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Dear Parents/Guardians,
I have been overly impressed by the smooth transition into the 22-23 school year at LVMS! I am very grateful for our wonderful community. We have welcomed new faculty members this school year and are excited that they joined our team. The following staff members have been board approved or reassigned:
Mrs. Amy Halverson- Family & Consumer Science
Mrs. Sommer Toffle- Art
Mrs. Laura Chartier- Special Education
Mrs. Brianna Grimm- Music, Band, Chorus
Mrs. Anna Mack- Grade 6 Science (date TBA)
Mrs. Wendy Planinsek- assigned to grade 7 Science (effective 10/3/22)
Mrs. Sharon Greenawalt- assigned to grade 8 Reading Workshop
Mrs. Corinne Kenna- assigned to grade 7 Writing Workshop
Our open house on September 7 was a huge success, and we give thanks to all who took time out of their day to follow the schedule and get a brief overview of classroom expectations. If you were unable to attend open house or you missed one of the teacher sessions, please reach out to the teacher for more information. The teacher emails are available on the Ligonier Valley Middle School website under STAFF.
With the most recent LVSD Health and Safety Plan, please note that we are no longer required by the Department of Health (DOH) to send out notifications if/when a learner tests positive for COVID-19. The current guidance is that a learner who tests positive for COVID is excluded from school for 5 days after the the onset of symptoms. For example, a learner shows symptoms on Saturday and tests positive on Monday. Saturday is day 0, Sunday is day 1, Thursday is day 5. The learner can return to school on Friday as long as he/she is feeling better. The learners will be marked medically excused for days missed due to COVID. They are encouraged to follow assignments on Schoology, but are not required. They will have 5 days to make up the missed work upon return to school.
This school year breakfast is free for all learners. Lunch is free for 6th grade only and 7/8 learners who qualify for free and reduced lunch. If you would like to apply for free and reduced lunch for your 7/8 grade child, please refer to Food Service Forms on the district website. Extra items are offered for purchase in the cafeteria. Extra items are not free for any learner.
We continue to work each day to inspire every learner to achieve his/her greatest potential. I thank you for your continued support.
Paulina Burns


September 30             LVMS 5K

October 11                  MAKE-UP DAY FOR SCHOOL PICTURES

October 14                  NO SCHOOL FOR LEARNERS

October 28                  END OF FIRST QUARTER

October 28                  SCHOOL DANCE FOR ALL LVMS LEARNERS- Grades 6-8

November 4                2hr. EARLY DISMISSAL

November 9                REPORT CARDS ISSUED


                                    **Parent-Teacher Conference forms will be sent home the week of 9/19

November 11              NO SCHOOL FOR LEARNERS

November 23              2hr. EARLY DISMISSAL

November 24-28         NO SCHOOL