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
Events & Volunteering
Volunteering at your child’s school provides support the school needs, as well as the opportunity for you to participate in the Longfellow community. There are volunteer opportunities to match everyone’s interests, talents, and schedule!
The PTA always needs help at events, such as the Welcome Fair, Pancake Breakfast, 8th Grade Dinner Dance, for set up, clean up, decorating, chaperoning, and staffing events.
There are many other volunteer roles parents can play at Longfellow, from being a chair of an event, serving on a committee, or helping out for a few hours during the school year. Below is a partial list. If you see a role or activity you'd like to be a part of or have questions about, please contact the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
School Greening Coordinator
6th Grade Events Coordinator
Grandparents Day (January)
Pancake Breakfast (Winter)
Science Fair (March)
Career Day (Spring)
8th Grade Dinner Dance (June)
Black Graduation (June)
Liaison between PTA and Longfellow Programs:
Saturday Academy Liaison
EDP (Extended Day Program)
AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)
ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee)
PCAD (Parents and Children of African Descent)
PTA volunteer coordinator
PTA membership coordinator
PTA fundraising coordinator
PTA Communications Team (Website, Email, Calendar, Spanish translation)
For more volunteer opportunities, see PTA under Current Projects and Activities