Liberty Family Newsletter

February 2021

Ilka Oberst, Principal and Jeff Rotherham, Assistant Principal

Dear Liberty Families,

We returned to 5-day in-person learning on February 2nd and have enjoyed having most of our students learning with us in person.

Agendas for remote students continue to be posted on our website. Teachers will continue to livestream morning meeting and foundational reading skills. Most teachers in grades 1-6 are also livestreaming math. Please refer to the videos for more information on specific lessons. Teacher will also be checking in with remote students at least once a week.

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for March 3 and 4. Teachers will call to set up a time to meet via TEAMS.

We continue to implement strict guidelines in our classrooms and throughout the school for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

Staff Welcome

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Early Childhood On-Line Applications

Call for an appointment at


  • Only one parent or guardian may come into the building for registration.
  • Must register by March 19th ,2021.
  • Student must be 3 years old by July 31, 2021 to apply for Early Childhood.

Parent will need to bring:

  • The child they wish to enroll
  • Original birth certificate (child must be 3 years old on July 31, 2021)
  • Immunization record
  • Proof of address (MUD or OPPD statement with your name on it)
  • Proof of income
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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B)

Creating a Positive School Environment

Liberty utilizes MTSS-B to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviors to increase student academic and behavioral success. Schoolwide expectations are posted online, in the hallways, and are reviewed on a regular basis with students. Using a common language

Liberty students are expected to be Safe, Thoughtful, and Determined whether logging in remotely or attending school in-person. Overall, our students have worked hard to meet behavioral expectations during a challenging school year.

As we return to the Family 3/2 model, keep an eye out for Liberty Shout-Out's, or a blue slip of paper that praises your student for meeting a school behavioral expectation. Students who receive a Shout-Out will be entered in a weekly prize drawing.

ELPA Assessment

Our English Learners will be busy this month taking an assessment called ELPA. ELPA assesses students in their English Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening proficiency. It is critical that your child is in attendance everyday especially on their testing dates. Please make sure your child arrives on time, gets plenty of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast each and every day.
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Liberty Dual Language Program

Hi! My name is Emma Dobson and I am the Dual Language Lead Teacher at Liberty Elementary. I taught kindergarten in the dual language program at Liberty for the past six years and I am now enjoying the opportunity to work with all grade levels!

This fall, I created a list of ways to support Spanish learning at home. Although students will be returning to school five days a week on February 2nd, it is still important that we continue to support their Spanish learning at home, as it has been especially difficult to support Spanish learning during remote and at-home learning and shared it with all dual language students via email.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have specific to the dual language program at