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LaFayette CSD Closed Friday 11/16/18 LaFayette CSD Closed Friday 11/16/18: Good Morning - This is Jeremy Belfield,Superintendent for LaFayette Central Schools. Today is Friday November 16, 2018. All schools will be closed today due to inclement weather.   Parent teacher conferences scheduled for Friday November 16, 2018 at Grimshaw Elementary and the Onondaga Nation School will be rescheduled for Friday December 7, 2018.   Thank you and have a safe day! Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central Schools 315-677-9728 (office) 315-529-9550 (cell) jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org
Special Board of Education Meeting Special Board of Education Meeting: The LaFayette Central School Board of Education will host a special board meeting on November 13, 2018 at 1:45PM located at the LaFayette District Office conference room. 
Athletic Halll of Fame 2018 Athletic Halll of Fame 2018: Please join us in congratulating the 20118 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. You can watch the induction ceremony live at: Click HERE The induction ceremony will begin around 3:15 PM.  Congratulations inductees!
Information About Upcoming Capital Project Vote Information About Upcoming Capital Project Vote: During the Sept.13, 2018 Board of Education Meeting, LaFayette Central School District’s (LCSD) capital project team presented a newly-proposed project that will focus on improving the safety and security of LCSD campuses. A capital referendum will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 for consideration by the public, and voting will take place at the LaFayette Junior/Senior High School from 1-9 p.m. A pubic information meeting will be held at the Big Picture School commons, on Thursday Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m.   This new capital project will provide the following improvements at all school buildings:   • Additional Security Cameras • Campus Notification System • Door Replacements • Window Hardening • Compartmentalization of Buildings Using ...
School Board Recognition Week School Board Recognition Week: This week marks School Board Recognition Week in New York! Did you know that school boards are comprised of volunteers, who receive no compensation for their service? Their hugely important work is done only for the purposes of guiding and improving education for our students.  Some interesting facts: New York State currently has 691 school districts – each with its own school board – which means that there are over 5,000 school board members serving throughout the state. They oversee more than 2.6 million students (K-12), and $69 billion in budgeted spending. Your LaFayette Central School District Board Members are:  Stephanie Dow, President Mark Whitney, Vice President Carole Dwyer Jody Gates Janine LeBlanc Gary Oelkers Ronald Shawn ...
OCC Spotlights Lacross Journey of Thompson Brothers OCC Spotlights Lacross Journey of Thompson Brothers: Earlier this month, Onondaga Community College shined a spotlight on the lacrosse careers of Jeremy and Jerome Thompson, two former star athletes from the LaFayette Central School District (LCSD).  The article focuses on the challenges faced by the brothers as they grew up, transitioning from the Onondaga Reservation into the LCSD as they endeavored to strike a balance two cultures and two languages at such an early age. Please click below to read the full article. Congratulations on all of your success, Jeremy and Jerome!    
LaFayette Guard Responds to House Fire LaFayette Guard Responds to House Fire:
October 2018 Greensheet Newsletter October 2018 Greensheet Newsletter: The October Greensheet 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. 
Internet Service Disruptions for LaFayette CSD and CNY Schools Internet Service Disruptions for LaFayette CSD and CNY Schools: In response to a recent series of Internet service disruptions, OCM BOCES District Superintendent has released the following statement- Click HERE . It is important to note that our partners at the Central NewYork Regional Information Center are working hard to resolve issues related to Internet service for area schools all while maintaining the security of information stored on our network.                              
Reminder School Messenger Reminder School Messenger: Dear Families:   New York State requires school districts to perform an early release drill at least once per school year. LaFayette Central School district will perform an early release drill on Thursday October 4, 2018.    Here are the dismissal times for students on October 4th:   Grimshaw Elementary: 2:05 Dismissal Jr/Sr High and Big Picture Dismissal: 2:20 Dismissal Onondaga Nation School: 2:50 Dismissal   Students will board buses at the times mentioned above. If you normally pick your child up from school, please be sure to pick your child up at the times listed above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at your child's school.   The LaFayette ...
