Lower Moreland High School

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August 12, 2020

Greetings Families!


Please enjoy reading our most recent edition of the Lower Moreland High School newsletter.


Thank you,

Mr. William J. Miles, Principal


P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool

Back to School

Please review the email I sent with the attached back to school letter which contains valuable information and links that you should view. Please see below, thanks!

Important Links regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What's Happening

Music Department

Current and Alumni members of the Lower Moreland High School Jazz Ensemble joined “together” Virtually to make music this summer.

Lower Moreland HS Virtual Big Band

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-Youth Essay Competition

On behalf of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Global Health Center, they will be holding the first-ever Youth Essay Competition this year! Winners of the competition will be invited to read their essays at our upcoming 12th Annual Pediatric Global Health Conference (Oct. 9-10, 2020), which will be held virtually.

Our conference theme is “Power, Politics, and Pediatrics: Assessing the Impact of Governance on Global Child Health.” We want to hear directly from the youth (Grades 9 – 12) about how different health policies and politics have impacted their health and/or their lives (see attached flyer).

We kindly ask that you share the attached flyer as widely as possible with your high school students. This is a fantastic opportunity as winners will receive:

  • A scholarship to attend the 2020 12th Annual CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference (carried over to the 2021 conference since the 2020 conference will be held virtually)
  • An opportunity to read their essay to all attendees at the conference
  • A copy of the Nelson Mandela book, “Nelson Mandela in His Own Words,” signed by a co-editor of the book and keynote speaker at the conference, Dr. Wilmot James
  • Publication of their essay in the CHOP Global Health Newsletter

Submissions must be sent via email to globalhealthcenter@email.chop.edu by Sunday, September 13, 2020.

General News and Announcements

Class of 2021- Senior Portraits

The Class of 2021 portraits are being held August 24-27th, 2020. Each family should have received a post card with instructions on how to call and make an appointment. You can also use the link below to make your appointment!


https://www.appointment.com/customer/calendar.php?y=2020&m=08&pid=71616


Please also see the attached postcard for instructions on attire.

Absence Procedures-Blue Cards

The Blue Card for student absences is now electronic and can be found in the Announcement section of the high school website. This should be submitted rather than sending in a blue card to the school.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZKH8dpnXH-6PJocTTsVJSPJKzfdhREVEPTxD2Uu1bd49d1w/viewform

School Counseling Department

The High School Counselors have begun to utilize REMIND an app-based communication platform that creates and sends one-way messages in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person.

We are excited to launch this new technology to our students and a parent within the household. Information about how to register will be mailed shortly.


Gain access to REMIND: there are two ways to receive REMIND notifications:


Class of 2023: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2023

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2023 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2022: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2022

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2022 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2021: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2021


OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2021 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2020 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2020


OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2020 to (765) 598-5198

Resources for Parents and Guardians

Anti-Bullying FAQ

We wanted to provide some information to families following our LMTSD Parent/Guardian Bullying Prevention Information survey. Below are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions and information related to district procedures.

Are you aware of the anonymous reporting system being used in Pennsylvania, Safe2Say Something?


Safe2Say Something is a statewide anonymous, 24-7, reporting process for a variety of safety concerns. Click HERE for more information on this initiative.


Are you aware of the Lower Moreland Township School District Harassment/Bullying Reporting Form?


This form is used to gather information about incidents related to bullying. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators can all use this form. This form can be found on each school’s website. Click HERE to view the form.


As a parent, I have a clear understanding of the school's policies, practices, and procedures related to issues of harassment and bullying.


All reported incidents related to bullying are investigated, regardless of how they are reported. The District Code of Conduct is the structure used to apply consequences. Cases are referred to the police if the nature of the incident requires it.

We continue to partner with students, staff, and families to provide a safe environment for all students.

Bullying Prevention

Lower Moreland Township School District is committed to preventing all forms of bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. For more information please see the district web site: https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/13723 In addition, please know that at the High School, bullying and harassment forms are available in the main office as well as the guidance office.

Vaping Tool Kit: Please use the link below to access the Montgomery County Dept. of Health's vaping tool kit. It has educational materials on vaping and e-cigarettes.

http://www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit

Please see the below presentation that was given at Murray Avenue on 11/21/19 regarding substance abuse.

LMPTA

LMPTA wishes all staff and students a safe and happy summer!