LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8, Issue 34; May 27, 2021

Upcoming School Schedule

May 28-31 - Memorial Day holiday (no school)

June 8 - Grade 8 Science Exam

June 10 - High School Band & Chorus Concert

June 11 - Last day of classes for High School Students

June 14-24- Regents and Final Exams (see schedule below)

June 17- 8th Grade Celebration

June 18- Last day of school for Middle School Students

June 25 - Graduation

Happy Memorial Day!

Remember, the school will be closed on Friday, May 28, and Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day holiday. Enjoy the extra-long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday, June 1st! Happy Memorial Day!
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Mask Reminder

We are noticing a number of students that are starting to experience the “mask slide”: noses not covered, walking through the halls without a mask, wearing the mask as a chin strap, and giving teachers a hard time when asked to wear it properly.


We are still required to abide by the New York State Health Department regulations for schools. The NYSHD guidelines mandate that anyone entering the school building is still required to wear a face mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks need to cover both the nose and mouth at all times except when actively eating or drinking, or outside and socially distanced by six feet.


Any student that continues to wear their mask inappropriately after being redirected

will be sent home.

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Dress Code Reminder

As the weather gets warmer, it is time to remind our students about our school dress code! Parents and students, please read through the dress code below and make sure students are appropriately dressed for school each day. Thank you!



STUDENT DRESS

Students at Lake Placid MS/HS are expected to continue a tradition of appropriate dress for school and school-related events. We expect our students to be dressed for an academic atmosphere of purposeful learning and responsible citizenship. These guidelines will help students make good choices about what to wear to school:


These items WILL NOT be worn at school (rules apply to both boys and girls):

  • All clothing must be worn in an appropriate and tasteful manner, and as originally intended by the designer. For example, headbands will not be worn around the neck; shirts must be buttoned so bare chest is not exposed, shoes must be fastened/tied; etc. Clothes may not be inside out or backward and must stay up/on independently.

  • Shorts/skirts that fall above mid-thigh or extremely tight/small clothes (midriff-baring tops, mini-skirts).‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

  • Shirts that expose the stomach/torso or are low-cut in front, back, or sides; excessively tight or see-through shirts; strapless tops, tops that do not cover lingerie or underwear, including bra straps‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬. (Clothing that requires frequent adjustment – pulling down, or up, to provide adequate coverage – does not comply.)

  • ‬Abusive, suggestive or profane language; symbols of illegal substances; or any other words, symbols or slogans that disrupt the learning environment may not be worn on clothing or jewelry.

  • ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Students are required to wear shoes at all times for health and safety reasons.

  • Pants showing underwear beneath the main outerwear. No sagging pants with the crotch closer to the knees than to its intended location. Pants must stay up without physical assistance. (If you have to hold the waistband while walking to keep your pants on, your pants do not fit.)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ ‬Extremely loose/big clothes (huge T-shirts, sagging pants) are not permitted.

  • COVID Exception at HS: Hats may not be worn in the building. Head-coverings of any other kind (hoodie, bandanas, do-rags) are not allowed, except for religious and medical purposes.

  • COVID Exception: Jackets and coats will not be worn in school unless entering or exiting the building. These rules apply to both male and female students.


In the course of the year, LPCSD may determine that new fads and modes of dress are disruptive to a safe and orderly learning environment. The dress code may be adjusted accordingly.


Lake Placid Central School keeps some garments on hand for students who wear inappropriate clothes to school. We may have t-shirts to borrow so that students will not miss classroom instruction while waiting for parents to bring a change of clothing. We can’t guarantee that we will have all available sizes or that we’ll have something each student will like. Parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing when necessary.

Traffic Change

Due to the ongoing construction project at the Olympic Center, the box office driveway will be closed after Memorial Day weekend. This means that it will no longer be accessible for student drop-off or pickup. Please plan accordingly.

School Chromebooks & Chargers

Throughout the course of the year, some students have borrowed extra Chromebook chargers and have since forgotten to bring them back. If you have extra school chargers or even extra school Chromebooks at home, please send them back into the office ASAP. Thank you for your help!

COVID Vaccines

Everyone aged 12 and up is now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine in New York State.


Our local Kinney Drugs is offering the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12+. To book an appointment, go to https://secure.kinneydrugs.com/


You can look for other appointments or vaccine sites here: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Don't forget to let Nurse Cora know when you've received one or both of your shots so she can update your student health record!

