Vol. 7, Issue 34; May 15, 2020
Remote Learning Information for the Remainder of the School Year
- School buildings will not reopen for the current academic year, so we will finish the 2019-20 school year continuing with our present system of remote instruction and at-home learning.
- The August Regents Exams have been cancelled. (It was announced earlier that June exams are cancelled).
- School board elections and budget votes originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 will now take place on June 9, 2020. Qualified voters may only vote by absentee ballot, and ballots will be sent to every voter by mail.
- No determination has been made yet on summer school.
As we continue our remote learning for the remainder of the school year, the following links will help you and your student(s) with our remote learning structure:
Feel free to email questions to your building principal. Middle School: email@example.com
High School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder! Email is the best way to reach faculty, staff, and administration at LPMSHS and LPES. You can also feel free to call us at the following numbers:
- District office: 518-637-2535
- Middle & High School: 518-524-2474
- Elementary School:518-637-2856
46er Running Challenge
Check out here a nice interview by NCPR about Middle School student, Colin Francis, and his mother, Kelsey, and their 46er Running Challenge.
Remember, if you would like to donate per mile (10 cents, 25 cents, etc) or one flat dollar amount in order to support this cause, simply call The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid at 518-523-2950 by May 15th and tell Sarah or Marc you'd like to donate to the 46er Challenge.
Parent Tech Hour on Tuesdays
We know how tough it is to take on the task of helping and monitoring your child’s online learning, especially with learning the technology that comes with it. We hope to ease some of your burdens by offering a Parent Tech Hour on Tuesdays from 11:00 – 12:00 on Zoom with Ms. Lindsay, MS Principal, and Ms. Patenaude, MHS Librarian, where you can ask any questions you may have. Anything from how to turn in an assignment to learning how to navigate a new website, we are here for you. If you're not available during this time, feel free to contact us to set up an appointment.
Zoom link - Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88003666187?pwd=eEFTQnR3U2xsUFNLVHF4cWxwVTR2Zz09 Meeting ID: 880 0366 6187 Password: 087086
Breakfast and Lunch??? We Can Add Your Child To Our Weekly Deliveries!
Dr. Miller's Psych Notes
The Power of Humor
My daughter Laurel is stranded in New Zealand during the COVID-19 crisis. We talk on Facetime frequently. The other day she told me a dumb joke that made me smile. She said she got the joke from “Siri” on her iPhone. This morning I asked Siri to tell me a joke. Here is what I got. "Why is Cinderella so bad a soccer? She keeps running away from the ball." Har, Har! Maybe that made you smile, maybe not, but the power of humor is no joke (see what I did there?). A genuine laugh or smile, whether out loud or silent, but heartfelt, is incompatible with sadness, anxiety, anger, or a depressed mood. It immediately changes our inner experience. I think most people have had the experience of being angry and then somebody says or does something that tickles your funny bone. It can be almost impossible to suppress a smile and stay angry, even if you want to. Humor is powerful stuff. It demonstrates our resilience and lifts other people up. Humor can go a long way in helping us through tough times. So, go out on a limb, check Siri for jokes, and share them. If somebody groans at your next joke just remember, it takes a person with a good sense of humor to tell a bad joke.
Transcending Social Distance: LPMHS Art Gallery
Don't forget! Students and staff can still share their creativity and personal expression by emailing any artwork to Mr. Robinson for the online art gallery found here.
Once the artwork is uploaded, you will receive an Artsonia permission request via email. The artwork will not be viewable unless permission is granted.
Artwork Credit: A. Livesey-Ferry
Please email Mrs. McConvey at email@example.com in the library for any upcoming opportunities.
---See flyer below for a volunteer opportunity---
**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the school's website. Check it out at the link below.**
Information from Essex County Public Health
The testing capacity in Essex County has significantly increased over the past couple of weeks. If you are looking to access a COVID-19 test, refer to the Testing Locations listed below. Physician's orders are not required to access a test at these locations; however, they still suggest calling your Primary Care Provider first. They will provide the most appropriate recommendations based on your situation and can provide orders for the tests you need. They may also be able to provide COVID-19 testing right in their office.
We understand there are still lots of questions about antibody (serology) testing. This type of test is different from a viral test and positive results are interpreted differently. The guidance below can help you determine which test is most appropriate. For more information about COVID-19 testing, go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html
Student Log In Assistance Sheet
Board of Education Meeting Dates 2019-20
The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the District Office unless otherwise noted.
Board meetings have been and will continue to be streamed live. Executive Order 202.1 – Article 7 of the Public Officers Law allows for the school board to meet without permitting in public in-person access to meetings. As such, any comments slated for the Good of the Cause can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails will be read during the portion of the Good of the Cause.
Our Board meetings are streamed live at http://www.lpcsd.org/ Click on “live stream”
Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
May 26th- Budget Hearing at 6:30 pm. via Zoom
June 9, 2020-Budget vote via Absentee Ballot
June 16, 2020
July 7, 2020
The Budget Hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, @ 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed live at http://www.lpcsd.org/ Click on “live stream”. The budget documents will be posted on the school webpage. Any comments on the budget can be emailed to email@example.com. Emails will be read during the budget hearing.
School board elections and budget votes will now take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Manner of Voting
Qualified voters will vote only by absentee ballots. School districts will send out an absentee ballot to all qualified voters, with a postage-paid return envelope. Please note the district office is closed to the public.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Please note the district office is closed to the public.
Board Elections No signatures are required on Nominating Petitions. Nominating petitions must be emailed to the District Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or received via US mail to Karen Angelopoulos, District Clerk, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946 by Monday, May 11, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility to run for Member of the Board of Education
- Must be able to read and write.
- Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be incompetent.
- Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year.
- May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
- May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
- May not be a current employee of the school board.
- May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
Notice of Vacancies
- Number of Seats Available: Three
- Term: Three Expired Three-Year Terms from 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023
- Seats currently held by: Jeffrey Brownell, Joan Hallett Valentine, and Daniel Marvin
The Board of Education has ongoing registration. Qualified voters can use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registrationapplication. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, the district is not doing personal registration.