LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 31; April 24, 2020

School Closing Schedule

Monday, March 16th -Friday, May 15th: COVID-19 Closing


Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day Recess

COVID-19 Situation Update 4/17/20

Remote Learning Information


We have updated our remote learning structure and expectations. Please see the following for more information:

MHS: Remote Learning Packet

HS: Spring Schedule, Online Meeting Schedule & Office Hours

Feel free to email questions to your building principal. Middle School: tlindsay@lpcsd.org

High School: tcasey@lpcsd.org


  • Reminder, for now, email is the best way to reach faculty, staff, and administration at LPMSHS and LPES. You can also feel free to call us at the following numbers:
    • District office: 518-637-2535
    • Middle & High School: 518-524-2474
    • Elementary School:518-637-2856
  • Free internet access available to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. More information HERE.
  • Bored? Here is a list of creative ideas and exciting activities you can use with the children at home to stay engaged.

Dr. Miller's Psych Corner


A Quick Self-Check


Today we will focus on three psychological challenges. These are mainstream challenges that most of us are facing to some degree during these trying times. The challenges are stress, depressed mood, and anxiety. Learning how to cope with these challenges is about resilience, and it is a life skill. In other words, developing the skills to identify and cope with these challenges is good for all of us. Below are three online questionnaires that you can take for free. They will help you learn about your stress levels, depression, and anxiety. Try them out. Be as honest as you can. Only you will see the results. You may learn something about yourself that you didn’t know. Note: these self-assessments are appropriate for teenagers and adults. They are from the Mental Health America website: https://mhanational.org/. After each assessment, Mental Health America provides links for self-help.


Stress: This screener will help you learn about your stress level:

https://mhanational.org/get-involved/stress-screener

Depression: Feeling unhappy, blah, or maybe overwhelmed by sadness? Try this screener: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/depression?ref=n/a&ipiden=c881da6da47e8dd4ed34a6f4e3255360&show=1

Anxiety: Is worrying affecting your ability to function? Try this screener: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/anxiety?ref=n/a&ipiden=8e838cd35bec9e90920a79425e2416b7&show=1


As always, if you need help please reach out to the school. If we can’t provide help directly we will help you get in touch with someone who can.

Help out with a Senior Project!

Ben Dupree, working with the Adirondack Foundation, will begin collecting shoes for his senior project starting next week, Monday April 27th through May 4th. There will be totes placed at the ramp of the high school for anyone that wants to donate shoes. No open-toed shoes or heels, please. Only sneakers and boots can be collected.

LPMHS Virtual Library

Check out the video Ms. Patenaude created on the MHS virtual library. The virtual library consists of new links, free ebook/audiobook sites, and information on upcoming book events.

Lunchtime Live at The Wild Center

Lunchtime Live is bringing The Wild Center to families every Monday – Friday at 12pm. Wild Center educators and animal care staff will be sharing animal encounters, behind-the-scenes looks, projects, and activities you can do in your own backyard. Lunchtime Live can be viewed live on The Wild Center Facebook Page or on our website (https://www.wildcenter.org/digital/lunchtimelive/). Even if families can’t tune in live, archived episodes can be found on the site, to view anytime. More digital content, including a Virtual Visit (https://www.wildcenter.org/virtual-visit), which allows users to “walk” from exhibit to exhibit, and the Wild Content Hub (https://www.wildcenter.org/wild-content-hub/) are also available for those looking for a digital Wild Center experience.

Breakfast and Lunch??? We Can Add Your Child To Our Weekly Deliveries!

If you would like your child(ren) to receive breakfast and lunch deliveries every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, please email Dana Wood at dwood@lpcsd.org to be added to the list. There are no requirements and everyone qualifies. Meals are delivered by our bus drivers three days a week.

Childcare for "Essential Workers"

We know that the COVID-19 crisis and closing of school has caused many disruptions for our families, particularly related to finding adequate childcare. We are currently working with the FEH BOCES to assist families of essential health care workers and first responders to find open childcare placements with local county and current licensed daycare providers. Essential health care workers may include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, nurse assistants, or lab personnel. First responders may include paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters. If you are an essential health care worker or first responder and need assistance with childcare, please call 518-483-6420 option 9, or send an email to childcare@mail.fehb.org

Student Work Permits

At this time, student work permits are still able to be administered. If your child needs working papers or is in need of an updated card, please email Mrs. Taylor (ktaylor@lpcsd.org) or Mrs. Mayberry (pmayberry@lpcsd.org), or call 518-524-2474.

Transcending Social Distance: LPMHS Art Gallery

Don't forget! Students and staff can still share their creativity and personal expression by emailing any artwork to Mr. Robinson for the online art gallery found here.


Once the artwork is uploaded, you will receive an Artsonia permission request via email. The artwork will not be viewable unless permission is granted.

Blue Bomber Weekly News Episode #32

Sweetheart & Superheroes Parent Video

Click the link below to check out video #17 of the Sweetheart & Superheroes video series.


Video #17: Jumping Into Action

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

Please email Mrs. McConvey at pmcconvey@lpcsd.org in the library for any upcoming opportunities.


---See flyer below for a volunteer opportunity---


**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the school's website. Check it out at the link below.**

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Information from your friendly school nurse Cora

Special Enrollment Period for NYS Health Insurance


In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New York State of Health has made a Special Enrollment Period available to New Yorkers during which eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan Marketplace, and directly through insurers. The Special Enrollment Period is open from March 16 to May 15, 2020. Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round.


The Fidelis Care team is ready to assist you by phone. Call 1-866-435-9521 (TTY: 711) or you can contact your local Fidelis Care Representative, Katelyn Smart 518-593-5341 or Matthew Davis 518-429-8224.

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Student Log In Assistance Sheet

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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2019-20

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:



May 5 – Regular meeting to be held via Zoom

May 12 –Meeting is cancelled

June 2, 2020

June 16, 2020

July 7, 2020

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