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DESE – Tiered Focus Mentoring Review

Posted 11/29/2021

During the week of January 3, 2022, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Longmeadow Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.

Parents and other individuals may call Sandra Hanig, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (413) 314- 6707 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the district with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the district requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports/


Middle School Facility Forums

Posted 11/3/2021

The Longmeadow Public Schools invites the public to attend one or both of two public forums being held to provide the community with the opportunity to learn more about the physical plant needs of our two middle schools. Following a brief presentation on a recent Facilities Condition Assessment and a Statement of Interest that was submitted to the MA School Building Authority, participants will have an opportunity at the forums to ask questions and share feedback.

If you are interested please choose from

We will use the name and email contact information to provide attendees with a chance to provide feedback after the forum.

Community members interested in learning more about the facility needs of our middle schools can review information posted to the Longmeadow Public Schools website.

1- Hour Delay at Center School - 10/8/2021

** Update **

Center School will welcome students beginning at 9:25 following this morning's one-hour delay. Electrical power is currently being restored.


Good Morning Center School Staff and Families:

Center School is currently without electrical power and has limited back up generator capability.

At this time we have no estimate of when power will be restored.

As a result, Center School will need to open following a one-hour delay.

Staff and families can expect an update as soon as possible. We are hopeful that a lengthier delay or cancellation is not necessary.


Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

Food Truck Thursday - 10/14/2021

Posted 9/29/2021

CLOSE Community is sponsoring their first parent event since 2019!

Cannabis: What's the Big Deal? with Rick Cresta, LicSW, MSW, MPH of Boston University.
Food trucks arrive at 5:30 pm with the presentation starting at 7:00 pm at Longmeadow High School.

School Lunch Program

posted September 13, 2021

The Longmeadow Public Schools will be participating in the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. As part of this program, the Longmeadow Public Schools will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST due to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022. Students will be able to participate in these programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Holiday Weekend

LPS will be closed Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day and Tuesday, September 7th for Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy the long weekend!

LPS will also be closed on Thursday, September 16th for Yom Kippur.

New School Year 2021-2022

Welcome to the new school year!

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is August 30, 2021. First day for PreK and K is August 31, 2021!

Summer 2021 - Enrichment

Posted 5-28-2021

Summer of 2021 Enrichment courses will be offered Monday July 12th - Friday July 30th
LPS Enrichment page

Register for a course here

  • A separate registration form must be submitted for each child and course.

  • Payment for courses will be processed using UniPay.

Questions? Email John Wills, Enrichment Coordinator: jwills@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Glenbrook Middle School - 1/2 Day Monday, 6/7/21

Glenbrook Families,

Due to the extreme heat, Glenbrook Middle School will have an early release tomorrow, June 7th. Students will end the school day at 11:30 am. The DPW and administrators have been assessing the challenges throughout the day today, and with temperatures expected in the '90s have determined the Glenbrook cooling system will be challenged to keep the building at a reasonable temperature. This message is for Glenbrook students only, all other LPS schools will have a full day of school tomorrow.


Marty O'Shea

LPS Special Programs Committee

May 13, 2021

invites you to

a facilitated discussion of the findings and recommendations of the recently released LPS Equity Audit


10:30 a.m. under the Tent behind Longmeadow High School


7:00 pm in the Longmeadow High School Auditorium


RSVP BY Tuesday May 18th at 5pm at this link https://forms.gle/EuK7UjFypeM4HZ9M9

Depending on interest an additional session at the end of May may be offered

If you are attending the morning session, please park in the front (Grassy Gutter) of the school or side of the school (Bliss Road). You may either walk around the building, or enter through the pool doors and proceed down a short corridor to the back of the school.

School Choice 2021-2022

Posted March 31, 2021 - Updated May 7, 2021

The Longmeadow School Committee voted to open up two (2) seats under the School Choice program at grade 9 for entrance into the Longmeadow Public Schools in the 2021-2022 school year. The application for those available seats is here: 2021-2022 School Choice Application.

The School Choice lottery was held on April 29th. Applicants were notified and a wait list was established. Any applications received now will be added to the end of the waitlist in the order they are received.

Kindergarten Registration for SY 2021-22

Posted February 11, 2021

The district mailed kindergarten registration materials on Friday, February 5th. Please be patient as you wait for the kindergarten packet's arrival. We are being told by the USPS there are delays with mail delivery across the country caused by the pandemic.
If your child will be 5 years old by August 31st, 2021, and resides within the Town of Longmeadow, please watch your mail for the packet of information.
Please do not hesitate to email: register@longmeadow.k12.ma.us to provide your child's name, DOB, and address so that we can check our list of anticipated kindergarteners. If your child was not on the list, we will get a packet out in the mail to you.

