Dear LMS Families,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! Our staff looks forward to the arrival of students as well as welcoming the newest members of our LMS community: our fourth-grade and newly enrolled students and families.
Schedule Pick-up: August 2, LMS Commons
Please follow the grade-level schedule below and enter through the Commons doors.
4th Grade 11:30 - 12:00 p.m.
5th Grade 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
6th Grade 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
****New LMS Building Tours will be available for those who wish to tour the new building.
If you ordered school supplies through 1st Day during the sale, your items will be delivered to your student’s classroom. If you still need to purchase supplies, lists are available here.
Curriculum Night: Virtual
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
About Larson Middle School
Our school page on the district website is a useful resource to find building information. A sidebar menu is labeled for navigation ease. LMS Friday Findings release weekly during the school year via email with current building and district news.
Attendance Reporting: [email protected]
Main Office: (614)485-4100
Health Services Clinic: (614)485-4102
Technology Support: [email protected]
If your student will be absent, arriving late, or leaving early from school, please report information to the Main Office, (614)485-4100 or [email protected].
For planned absences exceeding two days, please submit a planned absence form to Mrs. LaPack.
Communication with Students during School Hours
The Main Office is at its busiest during the morning, lunch transitions, and at the end of the school day. It can be challenging to relay personal phone messages to individual students. While we will do our best to inform students of messages from parents, this communication should be used only in emergency situations.
Grade-level Door Entry/Exit
Fall 2022 LMS Arrival/Dismissal Plan (August - December)
As a new school year approaches, please review the following safety plan for school day arrivals and departures. Following these guidelines is in the interest of safety for everyone involved, especially our students!
For Grades 4-8, bike racks are located at the southeast corner of the existing LMS building (near the middle school playground) and at the main entrance of the existing LMS building off Oakland Avenue.
Late Arrival (after 8 AM)
Any student in Grades 4-8 who arrives after 8 a.m. must enter the LMS building through the Main Office doors located on Oakland Avenue. At 7:55 a.m., the bell will ring signaling students to move to their first period class. The tardy bell will ring at 8:00 a.m.
All 4th and 5th Graders will enter the building through the north playground doors on the east side of the middle school building. The door is located by the vine mural.
All students in Grades 4 and 5 who are driven to/from school by a parent/guardian will be dropped off and picked up in the First Avenue lot. Vehicles will enter in the east entrance ONLY, nearest to the new condominium construction and exit through the west entrance ONLY, off the lot to First Avenue.
Grades 6, 7, and 8 will enter/exit the building from the Commons doors located on Oakland Avenue.
All students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 who are driven to/from school by a parent/guardian will be dropped off and picked up in the Oakland Avenue parking lot. Vehicles will enter in the south entrance of the lot and exit from the north exit.
There is NO LEFT TURN onto Oakland Avenue from eastbound First Avenue 7AM-4PM. (This was put in place by the city last year as a safety measure for pedestrian crosswalks and better traffic flow.)
Incoming 7th Graders: Immunization Information
In response to increasing cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Ohio adolescents, all students entering seventh grade are now required to have a booster dose of Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis). In addition to the Tdap, all seventh-grade students must receive the Meningococcal vaccine prior to entry.
Please submit verification from your child's vaccine provider prior to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year to avoid exclusion. Contact Amy Elliott, RN, LSN with any questions or concerns at [email protected].
New Students to the District
To help our new students and families familiarize themselves with our school setting, class schedule, and start of the school year, Abby Mally, School Counselor, is available to meet prior to the start of the first day of school. Please contact her at [email protected].
Online Registration for Returning Students
As required every school year, please ensure your student’s registration is completed via PowerSchool Enrollment (information was sent to the primary contact) before the start of the school year. For questions or assistance, please contact Brianna Dominach at [email protected].
Grades 4-8 report cards are released electronically via ProgressBook ParentAccess. New families to LMS will have their registration keys provided to them shortly after the school year begins. For returning families who need assistance with account set-up, please email [email protected]. 4th Grade will be on Trimester and 5th-8th Grade are Quarterly.
WELCOME: NEW/CHANGING LMS STAFF MEMBERS
Shawn Hinkle – Principal
Matt Wion – Assistant Principal (GHHS/LMS)
JoLynn Wheatley – District Mental Health Specialist
Kelly Berlin – District Psychologist
Katie McIntyre – 4th Grade Teacher
Amanda Helmick - 4th Grade Paraprofessional
Lindsey Harper – 5th Grade Teacher
Adam Smale – 5th Grade Intervention Specialist
Kyle Precht – 6th Grade Intervention Specialist
Kathy Grindstead – 6th Grade Paraprofessional
Beth Montgomery – 7th Grade Intervention Specialist
Jennifer Olis - Band Director
Emily Mascia – Spanish Teacher
Amanda Parnell – Reading Specialist
Tondra Myers – Health Clinic Paraprofessional
Carrie Williams - Building Sub
August 15 First Day of School
September 5 No School -- Labor Day
September 26 Late Start All District (School Starts @ 10:05AM)
September 26 School Pictures
October 13 End of First Quarter Grading Period
October 14 No School – Professional Development Day
October 19 and 26 LMS Parent Teacher Conferences (Evening)
November 7 No School – Professional Development Day
November 8 -- Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23-25 No School – Thanksgiving Break
November 28 Late Start All District (School Starts @ 10:05AM)
November 28 Picture Retakes
December 16 End of Second Quarter Grading Period
December 19-20 No School – Professional Development Day
December 21-30 No School – Winter Break
January 2-4 No School – Winter Break
January 5-6 No School – Professional Development Day
January 16 No School -- MLK Day
February 17 No School
February 20 No School – Presidents Day
February 27 Late Start All District (School Starts @ 10:05AM)
March 10 End of Third Quarter Grading Period
April 3-7 No School – Spring Break
April 17 Late Start All District (School Starts @ 10:05AM)
May 25 Last Day for Students