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May 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter May 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter: The May Green Sheet has arrived! Please click  HERE  to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page. 
LaFayette voters approve $18.9 million budget, elect board members LaFayette voters approve $18.9 million budget, elect board members: LaFayette Central School District 5955 Route 20 LaFayette, NY 13084 Superintendent Jeremy Belfield Phone: (315) 677-9728 May 15, 2018 - For Immediate Release LaFayette voters approve $18.9 million budget, elect board members   On May 15, LaFayette Central School District voters approved the district’s $18.9 million 2018-19 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved purchasing three new vehicles. Voters approved: An $18,964,918 budget for the 2018-19 school year that increases spending 1.23 percent and carries a 2.49 percent tax levy increase: 170 yes, 23 no; Purchasing two new student transportation vehicles and one maintenance vehicle at a total cost not to exceed $275,000: 160 yes, 32 no; ...
Important Message from Superintendent Belfield Important Message from Superintendent Belfield: May 4, 2018 Dear Families:    I am writing to inform you of a minor bus incident that occurred yesterday afternoon, May 3, 2018 at approximately 2:40 PM. One of our buses arrived at LaFayette Jr/Sr High School after picking up students from Grimshaw Elementary for afternoon dismissal. The driver shut off the bus and attempted to engage the parking brake. The driver believed that the parking brake was fully engaged and left the driver’s seat to perform the end of trip safety checks and turn off the child find reminder alarm, which is located in the rear of the vehicle. The driver did not realize that the parking brake was not fully engaged and the bus began to roll forward. As the bus rolled forward at a very slow pace, the mirror from the bus struck the bus door ...
2018 Parade of Baskets at Grimshaw 2018 Parade of Baskets at Grimshaw: Hello, LaFayette Staff & Community! Attached you will find an event flyer along with our most updated list of  82  baskets and other raffles that will be offered at this year's Parade of Baskets. Donations are still trickling in, so be sure to check back for updates. Feel free to share the list with anyone you think may be interested.  If you, or someone you know, would like to donate an item we'd be thrilled to include it!  We hope you can attend this fun event, which will be held this  Friday, May 4th, from 4-7  in the Grimshaw Cafeteria. If you cannot attend, but would like to purchase  presale t ickets,  these may be obtained in the Main Office at ONS, Grimshaw and the High School, ...
April 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter April 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter: The April Green Sheet has arrived! Please click  HERE  to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page. 
LaFayette CSD student named a national medalist in Scholastic Art & Writing awards LaFayette CSD student named a national medalist in Scholastic Art & Writing awards: LaFayette CSD student named a national medalist in Scholastic Art & Writing awards A budding artist from LaFayette Central School District has received top honors in the 2018 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. LaFayette Junior/Senior High School student Adam Schaefer earned a Silver Medal for his self-portrait submission to the national contest, placing him among the top 1 percent of this year’s award-winners. More than 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted for judging at the regional level through the more than 100 local affiliates of the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Alliance in 28 categories, including ...
Voters to elect three board of education members in May Voters to elect three board of education members in May: Voters to elect three board of education members in May On May 15, LaFayette Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Board of Education. Candidates may be nominated only by petition and must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions, which are available now, must be filed by 5 p.m. April 16 with the District Clerk, LaFayette Central School District Office, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Contact District Clerk Vanessa Tryon at 315-677-9728 or by email vtryon@lafayetteschools.org for a nominating petition. Comprised of seven school district residents elected by voters, the LaFayette Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the ...
March 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter March 2018 Green Sheet Newsletter: The March Green Sheet has arrived! Please click HERE to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page. 
LaFayette CSD graduation rate climbs 18 percent in one year, surpasses statewide average LaFayette CSD graduation rate climbs 18 percent in one year, surpasses statewide average: LaFayette CSD graduation rate climbs 18 percent in one year, surpasses statewide average   According to data recently released by the New York State Education Department, 96 percent of LaFayette’s seniors graduated in 2017. That’s an 18 percent increase from 2016, and 16 percent above the statewide average of 80 percent.   “Our hardworking students, teachers and staff really deserve the credit for these results,” said Superintendent Jeremy Belfield. “There are a lot of opportunities for our students to obtain college credit before they graduate, and so their focus is not just on earning the credits to graduate from high school, but really what comes after.”   Each year, the district has added early college ...
