The Monday Minute

Week of March 21st @ LVMS

It might be the final count down to Spring Break, but we still have a busy week planned at LVMS! Monday is Crazy Sock Day in support of World Down's Syndrome Day. Later in the week, the students of the LVMS Modern Dance Company will put on a performances for each grade level and one evening performance for family and friends.


Please read the section below on Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures carefully!


As a reminder, all Washington Township Schools will be CLOSED next week, March 28th - April 1st for Spring Break! We hope everyone has a restful and relaxing week off!

Student vs. Staff Basketball Game

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Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

Morning Drop Off: Students can begin being dropped off at LVMS at 8:00 AM. Students must enter the building at the side door by the North Gym and report directly there where they will remain until 8:30 AM. Unless participating in a club or have a pass from a teacher to be elsewhere, students will not be permitted to go anywhere else in the building.


Morning Drop Off (clubs/activities): If a student is participating in a AM Club or Activity, they arrive at LVMS at 7:45 AM. Students MUST arrive at the main entrance and will not be permitted to enter the building prior to 7:45 AM. Students are only permitted to be at whichever club / activity they have signed up for and are not permitted into other areas of the building.


Afternoon Pick Up (leaving school early / not taking bus after school): If a student is leaving early, whether it be earlier in the day or at the end of day, parents should write a note indicating time of pickup. Students MUST submit this note to their teacher during AM Homeroom. Students who are not taking the bus and being picked up at regular dismissal, will report to the Band Room (Room 43) to wait. They will be dismissed by a teacher after the buses leave.


Afternoon Walkers: If a student is not taking the bus, but will be walking elsewhere after school, students MUST submit a signed note by parents during Homeroom. Students will not be permitted to leave the school property after school if a written, signed note is not provided. We DO NOT accept phone calls or emails for walking requests.

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!

Women's History Month

In addition to honoring Women's History Month in our academic classes, students can check out our Women's History Month Collection in the LVMS Library. These are only a small selection of titles that are available. Please see our Librarian Mrs. Taylor-Flynn with more questions or for additional recommendations! You can also click here for the LVMS Library Website!
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ATHLETICS - SPRING SPORTS UPDATE

2022 Spring Season - (B/G Track, Baseball, and Softball)

  • Registration for spring sports / intramurals is now closed!


  • 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

Full Schedules can be found on the LVMS Sports Portal

Spring Intramurals

The next Spring Intramurals session will be held on Monday, March 21st from 3:30-4:45pm.


Starting Monday, April 11th, sessions will be held every Monday and Wednesday until May 18th.


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


AS A REMINDER, SPRING INTRAMURALS SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Sign Ups for Track are CLOSED


Boys and Girls Track and Field signups are now CLOSED. Our first day of practice is on April 5th after school from 3:30 - 4:30pm. We will meet in the North Gym. Please bring sneakers and athletic attire to change into for practice.


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

Girls Softball

Sign Ups for Softball are CLOSED


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*


For questions, please contact Coach Demarest

Additional information found at Coach Demarest's Softball Website

Boys Baseball

Sign Ups for Baseball are CLOSED


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*


For questions, please contact Mr. Schlesinger

Upcoming LVMS Spirit Days

Battle of the Houses continues! Mark your calendar so you don't miss out on earning spirit points for your House!


Monday, March 21st: "Crazy Sock Day" for World Down Syndrome Day


Tuesday, April 5th "Wear BLUE" for Autism Awareness


Friday, April 22nd: "Epcot at LVMS"

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
  • Space is limited. To register, please email michelle@purespacestudio.com with subject "Registration for PTA pureCALM on-demand experience"


8th Grade Celebration: Planning Committees

Attention Families!

SIGN UP NOW for various committees to assist in planning the 8th Grade Celebration Dance sponsored by the LVMS PTA.

PLEASE SIGN UP ASAP!


Spring Picture Day by Lifetouch at LVMS

Thursday, April 7th during School Day

Picture Day ID: EVTPFRM3X


7th Grade PTA Social: Monday, April 11th, 5-7:30 p.m.

Circle Bowl & Entertainment, Ledgewood


Long Valley Junior Women's Club 23rd Annual Photo Contest

Submit Digital Images through April 22nd

See participant Registration Form for more information!

*Registration Forms also found w/ LVMS Art Teachers*


Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wines Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • Ticket Sale Deadline is April 6th!
  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA


Upcoming Student Sponsored Assemblies -

Health and Safety

The district has moved to following the CDC's 2/22/22 Recommendations. For additional information, please see Dr. Turnamian's 3/4/22 Community Update.


COVID Activity Index Level (CALI): As of 3/12/2022 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. Please be aware, if community transmission rates begin to rise, the district will consider restoring former mitigation protocols.


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.