LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 29; April 10, 2020

School Closing Schedule

Monday, March 16th - Wednesday, April 29th: COVID-19 Closing

Friday, May 22nd and Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day Recess

Breakfast and Lunch??? We Can Add Your Child To Our Weekly Deliveries!

If you would like your child(ren) to receive breakfast and lunch deliveries every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, please email Dana Wood at dwood@lpcsd.org to be added to the list. There are no requirements and everyone qualifies. Meals are delivered by our bus drivers three days a week.

COVID-19 Situation Update 4/8/20

Regents Exam Update: The New York State Department of Education formally canceled the Regents Exams scheduled for June of 2020. You can read about it in the news here, or on the NYSED web site here. We will provide more details later.

School Closure Date Change: During his daily COVID-19 press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday, April 6th, that he will extend the school closure mandate until April 29th. With this ruling, and without any additional extension, schools would reopen on Thursday, April 30th. In addition, Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced that Regents exams will also be canceled.

  • Reminder, for now, 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
  • Free internet access available to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. More information HERE.
  • Bored? Here is a list of creative ideas and exciting activities you can use with the children at home to stay engaged.

Childcare for "Essential Workers"

We know that the COVID-19 crisis and closing of school has caused many disruptions for our families, particularly related to finding adequate childcare. We are currently working with the FEH BOCES to assist families of essential health care workers and first responders to find open childcare placements with local county and current licensed daycare providers. Essential health care workers may include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, LPNs, nurse assistants, or lab personnel. First responders may include paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters. If you are an essential health care worker or first responder and need assistance with childcare, please call 518-483-6420 option 9, or send an email to childcare@mail.fehb.org

Student Work Permits

At this time, student work permits are still able to be administered. If your child needs working papers or is in need of an updated card, please email Mrs. Taylor (ktaylor@lpcsd.org) or Mrs. Mayberry (pmayberry@lpcsd.org), or call 518-524-2474.

Dr. Miller's PsychNotes

Taking Action

Below is a nice “info-graphic” that Tina Clark, our Student Support Counselor, came across. We are not sure who made it or we would give them credit. It is definitely worth a look.

Reminder, you can check out Dr. Miller's coping support page here. His site has information and links to pages to help with general coping strategies and tips on managing stress and worry.

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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.

Junior/Senior Prom

At this time, the junior/senior prom has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Blue Bomber Weekly News Episode #30

Sweetheart & Superheroes Parent Video

Click the link below to check out video #16 of the Sweetheart & Superheroes video series.

Video #16: Child Thank you

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Volunteer Opportunities!!!

Please email Mrs. McConvey at pmcconvey@lpcsd.org in the library for any upcoming opportunities.

**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the school's website. Check it out at the link below.**

Information from your friendly school nurse Cora

Special Enrollment Period for NYS Health Insurance

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New York State of Health has made a Special Enrollment Period available to New Yorkers during which eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan Marketplace, and directly through insurers. The Special Enrollment Period is open from March 16 to May 15, 2020. Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round.

The Fidelis Care team is ready to assist you by phone. Call 1-866-435-9521 (TTY: 711) or you can contact your local Fidelis Care Representative, Katelyn Smart 518-593-5341 or Matthew Davis 518-429-8224.

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Student Log In Assistance Sheet

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Board of Education News

The Lake Placid Central School District announces the polling hours for the budget vote will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 19, 2020 (postponed to June 2nd tentatively). The time change from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is necessitated due to the Essex County voting machines not being available for the Annual School District Meeting and Election.

Community members may submit questions they would like the Board to address during their work sessions by email to lpdistrictclerk@lpcsd.org or during the regular Board of Education meetings during the Good of the Cause. The Board of Education meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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 lpdistrictclerk@lpcsd.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:

April 21st- Tentative date to approve the budget

May 5 – Budget Hearing Wilmingtonpostponed – tentative May 19

May 12 – Budget Hearing Lake Placid- postponed – tentative May 26

May 19 – Budget Vote – postponed – Tentative June 2

June 2, 2020

June 16, 2020

July 7, 2020

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