The Monday Minute

Week of March 7th @ LVMS

We hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Don't forget to check Dr. Turnamian's 3/4/22 Community Update with important district information. As we move into March 7th, we remind our entire LVMS Family that the option to wear a mask or not is a personal choice. As always, we are confident that everyone will continue to respect personal decisions that others will make. We are happy that we continue to see pandemic conditions improving each week, allowing us to welcome back and host more activities for the LVMS Community!

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

LVMS Live News Stream

LVMS Lunch Menus

Attention 8th Grade Families!

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Attention 8th grade parents there is still time to place an Ad for your 8th grader in the yearbook. Deadline to submit an Ad is March 31, 2022.


Ads are $25, only 1 per student.


Go this link and click on Yearbook Ads to purchase:

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/general/homepage?portal=true

OR

Yearbookordercenter.com

School Code: 4877


Please contact LVMS Yearbook Advisors Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke with additional questions!

ATHLETICS - 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.

Spring Intramurals

SPRING INTRAMURALS SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED


Spring Intramurals will begin on Friday, March 11th and meet in the South Gym


Please contact Mrs. Werneke or Mr. Inskeep with any questions!

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Sign ups for Boys and Girls Track & Field will begin on Tuesday, February 22nd.


Sign up sheets will be located in the North Gym

-Girls sign up by near Girls Locker room Entrance

-Boys sign up by the North Gym Entrance


As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Mr. Petrucelli or Mrs. Stramaglia.


ALL students 6 - 8 are eligible for Spring Track and Field

Girls Softball

Sign ups for Girls Softball are OPEN NOW!


Sign Up Sheet / Try Out Forms

-Submitted to Coach Demarest's Room (Room 26)


Tryout Dates: 3:30 - 5:00 PM (must attend all 3 dates)

Tuesday, April 5

Wednesday, April 6

Thursday, April 7

Friday, April 8* - Rain Date*


As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Coach Demarest

Additional information found at Coach Demarest's Softball Website


7 - 8 Grade Girls are eligible for Spring Softball

Boys Baseball

Sign ups for Boys Baseball are OPEN NOW!


Sign Up Sheet

-Located outside of North Gym by Mr. Schlesinger's Office


As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Mr. Schlesinger


7 - 8 Grade Boys are eligible for Spring Baseball

School & PTA Information

PTA General Meeting: Tuesday, 3/22, 7:00 p.m. at Purespace Studio in Long Valley

  • We’re mixing it up this month with a little business and plenty of calm
  • Join us for the meeting, followed by a pureCALM format class
  • Open to 20 in-person participants, and broadcast over Zoom. Additional details to follow



Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wines Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA


Upcoming Student Sponsored Assemblies - Timing / Specific Date TBD

  • March 2022 - Gian Paul Gonzalez "Strength through Adversity" Presentation
  • April 2022 - Martina Hahn - Speed Painter Presentation

Health and Safety

As per Dr. Turnamian's 3/4/22 Community Update, all Washington Township schools remain on track to move to "mask optional" in all buildings and buses on Monday, March 7th. The district is also moving to follow the CDC's 2/22/22 Recommendations, effective immediately. Please be aware, if community transmission rates begin to rise, the district will consider restoring former mitigation protocols after close consultation with our district medical professionals and local Health Department.


COVID Activity Index Level (CALI): As of 2/26/2022 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score remains Moderate (YELLOW).


Contact Tracing: As of 2/28/22 CDC Guidance, the district will not require contact tracing when transmission rates remain low to moderate. The district will monitor current transmission rates. with the guidance of our district medical professionals and local Health Department, and not conduct contact tracing unless circumstances change.


Testing Positive for COVID-19: If a student tests positive for COVID-19 he/she still needs to isolate for 5 days and it is recommended he/she wear a mask for days 6-10. Most importantly, if a student is sick (COVID related or not) please keep him/her home from school.


Close Contact / Quarantine: If an individual is identified as a close contact due to out of school activity or family contact and has not had a primary series of vaccination, it is recommended he/she quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask for days 6-10.


Daily District COVID-19 Communications: Effective 2/8/22 the district will no longer send out daily communications of newly reported COVID-19 cases from each school. This information will continued to be tracked and updated daily to the Information Hub on the main page of our district website.


Please consult Washington Township's 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.