Prom Tickets

Prom for LPHS juniors and seniors is Saturday, June 5. The NEW last day to purchase prom tickets is this Tuesday, June 1. Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $70.
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2020/2021 Yearbook Orders

It's time to order your high school yearbook for this school year! Yearbooks may be ordered and paid for at this link:


https://ybpay.lifetouch.com


Yearbook code 14030021


Yearbooks are high school only (grades 9-12). A middle school memory book for grades 6-8 will also be available, so watch for details on that later.

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Attention Parents - Social Media Awareness

Before starting a social media account for your child or tween, you can practice using the platform with Cornell University's Social Media Test Drive tool for schools, parents and kids. It uses realistic simulations of social media platforms to learn how to use privacy settings, flag and report cyberbullies and create healthy media habits.


To find out more, read this article from NCPR. If you have any questions about managing your child's social media accounts, please reach out to our school counselors.

Backpack Program- FREE Meals for the Weekends!

If you are interested in having your child receive a bag filled with meals for their weekend (2 breakfasts, 3 dinners, snacks, and bi-weekly milk & egg cards), please call the office at (518) 523-2474, ext. 4001 to sign up. Bag deliveries are each Friday.

Volunteer Opportunities

Just a reminder that all students must have 40 hours of community service to graduate. Keep checking back for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.


  • Ecumenical Food Collection Days: See below for more information!


Don't forget, a parent/guardian can volunteer along with their student and earn double the hours toward the graduation requirement. Please see Mrs. Patti McConvey for more volunteer opportunities and don't forget to fill out and hand in those volunteer forms!

Ecumenical Food Bank Information

On Saturday, June 12, the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Bank will hold a food drive with drop-off in the St. Agnes School/Church parking lot from 9am-12pm. All food donations are welcome. This will be the final food drive before the summer! Food drives are planned to resume in the fall.


Food is distributed every Friday at the garage behind St. Agnes Church from 9am-12pm and is open to anyone who is in need. Thank you for your donations and support!

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Summer Job Opportunities

See below for local job/training opportunities for students (or parents!). Contact the business/organization directly for questions or to apply. Students can get work permits in the main office.

Ben & Jerry's is Hiring!

We're hiring! New ownership is hoping to become an integral part of the community and WE WANT YOU!! Do you love ice cream? Are you interested in being a leader in your community? We're looking for servers, hard workers, team players, organizers, achievers and communicators -- NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We can hire 14 years of age and older and are hiring at competitive rates for scoopers, shift leaders, cake decorators, catering staff and more. If you are interested, please email Ann-Marie at lakeplacidscoop@gmail.com to request an application and schedule an interview.

The Pickled Pig is Hiring!

The Pickled Pig is looking to recruit rising juniors and seniors for part-time work this summer. They have a number of positions available. Please stop in for an application if you're interested!
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The Ausable Club Is Hiring!

The Ausable Club is hiring for the upcoming 2021 summer season! We are seeking to hire additional staff including Waitstaff, Housekeepers, Parking Lot Attendants, Lower Lake Boathouse Attendant, etc. Full and Part Time positions available. Flexible scheduling. Training and uniforms provided. No experience necessary. Free shift meals and more. We've had great students from local high schools in the past and we are looking to continue the tradition! If you are service oriented and enjoy exceeding expectations we would like to hear from you. Interested candidates may reach out to the Ausable Club or send a resume via email to employment@ausableclub.org or request an application.

Lifeguard Certification Course

The registration deadline for the Lifeguard Certification Course to be held at Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center in Lake Placid is June 1. Sign up today!
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Starbucks is hiring!

Starbucks is hiring for the summer! Stop in for an application or to have an interview with the store manager. Please see the flyer below with all the benefits you can get as a Starbucks employee, including free college!
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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Library Media Center. Board members attend in person or via zoom from their homes.



  • Board meetings will continue to be streamed live. Executive Order 202.1 – Article 7 of the Public Officers Law allows for the school board to meet without permitting in public in-person access to meetings.
  • Board agenda documents will become live on Saturday before the meeting and can be found at: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/lpcsd/Board.nsf/Public
  • Anyone can submit comments for the Good of the Cause by emailing lpdistrictclerk@lakeplacidcsd.net. Emails will be read during the portion of the Good of the Cause.
  • Board meetings are streamed live at: http://www.lpcsd.org/. Click on "live stream."


Upcoming Board Meeting Dates:

  • June 1
  • June 15
  • July 6

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