We, the community of Liberty High School are dedicated to fostering the skills and applications necessary to create service minded, responsible digital and global citizens in a positive and supportive learning community by motivating, educating, challenging, and encouraging perseverance therefore creating life-long learners with skills that transfer to the college and career setting.
It is strongly recommended that parents plan vacation for times when school is not in regular session. It is recognized, however, that occasionally students are absent for necessary or important family activities. When this occurs, prior written notification from a parent is to be provided to the attendance secretary for approval by an administrator. The student will then take a Vacation Notification Form around to each of their teacher to be signed and then returned to the Main Office prior to the vacation for the administrator to sign. Even though the absence may be excused, students are required to make up work missed during that time. Some school work missed, such as class participation or laboratory experiments, does not lend itself to make up. Missing such assignments may also affect a student’s grades. All absences will apply to the school’s attendance policy and may result in the denial of course credit.
Juniors and Seniors will be allowed three college visits per school year with no absence charged, provided that written notification from a parent has been submitted 24 hours prior to the visit. Please feel free to email LHSAttendance@carrollk12.org.
Learner’s Permit Attendance Form
As of October 1, 2007, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) requires all applicants under the age of 16 to demonstrate an acceptable level of school attendance. Please refer to the MVA Website www.marylandmva.com or the Maryland State Department of Education’s Website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/msde for more information and to download the Maryland MVA Learner’s Permit School Attendance Certification form (DL-300). Students may also pick up a form from the attendance office. This change applies to all public, private, and homeschooled students.
Prior to obtaining a permit, the school must verify the student’s attendance. Please complete only section A (applicant) of the form prior to submitting it to the school for verification. Due to the complexity of the expectations on the school’s part, the attendance cannot be verified on a drop -in basis. We ask parents to allow the school 24 hours to compile the attendance information and complete the form. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Report an Absence
410-751-3560 ex 2258 before 9:00 a.m. on the day of absence (no follow-up note required),
(no follow-up note required)
If link does not work, please copy email address and paste into your email program
410-751-3564 (no follow-up note required), or …
- Written note
Upon return of the student.
Unexcused Late to School Policy
We will attempt to contact parents via School Messenger if we have not received any communication by the specified time. Parents are required to notify the school within five days following any absence, via phone, fax, email, or note (must be submitted to the attendance secretary). Otherwise, the absence will be coded as unlawful and unexcused. Students are not permitted to report their own absence.
- Stop 1 - Bartholow the Lion in the Lobby
- Stop 2- Top of the Cafeteria
- STOP 3 - HEALTH SUITE MRS. GOLDSTEIN
- STOP 4 - WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
- STOP 5 - ENGLISH DEPARTMENT (NOTICE THE MURAL ON THE WALL)
- STOP 6 - BATHROOM AND STAIRS
- STOP 7 - MATH DEPARTMENT (NOTICE HOW SOME ROOMS HAVE 2 DOORS)
- STOP 8 - SCIENCE DEPARTMENT (NOTICE THE MURAL OVERTOP OF THE LOCKERS)
- STOP 9 - ACADEMIC FACILITATOR'S OFFICE AND SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
- STOP 10 - COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
- STOP 11 - MEDIA CENTER - MRS. DEEN AND MS. EVANS
- STOP 12 - HEALTH & PE & BATHROOM
- STOP 13 - GYMNASIUM AND LOBBY (JUNIOR PARKING LOT)
- STOP 14 - DRAMA, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, VOCAL MUSIC
- STOP 15 - LOCKER ROOMS
- STOP 16 - TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
- STOP 17- CAFETERIA AND PORTABLES
- STOP 18 - SENIOR HALLWAY (CALLED THE SENIOR HALLWAY BECAUSE ALL SENIOR ADVISORIES WOULD BE ASSIGNED LOCKERS HERE - PROXIMITY TO THE "SENIOR" PARKING LOT)
- STOP 19 - VISUAL ARTS AND BATHROOM
- STOP 20 - MAIN OFFICE
Stop 1 - Bartholow the Lion in the Lobby
Welcome to Liberty High School! This is a self-guided tour of the building designed only to acclimate students. Please search the LHS homepage for information for new students and parents to LHS! This site is your place to find out all information to make a successful transition to LHS. Follow the numbers around the building and click on each stop that coordinates to a number. Follow the numbers on the school map as well!
