The LMS Lowdown

February 12, 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The second marking period recently ended and the report cards have been released. This marks the halfway point for the year from an academic standpoint. We hope all our students do as well as they can, but if they have not up to this point, there is time left. Our staff is always willing to help. Never hesitate to reach out to the teacher or counselor. We want to work together to help all of our students and we are always here for you.

MORNING DROP OFF

If you drop your child off in the morning, please help us keep the lines down. You can do this by pulling up as far as you can to the LMS main doors. We will have a sign outside that will show you where to pull up to at the doors. When done properly, we can fit about eight cars at a time for drop off. Those in line behind you will thank you.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year began on Monday, February 1st on our website. Any Lumberton resident with a child who turns 5 on or before September 30th, 2021 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Find more information on our website HERE.

PRESCHOOL EXPANSION

The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. This award will allow the district to provide FREE, high quality preschool to a number of our three- and four- year-old students. The district will be partnering with the Center for Family Services to provide free, high quality preschool to Head Start eligible Lumberton children immediately upon enrollment.


Families must meet the criteria as outlined by Head Start, though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines may be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.



What if I am not comfortable sending my child to school at this time?

There are several service delivery options available, including a fully remote option.



What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child in the program?


Visit the district website to complete the interest form: https://www.lumberton.k12.nj.us or you can contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services: czweben@lumberton.k12.nj.us or by phone (609) 267-9099 x3808

SCHOOL PICTURES RETAKES

We are working with Lifetouch to set up retake hot opportunities and if you missed the first photo opportunity. We will keep you updated when details are finalized. If you still need to pick up your pictures, please contact Mrs. Wagner at kwagner@lumberton.k12.nj.us.

LOWDOWN THROWBACK

Today in our Throwback, we go back to the early 2000's with two teachers, Mrs. Hannold and Mrs. Scott who came to LMS the same year and have been impacting the lives of students for twenty years.
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COVID-19 REMINDERS AND UPDATES

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Gambino as to why they are absent. She can be reached at agambino@lumberton.k12.nj.us
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. It is especially important if you returned after January 4th as that would impact your student's hybrid learning return.
  • Please notify if anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to someone with symptoms or until the contact has a negative Covid-19 test.


Covid-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomachache
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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SPIRIT DAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Friday February 15th: President's Day- School Closed

Wednesday February 17th: Random Act of Kindness Day!

Friday February 26th: Dress as a Favorite Book Character

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