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September 2019 Greensheet Newsletter September 2019 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 "Greensheet" logo on the District home page.     
Pearson Data Breach Pearson Data Breach: August 29, 2019 LaFayette CSD subject to Pearson Data Breach LaFayette Central School District was recently advised by Pearson Education Inc. that some student information from the AIMSweb1.0 was accessed by an unauthorized third party.  AIMSweb is a reading and math diagnostic assessment tool used to screen students for basic reading and math skills. The district purchased this assessment through the Central New York Regional Information Center who has been assisting LaFayette Central School Districts in responding to this data breach. Pearson reports it has taken steps to remediate the incident as well as put in place enhanced protections to guard against similar incidents.  Originally the district was informed by Pearson that 56 LaFayette student first names and ...
LaFayette CSD subject to Pearson Data Breach LaFayette CSD subject to Pearson Data Breach: August 29, 2019    LaFayette CSD subject to Pearson Data Breach LaFayette Central School District was recently advised by Pearson Education Inc. that some student information from the AIMSweb1.0 was accessed by an unauthorized third party.  AIMSweb is a reading and math diagnostic assessment tool used to screen students for basic reading and math skills. The district purchased this assessment through the Central New York Regional Information Center who has been assisting LaFayette Central School Districts in responding to this data breach. Pearson reports it has taken steps to remediate the incident as well as put in place enhanced protections to guard against similar incidents.  Originally the district was informed by Pearson that 56 LaFayette student ...
BPS Teacher Earns Prestigious Honor BPS Teacher Earns Prestigious Honor: Leonardo “Lenny” Oppedisano, LaFayette Big Picture Advisor and Science Teacher, was awarded the “Big Picture Learning Advisor of the Year” award!  On July 24, Lenny received the award at the annual Big Picture Learning International Conference on Student Centered Learning, held in Detroit, Michigan. Lenny is the founding advisor of the LaFayette Big Picture School, and has shepherded two cohorts to graduation and is currently supporting his third cohort into their senior year.  “Big Picture has helped me grow in so many ways in the past 11 years,” said Lenny, during his acceptance speech. “I did the math, and I have enjoyed over 500 student exhibitions and have learned something new from each one.” Recently, ...
Professional Learning Communities in LaFayette - Early release on Mondays starting in September 2019 Professional Learning Communities in LaFayette - Early release on Mondays starting in September 2019: May 31, 2019   Dear Parents and Guardians:   Starting in September, all schools will dismiss early on Mondays to allow teachers to participate in collaborative team meetings focused on improving teaching and learning throughout our school district. These collaborative team meetings are called Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and focus on four essential questions:   What do we expect our students to learn? How will we know that our students are learning? How will we respond when our students do not learn? How will we respond when our students already know it?   Dismissal times for the schools are as follows: 1:45 PM dismissal for Grimshaw Elementary ...
Flags at Half Staff - July 23, 2019 & July 24, 2019 Flags at Half Staff - July 23, 2019 & July 24, 2019: As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, President Donald Trump has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff, "Upon  all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset" on July 23, 2019.   New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has likewise ordered flags to be flown at half staff on July 24, 2019, in honor of longtime Manhatten District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.   "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Morgenthau, a true New ...
LaFayette CSD Partners With Harvard University's NCRERN Initiative LaFayette CSD Partners With Harvard University's NCRERN Initiative: Today, the LaFayette Central School District joins 50 rural schools as a part of the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks ( NCRERN ), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, the district will have the opportunity to apply the Proving Ground model of evidence-based improvement to address chronic absenteeism, college readiness, and college enrollment. To learn more about the initiative, click on the image to view the press release.
Flags at half Staff: June 28, 2019 Flags at half Staff: June 28, 2019: GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN SOLDIER     Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff starting tomorrow, June 28, in honor of a Trumansburg, New York Soldier who died as a result of injuries sustained in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan on June 25. He was 24 years old.   "On behalf of all New Yorkers I extend our sympathy to the friends, family, and fellow soldiers of Sgt. Johnston,"  Governor Cuomo said.  "His death is a reminder of the sacrifices members of the military make to protect the freedoms and the values that this state and this nation were founded upon."   Sgt. James G. Johnston was assigned to the 79th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive ...
LaFayette Students Take on Teen Institute Leadership Positions LaFayette Students Take on Teen Institute Leadership Positions: Last week, several LaFayette students attended the Teen Institute Leadership Reception. The Teen Institute offers an intensive leadership training experience that is based on trust in the ability of young people to help themselves, and their peers, make responsible choices about drugs and alcohol. Once basic knowledge has been acquired, students can then provide education and programs in their schools and community organizations. These students also sign a pledge with a family member to remain drug and alcohol free - and to uphold Teen Institute Values - during their years of service.
The leadership reception was held to honor graduating seniors from the program, but also to induct new youth staff and senior youth staff ...
Grimshaw Elementary Book Swap is Underway Grimshaw Elementary Book Swap is Underway: Grimshaw Elementary’s “Book Swap” is currently underway. Please feel free to donate any gently-used books (appropriate for students in grades K-6) to the elementary school, to help ensure that reading - and learning - don't take the summer off! Please click on the flyer image for information, and thank you for your participation!
