Two Weeks and Counting
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • 5:00pm
Getting ready for the District’s youngest learners, Burnet Hill preschool teacher Laurie Babij decorated her windows with bright red apples and admired the newly painted yellow walls of her bright classroom. Throughout Livingston, schools have fresh coats, new cabinetry and new security cameras and other safety upgrades. Next week, every teacher will be back in their classrooms with their own opening day coming in advance of their students’ opening bell.
Livingston has hired about 40 new certificated staff members, many who participated in an orientation program last week with topics covering everything from district technology to New Jersey’s tough anti-bullying law and the special education process. (See the Superintendent’s Blog on their first days at LPS by clicking here).
All this prep is in anticipation of nearly 5,900 students who return on Monday, September 9 for the first day of school.
Medication Drop Off Day: September 4
Log On to Get Ready
The Genesis Parent Portal is open to see student schedules and teacher assignments. In letters to each home, we provided a new user ID and password that will be used with your email address to log into this system. Please be sure to log in to update and review your contact information for emergencies and District messages, and to complete any District forms. Be sure to indicate which contacts should receive our automated alert messages. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct
The District’s Code of Conduct is now posted on the Livingston Public Schools’ website (click here). We strongly encourage you to read and discuss this important document with your children. New this year is an electronic check-off. Students in Grades 6-12, as well as parents/guardians of students in every grade, are required to acknowledge that they have read the Code of Conduct by checking the appropriate box in the Genesis Parent and Student Portals under the “Forms” tab. Please check off this acknowledgement by Friday, September 20. Parents need only check off one acknowledgment form per family, however, each student in Grades 6-12 must complete the check-off.
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