The Monday Minute

Week of February 28th @ LVMS

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

As a reminder, Quint 4 will begin for all students TODAY, February 28th. The LVMS Marking Period / Course Schedule has been updated to reflect last weeks Snow Day.

Please read carefully below as there is important information for 8th Grade Families specifically, as well as more information on the start of Spring Intramurals and Sports.


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

Attention 8th Grade Families!

8th Grade Gettysburg Trip

Deposits for the 8th Grade Gettysburg Trip are due by March 4th.

Please contact your child's Homeroom Teacher with any specific questions.

Additional Information can be found HERE (sent February 18, 2022)

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:


School Code: 4877

Please contact LVMS Yearbook Advisors Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke with additional questions!


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

  • Physicals Due Date - Friday, March 18th (FINAL DUE DATE)

-All student physicals MUST be received, reviewed, and approved by the district physician.

-Incomplete forms can not be approved and will impact your child’s ability to try-out for, or participate in, our sports teams.

-Please mark your calendars - FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!

  • 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.

All required forms can be downloaded here

As a reminder, 6th grade students are ONLY eligible to participate

on the Spring Track & Field Teams.

Spring Intramurals



Who can participate: ALL students Grades 6 - 8

Times: 3:30 - 4:45 PM (must be able to be picked up at 4:45 PM)

Dates: March 11th - May 19th (approximately)

Permission Slips: Permission Slips (also available in the Guidance Office or outside of Mr. Inskeep's Room (Rm. 27).

FINAL DAY - Permission Slips submitted on MONDAY, FEB. 28TH will be added to a waitlist!

Additional Information: “Pay to Participate” Program - in order to participate, all students must complete the permission/health history form and return it along with a check in the amount of $35.00 (payable to LVMS) to either Mr. Inskeep or Mrs. Werneke.

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Sign ups for Boys and Girls Track & Field will begin on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Sign up sheets will be located in the North Gym

-Girls sign up by near Girls Locker room Entrance

-Boys sign up by the North Gym Entrance

As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

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

ALL students 6 - 8 are eligible for Spring Track and Field

Girls Softball

Sign ups for Girls Softball are OPEN NOW!

Sign Up Sheet / Try Out Forms

-Submitted to Coach Demarest's Room (Room 26)

Player Meeting

-Monday, February 28th in Library after AM Announcements

As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Coach Demarest

Additional information found at Coach Demarest's Softball Website

7 - 8 Grade Girls are eligible for Spring Softball

Boys Baseball

Sign ups for Boys Baseball are OPEN NOW!

Sign Up Sheet

-Located outside of North Gym by Mr. Schlesinger's Office

As a reminder, physicals must be handed in by MARCH 18 to be able to participate.

For questions, please contact Mr. Schlesinger

7 - 8 Grade Boys are eligible for Spring Baseball

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
  • Open to 20 in-person participants, and broadcast over Zoom. Additional details to follow

Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wines Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA

Upcoming Student Sponsored Assemblies - Timing / Specific Date TBD

  • March 2022 - Gian Paul Gonzalez "Strength through Adversity" Presentation
  • April 2022 - Martina Hahn - Speed Painter Presentation

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.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 4th.

Health and Safety

As per Dr. Turnamian's 2/8/22 Community Update, all Washington Township Schools will move to "mask optional" for all students and staff entering the buildings on March 7th. Until further notice the district will continue to follow the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations (update anticipated in the upcoming weeks).

COVID Activity Index Level (CALI): As of 2/5/2022 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score transitioned to Moderate (YELLOW). At this time, the district is still closely adhering to the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations.

Close Contact / Quarantine: Starting Tuesday, January 18th, both isolation and quarantine periods have been reduced to Five (5) full days. Day zero (0) is the first day of symptoms or if asymptomatic day zero is the day of the positive test. For close contacts, the date of exposure is considered day zero. UPDATED 1/14/22

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, and