- Attendance Reporting (High School)
- Automated Messaging System (SchoolMessenger)
- Bullying Prevention Plan
- Canvas LMS
- Grievance Procedure for Section 504, Title IX and Title VII Regulation
- Incident Report - ANONYMOUS
- Internet Access Assistance
- IT Help Desk
- Mathematics Resources
- Middle School Parent-Teacher Conference Appointments
- Millstone Power Station Readiness
- Microsoft Office and Office 365
- PowerSchool Student Information System
- Safe School Climate Plan
- School Lunch Payment
- Student Data Privacy
- Wildcat Wellness and Coordinated School Health Council
At Lyme-Old Lyme High School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely at school each and every day.
To enhance our existing absence-checking procedure, we are introducing a new, more efficient student absence reporting system called SafeArrival. This new system will reduce the time it takes to verify student attendance, make it easy for you to report your child’s absence and easy for staff to respond to unexplained student absences.
With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:
1. Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.com). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
2. Use the SafeArrival website, https://go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.
3. Call the toll-free number 1-833-844-5698 to report an absence using the automated phone system.
These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.
In addition, we will use the SchoolMessenger Communicate automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent when the absence was not reported in advance. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, office staff will follow up.
If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.
Starting February 3, 2020, please report absences in advance using SafeArrival instead of sending notes or calling/emailing the school.
Starting February 3, 2020, our Main Office staff will being using the SafeArrival notifications to let you know if your student is absent (when you haven’t reported the absence in advance).
If you have children attending other schools, please continue to report absences using the existing procedures for those schools.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we implement this new system. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Region 18 Schools will send automated messages to families in various formats including phone calls, texts and email. Phone numbers and email addresses used for these messages are synced from the PowerSchool student information system. So, please keep your child's school informed of any phone number or email address changes.
The SchoolMessenger system will call phone numbers you have provided, but will not send text messages to a cell phone number until a parent/guardian "registers" it by texting "Yes or "Y" to the number "67587" from that phone. For more information about how to opt-in to receive text messages, please read the opt-in-flyer.
Here are directions for generating and using a pairing code:
Parents of students in grades 6-12 are welcome to create their own Canvas parents accounts. Have your child log into Canvas and create a "pairing code", record it, then create your own parent account here.
If you have more than one child in grades 6-12, have each child generate his/her own pairing code so that you can connect them all to the one parent account that you created previously.
Please note that the login pages for students and parents differ, and are listed separately in the Quick Links menu on the District website. The parent login page is here.
Visit the website of the District Math Coach, Mrs Pasiuk
Other Helpful Websites
- BedTime Math - offers parents and children a daily math problem to solve. Families sign up by email to receive the daily math real life challenge. Each daily challenge offers multiple entry points for children of different ages.
- Greg Tang Math - games, animated books and downloadable materials
- Harcourt Math Glossary - interactive glossary arranged by grade level.
- Math Dictonary for Kids - animated, interactive glossary for students that explains math concepts in simple terms.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - arranged by grade level - demonstrates the concrete teaching tools that are used in the classroom.
- Kidport - designed to help K-8 students; provides a multi-step program to encourage students to learn.
- Fact Monster - homework center for mathematics; a basic explanation for most major math concepts.
- Saskatoon Public Schools' Math Resources - provides resources for parents and activities and games for kids.
Elementary Math Subscriptions
Our Office 365 plan allows staff and students in grades 3-12 to install a full version of Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices at home. The plan also includes 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
Click on this logo:
to access the PowerSchool portal login page.
Directions for creating a parent account for the PowerSchool portal, for linking additional students to an existing parent account, and for installing mobile apps for PowerSchool are available on the PowerSchool /MySchoolBucks page on this website.
Parents are able to make payments for meals and school fees by sending checks to school made out to "Regional School District 18" or online, using the My School Bucks application (link below).
Regional School District #18 is committed to protecting the privacy of our students' data.
The District complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In addition, our staff is working with the companies from which we purchase educational technology services to ensure that they comply with Connecticut's student data privacy statutes.
For more information about this legislation, please follow these links:
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
- Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
- Connecticut Public Act No. 16-189, An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy
- Connecticut Public Act No. 17-200, An Act Making Revisions To The Student Data Privacy Act Of 2016
For a listing of the educational technology services that fall under the scope of PA 16-189, please visit our Educational Technology Contracts page.
Greetings from the PE/Health Department
In nearly every newspaper, magazine and newscast, there is yet another report on the prevalence of childhood obesity. What needs to happen to solve the obesity crisis is clear. To maintain a healthy weight people need to balance their diet with their activity level. People who are overweight need to consume fewer calories than they burn. They can do this by eating less, becoming more active or, ideally, a combination of both. For most people, it’s that simple. But how do we make this happen within the largely unsupportive environment of today’s society? We need to work together to deliver consistent nutritional messages and provide our children with more opportunities to be active.
Today’s physical activity recommendations call for children ages 5–12 to accumulate 30–60 minutes of age appropriate and developmentally appropriate physical activity from a variety of activities on all or most days of the week. An accumulation of 60 minutes to several hours per day of age and developmentally appropriate activity is encouraged. Adolescents should be physically active daily or nearly every day and engage in three or more session per week of activities that last 20 minutes or more at a time and that require moderate to vigorous levels of exertion.
However, on average, young people aged 2–18 spend over 4 hours a day watching television or videotapes, playing video games, or using the computer. So what can be done? We need to promote habitual physical activity and good eating from birth. We need to find ways to increase our children’s daily physical activity and balance or, if already overweight, decrease caloric intake. To do this, we must find ways to address all behaviors that can positively or negatively impact these two related goals throughout the child’s day: a day that begins when they wake up and ends at bedtime.
Please join with us in the effort to keep your child as healthy as possible. Encourage your child to be physically active. One of the best ways to do this is to lead by example. Exercising with your child is also a great way to stay connected with them. Look for family activity calendars on the back of the monthly lunch menus, seek out websites and educational opportunities for ideas on how to eat healthy and stay active.
Together we can work toward a healthier future.
Patty Cournoyer, PE/Health - Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
Bonnie Ambruso, PE - Lyme Consolidated School
Paul Murphy and Winnie Edmed, PE - Mile Creek School
Erin Crayton and Tim Gavin, PE - Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
MaryBeth Schreindorfer and William Rayder, PE/Health - Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Coordinated School Health Council
The Coordinated School Health Council (CSHC) is a group of individuals connected to the Lyme-Old Lyme Schools who are concerned about the health and well-being of the school district and community of Lyme-Old Lyme. The CSHC members include teachers, nurses, parents, students, administrators and local health professionals. The goals of the Coordinated School Health Council are to improve the overall health of the school, including students, staff and the overall climate of the buildings.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, the Coordinated School Health Council aims to connect existing programs with additional resources for a comprehensive approach to health issues.
Please contact Patty Cournoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ellen Maus (email@example.com) to become involved with the CSHC.