Community Lion's Roar

December 2021

There are MANY important communications that are sent from the school district. If you are not receiving District emails, texts, or phone calls, please notify your child's Building Principal or Main Office.

It is imperative that we have your most up-to-date contact information and your contact preferences reflect your preferred methods of communication.

This specific communication has been sent to all families via their identified and preferred method of communication in Real Time. It is a computerized system and only pulls from the information we have recorded. This specific message has been sent via email, cell via text, and telephone. If you did not receive this information in a format that you prefer, you MUST contact your child's school DIRECTLY to correct any information in our system.


CDC may have revised their guidelines, but at this time, the NJDOH did not.

School Districts follow the New Jersey Department of Health Guidance for Schools. Therefore, the District is still adhering to the 10 day quarantine requirements. At this time, the NJDOH has not updated their protocols to align to the CDC's newest 5 day guideline.

We are NOT following the 5 day guideline at this time.

Please stay home if you are sick!!!!

We understand this is frustrating, but we need your support!

Unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 & identified as a "close contact" as well as students who have tested COVID-19 positive and produced a positive test result to the school may receive live stream instruction and may be counted as present for school if they attend.

Unfortunately, students who do NOT meet the above criteria are NOT eligible for live stream instruction per the NJDOE and will, therefore, be counted as absent from school. We are not permitted to provide live stream instruction during the school day to anyone not COVID positive or not identified as a close contact.

Even still, if your child is symptomatic/sick, PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME. Your child's teacher will provide access to his/her Google Classroom where work from the school day will be posted.

Any student displaying "COVID - LIKE" symptoms at school will be required to remain home from school. (See the attached document below.) The school WILL NEED a current and up-to-date alternative diagnosis from a treating medical professional for any new illness symptoms in order to be excused from the quarantine guidelines for symptomatic students.


1. Schools will provide social distancing to the "greatest extent possible." Social distancing is now defined as 3 feet. (It is no longer 6 feet.)

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to provide social distancing in all settings. For example, there are 54 students assigned to every school bus. and therefore, social distancing is not possible.

2. All students and staff MUST wear a mask on school property.

3. District cleaning protocols are listed on the District Reopening Webpage:


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The Board of Education approved a resolution on October 4, 2021 to proceed with a Bond Referendum to support our New Building Project.

The Bond Referendum will take place on January 25, 2022.

This project will provide much needed space and resolve our District overcrowding issue at all buildings.

If you haven't attended one of our four community meetings, please click the link below to learn more information. After the holiday, we will have additional opportunities to learn more about this project.

Follow this link to check out the Building Project details

Thank you!


What a GREAT idea!!! The LHS Leo Club hosted a Holiday Pop Up Shop for students to pick out a gift for their younger siblings for FREE! This is the season of giving!


I would like to sincerely thank Cynthia Davidson and Amber Callow for all of their hard work to help make this special day happen. There was no better way to spend a Saturday morning during the holiday season than to have fun with our students. And trust me - some of our kids learned really quickly HOW....TO....SHOP...!!!!!

What an amazing day!

Lions throughout our District had a wonderful time enjoying the month of December.

"Tis the Season!"

I would like to share a HUGE, HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Mr. Flickinger & his Technology Club, Mr. Flood-Orion, and both the LHS and LMS music departments. The lighting for the LHS concert was gorgeous, and Mr. Flickinger's dedication to making sure we could livestream our performances was time consuming but yet greatly appreciated.

Seriously, it's a BEAUTIFUL thing to see our arts department working like a true team. They cheer each other on and make sure "THE SHOW ALWAYS GOES ON!"

An extra shout out for the virtual art show debut, too. We sure do have VERY talented students.

LMS Winter Concert 2021
LHS's 2021 Winter Concert
Unfortunately, our elementary schools could not hold their traditional winter concert this December. However, Mr. Witt found a way to make it happen anyway. In-school concerts were held every Friday throughout the month of December.

Our students understood what note their instrument played, how to read the music for their favorite holiday songs, when to play their note, and it was AMAZING! I can NOT wait for these students to grow into expert musicians over the next several years.

Coach Snyder & Javi Llanes

Wow! What a season!!! Let's all give Jesus "Javi" Llanes LOTS of shout outs today!!! Not ONLY was he named1st Team Patriot Division in Colonial Conference as a Forward, he also represented Lindenwold (along with two other teammates) to play in the Colonial Conference vs. TriCounty Conference All Star Game. BUT Javi's recognition didn't stop there. He made Lindenwold history by being named to the All South Jersey Team which was played at Rutgers Camden. Javi is only our SECOND BOYS SOCCER PLAYER IN HISTORY to be named to this team. AND........... Javi scored a goal in the All Star Game for the 3 - 1 victory!!!! Way to go Javi!!!!!
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Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

Students are nominated based on some or all of the following characteristics: Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Effort, Fairness, Flexibility, Honesty, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, and/or Significant Behavior Improvement.


Nigel Vandergrift

Damarcus Araujo Ramirez

Steven Caceres-Garay

Max Lopez-Sandoval

The LHS Thoughtful & Respectful committee put together a beautiful gathering for all Pawsitively winners!

Our students had a great time listening to holiday themed music, eating pizza, and receiving the pictured bags full of goodies.
Laura Vaughn and the LHS counseling department invited Alumni from classes 2010-2019 to visit their alma mater. They met with Freshman Seminar and Senior English classes to talk about who they were as students and where they are now. They also got to touch base with some of their former, beloved teachers, too! Best day of the year!

Congratulations to Mary Jean Strong and Jenna Riculfy!

Mr. Abrams blessed Ms. Thompson (PK Educator) with beautiful, brand new picture books for her Preschool children during this holiday season. Each book was picked with love.


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