LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL

LONGMEADOW HIGH SCHOOL | 95 GRASSY GUTTER ROAD | LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 | P 413-565-4220 | F413-565- 4233

Longmeadow High School is committed to providing all students with a physically, socially, and emotionally safe environment A proactive and attentive administration, faculty, and staff Curricula that align to the Massachusetts State Frameworks, when applicable Quality and challenging educational opportunities Varied methods of instruction and assessment Extensive co-curricular opportunities A well-maintained facility and sufficient resources to support student learning.

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

School Hours 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Summer Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEACAC College Fair

The New England Association of College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) is hosting a college fair in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center at Western New England University, on Tuesday, October 5, 202, from 6-8 PM. Student registration is coming soon and will be sent out as soon as it is available.

PSAT Registration

PSAT's are being administered at Longmeadow High School on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Registration is now open and continues through October 8th. We will not accept any late registrations. The fee is $35 and checks can be made payable to Longmeadow High School.

Here is a copy of the PSAT Registration Form, which provides information about exam day. If you have any questions regarding the PSAT's, please feel free to contact your son/daughter's school counselor.

Students can drop off their PSAT Registration and payment to the School Counseling Office before and after school or during lunch.

Longmeadow Pride Celebration!

The Longmeadow Pride Celebration will be held on the Town Green this Sunday. September 12, 2021, from 11 AM until 3 PM. It is sponsored by the CLOSE Coalition and many LPS students and staff will be participating in various ways. The aim is to raise awareness about the inclusivity of the LGBTQ community, something we strive for in schools and within the larger community.

If you are free Sunday between 11-3, come by for a visit to enjoy live music, food trucks - guest speakers - raffles, and much more!

Seniors and Senior Parents

Attention Class of 2022! Plan your senior portrait now! Photos will be due at the end of October! Click here for more information 2022 Yearbook info.

Financial Aid Webinars

The trusted experts at MEFA are hosting FREE college financing webinars once per week beginning Tuesday, Sept 21st through Thursday, Nov 18th. Webinars will occur during both daytime and evening hours, and feature industry experts, both from within MEFA and from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts. Spanish and Chinese options are available. Register for a webinar at mefa.org/events.

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Principal's Newsletter, August 2021

This information is being provided so that you can plan accordingly for the opening day of school on Monday, August 30th. Our calendar for major school-year events is included in the newsletter and also posted on this website. The calendar on our website will be the most updated version if dates need to be changed for any reason. Specific information about dates, times, and locations for Fall 2021 Athletics is also included in this newsletter and will be posted on our website as well, but please know that Football tryouts begin on Friday, August 20th and all other sports begin on Monday, August, 23rd. Principal's Newsletter August 2021


2020-2021 School Year (past)

AP Summer Work 2021

Attached is a list of summer work required for AP courses. AP Summer Work

Welcome to the End of Year Virtual Art Show!

This exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by art students in grades 9, 10, and 11 at Longmeadow High School. The work you will see reflects the range of ideas, emotions, skills, and abilities from these students while working long-term remotely for some and in-person for others. Enjoy the show! Please click the links below to visit the galleries.

From your LHS Art Teachers Deb Callahan, Hilary Godin & Mariel Gross.

2D Arts 3D Arts Digital Arts & Photography

GRADUATION CLASS OF 2021, JUNE 3, 5 PM

All guests are asked to arrive on the LHS campus no earlier than 4:00 pm. Please note that for graduation only, both ends of our horseshoe driveway will serve as entrances. The Superintendent's parking lot will be filled with cars b/c their work day is still going at 4:00 p.m. To facilitate the flow of traffic, we suggest that all families whose student's last names begin with the letter A - J enter via the LHS horseshoe driveway entrance closest to Williams St (the normal entrance). Those families whose student's last name begins with the letters K - Z should enter via the end of the horseshoe driveway nearest Bliss Road, next to the athletic field at the corner of Bliss and Grassy Gutter (normally the exit). We will clear the parking lot ahead of time, so there should be sufficient parking for everyone as long as each family comes in no more than two vehicles. Once parked, Seniors should enter the building via the main doors (under the flagpole) and all other guests should enter via the pool doors. Although masks are not required, we ask that everyone maintain appropriate social distancing of three feet. It is also important to note that we will have hand sanitizing stations in the hallway as you move through the building if you would like to access it. Additionally, there will be water available on the field for those who would like some and the concession restrooms will be open. We will also have two portable restrooms on site as well.

As guests enter the facility through the pool doors they will need to show their tickets; one person per pink ticket and two people per green ticket (standing room area and/or bleachers). Once guests move through the building and arrive at the Stadium Field, those with green tickets may choose to sit in the bleachers or in the standing room only section located behind the seated guests. As a reminder, there are no seats in the standing room only area, but guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Those with pink tickets will be ushered to the seated area; please note that there are no reserved seats.

It's here! The 2021 AP Art Show!

This exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by LHS senior art students in the Advanced Placement Art & Design courses at Longmeadow High School.

Our AP students work with diverse ideas, materials, and processes to create their art and these portfolios exemplify the rigor, commitment, and accomplishment that AP Art students can achieve, even during remote learning due to the global pandemic! Please enjoy the show.

All the best to our graduates from your AP Art Teachers Hilary Godin & Mariel Gross.

Click the links to visit the galleries. AP 2D Art & Design AP 3D Art & Design

Final Exam Schedule

2021 AP Exam Schedule

AP 2021 Exam Schedule


New Bell Schedule.docx

New Bell Schedule

New! Spring return to school

1. Please remember that Monday, April 26th will be a Day 9. The rest of the schedule for the week is Tuesday is a Day 10, Wednesday is a Day 5, Thursday is a Day 11 and Friday is a Day 12.

2. Please remember to have all chrome books fully charged when reporting to school.

3. As mentioned previously, please remember to wear masks properly (covering both nose and mouth) while in school and on campus.

