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Two Hour Delay  Tuesday January 18, 2022 Two Hour Delay Tuesday January 18, 2022: Two Hour Delay Tuesday January 18, 2022   Good Morning, Today is Tuesday January 18, 2022. All schools will be delayed two hours.    There will be no morning (AM) pre-kindergarten classes for Grimshaw Elementary students. There will be no morning BOCES classes for high school students.   Thank you and have a safe day.   Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central School District jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org 315-677-9728 (office) 315-529-9550 (cell)  
Two Hour Delay Tuesday January 11, 2022 Two Hour Delay Tuesday January 11, 2022: Tuesday January 11, 2022   Good Morning, Due to the extremely cold temperatures and wind chill, all schools will be delayed two hours.    This delay will include all schools. There will be no morning (AM) pre-kindergarten classes for Grimshaw Elementary students. There will be no morning BOCES classes for high school students.   Thank you and have a safe day.   Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central School District jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org 315-677-9728 (office) 315-529-9550 (cell)  
January Green Sheet Now Available January Green Sheet Now Available: The January 2022 Green Sheet is now available - click here
2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners Announced 2022 Scholastic Art Award Winners Announced: Recently, the Scholastic Art Awards named their 2022 award recipients for Central New York. This year's recipients were chosen from among more than 3,900 individual entries submitted for our region, and the LaFayette Central School District saw  21 students received awards, totaling 30 winning submissions! (Please use the arrows to navigate between submissions, or hit"ctrl+shift+f" on your keyboard to view the presentation in fullscreen) Their award-winning work will be on display in the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College campus from Jan. 12 - March 5 . Opening night of the show will feature a special virtual awards ceremony to honor all recipients. Please join the district and the Art Department in congratulating ...
Updates for Families January 4, 2022 Updates for Families January 4, 2022: Updates for Families and Staff Members January 4, 2022   Dear Families and Staff Members -    Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful break over the holidays and had the chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. 2022 promises to be a great year now that the Buffalo Bills are in the playoffs- Go Bills!   The Belfield family welcomed a new pet Guinea pig during the holidays. I am pleased to introduce everyone to Gannon the Guinea pig. The Belfield twins had a variety of requests for a new pet - llama, goat, cat, etc. We compromised with a Guinea pig who is in desperate need of a good hair stylist.  Update on COVID Cases During the holiday break, we experienced another uptick in cases. As cases ...
Onondaga Nation School Switch to Remote Instruction 1/4/22 Onondaga Nation School Switch to Remote Instruction 1/4/22: January 3, 2022   Dear Families and Staff Members:   The Onondaga Nation School will be closed for student instruction tomorrow, Tuesday January 4, 2022, for a staff development day. ONS staff members should report to the building and prepare student learning materials and assist with device distribution. Teachers should communicate directly with parents and students on how to connect for remote learning which will begin on Wednesday January 5, 2022. Principal Gonyea and classroom teachers will communicate directly with families regarding device and learning material pick up which will occur Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to our ONS students and staff for their flexibility.   The Onondaga Nation School will switch to remote instruction starting Wednesday, January ...
COVID Test Kit Distribution January 2022 COVID Test Kit Distribution January 2022: COVID Rapid Test Kit Distribution January 2022   Dear Families,   This week Governor Kathy Hochul announced the statewide goal of providing students an opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 as school resumes after holiday break.  There is no requirement that families test their children, but the Governor is encouraging the testing of students in order to keep students and school communities as safe as possible. We received word that test kits were delivered this afternoon to our local BOCES and the district will pick them up tomorrow morning.   Test kits will be available for parents to pick up at the following locations and times:  
  • Saturday January 1, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM High School ...
  • Coming Soon - COVID At Home Rapid Tests for Students Coming Soon - COVID At Home Rapid Tests for Students: COVID Rapid Test Distribution December 30, 2021   Dear Families, This week Governor Kathy Hochul announced a statewide goal of providing students the opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 as school resumes after holiday break.  There is no requirement that families test their children, but the Governor is encouraging the testing of students in order to keep students and school communities as safe as possible.   The Governor stated that they will be sending test kits for distribution to our schools and local BOCES.   While it is unclear exactly when the test kits will be delivered by New York State, we are working on plans to use our school buildings as distribution sites.  If you would like a kit, please watch for additional information ...
    Updates December 20, 2021 Updates December 20, 2021: Updates for Families December 20, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members -    We are in the home stretch for 2021! What a year it has been!   Thank you for working together throughout this year to provide for a safe return for the majority of our students at all of our schools. We are excited to have our students and staff back together again.   We do have a few updates to share with you:   Capital Project Approved by New York State Office of Facilities Planning The Capital Project approved by LaFayette voters on December 10, 2020 has been approved by the New York State Education Department Office of Facilities Planning effective December 17, 2021 and is available for contractors to bid. Bids are requested ...
    Capital Project Available for Bid Capital Project Available for Bid: 2021 Capital Project Available for Bidders The Capital Project approved by LaFayette voters on December 10, 2020 has been approved by the New York State Education Department Office of Facilities Planning effective December 17, 2021 and is available for contractors to bid. Bids are requested for the following Prime Contracts: General Construction and Site Work Electrical Work Mechanical Work Plumbing Work Sealed Bids will be received until 3:30 pm, local time on January 27, 2022 at the LaFayette District Office, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Grimshaw Elementary Cafeteria, 5957 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Bid packages must be clearly marked with the contract being bid. For additional information, ...
    Updates December 16, 2021 Updates December 16, 2021:   December 16, 2021   Dear LaFayette School Community:   I have a few updates for our students, staff members and families. While 2021 has been loaded with lots of bad news, I wanted to start with good news first to help shine a light on the great work by our students. It was an awesome experience to have our students back on stage and our families in the auditorium for our December concerts. Congratulations to our student performers and our instructors on these outstanding concerts.  A video of the performances is available on the school or district Facebook page.     Our students and families continue to show their generosity to those in need. Recently, the National Junior Honor Society supported the Toys for Tots ...
    December 2021 Green Sheet December 2021 Green Sheet: The December 2021 Green Sheet is now available - click here
    All Practices and Scrimmages Cancelled Saturday 11/27/21 All Practices and Scrimmages Cancelled Saturday 11/27/21: 11/26/2021 Good Afternoon -  Due to forecasted weather conditions, all practices and scrimmages scheduled for Saturday November 27, 2021 have been cancelled. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Sincerely, Jeremy Belfield LaFayette CSD jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org 315-529-9550 (cell)
    Two Hour Delay Tuesday November 23 , 2021 Two Hour Delay Tuesday November 23 , 2021: November 23, 2021 Good Morning, Due to the current road conditions, LaFayette Central School District will operate on a two hour delay for Tuesday November 23, 2021.  There will be no AM Pre-K classes at Grimshaw Elementary and no AM BOCES CTE classes for high school students. Please be safe on the roads today and take extra time when traveling. Have a safe day. Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central School District
    November 2021 Green Sheet November 2021 Green Sheet: The November 2021 Green Sheet is now available! Click Here
    COVID Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11 COVID Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11: COVID Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11 and Updates for Families November 4, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members -    COVID Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11 - Fri 11/19 GS Cafeteria 8:15-11:15 AM   We are pleased to partner with Wegmans Pharmacy to offer a COVID Vaccine Clinic on Friday November 19th from 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM at Grimshaw Elementary in the cafeteria for students ages 5-11. Yesterday, the CDC announced that the Pfizer vaccine was given emergency use authorization for this age group. Parents will need to present when their child is being vaccinated. We are still working on the logistics and waiting for the registration link to be finalized by Wegmans. I will also be reaching out to our district mental health team and area hospitals to have ...
    Oct. 21 - COVID Updates and Vaccine Interest Survey Oct. 21 - COVID Updates and Vaccine Interest Survey: October 21, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members:   Here are a few updates:   COVID Vaccine Survey for Children Ages 5-11 Dr. Gupta, Onondaga County Health Commissioner, has shared that the Pfizer vaccine may soon be approved for children ages 5-11 years. To ensure an effective and efficient pediatric vaccination roll-out, the Onondaga County Health Department would like to gather information from parents with children in this age group.    Below, please find a survey link to assess the likely demand for vaccinations among those aged 5-11 years, as well as preference for where and when vaccinations will be available.    We are asking parents of children ages 5-11 to respond to this survey. ...
    Incident - LaFayette Jr/Sr High School - October 2021 Incident - LaFayette Jr/Sr High School - October 2021: October 15, 2021   Dear Staff Members and Families:   The district was made aware of a student situation that occurred yesterday at the LaFayette Jr/Sr High School. One student impulsively cut the hair of a Native American student . The student who cut the hair of this student was not aware of the cultural significance that hair has for Native American students and deeply regrets the actions that occurred. When our administration was made aware of the situation, administrators responded, investigated, and communicated with the families of both students. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss any disciplinary action taken.    District administration met this morning with the victim’s family, clan mother, and ...
    October 2021 Green Sheet October 2021 Green Sheet: The October 2021 Green Sheet is now available! Click here
    Updates October 3,  2021 Updates October 3, 2021: October 3, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members -    Thank you for a great first month of school!   I created a quick video update for our school community - click here Here is a link to the slides - 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. Here is the case totals as of 10/1/2021 (14 more cases since the last update on 9/17):   School Student Cases Staff ...



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