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MySchoolBucks increases online transaction fee MySchoolBucks increases online transaction fee: Nov. 14, 2017: LaFayette Central School District parents and guardians who use the online payment system MySchoolBucks to manage their child’s meal accounts will soon see an increase in the vendor’s transaction fee. Effective Dec. 11, the fee for electronically adding funds to a child’s meal account will increase to $2.49 per transaction. The $0.54 increase will help offset credit card processing fees, according to the vendor. MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely prepay for student meals online, view student purchases, enable low-balance settings, and setup recurring payments so the system will automatically add money to the account when the balance reaches the threshold set. The district partners with the vendor to provide convenience for parents and ...
LaFayette educator joins Master Teacher program LaFayette educator joins Master Teacher program: Oct. 20, 2017: LaFayette Central School District educator Kristin Angello has been named a New York State Master Teacher by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The statewide program identifies and rewards high-performing K-12 instructors who teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes, including courses on the advanced-placement, honors, Regents and International Baccalaureate levels. Ms. Angello, who teaches science at LaFayette Junior/Senior High School and coaches the school’s Science Club, is one of 48 new “masters” representing Central New York. "The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teachers experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and ...
LaFayette sophomore joins peer leadership program LaFayette sophomore joins peer leadership program: Sept. 28, 2017: LaFayette Junior/Senior High School sophomore Kierstin Rurka is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle and wants to help her peers do the same. During a Sept. 25 ceremony held at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Kierstin was inducted into the Heart of New York Teen Institute (TI) as a member of the program’s youth staff. Part of Central New York’s Prevention Network, TI is designed to empower teens with knowledge, skills and confidence so they can advocate for positive change within their schools and communities.  “Kierstin is working hard to become a strong leader and it shows,” LaFayette Jr./Sr. High School Counselor Kristeen Cool. “Since starting this journey last year when she attended the TI conference for the first time, Kierstin’s ...
Board appoints Onondaga Nation School administrators Board appoints Onondaga Nation School administrators: Sept. 1, 2017: The LaFayette Central School District Board of Education recently approved two staffing changes for Onondaga Nation School. During its Aug. 24 meeting, the board appointed former LaFayette CSD administrator and teacher John Gizzi to the position of interim principal and long-time elementary teacher Simone Thornton was appointed dean of students. Mr. Gizzi previously served as social studies teacher and assistant principal at LaFayette Junior/Senior High School, and in 2013 retired from the Cincinnatus Central School District. He most recently worked at Marcellus Central School District as director of humanities, a position he held post-retirement. He succeeds Mrs. Diane Ellsworth who retired. Ms. Thornton has 20 years of teaching experience at various ...
From the Desk of Superintendent Belfield From the Desk of Superintendent Belfield: Superintendent Jeremy Belfield's weekly update has arrived! Please click   HERE  to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District.  
2017 Rock Fest Slideshow 2017 Rock Fest Slideshow: Click here for the Rock Fest Slideshow
Big Picture School students help transform jeans, milk jugs into shoes Big Picture School students help transform jeans, milk jugs into shoes: Big Picture School students are repurposing everyday items to help save lives. For the past three months, the LaFayette Central School District students, as part of a Service Learning Project, have been transforming gently-used denim material and plastic jugs into shoe uppers - the portion of the shoe that covers that foot - for children living in Uganda. Students are working on the project with SoleHope , a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer healthier lives and freedom from foot-related diseases for people living in Africa. SoleHope provides the shoe patterns and assembles the shoes. Students donate the denim, plastic and time it takes to cut the uppers. “I thought it was a very worthwhile service learning project and my students have completely ...
Volleyball Wins Sectional Championship Volleyball Wins Sectional Championship: The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Hannibal 3-0 to win the Section 3 Class C Sectional championship. This was a total team effort with great play from all of the girls. The lady lancers also were the league champions this year. Good luck in the regionals!



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Jeremy Belfield
Superintendent


5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
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