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September 11, 2020
Dear Liberty Families,
Welcome to the school year 2020-2021! Things are looking a bit different this year to start with but we hope to see all of our students’ smiling faces in our classrooms very soon.
I would like to introduce some new members of our Liberty family. Ms. Genevieve Marino is our Music teacher and Ms. Ana Yupa is our ENL teacher. Welcome to both of these teachers to the Liberty Family!!! Also, we have two familiar faces in new places. Mrs. Sariely Petit will be teaching our second grade bilingual class and Mrs. Lissette Skrypack will be teaching our first grade bilingual class.
I also would like to welcome all of our Kindergarten families and our new students to Liberty. We look forward to meeting you in person and we are so happy that you are part of our school.
Towards the end of next week, we will be sending you some updates to the hybrid opening that will be coming at the end of this month. We will also be scheduling another community ZOOM session with you the week of September 21st. We can all celebrate and be thankful that we are part of such an incredible Nyack Community. A community that is hardworking, caring and compassionate to all.
Our dedicated teachers and staff have been working behind the scenes making sure that your child will receive quality instruction. I also want to thank all of our families for their cooperation and patience as we teach in this remote world. We appreciate your communication and cooperation on this journey. We are here to help with any concerns you might have so please contact us.
I would be remiss on this day if I also did not mention that we take a moment to remember all those families who were affected on September 11, 2001. There are tremendous stories of tragedy as well as bravery. Let us never forget how lucky we are to have one another.
The Liberty teachers, staff and I look forward to working with our students and their families to make it a wonderful school year.
All the best,
Mrs. Ellen M. Rechenberger
(formerly known as Columbus Day)
Student Hours: 8:50am - 3:20pm
LIBERTY’S IMPORTANT REMINDERS: Classes begin promptly at 8:50 and dismissal begins at 3:15. It will be a full day for all K-5 students. Kindergarteners should go to their classroom and students in Grades 1-5 should go to the Gym upon arriving at school. Students who arrive after 8:50 must stop at the office for a late pass. Please make every effort to make sure your child arrives on time.ATTENDANCE: If your child is ill and cannot attend school, please call Mrs. Fredericks (our nurse) at 353-7250 and leave a message. Please leave your child’s full name, class and reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, a written note is required.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH: Breakfast is available for students each morning from 8:20 to 8:45 and costs $1.00. Those students should report to the cafeteria upon arrival. Lunch is available each day for students to purchase and the cost is $2.35. A menu will be sent home the beginning of each month and is on the website. Meal accounts can be prepaid weekly or monthly for your convenience through MyPaymentPlus.com (online payment plan).
DISMISSAL: For the safety of children, parents and staff, please follow our dismissal guidelines. Dismissal will begin at 3:15 each day.
WALKERS: These students will be called to be dismissed. If you are accompanying your child home, please wait by the flag pole at the main entrance.
BUS RIDERS: Bus numbers will be announced as the bus arrives. When the bus arrives, an adult will escort the children to the bus circle. Kindergarteners will be assigned “bus buddies” by their teachers to help them with bus procedures. An adult must be at the bus stop to meet Kindergarten students.
CAR RIDERS: For everyone’s safety, these students will be dismissed when the buses have left the school grounds, which is approximately 3:25. Drivers should remain in their vehicles and pull up to the curb in the circle and their child will be escorted to the vehicle. Please do not park in the circle.
**** If your child has a change in dismissal plans, a note must be sent to the classroom teacher who will alert the office. It would be appreciated if phone calls were not made for this purpose unless of an emergency.