Lower Moreland High School
October 27, 2022
Hello Lower Moreland Families,
Please enjoy the latest newsletter for the 22-23 school year!
Mr. William J. Miles, Principal
P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool
As you know from the recent construction project on the high school campus, the access road from Red Lion Road to the school campus was reoriented in preparation for the building of a new high school. With that reorientation comes new traffic patterns for which we need to be aware and make necessary adjustments. I understand that it may take additional time to navigate the areas around the school campus, but it is essential that we all follow safe driving practices. For the safety of our students, and to ease the traffic on the high school campus, I ask parents/guardians to follow these procedures:
Morning drop-off and Afternoon pick-up
- Enter the school campus using the Red Lion Road access road and turn right into the pick-up/drop-off loop.
- Please follow all signs and proceed across the front of the building to door 5 to drop off your student(s). Please do not stop in front of the Main Entrance.
- Please do NOT drop-off or pick-up a student in the front parking lot area.
- Please do NOT drop-off or pick up a student in the large main parking lot where staff and student drivers park as that could create a potentially dangerous situation.
- Please do not drop-off or pick-up a student in or near the bus loop.
- Administrators and/or a police officer are present to help direct vehicles, so please follow their instructions.
- Leave plenty of time to safely navigate the school campus.
Class of 2023
Please register for your cap and gown here!
Senior Portrait Retakes
The retakes/make ups will be November 1st. The link to make an appointment is here:
Picture Retake Day-10/28/22
If you are interested in chaperoning or donating food for the day of Mini-THON, please fill out the following forms. We cannot thank you enough for all your support in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Food Donation Form for Mini-THON
National Honor Society
On October 16, at Spring Mill Manor, some NHS volunteers helped out at a fashion show benefitting children with disabilities.
Act 158 Graduation Requirements
Graduation Requirements & Keystone Exams:
The state graduation requirements have been updated for the class of 2023 and beyond. These new requirements offer alternate pathways for students to show college and career readiness in the event the Keystone proficiency pathway is not attained. The following are the five pathways for students to show postsecondary preparedness:
Keystone Proficiency Pathway
Keystone Composite Pathway
Alternate Career & Technical Pathway
Alternate Assessment Pathway
Alternate Evidence-Based Pathway
The attached slides provide detailed requirements for each pathway, how to prepare, and timeline for students. The attached graphic visual summarizes the options for students.
Students who participated in the 2022 Spring Keystone Exams should have received scores reports in the mail by now. If a student did not reach proficiency on one or more of the exams, we will recommend they participate in the Winter Keystone exams in early December. More information will be communicated home in early November.
New Family Mentoring
In our district, we are lucky to have students and families who are from diverse cultures. Did you know that in our district, we have over 30 languages spoken?
To better support our new families, we would like to invite you to participate in serving as a mentor. As a mentor, you would be responsible for explaining school routines and special events and answering any questions that arise.
For those families who do not speak English as their native language, working with a mentor family who speaks the same language could be very helpful in learning to navigate our school system.
If you are interested in volunteering your time, please complete THIS form. New families would contact you upon their arrival to the district.
Mrs. Colleen Quinn-Maxwell for the 5th year organized dress down days for faculty and staff for the month of October to raise money to support our local Nicole’s Place that supports victims and survivors of dating and domestic violence. In addition to our amazing staff supporting this very important cause, all 9th grade students are currently learning about healthy and unhealthy relationships and welcomed Ms. Maureen Murray from the Laurel House to discuss what it means to be an active and passive bystander during her visit on Friday 10/21.
Students have worked to develop an advocacy campaign for awareness for Purple Thursday which is a national awareness day on Thursday October 20th where people were asked to bring up the conversation of relationships and what is healthy and unhealthy and wear purple which symbolizes power. Students were learning what community resources are available to victims of abuse.
General News and Announcements
Breakfast and Lunch
Governor Tom Wolf has decreed that all school breakfasts for qualifying School Breakfast sites will be free starting October 1, 2022. For the Lower Moreland Township School District, this will begin on 10/3/22 and will continue for the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.
Please note that this will be for breakfasts only and that school lunches will continue to operate on a free or reduced or paid basis based on the classification of the student(s). The District is strongly encouraging families to fill out the Free and Reduced Applications if you believe your family will qualify.
High School Code of Conduct
The High School Code of Conduct is included in the school agenda book that is available to each student. It is also on the INFO section of the HS website.
If a parent or guardian would like a hard copy of the code of conduct, please contact Mrs. Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org,
All of your attendance reporting needs will be handled by one electronic form that will replace the Blue Card online form and the Yellow Card online form (used at Pine Road). This will also replace the need for a phone call to the attendance line.
Use this form to report your child’s absence. Submitting this form will both report the absence and document it. No follow up Blue card is needed.
Submit this form to sign your child into school late.
Submit this form to sign your child out for an appointment (early dismissal). This form allows you to enter a return to school time if your child will be returning to school.
If you are taking an extended vacation, you will still need to complete the Request for Excusal from Regular School Attendance, familiar to most families as a vacation request form. The form is found on the Virtual Backpack under Forms.
Doctors’ notes still need to be submitted to the school attendance secretary or sent into school.
Late Arrival/Early Release
School Counseling Department
The registration window for 2023 AP exams is now open. Please complete the following steps with your AP student (s) prior to November 10th:
1. Use the join code provided to you by your teacher to register for each of your classes on College Board College Board AP Registration
2. Make a decision about whether or not you are going to take your exams in each of your classes.
3. Pay for all exams by November 10th (to avoid a $40 late fee) via Total Registration LMHS Total Registration
4. If you plan to opt out of any exams, complete the Google Form below. Respond to all questions. Google Form - Students Not Taking AP Exams
5. Review the complete set of directions to make sure that all steps have been completed. LMHS AP Exam Registration - 2023
Also for reference, electronic copies of the Fall Mailing are available on the School and College Counseling Website. Please look to the menu on the left to find grade-specific information.
Questions about AP registration may be directed to our AP Coordinators, Ms. Quinn and Mr. Lutteroty.
Exciting news! The school counselors have added an Instagram account as an additional mode of communication of all things related to LM's Comprehensive Developmental Counseling Programming. Check us out on our new thread @lmhscounselors
College Readiness Parent Program 9th & 10th Grade Parent/Guardians November 22, 2022
Resources for Parents and Guardians
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.
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.
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