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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. 
Message from Superintendent Belfield Message from Superintendent Belfield: Good Morning, This morning all schools in our district participated in a district-wide lock down drill. New York State Education Law requires that public schools complete a variety of emergency response practice drills throughout the school year.   Lock down drills allow students and staff to practice securing the school building during incidents that pose an immediate threat in or around the school.   Again, today was a practice emergency drill. We appreciate the cooperation of our students and staff with today’s emergency drill.   Thank you and have a great weekend.   Sincerely, Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central School District (315) 677-9728 Office (315) 529-9550 Cell ...
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, ...



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