Good afternoon, Restoration crews have been on-site today at Tolar School dealing with the smoke smell in some of the outlying buildings. They will be finished later this evening and school WILL BE OPEN tomorrow, Thursday, May 5th. A few points moving forward: 1. Principal Rob Wheetley has identified areas within the main building at Tolar School to house Pre-K for the remainder of this year and for the next school year. We WILL NOT be returning any students in any grade level to the portables. The portables will be removed from the Tolar School campus this summer. 2. Tolar Pre-K will resume classes on Monday, May 9th. Pre-K Administration will continue to communicate with parents. 3. State testing resumes tomorrow at Tolar School. We need all students to get a good night's sleep as they return to testing tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience! It is appreciated more than you know. Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Good afternoon, This morning the Tolar School Pre-K Administration Building caught fire sometime around 9:30am. Pre-K students in the nearby classrooms followed our fire drill procedures perfectly and quickly exited their classrooms without any injury. Other areas of Tolar School were evacuated as well. Liberty County Fire was on the scene almost immediately and extinguished the flame. Due to the smoke, we felt it was in the best interest of student/staff health to dismiss school early. I have met with the Bureau of Fire, Arson, and Explosives, (state fire marshal) and they are investigating the cause of the fire. No one was in the Pre-K Administration Building at the time of the fire. We are grateful all of our kids were safe at all times. We are awaiting a fire restoration service to come this afternoon to mainly deal with the smoke smell in the main buildings at Tolar School. 1. I'm not comfortable with having kids back in classes until some sanitation/cleaning happens by the restoration company. At this time, I'm not sure how long that will take, so I'm cancelling school at Tolar tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4th. We will have a better idea of cleanup time later this evening. Again, the Pre-K Administration Building is a total loss. There is only a smoke smell in the other parts of Tolar School which we need to deal with. 2. We will not allow Pre-K students to return to those portables, therefore there will be NO Pre-K classes the rest of the week at Tolar School. We will spend the rest of the week re-locating those classrooms into the main building at Tolar School. 3. We will follow up tomorrow with ParentSquare communication and communication on my personal Facebook page as to the schedule for the rest of the week. 4. Tolar Staff will be informed later today regarding work tomorrow. 5. There WILL be school at Hosford School and LCHS tomorrow. I would like to thank the Liberty Fire Departments for their most excellent service today. These men and women are CHAMPIONS! We are blessed to have them serve us in Liberty County. Our students and staff followed protocols perfectly today, and for that I'm most proud! I'm indeed grateful to God for his watch care over everyone today. God Bless our Schools and God bless Liberty County! Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Parent/Guardian, Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) conducts a survey designed to provide FDOE and the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), with information on how well Florida’s schools are partnering with parents and promoting parent involvement in their child's education. The survey is open to all parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) receiving ESE services from preschool age through grade 12. Paper surveys have been sent home with your child. Please return your completed survey in the postage-paid return envelope that is provided with the survey or you may complete the survey online at https://www.esesurvey.com/ by June 30, 2022. Thank you!
Attention Parents, LAST CHANCE to complete the Open Enrollment/School Choice application for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline is May 3, 2022 so don't delay! This form is only required for parents reequesting for their children to attend a school they are not zoned to attend. All others may disregard.
Good evening! This next week is a very special time of recognition for our Liberty County teachers as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! You can be a blessing to your child’s teacher in many ways. Please consider taking time to send them a note, card, email, or gift. I’m quite sure on occasions, they will accept cash! 🤣. You are not obligated in any kind of way, but if you feel so led, let them know how much you appreciate their investment in your child. We have the BEST teachers in Liberty County, so this week we salute them!! Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
The Liberty County School Board is currently accepting public comments regarding the adoption of the following state-approved English/Language Arts and Math curricul a for the 2022-2028 adoption cycle : English/Language Arts 6-12: SAVVAS myPerspectives Math K-5 : Accelerated Learning STEMscopes Florida Math or Larson Big Ideas (added to the DOE approval list 4/26) Math 6-7: McGraw-Hill Reveal Math ( PreAlgebra , Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry): Math Nation All curricula have been vetted by the FLDOE for alignment with the new Florida B.E.S.T. standards and reviewed by teams of Liberty County teac hers and district staff . All questions or comments should be emailed to public firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 11051 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL, 32321, by April 30, 2022. For more information, please visit the Liberty County School Board district office , located at 11051 NW SR 20 , in Bristol, to preview grade-specific textbook samples or visit the publishers’ websites at: SAVVAS myPersectives STEMscopes McGraw-Hill Math Nation
This morning, at approximately 10am, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Liberty County EMS, Liberty County Fire, and the Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a mock DUI crash for Liberty County High School students at the football field. There will be emergency lights, sirens, and a helicopter landing on the field. This is ONLY A DEMONSRATION/EXERCISE FOR THE STUDENTS. The intent of the demonstration is to educate students on the danger of drinking and driving. Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Florida Prepaid has partnered with the Liberty County School District and will provide a scholarship to a member of the LCHS Senior Class if we promote Florida Prepaid. Please feel free to copy/paste and send to your friends that might benefit from this wonderful program. Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools Subject line: Last Chance to Lock in the Future Cost of College Today Headline: Earn up to $500 for college The school year is winding down, which reminds us that the days are long, but the years fly by. Our partner Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans wants to help you plan for your child’s future – both academic and financial – so that you’re ready when it’s time for them to head off to college or vocational training. Join the more than one million families that have saved for college with a risk-free, worry-free Prepaid Plan. You pick a plan and lock in the cost of tuition and most fees for less, and Florida Prepaid manages the rest. Regardless of what college costs in the future, they’ve got you covered. If costs are less, you get a refund. If costs are more, they cover the difference – guaranteed. Prepaid Plans are flexible to fit your family’s needs: Use in-state or out Work great with scholarships Cancel anytime for a full refund or transfer to another family member Plus, when you enroll in a Prepaid Plan now through April 30, 2022, you’ll earn $125 for each year of college or university purchased - up to $500 total! Enroll Today at www.myfloridaprepaid.com
This is a community-wide survey (all residents of Calhoun & Liberty Counties) DOH-Calhoun/Liberty is facilitating a Community Health Needs Assessment. This survey is for people who live, work, or spend time in Calhoun and Liberty Counties. Information gathered in the survey will help identify community health priorities and assist in developing health-related programs and services. This survey will also provide much needed data to support development, support funding initiatives and drive programs in our communities. Some questions will ask about personal “health” in a physical aspect and other questions ask about “health” in reference to the overall well-being of the community. This survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will close April 28th. This survey is part of a Florida Department of Health in Calhoun County and Florida Department of Health in Liberty County initiative to: 1) Understand the needs and concerns of people who live, work, or spend time in Calhoun and Liberty. 2) Identify the County’s strengths and challenges in providing a healthy environment for everyone. 3) Improve the health of the County and engage partners, organizations, and individuals in making the vision for a healthier Calhoun and Liberty Counties a reality. https://ascendanthealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lg1vCwoRnZnLZI Link for the SPANISH version. https://ascendanthealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2Azcy5VkeP8IfA Thank you for taking the survey!