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BOE Regular Meeting - December 12, 2023

The Next BOE Meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 7pm in the Lido Multipurpose Rm.

Date Added: 12/8/2023


LB Fourth Graders Explore and Present in WINGS Program

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Lido fourth graders enjoyed showcasing their What I Need to Grow as a Student (WINGS) program recently for family and friends. Through this WINGS exercise, the Long Beach students developed their digital literacy skills as they researched the answer to the question: Which place in the US do I want to learn more about?

Some Examples of questions researched include: Why was Shea Stadium torn down? What is the Chicago Bean? Why is Central Park famous? Why is Hawaii so beautiful and so dangerous? Based on their research, students created presentations in various digital formats using Google Slides, Canva and Book Creator.

Date Added: 12/1/2023

CEP Announcement

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to announce that all students enrolled at Long Beach Public Schools will be able to receive FREE meals (breakfast and lunch) at school beginning tomorrow, December 1, 2023 based on a change in the government program. This means all enrolled students are entitled to one free breakfast and lunch daily. Any additional meals or snacks will require funds to be collected at the time of purchase via a MySchoolBucks account or cash on hand. Students with a negative account balance will not be eligible to purchase a la carte items or secondary meals.

The district is still seeking repayment on negative account balances that occurred prior to December 1, 2023. Please contact me at or (516) 897-2084 to discuss any outstanding balance or any questions about the change in the school meal program.

Date Added: 11/30/2023

Long Beach Students Celebrated the Season of Thanks and Giving

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Elementary school students attending Lido, Lindell, East and West schools in Long Beach prepared for the Thanksgiving break with an array of activities to bring on the festivities of the season.

At Lido Elementary School the first annual Thanksgiving Parade took place around the basketball court for friends and families to cheer on students as they marched around with their balloon creations.

At Lindell and West Elementary Schools, students participated in their annual Turkey Trot events around the school and students made turkey hats and handprint cards with grateful sayings.

At East Elementary students enjoyed a special presentation from TePee Ted to recognize the history, culture, and contributions of Native People through “The Wilderness Traveling Museum.”

Additionally, a Thanksgiving food drive at Long Beach Middle School collected non-perishable items that were donated to St. Mary’s in Long Beach.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 11/29/2023

Long Beach Board of Education November Meeting Highlights

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At the November 14 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Gallagher began her report by introducing Long Beach Science Research Teacher Kristen Conklin who presented this month’s student showcase on Science Research along with middle school students Shayna Tozer and Isabella Schembri and high school students Sam Adler, Sydney Bergstein, Casey Kemins, Hailey Kemins, Cassel Koss, Vanessa Maltez and Jordan Soriano from the program. Ms. Conklin gave an overview of the program and each of the students gave project updates. Project topics included The Chemistry of Stock Solutions, Connecting to Our Local Waterways and Utilizing Sorbitol to Engineer Hydrogels for Increasing Plant Resistance to Drought Conditions among others.

The Science Research Program aligns with the mission statement of the Long Schools by encouraging critical thinkers and problem solvers, providing experiences beyond the classroom, encouraging partnerships in the community, providing collaborative and hands on experiences for students, allows students to think locally, act globally and sparks curiosity.

Long Beach Middle School students who participate in the program focus on skill-building including data collection and analysis. Introduction to community partnerships, environmental concerns, and analyzing research papers.

Grade 9 students who participate focus on skill-building with 2-3 guided experiments and compete in local and national science fairs.

Grade 10-12 students who participate apply new skills to research project of choice, work collaboratively in teams, find mentors and present at pre-college research science fairs.

Following the student showcase presentation, Long Beach Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Michael DeVito shared an overview of the district’s proposed Capital Plan that includes improvements to indoor air quality through mechanical ventilation and air conditioning in areas of the schools where needed along with some exciting educational space enhancements.

Mr. DeVito’s presentation slides can be found on the Long Beach District website at:

To watch the full meeting, visit:

Date Added: 11/28/2023