Dear Parents/Guardians: June 11, 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians: June 11, 2019: June 11, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians,   This morning, there was an incident involving a student who posted an inappropriate message on a social media site stating that “if the Raptors do not win the championship, I am going to bring a gun to school.” Another student saw the message and brought the matter to the attention of school staff this morning.   In accordance with our protocols, the district initiated our emergency response plan and contacted law enforcement. Law enforcement investigated the issue and law enforcement has determined that there is no credible threat to school safety. As the district is required to preserve confidentiality with regard to student matters, the district is prohibited from releasing any other ...
Boys' Lacrosse Team Captures Class D State Championship Boys' Lacrosse Team Captures Class D State Championship: Congratulations go out to the LaFayette/Onondaga Boys' Lacrosse Team, which captured the NYSPHSAA Class D Championship with a 9-8 overtime victory versus Briarcliff! Click here to follow News Channel 9's coverage of the title win, and check out the video below for player reaction!  
High School Band and Chorus Compete at Darien Lake Music Festival High School Band and Chorus Compete at Darien Lake Music Festival: On the last day of May, the LaFayette Junior-Senior High School sent two groups to compete in Darien Lake's Music Festival! At the festival, LaFayette’s senior high chorus (grades 9-12) competed in the “High School Mixed Choir” category, and the senior high band (grades 9-12) competed in the “Concert Band Class AA” grouping. During festival competition, students are given a performance evaluation by qualified adjudicators based on their performance. Each group performed two musical selections, and two judges evaluated qualities such as spirit, style, expression, musicality, accuracy, technique, and interpretation. Both groups earned a rating of "Outstanding with Distinction," which is the highest rating a team can receive! Congratulations ...
OCC Advantage Event to be Held June 13 OCC Advantage Event to be Held June 13: On June 13, the Onondaga ...
June 5 State Regional Boys' Lacrosse Semifinal Being Livestreamed June 5 State Regional Boys' Lacrosse Semifinal Being Livestreamed: The boys' lacrosse team keeps on rolling! Tonight's (June 5) semifinal contest against Penn Yan Academy kicks off live from Cicero at 6:30 p.m. Click here to stream the matchup live!
Asa Shenandoah Named Exceptional Woman of CNY Asa Shenandoah Named Exceptional Woman of CNY:
Earlier this week, LaFayette Central School District’s Native Liaison, Asa Shenandoah, earned the “Exceptional Woman of CNY” award, given by Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter!
 
Asa was recognized for working tirelessly to have a positive impact on the lives of others. She has touched ...
Dear Parents/Guardians: May 31, 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians: May 31, 2019: May 31, 2019   Dear Parents and Guardians:   Starting in September, all schools will dismiss early on Mondays to allow teachers to participate in collaborative team meetings focused on improving teaching and learning throughout our school district. These collaborative team meetings are called Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and focus on four essential questions:   What do we expect our students to learn? How will we know that our students are learning? How will we respond when our students do not learn? How will we respond when our students already know it?   Dismissal times for the schools are as follows: 1:45 PM dismissal for Grimshaw Elementary and ...
May 29 State Regional Boys' Lacrosse Matchup Being Livestreamed May 29 State Regional Boys' Lacrosse Matchup Being Livestreamed: Tonight's (May 29) Boys' Varsity Lacrosse state regional contest versus Salmon Run will be broadcast live from Potsdam, starting at 7:30 p.m. Please click here to view the livestream! 
BPS Students Give Loretto Residents a Prom to Remember BPS Students Give Loretto Residents a Prom to Remember: We currently find ourselves in the middle of “prom season,” a weekend that holds special memories for a lot of us. However, a couple of caring students from the LaFayette Central School District’s Big Picture School (BPS) recently helped a different group of seniors create some special memories of their own. From an idea conceived by BPS senior Hunter Luteran, the Loretto Senior Prom was born. Hunter has been an intern at Loretto since his sophomore year, and has come to consider many of its residents as “family.” He had the idea to bring all the best parts of prom directly to a group of residents who may not “get out” as often as they would like. No prom would be complete without a few classic staples, and true to form, the Loretto Prom ...
Grimshaw Welcomes Honored Guests for Grandparents' Day Grimshaw Welcomes Honored Guests for Grandparents' Day: Last weekend, the Grimshaw Association of Parents and Staff (GAPS) welcomed the community to the 16th annual Grandparents’ Day! This year’s event was well-attended, seeing almost 400 honored guests walk through the doors of the Grimshaw Elementary School. Grandparents were first treated to a performance by members of the fourth grade chorus, who worked with Mrs. Snyder for weeks as they practiced the songs. Guests then spent time with their hosts in the classrooms, participating in a variety of activities let by teachers and teaching assistants. Mrs. Reppi coordinated an art show exhibition in the gymnasium, offering the hosts a chance to show off some off some of the amazing work they’ve done during the school year. Finally, visitors to grandparents day were ...



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Jeremy Belfield
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