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
Día de Acción por la Educación
22 de mayo del 2019
Cienes de maestros, personal, padres y estudiantes de Berkeley y de otras ciudades de California asistieron al Día de Acción por la Educación en Sacramento el 22 de mayo para luchar por más fondos para la educación pública.
Muchos de los maestros están muy preocupados por la crisis de financiación escolar y nuestra capacidad para mantener a los maestros aquí en Berkeley para enseñar a nuestros hijos. Este día de acción fue organizado por los sindicatos de maestros y un grupo de base llamado California Educators Rising para instar a los líderes estatales a financiar completamente la educación pública.
La Federación de Maestros de Berkeley animo a las familias a unirse a ellos y llevar a sus hijos, y hasta proporcionaron autobuses gratuitos, que salieron de varios lugares de Berkeley, incluyendo de Longfellow.
¡Anuncio importante de la Directora Wyatt sobre las clases el 22 de mayo!
Day of Action for Education!
May 22, 2019
Hundreds of educators, personnel, parents and students from Berkeley and other California cities attended the Statewide Day of Action in Sacramento on May 22nd to fight for more funding for public education.
Many of the teachers are very concerned about the school funding crisis and our ability to keep teachers here in Berkeley to teach our children. This day of action was organized by the teachers unions and a grassroots group called California Educators Rising to urge state leaders to fully fund public education.
The Berkeley Federation of Teachers encouraged families to join and bring their kids with them. They even provided free buses, that left from various locations in Berkeley, including Lonfellow.
Important announcement from Principal Wyatt regarding classes on May 22nd!