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Find information on the following news, and more, in this week's DISCOVER.
  • Congratulations Graduates!
  • View Report Cards by July 9
  • Student Representative Sworn In
  • Summer Academy Deadlines Extended
  • Student Perspectives Art Exhibit
  • Elementary Virtual Chorus Challenge
Class of 2020 Matters
Congratulations
To Our Graduates!
Members of Livingston High School’s Class of 2020 received their diplomas at commencement exercises like no other before! Over three days, June 22, 23 and 24, seniors participated in "My Graduation Moment," a socially distanced ceremony to mark this wonderful milestone in their lives.

On Thursday, June 25, a virtual graduation program, livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on LTV, included a performance by the LHS Chorus, speeches, and the presentation of graduates.

In her remarks, valedictorian Erin Chang said, "So in the future, let’s work hard for that promotion and study hard for that exam, but let’s not neglect the other things that matter in our lives, such as those conversations we have with a friend. A classmate. The people we wish we were sitting next to right now. Because at the end of the day, it’s who we surround ourselves with that matters."

Congratulations to all of our seniors!
Summer Matters
View Report Cards by July 9
Report cards for the end of the 2019-20 school year are now available in the  Genesis Parent Access portal  located in the  Grading, Current Grades  tabs. Click the  PDF  link "Click here to open the current report card" to view the form. You can also view all report cards for the current and previous years in the  Available Report Cards  tab.

The Genesis Parent Access portal  will not be available as of noon on July 9 through mid-August  while we process system maintenance at year-end, prepare student records, and finalize schedules for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. If you wish to view and/or print final report cards or view student information in the portal, please do so prior to July 9.
LPS Summer Academy:
Deadlines Extended
Livingston Public Schools is committed to providing students with excellent educational experiences. Check out what our Summer Academy has to offer!

DEADLINES EXTENDED:
Lancer Quest Registration - July 13, 2020
Bridge Courses Registration - August 10, 2020
What Are You Reading?
At Livingston Public Schools we have made literacy a priority at all grade levels. We need your help insuring that "our" children continue to read throughout the summer. Share the love of reading this Summer 2020! Click the link to view more information and Summer Reading Lists!
Board Matters
Student Rep Sworn In
Livingston High School senior Aditya Desai was sworn in as the Student Representative on the Board of Education. He took the oath during the Board's virtual meeting on Monday, June 22. As the Student Representative, Aditya will attend Board meetings and have the opportunity to provide input on Board matters.
Nominating Petitions Available
In November, Livingston voters will elect one candidate to serve on the Board of Education for three years. Those who wish to become candidates must file a nominating petition with the county clerk for his or her name to appear on the ballot during the annual school election. The deadline to submit the petition is 4 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Superintendent Matters
The Arts Matter
Student Perspectives
Each year the Arts Council of Livingston hosts the "Student Perspectives" exhibit, which showcases AP student artwork. Please enjoy our virtual show!
Virtual Chorus Challenge
Remote Learning didn’t stop LPS Elementary School Chorus members from keeping the spirit of music alive this spring! Chorus students from all six elementary schools in Livingston participated in a virtual chorus challenge in May and June. Who made it to the Hall of Fame? Click the link to find out!
Student Matters
Marking Milestones!
Livingston High School's commencement activities may have been big news last week, but our younger students also marked milestones! Congratulations to all!
Social Justice Resources
Visit Livingston Public Schools' "Social Justice Resources" page to read an important message from Superintendent Dr. Matthew J. Block and view resources and tools to help families navigate conversations at home about social justice, democratic protest, racism and dealing with trauma in response to current events.
Resources for Well-Being
What is Social Emotional Learning? What are some ideas for mindfulness activities? How can we keep up with our health and wellness?

Find the answers to these questions and more on the "Social/Emotional Support for Families" page has been set up on the district website to house information about social and emotional support, as well as resources in order to help reduce stress and keep mentally healthy during times of crisis.
Parent Matters
Download the App!
What's On Your Mind?
We're interested in hearing what's on your mind. Share a story. Ask a question. Let us know about your concerns, anything from school safety and security to budget matters. Give a shout out to a special teacher. Talk with the Superintendent or Board of Education. Email your message c/o the Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator.
Parent Academy
Our Parent Academy website is designed to ensure that all resources provided at our events are accessible to all community members. We hope you find these helpful as you engage in your child’s education!
Parent Resources
Visit our "Parent Resources" page to find information regarding the Genesis portal, academic calendars, food services, new student registration, transportation, district communications, forms, and more.
Community Matters
Light Up Livingston!
Join members of the Livingston community in a virtual program of "hope, unity and solidarity" on Wednesday, July 1, beginning at 8 p.m. 
No-Contact Pick Up Begins!
The Livingston Public Library is excited to announce that contactless pickup of library materials begins this week! Read more in the blog link below.
DISCOVER is the e-newsletter from Livingston Public Schools with stories about students, teachers, and programs, and news about recent accomplishments and awards.