Message from Liberty Tech Team

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Technology Support Information

Good Morning Liberty Parents/Guardians,

We wanted to provide an update around technology and how our Tech Team is supporting our community.

First, we want to try to make clear the support process for your students. We are aware there are a handful of common issues, but in order to manage the support needed to fix them, going through the proper channels is vital.

  1. Students should check the Student Resource Site on their desktop. It has a tech page which provides some self-help guidance. They will need their FCPS login to access and login BEFORE accessing it.
  2. If you have a Red X over the volume there are instructions on the Student Site under Tech Support to fix this problem at home.
  3. If they are not able to fix the problems they should submit a ticket via this link https://itweb.fcps.edu/ITSupport/

Once that ticket is submitted and depending on the issue, Mr. Zavala or Ms. Basta will reach out to schedule an appointment to help support.

Digital Tools for Students

As we transition to a more stable virtual learning environment, teachers will begin using more digital tools to support their instruction and provide more meaningful learning opportunities. Many of these tools will support our Portrait of Graduate vision.  

We have provided a link below for you to review the tools that teachers will potentially be using this year. All tools have been vetted by FCPS and protect your student’s data based off of federal guidelines and laws.

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/adopteddigitalresources 

In order for your student to access these tools, we will need you to provide your consent allowing your student to use them. Please follow the directions on this link to provide your consent.

Thank you and we hope you all have a great second day of school!

Liberty Middle School

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

Student Bell Schedule

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Good Afternoon Liberty Lions!

We hope everyone had as much fun as we did at yesterday's virtual open house! It was nice being able to connect with our student's and help them get ready for the beginning of school.

One more item that we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of was the bell schedule for this year. It is posted below, but can also be found on the student site. The student site is located on each of the students desktops, so if they ever need to reference it again, they can find it on the home screen.

Have a great long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday morning!

Liberty Middle School

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/

Liberty Middle School Bell Schedule

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Parent/Student Newsletter

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Parent/Student Newsletter Virtual Open House and Unity Time

These last few weeks with our teachers have flown by and have been amazing! I appreciate how hard each teacher and staff member has been working to get our students ready and preparing to have them back in class.

For those of you who joined us for laptop distribution and our general info sessions, thank you! It was so nice to see all of you and answer your questions.

Today: Unity Time and Virtual Open House

Hopefully, over the last 2 days, you were able to connect with your unity time teacher and get your schedules in order, for the first day of school next week! Later today at 1pm is our Virtual Open House. Students will practice running through their Red (odd periods) and Blue (even periods) day schedules.  They’ll have the chance to see and hear every teacher and student in each period and practice the logistics prior to the first day of school. Today’s open house is just for the students to attend, but parents can join in if they would like!

We look forward to seeing you all today!

Laptops and Technology

Laptop Distribution

Have you picked up your FCPS issued laptop? It is highly recommended to have a school issued laptop, as we are able to properly support you and your technology needs. If you missed the distribution days we had last week, do not worry! We still have slots available to pick up. Please visit the sign-up link below for the schedule of available slots.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da8ac2ea64-liberty

Technology Resources

If you or your student encounter tech issues during this virtual start to the year. Please see some of the resources below.

Student Site: Every student has this icon on their laptop’s desktop. It is important that they check here for information pertaining to tech support, student services and much more. Parents will not have access to this as it is linked to your students FCPS google account.

FCPS and Liberty Tech Resources: Below are links to the LMS website as well as to FCPS help desk info. Please look at these pages if you need more information surrounding technology resources.

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/lms-virtual-learning-page

https://www.fcps.edu/news/fcps-launches-new-parent-technology-help-desk-readies-students-and-families-virtual-learning

Town Hall with Dr. Brabrand Tonight

Dr. Brabrand Town Hall Tonight

Superintendent Brabrand will host a virtual Town Hall for the community regarding technology support on Wednesday, September 2, at 6 p.m. View the livestream. Please email questions to ReturntoSchool@fcps.edu now or call 1-800-231-6359 during the forum.

