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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SCHOOL CANCELLATION FOR DECEMBER 17, 2020

   This is William Cameron, Superintendent of the Lenox Public Schools.  In addition to this voice message, you will receive a written copy by e-mail.  The text of this message will also appear on the District’s website, as well as on the Morris and LMMHS websites.       I am calling…

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News from the Health Office

 Lenox Public School Parents and Guardians: I wanted to send out another reminder regarding required physical exams and immunization documentation for schools. Physical and immunization updates are not only a State requirement but also a school requirement. These mandates are required for all students enrolled, regardless of in-school, hybrid or…

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What to do if your student is sick…

The flowchart below is a great tool for parents when faced with a sick child at home. PARENT-WHAT-DO-I-DO-IF-SICK-flowchart-v2.pdf Staying healthy:      * Wash your hands frequently      * Use hand sanitizer when available      * Wear a mask when within 6 feet of others and when in public spaces     …

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Canvas Login

Starting Wednesday morning we have changed the Canvas login. Staff and students will now see a maroon login page and  will have to scroll down and click ‘Login with Google’  

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Accessing Covid-19 Test Results

Parents and Guardians Our local providers have shared with school nurses around Berkshire County that parents are struggling with obtaining Covid-19 test reports to submit for reentry into school. Please see the attached guides for setting up a Berkshire Health Systems Patient Portal account for your student. Berkshire Health Systems…

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Flu Clinic at LMMHS

2020 Flu Clinic this Friday, October 16th from 3-6:00 pm Berkshire Alliance will be hosting a Flu Clinic this Friday, October 16th from 3-6pm in the LMMHS Cafe. The last appointment time is at 5:45pm. Appointments can be made using this link: https://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2190032629?schedule=october16thlenoxhighschool In order to expedite appointment times, and…

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Remote Learning Wednesday Oct. 8th

Due to yesterday’s storm, many roads into and around Lenox are impassible so we will not have in person instruction today (AM or PM).  We ask all staff and students to revert to remote learning. It is our hope that the roads will be clear tomorrow and we may then…

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SCHOOL MEALS & STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (MORRIS) & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 (L.M.M.H.S.)       This is William Cameron, Superintendent of the Lenox Public Schools.  In addition to this voice message, you will receive a written copy by e-mail.  The text of this message will also appear on the Lenox Public Schools’ website, as…

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Bus Routes 2020-21

Below are the bus routes for the hybrid learning portion of the 2020-21 school year at LMMHS. A reminder that students who are not registered for the bus routes WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS. Bus registration was done by designating the need on the survey completed or by…

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Hybrid Health Reminders

Dear parents and guardians, With the start of school just around the corner, literally at the end of a short weekend, I’m sure you’re experiencing the same anxiety and excitement that we are at the schools. I wanted to take this opportunity to remind families of a few things. First,…

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CHANGE IN DATES FOR PARENT MEETINGS

   This is William Cameron, Superintendent of the Lenox Public Schools.  In addition to this voice message, you will receive a written copy by e-mail.  The text of this message will also appear on the District’s website, as well as on the Morris and LMMHS websites.       Subsequent to my…

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Canvas Introduction

The LPS “techhelp” team has been working this week to create a Canvas introduction class. We will be growing this class as the school year evolves. This class is the only publicly available class on our system. Other classes/activities will require a student or staff login. We are working on…

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