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Polices Out for Public Comment

posted Sep 14, 2016, 6:46 AM by Dianne Georgantas

In accordance with Policy BFC, the School Committee sends its proposed policy changes and/or additions/deletions out for public comment following its first reading. The committee currently is seeking public comment on the policies below. Please use the IMPACT FORM to provide feedback for each policy.

Policy revision continues to be a priority of the School Committee and more revisions will be forthcoming.

The policy review group has posted the following policies: 

IHAMB - Teaching About Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

JICH -  Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Use Prohibited

Longmeadow Schools Special Program Speaker - Rachel Simmons

posted Sep 1, 2016, 10:55 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Please join us on October 27, 2016 at Longmeadow High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm for the start of the 2016-2017 Special Programs Speaker series -  Rachel Simmons, “The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence”.  

 

Rachel Simmons is a bestselling author and educator who works internationally to empower young women to be more authentic, assertive and self-aware.  A regular contributor to Time and Good Morning America, Rachel weaves down-to-earth advice with analysis of girls’ development, providing parents with concrete strategies and scripts to help kids cope with best friends, worst enemies and everything in between.

Longmeadow High School Auditorium - 7:00 pm - Admission is free

Sign up for guaranteed seating at:

http://lhsrachelsimmons.eventbrite.com 

For more information about Rachel Simmons, please visit: www.rachelsimmons.com.

Happy New School Year!!!

posted Aug 30, 2016, 1:29 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Today, the district welcomed our Class of 2029!  Superintendent O'Shea visited Mrs. Palazzi's kindergarten class as she read a welcome story to her new students as parents looked on!

  

Transportation Bus Routes 2016-17

posted Aug 23, 2016, 8:01 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The bus routes for the 2016-2017 are posted on the Transportation Page of our website.  They are also posted below as an attachment.

Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Application

posted Aug 15, 2016, 9:23 AM by Dianne Georgantas

The new application for Free or Reduced student lunches is now available.

Superintendent's Welcome Message

posted Aug 10, 2016, 12:05 PM by Dianne Georgantas

Superintendent Marty O'Shea has posted his Welcome Message to the Longmeadow community on the Superintendent's page of the website:
Superintendent's page

Board of Health - West Nile Disease Precautions

posted Aug 8, 2016, 7:46 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Longmeadow Boards of Health has received confirmation from state public health officials that mosquito samples collected in the Greater Springfield area have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Residents are urged to follow the following precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites from now through the first “hard” frost (approximately mid-October):     

 

1.       Apply insect repellent to any exposed skin and permethrin to clothing when you are out of doors. Repellents containing DEET-compounds are considered the most effective.

2.       Avoid outdoor activities at the times of day when the mosquitos carrying these diseases are most active, especially in the early morning hours and beginning at dusk through the hours of darkness.

3.       If possible, wear long sleeves, socks, and long pants when out of doors

4.       Remove any sources of water around the home such as empty containers and barrels. Clean out bird baths twice/week. Clear blocked gutters.  Remove tires from outdoor area where they may trap rain water. Keep swimming pool circulation systems running continuously.

5.       Repair holes in screens

The Boards will update the residents as  new mosquito surveillance information becomes available  or revised recommendations are issued during the remainder of the summer and early fall.  

Summer Reading/School Supplies

posted Jun 23, 2016, 5:26 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Summer reading and School supplies lists (for elementary and middle schools) are now posted on each individual school site.  Please visit your child's school sites to access the information.
In the elementary schools, the One Book One Community book has been announced, 
One Book One Community

Whitsons Parent Survey

posted Jun 15, 2016, 9:00 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Parents are invited to participate in a survey from our food service provider of school lunches.  A link to the survey is provided here:  Whitsons Food Service Survey

Advisory for Parents

posted Jun 8, 2016, 11:32 AM by Dianne Georgantas

Dear Longmeadow Community:

This is the time of year when we like parents to review "stranger danger" with their children.  The police chief, John Stankiewitz, has posted the a message on the LPD Facebook page.  Please take time to read it and discuss with your children.
Here is a link to the message:  Parent Advisory

Regards,
Superintendent Marie Doyle

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