The Monday Minute

Week of January 24th @ LVMS

This week marks the conclusion of the Second Marking period which means we are approximately 50% through the 2021-22 School Year! As a reminder, the OnCourse parent portal will be closed to parents beginning Thursday, January 27th and will reopen on Monday, January 31st. At that time, finalized Marking Period 2 / Cycle #3 grades will be available. Don't forget to access the following resources for your benefit:


OnCourse Connect Dashboard How To


Tips for Making the Most out of a Report Card

from Mr. Ippolito and Mr. Mirabella

Marking Period #2 Is Ending!

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Did you know our daily announcements that are made each morning are available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!

LVMS Announcements Website

Athletics

Basketball Update:

Boys Basketball resumed play last Friday in a hard fought game falling to Brooklawn 59 - 55. Boys will continue play versus Copeland and Warren Hills Middle School this week.


More information will be provided from Coach Denny this week about upcoming Girls Basketball games!


Full Schedules:


Boy's Basketball


Girls Basketball


AT THIS TIME, ONLY PARENT SPECTATORS FROM THE HOME TEAM WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND HOME BASKETBALL GAMES.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, STUDENT SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

Spring Sports Update

2022 Spring Season - (B/G Track, Baseball, and Softball)

  • Physicals Due Date - Friday, March 18th (FINAL DUE DATE)

-All student physicals MUST be received, reviewed, and approved by the district physician.

-Incomplete forms can not be approved and will impact your child’s ability to try-out for, or participate in, our sports teams.

-Please mark your calendars - FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!


  • Tryout/Practice Start dates - Monday, April 4th (anticipated)


  • End Date of Overall Season - Monday, June 6th (anticipated)


Additional information is available via our LVMS Athletics site.


All required forms can be downloaded here


As a reminder, 6th grade students are ONLY eligible to participate

on the Spring Track & Field Teams.

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is accepting applications for New Members. Applicants must be second semester 6th graders or in 7th or 8th grade. The application, applicant requirements, and all additional information can be found on the LVMS Website.

Applications are due by January 28, 2022.

No late applications accepted!

School & PTA Information

LVMS Yearbook Order Center

DEADLINE TO ORDER HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JAN. 31st!

  • Yearbook Order Link (by January 31, 2022)

*School Order Number: 4877

*School Name: Long Valley Middle School

  • Submit photos (of LVMS students ONLY) by downloading the HJeShare app or via this link: HJe Share (Use School Code: 4877)
  • Questions: Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke.


LVMS Spirit Wear Store
  • Opens 1/28 with delivery before 3/21
  • Reminder: $5 per item sold, goes back to the PTA.


February PTA General Meeting

Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00 PM (LVMS Library)


Scholastic Book Fair - Sponsored by the LVMS PTA

RE-SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH

  • Updated information will be provided as it becomes available


Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wine's Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA

Health and Safety

COVID Activity Index Level (CALI) - As of 12/20/2021 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score transitioned to Very High (RED). As of 12/30/2021, the CDC has updated it's guidelines to reflect recommendations for "Very High" COVID-19 Levels. Please click here to view those guidelines.


Close Contact / Quarantine: Starting Tuesday, January 18th, both isolation and quarantine periods have been reduced to Five (5) full days. Day zero (0) is the first day of symptoms or if asymptomatic day zero is the day of the positive test. For close contacts, the date of exposure is considered day zero. UPDATED 1/14/22


Community Update: Please see Dr. Turnamian's 1/14/2022 Community Update for detailed information on the updates to the districts Quarantine procedures.


Washington Township Health Department - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Held at West Morris Central HS- 259 Bartley Road, Chester NJ

Tuesday, January 25th & Tuesday, February 25th


For more information see the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations.


Please consult our NJDOH COVID-19 Resources as needed


Any health questions or concerns should be directed to our school nurses, kpinto@wtschools.org and ahade@wtschools.org.