- Portrait of a Graduate Video/Strategic Plan
- Virtual Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences: Partial Days November 18, 21 and 22
- Staff Members Complete Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
- After School Mental Health Support Now Available at HMS & LHS
- WATCH PARENT PROGRAM: "Adolescent Substance Abuse & Impact on Mental Health"
- Music Mentors! 8th Grade Musicians Visit LHS
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: November 1, 2022 (7PM)
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 7PM in the Central Office, 11 Foxcroft Drive.
Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Register for the webinar using the link below. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE/STRATEGIC PLAN
STAFF MEMBERS COMPLETE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
HMS & LHS OFFER AFTER SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Parents who have concerns about their child’s mental health and wellness, should contact their child’s school counselor directly during school hours. Parents are also encourage to visit the LPS Mental Health Supports website and LPS School Counseling website for more mental health resources.
WATCH: PARENT PROGRAM
Adolescent Substance Abuse and the Impact on Mental Health
On October 19, 2022 at 7p.m., Jamie Carvahlo, LPC, LCADC of Cairn Psychotherapy Group presented a virtual program to LPS parents entitled ”Adolescent Substance Abuse and the Impact on Mental Health." Watch a recording of the program here!
STAY CONNECTED WITH LPS!
LPS is committed to building strong relationships with students, families, and the community, and as such, we strive to provide accurate and timely information to our stakeholders.
Communication tools for parents include the Blackboard Mass Notification System, the LPS website (www.livingston.org), LPS Spotlight (our district newsletter), Facebook & Twitter (@LivSchools), Around the Block (the Superintendent's TV program), and various promotional videos that highlight our students and staff. Explore our communications tools here!
OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT
Livingston Public Schools believes that your mental health and well-being is a vital part to your success at our school. With this in mind, we have partnered with Care Solace to provide an extra layer of support to our entire community.
Livingston Public Schools students, staff members, and their families can use Care Solace to quickly find verified mental health, behavioral health, and substance use treatment options matched to their needs, regardless of circumstances. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
- Call 888-515-0595 (available 24/7/365)
- Visit www.caresolace.com/livingston and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.
This is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service provided by LPS. Learn more about Care Solace.
The entire Eighth Grade Concert Band recently packed up their instruments and headed over to Livingston High School where they were met by members of the LHS Marching Lancer Band. During this fun and loud rehearsal led by the LHS students, the eighth graders learned some of the pep tunes played by the marching band during varsity football games. In addition, the director, Jim Hegedus, and assistant director, Michael Jedwabnik, welcomed the eighth grade students and encouraged them to join the marching band in ninth grade.
The following day, 34 of the eighth graders returned to enjoy dinner with the full LHS marching band and joined the marching band members in the bleachers at the home varsity football game against Montville High School. All 144 students played and danced their hearts out, cheering on the football team. Eighth graders were overheard giving rave reviews like, "I love how loud it is!" and "How do the flutes play that high?" and "Can I sign up now?"
This annual event is a great way to promote the LHS music program and bring LPS student musicians together!
COLLEGE COUNSELING CORNER
The FCC recently approved a new 3-digit dialing code, 988, for mental health crisis and suicide prevention. The 988 line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for calls, texts, and chat. Learn more about the new nationwide 3-digit dialing code for crisis and suicide prevention.
2022-2023 School Year / No. 6
Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator
Livingston Public Schools
(973) 535-8000 ext. 8036
LPS Spotlight is the official e-newsletter of the Livingston Public Schools.