Welcome Incoming 6th Graders and New Families!
We are so glad you and your family are joining the Longfellow Community! You probably have many questions about your new school, and we'll be happy to answer all of them! Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
- How do I sign up for zero period music or 7th period jazz?
Simply come to the class the first day of school to register. Zero period students should come to the breezeway inside the Derby Street gate at 8:00 on Aug. 30.
- Does Longfellow have lockers?
No. Students must have their backpacks with them all day. Some students choose to get rolling backpacks.
- Does Longfellow have PE uniforms?
No. Students are required to change their clothes for PE class, but they can wear any clothes that are approriate for doing sports - shorts, sweats, T-shirts, and proper shoes.
You may bring a combination lock to secure your belongings during PE class. PE lockers are not for all-day use, just for your PE period.
- What school supplies do I need?
The teachers require every student to have a three-ring heavy-duty binder which includes
six tab dividers and a zippered pencil case to fit in the binder.
In addition, there are other basic supplies which students should bring to school everyday: 2 pens and 2 pencils, a highlighter, an eraser, a two pocket folder for homework, a 12-inch ruler, and lined notebook paper (3-hole).
- What is the LMS daily schedule?
Click here for the bell schedule.
- Are there any accommodations for 6th graders?
Yes! Most sixth grade classes are held in a building separate from the upper grade
- How will I know the expectations at Longfellow? Is there a guidebook?
Yes! The Student Handbook is printed in the planner you'll receive. If you'd like to review it now, click here for the full text
- How can parents keep up with what's going on at Longfellow?
We recommend parents sign up for the LMS eTree to receive email messages about campus life, announcements, and special events. Parents can click here to sign up for the eTree.
Longfellow Middle School
Caring Elders Day
Caring Elders Day is an annual event put on by student leadership and positive school climate team. Students invite a caring, mature age adult or grandparent to join them at Longfellow, where their is a presentation for them, the adults have a chance to speak at an assembly and to experience their "grandchild's" day at school. The day starts at 8:30 with a coffee and pastries reception in the cafeteria, sponsored by the PTA.
Dia de los Abuelos
Día de los Abuelos es un evento anual organizado por el liderazgo estudiantil y el equipo de clima escolar positivo. Los estudiantes invitan a un ser querido de edad avanzada o abuelo a Longfellow, donde hay una presentación para ellos, los adultos tienen oportunidad de hablar en una asamblea y experimentar el día de sus "nietos" en la escuela. El día comienza a las 8:30 con una recepción de café y pan dulce en la cafeteria, patrocinado por el PTA.