LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 36; May 30, 2020

School Closing Schedule

Monday, March 16th -Friday, June 26th: COVID-19 Closing

Friday, June 12th: Last day of school for Middle and High School students

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Senior Class Graduation Goody Bags Are Coming!

On the morning of Thursday, June 4th, members of the LPHS community will be delivering lawn signs and graduation goody bags to all of our seniors. The bags will contain their cap and gown and graduation information. Phone calls are being made to each family to let them know the estimated time their bag will be dropped off.

Class of 2020 Commencement

This year has presented some challenges, including the planning of the Class of 2020's graduation ceremony, but there is nothing that Bomber Pride can not overcome! On Friday, June 26th, commencement will be held and all are welcome to watch the event as it is streamed live online. We will provide viewing information before the event. The 2020 graduation ceremony will be a drive-in style graduation on the Oval, while maintaining the CDC guidelines of social distancing. Graduation will begin at 7:00 p.m. More information will be provided to Seniors and their families in the coming days.

8th Grade Celebrates!

Congratulations to the Class of 2024 as they move from middle school to high school. Celebration boxes will be delivered to each member of the 8th-grade class and parents will be notified by email of an approximate time of delivery. A Zoom celebration will be held that evening at 6pm. A link will be emailed to each 8th-grade student on the morning of June 10th.

Psychnotes By Dr. Miller

Optimism vs. Pollyanna

Optimism is a focus of research in the field of positive psychology. Many benefits of optimism have been identified, but what is optimism and how can it work for us? Let’s see if we can figure that out. I was recently called “Pollyanna” when I suggested that there may be some strategies that would allow us to get back to school in September. Pollyanna is a character in a series of children’s books written in the early 1900s. The term “Pollyanna” refers to someone who is naively positive and starry-eyed. I thought about that a bit and realized I am not Pollyanna, but I am optimistic. Here’s the difference. Pollyanna is based in unrealistic positivity and wishful thinking. Optimism, on the other hand, is based in subjective and objective reality (see the TedTalk below). Optimism enables us to see a positive future. If we can imagine a positive future, then we can plan to make that positive future a reality. Optimism motivates us to take personal responsibility and to take action. Optimism helps us to focus on the things we can control. Optimism is a driving force behind great achievements. I will admit, there is a thin, fuzzy line between optimism and “Pollyanna.” Most of us have an “optimism bias” and sometimes that leads us to unrealistic thinking. We have to be careful about that to avoid making big thinking errors. So, what will school look like in September? I don’t know, but I know that if we stay realistically optimistic, prepare well, and focus on the things we can control, then we will have a better outcome.

Check out this TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/tali_sharot_the_optimism_bias

Remote Learning Information for the Remainder of the School Year

May 21st Update:

Today Governor Cuomo announced that summer school in NY State cannot be provided in-person as is traditional in Lake Placid. Any summer learning opportunities will be provided through remote instruction. Meal programs and child care services for essential employees will continue as well. The Governor also announced that it remains too early to make a determination on the fall semester, so we will continue to tune in for any statewide decisions that will impact the start of the 2020-21 school year.

As we continue our remote learning for the remainder of the school year, the following links will help you and your student(s) with our remote learning structure:

MHS: Remote Learning Packet

HS: Spring Schedule, Online Meeting Schedule & Office Hours

Feel free to email questions to your building principal. Middle School: tlindsay@lpcsd.org

High School: tcasey@lpcsd.org

Reminder! Email is the best way to reach faculty, staff, and administration at LPMSHS and LPES. You can also feel free to call us at the following numbers:
  • District office: 518-637-2535
  • Middle & High School: 518-524-2474
  • Elementary School:518-637-2856

Parent Tech Hour on Tuesdays

We know how tough it is to take on the task of helping and monitoring your child’s online learning, especially with learning the technology that comes with it. We hope to ease some of your burdens by offering a Parent Tech Hour on Tuesdays from 11:00 – 12:00 on Zoom with Ms. Lindsay, MS Principal, and Ms. Patenaude, MHS Librarian, where you can ask any questions you may have. Anything from how to turn in an assignment to learning how to navigate a new website, we are here for you. If you're not available during this time, feel free to contact us to set up an appointment.

Zoom link - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88003666187?pwd=eEFTQnR3U2xsUFNLVHF4cWxwVTR2Zz09 Meeting ID: 880 0366 6187 Password: 087086

Brown Bag Meals Will Continue Until August 12th!

If you would like your child(ren) to receive breakfast and lunch deliveries twice a week during the summer (for a total of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) please email Dana Wood at dwood@lpcsd.org to be added to the list. There are no requirements and everyone qualifies.

Student Work Permits

At this time, student work permits are still able to be administered. A physical within the last year is a requirement. If your child needs working papers or is in need of an updated card, please email Mrs. Taylor (ktaylor@lpcsd.org) or Mrs. Mayberry (pmayberry@lpcsd.org), or call 518-524-2474.

Transcending Social Distance: LPMHS Art Gallery

Don't forget! Students and staff can still share their creativity and personal expression by emailing any artwork to Mr. Robinson for the online art gallery found here.

Once the artwork is uploaded, you will receive an Artsonia permission request via email. The artwork will not be viewable unless permission is granted.

Artwork Credit: M.Megliore

Blue Bomber Weekly News Episode #37

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

Please email Mrs. McConvey at pmcconvey@lpcsd.org in the library for any upcoming opportunities.

---See flyer below for a volunteer opportunity---

**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the school's website. Check it out at the link below.**

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Don't forget sunscreen!

Choose a broad-spectrum formula, SPF 30 (or higher), and reapply every 2 hours - more often if swimming or sweating.
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Student Log In Assistance Sheet

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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2019-20

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the District Office unless otherwise noted.

Board meetings have been and will continue to be streamed live. Executive Order 202.1 – Article 7 of the Public Officers Law allows for the school board to meet without permitting in public in-person access to meetings. As such, any comments slated for the Good of the Cause can be emailed to lpdistrictclerk@lpcsd.org. Emails will be read during the portion of the Good of the Cause.

Our Board meetings are streamed live at http://www.lpcsd.org/ Click on “live stream”

Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

June 9, 2020-Budget vote via Absentee Ballot

June 16, 2020

July 7, 2020

Voting Information

Voting Date

School board elections and budget votes will now take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Manner of Voting

Qualified voters will vote only by absentee ballots. School districts will send out an absentee ballot to all qualified voters, with a postage-paid return envelope. Please note the district office is closed to the public.

Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Please note the district office is closed to the public.

Board Elections No signatures are required on Nominating Petitions. Nominating petitions must be emailed to the District Clerk lpdistrictclerk@lpcsd.org or received via US mail to Karen Angelopoulos, District Clerk, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946 by Monday, May 11, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility to run for Member of the Board of Education

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be incompetent.
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year.
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
  • May not be a current employee of the school board.
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Notice of Vacancies

  • Number of Seats Available: Three
  • Term: Three Expired Three-Year Terms from 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023
  • Seats currently held by: Jeffrey Brownell, Joan Hallett Valentine, and Daniel Marvin

Voter Registration

The Board of Education has ongoing registration. Qualified voters can use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registrationapplication. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, the district is not doing personal registration.


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