Lower Moreland High School
September 22, 2021
Hello Lower Moreland Families,
Welcome Fall! Please enjoy this edition of the high school newsletter!
Mr. William J. Miles, Principal
P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool
Class of 2022- Important Information-PLEASE READ
10/13/21- Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will take the PSAT. Seniors are strongly encouraged to actively participate in a College or Career Day, one in which you research and investigate careers of interest and/or visit a college of your choosing. Seniors will have an excused absence and will not need to contact the school attendance office.
Cap and Gown: Please register for your cap and gown here: https://tinyurl.com/lmhsgowns
All submissions are due by 10/15/21
Diploma Names: If you would like to change or make corrections to your name for the diploma, please fill out the form and return to Mrs. Serban at email@example.com by 11/5/21.
New Traffic Patterns at the High School
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 make 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 safety navigate the school campus.
Picture Day -Make Ups 10/18/21
Mini Thon Color Run
National Merit Scholarship Program
During the 2020-2021 school year, approximately 1.5 million students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT . Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation identifies the 50, 000 highest scorers and notifies their high schools. The top 16,000 scorers are designated as Semifinalists and the next 34,000 scorers are designated as Commended Students. Lower Moreland High School is proud to recognize the following ten students:
Semifinalists: Gabrielle Leon, David Volchonok, Zihan Yang.
Commended Students: Misha Bankulla, Kathleen Chen, Gopiga Dass, Melanie Hwan, Selina Lin, Bumyeol Park, Nathaniel Rubin.
General News and Announcements
Important Reminders of Daily Health and Safety
- Maintain safe distancing at all times. Students should not congregate at any time.
- Masks need to be worn at all times and cover from the bridge of the nose to under the chin. The only exceptions are while eating or while outside at the direction of a teacher.
- Bus riders need to wear a mask at all times.
- Use hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of each class, and throughout the day follow hand-washing guidelines as needed.
- Follow the directional arrows throughout the building
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
Financial Aid Night (Virtual) - Monday, October 4th 7:00pm - 8:30pm
On Wednesday, October 13, Lower Moreland students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be taking either the PSAT 8/9 or the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).
This will be a half-day. Students will be dismissed after testing. Buses will begin transporting students home from the high school at 10:55 a.m. that morning. Students approved for extended time will dismiss between 1:00—1:30 pm.
The cost of the test is $18.00. All payments are to be paid online at www.myschoolbucks.com.
Please see the attached letters below regarding counseling and the PSAT's.
If ever needed, here is the link to the Emergency / Crisis Resources that are listed on our counseling website.
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 2025
Please join at at remind.com/join
Join code @k89ekk
Class of 2024 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2024
OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2024 to (765) 598-5198
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
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.
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.
Food Services Department
LM spiritwear is available online through 10/3.
PTA receives money for every BJs membership (new or renewed). Applications can be mailed to PO Box, turned into any school office ATTN: PTA, or, if using a credit card, email the application to LMHSpta@gmail.com.
The Marketplace (formerly What A Crock Meals) is the answer to "What's for dinner?"! You can order meals, appetizers and desserts and they will be shipped to your doorstep. Or, ship them to a relative that could use a break from cooking! During the month of September, The Marketplace will donate 30% back on all dips that are purchased. LMPTA receives up to 20% back on all other purchases.