Vol. 8 , Issue 6; October 9, 2020
School Closing Schedule
Monday, October 12th- Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11th- Veterans Day
Monday, November 23rd- Parent/Teacher Conference- Half Day for Students
- 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.
MHS Picture Day 10/22
- The photography team will have their temperature taken before the start of their shift and upon arrival at the MHS.
- They will be screened using the COVID symptom protocol.
- They will disinfect themselves and all equipment before, during, and after each photo session.
- A non-contact policy with students requires that grooming services will not be provided.
- A marked working space to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet at all times for everyone.
- Hands-free posing by utilizing visual and verbal aids.
- Students will be photographed while standing as opposed to sitting.
Photos will be taken in the gymnasium to allow for maximum open space and ventilation.
For remote learners, please contact the main office the week of October 12th for further guidance regarding picture day.
Senior pictures are due to Mr. LaVallee by January 4th, 2021. Please contact him with any questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Ring, Cap and Gown Ordering - October 29th!
Pysch Notes by Dr. MIller
October 8th was National Depression Screening Day, so I thought it would be a good time to write about depression. There are different forms of depression and together they are referred to as Depressive Disorders. Everybody feels sad sometimes, but with a depressive disorder, the sad mood may persist for weeks or months. Depression is both biological and psychological. Somebody with a depressive disorder can't just shake it off. Depression may interfere with the ability to work or function in school, interact with friends and family, and deal with daily responsibilities. A depressed person may not speak up and ask for help, particularly if they are feeling hopeless. Therefore, it is up to each and every one of us to look out for each other. So, if you notice signs of depression in your friends or family, talk to the person, listen to them and let them know you care. Then seek help. Remember, depression is treatable. You just have to take the step to seek help.
Some signs or symptoms to look out for:
Sad mood, crying. Sometimes sadness appears as anger and irritability.
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities the person used to enjoy, social isolation
Low energy, sometimes may appear agitated
Changes in eating and sleeping. Can be an increase or decrease.
Negative thinking about self, hopelessness, worthlessness
Trouble making decisions, thinking, or concentrating
Thoughts of suicide (seek help immediately)
Below is a link to the Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression (BSAD), a depression screener designed to be completed by parents. If you are concerned that your son or daughter may be depressed please take a few moments to complete this screener. Some recommendations are offered at the end. You may also reach out to the school for help: Dave Miller (School Psychologist), Connie Hammaker (High School Counselor), Lynn Gosling (Middle School Counselor), Tina Clark (Student Support Counselor).
Disenchanted! Virtual Musical by Northwood School
Links will go live at 6:30 p.m.
Free Meals for ALL Students Through October 30th!
Grab and Go Breakfasts- Our food service staff will have "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.
- Interested in learning to work the clock for Varsity Soccer? Contact my Mr. Burdick at email@example.com. Many hours are available with this commitment and volunteers are needed ASAP.
- Ecumenical Food Collection Day: On Saturday, October, 17th from 9 am-12 pm in the St. Agnes parking lot. See below for more information.
Please see Mrs. 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 on available at the St. Agnes Church parking lot to receive food donations.
- Saturday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to Noon.
- More information can be found in the Lake Placid Insider and the organizations' web sites 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 web site or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Education Meeting Dates 2020-21
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 email@example.com. 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: