Livingston Public Schools
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Featured Photo: "Back Together!"
Mrs. Moskowitz's kindergarten class sings a special song to celebrate the first day of school! Additional
"Back-to-School" pics will be posted on and on our social media pages this week!
New This Week
  • Board of Education Meeting Tonight
  • A Message From the Superintendent
  • Dr. Block Sings!
  • On-Site COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine Clinic
  • NJLA Writing Awards
  • College Counseling Corner
•LPS schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day); Tuesday & Wednesday, September 7 & 8 (Rosh Hashanah); and Thursday, September 16 (Yom Kippur).
Board of Education
Public Meeting: September 1, 2021 at 7 p.m.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. The public meeting agenda includes a vote on maintaining or expanding the size of the Board.

Due to the current health crisis, we will continue to hold Board of Education meetings virtually until further notice. Meetings will be held in a webinar format during which participants will have the ability to ask questions and make comments. Registration is required. The meeting will be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page, @LivSchools.
Upcoming Board Meetings
Following tonight's meeting, Board of Education meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings. The next Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Click HERE to view the Board's 2021 Meeting Calendar.
Superintendent News
A Message From the Superintendent
Dear LPS Community:

We are thrilled to have had all of our students back in school today for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year. Energy was high, enthusiasm was in the air, and it was just so great to see our students and staff interacting and creating connections with one another. Thank you to everyone who helped make today a reality.

As is true at the beginning of all school years, transportation, traffic, and lunch always present a number of logistical challenges. Difficulties in these areas were heightened further today by the rain, the new ordering system, and the unique circumstances surrounding our return to school this year.  

We know that these issues will need our attention over the first several weeks of school. Please be patient as we work to improve our processes in these areas. We are confident that transportation, traffic, and lunch will become increasingly smooth and easy over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Matthew J. Block
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Block Sings!
Dr. Block performed a special rendition of "Let It Go" to welcome back staff members on Monday, August 30, 2021. It was too good not to share with the entire community!
District News
Voluntary COVID-19 testing is now available to LPS staft, students and families every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m.  BacktoWork Solutions offers the highest quality PCR testing available at no out-of-pocket-expenses 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.
Thank you to RWJ Barnabas!
THANK YOU to the staff of RWJ Barnabas Health (RWJBH) for partnering with LPS to hold a successful COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at LHS on Monday, August 30. Approximately 40 Pfizer vaccinations were administered that day! Participants were treated to an awesome backpack filled with school supplies courtesy of RWJBH.
Student News
More NJLA Writing Awards!
We were recently informed that several more Livingston students were named winners in the New Jersey Literacy Association (NJLA) Writing Contest, including:

Nathan Dong (2nd grade)
Emma Escobar-Rivera (6th grade)
Marissa Holtzman (6th grade)
Shreya Joseph (6th grade)
Shona Kumar (6th grade)

This contest was open to all teachers and students in kindergarten through grade eight in New Jersey. The work of five student authors was selected at each grade level for publication. Finalists received a certificate from NJLA and had their work included in the NJLA e-documents that are posted on the NJLA's website!
Lancer Matters
College Counseling Corner
By LHS College Counselor Nicole Rothman
Welcome to the College Counseling Corner! I will be using this space in the Discover newsletters to share information and tips for the College Application process.

Be sure to 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.
Parent Matters
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Staff News
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