The Monday Minute

Week of April 25th @ LVMS

There is a lot coming up at LVMS the next few weeks. Please review the information below carefully to not miss any important information!


As a reminder, Thursday, April 28th is "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day". If your child(ren) plan to participate, please return this Permission Slip to their homeroom teacher by Monday, April 25!


Attention 8th Grade Parents! Please closely review Mr. Ippolito's 4/21/22 Email regarding the 8th grade Gettysburg Trip!


Please see Dr. Turnamian's Community Update Letter from Friday, April 22nd.

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

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. Parents should not enter the staff parking lot or the bus lane during PM Pick Up. Students will not be permitted to cross through the bus lane at any point. All vehicles must go up the driveway to the gravel lot and wait for buses to exit the bus lane before moving into driveway that loops in front of the building.


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.

Guidance Corner

As a reminder, please reach out to our Guidance Counselors if there are any student questions or concerns. Our counselors are available to support all students. Please visit their website for great resources and additional information.

April 2022 - SPRING INTO SERVICE INITIATIVE

Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. Every month they mail thousands of new drawings to all the people on their mailing list.


Kids, teens, and adults of any age can volunteer to color and help us spread smiles.

Morris County Summer Camp

Please see the included resource from our Guidance Department on FREE Summer Camp opportunities at Morris County Vocational School District for Students entering 5-8th grade.

ATHLETICS - SPRING SPORTS UPDATE

Additional information is available via our LVMS Athletics site

Full Schedules can be found on the LVMS Sports Portal

Boys and Girls Track & Field

The next track meet is Thursday, April 28th at Dover Middle School. Good Luck!


Practices will continue after school from 3:30 - 4:30pm. Please Click Here for the full Track & Field Schedule


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

Girls Softball

Congratulations to the Girls softball team on a big win versus Chester last week! The Lady Panthers dominated with outstanding all around play winning 11-3. Softball practices will continue after school. There are two games this week, home versus Bernardsville and away versus Warren Hills.


Please Click Here for the full Softball Schedule


Additional information found at Coach Demarest's Softball Website


For questions, please contact Coach Demarest

Boys Baseball

Congratulations to the Boys Baseball team on a thrilling walk-off win, beating Chester 5-4!


Baseball practices will continue after school this week. There are two home games this week versus Frelinghuysen and Black River Middle School.


Please Click Here for the full Baseball Schedule


For questions, please contact Coach Dauchert

Spring Intramurals

Spring Intramurals will continue to be held every Monday and Wednesday until May 18th.


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

School & PTA Information

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!


WMC Fencing Clinic - Held at LVMS

April 6th - May 25th (Wednesdays)

Click Here to Register / for more information


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

Submit Digital Images through April 29th **DEADLINE EXTENDED**

See participant Registration Form for more information!

*Registration Forms also found w/ LVMS Art Teachers*


Teachers Appreciation Week 2022 - May 2nd - 6th

Please help the PTA show appreciation for the LVMS staff and teachers, and donate to Teacher Appreciation Week

https://lvms.memberhub.com/store/items/699653.


PTA General Meeting - May 3rd at 7:00 PM in the LVMS Library


LVMS Talent Show - May 6th at 7:00 PM in the PAC

Tickets will be sold at the door for families!

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 4/9/2022 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.