Governor DeWine has extended distance learning and the school building closure until May 1st.

News & Announcements

March 31st Update

March 31, 2020

To All Connected to Liberty Union-Thurston Schools,

The Liberty Union COVID-19 Information webpage has a collection of all of the daily updates dating back to March 16, 2020.

Updated: March 31, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

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Read and Write for Google (Grades 2-12 ONLY)

Read&Write for Google Chrome™ provides personalized support to make documents, web pages and common file types in Google Drive (including: Google Docs, PDF & ePub) more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that suits his/her abilities and learning styles.   (Available for grades 2-12 ONLY) More +

i-Ready Progress Check

Hello families!

Today I am going to show you how to check your child’s i-Ready progress and ensure they are completing their required assignments for the week. i-Ready is a personalized instructional tool for reading and math in grades kindergarten through 8th-grade. For most students, the weekly expectation is to complete 45-60 minutes of i-Ready instruction and pass two lessons for each subject; please verify these expectations with your child’s teacher if he/she has not already communicated these weekly expectations with you and your child.
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Kami Tutorials

Hey there LU-T families! Mrs. Savage, our Instructional Technology Coach, is going to make daily (Monday-Friday) posts with short tutorial videos about the instructional tools students are using during their online/home learning opportunities.

The first tool we are going to highlight is Kami. Click on the video links to watch short tutorial videos about Kami. Click the More+ button to view the links to the videos.
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March 26th Update

March 26, 2020

To All Connected to Liberty Union-Thurston Schools,

Unless there is critical information or an announcement of great importance to share, this will be the last update of this week.     

The Liberty Union COVID-19 Information webpage has a collection of all of the daily updates dating back to March 16, 2020.

Updated: March 26, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.

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DC Trip

2020 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip UPDATE

March 25, 2020

Eighth Grade Parents and Students:

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the temporary closure of schools and CDC recommendations of social distancing, the idea of taking our students to Washington, D.C. in May is simply not reasonable. While this is disappointing for everyone involved, the health of our kids and community must be our top priority. It is for these reasons the trip to D.C. cannot happen this academic year. Therefore, the trip has been officially rescheduled.

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Letter from LU-T Board of Education President, Dr. John Walter

Dear Liberty Union-Thurston Family,

Sorry that I may be a bit late in expressing this but as you are all aware, this has not been a typical week. I want to thank each and every one of you for the way that you have met the challenge this current pandemic has created. I know myself and the rest of the Board of Education are grateful and proud of the way that our district family has responded.

To the district administrators, principals and district office personnel: You can never know how appreciative we are by how you have coordinated responses to all the tasks that had to be addressed in an insane time frame. We get regular updates about where we stand with student activities and district issues. The letter that Mr. Gallatin sent out to the seniors was so touching because it addressed the disappointment that these students are experiencing while at the same time challenging them to make the best of the situation. From the elementary up to the high school, everyone should be proud of these senior students. They have been gracious and understanding and can serve as an example to all of us.

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New Web Page-COVID-19 Information

The Liberty Union-Thurston School District has created this webpage to serve as a "one stop shop" for all information related to the COVID-19 situation.  Please check back to this page regularly for the most up to date information in this rapidly changing situation. More +

Extended School Closure

Governor Mike DeWine has announced closure of all K-12 public schools beginning Tuesday, March 17th through April 3, 2020.  Schools are OPEN on Monday March 16th and it is imperative that students attend.  Chromebooks and chargers will be distributed to all students on Monday March 16th during school hours.  We will be using the District website and automated phone calling system to share all information while we are out of school during this time.     More +

Letter to Community-Coronavirus

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,
As more information is released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the Coronavirus and its potential impact on our country, we want you to be aware that we are staying up-to-date on the latest information and we’re reviewing all of our public safety plans. 
We know an outbreak in our region could impact schools, so we are preparing for many what-if scenarios to minimize disruption while keeping students and staff safe. 
To view the full letter from Dr. Johnson, please follow this link:  Letter to Community-Coronavirus
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2020 Census Information

When you shape education, you shape our future.  Respond to the 2020 Census and inform funding for educational programs that benefit our children, like after-school programs, school meal programs, and Head Start.  It's more that just a count, it's an opportunity to shape the next generation.  For more information, visit: and view the 2020 Census PSA:  What is the 2020 Census? YouTube video! More +
Matilda the Musical

Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets for Liberty Union's Matilda are now on sale.  Click on the link below to reserve your seats today!
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Reese Shirey and the Columbus Blue Jackets!

Earlier this month, 11-year-old Reese Shirey was one of six young cancer fighters invited to Nationwide Arena to take part in a photo shoot with Blue Jackets players, all part of her designation as one of six cancer heroes this year for the organization during the annual Hockey Fights Cancer campaign.  More +

Surrogate Parent Training

A Surrogate Parent is an individual who is appointed by the school district of residence or a court to represent a student with a disability (1) whose parent cannot be identified or located, (2) who is a ward of the state, or (3) who is an unaccompanied homeless youth.
A five-hour comprehensive training is provided by State Support Teams (SSTs). Once completed, participants will be certified as surrogate parents, enabling them to represent a child in matters relating to the identification, evaluation and educational placement, and the provision of free and appropriate public education.
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Liberty Union-Thurston Schools Receive National Recognition

District Administration magazine is honoring 22 schools and districts for education technology initiatives as part of the Schools of TechXcellence program. This is the second year for this national recognition program. More +
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