Stop 2- Top of the Cafeteria
Top of the Cafeteria is sometimes also used for club meetings. Students sit on the top and lower levels of the cafeteria only. There is no seating on the middle level. You can see the portables through the big cafeteria windows. This is the main cross-section for the school. To the right leads down to the Gym and Fine Arts area. To the left leads to the main academic wings of the school.
STOP 3 - HEALTH SUITE MRS. GOLDSTEIN
STOP 4 - WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
STOP 5 - ENGLISH DEPARTMENT (NOTICE THE MURAL ON THE WALL)
STOP 6 - BATHROOM AND STAIRS
STOP 7 - MATH DEPARTMENT (NOTICE HOW SOME ROOMS HAVE 2 DOORS)
STOP 8 - SCIENCE DEPARTMENT (NOTICE THE MURAL OVERTOP OF THE LOCKERS)
STOP 9 - ACADEMIC FACILITATOR'S OFFICE AND SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Academic Facilitator - Mr. Tombs is in charge of all advisory lessons, and all state and federal testing requirements. He also helps coordinate after school tutoring.
Room 451 - Abarbanel
Room 452 - Giese
Room 453 - Szocik
Room 458 - LION LEARNING LAB! Lester
The Lion Learning Lab is where students go who might need a separate location for testing, need credit recovering, have a learning support mod, or who are getting tutoring during Advisory.
Room 459 - Bangle
Room 460 - Azat (English)
Room 461 - Elfert
Room 462 - Harrington
STOP 10 - COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
STOP 11 - MEDIA CENTER - MRS. DEEN AND MS. EVANS
STOP 12 - HEALTH & PE & BATHROOM
STOP 13 - GYMNASIUM AND LOBBY (JUNIOR PARKING LOT)
STOP 14 - DRAMA, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, VOCAL MUSIC
STOP 15 - LOCKER ROOMS
Lockers rooms are open at 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. for athletes to store equipment. Student's must provide their own lock. Student's may use a locker for PE classes as well! Again, please provide your own lock and DO NOT LEAVE EXPENSIVE ITEMS UNATTENDED - such as cell phones, or ear-pods! LHS is not responsible or liable for lost/stolen items.
STOP 16 - TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
STOP 17- CAFETERIA AND PORTABLES
How to buy breakfast or lunch? - Breakfast and Lunch are FREE this year!
Where do I sit? - You can sit wherever you choose! A lot of 9th grade students choose to sit downstairs. There is no seating on the Middle Level.
(Portables) P-1A - Devincent Advisory
P-1B - Fuhr (Math)
P-2A - Chiaramonte (Social Studies)
P-2B - Ms. Davis (Math)
P-3 - Fritch (Physics)
P-4A - Fields (Financial Literacy)
P-5 - Durkin (Physics)
STOP 18 - SENIOR HALLWAY (CALLED THE SENIOR HALLWAY BECAUSE ALL SENIOR ADVISORIES WOULD BE ASSIGNED LOCKERS HERE - PROXIMITY TO THE "SENIOR" PARKING LOT)
STOP 19 - VISUAL ARTS AND BATHROOM
STOP 20 - MAIN OFFICE
Mrs. Hodgkiss - Greets you when you come into the main office
Mrs. Miller - Sits at the Attendance window and takes care of tardies, early dismissals, and absences.
Mrs. Belt - Office Manager
Mrs. Shimoda - Registrar
Mrs. Freeman - Principal's Clerical
Mrs. Pentz - Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)
Mr. Merson's Office - Assistant Principal (A-K)
Mrs. Brown's Office - Assistant Principal (L-Z)
Mr. Goncz's Office - Principal
School Hours: 7:30am to 2:20pm