LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 8 , Issue 8; October 23, 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)

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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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Ramp Entry

At the Cummings Road ramp entrance:

  • If you are a student coming into school for the day, please push the outside buzzer and someone from the office will meet you inside the ramp.
  • If you are a parent dropping something off for a student, we ask that you push the outside buzzer and we will have you set whatever you may be dropping off on the table inside of the ramp.
  • If you are a parent picking up a student early, please push the buzzer and let us know who you are picking up and we will send them outside.

Digital Copy of the 2019-2020 Yearbook

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


Class Ring & Cap and Gown Ordering - October 29th!

The Jostens representative will be here all day on Thursday, October 29th to handle class ring and cap and gown orders. Sophomores and Seniors received ordering information packets this past Tuesday, October 13th. If the weather cooperates, the representative will be outside under a tent to allow for social distancing and proper ventilation. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

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.

Parent/Teacher Conference

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

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. Lindsey), 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.

Psych Notes by Dr. Miller

Bullying and Bystanders

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Of course, the large majority of adults and students oppose bullying. We know it is wrong and we know we should act to stop it when we see it. Yet many people (children and adults) do not stand up and stop bullying when they see it. Why?

Social Psychologists have some answers for us. They have found that when a person is in a group, that person’s behavior is often influenced more by what the group does than by the person’s individual beliefs or personality characteristics. Group behavior can override our beliefs and convictions. This powerful group process is known as conformity. Conformity is when we modify our behavior to match the group. We aren’t always aware when we are conforming to the norms of a group. Bullying often occurs in the presence of others and when bullying occurs and nobody intervenes, it may be because there is a group norm that silently says, “don’t intervene.”

But, if only one person stands up, then others are likely to join because now there is a new group with a new social norm. The new social norm is to help, rather than be a bystander (or walk away). It is hard to recognize when you are being influenced by a group process like conformity, and it is uncomfortable to break a group norm. Understanding the power of group processes is an important part of learning the skills necessary to become an “upstander” rather than just another bystander. If you want to learn more, click on the links below.

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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.

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.

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.

  • Super fun volunteer opportunity! Want to help set up and hand out candy at the Wilmington KOA campground for Halloween? See Mrs. McConvey if you are interested! Set up is from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, and candy hand-out is from 4-7 p.m.

  • 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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