LONGMEADOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS | 535 BLISS ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4200 | F 413-565-4215
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION
Kindergarten Registration for SY 2021-2022
The district is preparing to mail kindergarten registration materials during the week of February 1st. 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. If you do not receive a packet by February 10th, please do not hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your child's name, DOB, and address so that we can add your child to our list of anticipated kindergarteners and send a packet to you.
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 to the Superintendent's office. For now, during the pandemic, in person registrations will not be possible.
Registration materials may be
scanned and emailed to: email@example.com
they may be faxed to: 413-565-4215
dropped off to the Dropbox outside the Central Office
mailed to 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA.
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.
When the office opens up again, registration materials will be accepted, in person, during the following hours: Monday & Wednesday from 8:30 am - 11:00 am. Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm*
The School Zoning Map is provided in order to inform parents what elementary or middle school is their home school.
*In the summer the office closes at 3:00 pm
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 2020-2021
BUS TRANSPORTATION FOR 2020-2021
At this time, as a result of the Covid 19 health and safety guidelines and due to the capacity limitations provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we are limited to offer bus transportation only to students that live more than 2 miles from their school. Those who qualify have been notified.
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.
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.