Leopard's Tale

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Lime Kiln Middle School  

LKMS Leopard's Tale

September 12, 2019

Message from Administration

Dear LKMS Community,

We are very excited to welcome parents and guardians to our "Back to School Night" tonight!  The parent-school relationship is vital to student success, and we view "Back to School Night" as just one of many opportunities that we will have to build this important connection.

We hope to see you tonight!

Mrs. Lublin and Ms. Smith



  • September 12 - Back to School Night 
  • September 30 - Schools/Offices Closed
  • October 2 & 3 -  MAP Testing - 8th Grade
  • October 4 - Student Picture Day
  • October 7 & 8 -  MAP Testing - 7th Grade
  • October 10 & 11 - MAP Testing - 6th Grade
  • October 9 - Schools/Offices Closed
  • October 23-25  - 6th Grade Outdoor Education

View our full calendar

LKMS News and Events

Back to School Night Tonight - September 12

We are looking forward to seeing parents/guardians tonight at our Annual Back to School Night.   The evening will begin with a PTA General Membership meeting at 6:00pm in our auditorium.    At 6:30pm, parents/guardians will move to their student's Leopard Pride  Homeroom where they will receive their student's "A" day schedule to follow throughout the evening.  Student schedules can also be viewed on Canvas prior to attending.  This event is primarily for adults, and while students are welcome to join their parents any students who attend MUST stay with their parent/guardian for the entirety of the evening.  We look forward to seeing you this evening!

Update Your Student's Family File Information

As of today, 80% of our families have updated Family File.  We still need 137 families to update this important information.

HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete information and share preferences.     Log into HCPSS Connect, select the Family File tab then click on Family File.  Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update your student's information.  Information must be reviewed/updated for each child and for each year regardless if there are any changes or not.

Carpool Dropoff/Pick-up Procedures

For those families who will be driving their students to school, please remember that ALL students should be dropped off and picked up using the LOWER parking lot.  Please do not utilize the small or large bus loops for drop-off or pick-up.  

Please be ready to drop-off/pick-up your child and keep the line of traffic moving.  If you have a need to wait before releasing your child, please pull into a parking space so that traffic in the carpool lane can keep moving efficiently.  Students should all exit from the right side of the car for safety.

Visitor Procedures

We welcome parents and guardians in to our school building, however it is important that all visitors come in through the front door and sign in at the Front Office.  This includes before and after school.  Once you have signed in, we can help you get to where you need to go.  Thank you for your understanding and helping us to keep our students and staff safe!

LKMS' Attendance Reporting Procedures

Parents and Guardians may send notes for absences via email to LKMSAttendance@hcpss.org. This mailbox will be monitored during school hours for the purpose of receiving absence notes from home; parents providing physician's notes, late arrival and early dismissal notes.  Your child may also bring the notes to school too and deliver them to Ms. Hill in Student Services.  The school must receive a note from the parent or physician explaining the absence/tardiness of a student within two school days of the student's return or the absence/tardiness will be unlawful/unexcused. 

Please refer to Policy 9010 to review policies and procedures for excused and unexcused absences. https://www.hcpss.org/policies/9000/9010-attendance/.  All absences for extended local discretionary days will require Principal approval. The request form is available here: https://www.hcpss.org/about-us/forms/.

If you need further assistance, you may email our Student Services Secretary, Rhonda Hill, rhonda_hill@hcpss.org or call (410) 880-5997.

Messages from the PTA

PTA Membership

Have you bought your PTA membership yet?

Your membership and financial support help the PTA provide student programs like the school musical, Shakespeare residency, LimeTime celebration, 6th grade ice breaker, 8th Grade dance, school-wide assemblies, and more.  Membership is just $20 per family (and additional donations are always welcomed)!Simply click on the following link to create (or re-activate) your account.https://lkmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/56730  If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please contact Sonya at lkmsptamembership@gmail.com. Thanks again for your support, and we hope to welcome you as a member soon!

New Lime Kiln Spirit Wear Online Store

Students, families and staff, the PTA has exciting news!   Lime Kiln Spirit Wear is now available through a new online store!  The online store has 100+ items and 12 designs from which to choose.  If you're interested in purchasing spirit wear, you can go directly to the online store (www.limekilnspiritwear.com) to place your order.   All orders are processed as received and shipped directly to your home or designated shipping address.  The online store is active throughout the year.  If you have questions, email spiritwearlkms2019@gmail.com.  Thank you!


HCPSS News and Information

Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMs) Program

View our  Food and Nutrition Services webpage regarding information about meal prices, how to pay for meals, where to view menus, nutritional and allergen information, and more. Parents of students who qualify for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMs) must submit a new application every school year. View program details and learn how to apply.  Participation in the FARMs program qualifies students for opportunities including free childcare services, free college applications, discounted internet through the Comcast Internet Essentials program, and more.


HCYP Girls Middle School Basketball Team

HCYP Middle School Girls Basketball is advanced competition for girls assembled by middle school attendance. It provides an environment which allows for further development of players in a safe, fun, and competitive league. Tryouts for the HCYP Middle School Girls Basketball team will be held September 23 & 25 from 6:00-7:30pm at Lime Kiln Middle School. Read the attached flier for more information. 
The Community News and Programs webpage contains brief announcements of upcoming events and announcements from community and non-profit organizations. Please visit Community News and Programs on the HCPSS website for all announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.