The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) is helping students stay connected during COVID-19. The EBB provides a temporary discount of up to $50/month on your home internet bill. We are a CEP district so all students qualify for this benefit. Visit https://getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/ to apply. During the application process you will be asked to provide information on how you qualify. You need to select Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year . Then click Select a USDA Community Eligibility Provision School and search for your child’s school in the list. Once your application is approved, you can contact your internet service provider to apply the discount. The discount can be applied to your current service or for a new service. We have learned that Consolidated Communications is not currently part of the EBB program. Please contact your internet service providers for more information. If you have any questions about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, please visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org or call 1 (833) 511-0311. Due to the temporary nature of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, you are encouraged to apply as soon as you can.
Due to the amazing success of last summer’s Launch into STEM Fun! event, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium is offering Launch into STEM Fun 2.0! this summer. We hope you will join us for EPIC learning, fun, and amazing STEM Career presentations, including NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence (Captain, US Navy, Retired). COST FREE WHO Any student currently in grades 4-11 WHERE Virtual using GoToWebinar WHEN June 8-10, 2021 June 15-10, 2021 June 22-24, 2021 TIME 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time HOW DO I JOIN? Go to https://www.paec.org/ERAULaunchIntoSTEMFun2.0/ Click on the “create an account” tab at the top of the page. Complete the account information. You will be able to log into your account, review sessions that are available and register for those that interest you. Register for as many as you like! Learning will occur in a secure environment where students are not seen nor heard. Chat comments will be visible only to a teacher who is managing the meeting room. This teacher will convey student questions to the instructor. Special Family Session – June 15, 2021 – 7:30 PM EDST “Going Phishing - Don’t Get Hooked Protecting Your Family in Cyberspace”
Good evening, Tonight, the Liberty County School Board voted unanimously to make masks optional in all buildings, buses, and vans effective immediately. If staff and/or kids would like to continue to wear masks at any location, they may do so. Temperature checks at all the schools, regardless of time of day, shall be discontinued effective immediately as well. Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Good afternoon! This week we have celebrated and recognized our Liberty County Teachers for all their hard work and commitment to teaching. Today I had the privilege of taking Senator Lorrane Ausley to each of our schools. She came bearing many boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for our staff. She went into many classes in all the schools thanking teachers for their service. I am very thankful for her commitment, along with Rep. Jason Shoaf, in securing $150,000 for a new construction management vocational program at LCHS. Barring a veto, funds will be available July 1st. It is very important to have working, productive relationships with those in the Legislature and the Federal Government. I would like to thank all the local businesses and private individuals who brought food and goodies for our teachers. We are so appreciative!!! Covid Update - I haven't posted about Covid for the last 6 weeks.....BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN COVID FREE FOR 6 WEEKS!!! I'm so proud of all our staff, students, and parents for their help. We have been encouraged by the Florida Department of Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran to make masks optional for the 21-22 school year. I will be discussing this with the school board at next week's meeting. We have been very minimal in mask usage primarily using them in the kitchen and on buses. Go Panthers and Go Dawgs! Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Congratulations to our LCHS Softball and Baseball Teams! The LCHS Varsity Softball and Baseball teams are District Champions and both will be hosting the first round of the playoffs this week. The Softball team will host the Sneads Pirates on Thursday, May 6th at 7 PM. The LCHS Varsity Baseball team will hosting the Union County Tigers on Friday, May 7th at 7 PM. Come out and support the Bulldogs!
Good afternoon, There are no reported cases of Covid among our students as of today, April 9th. There was only 1 quarantine. Thanks for all you do to keep our kids in class! The Liberty County School District does not tolerate any form of racial harassment, offensive rhetoric, or offensive clothing on our campuses. These behaviors interfere with and disrupt the orderly process of the school environment. The events that happened at Liberty County High School this week, and the student involved, have been addressed by LCHS administration and by me. Administration followed proper intervention and discipline as defined by the Liberty County School Board Code of Conduct which was approved on August 20, 2020. The District will continue to monitor this situation and ensure the safety of our students and staff. We are not allowed by federal law to disclose the discipline assigned the student, but I assure you it was firm and fair. We will continue to be diligent in monitoring all activities at our schools to timely address activities that are not allowed or condoned. Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Good afternoon! Below are the Covid numbers through Friday, April 2nd. Tolar - 0 students positive, 0 students quarantined, 99.8% student attendance, 100% of Tolar Students do not have Covid LCHS - 0 students positive, 1 student quarantined, 99.7% student attendance, 100% of LCHS Students do not have Covid Hosford - 0 students positive, 3 students quarantined, 98.3% student attendance, 100% of Hosford Students do not have Covid Pre-K - 0 students positive, 0 students quarantined, 100% student attendance, 100% of Pre-K Students do not have Covid WE CURRENTLY HAVE ZERO CASES OF STUDENTS WITH COVID! Go Panthers and Go Dawgs! Sincerely, Kyle Peddie Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
The application for school choice for the 2021-2022 school year is attached. This form is only required if you wish for your child to attend a Liberty County School that they are not zoned to attend. If you have multiple students, please complete the form for each student. [Thursday, Apr 29 at 12:49 PM] Parents,
If you wish for your student to attend out of district or out of zone the deadline is fast approaching on May 3rd. I urge you to complete the required forms immediately if you have not done so. [Monday, May 3 at 4:10 PM] Today is the last opportunity to complete the Open Enrollment application. This is only necessary if you wish to attend a school which you are not zoned to attend, or if you live out of district.
Post from Principal Aaron Day..... W. R. Tolar School is proud to announce that we will have a presentation to honor one of our Medal of Honor Recipients tomorrow, Wednesday 3/31/21 at 8:30 AM at our baseball field. All 4th-8th grade students are invited to attend. We will walk to the baseball field in an orderly fashion at approximately 8:15 AM. The ceremony should last approximately 30 minutes. During the presentation, there will be a 21 Gun Salute. This means there will be a set of 3 gunshots fired in a quick cadence by 7 military personnel. So, please prepare your K-3 children that the gunshots they are going to hear are only part of the presentation. (Our teachers will let them know as well, but it seems to be more comforting when coming directly from a parent.) Also, please help us spread the word to the surrounding community. (We certainly do not wish to cause panic if someone hears gunshots coming from one of our schools.) Our Sheriff's department has been notified and several SROs will be in attendance. If you do NOT wish for your 4th-8th grader to participate, please let his homeroom teacher know before tomorrow morning. On a side note, I would personally like to thank one of our School Board Members, Mr. Jason Singletary for organizing this ceremony. He worked long hours getting this event set up, so I want to make sure he is recognized for his effort. Aaron Day Principal W. R. Tolar School