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Upcoming Community Events & Programs

The following is a listing of non-profit, community-based programs/events in Lower Merion and Narberth that have been approved for posting by Lower Merion School District. To submit your non-profit, community-based program/event for consideration, please email the LMSD Communications Office at info@lmsd.org.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Montgomery County's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic registration is now available to everyone age 16 and older.

Click here to register online or call 833-875-3967 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have vaccine-related questions, you can email COVID19@montcopa.org.

Parent Education Programs Raising Awareness of Drug & Alcohol Dangers

Be A Part of the Conversation is a 501(c)3 that works to create effective, culture-changing programs that are designed to significantly increase awareness of the effects of alcohol and other drug use. They are a collaboration of community of leaders, students, school district representatives and families who believe that having meaningful, inclusive conversations will support individuals and their families in their efforts to develop healthy coping skills and access support whenever there is a need.

To view Be A Part of the Conversation's upcoming slate of programs and webinars, click here.

The Be A Part of the Conversation website has a wealth of important information and resources related to their aforementioned mission. To explore these resources, click here.

Ask A Question, Save a Life: QPR Gatekeeper Training

You're invited to QPR Gatekeeper Training on May 11, 2021 from 6:30 8:30 p.m.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Gatekeeper Training prepares attendees to:

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • ask someone about suicidal thoughts
  • Offer and connect to help

Access Services presents this FREE QPR training for adults in the Lower Merion community. To register, click here.

Questions? Please contact Ty Williams at twilliams@accessservices.org.

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. Information will be sent to all attendees prior to the training.

This training is hosted in partnership with the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, Access Services, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Family Services.

For more information about local suicide prevention efforts, contact Erin Lewis at elewis@montcopa.org or visit www.montcopa.org/suicidepreventiontaskforce

Tree Planting at District Administration Building

The Lower Merion Board of School Directors accepted with gratitude the Interschool Council's donation of a sugar maple tree, that has been planted in front of the District Administration Offices, in honor of the efforts of the entire school community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of LMSD's Operations Department Grounds Crew planted the tree on Monday, April 12, 2021.

The plaque which was mounted in front of the tree reads, "In Recognition of our Lower Merion School District teachers, staff, students and administration during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020-2021. Gifted by the Lower Merion Interschool Council."

The tree will not only provide shade and beauty to the Lower Merion High School/Administration campus, but will also serve as a reminder that good things can come out of even the most difficult times.

For more photos of the tree-planting, please click through the slide show below.


LM Players gearing up for first-ever PLAYERSFEST

The Lower Merion Players are proud to present PlayersFest, a seven-segment showcase comprised of a collection of highly entertaining skits and songs, which will be aired in a pair of broadcasts on April 30 and May 1 at 7:00 p.m. on the LMSD YouTube channel.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, more than sixty students have been diligently preparing for PlayersFest and are determined to make this production an amazing one! Tickets are free, but there will be opportunities to make donations and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes.

The skits to be performed for PlayersFest include Rainbow Connection, Hard to Be the Bard, Invocations and Instructions to the Audience, Two Player Game, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Romeo V. Tybalt Fight and 7 x 13 = 28!

NOTE; The LM Players have been following all of the requisite guidelines as outlined by LMSD to protect against the spread of COVID-19, as well as preventative measures including preemptive self-checks for symptoms/contact; tracking room-by-room attendance; masking at all times; distancing at all times; company-wide contact tracing; and only having 1-2 rehearsals per week, mostly virtual but, in person on a case-by-case basis.

Foster relationships. Link to resources. Advocate for you. Connect with you.

Do you need help and don't know where to start?

We can help you:

  • Navigate the human services system
  • Better understand services available to you
  • Make referrals to organizations that will best address your needs

We can help link you to resources:

  • Services for seniors
  • Mental health services
  • Drug & alcohol services
  • Employment
  • Child care
  • Housing
  • Food
  • And more!

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Phone:610-278-3522 (FLAC)

• Navicates are able to assist by phone or email to maintain everyone's safety at this time.

Free service for Montgomery County residents. Language Line services available. Learn more here.

Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County is offering COVID-19 testing to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the County and who wants or needs to be tested, regardless of whether they are symptomatic.

To register, go to www.montcopa.org/COVID-19 and click on "County Testing Information." The registration website opens each day at 7:00 a.m. You can also call 610-970-2937 to make an appointment. That number is open Monday-Friday starting at 8:30 a.m.

The closest testing locations to LMSD are:

Ardmore
114 W. Lancaster Ave. (rear of the parking lot next to IHOP)
Mon/Wed/Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Tues/Thurs 10 am -6 pm

Norristown
1401 DeKalb St. (Norristown Regional Health Center)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm

Other locations are listed on the County website.

School Facility Usage Restricted on School Days

To protect the health and safety of LMSD students and staff, community use of all school facilities is prohibited from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on school days. This includes all fields, courts and tracks.

Under District Policy 713 Access to District Facilities, District facilities are open to community use as long as that use "does not interfere with the educational-intended purpose of the facility and otherwise does not operate to the detriment of the District."

The Board-approved LMSD Health and Safety Plan restricts access by community groups, visitors and volunteers and outlines the necessary cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilating procedures for learning spaces, surfaces, and any other areas used by students and staff.

Limiting public access to school facilities on school days is necessary to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure for students and staff who use the facilities.


Important Information for Families Facing Eviction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order stopping evictions for non-payment of rent from September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

This moratorium applies to families who:

  • Attempted to get rental assistance.
  • Expect to earn less that $99,000 in 2020
  • Lost income due to COVID-19
  • Are trying to make partial payments, given your expenses
  • Would likely become homeless, if you are evicted

To be protected,, you must declare that you qualify for the Federal Eviction Moratorium by signing the Declaration in English and submitting it to your landlord or the court. Before submitting your Declaration, be sure to make a copy for your records.

If you currently have a court hearing scheduled, you should still attend it. And you should continue to try to pay your rent.

You can find more information about this program by calling the PhillyTenant Helpline at 267-443-2500 or by clicking here.