LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8, Issue 12; November 20, 2020

Upcoming School Schedule

Monday, November 23 AND Tuesday, November 24 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Half day for students on both days (10:22 a.m. release)

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27 - Thanksgiving break (no school)

Wednesday, December 23-Friday, January 1 - Christmas break (no school)

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held on Monday AND Tuesday, November 23 and 24, via Zoom. Both days will be half-days for students. If you have a conference scheduled with your child's teacher(s), please check your email for a Zoom link.

Picture Retake Day

School picture retake day will be Thursday, December 3. Please contact the main office with any questions.

Parking Change Starting November 30

Starting Monday, November 30, the oval will be closed to all parking. Students who drive to school will need to park in the Shipman Youth Center parking lot. Please allow extra time to get up the hill to the parking lot!

Olympic Oval Skating Pass

This year the MHS will be working with ORDA to coordinate season passes for the Olympic Oval for all students in grades 6-12. The passes are $5.00 per student (cash preferred). We are also accepting donations for additional passes that can be donated to students this winter. If you are interested in purchasing or donating a pass, please see Mrs. Mayberry or Mrs. Taylor in the Main Office.

Backpack Program- FREE Meals for the Weekends!

The Backpack Program is back!!! If you are interested in your child receiving a bag filled with meals for their weekend (2 breakfasts, 3 dinners, snacks and bi-weekly milk & egg cards), please call the office at (518)523-2474, ext. 4001 to sign up. Bag deliveries are each Friday.

Christmas Tree Orders

The class of 2024 is selling Christmas trees! A 6-8' tree is $35 (additional fee for a larger tree). Please see the order form below.
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Submit Your FREE/REDUCED Meal Application Now!

All public school students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year, regardless of parental income. However, if you feel that you might qualify for free and reduced price meals, please submit your application to the office as soon as possible. There are other benefits to submitting this application, including waivers for college admission applications, ACT/SAT entrance fees, etc. For an application, contact Mrs. Cash in the counseling office at acash@lakeplacidcsd.net.

Grab and Go Breakfasts- Our food service staff has "Grab and Go" breakfasts available at each entrance every morning. Students will be able to grab their breakfast choice and proceed to their 1st-period class.

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COVID 19 Reminders

  • Masks must be worn while at school by all students, teachers, and staff. Bandanas and neck gators are not adequate face coverings.
  • Social distancing is required. Maintaining a distance of 6 feet is required at all times.
  • Frequent hand-washing is required.

Remote Learning Information

A reminder that in order to become a remote student, a conversation will need to take place between the building principal (Mrs. Casey or Ms. Lindsay), the student, and parent/guardian BEFORE being allowed to remote into classes. Please call the office at (518) 523-2474 for questions.

Psych Notes with Dr. Miller

Gratitude, because bad news is sticky

It is nearly Thanksgiving and perhaps it is a good time to think about gratitude again. I know that the idea of gratitude can ring hollow in such a difficult time. But maybe now is precisely the time and situation that we need to think about gratitude the most.

As the COVID crisis drags on, it is hard to escape the bad news. To complicate matters, upsetting information tends to stick with us, more so than positive news. I don’t know who said it, but bad news sticks to us like Velcro and good news slides off like Teflon. If we spend too much time caught in a cycle of negativity we can become hopeless, angry, sad, unhealthy, and less able to help ourselves and others. Now more than ever, it is important to find a little positivity in order to help provide balance in our emotional lives and fight hopelessness and despair.

Since positivity doesn’t stick with us like bad news, we may have to work a little harder at positivity. We can’t depend upon the news of the day for positivity. We have to find it within ourselves, and this is where gratitude practice comes in. Practicing gratitude means making a habit of taking the time to identify the positive aspects and events (even the little ones) that are part of daily life. Gratitude has been well studied in Positive Psychology, and it works. It helps cultivate a sense of well-being. It fights a depressed mood, and increases positive emotion. The Three Good Things exercise is a good way to start practicing gratitude. Check out the links below for more information.


Three Good Things exercise

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

LPCSD invites interested people of all ages to join a work group on a diversity, equity and inclusion policy, sometimes referred to as a diversity policy. If you are interested in being part of this work group, please contact Board member Martha Spear at 518-946-7851 or mspear@lakeplacidcsd.net.

Volunteer Opportunities

Just a reminder that all students must have 40 hours of community service to graduate. Keep checking back for volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

  • Ecumenical Food Collection Days: See below for more information.

Don't forget, a parent/guardian can volunteer along with their student and earn double the hours toward the graduation requirement. Please see Mrs. Patti McConvey for more volunteer opportunities and don't forget to fill out and hand in those volunteer forms!

Ecumenical Food Bank Information

  • Several of the Lake Placid community service organizations have joined together to host monthly Ecumenical Food Bank Food Drives for the foreseeable future.
  • Volunteers from the organizations will be available at the St. Agnes Church parking lot to receive food donations.
  • The next collection date is Saturday, December 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • More information can be found in the Lake Placid Insider and the organizations' websites and Facebook pages. They include the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid School District, Lake Placid Synagogue, Lions Club, Rotary Club, and St. Agnes Parish.
  • If you would like to join the effort please contact the Lake Placid Rotary Club via their website or rotarylp.volunteer@gmail.com
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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Library Media Center. Board members attend in person or via zoom from their homes.

Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

December 1

December 15

January 5, 2021

January 19, 2021


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