Dear Parents/Guardians of New Livingston Manor Middle School Students,
On Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at 6 p.m., you and your child are invited to attend our Seventh Grade Orientation Meeting in the New Gym. During this orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet our seventh grade teachers, receive course information from each teacher, pick up your student’s schedule, learn how to access your student’s grades through School Tool, and ask questions about the middle school.
The 2022-2023 school year will be a new adventure for your son or daughter. There will be many new expectations and experiences. Our goal at LMCS is to ensure success for every student. We can only accomplish this with your help. There are a few items that we would like you to be aware of as we begin our school year together.
Students will no longer be with the same one or two teachers every day, nor will they be with the same group of students all day. They will be with as many as seven or eight teachers throughout the course of the day, and there will be a different set of classmates in their classes.
There are several requirements for each class, and a list of needed supplies and materials is included at the end of this letter. We ask that each student show up for school on the first day with these materials, ready to go. If purchasing these supplies is a financial burden, please contact Mrs. Danielle DalCero at 845-439-4400, ext. 1227, before the start of school.
The Middle School teachers are responsible for all students in seventh and eighth grades. As a result, parents may not hear from the teachers as often as they would like. Teachers will send midterm grades each quarter in addition to report cards, and we will contact you on an as-needed basis. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to call and leave a message on the teacher’s phone, email, or call Mrs. DalCero to arrange a Parent/Teacher Conference. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Students are assigned a locker in the middle school that is equipped with a built-in combination lock. The lockers are very narrow. Please keep locker size in mind when purchasing a book bag. Students may carry a book bag to school, but it must be stored in their locker for the day.
Each student will be supplied an "agenda," which must be carried every day to every class. The agenda is a calendar with space where students will write down homework assignments and other important information for their various classes each day. We have found that one of the most important skills for middle school students to learn is how to be organized and assume
responsibility for their own work. This organizational skill is so important to us in the middle school that students are required to present their agenda to the classroom teacher and have it signed in order to obtain a hall pass to leave the classroom.
Therefore, we know students will carry their agenda with them at all times. We also strongly encourage parents to check their child’s agenda for homework assignments. Students must write their assignments in their agenda every day.
We welcome you and your seventh grade student to the Livingston Manor Middle School. Seventh grade will present significant changes for your child. It can be terrifying, wonderful, exciting, scary, challenging and rewarding, ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Please encourage your child to keep up with their academics and to take part in some of the many extracurricular
activities that are available. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
Mrs. Danielle M. DalCero
School Counselor, PK-8
Middle School Supply List: (print friendly version available here)
All Middle School Students at LMCS are asked to use a separate folder for each class, rather than 1 larger binder. We find that the plastic folders last for the entire year, unlike cardboard folders. For consistency and organization each subject is assigned a different color:
- English- blue
- Home & Career Skills - white
- Math - green
- Technology - black
- Science - yellow
- Spanish - purple
- Social Studies - red
Students also need to have
- a Homework/Important papers folder**
- a pen/pencil case
- 4 dozen pens blue or black ink ONLY
- 4 dozen pencils
- 2 packages of loose leaf paper
- 3 boxes of tissues
package at home for later use.
**All Subjects (Homework Folder): In order to be successful and remain organized this year, it is a requirement to have a separate folder to place homework. One side of the folder is for homework to be completed, and the other side is for finished homework.
Special items are needed in these subjects:
English 8: Tissues
Math 7 & 8: Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator (TI 30XIIS Calculator), Ruler (Metric and U.S.), Compass, Protractor
Accelerated Math (Accelerated 7th graders Only): 3 ring binder (3 inch) to keep home, two pocket plastic folder, Composition notebook with graph paper
Spanish 7 and Spanish I: Pocket Folder, 3-ring binder (1-inch preferred)
Science 7 & 8: Notebook, Folder
Living Environment (Accelerated 8th Graders Only): 3 Ring Binder (1 or 1 ½ inches), Dividers for sections, Loose leaf paper
Social Studies 7&8: Highlighters, 3 Ring Binder (1-2 Inches), Index Cards
Physical Education 7&8: Sneakers, Socks, T-Shirt, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Sweatpants, Deodorant. Students will be issued a school lock and are held responsible for returning it at the end of the year.
Home & Career Skills 7&8: 12 pencils, 12 pens (blue or black), Folder, 1 box of tissues, 1 box of colored pencils, 1 box of crayons
Technology 7&8: 1½“ 3 ring binder, Black folder
Health 8 (8th Graders Only): 1" binder with dividers/tabs, Composition Book, Spiral Notebook with perforated pages or looseleaf paper for notes and classwork.
Algebra (Accelerated 8th Graders Only): 3 ring binder (3 in) to keep home, Two pocket plastic folder, Composition notebook with graph paper, TI-84 + calculator (may be borrowed from the school)
Please note: Book bags and hats are not allowed in the classrooms in the Middle School and High School. Please leave them in your locker. Cellphones are only used in class by teacher permission. Cellphones are to be silenced and placed in the caddy upon entering the classroom.