LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8 , Issue 2; September 11, 2020

A HUGE Thank you!

A HUGE Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation in making this week run so smoothly!

School Closing Schedule

Monday, September 7th- Labor Day

Friday, September 25th- Half Day for Students

Monday, October 12th- Columbus Day

Masks (no neck gators or bandannas) are Required at All Times.

Masks must be worn while at school by all students, teachers, and staff. The Essex County Health Department recently put out a statement that says bandanas and neck gators are not adequate face coverings. Students will be given three reusable masks at the beginning of the year. The CDC recommends masks be washed daily.

Morning Health Screenings for All Students

Temperatures for each student will be taken each morning before they enter the building. Students being dropped off at the ramp will be screened before getting out of their cars. Students who walk to school will enter through the cafeteria doors for screening and students who ride the bus will enter through the gym after being screened. If any student has a temperature that is over 100F, they will receive further screening by Nurse Cora. Parents are asked to please screen their children before they come to school and to keep them home if they are sick.

A New Morning Routine

Mornings will look quite different around LPMHS for the start of the new year. Entrances will be different, temperatures will be taken and lines will be longer. We ask that everyone please remain patient and know we are doing our best to move things along as quickly as possible.

Walkers will enter through the front (oval side) cafeteria door. Drop off students will enter through the ramp and bus students will enter through the gym ramp doors. Grab and Go breakfast options will be available at each entrance. All students should proceed directly to their first-period classrooms as soon as they enter the building.

When the Weather Turns Chilly!

Now that it's officially starting to feel like fall, please bring a sweatshirt or lightweight coat to school with you. Some of your classes may be held outside and you will want to be warm while you are in class.

Dismissal Times for Fall 2020

Please be aware that in order to assist in social distancing, we have three different dismissal times for the start of our school year:

Drivers- 2:02

Staggered Pick-Up- 2:03-2:08pm

Walkers- 2:05

Busses- 2:05

Free Meals for ALL Students Through October 30th!

All public school students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through October 30th regardless of parental income. Now is a great time for everyone to check out our great meals and find a few new favorites!

Grab and Go Breakfasts- Our food service staff will have "Grab and Go" breakfasts available at each entrance every morning. Students will be able to grab their breakfast choice and proceed to their 1st-period class.

Remote Students and School Meals

If your child will be a remote learner and you would like to pick up daily meals for them, please call the main office at (518)523-2474 to make arrangements.

Parents and Visitors-Please Remain Outside

As part of our COVID safety plan, we are requesting that all parents and visitors remain outside. If you do need to come to school, please call (518)523-2474 and dial extension 4001 or 4003 and we will come out to assist you.

If you need to drop something off for your child, please buzz (the buzzer should be installed by next week) or call and let us know you are at the door and we will meet you.

Rear Main Entrance is Closed

Our rear main entrance is currently closed due to ongoing construction. Please refrain from entering that area. Our ramp is open and if you need assistance, please call (518)523-2474 for help.

LPCSD Email Update

Our LPCSD email will remain as @lakeplacidcsd.net. First initial last name @lakeplacidcsd.net.

Volunteer Opportunities

40 hours!!!!! Just a reminder that all students must have 40 hours of community service to graduate. Keep checking back for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Ecumenical Food Collection Days: On Saturday, September, 12th and Saturday, October, 10th from 9am-12pm in the St. Agnes parking lot. See below for more information.

Please see Mrs. McConvey for more volunteer opportunities and don't forget to fill out and hand in those volunteer forms!!!

Pysch Notes by Dr. MIller

The Small Axe

Most people are familiar with the story of Helen Keller. She was born blind and deaf. She had reason to be hopeless, yet she was not. With many small steps and some big leaps, she learned and grew and developed into an inspirational human being. Given the times we are in, it is easy to fall into feelings of hopelessness. We might feel helpless and alone in the face of this pandemic that seems to be going on and on, but we are not helpless and we are not alone. Helen Keller said, “The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.” This quote reminds us that what we do matters, even the little things. It reminds us that we are part of a team, something bigger than ourselves. This first week of school is a great example. Students, staff, and parents are each doing a little bit (some doing a lot) to help us all stay safe and move forward. Feeling connected with others, and feeling that what we do matters, are two factors associated with happiness and well-being. So, if you are feeling hopeless, remember that you are part of “the aggregate of tiny pushes.” Bob Marley, in his classic song Small Axe, sums it up this way; “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.”

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Ecumenical Food Bank Information

  • Several of the Lake Placid community service organizations have joined together to host monthly Ecumenical Food Bank Food Drives for the foreseeable future.
  • Volunteers from the organizations will be on available at the St. Agnes Church parking lot to receive food donations.
  • The 2nd Saturday between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and the 3rd Thursday between 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
  • More information can be found in the Lake Placid Insider and the organizations' web sites and Facebook pages. They include the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid School District, Lake Placid Synagogue, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and St. Agnes Parish.
  • If you would like to join the effort please contact the Lake Placid Rotary Club via their web site or rotarylp.volunteer@gmail.com
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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21

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:

September 15th

October 6th

October 20th

November 3rd

November 17th


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