The Monday Minute

Week of April 11th @ LVMS

This week will mark the conclusion of Marking Period 3. Believe it or not, we're already moving into the final quarter of the school year! For your information, the OnCourse Parent Portal will close to parents on the morning of Tuesday, April 12th and re-open at the conclusion of the school day on Thursday, April 14th. Included are a few additional resources that you may find helpful:

Understanding Your Report Card

OnCourse DashBoard Checking Grades

Mr. Ippolito and Mr. Mirabella's Report Card Tips

Please see Mr. Ippolito's 4/5/22 Update for more information regarding changes to our student lunch procedures and Physical Education Classes.

Our student assembly from last week has be rescheduled ! Martina Hahn's Speed Painting presentation will now be held on Wednesday, April 13th during the school day for each grade level.

As a reminder, LVMS will be CLOSED on Friday, April 15th.

LVMS will re-open on Monday, April 18th.


Did you know our daily announcements that are made each morning are available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!

LVMS Announcements Website

LVMS Live News Stream

LVMS Lunch Menus

Guidance Corner

As a reminder, please reach out to our Guidance Counselors if there are any student questions or concerns. Our counselors are available to support all students. Please visit their website for great resources and additional information.

In addition to their Guidance services, our counselors are also organizing an April Service Project by sponsoring Color A Smile! More information provided below!


Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile. Every month they mail thousands of new drawings to all the people on their mailing list.

Kids, teens, and adults of any age can volunteer to color and help us spread smiles.

OUR LVMS Students are already hard at work and ready to send someone a SMILE

(see photo below)

Big picture


Additional information is available via our LVMS Athletics site

Full Schedules can be found on the LVMS Sports Portal

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Practices will continue after school from 3:30 - 4:30pm. We will meet in the North Gym. Please bring sneakers and athletic attire to change into for practice.

Boys and Girls Track and Field signups are now CLOSED.

For questions, please contact Mr. Petrucelli or Mrs. Stramaglia.

Girls Softball

Team practices will begin on Monday, April 11th after school. The teams first game is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th at Mendham Township Middle School.

Please Click Here for the full Softball Schedule

Additional information found at Coach Demarest's Softball Website

For questions, please contact Coach Demarest

Boys Baseball

Baseball Tryouts continue on Monday, April 11th.

The teams first game is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th at Mendham Township Middle School.

Please Click Here for the full Baseball Schedule

For questions, please contact Coach Dauchert

Spring Intramurals

Starting Monday, April 11th, sessions will be held every Monday and Wednesday until May 18th.

Please contact Mrs. Werneke or Mr. Inskeep with any questions!


School & PTA Information

8th Grade Celebration: Planning Committees

Attention Families!

SIGN UP NOW for various committees to assist in planning the 8th Grade Celebration Dance sponsored by the LVMS PTA.


WMC Fencing Clinic - Held at LVMS

April 6th - May 25th (Wednesdays)

Click Here to Register / for more information

7th Grade PTA Social: Monday, April 11th, 5-7:30 p.m.

Circle Bowl & Entertainment, Ledgewood

Long Valley Junior Women's Club 23rd Annual Photo Contest

Submit Digital Images through April 22nd

See participant Registration Form for more information!

*Registration Forms also found w/ LVMS Art Teachers*

Upcoming Student Sponsored Assemblies -

  • Wednesday, April 13th - Rescheduled - Martina Hahn - Speed Painter Presentation

Health and Safety

The district has moved to following the CDC's 2/22/22 Recommendations. For additional information, please see Dr. Turnamian's 3/4/22 Community Update.

COVID Activity Index Level (CALI): As of 4/2/2022 the district received notification that our region’s CALI score remains Moderate (YELLOW).

Contact Tracing: As of 2/28/22 CDC Guidance, the district will not require contact tracing when transmission rates remain low to moderate. The district will monitor current transmission rates with the guidance of our district medical professionals and local Health Department, and not conduct contact tracing unless circumstances change. Please be aware, if community transmission rates begin to rise, the district will consider restoring former mitigation protocols.

Testing Positive for COVID-19: If a student tests positive for COVID-19 he/she still needs to isolate for 5 days and it is recommended he/she wear a mask for days 6-10. Most importantly, if a student is sick (COVID related or not) please keep him/her home from school.

Close Contact / Quarantine: If an individual is identified as a close contact due to out of school activity or family contact and has not had a primary series of vaccination, it is recommended he/she quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask for days 6-10.

Daily District COVID-19 Communications: Effective 2/8/22 the district will no longer send out daily communications of newly reported COVID-19 cases from each school. This information will continued to be tracked and updated daily to the Information Hub on the main page of our district website.

Please consult Washington Township's NJDOH COVID-19 Resources as needed.

Any health questions or concerns should be directed to our school nurses, and