PARENTS

LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 535 BLISS ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4200 | F 413-565-4215

ANNUAL NOTIFICATIONS

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS

You must complete all steps in order to register your child:

  • STEP 1: To begin, please complete the “Pre-registration Form” linked here

  • STEP 2: - Gather all of the following and bring documentation to the Superintendent’s Office (or email to register@longmeadow.k12.ma.us):

o New student’s Birth Certificate

o Residency documentation:

Please provide one of the following for your Longmeadow address:

      • Rental Agreement
        (The Landlord/tenant affidavit is on the next page.
        Completion is required if family leases/rents)

      • Recent mortgage statement (dated within the last 30 days)

AND provide one of the following for your Longmeadow address (dated within the last 30 days)

      • Utility bill or work order (electric, gas, oil, cable, phone or water)

      • Medical bill

      • Insurance bill

o The following forms (available in this folder for those who are able
to print them, or hard copies are available in the Superintendent’s Office):

                • MA Health/Immunization form

                • Over-the-counter med. release form – for school nurse

                • Kindergarten Questionnaire (entering in grade K only

                • Home language Survey – Information may influence school assignment

                • Release of Information Request
                  (for students entering LPS in grades 1 – 12)

  • STEP 3: You will receive directions for Step 3 via email once you complete Steps 1 & 2.

o Login to PowerSchool and complete online forms.


NEXT once all steps of the registration process have been completed, for ALL New Students the school nurse will review the provided health/immunization information, if approved, you will be contacted by the school(s) with more information including start date. In addition, for high school and middle school students only, you will be contacted by the school Principal or School Counselor to make an appointment to develop a schedule of classes.

If you choose to drop off the required documents in the drop box, please clearly label them as registration documents with the child’s name. The district has a computer available in the Central Office if you wish to complete this process in the Central Office.

Students who qualify as homeless as defined by the McKinney Vento Act, students in foster care as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act and students who qualify under the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will be entitled to immediate enrollment. For more information, please review the Longmeadow Public Schools District Policies regarding Homeless, Foster Care and Military Children.


As always, LPS Staff are available to answer questions you have regarding registration. Please feel free to email register@longmeadow.k12.ma.us. You may also call the Superintendent’s Office at 413-565-4200.

*For students residing with one parent, the district must receive a copy of an Order of the Probate Court designating current physical custody of the student.

School Zoning Map

If a property is close to a school zone border, you may call the Central Office to see which school zone the property is in.

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.

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 2022-2023

BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR 2022-2023

Longmeadow Public Schools is pleased to offer bus transportation for the 2022/2023 school year. You must register your child for transportation annually. Students in grades K-6 who live two miles or more from their assigned school will be transported free of charge. Other students in grades K-12, who live more than 1 mile from their school will be offered paid bus transportation on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited. The fee is $235 per child, with a family cap of $470. This payment is required at the time of registration to be considered registered and to be added to the route list. Our routes are designed to travel on main roads, however, occasionally buses will enter into neighborhoods if necessary. Please note: Blueberry Hill Elementary and Center Elementary Schools do not offer busing.

The applicable form for each student will be added to your PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning on May 9, 2022. Your registration must be completed by June 17, 2022 to be added to the route list. We will continue to accept registrations however, your child will be placed at a previously established bus stop if registration is received after June 17, 2022. If a bus has filled to capacity then they will be put on a wait list.

You must log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal and click on Forms (which is located on the left side in the menu) to access the transportation registration form. Each student needs to be registered individually for bus transportation. Please make sure you log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal to confirm you have access to the form. If you are having issues logging into your Parent Portal please contact the LPS help desk for assistance at helpdesk@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

Please fill out the form even if you do not require transportation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Talbot-Barry at the Business Office mtalbot-barry@longmeadow.k12.ma.us or at 413-565-4200 ext 4025.

Your registration form will not be available until Monday May 9, 2022.

Bullying & Prevention

PRIORITY STATEMENT

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.