Remote Learning Day - 2/9/2021

Due to the inclement weather, Tuesday. February 9th will be a remote learning day for all students and staff.

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards

Posted: February 4, 2021

The Longmeadow Public Schools is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been awarded the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award:

  • Diana Landry, Second Grade Teacher at Blueberry Hill

  • Maryellen Gallant, 7th Grade Science Teacher at Glenbrook Middle School

  • Kate Mard, Life Skills Teacher at Longmeadow High School

Please join LPS in congratulating Diana, Maryellen and Kate. I know that they proudly represent the excellence and commitment of all our educators! Congratulations to all of our nominees!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021- Remote Learning Day

Due to inclement weather, Tuesday, February 2, will be a remote learning and teaching day for all students and staff.

FY22 Budget Hearing

The Longmeadow School Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed school department FY22 budget on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be conducted remotely via the Zoom Meeting Platform. To join the Zoom Meeting:
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FY22 Budget Documents - proposed

FY22 Slide Deck - Updated 1/29/2021

No Curbside Meal Pickup 2/1/2021

Due to the storm, there will be no curbside meal pickup at Longmeadow High School on 2/1/2021.

Early Dismissal, Monday, 2/1/21

Due to the impending snowstorm, Longmeadow Public Schools will release all students early following a half day of instruction on Monday, February 1st. Longmeadow High students will be released at 10:45, while all elementary and middle students will be released at 11:30. Morning (a.m.) preschool will be run as scheduled, in-person. The afternoon preschool is canceled.

Friday, January 29th - Remote Learning Day

All teaching and learning will be conducted remotely on Friday, January 29th.

We are expecting temperatures to be in the single digits at sunrise and a National Weather Service Advisory tells us to expect wind chills as low as 20 below zero.

Given these conditions, the normal strategies we use to promote air exchange will not be available to us. More specifically, we will not be able to rely on open outside air dampers or open classroom windows as a way to dilute inside air and increase the amount of outside air in classrooms and offices. Heightened air exchange mitigates against the spread and transmission of COVID.

We apologize for this disruption, but expect that we will resume instructional schedules next week, when the temperatures are forecasted to be more favorable.

Public Hearing - Naming LHS Track

posted 12/22/2020

The Longmeadow School Committee has scheduled a Public Hearing to solicit public input on an application/proposal to name the LHS Track after retired School Adjustment Counselor and Track Coach, John Devine. Click here to view the application, back up, and the School Committee's naming policy.

The public hearing will be on January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm. The public can access the meeting remotely via the Zoom meeting platform.

Join Zoom Meeting


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Snow Day - Thursday, December 17, 2020

Posted 12/16/2020 2:37 pm

Good Afternoon,

It is increasingly clear that the nor'easter headed our way will have significant impacts. According to the National Weather Service, our region can expect 12-18 inches of snow and 20 mph winds with higher gusts probable. Given the timing and severity of the storm and the likelihood that it will disrupt remote learning and teaching, there will be no school and no remote learning in Longmeadow on Thursday, December 17. The June, 2021, calendar will be adjusted to make up the day of instruction.

Stay safe and enjoy an old-fashioned snow day.

Marty O'Shea
Superintendent of Schools

2-Hour Delay Monday, Dec. 14th, 2020

Good morning. There is a 2-hour delay this morning due to Google connectivity issues. As a result there is no morning PreK.

Remote Learning

Posted 12/08/2020

Good Afternoon LPS staff and families,

I am writing to announce that following considerable deliberation by our administrative team and thoughtful consultation with town officials we have made the difficult decision to transition Longmeadow Public Schools to remote learning beginning Wednesday, December 9. With the exception of students in the Integrated Pre-School and the district’s 11 intensive special needs programs, LPS students will switch to remote learning from Wednesday, December 9 through December 23. It is possible that remote learning will need to be extended to include school days at the start of 2021. However, we would like to keep open the option of safely returning students to their current learning model on January 4. The return date will be subject to ongoing review and communication.

The Integrated Pre-School and the district’s 11 intensive special needs programs will be remote from Wednesday, December 9 through Friday, December 11. In-person learning for students in these specialized programs will resume on Monday, December 14 through Tuesday, December 22. Wednesday, December 23 will be a day of remote instruction for students in these programs. (Staff and families associated with the Integrated Pre-School and 11 intensive needs programs will receive a separate email with more specific information).

There are a multitude of factors that, when combined, caused us to make this difficult decision. Those relating to health and safety are paramount, but this decision is also associated with critical operational challenges.

