Health Office Update

Here we are again, entering the cold weather, and the beginning of the holiday season, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc. As we close up our homes and move celebrations indoors, we increase the likelihood of spreading illness. We have all been focused on the Covid-19 virus, but please remember that there are…

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Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility

Basic Rights: Evaluation and Eligibility provides an introduction of the complex special education laws and procedures. Basic Rights Eligibility Virtual Workshop – English Basic Rights Eligibility Virtual Workshop – Spanish Spanish Interpreter Line Dial-in: 1 573-667-3283 PIN:  500 495 479# Starting from: Thursday, 21 October 2021 6:30 pmNext dates and times:…

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Health Office Information

Dear Parents and Guardians, Spring signals the start of tick season and the spread of tick-borne illnesses. Please remind your students, and when appropriate, provide them with tick repellant, remind them to cover their arms, and tuck pants into socks when walking through tall grass. It is also important to…

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Health Office Reminders

Dear Parents and Guardians, Spring signals the start of tick season and the spread of tick-borne illnesses. Please remind your students, and when appropriate, provide them with tick repellant, remind them to cover their arms, and tuck pants into socks when walking through tall grass. It is also important to…

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OUTDOOR MASK REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS RESCINDED

This is William Cameron, the Lenox Supt. of Schools. Yesterday Gov. Charlie Baker announced that, effective today, May 18, Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students no longer have to wear masks when outdoors, even if distance cannot be maintained.  The Governor stated that this new guidance applies to recess,…

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Covid Vaccine information for 12-15 year old students

Families who are interested in information regarding the approval of the Pfizer Covid Vaccine for students age 12-15 years, please visit the following website for information and updates.: https://getvaccinatedberkshires.org/announcements-and-news/update-on-vaccines-for-12-15-year-olds If your student has been vaccinated or gets vaccinated, please remember to send a copy of their vaccine card to the…

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Strategic Planning Committee Virtual Presentation

The Strategic Planning Committee held a virtual presentation of the Lenox Public Schools Strategic Plan 2021-2026 on Thursday evening, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. The link to the strategic plan document is: Here The link for the recording of the presentation is: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/wxMoz867riUN4KoMCHkupY8n_9jeyFrUCPg4EkiqE8go6IA19E4hoZ0z-hlqFwNG.yY0jVm9OhKNXAK6S Access Passcode: PV4!^$LY  

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Walk-in Clinic May 8th

If you or a loved one is looking to get a Covid Vaccine: WEB DuBois Middle School at 313 Monument Valley Road in Gt. Barrington will be holding a vaccine clinic from 10am to 6pm, tomorrow, Saturday May 8th. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. You can make…

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School Committee Candidates’ Forum

The Morris School PTO is sponsoring a School Committee Candidates’ Forum on May 4 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/s/88162165916). Candidates will have a chance to introduce themselves and respond to questions from the public. Questions for the candidates may be submitted in advance directly to MorrisPTO@mspto.com or may be…

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UPADTED LINK FOR TONIGHT’S SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: May 4, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: School Committee Candidate Forum Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88162165916?pwd=OVpIcWVEWjFjVm5XeVJNeC81SmZmUT09 Passcode: 335654 Or One tap mobile : US: +13126266799,,88162165916# or +19292056099,,88162165916# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher…

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Pfizer Walk in Vaccine Clinics

NO NEED TO REGISTER, JUST WALK IN!!! Wednesday, 5/5 from 4 – 7pm (Pfizer) at W.E.B. DuBois Middle School, Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington Thursday, 5/6 from 12 – 5pm – (Pfizer) at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 70 Marshall Street, North Adams Thursday, 5/6 from 4 – 7pm – (Pfizer) at…

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PROCEDURES FOR SECURING HOME- OR HOSPITAL-BASED TUTORING FOR A STUDENT WITH DOCUMENTED MEDICAL REASONS FOR BEING ABSENT FROM SCHOOL

A Lenox Public Schools student, who, for documented medical reasons, is confined to home or a hospital for fourteen (14) school days or more during the school year, is entitled to receive home/hospital educational services as described under 603 CMR 28.03(3)(c), which states: Upon receipt of a physician’s written order…

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Open Vaccine Appointments in Berkshire County

Shared announcement from Berkshire Health Systems: Berkshire Vaccine Update: Appointments Still Available for TODAY and Later this Week The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative currently has openings at all three clinic locations in the Berkshires.  Vaccine supply has increased, and now is the time to get that shot! The BCC clinic has…

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OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH & SAFETY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH & SAFETY TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT & STAFF, SPRING 2021 This is William Cameron, the Superintendent of Schools in Lenox.  You will receive both a voice and a text message via School Messenger of what I announce here. Parents, guardians, and Lenox Public School employees have justifiably requested information…

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L.M.M.H.S TO BE FULLY REMOTE AT LEAST THROUGH 4/9

LMMHS will be closed to staff and the general student population through Friday, April 9, 2021.  A meeting took place this morning involving the Massachusetts Dept. of Labor Standards; Gem Environmental, Inc. which is performing the work of containing and removing what all are treating as material containing asbestos; EcoGenesis,…

