Special Programs to Enhance Your Child's Education
The Long Beach Island Schools are proud to offer all students the instruction of specialists in art, music, library, physical education and computer technology. A speech/language therapist and resource center teachers are available to provide supplemental instruction for children recommended by the district's Child Study Team. A basic skills (Title 1) program is available for students requiring remedial instruction in English, math and/or reading. Supp port instruction is provided for students who have been identified as being limited English proficient (LEP). Instrumental music and chorus programs are available for students in grades 4-6. School-based counseling is available to all students.
Additional programs are described below:
Tiered Integrated Projects Program (TIPP)
LBI's PK-6 Tiered Integrated Project Program (TIPP) addresses the needs of all learners and differentiating instruction through the use of a tiered lesson, layered curriculum approach. We are excited to say that each lesson and/or project will complement your child's current instructional classroom lesson by adding extension opportunities and learning Al lessons are aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core Standards. Project-based learning will ensure throughout the year by infusing 21st Century themes and College and Career Readiness Skills as well. Understanding the diverse learners within the classroom setting is our goal. It is our hope that through the application of the principles and strategies needed for every learner to be successful, students will be able to explore choices based on their personalized readiness levels, interests, talents, and learning profiles. Modifying the content, process, product and/or learning environment will produce a student-centered learning experience that fosters success, problem solving and decision making for your child.
Health, Safety and Physical Education Classes
New Jersey State Law requires that all students receive instruction in health, safety and physical education. Students will be scheduled to participate in such courses unless excused upon the recommendation of a physician. If a child is to be excused from physical education classes, we must receive a note from home explaining the nature of the illness or disability. Physical education classes are held in the school gymnasium and on the school playgrounds. Sneakers should not have heels, platforms or cleats. In grades 4,5, and 6, physical education swimming classes will be held at the St. Francis pool. Our physical education teacher accompanies the students to the pool. Transportation to St. Francis and back to school is provided by the district's school buses.
Library skills are a component of the Balanced Literacy instruction and all student use the library/media center as part of the Tiered Integrated Projects (TIPP) Program. Children are encouraged to borrow materials for a one-week period, returning them during their next library class. Fines are not imposed for overdue materials. however, if a student loses a book or damages it beyond repair, a replacement fee is charged. This bill is to paid before borrowing privileges continue. We strive to create responsible, book conscientious children, hoping that visits to the library become a life-long pleasure.
Educational Field Trips
Our schools plan field trips throughout the school year that are educationally profitable, correlated with the curriculum of each class, safe, adequately supervised and approved individually for each class, safe, adequately supervised and approved individually for each child with written parental permission. These activities allow your child to reap the benefits of the academic, cultural and social enrichment opportunities each grade's studies. Parental chaperon es are often invited to assist with student supervision on field trips.
Family Life Curriculum
The Family Living curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey Core content Curriculum Standards and may be reviewed by contacting the School Nurse. Parents will be notified prior to instruction of sensitive curriculum and will be given the opportunity to preview the instructional materials.
The Intergenerational Program is designed to incorporate the senior community members with our district's 4th grade students. Senior citizens for Long Beach island and the surrounding area are invited to join our students for several events throughout the school year. These events provide an opportunity for students and seniors to interact in an informal setting, as well as the chance for community members to play an active role in our school.
The safety Patrol consists of sixth grade students. Students are invited to apply, and staff members vote on the applicants based on their applications. Safety patrol members are expected to set a good example and perform their duties equally and fairly.
Safety patrol members assist bus drivers by helping to insure that safety procedures are followed during the transportation of students to and from school. Members also assist teachers and staff with hall safety during arrival and dismissal at the Long Beach Island Grade School. Members are also asked to report bullying and other inappropriate behaviors to staff members.