Monday Night's General Info Session

On Monday night, we held a virtual information session for the upcoming school year. Thank you to all of those who joined in and asked questions! If you were not able to join last night, that's ok. We have recorded the session and attached it here, along with the power point with all the information that was discussed. The session which was recorded was the seventh-grade session, but the information is the same.

Back to School General Information Session 8.31.20.pptx

Back to School 20-21 General Information Session Recording

Clinical Team Information Hub

We are looking forward to a successful schoolyear with your students.  We know that big changes have needed to occur for everyone while dealing with the pandemic.  We plan to provide you with a clinical newsletter for what we hope you will find to be valuable resources in being successful this year with virtual schooling and managing stress.  You can find August’s newsletter attached here!

Clinical Team August Newsletter

We recognize that many families and students are very stressed and may have a lack of supports adding to their stress right now.  Unfortunately, there are times when stress and lack of supports lead to abuse and neglect.  We want to you to know that we are here to support you.  Please do not hesitate to call Angie Huber, School Social Worker, if you have concerns about abuse or neglect in your community.  We also provided some guidelines for you to consider if you feel you need to call Child Protective Services directly.  Angie Huber’s information is aahuber@fcps.edu or 703-988-8222. 

There will also be a new Social Work Resource page on our school website. It is still under construction, but please take a look if you find that you are in need of assistance and other resources. The link is added for you below, but it can be found under our student services page.

https://libertyms.fcps.edu/social-work-resources

Message from LMS PTA

Welcome Back! The PTA is looking forward to another great year at Liberty MS. While it's certain to be a school year for the history books, it doesn't mean that your membership in the PTA should be any different.  Maintaining our strong PTA presence is more important than ever. We hope that you will take a minute to visit our Facebook page or website to learn a little bit about the importance of joining the PTA! 

Membership Link - Just click here https://libertylions.new.memberhub.store/store

and select Parent. 

Follow us on Facebook, @LibertyLionsPTA..

Liberty Strong!

 

We hope you have fun today navigating your classrooms and meeting all of your new teachers. We are so excited for this new year to begin and we are here to support you and help guide you on your journey!

Liberty Middle School

6801 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124 | Web | Twitter
Main Office: 703-988-8100 | Attendance:703-988-8181

Back to School 20-21 General Information Session

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Good Afternoon Liberty Community,

Last night we held a virtual information session for the upcoming school year. Thank you to all of those who joined in and asked questions! If you were not able to join last night, that's ok. We have recorded the session and attached it here, along with the power point with all of the information that was discussed. The session which was recorded was the seventh grade session, but the information is the same.

Back to School General Information Session 8.31.20.pptx

Back to School 20-21 General Information Session Recording

Have a great afternoon!

Liberty Middle School

Liberty Middle School Website

 

 

Liberty Newsletter-June 17, 2020

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      Car Parade

The parade was amazing!  Thanks to all the parents who drove their students and thanks to all the students who came to wave to the Liberty staff.  It was a beautiful way to end the year under the circumstances.  If you could not come or just want to see it again, here is the link.  

Have a great summer and Lift the Lions!

Summer Reading Program for LMS students

Attention students : To play reading Bingo, complete the squares and make Bingos.

Every student is required to complete the middle square of a free choice book in order to fulfill the summer reading requirement, and the
rest of the board is for fun (optional)

Here is the link to the bingo board.
Remember: You will return this form in the fall to your English teacher. 

Happy Reading!

Summer Learning Opportunities 

Is your student a good candidate for summer learning opportunities? Recently, Fairfax County Public Schools highlighted a variety of summer programs, you can see the message here and visit the Summer Learning Website here . Liberty Middle School would like to highlight a few in which you may be interested. Please look here for more information about additional free summer programs.

Continuity of Learning Workbooks and Signing Up for Office Hours with Liberty Middle School Teachers

FCPS students of all grade levels will receive summer workbooks that focus on math and literacy skills. Students can choose to use these workbooks to support their learning and students can sign up to attend office hours with current middle school teachers. Any student can sign up to receive office hours. Teachers and schools may also invite students to attend office hours. Click here to sign up if you would like to receive the links for the office hours for Continuity of Learning. They are listed below for reference but you must sign up to attend!

