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
Pancake Breakfast and Book Swap
The Pancake Breakfast is a community building event, generally held on the last Saturday of January. For a modest donation, families can feast on pancakes, waffles, sausage, fruit, juice, and coffee. Bring a book to swap for one that's new-to-you.
Many volunteers are needed to make this event happen - shoppers, set up crew, pancake chefs, fruit cutters, etc. be sure to volunteer!
Desayuno de panqueques e intercambio de libros
El Desayuno de Panqueques es un evento para hacer comunidad, que generalmente se lleva a cabo el último sábado de enero. Por una modesta donación, las familias pueden disfrutar de ricos panqueques, waffles, salchichas, fruta, jugo y café. ¡Lleve un libro para intercambiarlo por uno nuevo!
Se necesitan muchos voluntarios para hacer este evento posible: compradores, gente para acomodar, chefs de panqueques, gente para picar fruta, etc. ¡Ofrescase como voluntario!