4. For Cohort E learners, please remember that we expect and plan on you being here every day, every block. There have been some challenges with some in-person students choosing to remain home for certain days/classes for convenience sake and I want to be very transparent that the expectation is that the only reason a Cohort E student won't be here for in-person learning will be due to health/illness issues. If you are truly feeing under the weather, we want you to stay home and access virtual learning. However, If this occurs, please use the Google form to let the office staff know about this health issue and also remember that if a Cohort E student needs to learn remotely on a given day due to health/illness issues, athletics and other in-person co-curricular activities can't be accessed on that day.

5. Please remember to enter LHS in the morning based on where your first block class is that day. The message below reminds us of which entrances apply to certain classrooms/spaces. Knowing where you will enter (Main Entrance or Grassy Gutter Road Doors) will help foot traffic be more evenly spread out throughout the bldg.

6. Lastly, please remember that first block begins at 7:50 and students are expected to be in their classroom at that time so everyone can begin on time.

MCAS Dates

( ELA) English Language Arts - May 27, 2021

Mathematics - May 28, 2021

Biology - June 7, 2021

2021 Future Fair (Students) with vendor list.pdf

2021 Future Fair


Attached please find an invitation to a virtual event that MassHire South Shore is hosting for students to explore colleges and other post high school opportunities! The event is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Parent Information Booklet

Be especially thoughtful in selecting courses during the preliminary course request process. The academic schedule is based on a complex interaction of graduation requirements, qualified instructional staff, and student requests. Limits on class size, funding, and staffing resources impact our flexibility in conducting educationally sound and efficient scheduling. There should be no schedule change requests made after the course request process is completed. Exceptions to scheduling policy may be requested in writing and are subject to the approval of the Director of School Counseling in consultation with the Principal.


New England Association of College Admission Counseling

NEACAC Spring College Fair

Student and School Counselor registration is NOW OPEN! As a reminder, NEACAC Spring College Fairs will be held on the following dates and times (right).

To date, there are over 170 colleges that are registered to participate in the program. Registration for students and school counselors is required, but FREE! Please visit: https://neacac.swoogo.com/NEACACVirtual_Spring to register. We recommend registering ahead of the LIVE events. The booths will be available beginning on February 23 through May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, February 23rd from 6-7:30 pm EST

Sunday, March 14th from 1-3:00 pm EST

Wednesday, April 14th from 7-8:30 pm EST

Sunday, May 16th from 1-3:00 pm EST

The Jet Jotter (Online)

Check out the new website of The Jet Jotter, Longmeadow High School's student newspaper. Coverage of the school and town includes news, features, editorials, and photos. Follow the publication on our Instagram, thejetjotter, as well.

You are invited to visit our Art Department's Winter Virtual Art Show starting Monday, January 25. The show contains artwork made since the start of the school year and is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and creativity of Art students. Working in school or at home in this "glitchy" year, our Art students have persevered and made truly wonderful and inspiring Art. Click on the show links below to the gallery pages and explore what they have accomplished. Enjoy the show!

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Poetry Out Loud

The English Department is happy to be able to announce the results of the 2021 Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation contest. This is the 5th year that LHS has participated in this national contest with former school champions moving on to regional semifinal events and the state championship in Boston. Yesterday, a panel of judges from the English Department, Mr. Staples, Ms. Moore, Mr. Williams, Ms. Heston, and or esteemed librarian and adopted English Department member, Ms. Kennedy, viewed student recitations that were submitted on video. This year's LHS Poetry Out Loud school champion is senior Trina Morrow, who recited “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo. Congratulations, Trina.

Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair

Don’t miss these one-day events! Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges to hear about student life, majors, financial aid, scholarships, and much more. Plus, text chat with college counselors for answers to all of your questions. Sign up now to explore your options and pursue your college dreams! Click for more details

NEASC Collaborative Conference

Next Steps in LHS Accreditation - Longmeadow High School will virtually welcome and host the Collaborative Conference team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) on Monday and Tuesday, November 9-10, 2020. In preparation for its 10-year re-accreditation visit in 2022, NEASC officials will meet with stakeholders, conduct classroom visits, and tour the physical plant. They will gather information about current conditions in the school, review the comprehensive self-reflection that was researched, written, and approved by the faculty, and ensure that identified areas of improvement align with future goals and NEASC standards to positively impact student learning.

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Food Drive


Longmeadow High School will be holding a community food drive to benefit The Open Pantry, The Longmeadow Food Pantry and Rachel’s Table on Saturday, December 12, 2020 and on Saturday 19, 2020. Both events will run from 10:00 am until noon. Sponsoring the event are the Longmeadow HIgh School Key Club, LHS Student Government and Mr. Williams’ English classes.


Donations of non perishable items will be collected in the main parking lot located off Grassy Gutter Road at the high school. Personnel will be on hand to unload vehicles as they arrive; social distancing will be maintained and everyone working the event will be wearing a mask and gloves to ensure the safety of all involved.


Immediately after the event concludes, the goods collected will be delivered to the food pantries. We ask that everyone check the expiration date on the items you wish to donate as those items which are “expired” cannot be used and must be discarded.


It is our hope that we can make a significant impact for those who are less fortunate and can do our part to help address the ongoing challenges associated with food insecurity in our community at large.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

"Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith

As a part of this annual observance, the Longmeadow High School GSA usually makes paper cutouts of candles, decorates them with the colors of the transgender pride flag,

CLOSE Annual Report and Survey

Coalition of Longmeadow for a Substance Free Community CLOSE Coalition brings together different parts of the community to focus efforts on education, prevention, and providing resources and support for treatment of substance use disorders. CLOSE collaboratively initiates, coordinates, and sustains prevention and intervention efforts that reduce youth (and other community members’) substance use and abuse within the Town of Longmeadow.

SAT at LHS cancelled

The December 5, 2020 SAT has been cancelled at Longmeadow High School. Please check your email for a message from the College Board regarding your options.

MEFA Financial Aid Webinars

Need to learn about financial aid? The trusted experts at MEFA are hosting FREE college financing webinars four times per week beginning Monday, Sept 28th through Thursday, Nov 5th. Webinars will be held every Monday through Thursday, with daytime and evening hours, and presented by industry experts, both from within MEFA and from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts. Register for a webinar at mefa.org/events.

"Sandra" by Wynne Dromey

Congratulations

Wynne Dromey, a senior art student in the AP 2D Art and Design class, has a portrait painting on display at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts for the new exhibition titled, This is Us. This special exhibition showcases original portraits by artists residing in the Connecticut River Valley and Hartford County, CT. Wynne is the youngest artist to have a portrait selected for the exhibition which runs now through April 4, 2021. Congratulations Wynne!

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CTEC Open House (Cancelled)

The Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center (Career TEC) is an extension of the seven member high schools served by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Transportation to and from the Career TEC is provided by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Enrolling at Career TEC is a part of the process of course selection in the home high school. Open House Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 7 PM. For more info go to www.lpvctec.org

NHS Tutoring

Hello students and parents of Longmeadow! We are the National Honor Society (NHS) at Longmeadow High School, and our primary function is to conduct tutoring sessions between upperclassmen and underclassmen who need help. We know that this year is especially different with remote and hybrid learning, and teachers may be busier and won’t be able to attend to everyone individually. NHS is here to connect students who need help with tutors that are upperclassmen at LHS who have gone through the same classes that underclassmen are currently taking, so they have the experience and knowledge of many subjects. Tutoring will be done virtually out of respect of COVID-19, and will be done over Google Meet.

Students who need help should feel like they have somewhere to go to, and NHS is exactly that place. Even if you only have one or two questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help!

To sign up for tutoring, please click on the google form attached, read the instructions, and fill out the information that follows. Within a couple hours, we will send an email to both you and your tutor, so both of you can then connect. Remember, don’t be shy and ask away! NHS Tutoring

Fruit Sale

For some 60 years, the LHS Music Department has offered fresh fruit for sale, as a way to raise necessary funds for music department equipment, events, and activities. COVID-19 is not going to stand in our way! This year, citrus fruit, apples, and pears, are being sold online, with UPS home delivery. Support LHS Music by ordering fruit for your family, or as a gift. Orders are accepted through November 29th. Thank you for your support!"

https://freshfruitorder.org/LongmeadowMusic/Organizations/LandingPage.aspx

PSAT Registration (for Juniors only)

PSAT's are being administered at Longmeadow High School on Saturday, October 17th. Registration is open and continues through October 9th. We will not accept any late registrations. The fee is $43 and checks can be made payable to Longmeadow High School. Checks and registration forms should be dropped off in the Drop Box outside of the high school main entrance. The increased fee is due to the cost of deep cleaning the school after testing. The PSAT will only be offered to juniors this fall as we need to limit the number of students in the classrooms due to COVID-19 restrictions. I have also attached a copy of the registration form, which provides information about exam day. If you have any questions regarding the PSAT's, please feel free to contact your son/daughter's school counselor.

SAT

The October 3, 2020 SAT has been cancelled at Longmeadow High School. Please check your email for a message from the College Board regarding your options.


Virtual College Fairs

The NACAC Virtual College Fairs are coming up on Monday, October 12th, Sunday, October 18th, and Sunday, November 8th. Go to virtualcollegefairs.org to register. Over 600 colleges and universities will offer Zoom sessions and meetings on each date.

The Catholic Colleges Admission Association is hosting a virtual college fair on Tuesday, September 29th from 7:30-9:30PM. Over 100 of our Catholic colleges and universities are participating in this free event. Click on this link to register Catholic Colleges Admission Association Virtual College Fair.

The Canadian University Virtual Fair is being held on Tuesday, October 6th from 5-10PM. Please register by visiting Canadian University Virtual Fair. This link will serve as your entry to the event and also provides a list of the universities who will be participating.

Please click on this link to learn about the ten colleges and universities in the America East Academic Consortium (AEAC) America East Virtual College Tour for Students.

The AEAC is a formal collaboration of the ten institutions that comprise the America East Conference, an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference. The ten institutions are: University at Albany, Binghamton University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, UMASS Lowell, University of New Hampshire, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, University of Vermont

AP Registration

Please make note of the new AP Registration Timeline. The School Counseling Office has begun collecting fees for AP Exams. The fee is $95.00 for each exam. Checks should be made payable to Longmeadow High School, and all regular registration fees are due in the School Counseling Office on Friday, November 6th. Late payments will be accepted from Monday, November 9th through Friday, March 5, 2021 for a fee of $135.00 per exam. Exam fees will not be accepted after noon on March 5th. If you have any extenuating circumstances regarding payment or testing conditions, please see Ms. Lyons.

Any student who wishes to self-study in an AP subject that we do not offer and take the AP exam must submit the exam fee by October 4th, the College Board’s preferred ordering deadline. This allows the coordinator to set-up an exam only section and provide a join code for the exam only section as required by the College Board.

Registrations will be accepted by the School Counseling Office. Students who decide not to take an AP Exam should also notify the School Counseling Office of their intentions. Registration forms are available on the LHS website or in the School Counseling Office. During Remote learning, AP Registration Forms and checks can be dropped off in the drop box outside of the main entrance.

Cancellation Refund Policy

After registering for an AP exam, students who decide not to take one of their exams must put the request in writing to Ms. Lyons at least 3 school days prior to the scheduled exam date. No shows or students who fail to notify Ms. Lyons within the 3 school days will not be eligible for a refund (the cost of the exam minus the cost of the unused/cancelled exam-$40).

2020-21 Only

Given this year’s unusual circumstances and to support students in making their exam registration decisions in the fall, in 2020-21 only, the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied for any student who decides not to test.

10th, 11th, & 12th Distribution of Book, Computer, Documents

Distribution of Books, Computers and Documents: Grades 10-12

Thursday, September 10 and Friday September 11.

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Process

  1. As students enter they will be given their schedule which shows their classes, by block and teacher.

  2. The student goes to each subject area and presents their schedule. A staff member reviews the schedule and gives the student the book(s) they need based on the information that is on the schedule.

  3. Student prints name on book slip(s). The slip is placed in a container for the book issued.

  4. Second to last station is documents - students just take the document packet.

  5. Last station is the Chromebooks. The student takes the Chromebook and signs for it. Place the document in the bin for data entry which will be completed by I.T. personnel at a later date.

Schedule

  1. Cohort A will receive their materials on Thursday. Each grade will enter through a separate entrance as follows:

    1. 10th grade - enters through the south side Grassy Gutter doors (nearest Williams St) Students receive their schedules upon entering the building and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the first floor. Once students have all of their items, they will proceed down the hallway and exit the building.

    2. 11th grade - enters through the main doors. Students receive their schedules upon entering the building and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the first floor in the hallway leading from the front doors to the pool doors.

    3. 12th grade - enters through the north side Grassy Gutter doors (nearest the main driveway) and then proceeds to the second floor. Students receive their schedules and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the second floor. Once students have all of their items, they will proceed down the stairway in Seminar B and exit the building.

  2. Cohort B will receive their materials on Friday. Each grade will enter through a separate entrance as follows:

    1. 10th grade - enters through the south side Grassy Gutter doors (nearest Williams St) Students receive their schedules upon entering the building and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the first floor. Once students have all of their items, they will proceed down the hallway and exit the building.

    2. 11th grade - enters through the main doors. Students receive their schedules upon entering the building and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the first floor in the hallway leading from the front doors to the pool doors.

    3. 12th grade - enters through the north side Grassy Gutter doors (nearest the main driveway) and then proceeds to the second floor. Students receive their schedules and then books, documents and Cromebooks. All items are distributed on the second floor. Once students have all of their items, they will proceed down the stairway in Seminar B and exit the building.

  3. Cohort C will receive their materials as follows:

    1. Students in the first half of the alphabet (A - LaPierre) will come to school starting at 11:30 am on Thursday according to a predetermined schedule and do a drive up pick up of all books, computers and materials.

    2. Students in the second half of the alphabet will come to school starting at 11:30 am on Friday according to a predetermined schedule and do a drive up pick up of all books, computers and materials.

  4. The make up date for book and computer pick up is set for Wednesday, September 16. Time to be announced.

Freshmen and New Student Orientation (Cohort A & B)

The Freshmen and New Student Orientation for Cohort A and Cohort B is being held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and the details can be found below. Cohort C should not report on September 9th.

The orientation program we have put together will prepare and acclimate our ninth graders and new students for their first day at Longmeadow High School in this new normal of COVID-19. The orientation is for the students only. Students are required to wear a mask and practice safe distancing protocol. We look forward to seeing and welcoming our freshmen and new students on September 9th.

Cohort A (Last name: A-Lapierre). Orientation will be held from 8:20-10:10 AM. If you are a student new to the district, we ask that you arrive at 8:00AM

Cohort B (Last name: Larochelle-Z). Orientation will be held from 12:20-2:10 PM. If you are a new student to the district, we ask that you arrive at 12:00 noon.

The orientation will include the following session rotations:

1) General welcome from the administration

  • Introduction to LHS

  • Navigating the school during COVID-19

2) Counseling Department Session

  • Introductions

  • Explanation of the daily schedule

3) Technology Session

  • Distribution of Chromebooks

  • Distribution of textbooks

  • PowerSchool/Email login information for the students new to the district

Students should bring the following items:

  • a backpack to carry their Chromebook and textbooks

  • A pen or pencil to complete their schedules

Opening Day (Remote) September 14, 2020

In terms of the opening of school, the district plans on opening school remotely on Monday, September 14, 2020 and transitioning to a hybrid model for LHS on Monday, October 5, 2020. We are splitting students into different cohorts in order to allow approximately half of the students into the building at one time. Beginning on Oct 5th, Cohort A will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Cohort B will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be remote learning days for all students and will involve a deep cleaning of the facility between cohorts. Cohort C will be students who choose to remain at home and learn remotely full time. All students will have class every day, whether it be remote or in person. The cohorts have been split alphabetically, with A -L (lapierre) being Cohort A and all other students being in Cohort B. Cohort C will be made up of students from the first two cohorts who aren't comfortable coming into school. There will also be information coming from the Superintendent about a fourth cohort based on remote students who, for extenuating reasons, may not be able to be part of Cohort C. LHS Re-Opening Plan

LHS English Department Statement on Diversity

The Massachusetts ELA Curriculum Frameworks articulate the skills that are required to be introduced and developed with students in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. The LHS English Department strives to do this by using a variety of texts, both fiction and nonfiction, in grades 9-12. Our curriculum choices are constantly diversifying, as we attempt to introduce students to the historical breadth of texts in the English language from 800 CE to the present, as well as fairly representing the depth of diverse writers whose voices represent a variety of ethnicities, particularly people of color, genders, and sexual orientations. We recognize that historically marginalized groups have produced writers whose works are of exceptional literary merit, but have been unjustly excluded from the traditional curriculum. Our curriculum choices naturally evolve over time and, in recent years, the department has had a more robust conversation about including authors from these marginalized groups. MORE....

2019-2020 School Year

Welcome to the End of Year Art Show!

This exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by art students in grades 9, 10 and 11 at Longmeadow High School. The art work was created during this great educational experiment in remote learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Schools, colleges and universities were closed, stores and restaurants were closed, families were asked to stay in their homes, students mostly hung out in their bedrooms. The work you are will see reflects the range of ideas, emotions, skills, and abilities from these students while using mostly household materials for their art supplies. Enjoy the show! Please click the links to the left to visit the galleries.

LHS Art Teachers Deb Callahan, Hilary Godin & Mariel Gross.

AP Summer Work 2020

Attached is a list of summer work required for AP courses. AP Summer Work

2020 LHS Virtual Awards Ceremony

We are thrilled to be able to honor our students today through our 2020 LHS Virtual Awards Ceremony. Although nothing can replace being together and we can't wait to resume our traditional ceremony next year, we did want to pause as a community and recognize the hard work and dedication of our LHS students. So the whole community can celebrate these individuals, LCTV will also be adding this to their programming. Congratulations to the recipients and all members of the Class of 2020!

Welcome to the 2020 AP Art Show!

This exhibit showcases outstanding artwork created by LHS senior art students in the Advanced Placement Art & Design courses at Longmeadow High School. Our AP students work with diverse ideas, materials, and processes to create their art and these portfolios exemplify the rigor, commitment, and accomplishment that AP Art students can achieve, even while quarantined during the 2020 global pandemic. Please enjoy the show. All the best to our graduates from your AP Art Teachers Hilary Godin & Mariel Gross. Click the links to the left to visit the galleries.

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Class of 2020

The LHS Community celebrates our Seniors and their hard work and achievements. Collectively and individually, Seniors have distinguished themselves this year by displaying leadership and poise in the face of challenge. The Class of 2020 is strong and resilient. We honor them and their many accomplishments. Video by Ivy Pohl

June SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration-cancelled

To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, the College Board will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020. Students can transfer their June registration to a 2020-21 administration in late May when registration opens for 2020-21 test dates.

Holiday Schedule

Due to the Monday holiday for Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 and remembering that next Thursday, May 28, is the last day for Seniors, here is the schedule for next week.

Tuesday 5/26

A - 9:30 - 10:30

B 11:00 - 12:00

C 12:30 - 1:30

Wednesday 5/27

D - 9:30 - 10:30

E 11:00 - 12:00

F 12:30 - 1:30

Thursday 5/28

G - 9:30 - 10:30

H 11:00 - 12:00


Friday 5/29

Check in day with students to offer support and reinforcement of learning


#Lancerstrong

If you need support, reach out to one of our school social workers or text 741741 for 24/7 text support.

Academy Day Informational Event (Virtual)

What: Congressman Neal's Congressional Academy Day Informational Event (Virtual)

When: Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Where: Virtual (Zoom application)

If you are interested in this event please RSVP Ms. Jeanne Ahern at Congressman Neal's office by Friday, 15 May 2020 with your email address. Ms. Ahern's email address is: Jeanne.Ahern@mail.house.gov. In order to access the event with your computer or iPad you will need a ZOOM account. On 20 May Ms. Ahern will email you with the link to access / log-on to the event.


Attention AP students planning on taking the exam(s) you registered for

Preparing for your AP Exam

Two Days Before Each Exam

  • Confirm that registered students have located their e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

  • Remind your students to complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.


On Exam Day

  • Students should click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure your students know their local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

  • What to do if something goes wrong. If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.


2020 AP Exam Day Checklist

Please find a 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist and 2020 AP Testing Guide below. You should complete the checklist for each exam that you take and keep it next to you while testing. The 2020 AP Testing Guide provides information about:

  • The exam e-ticket

  • Five steps to take before the test

  • Understanding the test day experience

  • Exam scores, credit, and placement

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist

2020 AP Testing Guide

Make sure the College Board can reach you via email by Confirming your email address.

Information for AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams:

  • The above exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We’ll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit our site for more details.

  • A video walk-through of the test-taking experience will be available the week of May 4.

  • Details on accommodations for the above exams are also now available.

  • If your students are unsure about accessing the app, or if they don’t have a device, they can fill out this survey (or you can complete it on their behalf) as soon as possible so we can help support them (applicable to U.S. and U.S. territories).

Information for AP Music Theory Exams:

  • Before exam day, students will need to print or hand-copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website.

Synchronous Remote Learning Schedule

Each day, Monday through Thursday, we will schedule two academic blocks and teachers will engage with students during the specified time for that academic block.

  • Monday - A Block 9:30 AM - B Block 12:00 PM

  • Tuesday - C Block 9:30 AM - D Block 12:00 PM

  • Wednesday - E Block 9:30 AM - F Block 12:00 PM

  • Thursday - G Block 9:30 AM - H Block 12:00 PM

  • Fridays - Students will use Fridays to check in with teachers and work on their weekly assignments.

Quarter 4 will be Pass/Fail. There will be one graded assignment per week that will determine Pass or Fail for the academic quarter.

Springfield National College Fair

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Springfield College Fair has been cancelled. Please visit nacacnet.org for more information. Virtual College Exploration Week - April 20-23. Visit Strivescan.com for more information.

SAT/SAT Subject Tests

Please go to the College Board link below for the most up to date information on how COVID-19 has affected the upcoming test administration dates for SAT/SAT Subject Tests


AP Testing in Spring 2020

On Friday, April 3, the College Board released the schedule for the online AP exams this spring. The exams will be administered from May 11-May 22. Students who have registered to take an exam will receive information from the College Board on how to access the testing system on test day in late April. If you choose not to take the exam(s) that you have registered for, you will be issued a full refund. (see Refunds below) Please see the link below for more details about the 45 minute, online free-response exam.

For AP Art- The deadline for submission of artworks in the Digital Portfolio is extended to May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET. For 2D Art-Students will not mail or otherwise submit any physical artworks in 2020.

Refunds - Students are encouraged to wait until closer to the exam date to decide whether they will take the exam. Students do not need to communicate to the counseling office that they will not take an exam. We will reconcile who took and did not take an exam after the late testing period of June 1-5. Refunds will not be mailed out until late June or early July.

Late testing- Students are encouraged not to wait for the late testing period (June1-5) to decide to take their AP exam(s). If, for some unforeseen reason, you must test in the late testing period, you do not need to notify the counseling office. If a student does not log into their exam during regular testing, they still have a chance to take the exam in late testing. This is not recommended as a means to have extra time to prepare. If you have an issue during testing, this would be your last opportunity.

Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

EdOpps 2020-2021PDF2.pdf

Course Selection for 202-21

The School Counselors have completed the process of course selection with students for next year. While we were unable to have the face to face conversations this year, we were able to reach out to students and families through email to answer questions and help students make the appropriate selections. Parents and students can check the course requests by logging into the PowerSchool portal and selecting the “Class Registration” icon.

We will not be accepting any late waivers or course changes as it becomes very difficult to determine class section numbers. Waivers were due on April 9th.

Provided that we return to school for the 2020-21 academic year as planned, counselors will be available before school begins on Friday, August 21, Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25 for any students who have conflicts in their schedule. An email will be sent prior to these dates with instructions on how to sign up for a time slot.

Students who are still considering waiving into a class will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and space availability on the first day of school (Monday, August 31, 2020).

Quarter 4 Proposal.docx

Quarter 4 Plan for Remote Learning

We will be taking a Pass/Fail approach to Qtr 4. This is in line with the guidance from both the district and the state and acknowledges the extraordinary situation students, educators and families find themselves in. The following plan outlines our attempt to balance the many issues at hand, while ensuring that learning continues and students have a chance to learn from feedback and take ownership of their learning. While no plan is perfect, please know that this approach has been discussed at length with LHS and LPS educational leaders and vetted in relation to other school and district approaches throughout the state. It also is based on various mathematical scenarios that we ran and informed us to choose a path that errs on the side of not harming students. Over the next several weeks, we will work together to help make this academic quarter a success for all students.

LHS REMOTE LEARNING.docx

Synchronous Remote Learning Schedule

Each day, Monday through Thursday, we will schedule two academic blocks and teachers will engage with students during the specified time for that academic block.

  • Monday - A Block 9:30 AM - B Block 12:00 PM

  • Tuesday - C Block 9:30 AM - D Block 12:00 PM

  • Wednesday - E Block 9:30 AM - F Block 12:00 PM

  • Thursday - G Block 9:30 AM - H Block 12:00 PM

  • Fridays - Students will use Fridays to check in with teachers and work on their weekly assignments.

Quarter 4 will be Pass/Fail. There will be one graded assignment per week that will determine Pass or Fail for the academic quarter.

Schedule 2 for April 21-23.docx

Schedule April 21-23, 2020

The district amended plans for the April vacation scheduled for Monday,

April 20th through Friday, April 24th. The new plan calls for Monday and Friday to be treated as days off and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to be school days. The following plan outlines what students can expect for the Tuesday through Thursday approach for that week.

The Longmeadow High School Vision of the Graduate is a holistic description of the skills, understandings, and dispositions that students should strive to attain by graduation. These competencies should be embedded into learning activities and experiences across multiple disciplines. The Vision of the Graduate serves as a guide for work and decision-making at Longmeadow High School. More...

An LHS faculty message to our students

Dear LPS Family,

After many discussions with State and local public health officials, emergency management officials, and local superintendents, I have decided to close the Longmeadow Public Schools beginning Monday March 16th through Friday, March 27th. Additional information, guidance and resources will be provided in the hours and days ahead. Be assured that this decision is not in response to a confirmed community case of COVID-19. This preliminary information is being provided expediently and simultaneously to families and to LPS teachers, who will soon conclude a professional development day.

Respectfully,

Marty O’Shea

Superintendent of Schools

SAT Canceled 3/14/2020

The LHS testing center has canceled their administration of the SAT college entrance exam to students as planned for March 14, 2020. The College Board/Educational Testing Service will contact test takers about rescheduling the SAT.

"Just Talk About It" is a 90-minute introductory mental health education program hosted by a Minding Your Mind clinician and featuring a young adult speaker. Attendees will learn about the mental health issues facing adolescents and help parents, guardians or caregivers notice the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis. "Just Talk About It" is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 9:00 a.m., in the large, district office meeting room at 535 Bliss Road (adjoining LHS). To be sure we have adequate seating and accommodations for this special event, please sign up to attend using the following link: Just Talk About It

The Special Programs Committee cordially invites you to attend LPS' second Minding Your Mind event for parents to be held on Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m., in the LHS auditorium. This dynamic and fun presentation, titled the "THE SECRET LIFE OF TEENS AND TWEENS," will be delivered by Minding Your Mind's Jon Mattleman . Parents who attend will be treated to a presentation that focuses on what children from ages 11-21 are really thinking, what they fear, and why they do not share more. Bring a friend and neighbor to this informative and entertaining event!

Academy Day Registration 2020

Academy Day hosted by Congressman Richard Neal is being held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 12 noon at the Springfield D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Davis Auditorium. Please go to Academy Day Registration to sign up if you have an interest in attending a service academy.

Springfield National College Fair

Eastern States Exposition (Big E). Monday, April 6, 2020, 9-11:30 AM and 6:30-8:30 PM. For fair details go to www.nacacfairs.org

Storrs Library Extended Hours

Tonight, tomorrow and Thursday of this week January 21-24, Storr's Library will remain open until 10:00 p.m. for LHS students only. Your school ID is required, so bring it with you if you go. It you need a space to work and study, Storr's is willing to assist.

CTEC Open House

Feb 4, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Come meet our instructors. For new, current and prospective students and parents. The Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center (Career TEC) is an extension of the seven member high schools served by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Transportation to and from the Career TEC is provided by the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative. Enrolling at Career TEC is a part of the process of course selection in the home high school.

Junior meetings with School Counselors & Parent Night

School Counselors have begun meeting with the juniors this week in small group meetings to provide an overview of post-secondary planning and the college search process. Students were sent an email informing them of the time and date of their meeting. It is our hope that the juniors will leave this meeting with a plan of what they need to do to stay on track with the college search and application process. Students will be given a planning guide that includes a college search checklist, standardized test dates, and information about the Common Application. The booklet is posted on the LHS website>Counseling>College Planning.

