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During the Week of Respect, kindergarten students read "A Little Spot of Kindness" and got their own special sticker spots to remind them to always be kind.

New This Week
  • "Chat with The Superintendent" This Thursday!
  • Board of Education Meeting Tonight
  • School Visitor Policy
  • Month of Awareness
  • PARENT PROGRAM OCT. 20TH: "Reducing the Risk of Teen Addiction"
  • Big L Club Hall of Fame 2021
Superintendent News
All Are Welcome This Thursday!
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matt Block, will host a "Chat with the Superintendent" event on Thursday, October 14, from 4-6pm at the Gazebo on the Memorial Park Oval. Joining Dr. Block will be Assistant Superintendents Lisa Steiger and Mark Stern. Bring your questions and comments... and a lawn chair! All are welcome.
Board of Education
Public Meeting: October 12, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 7 p.m. The public meeting agenda includes

Tonight's meeting will be held in a hybrid format. While registration for in-person attendance at Livingston Board of Education meetings will be limited to the first 20 individuals who sign-up, the Board will continue to allow members of the public to participate virtually via webinar. Registration is required for the webinar. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
District News
REMINDER: Current Visitor Policy
Livingston Public Schools traditionally welcomes visits to school by parents, Board members, other adult residents of the community and interested educators, when they fit into the classroom or school routine. However, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to LPS facilities will be extremely limited and will only be permitted if the business at hand cannot be conducted over the phone or through another medium, such as video calling. LPS is taking these steps to ensure the wellbeing of its students and staff.

While this policy is in place, all visitors must make an appointment to visit a particular person within the school, in advance, and report to the main office upon entering the building to sign in. Visitors must also sign an attestation stating that they have not been recently exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19, and are not experiencing specific COVID-19 symptoms.

All individuals visiting a school or a building owned by the district will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose for the entirety of the visit. Any individual not willing to comply prior to entrance or while in the meeting will not be permitted to enter the facility or remain in the facility. In addition, all visitors must present a copy of their driver’s license and a copy of their vaccination card to gain entrance to the facility.

Thank you for your cooperation.
October Activities!
Please take a moment to read this letter from the Director of School Counseling and visit the LPS Month of Awareness website to learn more about programs and activities that will be held across the district this month to highlight and celebrate acceptance, inclusivity, tolerance and kindness!
Voluntary COVID-19 testing is now available to LPS staft, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  BacktoWork Solutions offers the highest quality PCR testing available with a quick 24-48 hour turnaround. Click here to register for a quick Telemed Evaluation. Following the Telemed Evaluation you will be invited to schedule your COVID test. Testing location: Riker Hill Media Center.
Parent Matters
Parents are invited to attend a program about addictive and compulsive behaviors in today's adolescents presented by Paul Lavella, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS of NJ Recovery & Wellness on Wednesday, October 20, at 7PM.
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Lancer Matters
Big L Club Hall of Fame 2021
The Big L Club, the official sports booster of Livingston High School, will hold its annual LHS Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch at 10AM on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The event will be held at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover. This year's inductees include:

  • Boys' Tennis Team - 1977
  • Michael P. Genovese - 2009
  • Frank Schwindel - 2010
  • Kate Schwindel - 2011
  • Richard Shue - Coach/Contributor
  • Steve Squires - 1967
  • Melanie Talesnick - Athlete/Contributor,1995
Honored for Public Service
LHS junior Matthew Zhang recently received the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Zhang, the founder of Livingston Youth Organization for Human Services (LYOHS), received the "Youth in Service Award" while his 120-member volunteer group received the "Youth Volunteer Program Award." 
College Counseling Corner
By LHS College Counselor Nicole Rothman
Follow me on Twitter (@LivHS_College) and Instagram (@livhs_college). The LHS College Counseling Website is another important place to find information, see updates, and contact me.
Staff News
Community Notes
LWV To Host Candidates Debate
The Livingston League of Women Voters (LWV) will hold a Board of Education Candidates Debate Wednesday evening, October 13, 8:00 p.m., via ZOOM. This is a free public meeting and residents are encouraged to bring questions and concerns. To join go to the League website and there will be link. The three candidates vying for two open seats are Jenissa Arnette, Pamela Chirls, and James Calderon.
LACD After School Sports Program
The Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities (LACD) is pleased to announce that it is restarting its after school sports program on October 20, 2021!

The sports clinics will be available to children with special needs and will be held every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Monmouth Court Community Center, 26 Monmouth Court, Livingston, N.J. through May 18, 2022. Participants will be playing a variety of sports such as wiffle ball, soccer, kickball, and volleyball (with a beach ball).

Clinics will not meet on 12/29, 2/23, or 4/20. This program is free of charge and no pre-registration is required.  Participants are welcome to arrive late or leave early if necessary.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled if school is closed.  Call 973-535-7961, ext. 231, to check on the program status for a specific day.

The LACD's goal will be to provide a fun-filled hour for children with special needs, while maintaining a safe environment. Players, volunteers, and parents/guardians will be required to wear a mask to attend the clinics.

For more information, please call 973-970-4441 or visit or
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