The LMS Lowdown

May 14, 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Halfway through May, the 76ers are in first place, the Phillies are near the top, vaccinations are approved for most kids of middle school age and masks are going out of style (soon, we hope!!). The weather is getting beautiful and we are preparing for 8th grade activities to end the year. Love when things are going in the right direction.

NEW GRADING SCALE

The officers of the Young Republic attended last night's Lumberton Board of Education Meeting to present and argue for changes to the LMS grading scale. The Board of Education stated how impressed they were with the students and ultimately passed a motion to change the grading scale. Starting in September, LMS will operate on the 10 point scale for all students. This was an excellent example of student voice and congratulations should go out to Will, Sydney, Ruhan and Annie on their hard work.
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OUR NURSE IS THE BEST

Mrs. Gambino is doing her annual screenings with the students. She is the hardest working person at LMS, great job.
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LMS THROWBACK

This week's Throwback goes back to the 2009 LMS Chorus and the 6th Grade Villains of 2003.
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PRESCHOOL EXPANSION

The Lumberton Township School District will continue expanding its FREE preschool program for 3 and 4 year-olds for the 2021-2022 school year. Information was recently sent out, which you can see by clicking here. Please reach out to Caryn Zweben with any questions: czweben@lumberton.k12.nj.us

6TH GRADE WRITERS

Mrs. Govito is working on poetry with her student who are writing their own poems.
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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.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. The following states do not require a quarantine after travel: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Connecticut. If you traveled to another state, You will need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Please notify if your child or 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 14 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 14 days if exposed to a Covid-19 positive person.
  • If your child or anyone in your home is being tested, keep your child home until the results are back.


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 CLOSINGS

Friday, May 21st: Wildcat Pride Day, wear school colors or school spirit wear

Friday, May 28th Memorial Day observance, wear red, white, blue

Monday, May 31st- School Closed

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