First, we have seen a steady increase in the number of staff and educators at all levels subject to quarantining due to out of school exposure. Yesterday alone, four additional direct-service educators were required to quarantine. Additionally, we have seen an increase in the number of routine absences as staff appropriately opt to stay home at the first sign of flu-like illness. We have reached a point where it is difficult in all cases and impossible in many cases to cover classrooms in a way that doesn’t compromise safety or instructional services. Operational and administrative services have also been affected.

We have also been closely monitoring transmission and case acceleration. As a community, we have been successful in limiting transmission. However, we are seeing signs that this is changing and it is important to act at the first sign of acceleration. Yesterday, the number of active cases in town increased by 12. Last week and this week, we had our first instances of staff positive cases and we have seen a steady increase in the number of active student cases. This is occurring at time when we have experienced concerning lags in contact tracing outside of Longmeadow, longer wait periods for testing results and generally higher incident rates regionally. Student attendance data also points us toward a decision to move remote. In the last few weeks, we have seen a steady increase in the number of families opting for cohort c and a steady increase in routine student absences.

I recognize that this decision places a significant burden on many families and children. For countless reasons, children need to be in school and we remain committed to providing as much in-person as we safely can.

As always, I welcome your questions and concerns.

Marty O’Shea
Superintendent of Schools

Thursday, Oct. 8th - Glenbrook Middle - Fully Remote

10/07/2020 - 9:11 pm

Good Evening:

Due to a power outage that began this afternoon and persisted into the evening, Glenbrook Middle School was unable to be fully cleaned and prepared this evening for in-person learning on Thursday.

As a result there will be no in-person learning at Glenbrook Middle School on Thursday, October 8. Glenbrook will be fully remote for all students. Currently, we are expecting that planned in-person learning will continue at other schools as scheduled. Only Glenbrook will need to move to remote learning on Thursday, October 8. Glenbrook staff should not report to school tomorrow and should work from home.

Please be advised that we are monitoring area power outages to determine if our instructional day will be affected at other schools. Families can anticipate a notice before 6:00 a.m. tomorrow only if additional cancellations are necessary. Otherwise, schools other than Glenbrook will open as planned and scheduled.

Thank you for your understanding.

Marty O'Shea
Superintendent of Schools

Food Service Announcement:

Posted 9/18/2020

Longmeadow Public Schools is pleased to announce that, at this time, there will be NO charge for any student who receives a lunch. All students are eligible to receive a free lunch whether they are on-site for in-person learning or participating remotely. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has appropriated funding for child nutrition programs in order to temporarily offer Universal Free Meals to all students. Free meals are available for students via curbside pickup beginning on Wednesday, September 30th. Meals can be picked up at the Longmeadow High School main entrance from 3:30 to 5:00. Bags with two days of lunch will be distributed on Mondays and three days of lunch will be distributed on Wednesdays. No pickups will be available on holidays. We will keep you informed of changes in the program. Although there is no paperwork required to receive meals under this program, we strongly urge all families to submit paperwork to apply for the traditional free and reduced meal program so there is no disruption when this special program ends.

Please contact the Food Service Program at foodservice@longmeadow.k12.ma.us if you have questions.

Face Mask Policy - File EBCFA

The Longmeadow Public Schools approved the Face Mask Policy - File EBCFA on August 25, 2020

FY 21 Free and Reduced Lunch

The Longmeadow Public Schools operate under the National School Lunch Program. Our schools follow all USDA nutritional guidelines. Students in the Longmeadow Public Schools may qualify for free or reduced price meals.

All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP or MA TANF are eligible for free meals. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals. Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.

Children may also qualify to receive free or reduced price meals if their household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Eligibility Income Chart for school year 2020-2021. All participants are offered the same meal choices. Applications for free and reduced price meals are sent home with every student at the beginning of the school year. You can apply for benefits at any time during the year. Applications can also be found on our website at https://www.longmeadow.k12.ma.us/parents, by requesting one from your school office, or by contacting the Food Service Department at 565-4200 extension 4047.

2020-2021 Meal Pricing: Longmeadow High School is $3.25 per lunch, Glenbrook Middle School and Williams Middle School are $3.00 per lunch, and Blueberry, Center and Wolf Swamp Schools are $2.75 per lunch. Reduced price lunches districtwide are $.40 per lunch. A la carte milk districtwide is $.50 per carton.

FY21 Budget Documents

Posted June 17, 2020

The Longmeadow School Committee voted to approve a revised FY21 School Budget during their meeting of June 2, 2020. The FY21 revised budget documents are posted on the Business Office page. The Superintendent's presentation for the June 2nd SC meeting is also posted there.