 

 

 

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Liberty Newsletter-June 10, 2020

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From Mr. E:

It is our honor to serve our community as educators and to partner with you in your child’s education.  An education of the mind without the education of the heart is no education at all.  We have seen tremendous heart and resilience from our students, staff, and families over the past months, and I personally want to thank you for your partnership and support.  I know that our path forward as a school division for the fall will become more clear over the coming weeks.  No matter what, I have learned that this community can overcome whatever challenges lie ahead. 

Be well, stay safe, and see you soon!

      End of Year Car Parade Celebration

Friday, June 12th from 2 - 3 PM

We are excited to announce that we are offering a Car Parade celebration for ALL students and their families!! 

You are encouraged to show your student name in a window of your car and to decorate your car with signage and balloons.  We understand you may want to pass along gifts to the teachers, and to keep everyone safe we are asking that gifts are not exchanged at this time. Thanks in advance for understanding!  

The staff will line the sidewalk in front of the building.  For the safety of everyone participating we must follow social distancing guidelines and all students and family members are asked to remain in their cars.

The weather looks great, but in case of a weather event, the parade will not be rescheduled.  If you need one last chance to pick up locker materials or return any items, please go to the Kiss N’ Ride Loop before or after you travel through the Bus Loop for the parade.  We will have a staff member outside the cafeteria to connect with you. 

Summer Reading Program for LMS students

Attention students : To play reading Bingo, complete the squares and make Bingos.

Every student is required to complete the middle square of a free choice book in order to fulfill the summer reading requirement, and the
rest of the board is for fun (optional)

Here is the link to the bingo board.
Remember: You will return this form in the fall to your English teacher. 

Happy Reading!

Talent Share 2020

Liberty Middle School is proud to present our Virtual Talent Share!  This year's performance features several of our 7th and 8th graders and a wide range of acts.  We would like to thank all of the students who contributed to this performance and thanks to our school community for making this happen! Here is the link to view the Talent Share!

National Junior Honor Society

Our National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) has wrapped up the school by recognizing student members for their positive contributions in our community. Congratulations to our members, officers, and to our students who earned special recognition for academics and service hours in NJHS. Congratulations to the awesome Liberty Middle School 8th grade members of NJHS who met the membership requirements and received their NJHS pin in a virtual pinning ceremony.

Team Awards

Although we value and love all of our students, the teams at Liberty Middle School were asked to select two students that stood out and truly excelled this year. These students embody the characteristics of a Liberty Lion. They are positive, hardworking, and compassionate towards others. Their teachers are proud of how they have grown. The families will receive a letter in the mail with the personal write-ups from their student’s teachers. We want to say Congratulations to the following students:

Pride  – Ruth McGhee, Pablo Carrillo

AllStars – Mlumbeni Nkhoma, Emmanuel Hernandez

Patriots – Leah Rowden, Nicholas Mills

Navigators – Arianna Portella, Luke Scharkowski

Rockets- Sanju Varghese, Oguz Yeter

Wizards- Virginia (Ginny) Shaw, Sujal Ghimire

Eagles- Hannah Wakefield, Xavier Andrades

Comets- Kassidy Collins, Noah Pate

Congratulations! We know you all will continue to do great things!

Literary and Arts Magazine

Literary and Arts Magazine

Our students have developed their creative voices, learned and mastered fine and literary art techniques and skills, and tackled creative problem solving. Below is a showcase of student work that we thought you would enjoy viewing. Here is the link to it on our website.   You can also view the magazine from your student’s Google account at this link

Clinical Team Newsletter for June

In this edition, you will find numerous relevant topics.  Topics covered are:  talking to your children about racism, socially distant activities, weekly parent checklist, confronting unknowns, virtual activities to do, HOPE CHATS, activities and resources on racism and your clinical team contacts. We hope you find it helpful!

Click here to access some additional resources and announcements from our school social worker.  

 

 

 

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