News & Announcements
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Students in Grades 6, 7, and 8:
Beginning in grade 6, our students are expected to change into “gym clothing” for their Physical Education classes. This requirement addresses issues related to basic hygiene. These concerns have indicated the need for specific attire to be worn during physical activities when young adults are prone to perspire. Physical education attire at Lincoln Orens Middle School consists of navy blue athletic shorts (7” seam) and a grey short-sleeved cotton tee shirt. You may purchase these items in whatever store or through whatever catalog you choose.
PTA has made arrangements to organize these purchases at a reasonable price through the Island-Park vendor, E-Van Creations. Items purchased will have the “Island Park Phys Ed” logo written on both the tee-shirt and the shorts. Please see the attached flyer detailing the cost and available sizes.
If you would like to purchase either of these items, complete and forward your order form (see attachment) with a check, payable to “Island Park PTA”, by September 29th and return to the school in an envelope marked, “Island Park PTA”. When your order has arrived, it will be distributed to your child at the school. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Torres at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to mark your child’s name on all garments, using a permanent marker.
Our gym clothing dress code will begin November 1, 2023. Please note, however, that students who order Island Park gym clothing are required to change into their own physical education attire until their uniform order arrives.
Bruce Hoffman, Ed.D.
PrincipalLincoln Orens Middle School
School Health Absence Procedures
To ensure your child has a safe, healthy and happy school year, please note the following School Health Office procedures:
- Please call the health office (516) 434-2635, Mrs. Sinatro (516) 434-2632, or complete an absence form on the District website if your child is unable to attend school. A doctor’s note is required if your child is absent for 3 days in a row or more.
- Medication (including Tylenol, Motrin, vitamins, cough medicine, cough drops, lotions, etc.) cannot be given by the school nurse unless there is a written directive from the health care provider, along with written permission from the parent. The note must include the name of the student, name of the medication, the route, time and how much is to be given. All medication must be brought to the Nurse in the Health Office by an adult in the original container from the pharmacy. Children ae not permitted to take medication in school without the knowledge of the school nurse.
- School districts are required by law to report communicable diseases (chicken pox, strep throat, pink eye, lice, flu, etc.) to the Nassau County Department of Health. Therefore, please notify the Health Office if your child develops any of these conditions.
- Children may be excused from physical education classes for three days with a note from the parent. If your child needs to be excused for a longer period of time, a note from the health-care provider is required.
- Children with casts on their arms or legs, splints on their fingers or stitches, are not permitted to participate in physical education classes or in outdoor recess or after-school activities. A note from your health-care provider, indicating when the activity can resume is necessary.
- If you change your home, work, or cell phone number, please notify the school immediately.
- Please discuss with the School Nurse, Social Worker or Guidance Counselor anything you feel might affect your child, i.e. illness of a parent or sibling, death in the family, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Rachel Brosokas, R.N.
School NurseLincoln Orens Middle School
How to Decide if you Should Keep Your Child Home From School
Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision for parents to make. Would I want my child to sit next to a child who appears to be sick?
If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home and make appropriate childcare arrangements:
· Appearance/Behavior – unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused, or irritable.
· Eyes – thick mucous or pus drainage from the eye. With pink eye (conjunctivitis), you may see a white or yellow discharge, matted eyelids after sleep, eye pain and/or redness).
· Greenish nose discharge and/or chronic cough – Should be seen by your health-care provider. These conditions may be contagious and require treatment.
· Sore Throat – especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck. With strep throat, a child may return to school after 24 hours on antibiotics, with no fever.
· Diarrhea, Vomiting – do not attend school for 24 hours after symptoms stop.
· Rash – body rash, especially with itching.
· Earaches, without Fever – Child needs to get medical attention as untreated infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
· Fever – 24-hour, fever-free before returning to school.
If your child shows any of the above symptoms at school, it will be necessary to pick him/her up from school.
Sending a child to school with any of the above symptoms puts other children and staff at risk of getting sick.
Remember to always practice good hygiene. Hands should be washed several times per day, using soap and warm water.
Use tissues to cover the mouth when coughing, sneezing or wiping nose.
Rachel Brosokas, R.N.
(516) 434-2635Lincoln Orens Middle School
LOMS School Calendar
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Girl's Soccer 7 & 8
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