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Community Awareness – Covid update

Dear Lenox students and families, I received the following email from the Executive Director of Communications, Planning, and Development at Berkshire Health Systems, Inc. and the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative. “Please remember that we need to remain vigilant to stop the spread of COVID-19. Case numbers are rising in our community—please…

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Informational Parent Meeting Tonight, March 23rd

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Cameron, Nurse Shove and Principal Kelley will hold an informational parent meeting for Morris Elementary School families regarding the return to full-time in-person instruction on April 5th.  Please click the link below to join the webinar. https://us02web.zoom.us/s/87062473585 Last week’s pool testing went smoothly. We tested…

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L.M.M.H.S TO BE FULLY REMOTE THROUGH 3/26/21

This is William Cameron, the Superintendent of Schools in Lenox. At approximately 6:00 PM you will receive a voice message via School Messenger of what I announce here. When I contacted you regarding the closing of LMMHS for asbestos abatement I said that that it was our aspiration to resume…

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LMMHS FULLY REMOTE FROM TUESDAY 3/16/21!

This is William Cameron, the Superintendent of Schools in Lenox.  In addition to a School Messenger call, you will have received already an e-mail version of this message sent this afternoon.  This message will also be posted on the LMMHS and district websites. Circumstances change plans.  It had originally been my intention to…

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LMMHS Fully Remote from 3/17/21 through 3/22/21

Lenox Memorial Middle & High School will switch to fully remote learning starting Wednesday, March 17.  We expect to resume in-person instruction at LMMHS on Tuesday, March 23.  The reason we are taking this action is explained in what follows. About two weeks ago we closed LMMHS to in-person instruction…

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Student/Staff Pooled Testing

Parents of students under the age of 18, students 18 or older, and all employees of the Lenox Public Schools are receiving today a copy of a consent form to use for participation in pooled testing for the COVID-19 virus.  Broad participation in weekly pooled testing by students and school employees will help make…

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PK & K Q&A Zoom Sessions Tonight March 11th.

Parents with children preparing to enter Pre-Kindergarten (age three by Sept. 1) or Kindergarten (age five by Sept. 1) are invited to bring any questions they may have to these sessions hosted by our Faculty and Administration. The links for the meetings are below: . PRE-Kindergarten: Thursday, March 11. 6:00-7:00…

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Kindergarten Screenings April 5th & 6th

April 5th & 6th: Kindergarten Screening: A 45-minute appointment will be scheduled to help determine your student’s level and needs for placement in the fall. This process will include a comprehensive screening of skills, hearing and vision.  Teachers, health staff, and specialists will be looking at early communication and language…

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Changes to Massachusetts Travel Order

Dear Lenox school community, New changes to Massachusetts Travel Order: Persons Who Have Been Completely Vaccinated for COVID-19: Individuals who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, more than 14 days ago and who…

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Post Vaccine Information

Lenox School Community, Please see the information listed below regarding Post Vaccine mitigation and travel information from Mass.gov. Taken from https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions#after-getting-vaccinated- (Links to an external site.) Do I have to follow the Travel Order if I have received a COVID-19 vaccine? Yes. At this time, vaccinated individuals must continue to follow the…

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LMMHS is Teaching Fully Remote Tomorrow

LMMHS is Teaching Fully Remote Tomorrow! You received an email and call from Dr. Cameron regarding tomorrow, Wednesday March 3, being a fully remote school day. We wanted to clarify the schedule. All students will learn remotely for the day and follow a normal Wednesday time schedule. 8:00-9:00 – Period E…

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LENOX PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED ON JANUARY 29, 2021

This is William Cameron, the Superintendent of Schools in Lenox.    An e-mail version of this message is being sent to you.  In addition, a copy of this message will appear on the websites of the Lenox Public Schools, Morris, Elementary School, and Lenox Memorial Middle and High School.  The National Weather Service is predicting that…

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The Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

The Department of  Student Services is currently looking for SEPAC Parent Representatives.  The Lenox SEPAC is a district-wide, state-mandated volunteer organization supporting Lenox students with disabilities and special needs. All parents and guardians of Lenox students who receive special education services are encouraged to become involved in SEPAC so together…

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State Required Flu Vaccine Mandate Cancelled

Dear Parents and Guardians, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Per the Department of Public Health, “preliminary data shows that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received…

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TREE PLANTING EVENT AT LMMHS

TREE PLANTING EVENT AT LMMHS Students at LMMHS are working to offset our school’s paper usage by planting 100 trees locally. If you would like to help LMMHS students reach their goal, request a tree to be planted in your yard. Trees will be planted on April 24, 2021 and…

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Flu Vaccine Date Extended

Parents and Guardians, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Division had set the deadline of December 31, 2020 for students to receive a flu vaccination unless they have obtained a medical or religious exemption.  The deadline has been extended through February 28, 2021.  Remember to send documentation of your…

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Season’s Greetings

Dear parents, guardians and students, We want to wish everyone a healing and relaxful holiday break. This year has been not only difficult but traumatizing for so many. Our hope is that we can all find a way to take a step back, look at what is most important to…

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