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A look at school activities, updates and events in and around the Leonia Public Schools. 
Issue II 2017-2018


We have set graduation: 

Leonia High School  
Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm
LHS gymnasium 

ACS Grade Five
Friday, June 22nd at 10:00 am
LHS gymnasium  

Leonia Middle School
Friday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm
LHS gymnasium
(Leonia Middle School Concert – 5:30 pm)

Leonia School District

Superintendent Search
Provide Your Input to the board

As you know, the Leonia Board of Education is in the process of selecting a new Superintendent of Schools. In order for the board to arrive at the best possible decision, it is asking for input from the parents, community and staff to assist the board in clarifying the profile of the final candidates.

To provide this input to the board.

  1. Access the Convenient On-Line Survey – Open through April 20, 2018.

  2. Please look for a link on the district homepage, or use the link below and follow the directions provided to complete the survey on-line:
  3. In addition to the survey, you may also choose to speak directly with the consultants working with the Board of Education on the selection of the new Superintendent of   They will be here to meet as per the following schedule:

Meeting dates and times:

Search Meeting Flyer (pdf)

For All Staff
Thursday – 04/05/2018, 3:30 PM    
Leonia Middle School Cafeteria

For Administrators
Thursday – 04/05/2018, 4:15 PM
Leonia Middle School Library

For Parents/Community
Thursday – 04/05/2018, 7:00 PM
Leonia Middle School Cafeteria


Learn about the process and provide input into the type of school leader needed.

Sponsored by the Leonia Board of Education

The Northern Ignite Cluster

The Spring 2018 Bergen Visitation Site:  Leonia High School

Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30 am—11:30 am

Important Message From the Superintendent

February 27, 2018

Dear Parents, Guardian and Community:

Today, we acted upon a statement made by a student that was threatening in nature to Leonia Middle School. After a complete investigation by our school administration, counselors and the Leonia Police, we determined that the threat was not credible. At no time, was the safety of our students in jeopardy, and there was no need to lock-down the school.

In the last week, at Leonia High School, each morning message now includes, “If you see something, hear something or view something on social media that is troubling, Tell Someone!!” This important message will now be included in the Middle School daily announcements, as well.

The response from our building administration, and the Leonia Police provided for an effective resolution to this situation and we thank the Leonia Police for their quick response.

Our protocols worked today as our administrators and our law enforcement responded, as practiced many times, in a swift and appropriate manner.

We thank you, our parents and community, for working with us to provide a safe environment for our students.


Joanne T. Megargee

Joanne T. Megargee

 LMS-Incident 2-27-18.pdf 

Letter From the Superintendent

March 23, 2018

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

This winter has provided us with some challenging nor’easter storms to maneuver through, and I am concerned that early April (maybe Sunday night) may bring us some surprises, as well.  Wednesday’s closure brought us once again over our allotted number of snow days.  The Board had relieved us of our prior overdrawn day by reducing both our student schedule and our contractual obligations.  This time, we need to be creative in making up our day.  

There were options to meet this make-up day, including taking a day back from spring break (vacations and trips are already planned/paid for families and staff), extending the calendar into the last week of June (concerns for college orientation and students going to camp, summer school, summer employment, extended school year programs), a final adjustment of the calendar by the Board leaving no room for any unforeseen need, and/or the possibility of a single session on Good Friday.  After discussion with the Principals of all buildings, the President of the LEA, and our Board of Education, we have decided to open school on Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) for a single session day (which will count as a full-day).  Our obligation to make-up Wednesday’s snow day will be fulfilled. 

We understand that this change in calendar may affect religious observances, travel plans for the holiday weekend, and child care.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we move through an unusual winter of weather.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.  


Joanne Megargee

Joanne T. Megargee

Superintendent's letter.pdf