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
Spanish-English Two Way Immersion - Inmersión Dual Ingles-Español
TWI Update - Actualización sobre el programa de Inmersión Dual
The Two Way Immersion (TWI) Program at Longfellow is continuation of the elementary TWI program at Sylvia Méndez. Longfellow TWI students will have two classes taught completely in Spanish each year during the three years they are at Longfellow. Please see the list of classes below.
Students from the Sylvia Mendez TWI Program and students in the bilingual program at Thousand Oaks will automatically qualify for the Longfellow TWI program. If your student has not been in these programs but is a fluent Spanish speaker and there is space in the program, they might be able to enroll after passing a fluency test. Otherwise they can take beginner or intermediate Spanish starting in 7th grade. Please contact Mary Patterson or Principal Furlan with any questions.
To enroll your student in the TWI Program at Longfellow, please visit the BUSD Admissions site. Select the program on the middle school application. The 2021-22 First Round application deadline is Feb. 5th, 2021!
Also, see the Longfellow TWI Program doc for more details.
El programa de Inmersión Dual (TWI) en Longfellow es la continuación del programa TWI de primaria en Sylvia Méndez. Los estudiantes de Longfellow que están en TWI tendrán dos clases que se enseñan completamente en español cada año y durante los tres años que estén en Longfellow. Favor de ver más abajo.
Los estudiantes del Programa Inmersión Dual de Sylvia Méndez y los estudiantes del Programa Bilingüe de Thousand Oaks calificarán automáticamente para el programa TWI de Longfellow. Si su estudiante no ha estado en estos programas, pero habla español con fluidez y hay espacio disponible, quizás sea posible que se inscriba después de aprobar una prueba. De lo contrario, pueden cursar español para principiantes o intermedio a partir del 7º grado. Por favor contacte a Mary Patterson o al Director Furlan si tiene alguna pregunta.
Para inscribir a su estudiante en el programa TWI en Longfellow, visite el sitio de Admisiones de BUSD. Seleccione el programa en la solicitud de la escuela intermedia. ¡La fecha límite para la Primera Ronda para el año escolar 2021-22 es el 5 de febrero de 2021!
También vea el documento Programa de TWI de Longfellow para más detalles.