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
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.
Dress Code Reminder
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.
School Chromebooks & Chargers
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!
2020/2021 Yearbook Orders
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.
Attention Parents - Social Media Awareness
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!
- 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!
Summer Job Opportunities
Ben & Jerry's is Hiring!
The Pickled Pig is Hiring!
The Ausable Club Is Hiring!
Lifeguard Certification Course
Starbucks is hiring!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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