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2022-2023 Back-to-School Information

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.


School Supplies

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

  • All grade levels and related arts will make a video and send for content/curriculum.
    • Videos will be available to view on August 15th
  • The scheduled time is “open office” hour, available for any parents who may have additional questions for the teaching staff.
  • 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Office Hours (August 16th)
    • 4th Grade through 8th Grade


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!


Bike Riders

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.



  • The crosswalk at Fairview, crossing First Avenue, will be closed before and after school.  Students may travel on the south side of First Avenue and cross at the Oakland Avenue crosswalk. 
  • Please do not cross First at Fairview due to the location of the drop-off/pick-up entrance for auto traffic.



  • Please pull as far forward in the lane as possible, using the coned drop-off and pick-up lanes as marked. The parking lot area needs to be open for staff and visitor parking movement.
  • Once your student is on the sidewalk, please exit the parking lot so traffic can continue to flow, limiting the back-ups on First 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.


Grades 4-5

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.

  • 4th and 5th Graders may enter the building at 7:45 a.m.
  • 4th and 5th Graders will then report to the middle school gymnasium until the bell rings for class at 7:55 a.m.


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 6-8

Grades 6, 7, and 8 will enter/exit the building from the Commons doors located on Oakland Avenue.


  • 6th, 7th and 8th Graders may enter the building at 7:45 a.m.
  • 6th Graders  will report to the middle school gym until the bell rings for first period at 7:55 a.m.
  • 7th and 8th Graders will report to the cafeteria until the bell rings for first period at 7:55 a.m.


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].



Menus will be posted to the Food Services page on the district website. For any questions, please contact Kyle Mahan, Food Service Director, 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].   


Report Cards

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.



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


Noteworthy Dates



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