Lower Moreland High School

Newsletter

November 10, 2021

Hello Lower Moreland Families


Please enjoy this edition of the high school newsletter!


Thank you,

Mr. William J. Miles, Principal


P.S.- Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @LMTSD_LMHS and Instagram at lmtsd-highschool

What's Happening

Report Cards

Report Cards will be available at the end of the school day on Friday 11/12/21.

Class of 2022- Important Information-PLEASE READ

SENIOR PORTRAITS- Retakes and Make Ups: Appointments must be made with Barksdale at their location in Aston, PA for any further portraits or make ups. The number is 1-800-220-7667. Deadline for the yearbook photo is 12/31/21.

First View -Bus App

Lower Moreland Township School District has partnered with FirstView which is an app for parents that allows for direct access to the status of your child’s bus. FirstView GPS tracks the bus on a map and allows you to set up a customizable geo-fence around your pick-up/drop-off location, so you can be alerted when the bus is close. You can customize your notifications on the app. This is a free app for parents that can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store.


Here are the instructions for getting started with the app: FirstView Bus App. The instruction sheet has the district code and a list of the bus routes that are needed to register. Using this app is optional. The district will continue to send Connect Ed notifications about the status of bus changes or significant delays. Please also see the document below for a quick start guide.

Lion's Roar- School Newspaper

The Fall Issue of the Lion’s Roar is now up on the newspaper website, lmhslionsroar.com. This issue features an article about the student team documenting the building of the new high school, a profile on the LMHS Band Program, introductions to the new LMHS faculty and staff, and other school news. Hope you'll give it a look!

Lower Moreland Community,


We are thrilled to be hosting our 15th Mini-THON this year on November 19th! To date, we have raised over $1.3 million to fight pediatric cancer with Four Diamonds and cannot wait to see what we accomplish this year.


In order to provide a safe environment for our participants, this year’s event will be closed to the community, with only participants and chaperones permitted to attend. We wish we could welcome everyone back, including our alumni, but safety is our number one priority. Masks will be required, and we call upon everyone attending to be vigilant in proper social distancing and mask wearing.


If you would like to join us virtually, please tune into the livestream by using the link found on www.lmhsminithon.com.


We thank you for continuous support, especially this year.


FTK,

LMHS Mini-THON Team

Help to feed our Thon Dancers!

Mini-THON is looking for help to feed our dancers on November 19th! If you can donate a meal, please fill out this form. We thank you for your kindness and support!


https://forms.gle/jCqSWCrmmGPfBr1AA

LMHS Faculty, Staff & Student Advocates Support Purple Thursday

Thank you everyone for your support for the victims and survivors at Nicole's Place.

With your amazing support, Mrs. Quinn Maxwell was able to present a check to Sarah Laporta, Manager of Nicole's Place of the Laurel House last week for $650.00.


Sometimes you don't know where your money goes.

Your contributions help with the following:


Provide emergency shelter to adults and children

Have support personnel able to respond to hotline calls

Provide crisis intervention to victims

Provide legal representation or consultation to victims

Provide prevention education to students and through presentations

Provide trainings to professionals in law enforcement, medical, mental health and more

Provide gift cards for groceries and necessities to individuals and families.


So grateful for your help in making this continue to happen.

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LMHS Choir

LMHS Choir is back! Last Friday, 11/5, the high school's Honor Choir performed their first fully in-person performance since the start of the pandemic at Pine Road's "Night to Honor Veterans" event in the auditorium. Miss Dehner and the Honor Choir had been anticipating an all in-person event for almost 2 years, and could not be more proud of the group for their hard work up to the night and the night of.


In other choir news, be sure to tune into the school board meeting on November 16, where the LMHS Treble Choir will be singing! The meeting starts at 7 pm and can be viewed on the district's Youtube channel as it is streamed. The choir will be performing Miss Dehner's original song, "Thrive in my Headband," which was arranged and conducted last year by 2021 graduate Jaymie Roddy. At the meeting, the Treble Choir will have officially been running for 3 years, meaning that the district officially recognizes Treble Choir as an LM extracurricular. The choir is excited about this next step and can't wait for the district to hear them!


Finally, save the date for December 16, which is the Choir's Winter Concert. Come hear the LMHS Concert Choir, along with the extracurricular Honor, Treble, and Bass Choirs. The concert is in the high school's auditorium at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!

