A Message from Superintendent Catherine Puster

 
February 17, 2020
 
This flu season seems to be especially hard on everyone - again.  Remember to wash your hands regularly, cover your mouth when you cough, and to stay home for 24 hours after symptoms disappear.  For more information you can visit the Ohio State Department of Health website HERE.  
 
~Catherine Puster
 
January 30, 2020
 
Due to extreme amounts of student absences from illness, R. F. McMullen Elementary will be closed January 31. The health department recommends a closure when student absences reach 20% or more. McMullen has reached and exceeded this threshold today. This closure allows the custodial staff to thoroughly clean and disinfect the building.

McMullen Elementary is the ONLY school closed.

Budd and High School WILL BE IN SESSION JANUARY 31, 2020. Athletic events for junior high and high will take place as scheduled.

~Catherine Puster                                                                             

 
January 28, 2020
 
Flu Season

This flu season seems to be especially hard on everyone. I want to take a moment to stress the importance of good hand washing.

I also want to stress the importance of keeping students home for 24 hours after symptoms stop.  I understand it is hard to keep someone home from school when they "are feeling so much better." And that they have already missed so much, however; staying home that extra day prevents the spread of the virus.

For more information you can visit the Ohio Department of Health website HERE.

~Catherine Puster

 
January 17, 2020
 
We have had several confirmed cases of influenza A/B throughout the district.  We just want to remind everyone to take advantage of the long weekend and wash coats and book bags.  We are disinfecting classrooms as well.  Parents can also help this flu season by reinforcing good hand washing.  If your child is sick, please use the 24 hour rule before returning to school.  Thank you for your help and have a great long weekend!
 
~Catherine Puster
 
 
January 13, 2020
 
To view the plan for Student Success and Wellness money that the district has been given from the Governor's office, click HERE.  Please be advised that there are specific guidelines that the district must adhere to when spending the money and those are listed in the document.  
 
~Catherine Puster 
 
 
Redbird Resilient Winter Blues, Depression & More Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the Ohio Theatre-7:00pm.  Special performance by the LHS chorus  
 
~Catheriine Puster
 
 
December 16, 2019
 
It is that time of year where we have to think about inclement weather.  This is a reminder to make sure all your "plan B" options are set and ready if needed.  Also, school closings and delays can be found: Fox 8, Channel 5, Bloomz, Facebook, District Website, and WMFD. Thank you and have a great day.
 
~Catherine Puster
 
 
December 10, 2019
 
Thank you Mrs. Adams for eight years of dedicated service to L-P schools.  The district is better because of what you brought to it as a board member.  The kids, staff, and community thank you for all you have done.  ~Catherine Puster
     
 
 
September 10, 2019
 
Nice article in the Ashland Times Gazette about Lara Spreng's after school art program.  Her hard work and initiative are paying off!  Thanks, Lara, for all you do!
 
~Catherine Puster
 
 
August 23, 2019
 
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the creation of our first strategic Goals Package.  This is a document that contains many goals.  These goals are what we use to guide us into the future.  This is a flexible document that will be updated yearly.  Each goal listed in the document provides the staff and community with an idea of where we want the district to be in the next three years.  It provides the vision of what we want the district to look like in the future.  This document is not a "set in stone" kind of document.  It functions as a guide.  The document attached is in draft form at this time.  Updates will be posted here.  To view the Goals Package, click HERE.
 
Thank you again for your all your time and effort in assisting us with this process.
 
On behalf of L-P Schools,
Catherine Puster