LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 535 BLISS ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4200 | F 413-565-4215
Parent Curriculum Advisory Council
The Longmeadow Public Schools is forming a new Parent Curriculum Advisory Council. The council will exist as another way for the staff and administration to gather feedback and provide information to parents/guardians on the broad direction and status of curriculum in the Longmeadow Public Schools.
Four meetings are scheduled for this year for the following times and locations:
· Tuesday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Among other topics, the meetings will be devoted to the new MA curriculum frameworks in two areas: Social Studies and History and Digital Literacy and Computer Science. Additionally, the Council will review curriculum and instruction in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning, middle school English Language arts or other areas that are of interest to the Council.
REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS
Student registration packets are available by contacting the Superintendent's Office, or by downloading the packet from this webpage. All registration materials for new or re-registering students must be returned, in person, to the Superintendent' Office.
A completed registration packet consists of:
- Student Registration Form
- School Admissions Policy
- Establish Residency Guide and backup documentation
- Landlord/Tenant Affidavit (if applicable)
- Massachusetts Health Form
- A copy of the student's birth certificate
- Confidential Medical Information Sheet
- Kindergarten Questionnaire (entering grade K only)
- Home Language Survey - information received may influence school placement
- Release of Information Form (entering LPS in grades 1-12, & K (if entering LPS mid-year)
Students may not begin school until all documentation has been received, the school nurse has had an opportunity to review and approve the health form, and the student has developed a schedule of classes with the Principal or Guidance Counselor at the school.
Registration materials are accepted during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The School Zoning Map is provided in order to inform parents what elementary or middle school is their home school.
ALERTS & HOME-TO-SCHOOL MESSAGING
Longmeadow Public Schools uses the SchoolMessenger service for school-to-parent communication which allows for periodic and personalized messages to be sent by telephone, email and text message. There is no need to sign up for this service as we use the phone numbers and email addresses you provide during registration. To verify or make changes to the information we have on file, please use the PowerSchool Public Portal. For more information about the portal, please contact your school office or click this link to see how to update your information for School Messenger.
If you wish to exclude certain numbers from the School Messenger system you may do so in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please keep in mind that excluding a phone number from the system prevents that number from receiving any messages, including emergency messages.
WELLNESS POLICY & PARENT INFORMATION
By supporting healthy eating and physical activity, the Longmeadow public schools provides school environments that promote and protect children's health, well-being, and ability to learn. Schools contribute to the basic health of students and staff by facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition, physical activity, and positive dietary and lifestyle practices. In compliance with recommendations by the Massachusetts departments of Elementary and Secondary Education and Public Health, the Longmeadow School Committee approved a wellness policy in 2006. The policy outlines the district's ongoing commitment in support of wellness in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and other school-based activities. We believe community participation and parental support is essential to the policy's success.
Additionally, students with serious food allergies are on the rise and we must take responsible steps to ensure their safety by exercising control over the food products that are distributed to children in school.
With this in mind, parents are asked for their cooperation in not bringing baked goods from home to be shared at school. However, store bought, packaged items, will be allowed as long as they comply with the wellness policy's nutritional guidelines and the ingredients are listed on the package. The nutritional guidelines state that snacks be 2 ounces in size or less and that they contain no more than 10 grams of fat per serving. Additionally, they must contain no nuts, including peanuts. Whitsons (our food service provider) also offers peanut free cookies which are available for parties.
The policy highlights are summarized here:
- Whitsons has peanut free cookies available for purchase
- No baked goods from home. Store bought foods must follow guidelines above.
- Only 100% juice, water or milk will be allowed for school/classroom celebrations
- No candy is allowed
The Wellness Policy and the Parent Packet are posted below.
BUS TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019
BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR 2018-2019
Bus Routes for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted to this site in mid-August.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) interested in bus transportation for their child(ren) should click the “registration letter” below and complete the form portion of the letter and return it to the Business Office along with their payment (online payments are also accepted).
As a reminder, the new Transportation Policy adopted by the School Committee on April 27, 2015 includes the following:
· The routes will run primarily along main streets.
· Students will not cross main roads unless there is a crossing guard or stop light present.
· The length of routes would be determined by the number of stops, and this depends on ridership.
· Service for students in grades 7-12 will be provided on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. There will be limited seats on each bus.
· No bus passes will be distributed until the bus fee is paid in full.
The address for the Business Office is 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Checks or money orders may be made payable to the Longmeadow Public Schools. Payment in full is required at the time of registration or your child will not be considered registered and will not be included in routing.
Late registrations after June 15, 2018 will be processed in the order received and some buses may fill to capacity.
Bus routes for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted to the District’s website in mid-August.
A link to the 2018-2019 bus REGISTRATION LETTER. The letter is also posted below as a pdf document.
Free and Reduced School Lunch
Bullying & Prevention
Longmeadow Public Schools is committed to providing all students with a safe learning environment that is free from bullying and cyber-bullying. We seek to eliminate all forms of bullying and other harmful and disruptive behavior that may impede the learning process. This commitment is an integral part of our mission as a learning community. Posted below you will find the full Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan, an incident reporting form, and parent guides.