Principal's Message

Weekly Update October 19th

Contact Information

Matt Shepler, Principal

Takiyah Benson, Assistant Principal

Richard Petroske, Assistant Principal

Ann Ferkler, 8th Grade Counselor

Kia McKinney, 7th Grade Counselor

David Gibbons, 6th Grade Counsleor

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A Message from Mr. Shepler

Dear Lockerman Middle School families,

Interim reports were mailed home on Wednesday. Please take the time to review your student's interim report with them. This is a great opportunity to celebrate successes and discuss areas in need of improvement. If you have any questions or concerns around the interim report, please start by reaching out to your child's teachers.

Next week is Spirit Week at Lockerman Middle School. The daily themes are posted below. Please encourage your student to turn their cameras on in their Zoom classroom and show off their Wildcat PRIDE! On asynchronous Wednesday, students can take pictures of themselves in their throwback attire and email them to Mrs. Benson, 8th grade assistant principal, at We will share these pictures out in our morning announcement slideshows on Thursday and Friday.

As a reminder, there is no school on Friday, Oct. 16th. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Enjoy your weekend!

Matt Shepler


Lockerman Middle School

LMS Spirit Week

October 19th-23rd is Spirit Week at Lockerman Middle School.

Monday- Jersey/Uniform Day

* Wear your favorite sports attire or uniforms from other extracurricular activities students participate in.

Tuesday- Hat or Crazy Hair Day

* Get wacky or wear your favorite hat

Wednesday- "Remember When"sday (Throwback Day)

* We know this is an asynchronous learning day. We will be sharing pictures of LMS staff who participate in this theme day. We would love for our students to share pictures if they choose to dress up.

Thursday- Pajama Day

* Get comfortable in your favorite sweatpants or footy pajamas.

Friday- Wildcat PRIDE Day

* Wear your LMS orange and black and show your Wildcat PRIDE!!

Please remember that while many students are at home learning virtually, dress aligned with our Spirit Week themes should still be school appropriate.

LMS Revised Student Schedules

The LMS Half Day Schedule has been finalized. Our first half day of school is Tuesday, Nov. 10th.
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October A Day/B Day Calendar

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Citizen's Advisory Council

Our next Citizens Advisory Council meeting will take place on Monday, November 9th at 6 PM. If you would like to join us, please email me directly at As soon as I finalize the agenda for the November 9th meeting, I will share out.

News from the Library- Repost

  • Students may request books from the library using the forms that are linked on the LMS website. Mrs. Porter has posted videos explaining how to use the forms. Your student will receive an email when their books are ready for pickup. Once they have received the email, books may be picked up at the school during school hours or, if you already receive meal delivery, they will be delivered on Wednesdays with your meals.

  • All students with overdue books received an email from Mrs. Porter with the titles of the books that they still have out. Please help your student locate these books and return them to any Caroline County Public School during school hours or any public library book drop, which are available 24/7.

News from the Nurse- Repost

For students that have returned to the building, we continue to enforce simple actions of wearing our face coverings and washing our hands frequently. In addition, it is more important than ever to not send your student to school sick or not feeling well. Parents/ guardians must review and monitor their child’s symptoms and exposure risk each day before sending their students to school. Temperature screening must also occur daily prior to reporting to school. This information is available in the CCPS COVID-19 Awareness Parent/Guardian Attendance Acknowledgement Statement.

Students cannot attend school or any school activities if they are:

  1. Exhibiting any signs/symptoms of COVID-19

  2. Have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) to someone who is positive for COVID-19 or is exhibiting COVID-19 like symptoms in the past 14 days

  3. Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has been instructed by a health care provider or the health department to isolate or quarantine.

If the student becomes ill while attending school in-person, parents/guardians will ensure that they are picked up promptly and will comply with recommended instructions.
  • Students must be fever free (less than 100F) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication to attend school.

  • The school nurse must be contacted if the student can not attend school due to illness.

Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:

* New onset of cough or shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

* New loss of taste or smell

Or at least two of the following symptoms:

* Fever (100.4F or higher)

* Chills or shaking chills

* Sore throat

* Headache

* Muscle or body aches

* Nausea, vomiting

* Diarrhea

If you have any questions, please call the health room and ask for guidance. Also remember to notify the school nurse if your child is at home due to an illness. Finally, The National Association of School Nurses have developed videos to discuss face coverings, hand washing and not sending your student to school sick. The videos are in English and Spanish. They are great for all age groups of children. These videos can be found on our LMS website,, located under student.

LMS School Based Health Center- Repost

It’s that time of the year! Get the shot, not the flu! Influenza vaccine should now be available at your primary care doctor’s office and at your local pharmacy. Please make the time for your child, and your family to get vaccine protection against the flu!

Other ways to help prevent the spread of flu:

  • Wash your hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water – after using the bathroom, before and after eating, any time you cough or sneeze.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze! – Use a tissue or at least cough inside your shirt to prevent spreading germs.
  • If you’re sick with a fever, stay home! – It’s okay to treat a fever with rest and over the counter medication, but a fever for 2-3 days earns a trip to the doctor.

Your School Based Health Center (SBHC) through Choptank Community Health can see your child for a mild illness and can diagnose and treat the flu if needed. The SBHC at Lockerman Middle School is open Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 am until 3 pm and on Friday from 7:30 am until 11:30 am.

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