LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8 , Issue 9; October 30, 2020

Upcoming School Schedule

Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day (no school)

Monday, November 23 - Parent/Teacher conferences - Half day for students (10:22 a.m. release)

Tuesday, November 24 - Early release drill (1:45 p.m. release)

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

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 starting on November 6th.

Winter/Spring Sports Physicals

If your student is planning to play a winter or spring sport and they have not yet had a physical exam for this school year, please make an appointment with their regular health care provider as soon as possible! Health care providers in our area are very busy this time of year, and even more so now with additional COVID concerns, so it's important to make your appointments in advance.


While New York State waived the requirement for fall sports, going forward it is unlikely they will continue to waive it, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do physicals in school as we have done in the past.


If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact athletic director John Burdick at jburdick@lakeplacidcsd.net.

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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.

Calling 6th and 7th graders for the JAGS program!

A new program for 6th and 7th graders is beginning next week! JAGS stands for Jump, Aim, Glide, Slide and gives students the opportunity to try out a variety of winter sports. Check out the information below, and if your 6th or 7th grader is interested, download and fill out the information in the below attached flyer and contact Ms. Lindsay at tlindsay@lakeplacidcsd.net.
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JAGS INTRODUCTION

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.

Digital Copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook

The 2019-2020 yearbook is finally here! Check out a digital version here:

https://lplacid.wixsite.com/yearbook/2020-yearbook

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher conferences for the MHS will be held on Monday, November 23rd. They will be held via Zoom. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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.



  • Interested in learning to work the clock for Varsity Soccer? Contact Mr. Burdick at jburdick@lakeplacidcsd.net. Many hours are available with this commitment and volunteers are needed ASAP.


  • 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, November 14 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:

November 10 (please note date change)

November 17

December 1

December 15

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