Lower Moreland High School
May 13, 2020
Please read through our Newsletter for important dates, announcements, news and happenings around our school.
Mr. William J. Miles, Principal
P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool
Important Links regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Class of 2020-Updates
Some updates for you today:
1. Caps and Gowns have arrived! Please see the attached document for drive-by times, based on alpha, last name. Please drive to the front of school, give your last name, and someone will place the items in your vehicle. Do not get out of your vehicle. Friday the 15th is the only day provided so please make every attempt to get yours.
2. Advanced Placement Testing. You have been sent the information for testing. The district has been in communication with PECO who is planning some work around the district during particular testing days that may result in outages. So every evening I suggest that students charge their devices and consider having other hot spots to ensure access to the testing site.
3. The opportunity to walk across the stage is set for next week, using Sign-up genius. See the link below. There is no requirement to participate; if you are unable to participate or choose to not participate, the student's yearbook photo will be inserted at that time.
4. Return of senior materials. At the time of your walking across the stage, please bring with you your chrome book, textbooks, athletic jerseys, library materials, art materials, musical instruments and any other district-owned material that you may have borrowed. All obligations must be satisfied before I am able to mail home your diploma.
Our LMHS Freshman Concert Choir Member, Annie Blue Nathan, started a non-profit organization called "Power Of Blue." She makes custom BEAUTIFUL masks for $8-12 each (Curbside pickup/shipping) and all profits go to Save The Children COVID - 19 Response Fund. You can follow her instagram and order from her @powerofblue_ You can also learn more about her company at: thepowerofblue.org
As of yesterday, she already raised $5,5550!!!
Health and Physical Education
World Language Department
Dr Jamie Lincow’s advanced Spanish classes have begun using a new online platform by Teachers Discovery that contains selections of virtual Spanish readers. They have just published and included her very first reader “Los Criptojudios” as a level 3 advanced reader on the site. Check it out!
For Students and Families:The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following opportunity:
Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families
Date/Location: May 19, 2020 - Webinar
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Together at Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment. Several sessions have been specially designed just for students. An opening keynote by the Director of the Bureau of Special Education, Ms. Carole Clancy, will set the stage for the importance of strong family and student commitment. Marc Elliot, author and national presenter, will close the conference with an inspirational message on finding your strength.
Presenter(s): Multiple Presenters
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: https://www.pattan.net/events/http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/
For content related information and questions, please contact Kim Jenkins, email@example.com, PaTTAN East.
For general registration information and questions, please contact Yolanda McDermott, firstname.lastname@example.org, PaTTAN East.
Together at Home is a web-based conference which requires each participant to log in separately to each session using the links that will be provided closer to the scheduled event.
General News and Announcements
Absence Procedures-Blue Cards
School Counseling Department
1. The following was posted yesterday evening to Google classroom and may be shared with parents too. The 2 attachments go with this.
To all AP students:
This year is obviously highly unprecedented and a lot has been asked of you. This AP testing situation is completely outside of the norm. As we move into the exam administration window on Monday, be as prepared as you can possibly be and then simply do your best. That truly is all that anyone can reasonably ask.
I highly encourage all of you to read through this final list of reminders. See attached. Your focus right now should be on the “Exam Prep” section. Contact your teachers and / or me with any last minute questions.
If you choose to opt out, this is ok. Don’t second guess your decision. Everyone’s circumstances are different. Contact Mrs. Forcina and Ms. Quinn with the specifics of your reimbursement request and remember, do NOT click “Go to Exam” on the e-ticket of any exam of which you are opting out.
No matter your decision with regard to APs, you represent LMHS well. We are proud of you and we thank you.
To all who are testing: Good Luck!
2. Just prior to our school closure, freshman Sarah Kideckel organized a highly successful clothing drive to benefit Mitzvah Circle. Thank you to all who donated to this worthy cause. Thank you, Sarah!
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 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
Class of 2021: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2021
OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2021 to (765) 598-5198
Class of 2020 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2020
OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2020 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.
We are still looking for 1-2 volunteers to fill the positions of LMHS PTA co-VP for the 2020-2021 school year. Please feel free to ask questions at LMHSpta@gmail.com. If these positions are not filled, there may not be LMHS PTA meetings, snack stand or Post Prom, among other things, next school year. We have great team, we just need 1-2 people to help lead the team. Please reach out if interested.
LMHS Cafeteria News
**There will be no distribution of meals on Monday May 25. Meals will be 5/26 and 5/28 that week.