The Monday Minute

Week of January 31st @ LVMS

We have a busy few week coming up at LVMS with many opportunities for our students to participate in great school-wide events.

Please see important LVMS Community Update from Mr. Ippolito on Friday, January 28th regarding student cell phone use.


At the end of the school day, Monday, January 31st, the OnCourse Parent Portal will re-open with finalized Marking Period 2 Grades and Comments for your student. Any questions can be directed to content area teachers or grade level Guidance Counselors.

Winter Concerts for Orchestra, Band, and Choir students are scheduled for this week. Please see section below for specific information on the scheduled events.


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

Winter Concerts

Band, Choir, & Orchestra

This week we are looking forward to finally hosting our Winter Band, Choir, and Orchestra concerts. Our students have been working very hard and are excited to be able to perform in front of a live audience!

Concert Information:

Tuesday, February 1st: 7:00 PM - Mrs. Oppel: Band and Choir Concert

Wednesday, February 2nd: 7:00 PM - Mr. Forrestal: Orchestra Concert

If you are planning on attending, please consider the following items:

1. Please make every effort to be mindful of the number of guests that attend so that all families have the opportunity to see their performers. Seating may be limited and will be socially distanced to accommodate viewers.

2. Masks will be required by all visitors upon entrance into the building for the duration of the event.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to these details! We look forward to the great performances from our student musicians!

Flowers for Friends

January 27th - February 9th

Sponsored by the National Junior Honors Society, Flowers for Friends is a fun way our students can let each other know they are thinking of one another. Students can purchase a flower and send a brief note along.

$1 per Flower / Note

Flowers will be sold during homeroom

(exact change suggested when purchasing)

Flowers will be delivered to recipients in Homeroom on February 10th.

Semi Formal Dances

7th Grade Dance

Thursday, February 10th

7:00 - 9:00 PM

8th Grade Dance

Friday, February 11th

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Tickets: $10 per student / on sale during student lunch periods next week

DJ, Selfie Station, Drinks / Snacks

All students must wear a mask for the duration of the event . Only LVMS Students permitted; must attend own grades event. Students must abide by the LVMS Code of Conduct, Dress Code, and remain at LVMS for the duration of the event.



Basketball Update:

Both Boys and Girls Basketball teams suffered tough losses in the first round of the Morris County Tournament. Both teams will have a few make-up games scheduled this week, both home and away. Coach Karlok and Coach Denny will provide additional information as the week goes on.

Spring Sports Update

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.

Upcoming LVMS Spirit Days

Battle of the Houses continues with several Spirit Days scheduled for February! We hope you participate to help your House win Spirit Points!

School & PTA Information

LVMS Yearbook Order Center


  • Yearbook Order Link (by January 31, 2022)

*School Order Number: 4877

*School Name: Long Valley Middle School

  • Submit photos (of LVMS students ONLY) by downloading the HJeShare app or via this link: HJe Share (Use School Code: 4877)
  • Questions: Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke.

LVMS Spirit Wear Store
  • IS NOW OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 11th with delivery by 3/8/22.
  • Reminder: $5 per item sold, goes back to the PTA.

February PTA General Meeting

Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 PM (LVMS Library)

Scholastic Book Fair - Sponsored by the LVMS PTA

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH - Parent Volunteer Sign Up

  • Tuesday 2/8: Students visit during School
  • Wednesday 2/9: Students visit during School / After School: 3:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 2/10: Students visit during School
  • Friday 2/11: Student visit during Lunch / Support

Virtual Wine Tasting Party - Wine's Around the USA

Friday, April 29th at 7:30 PM

  • All proceeds benefit the LVMS PTA

Health and Safety

COVID Activity Index Level (CALI) - As of 12/20/2021 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score transitioned to Very High (RED). As of 12/30/2021, the CDC has updated it's guidelines to reflect recommendations for "Very High" COVID-19 Levels. Please click here to view those guidelines.

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

Washington Township Health Department - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Held at West Morris Central HS- 259 Bartley Road, Chester NJ

Tuesday, February 25th

For more information see the CDC's 1/12/2022 Recommendations.

Please consult our NJDOH COVID-19 Resources as needed

Any health questions or concerns should be directed to our school nurses, and