LPS Spotlight

News for the Livingston Public Schools Community

January 18, 2022

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Kindergartners at Collins had so much fun practicing the letter of the week! They made uppercase and lowercase versions of the letter "P" using Playdough.

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  • Board of Education Meeting: Jan. 18, 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • NEW COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • NEW Winter Concert Dates
  • February 2022 Parent Learning Programs
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Board of Education Meeting: January 18, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Those who have been approved to attend in person have been notified. Registration for the webinar using the link below. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.

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Board Members Sworn In

Jenissa Arnette and Pam Chirls were officially sworn in as members of the Board of Education during its Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The ceremony was conducted by district Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Michael Davison. Seth Cohen and Vineeta Khanna were elected as President and Vice-President of the Board, respectively. Read more about the meeting HERE.
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Dr. Block's Message: January 14, 2021


Hello Livingston Public Schools Community!

First, I want to recognize and thank our entire staff for all of their hard work, particularly over the past two weeks. It has not been easy to keep our schools open during this latest surge of Covid. We have only been able to do so as a result of the professionalism, dedication, perseverance, and tireless effort of our LPS Team. READ MORE...

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Beginning today, Tuesday, January 18, 2022, if a staff member or student has tested positive for Covid-19 or is experiencing symptoms, that student or staff member should stay home and, instead of emailing or calling their school nurse, please fill out THIS FORM.

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Winter Concert Updates

There's music in the (cold) air! Please take a moment to update your calendars with our new Winter Concert Dates!

A list of Winter Concert Dates can be viewed HERE.

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Dear LPS Families,

For the month of February, we are excited to share a variety of new workshops for parents! Please review the selections carefully, as some require pre-registration to participate. We look forward to the opportunity to learn, create, contribute, and grow with you! View February workshops HERE.

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Starting the week of January 10, 2022, COVID-19 testing will be available to LPS staff, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. AND every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The District is partnering with BacktoWork Solutions for the testing. Click here to register for a quick Telemed Evaluation. Following the Telemed Evaluation you will be invited to schedule your COVID test, which takes place at the Riker Hill Media Center.

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Uploading Student Vaccination Cards

Some parents have asked how they can upload their child’s vaccination card to our Genesis System, since vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine as often as those who are unvaccinated. Although vaccination or proof of vaccination is not required to attend Livingston Public Schools, if your student is vaccinated, it is helpful to have vaccination cards uploaded into the Genesis Parent Portal. We can use the information on the card for contact tracing and quarantining purposes.

If you would like to upload a copy of your child’s vaccination card for Covid-19, please take the following steps:

Enter the Genesis Parent Portal here or by clicking on the Genesis Parent Portal icon on the homepage of our website, www.livingston.org.

Once in the portal:

  • Click on the “Forms” tab.

  • Click on the “COVID statement/vaccination card upload” form.

  • Scroll down to “Vaccination Statement.”

  • Click the "Choose File" box.

  • Choose the file to upload. A PDF of the card is preferred.

  • Choose "Upload File."

Thank you for your continued partnership!

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LPS Equity Team


The LPS Equity Team has been working with the LPS community to create "affinity groups." Affinity groups are defined as “a group of people sharing a common interest or goal, or acting together for a specific purpose.” At this time, members of our school community and equity teams have made specific requests for an LGBTQIA+ group, an AAPI group, and a BIPOC group. We welcome additional affinity groups as part of our work in equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

These groups, which will meet approximately three times per year, will serve as an advisory group to the District Equity Team by offering their experiences, their voices, their interest in collaborating with us and their resources. To indicate your interest in participating in one of our affinity groups, please add your name and contact information to one of the forms that can be found HERE. Should additional Affinity Groups be requested, we will include sign-up information in the Spotlight newsletter and on the district website.

If you have a suggestion or a desire to partner with the district equity team in creating any additional affinity groups, please contact Lisa Steiger at lsteiger@livingston.org or your building principal.

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College Counseling Corner

Follow me on Twitter (@LivHS_College) and Instagram (@livhs_college). The LHS College Counseling Website is another important place to find information, see updates, and contact me.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Juniors, no matter where you are in the college process, make sure you have some way to organize the information you are receiving! Make a spreadsheet, list, whatever helps you to stay the most organized!

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LACD Arts and Crafts Program

The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) will launch its first ever Arts and Crafts program this winter for children and adults with special needs. The program will be run by members of the LACD and the Livingston High School Origami Club. Projects will include basic arts and crafts, plus teaching the art form of origami! Origami is a Japanese form of art which involves folding sheets of paper into art projects.

Click HERE for more information!


The Livingston Public Library has something for everyone! Visit its website to learn more about library news, departments, programs and services!

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LPS Spotlight

2021-2022 School Year / No. 9

Michelle Bent

Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator

Livingston Public Schools

(973) 535-8000 ext. 8036

Email: mbent@livingston.org


LPS Spotlight is the official e-newsletter of the Livingston Public Schools.