School Offices Closed Until Further Notice

Posted: March 16, 2020

These are unprecedented times.

Given the National State of Emergency the Longmeadow Public Schools offices will be closed until further notice. Please utilize this website for contact information for school staff and departments who are available via email. If you call a building/department, please leave a message. Staff will be accessing voice messages via their email.

For those families hoping to register their children for school, please scan and email documents to: register@longmeadow.k12.ma.us We will review submissions and communicate back to you. Alternatively, you may also mail in registration materials to: 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106

LPS School Calendar

Dear LPS Community,

On the afternoon of Friday, April 3, MA school districts received a notice from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offering districts the option to use part or all of the April vacation week to sustain learning and teacher-student connections. The announcement gives districts the option of “counting” remote learning days held over April vacation toward state Student Learning Time regulations. In effect, this new MA DESE interpretation means that for each day of instruction held from Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24, the school year will be shortened by one day.

Tonight, the Longmeadow School Committee thoughtfully reviewed and approved a recommendation to schedule three remote learning days over April vacation. This approach will solidify new educational routines and nurture the remote learning connections that have been growing in recent weeks, while also protecting family time with two days off during the week. More specifically, remote learning will be scheduled Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23. Monday, April 20 (Patriots’ Day) and Friday, April 24 will be days off. This decision also means that the last day of school in Longmeadow will be rescheduled from Wednesday, June 24 to Friday, June 19. On a related note, staff and families should be aware that Friday, April 10 is also a day off from school.

Our goal throughout the closure period has been to prioritize the health and well being of all members of the Longmeadow Learning Community. As such, if the rescheduled remote learning days are not supportive of your child(ren)’s well-being or your family’s unique needs, please use your judgement about how your child(ren) approach the learning expectations and convey the need for flexibility to your child(ren)’s teachers or principal. As always, we respect families as our educational partners, as together we continue to face this crisis with great resolve and fortitude.


Marty O’Shea

Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent Message - 4/8/2020

On the Desktop 3 30 20 Letter to Families.pdf

COVID-19 Information

See message from the Superintendent linked below.

COVID-19 notice February 2020.pdf

Additional resources are available on the Town's website: COVID-19 Information


Update below posted: March 10, 2020

In light of recent COVID-19 related guidance issued by state and town officials including Governor Baker's declaration of a State of Emergency, I am writing to notify the Longmeadow Public School community that, until further notice, large public gatherings hosted in the Longmeadow schools involving more than 50 members of the general public have been cancelled.

This includes the public "Minding Your Mind" events on Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12. Please note that school-based, school-day Minding Your Mind activities scheduled this week for high school and middle school students will proceed as scheduled. Additionally, this preventative measure includes the cancellation of the evening District-wide concert scheduled for Wednesday evening at LHS.

Out of state field trips are also cancelled until further notice.

I would reassure parents that there are currently no active cases of the coronavirus affecting our community and that other essential school schedules, functions, services and activities can continue as planned. Under the direction of the Emergency Manager, Fire Chief John Dearborn, the town’s multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor developments and manage town-wide preparedness and response.

The LPS Professional Day scheduled for Friday, March 13, will give members of our custodial team the opportunity to diligently sanitize educational spaces and high touch surfaces using recommended cleaning guidelines.

Members of the Longmeadow Public School Community are encouraged to exercise the flu-prevention, hygiene habits that were outlined in earlier messages distributed and now posted at www.longmeadow.k12.ma.us. The Town of Longmeadow also has resources posted to http://www.longmeadow.org/1181/COVID-19-Information

Thank you for your understanding and attention.


Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

Cold and Flu Season Announcement

posted: January 13, 2020

Cold and flu season is upon us and the schools are already seeing an increase in many contagious illnesses. We would like to take this opportunity to remind families of some important steps that can be taken to limit the spread of illness within our schools. As always, our staff will work with the students to limit the spread of germs within the school by encouraging the following:

  • Frequent and diligent hand washing

  • Avoiding touching of eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Covering coughs and sneezes with the inside of the elbow

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick

Students exhibiting any signs of illness will be referred to the health office for evaluation. Teachers and custodial staff will implement more stringent cleaning protocols for touchable surfaces.

We additionally ask families to help us limit the spread of illness by adhering to the following guidelines:

Children with one (or more) of the following symptoms MUST stay home until symptom-free for 24 hours:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever greater than 100.4 (without fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or Motrin)

  • If prescribed antibiotics, children must have a full 24-hour dosage before returning to school.

As a precaution, please consider keeping your child home for:

  • Excessive stuffy nose or nasal drainage

  • Excessive or persistent cough

  • Lethargy or general malaise

  • Low-grade fever

  • Nausea

Thank you for partnering with us to create the healthiest possible environment for our students.