Students Preparing Apple Pies Ahead of Apple Festival Students Preparing Apple Pies Ahead of Apple Festival: This week, students from Ms. Charpentier’s Culinary Arts class has been baking apple pies in anticipation of this weekend’s 46 th Annual LaFayette Apple Festival . For the 2018 event, nearly 60 culinary students are combining their efforts to produce delicious apple pies for the contest. The goal? Have 13 tasty fall pies ready for judging by Friday night. LaFayette’s district staff members were invited to partake in a test run of the pies on Tuesday, trying out the students’ first effort and offering constructive feedback as needed. The recipe will be fine-tuned over Wednesday and Thursday, before ultimately being brought to the judges table on Friday evening. During last year’s festival, three student pies placed during the final judging, but the ...
Grimshaw Third-Grader Helping Her Friends and Community Grimshaw Third-Grader Helping Her Friends and Community: On Sept. 27, Grimshaw Elementary third-grader Rylee Andersen was featured on News Channel 9 thanks to her selfless work in support of the “Backpack Buddies” project.   Rylee was inspired by a feature on the television show “Little Big Shots,” whereby a young man sought to help his community by providing backpacks full of food to those in need. If it worked for that community, what might Rylee be able to do to help the LaFayette community, in turn? After consulting with her then-second grade teacher Mrs. Kolbeck, Rylee approached Grimshaw principal Jennifer Crowley about doing something to help students and families in need, and out of this collaboration, Backpack Buddies was born. Why the name “Backpack Buddies?” “Because ...
Early Release Drill Thursday October 4, 2018 Early Release Drill Thursday October 4, 2018: September 24, 2018 Dear Families:   New York State requires school districts to perform an early release drill at least once per school year. LaFayette Central School district will perform an early release drill on Thursday October 4, 2018.   Here are the dismissal times for students on October 4th:   Grimshaw Elementary: 2:05 Dismissal Jr/Sr High and Big Picture Dismissal: 2:20 Dismissal Onondaga Nation School: 2:50 Dismissal   Students will board buses at the times mentioned above. If you normally pick your child up from school, please be sure to pick your child up at the times listed above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at your child's school.   The ...
Lockdown Drill Thursday, September 20, 2018 Lockdown Drill Thursday, September 20, 2018: Good Morning - This is Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent for LaFayette Central Schools. Today is Thursday September 20, 2018. I am calling all families to inform about our planned lock down drill that occurred today at approximately 9:00 AM.   New York State requires school districts to perform regularly scheduled lock down drills. A lock down is used to secure school buildings and grounds during incidents that pose an immediate threat in or around the school. Again, I would like to emphasize that today’s exercise was a planned drill. During the lockdown drill, students and staff remain locked inside of the classroom until cleared by school personnel. Thank you to our students and staff for their participation in this planned emergency drill. Please know that the safety ...
September 2018 Greensheet Newsletter September 2018 Greensheet Newsletter: The September Greensheet 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. 
Press Release - August 24th 2018 Press Release - August 24th 2018: CNY Central featured the following news story-  "Plans to Use Federal Funds to Arm Teachers" - following a visit to the LaFayette CSD Board of Education meeting on Thursday August 23, 2018. This headline did not accurately reflect the content covered at Thursday’s board meeting.   To be clear, LaFayette CSD did not discuss using federal funds to arm teachers during Thursday’s board meeting.   A public hearing was held on our emergency response plan and there was a discussion on the district's recent efforts relative to school safety. There was no discussion related to the use of federal funds to arm teachers.   A reporter interviewed Superintendent Jeremy Belfield prior to the board meeting. During the interview,  Mr. ...
2018 Graduation Video 2018 Graduation Video: LaFayette Graduation 2018 (Full Ceremony) LaFayette 2018 Post Ceremony Montage
LaFayette Jr/Sr High School Graduation Available via Live Stream LaFayette Jr/Sr High School Graduation Available via Live Stream:   A live stream of LaFayette CSD's 2018 commencement ceremony can be viewed online in real-time this evening (Friday, June 22), starting at 7 p.m. The video will also be archived and can be viewed post-graduation - - follow the link below for both the live stream and (after the ceremony) the archived video.   Congratulations, Class of 2018! . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqgDytwBjsg
Attention: Important Message Attention: Important Message: Attention: July 12, 2018 Re-Organizational and Regular Meeting has been changed to  July 5, 2018   at 5:30pm and will be held in the Jr./Sr. High School Library.
June 2018 Greensheet Newsletter June 2018 Greensheet Newsletter: The June 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. 



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Jeremy Belfield
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LaFayette, NY 13084
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