Reminder... Parents, you have the option to change your child's status from remote to hybrid before the next quarter begins. If you would like your child to have in-person instruction every other week, please email your child's school counselor with your request. You can also request FULL remote at any time of the year. The deadline to request hybrid instruction is Friday, January 29th. Please take this week to discuss with your child and let us know if you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity. Mrs. Henderson, 7th grade school counselor (Shenderson@lawrence.k12.ny.us) Mrs. Hernandez, 8th grade school counselor (Ihernandez@lawrence.k12.ny.us) Thank you
Correction....As reported earlier, all 8th graders will be FULL remote till 2/1. Please make sure your child is logged into their Google Meet platform for instruction and participation credit. Thank you.
As reported earlier, all 8th graders will be FULL remote on Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd. Please make sure your child is logged into their Google Meet platform for instruction and participation credit daily. Thank you
Lawrence Friday January 15th We had no cases today reported districtwide today. Monday school will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The commUNITY coalition will have a special event Monday evening with guest speaker Dwania Kyles who was part of a group of 13 first graders during desegregation of the Memphis Schools. The link can be found on Lawrence.org. I hope you will join us. Thank you and stay strong, safe, and kind. Dr. Pedersen
Who's got spirit? LMS does! LMS SPIRIT WEEKS will be on Feb. 1-5 and Feb 8-12: double the fun! Hybrid students will be able to participate while in the building, and all remote students are encouraged to participate BOTH weeks. Show your Lawrence pride and let's have some fun!
Lawrence Thursday January 14th Good evening. Lawrence had no reported cases today. We have approximately 40 staff and students district wide that are continuing their quarantine. The cooperation of all members of our learning community shows the strength of this beautiful community. Thank you. Dr. Pedersen
Join the CommUNITY Coalition on Monday, January 18th at 7:30 PM for a panel discussion honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place on Zoom. To register, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7pRJzRi5Rm6YIq--AtEVyQ
Some Lawrence staff , identified as NYS group 1A , have started to get the vaccine. This is very good news and we anxiously await vaccines being made available to our teachers, staff, children, and families. I’m pretty certain we all want one of these “ proof of COVID vaccination cards”.
Lawrence’s first vaccination! Nurse Susan Brooks from Lawrence Middle School proudly displays her vaccination band-aid and says “ We can do this America!” Today the county opened up vaccination for school nurses. We are delighted to see this process begin.
Congratulations to 7th grader Nasrin Alkaifi! Her incredible artwork has been submitted to the NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Essay exhibition, which invites students to submit artwork based on Dr. King's Six Principles of Nonviolence. Way to go Nasrin!
Dear Lawrence Families, The district has been notified of positive COVID-19 cases (unrelated to one another). Please see the following letter for more information. Stay well! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1062005/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_1.4.2021.pdf
Quarantine Reminders For travel out of the tristate - The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days. On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. For CLOSE CONTACT NYS has now aligned with the CDC and quarantine is now 10 days or 7 days if a negative test is taken between days 5 and 7. Persons who come out of quarantine are advised to continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Please feel free to email with any questions, these are certainly confusing times. Thank you
Wishing the best for all in 2021! Just as a reminder, our Gold cohort will start in person instruction with day 1 on Monday, January 4th. Please enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Welcome to 2021! School will reopen on Monday, January 4th. Please remember to complete the health app, stay home if you have any symptoms, and follow quarantine guidelines for any travel you may have taken. With the vaccine on the horizon we are hopeful for the future, however we must remain mindful of safety protocols to keep one another healthy. Onward to a safe and healthy 2021! Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families, The district has been notified of 2 positive COVID-19 cases (unrelated to one another). Please see the following letter for more information. Stay well! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1056405/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_12.21.20.pdf
Good afternoon Lawrence, The Department of Health has alerted us to a positive case at the High School, last date in school was Monday the 14th. Any close contacts are being notified. We also have an unrelated HS case with no close contacts. During the break please email me with any COVID questions or case notifications firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure the safest tracing process, we need to be contacted directly please. Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of a very long year. I hope it finds you all well. Stay strong and stay safe. All my best, Dr. Pedersen
Santa visited the 195 Campus right before our snow day. Thankful that Assistant Principals Brett Kornblum and Kathleen Graham were able to help facilitate this visit. Merry Christmas!
Thursday December 17th Have a safe and beautiful snow Day! Put your Chromebooks and tech down and enjoy the beauty of the world. The quiet and beauty is timeless. It sifts from Leaden Sieves BY EMILY DICKINSON Written in 1830 It powders all the Wood. It fills with Alabaster Wool The Wrinkles of the Road - It makes an even Face Of Mountain, and of Plain - Unbroken Forehead from the East Unto the East again - It reaches to the Fence - It wraps it Rail by Rail Till it is lost in Fleeces - It deals Celestial Vail
Good afternoon Lawrence Families - Lawrence will have a snow day tomorrow, December 17th and a remote learning day December 18th. We hope that the year ends peacefully for you and your family. Please see general December news here https://www.smore.com/yvczr Stay safe and stay well. Dr.Pedersen
Today at 11 AM Island Harvest Food Bank will be at 130 Hewlett Point Ave in East Rockaway distributing food for families in need. Please be sure to wear a facemask, practice social distancing, and bring a rolling cart and shopping bags, if walking. Food will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.