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April 28: LMK Principal's Message


Dear LMK Families,

I hope you and your children are doing well and staying safe.  Like you, my family is finding its way through this time at home. Our days include basketball games in the driveway, Yahtzee and backgammon at night, and for my eldest dreaming about next year at Ohio State.  Challenges and circumstances differ in each of our homes. We are committed to supporting the unique needs of your children through this challenging time. If you celebrate, a happy month of Ramadan.

Teachers continue to work with the school and district leadership teams to plan Instruction.  Teacher and student interactions are essential to learning and social-emotional development.  Teachers receive ongoing support with digital platforms to interact effectively with students.  We are monitoring students’ experiences to ensure that learning is maximized.  

Recently, our student actors from Little Mermaid held a virtual cast party.  Our grade 8-9 transition meetings to plan their high school continue using video conferencing.   We work as a faculty to provide the best education and continue to expand and utilize new methodologies.   The staff and I refine instruction as we Learn From Home. We value and make use of your feedback and appreciate the anecdotes that you share as they inform our thinking and practice.

I'm excited to share that LMK is hosting Spirit Week.  Please encourage your children to participate in Spirit Week. I look forward to sharing the LMK spirit with your children.  


The Governor has directed schools to remain closed until May 15, 2020. Further guidance will be provided by the governor before we reach this date.

We are working to preserve school rituals, including our Moving Up ceremony, for 8th graders.  The superintendent and I will be meeting virtually with 8th-grade officers to plan for a meaningful ceremony. The District leadership teams are examining all possibilities and to plan for multiple scenarios. 

Extracurricular advisors are holding club meetings with students. If your child has a question about accessing club gatherings, have them reach out to me or the club advisor. 

Students are using Google Hangouts for teacher-student meetings.  Sessions are secured by a  District Google login.  Zoom is used by teachers, to access this platform the District has a secure  Zoom account. All students grades 6-12 have district accounts to access a Zoom session. The District’s Video Conferencing Guidelines provide more information. 

The Museum of the Moving Image field trip is canceled.  Refunds will be distributed to families that have already paid for this trip.

The District provides free breakfast and lunch for eligible students. If you are currently eligible but have not yet applied, please complete the request form.  If your circumstances have changed and you are in need of food assistance contact your principal. All inquiries are confidential.

If your child needs a device, if there is a problem with your equipment, or if your family does not have internet access, the District will provide a device and/or a mobile hotspot to deliver internet access. If you require technology support please complete this form. If you have questions contact Brian Seligman (914-630-3389) or (   

Ms. Colosimo, Mr. Spector and I continue to be here for you to answer any questions and offer our support.

Sincerely yours,

Scott Fried