News for the Livingston Public Schools Community
May 15, 2023
Members of the MPE community showed off their colorful culture, clothing, cuisine and crafts at the school's annual Multicultural Night earlier this month!
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- Board of Education Meeting TONIGHT (7PM) at LHS
- District Equity Audit Underway
- Community Safety Forum, May 30
- Superintendent Parent Forum, June 8
- Long Range Facilities Planning Committee Application
- VIDEO: Active Learning Environments
- Kindergarten Orientation
- Subscription Busing Application
- No More COVID Tracker!
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING: May 15, 2023 (7PM)
*TONIGHT'S MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE LHS AUDITORIUM
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 7PM tonight, Monday, May 15, 2023 in the Livingston High School auditorium. The agenda includes the Governor's Educator of the Year Ceremony.
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.
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE KIT
Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect one candidate to serve for a three year term. A candidate must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot during the annual school election. The deadline to submit the petition is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
LPS EQUITY AUDIT
SAFETY FORUM/GRIEF PROGRAM
SUPERINTENDENT PARENT FORUM
ACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
As part of next year's budget, LPS has allocated funds to create spaces that create active learning for our students. Watch this video to learn more about Active Learning Environments!
2023-2024 PRIDE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
FULL DAY NOW OFFERED!
Livingston Public Schools is proud to share that our P.R.I.D.E. (Pre-School Readiness Individual Developmental Education) Program will now be a full day program with spots available for non-disabled preschool students. In this program, students will be provided with a language rich, research-based curriculum. They will spend their days with New Jersey certified teachers, and with their disabled and non-disabled peers, to achieve the expectations of the school district’s well-designed curriculum based on New Jersey's Student Learning Standards for preschool. The students gather daily to develop social language, work as partners and in groups, and explore, play, create, share, and learn.
Scheduling details of the program will be shared with families who apply for consideration. Currently, the cost for students selected by lottery is $7,200 for the full school year. The program will follow the school district’s calendar.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OR REGISTER FOR THE PRIDE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
LPS SUMMER ACADEMY
Livingston Public Schools is committed to providing students with excellent educational experiences for students of all ages this summer! Check out the district's offerings for Summer 2023!
LHS SCIENCE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION DATES
Welcome to all of our new kindergarten families! Please check your school’s calendar for June kindergarten orientation dates:
The district provides free transportation for in-district students who live more than 2 miles from school in grades K-8; and more than 2.5 miles from the high school. Subscription busing is available for students who are not eligible for free busing. If you are unsure if you qualify for free transportation, please call the Transportation Department at 973-535-8000, x8013, BEFORE filling out the form.
NO MORE COVID TRACKER!
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.
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!
LHS CLUB TO HOST MD PANEL
Livingston High School's HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Club will host a "Panel Discussion With MDs" on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5PM in the LHS Auditorium. Presented by the Community Health & Outreach Department of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, the program will include doctors from four different disciplines. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
CHESS FAIR AT LHS
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2022-2023 School Year / No. 18
Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator
Livingston Public Schools
(973) 535-8000 ext. 8036
LPS Spotlight is the official e-newsletter of the Livingston Public Schools.