Board Meeting Location Change September 22, 2021:
Due to a power outage, the board meeting scheduled for Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM has been moved to the cafeteria at Grimshaw Elementary.
Signs informing guests of the location change will be posted at the main entrances facing Route 20 at Grimshaw Elementary.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent of Schools, 315-529-9550 (cell) or email@example.com
EL Education Grades K-8:
Dear Families of LaFayette Central School District Students,
The LaFayette Central School District is excited to announce that in September of this school year a new ELA curriculum will be implemented in grades K-8. This change will have positive results for our student's academic success and promote continued engagement with reading and writing. Below you will find highlights of information about the curriculum your child(ren) will be introduced to this fall:
Introducing the EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum
Our children’s learning must prepare them for a future of resilience, problem-solving, collaboration, and innovation in skilled careers that may not even exist yet. ...
Update - Week Ending September 17, 2021:
September 17, 2021
Dear LaFayette Families and Staff Members -
Thank you for a great first full week of school!
I created a quick video with highlights to celebrate the work of our staff and students - click here . Here is a link to the slideshow - click here.
We do have some work to do to combat COVID 19. Please be sure to follow the safety precautions by wearing a mask, considering getting vaccinated in consultation with your physician, staying home when you are sick, testing on a regular basis , washing your hands, and maintaining social distance.
We are seeing a bit of a surge in COVID cases in our surrounding community. Unfortunately some of our students and staff members have been impacted ...
COVID Surveillance Testing:
COVID Surveillance Testing
September 7, 2021
Dear Families and Staff Members:
LaFayette Central School District will be partnering with the Onondaga County Health Department to conduct COVID testing in our schools, beginning on Tuesday September 14th. All schools will conduct surveillance testing every week on Tuesday for randomized groups of students and staff who have provided consent for testing. All testing is voluntary and requires consent.
This testing will be done for the following purposes: 1) surveillance testing intended to determine the general level of virus in our community and 2) provide diagnostic testing for those who develop COVID-like symptoms during the school day. If a student ...
September 2021 Green Sheet:
The September 2021 Green Sheet is available. You can view the most recent newsletter by clicking here .
Reopening Plan 2021-2022 School Year:
Dear LaFayette Central School District:
We are excited to share with you our reopening plan for the 2021-2022 school year . A copy of our reopening plan is available on our website.
Please review the reopening plan and contact me if you have any questions or concerns - firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-529-9550 (cell).
All of our schools will welcome the return of students for five days a week of in person instruction. We are especially excited to welcome back our students at the Onondaga Nation School, which has operated via remote learning since March 2020.
Throughout the pandemic LaFayette has pulled together to meet the needs of our students and school community. When schools were closed by state officials ...
Clothing and School Supply Giveaway on Aug. 21:
The LaFayette Alliance Church will be holding a giveaway for clothing and school supplies this Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This giveaway will be open to the public. The LaFayette Alliance Church is located at 6069 US RT 20, LaFayette, NY 13084.
In addition to the clothing, here is a list of the school supplies that will be distributed:
No. 2 pencils
Fine and braid tip markers
We hope everyone is excited for the start of a new school year!
2021 Scholarships for Juniors:
This past spring, colleges from around New York State awarded scholarships to high school juniors (soon to be seniors). Please click on the image below to read a newsletter that spotlights the many scholarships awarded to the LaFayette Central School District's incoming senior class!
Summer Meals - Sign Up Now:
July 1, 2021
Our hard working Food Service department is gearing up for our summer food service program. Recently, the federal government extended the eligibility for meals at no cost to all children in our school district through June 30, 2022.
LaFayette has been providing breakfast and a hot lunch to families, along with a meal delivery service to families, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Thank you to Mr. Rob Kennedy and our outstanding Food Service department and Transportation department for going above and beyond for our school community.
Meals are free for everyone 18 and under, regardless of income. Delivery and pick-up are available. Meals will also be made available to summer ...
Highlights from the 2021 Prom:
The LaFayette Central School District's juniors and seniors recently attended their 2021 Prom, with the theme of "Paris: City of Lights!" The prom was held at the Hampton Inn in Cazenovia.
Below, you'll find a slideshow of this year's prom court(s), as well as a video highlight from the event! Special thanks go out to class advisors Sue Bang and Maria Edwards for putting these together.
2021 Prom Court and Award Winners:
2021 Prom Highlights (click on image to view video):
Change in Outdoor Face Mask Policy from NYSDOH:
June 10, 2021
Dear Families and Staff Members:
Recently, Governor Cuomo announced that school districts no longer need to require that face coverings be worn for outdoor activities. Here is a link to the updated NYSDOH guidance - click here .
