Linden Avenue Middle School

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    Dear LAMS Parents and Guardians, 

    We will be adopting a new daily schedule beginning January 28, 2019.  

    The New York State Education Department's guidelines require an increase in the number of instructional minutes to our school day. The overall increase for Linden Avenue will be 14 minutes. Class periods will be increased from 39 to 41 minutes. Homeroom time will be shortened by five minutes. Student arrival time will not change; instead a shift in the morning passing time will be made. 

    The new schedule will be as follows:   

    First bell: 7:40 

    Homeroom: 7:43-7:48 

    Period 1: 7:50-8:31 

    Period 2: 8:33-9:14 

    Period 3: 9:16-9:57 

    Locker time: 9:57-10:01 

    Period 4: 10:01-10:42 

    Period 5: 10:44-11:25 

    Period 6: 11:27-12:08 

    Locker time: 12:08-12:12 

    Period 7: 12:12-12:53 

    Period 8: 12:55-1:36 

    Period 9: 1:38-2:19 

    Announcement time: 2:19-2:20 

    Buses will depart at 2:30 pm.

    Thank you in advance for your support as we make this change happen.


    Dr. Zahedi and Ms. Fenn Smith

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    Linden Avenue Middle School's Principal Dr. Katie Zahedi

    Linden Avenue Middle School, 65 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY  12571 
    845-758-2241, ext. 25100
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    Katie Zahedi, Principal at Linden Avenue Middle School, joined the administrative team in 2002. Dr. Zahedi earned a BA in Political Science and Sociology, an MA from SUNY Albany in Liberal Studies; a MS in Education from SUNY New Paltz, and Ph.D. from SUNY Albany in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. She serves as an adjuct professor in Educational Leadership at State University of New York at New Paltz, preparing school leaders in programs offered at SUNY New Paltz and also at an extension site in Rockland County.
    Dr. Zahedi focuses on creating a positive school culture that supports student development, balancing the academic and social/emotional needs that young adolescents face during the middle school years. The professional work of teachers is respected and conceived as both an art and a science. She is published in journals and books that address education policy, and organizational theory that focuses on leadership, change and mindfulness in education.
    Dr. Zahedi lives with her husband Essi in Port Ewen and has four adult children: two daughters; Mozhdeh and Pardis and two sons; Arman and Esfand. 
    The secretary to the principal is Deborah Temple. She can be reached at 845-758-2241, ext. 25030. 








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    Linden Avenue Middle School
    65 West Market Street
    Red Hook, NY  12571
    845-758-2241, option 2
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