The LMS Lowdown

January 15, 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. It goes without saying, we all hope 2021 is better than 2020. We have been making preparations to welcome our hybrid students back to in-person instruction this Tuesday, January 19th. This edition of the Lowdown will give you information on the return to instruction for our district and students.

RETURN TO HYBRID- GET YOUR AUXS ON!

We will be returning on Tuesday, January 19th. Please remember to fill out the AUXS app each morning that your son/daughter come to school. Thank you!!

COVID-19 REMINDERS AND UPDATES

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Gambino as to why they are absent. She can be reached at agambino@lumberton.k12.nj.us
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. It is especially important if you returned after January 4th as that would impact your students' hybrid learning return.
  • Please notify if anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to someone with symptoms or until the contact has a negative Covid-19 test.


Covid-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomachache
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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Great Kindness Challenge

Our counselors will work on incorporating the Great Kindness Challenge into out school. There is also a family version you can do as well. Please click on the link below to download the Family Checklist. Let's work together to spread some kindness in the world.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1feAZfA-IbqMrv2fCmiHUPzt25qISFrSm/view?usp=sharing

SCHOOL PICTURES

The pictures are in. We have had some pick up times this week. We will distribute to students when they return next week. If your child is fully remote and you would like to pick up your pictures, please contact Mrs. Wagner at kwagner@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

LOWDOWN THROWBACK

This week we go back to a c ouple of class pictures from way back. The first is Mr. Brown's class from 2000-01 (Y2K Days). The second is Mr. Wilkinson from 1996-97. I particularly like the Ricky Watters-"For Who, For What" -jersey in the front row.
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SPIRIT DAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Monday, January 18th - School Closed, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19th - Hybrid learning resumes

PRESCHOOL EXPANSION

The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. This award will allow the district to provide FREE, high quality preschool to a number of our three- and four- year-old students starting on February 1, 2021. The district will be partnering with the Center for Family Services to provide free, high quality preschool to 42 Head Start eligible Lumberton children.


Families must meet the criteria as outlined by Head Start, though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines can be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.



What if I am not comfortable sending my child to school at this time?

There are several service delivery options available, including a fully remote option.



What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child in the program?

Visit the district website to complete the interest form: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us or you can contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services: czweben@lumberton.k12.nj.us or by phone (609) 267-9099 x3808

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