Please reach out to the school nurse with any questions or concerns.

For additional information:

Cold vs. Flu Guide

Flu Factsheet

Flu Guide for Parents MDPH

Important Compliance Notice

Posted August 30, 2019

In compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Act (AHERA), in the fall of 1988 we performed inspections of each of our school buildings for asbestos-containing building materials. The inspection findings and asbestos management plans have been on file in each school administrative office since that time. The EPA requires us to perform re-inspections of the asbestos materials every 3 years. Accredited asbestos inspectors performed this re-inspection in August, 2018. Wolf Swamp Road School, Blueberry Hill School, Center School and Longmeadow High School had all asbestos containing materials removed. All asbestos materials in our other schools are anticipated to be in good condition. We will continue to manage them in place, as recommended by the accredited management planner. The results of the re-inspections will be on file in the management plan in each school’s administration office. Everyone is welcome to view this information at any time during normal school hours. The asbestos program manager, Nick Georgantas is available to answer any questions you may have about asbestos in our buildings at 567-3400.

Community Conversation - Equity and Diversity

Dear Longmeadow Community,

One of the primary commitments LPS makes to the community is that our students and staff have the knowledge and skills to work effectively to support, engage and include the diverse cultural backgrounds of students and their families. Indeed, developing all staff's capacity to be culturally responsive and competent was a central focus of the District's in-service, professional day on March 15. We understand that our work in this area is never complete, however.

To deepen our commitment to becoming a more culturally proficient learning community and to understand how we can improve in this area, LPS parents are invited to the next installment of our Community Conversation series focused on equity and diversity in LPS. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about practices, programs and initiatives currently underway that promote cultural inclusivity and responsiveness. Additionally, attendees will be invited to provide feedback to me and other administrators to help us understand how we can leverage the "dynamics of difference"* to improve the learning and experience for all students.

The Community Conversation on equity and diversity in LPS will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in Central Office conference room A-15. Each session will last no longer than 90 minutes. Attendance will be limited to the first 25 parents who register at http://lpsconversation-equitydiversity.eventbrite.com/?s=94409005

I hope you will consider participating in this "Community Conversation."


Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award

Posted 2/7/2019

It is with pleasure LPS announces that the following educators were chosen to represent Longmeadow Public Schools as winners of the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award:

  • James Dibbern - Science Teacher LHS

  • Kathleen Russotto - Health Teacher Williams Middle School

  • Jennifer Serafino - Grade 2 Center School

  • Colleen Grady (new teacher category) - Music Teacher Glenbrook

Please join LPS in congratulating Jamie, Kathy, Jenny and Colleen. I know that they proudly represent the excellence and commitment of all our educators! Our winners will be celebrated at the Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquet at the Log Cabin on Thursday, May 9!

Congratulations to all our nominees!

L-R: Marty O'Shea, James Dibbern, Paul Dunkerley

Neil Gile, Nicole Paris-Kro, Kathleen Russotto, Marty O'Shea

Donna Hutton, Jennifer Serafino, Marty O'Shea

Bridget Dullea, Marty O'Shea, Nikcole Allen, Colleen Grady

Students in the middle and high school levels are partcipating in training of the Sandy Hook Promise "See Something, Say Something", anonymous reporting app.

The training PowerPoint is posted for your information.

Vaping Fact Sheet for Parents

posted November 16, 2017

"Safe Routes" Community

posted Sept. 12, 2017

The Longmeadow Police Department would like to remind parents who have children that walk or ride their bicycles to our elementary and middle schools that Longmeadow is a “Safe Routes” Community. There are twenty three crossing guards strategically positioned at high traffic intersections and crosswalks to ensure your children arrive to school safely and return home safely. We encourage parents to remind their children to cross where there is a crossing guard, to heed the instructions of the crossing guard, and for those who ride their bicycles, wear a helmet. (Required by law 16 and under must wear a helmet)

Last school year, Blueberry Hill School was awarded the “Gold Level Award” for their part in the Massachusetts Safe Routes School Program (SRTS). The Longmeadow Police Department has been working with SRTS and the Principals from each Longmeadow elementary and middle schools to make all the elementary and middle schools a “Gold Level Award” winner.

On October 4th, 2017, the Longmeadow will be participating in International Walk to School Day (iWalk). Members of the Longmeadow Police Department will be walking with elementary school children from Center School, Blueberry Hill School, and Wolf Swamp Road School. This nationwide event allows the Longmeadow Police Department to build a relationship with the children with the focus on demonstrating the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety.