Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is right around the corner! I hope that you all have been able to enjoy these long summer days with your families.
As you know, there have been some exciting changes happening at LMS this summer! After gathering input from our students, staff, families and community stakeholders, our building’s renovation began in June. The focus of this phase in the renovation process has been asbestos abatement (primarily flooring tiles) and applying new flooring finishes; renovating Science Labs to provide running water, updated electrical and data, finishes and furniture to all labs; and existing restroom renovations to address ADA requirements and aging plumbing and fixtures. All spaces where work has been completed this summer (24 spaces in all!) will also receive a fresh coat of paint. Our next renovation phase includes plans to add a security vestibule, add additional restrooms, renovation of the auditorium, and creation of a multi-purpose space that will encompass the existing library and cafeteria spaces. For all of the current and future updates, we sincerely thank each of you. I am excited for you and your children to see and use the spaces!
The renovation process has been a positive one, however the depth of work for this summer has made the timeline for project completion and classroom set up before students arrive a very tight one! This tight timeline has impacted our Open House date. Open House will be held in September this year once all final touches and cabinetry installation is complete. The date will be published once fall sports and performing arts schedules have been finalized in an attempt to avoid scheduling conflicts. I hope that you’ll be able to join us that evening and thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding!
You received a mailing, with information to wrap up the 2016-2017 school year and aid in getting the 2017-2018 school year off to a smooth start. Please review the information and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Items include:
Letter from LMS Staff
FAQ sheet: Transportation, Arrival Procedures & Start Time, STAR intervention, 6th Grade Orientation
Your child’s 2017-2018 schedule
Map of LMS
2016-2017 Ohio State Test results provided by ODE, which arrived in the district last week
I am looking forward to working with each of you this year. Please always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Jess Fry, Principal