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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Return to Fully In-Person Learning


LMHS' return to fully in-person learning is scheduled to begin after April vacation, on Monday, April 26. All hybrid students (and those fully virtual students who have indicated that they are planning to return) will then attend school every day. 
We will be continuing our pandemic safety rules, including but not limited to:

  • Mandatory mask-wearing on school grounds at all times, except when on a designated mask break or while eating breakfast or lunch.
  • One-way movement in the hallways.
  • Locker access only at designated times (upon arrival, at lunch, and at dismissal).
  • Staggered dismissals from class, and no bathroom visits during passing time.
  • Student arrival no earlier than 7:30 (bus students or those eating school breakfast) or 7:45 (all others), with drop-off at the student parking lot.
  • Staggered end-of-day dismissal times (2:20 Otis/Sandisfield bus students; 2:26 Lee/Tyringham bus students; 2:29 all other students).


Social distancing in classrooms will be at least 3 feet, as per state and CDC guidelines. Distancing in the cafeteria will remain at 6 feet. To accommodate this, we will be adding a fourth lunch period each day. This will require us to change the bell schedule, with periods 4 and 5 getting extended. The draft bell schedule can be seen here.


Please don't hesitate to contact Principal Gregg Brighenti with any questions.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Course Selection for 2021-2022

 Click here for information on the course selection process for the next school year!  All course selection sheets are due by Friday, April 2...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Lee Public Schools

During the week of April 12, 2021 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Lee Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students. 

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations.  

Parents and other individuals may call Amy Krukonis, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (413) 314-6702 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.

 

Within approximately 60 business days after the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide the district with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the district requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports/.


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