An Evening to Honor Veterans

Fernanda Gushi, grade 12, worked on a project for this event to honor Veterans Day.
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General News and Announcements

Important Reminders of Daily Health and Safety

  • Maintain safe distancing at all times. Students should not congregate at any time.
  • Masks need to be worn at all times and cover from the bridge of the nose to under the chin. The only exceptions are while eating or while outside at the direction of a teacher.
  • Bus riders need to wear a mask at all times.
  • Use hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of each class, and throughout the day follow hand-washing guidelines as needed.
  • Follow the directional arrows throughout the building

Attendance Protocol

All of your attendance reporting needs will be handled by one electronic form that will replace the Blue Card online form and the Yellow Card online form (used at Pine Road). This will also replace the need for a phone call to the attendance line.


  • Use this form to report your child’s absence. Submitting this form will both report the absence and document it. No follow up Blue card is needed.

  • Submit this form to sign your child into school late.

  • Submit this form to sign your child out for an appointment (early dismissal). This form allows you to enter a return to school time if your child will be returning to school.


Please Note:

If you are taking an extended vacation, you will still need to complete the Request for Excusal from Regular School Attendance, familiar to most families as a vacation request form. The form is found on the Virtual Backpack under Forms.


Doctors’ notes still need to be submitted to the school attendance secretary or sent into school.

Late Arrival/Early Release

We are doing the late arrival/early release program for this school year again. For more information on the requirements and expectations of this privilege, please see the link to the application. A student cannot begin the late arrival or early dismissal until the application is approved by Mr. Miles.

School Counseling Department

EASTERN EXPO 12/16/21
Open to any Sophomore interested in exploring two of Eastern's Programs from 12:15—1:45. Busses are provided and will leave from LMHS at 11:45. Busses will return to LM for normal dismissal. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Medical/permission form is due 12/6. Please see Mrs. Romano, if interested.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT NMSQT results will be coming in December. More news to follow as we get closer.


Parent Program for 9th & 10th Grade Parents/Guardians "College Readiness"

Special Guest Speaker- Mr. Michael J. Keaton, Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Drexel University.

For more information and to register College Readiness 9th & 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Presentation



Class of 2022- Still have questions about the College Application process? The link below can help. College Application Process Resource


For all:

If ever needed, here is the link to the Emergency / Crisis Resources that are listed on our counseling website.


The High School Counselors have begun to utilize REMIND an app-based communication platform that creates and sends one-way messages in real time to an entire class, a small group, or just a single person.

We are excited to launch this new technology to our students and a parent within the household. Information about how to register will be mailed shortly.


Gain access to REMIND: there are two ways to receive REMIND notifications:



Class of 2025

Please join at at remind.com/join

Join code @k89ekk


Class of 2024 - on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2024

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2024 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2023: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2023

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2023 to (765) 598-5198


Class of 2022: on smartphone, go to browser and type: rmd.at/lmtsd2022

OR if you do not have a smartphone, text @lmtsd2022 to (765) 598-5198

Athletic Department

Resources for Parents and Guardians

Anti-Bullying FAQ

We wanted to provide some information to families following our LMTSD Parent/Guardian Bullying Prevention Information survey. Below are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions and information related to district procedures.

Are you aware of the anonymous reporting system being used in Pennsylvania, Safe2Say Something?


Safe2Say Something is a statewide anonymous, 24-7, reporting process for a variety of safety concerns. Click HERE for more information on this initiative.


Are you aware of the Lower Moreland Township School District Harassment/Bullying Reporting Form?


This form is used to gather information about incidents related to bullying. Students, parents, teachers, and administrators can all use this form. This form can be found on each school’s website. Click HERE to view the form.


As a parent, I have a clear understanding of the school's policies, practices, and procedures related to issues of harassment and bullying.


All reported incidents related to bullying are investigated, regardless of how they are reported. The District Code of Conduct is the structure used to apply consequences. Cases are referred to the police if the nature of the incident requires it.

We continue to partner with students, staff, and families to provide a safe environment for all students.

Bullying Prevention

Lower Moreland Township School District is committed to preventing all forms of bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. For more information please see the district web site: https://www.lmtsd.org/Page/13723 In addition, please know that at the High School, bullying and harassment forms are available in the main office as well as the guidance office.

Vaping Tool Kit: Please use the link below to access the Montgomery County Dept. of Health's vaping tool kit. It has educational materials on vaping and e-cigarettes.

http://www.montcopa.org/vapingtoolkit

Food Services

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