News for the Livingston Public Schools Community
February 1, 2022
Across the district, students learned all about Lunar New Year traditions as LPS welcomed in the Year of the Tiger!
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- Board of Education Meeting: February 1, 2022
- NEW EPISODE: Around the Block!
- Kindergarten Registration
- NEW Daily COVID-19 Dashboard
- Class of 2026 Tours LHS
Board of Education Meeting: February 1, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments either in person or via the webinar. Those who register to attend in person will be notified of their registration status by email. Register for the webinar using the link below. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
NEW EPISODE ALERT! Watch "Around the Block" Today!
For more information, click HERE!
NEW LPS COVID-19 DASHBOARD PAGE
Now that LPS parents and staff members are completing the LPS COVID-19 Reporting Form to report COVID-19 symptoms and positive tests, we can provide daily updates based on the forms received for each school. View the latest daily summary HERE.
Click HERE to learn how to upload student COVID-19 vaccination cards.
PARENT LEARNING SERIES
UP NEXT IN THE LIVINGSTON PARENT LEARNING SERIES:
- February 3 - "The Post Secondary Planning Process and an Overview of Junior Year" (for the Class of 2024)
- February 9 - "Supporting Your Child During the Pandemic" (for parents of students with disabilities)
View the full list of all February 2022 Parent Learning Series workshops HERE. Please review the selections carefully, as some require pre-registration to participate.
LPS EQUITY TEAMS
AFFINITY GROUP SIGN-UP:The LPS Equity Team has been working with the LPS community to create "affinity groups." Affinity groups are defined as “a group of people sharing a common interest or goal, or acting together for a specific purpose.” At this time, members of our school community and equity teams have made specific requests for an LGBTQIA+ group, an AAPI group, and a BIPOC group. We welcome additional affinity groups as part of our work in equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
These groups, which will meet approximately three times per year, will serve as an advisory group to the District Equity Team by offering their experiences, their voices, their interest in collaborating with us and their resources. To indicate your interest in participating in one of our affinity groups, please add your name and contact information to one of the forms that can be found HERE. Should additional Affinity Groups be requested, we will include sign-up information in the Spotlight newsletter and on the district website.
If you have a suggestion or a desire to partner with the district equity team in creating any additional affinity groups, please contact Lisa Steiger at firstname.lastname@example.org or your building principal.
IN-DISTRICT COVID-19 TESTING
COVID-19 testing is available to LPS staff, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The District is partnering with BacktoWork Solutions for the testing. Click here to register for a quick Telemed Evaluation. Following the Telemed Evaluation you will be invited to schedule your COVID test, which takes place at the Riker Hill Media Center.
PREPARING TO MOVE ON UP!
The Class of 2026 continues to prepare for its transition from Heritage Middle School to Livingston High School. The eighth graders recently had an opportunity to tour LHS and learn about the courses that will be available to them during their high school careers. During the tour, students met with teachers who gave an overview of their course, outlined course expectations and provided examples of class assignments and student work. Through these informative sessions, students gained insight to help them make informed decisions for their upcoming scheduling choices.
College Counseling Corner
Follow me on Twitter (@LivHS_College) and Instagram (@livhs_college) or visit the LHS College Counseling Website to find information, see updates, and contact me!
TIP OF THE WEEK: A deferral is not a denial! Follow the directions the school puts out for what to do with a deferral. With a deferral, you are being given a second chance at admissions!
The Livingston Public Library has something for everyone! Visit its website to learn more about library news, departments, programs and services!
2021-2022 School Year / No. 10
Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator
Livingston Public Schools
(973) 535-8000 ext. 8036
LPS Spotlight is the official e-newsletter of the Livingston Public Schools.