As we experience warmer temperatures and given the reduced number of COVID cases in the surrounding community, LaFayette CSD will no longer require face coverings for outdoor activities. Students and staff can still wear face coverings for outdoor activities, if they choose to do so. If parents would like their child to continue to wear a face covering during outdoor activities, please notify your child’s school principal as soon as possible.
Please note ...
Potential Changes to Face Mask Policy 6/6/2021:
Potential Changes to Face Mask Requirements June 6, 2021
Dear Families and Staff Members:
On Friday June 4, 2021, New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, wrote a letter informing the CDC that New York State is considering revising face mask requirements for public schools. You can view a copy of the letter written by Dr. Zucker by clicking here .
While we await the response from the CDC and updated guidance from both the New York State Department of Health and Onondaga County Department of Health, current face mask requirements will continue to apply in our schools.
NYSDOH released updated guidance in March which requires students and staff members to wear face masks at all times, except ...
Public Hearing - American Rescue Plan:
The Board of Education of the LaFayette Central School District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the LaFayette Big Picture School, Big Picture Commons - 3122 US RT 11, LaFayette, NY 13084. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the district’s planned use of federal funds through the American Rescue Plan. Speakers are asked to limit any public comments to no more than three minutes each following the public presentation.
The public is also invited to communicate comments in writing by addressing them to the Board of Education at 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084.
A copy of the proposed funding plan is available by clicking here .
LCSD Senior Parade Planned for June 22:
The LaFayette Athletic Booster Club is currently planning a hometown salute parade honoring LaFayette’s Senior Class of 2021 on Tuesday June 22, beginning at 6 p.m. and originating at the Onondaga Nation Arena. A tentative rain date is set for June 24. The parade will be open to all LCSD seniors.
The parade will start at the Nation Arena, and the club is asking that seniors (and their drivers) meet there and begin to line up their vehicles behind the Onondaga Nation fire truck at 5:40 p.m.
The planned route from there:
Take a right out of the arena onto Route 11, and then a left onto route 11a
Head down the nation main road (11a) all the way to take a right onto Tully Farms Road
Summer Meal Interest Survey:
May 26, 2021
Our hard working Food Service department is gearing up for our summer food service program. Recently, the federal government extended the eligibility for meals at no cost to all children in our school district through June 30, 2022. LaFayette has been providing breakfast and a hot lunch to families, along with a meal delivery service to families, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Thank you to Mr. Rob Kennedy and our outstanding Food Service department and Transportation department for going above and beyond for our school community.
In order to help Mr. Kennedy plan for our summer meal program, please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey (please complete one survey per child)- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJZ55ETtGNPf6rUOQiOFZ1g75XhN1-123PEZUdG6r6e4ud_Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0 ...
Pfizer COVID Clinic - Onondaga Nation Students 12+ Thu 5/27:
May 20, 2021
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The Onondaga Nation Health Clinic, in conjunction with Onondaga County, will be offering a Pfizer vaccine clinic for individuals ages 12 and up on Thursday May 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM at Tsha’ Thoñswatha - in the Community Room.
Vaccinations are open for Onondaga Nation residents ages 12 and up.
1) Please call the Onondaga Nation Health Clinic at 315-469-6449 to make an appointment for the Pfizer Vaccine Clinic on Thursday May 27, 2021. Please call no later than Wednesday May 26th at 12:00 PM.
2) Each participant MUST bring a printed, completed consent form in order to be vaccinated. The consent form can be found ...
Pfizer COVID Vaccine Clinic Ages 12+ Tue 5/25:
May 19, 2021
Dear Families and Staff Members:
The LaFayette Central School District is partnering with Onondaga County to offer an on-site vaccination clinic on Tuesday May 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at LaFayette CSD Junior & High School. This clinic will also include students from the Tully, Fabius-Pompey, and Onondaga Central School Districts. Students from other districts participating in the clinic will be bussed to LaFayette CSD by their home district. Appointments are available for eligible students (ages 12 and up) for the Pfizer vaccine.
Vaccinations are also open for staff members and eligible family members in our district who would like to reserve an appointment.
If you are interested in registering your student or an eligible ...
Budget Results and BOE Election Results:
May 18, 2021 - For Immediate Release
LaFayette voters approve $20.6 million budget, elect board members
On May 18th, LaFayette Central School District voters approved the district’s $20.6 million 2021-2022 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved purchasing two new student transportation vehicles and one new lawn mower with attachments. Voters approved:
An $20,631,885 budget for the 2021-2022 school year that increases spending 1.51 percent and carries a 2.2 percent tax levy increase: 213 yes, 40 no;
Purchasing two new student transportation vehicles, and one new lawn mower with attachments at a total cost not to exceed $300,510: ...