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Find information on the following news, and more, in this week's DISCOVER.

  • School Board Meeting July 17
  • Board Candidacy Deadline July 29
  • Lorena Dolan To Be Appointed Principal of MPE
Board Matters
Consider Candidacy:
Deadline July 29 at 4 p.m.
Local school board membership is a challenging and rewarding way to serve your community and its schoolchildren. Now is the time to consider school board candidacy for the Livingston Board of Education. In November, voters will elect two candidates to serve for three years.

A candidate 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 29, 2019. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Prospective school board candidates can download candidate information from the New Jersey School Boards Association’s website at NJSBA School Board Candidate Kit . The kit includes information about nominating petitions, legal qualifications for school board candidacy, and the role of the school board member. Information about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election process are also included.
District Matters
Genesis Portals Information
The Genesis Parent/Student Access portals are now closed as we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. It is anticipated that the portals will re-open during the week of August 5, 2019 in order for parents, and students in Grades 6-12, to complete all district-required forms. Only the Contacts and Forms Library will be available during this time. An email will be sent to parents/students with their log on information. 

The Genesis Parent/Student Portals will open on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 after 3:00 p.m. to view secondary schedules and on Thursday, August 22, 2019 after 3:00 p.m. for elementary homeroom/teacher assignments. No schedules or teacher assignments will be viewable unless all required forms are completed.
Board to Appoint MPE Principal
The district is pleased to announce the anticipated hiring of Ms. Lorena Dolan as Principal of Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The Board of Education will officially vote on her appointment at its meeting this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.

We cordially invite staff and parents to attend a “Meet and Greet” with Ms. Dolan prior to the meeting. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building, 11 Foxcroft Drive.
Reading Matters
Summer Reading/Assignments
LHS Summer Reading LOLLAPALOOZA!
Student Matters
Alumni Invited to View Tribute
Livingston High School's military alumni are invited to visit the "Wall of Honor" that has been installed in the LHS Guidance Department. The office will be open for visitors on Monday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The purpose of the wall is to remember, recognize and celebrate all LHS graduates who have chosen to enter into the military and serve our country. The display, which includes art work and plaques currently features 84 names!
Parent Matters
Be "In the Know" This Summer!
LPS invites parents to 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.

In addition, to subscribe to news based on your child's school and your interests, visit our "District Communications" page and sign up for newsletters, e-blasts, and more. 
Parent Academy
Our new 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!
Kindergarten Pre-Registration
Click below for information on Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Livingston Public Schools!
Update Emergency Contacts
To ensure that you receive all school district communication messages, please make sure to update your contacts in our automated Alert System.

Please log into your Genesis Parent Portal account and under “CONTACTS” be sure that you have checked off the box for "Emergency Broadcast" for any phone numbers/email addresses at which you wish to receive these messages.
Don't Miss That Call/Text:
In the case of an emergency, or weather-related school closing, or school bus transportation issues, our alert system allows us to quickly communicate with parents and staff by text, email and phone. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date. Log on to Genesis and click the "Contacts" tab at the top of the page to review the information that is currently on file. Please be sure to check the "Emergency Broadcast" box to receive Emergency Broadcast Messages. Don't forget to save all changes.
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.
Community Matters
Visit the Livingston Public Library's website to find out about all of the exciting, educational programs offered!
The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) offers great programs, free of charge, for people with special needs and their families. See below for more LACD programs!
Shining Stars offers "funtastic programs for exceptional individuals." Learn more HERE!
Employment Opportunities
Substitute Nurses
Livingston Public Schools is seeking substitute school nurses. Applicants must hold current license issued by the NJ Board of Nursing as a professional registered nurse (RN) and possess or be eligible for a Substitute Nurse Certificate. CPR/AED certification is required. Interested candidates should contact Carolyn Ross at cross@livingston.org
Cafeteria/Playground Aids
Livingston Public Schools is always looking for cafeteria and playground aides.Those who are interested should download the application, or stop by the Central Office at 11 Foxcroft Drive to pick up an application!
Crossing Guards
The Township of Livingston continues to look for crossing guards for its many posts throughout town. Crossing guards provide an important service to our students, helping them navigate the streets around our schools safely each day. Click HERE for application.
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