Most parents/guardians were given access to Naviance in the sophomore meeting. If you have not gotten access, please contact Vicky McDonald, School Counseling Secretary at vmcdonald@longmeadow.k12.ma.us to obtain your access code for Naviance. Parent/guardian access to Naviance is required to complete the Parent Brag Sheet, a document that is very useful to the counselors when writing a letter of recommendation for colleges.

College Admission Panel for Juniors and their parents, January 22nd, 6:30 PM in the BTC. More details will be sent a week before the event.

Snow Day

Due to challenging weather conditions throughout the day, Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Snow Day #3

Two-hour delay

Due to challenging driving conditions this morning, Longmeadow Public Schools will open following a two-hour delay on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

Another Snow Day

The second leg of this winter storm delivered more snow than anticipated. Longmeadow Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, December 3. 2019. When we return to school tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th, will be a Day 5. Thursday will be a Day 8 as originally scheduled. The school activities calendar has been updated accordingly as has the end of the year schedule inclusive of final exams. Snow Day #2

Snow Day

Longmeadow Schools will be closed on Monday, December 2, 2019 due to the winter storm which will create challenging conditions throughout the day. Snow Day #1
















Boys Soccer State Champions

On Saturday afternoon the Longmeadow boys soccer team took down Needham 2-0 to capture the program’s first ever Division I State Championship.

"It’s insane to think about how far we’ve come. We started in August and now it’s November and we’re done and we didn’t lose. It couldn’t be any better, it’s incredible.” Andrew Healy

FAFSA Day Massachusetts

Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College! FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Please visit fafsaday.org to register for a specific date and location and a list of what to bring. West Springfield HS, 425 Piper Road, W. Springfield, MA 01089. Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Be sure to sign up for your FSA ID prior to FAFSA Day. Parent needs an FSA ID as does the Student. Sign up at fsaid.ed.gov in advance of FAFSADay and remember to bring your FSA ID User Name and Password for both parent and student to the event! THIS IS A HUGE TIME SAVER!

Stroll For Strength

Stroll for Strength is a Thanksgiving Road Race Honoring the memory of those close to the Community who have passed. Proceeds benefit: scholarships and foundations in the name of our honorees, Dana Farber Cancer Research, Springfield Boys and Girls Club, Breast Cancer Awareness, Suicide prevention, and the Wounded Warriors Project.

For more information Contact John Pantuosco jpantuosco@longmeadow.k12.ma.us (413)565-4220

Back to the 80s

The Class of 2020 is putting on a production of the musical Back to the 80s for the senior class play. Students can purchase tickets at lunch beginning next week. Tickets will also be on sale at the door of each show. VIP tickets (the first two rows) will be sold for $20 and regular admission tickets will be sold for $10.

Showtimes include Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm as well as Saturday, November 23 at 10:00 am.

Thank you

The faculty and staff at LHS would like to send a big THANK YOU to our wonderful parents from the Parents Advisory Council (PAC) for the delicious Taco Tuesday we all enjoyed.

LHS Halloween Spooktacular

The 4th annual Halloween Spooktacular took place at Longmeadow High School on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Families with children under the age of 13 went trick-or-treating, knocking on 22 classroom doors in the academic wing which where decorated by LHS Key Club members. Proceeds from this event benefit Camp Sunshine, which provides retreats for children with life-threatening illnesses . Spooktacular Slide Show

AP Registration Reminder

The regular registration deadline for signing up to take AP exams is Friday, November 8th. The cost is $94 per exam. You must pay for the exam fees in order for an exam to be ordered for you. Joining your class with a "Join Code" through the College Board does not mean that an exam will be ordered for you unless you have completed an AP Registration form and brought in a check made payable to Longmeadow High School. From 11/12/19 to 3/6/20, there is a late fee of $40 per exam for a total of $134 per exam.

Registration forms can be found on the LHS website>Counseling dropdown menu>Standardized Testing.

CTEC Open House

Students in grades 9 and 10 interested in attending one of the programs at Career Tec for half of the school day may want to attend the Open House at CTEC in West Springfield. Transportation is provided from the high school. Grades 10 and 12 attend Career Tec in the afternoon and grades 9 and 11 attend in the morning.

The Special Education Alliance of Longmeadow (SEAL) is a Parent Advisory Council that offers information, support, and networking opportunities to parents. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:00 PM in Room A-31 Pupil Services, 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow. There will be a presentation from our preschool and elementary school special education supervisors from Blueberry, Wolf Swamp and Center School and learn about special education programs offered at the schools. Following the presentation, there will be discussion about upcoming SEAL outreach activities. For the full meeting agenda, and to learn more about future meeting dates and events, visit www.sealma.org.

Challenge Success

The entire LPS community is invited to an evening presentation by Challenge Success and hosted by the Special Programs Committee. Challenge Success, a research-based organization working out of Stanford University, partners with communities who aspire to redefine success and create "more balanced and academically fulfilling" lives for their children. Middle and High School staff will learn from Challenge Success on our October 15 professional development day. Community members are invited to an evening presentation on the same day, beginning at 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium.

Thank you on behalf of the Special Programs Committee,

Attention Class of 2020

Please check the spelling of your name on the Senior Class List. This list will be used for all documents created for graduation: diplomas & programs. Any corrections need to be reported to Mrs. Turcotte as soon as possible.

Financial Aid Night

The Financial Aid Night is being held Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 PM in the Business and Technology Center (BTC). A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority will be presenting on applying for financial aid, completing the FAFSA, and information about scholarships, grants, and loans. Students are encouraged to attend. Please park in the main lot on Grassy Gutter and enter through the set of doors to the left of the main entrance (A1). Signs will be posted directing you to the BTC.

Attention Parents and Guardians

Please check your email for the link to complete the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) survey. The survey should take approximately ten minutes to complete. This survey will help us learn more about what is working well for our families and identify areas for growth and improvement.

PSAT Registration

PSAT's are being administered at Longmeadow High School on Saturday, October 19th. Registration is now open and continues through October 11th. We will not accept any late registrations. The fee is $29 and checks can be made payable to Longmeadow High School. If you have any questions regarding the PSAT's, please feel free to contact your son/daughter's school counselor. PSAT Registration Form

Safe Homes

All parents of Longmeadow middle and high school students are invited to the first Safe Homes meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. Safe Homes is a network of parents who are interested in working together to prevent youth substance use. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm in the Business and Technology Center (BTC) at Longmeadow High School. Please join the conversation!

College Admission Night

The College Admission Night for seniors and their parents is being held on Monday, September 16th at 6:30 PM in the Business and Technology Center (BTC). A panel of admission counselors will answer questions related to the applicant review and selection process. The LHS procedures in Naviance will also be briefly discussed. Please park in the lot on Grassy Gutter and enter through the entrance (A1) to the left of the main entrance. Once inside the building, turn left and proceed toward the BTC.

AP® Registration Timeline

Please make note of the new AP® Registration Timeline. The School Counseling Office has begun collecting fees for AP® Exams. The fee is $94.00 for each exam. Checks should be made payable to Longmeadow High School, and all regular registration fees are due in the School Counseling Office on Friday, November 8th. Late payments will be accepted from Monday, November 11th through Friday, March 6, 2020 for a fee of $134.00 per exam. Exam fees will not be accepted after noon on March 6th. If you have any extenuating circumstances regarding payment or testing conditions, please see Ms. Lyons.

Any student who wishes to self-study in an AP® subject that we do not offer and take the AP® exam must submit the exam fee by October 4th, the College Board’s preferred ordering deadline. This allows the coordinator to set-up an exam only section and provide a join code for the exam only section as required by the College Board.

Registrations will be accepted by the School Counseling Office. Students who decide not to take an AP® Exam should also notify the School Counseling Office of their intentions. Registration forms are available on the LHS website or in the School Counseling Office.

Cancellation Refund Policy

After registering for an AP® exam, students who decide not to take one of their exams must put the request in writing to Ms. Lyons at least 3 school days prior to the scheduled exam date. No shows or students who fail to notify Ms. Lyons within the 3 school days will not be eligible for a refund (the cost of the exam minus the cost of the unused/cancelled exam-$40).


ATTENTION SENIORS

The deadline for submitting Senior pictures is October 29th. Photos need to be 5"x7", 300 pixels/inch in jpeg format. Email pictures to: lhsyearbook@longmeadow.k12.ma.us with your name.IF you want a professional to take your photo and you have not arranged that session, PLEASE DO SO ASAP. Keep in mind that the initial shooting session can be weeks from when you get the final retouched photo, so plan accordingly. If you need a photo taken, you can contact Mrs. Callahan, yearbook advisor, to arrange an informal photo shoot at the school. We collect a $25 fee for this service to support the yearbook's publication.

Student Schedules for the 2019-20 academic-year

For students in grades 9 through 12, schedules will be available for viewing on the PowerSchool Public Portal beginning on August 12. For students who are new to the district, schedules will be mailed home. School Counselors will be available August 21, 22, and 23 for schedule conflicts only. No waivers will be accepted until the first day of school when we will determine space availability. The Counseling staff will not be available for any schedule changes prior to August 21st.

We will again be using the online sign-up system called Sign-Up Genius. We will be sending the Sign-Up Genius link to the students’ school email on the afternoon of Monday, August 12.

We ask that students sign up for one time slot only. For students who have a sibling at the high school, please make sure that each sibling signs up for their own slot, one slot per student. Students who are unable to come in on these days or are unable to get a time slot should email the conflict issue to their counselor. If a student’s conflict cannot be resolved through the email, they should see their counselor during the first week of school (before and after school and during ICE blocks). School Counselors will not be available for schedule conflicts during the Professional Development Days on August 26 and 27 or on August 28, the Freshman and New Student Orientation Day.

The first day of school is Thursday, August 29th. Underclass students should report to their homeroom and all seniors to the auditorium. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on August 29th.

Longmeadow High School Newletter August 2019final.pdf

LHS Newsletter

Here is the LHS August 2019 Newsletter where you can find the following information about the upcoming school • New Faculty to LHS • Attendance Procedures • Parking, Drop-Off & Pick-up • Bring your own device (BYOD) • NHS Tutoring • Individual and Cooperative Education (ICE) Block Options • Safety • Bully Free LHS • MCAS • Back to School Night • Parent Conferences • Fall Sports and Practice Dates • Online Billing • Snow Days • Lost & Found • Hazing Rules • PAC Membership • School Calendar • CLOSE Community, and much more.

College Board Registration

For students who are registered to take one or more Advanced Placement®) classes in 2019-20, there are new policies that have been put in place by the College Board that affect the timeline for AP® exam registration. These changes in the registration dates are dictated by the College Board and are not set by Longmeadow High School.

Students will be required to sign up for AP® exams in the fall, and the on-time orders will need to be submitted by November 15. The exam fee will remain at $94 in 2019-20. For students who submit a late payment (between November 16 and March 13), a late fee of $40 will be charged in addition to the $94 exam fee. Any student who wishes to self-study in an AP® subject that we do not offer must submit their exam fee by October 4, 2019, the College Board’s preferred ordering deadline. This allows the coordinator to set-up an exam only section and provide a join code for the exam only section as required by the College Board.

To help the registration process run smoothly, AP® students without a College Board account should create one and set their password. They will need their username and password when their AP® classes start in the fall. Students who have taken the SAT or SAT Subject test previously will already have an account and should not create a new one.


Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

AP® Summer Work 2019

For all students taking AP® courses in the fall, attached is a list of summer work required for your courses. AP®Summer Work 2019.


Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

Summer Reading 2019

All students are encouraged to consult the summer reading list to get an overview of required summer readings for next fall. Summer Reading 2019