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Onondaga Nation School - Remote Instruction through 1/29/2021 Onondaga Nation School - Remote Instruction through 1/29/2021: October 16, 2020   Dear LaFayette Central School District Community:   Yesterday, district representatives met with the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs, Clanmothers, and Faithkeepers. The Council has decided that the Onondaga Nation School will remain closed for in person instruction through the second marking period (January 29, 2021). All students and staff at ONS will continue to participate in virtual instruction.   The Council is very concerned about the continued impact COVID-19 is having on surrounding communities. The LaFayette Central School District will respect the wishes of the governing body for the Onondaga Nation and the Onondaga Nation School will remain closed for in person instruction through the second marking period.    ...
2020 Capital Project Information 2020 Capital Project Information: The LaFayette Central School District is pleased to present its 2020 Capital Project plan to the community.   The projected cost for the project totals $8.6 million, but is expected to have no local tax impact. Keeping student/staff health and safety in mind, and with an eye toward innovation, the scope of the project has three primary goals:  Improving air quality to create healthier learning environments Upgrade facility infrastructure to ensure safety, health and security Educational program enhancements Below, you can see the scope of what is planned for the respective schools:  Grimshaw Elementary School:  Repairing pavement to fields  Structural repairs to kitchen flooring ...
COVID Guidance from NYS Department of Health COVID Guidance from NYS Department of Health: The New York State Department of Health has released guidance for parents, students, and staff for schools hosting students in grades K-12.   The guide offers a comprehensive decision-making flowcharts with: Screening guidance for school-aged children (page 2)  Screening guidance for parents of children who are demonstrating COVID-like symptoms (page 3) Screening guidance for school staff members and employees (page 4)  Screening guidance for school staff members who are demonstrating COVID-like symptoms (page 5)  Information about contact tracing coordination (page 9) To view the full PDF, please click here , or on the image below.    
Update on Athletics Update on Athletics: September 21, 2020   Update on Athletics    Dear Students in Grades 7-12 and Families:   Mr. Kelly and I put together a video update for our student athletes and parents (approx 10 minutes):   Here is a link to the video - click here Here is a link to the slides - click here Here is a link to the safety precaution sign off form - click here   Mr. Kelly will meet with the coaches tomorrow and practices will start on Wednesday.   We are excited to offer a safe return to student athletics. Please be sure to watch the video and review the safety precaution sign off form. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to Mr. Kelly at 315-677-3131 or jkelly@lafayetteschools.org ...
All Things Google All Things Google: All Things Google! Greetings LaFayette Families from the Office of Instruction and Pupil Services! Jason Clark, NYS Model Schools Coordinator, and his team from the Central New York Regional Information Center created a Google Site that hosts a series of short videos that walk users through how to use tools within the Google environment. You can access the generic version of the site branded with the CNYRIC e-learning logo by clicking here . 
COVID 19 Testing Available for Students and Staff COVID 19 Testing Available for Students and Staff: September 18, 2020   Dear LaFayette School Community:   Yesterday Onondaga County announced that COVID 19 testing will be available for students and staff members who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID 19 starting on Monday September 21, 2020.   Testing will be available Monday through Friday at NBT Bank Stadium starting September 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The hours for testing may be expanded by the county at a later date based on the needs of the community.    Testing will be conducted via a saliva sample from symptomatic students and staff members with results typically available within 24-36 hours. Results will be shared with testing participants via a secure online portal. Information on how to obtain ...
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year: September 7, 2020   Dear Students and Families:   Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are pleased to welcome our students and their families back to school.    Our staff members have worked hard to prepare our school buildings, school grounds, classrooms, cafeterias, and electronic devices for the start of a new school year. Please be sure to thank our instructional staff members, counselors, school psychologists, therapists, school principals/administrators, clerical staff, bus drivers, mechanics, cleaning staff, maintenance workers, food service staff and other school staff members for all of their hard work and preparation.   On Tuesday September 8th, we will welcome the following grade levels back for in person instruction ...
Immunization Reminder Immunization Reminder: Dear Families:   All students entering or attending school in NYS, including distance learning, must be immunized.   Please share the following documents ( click here ) with your child’s health care provider (MD, NP, PA) so they can provide the immunizations your child needs. The age at which vaccines (shots) are given must match the NYSDOH Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance Chart .   Tdap requirements in the 2020-2021 school year are: Students entering 6th grade will need a Tdap no earlier than 10 years of age and no later than 11 years of age. Students in grades 7- 12 doses will need a Tdap no earlier than 7 years of age.   Meningococcal requirements in the 2020-2021 ...
Update on Onondaga Nation School August 28, 2020 Update on Onondaga Nation School August 28, 2020: August 28, 2020   Dear LaFayette Central School District Community:   Yesterday, district representatives met with the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs, Clanmothers, and Faithkeepers. The Council has decided that the Onondaga Nation School will remain closed for the first ten weeks of school and that all students and staff will participate in virtual instruction.   The Council is very concerned about the impact COVID-19 could have on the Onondaga Nation community. The LaFayette Central School District will respect the wishes of the governing body for the Onondaga Nation and the Onondaga Nation School will remain closed for in person instruction for the first ten weeks of school.    Staff members at ONS will be allowed to work ...
Update on School Reopening August 14 2020 Update on School Reopening August 14 2020: Update on LaFayette CSD Reopening Plans- Thursday August 14, 2020 Dear LaFayette CSD Families: On Friday August 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that schools in New York State can return to in-person instruction starting in September. LaFayette Central School District is pleased to be able to offer the following options for families to consider: A return to in person learning, five days a week, for all students in grades pre kindergarten through twelfth grade with safety precautions (symptom screening, mask wearing, social distancing) . Digital learning for students who are not able to return to school.  We appreciate the 600 responses that we have received so far, designating the learning option (in person or digital learning) ...
School Reopening Plan School Reopening Plan: Dear LaFayette Central School District Community: Thank you to our Reopen LaFayette CSD Task Force, our administrative team, staff members, parents, and board members who contributed to our draft reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year . A copy of the plan has been posted on our website and is available via the following link: https://www.lafayetteschools.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=2111 Please be sure to review this draft plan. Once you have read our reopening plan, please complete a survey for each student in your home indicating your preference for instruction this fall by Thursday August 6th. The link to the survey follows: https://forms.gle/K3jKLdsdCF2Z75eu8 In accordance with the Governor’s directive, the district has created a draft of three ...
2020 Graduation Photos 2020 Graduation Photos: Click this link for photos
Class of 2020 Donates Senior Trip Funds to Worthy Cause Class of 2020 Donates Senior Trip Funds to Worthy Cause: Like so many other things affected by COVID-19, the LaFayette Central School District’s Class of 2020 saw its senior trip go up in smoke, as the pandemic forced society’s hand and greatly limited travel and large gatherings in order to maintain safety.
Instead of moping about their misfortune, the Class of 2020 saw an opportunity to produce some good out of its situation. Sitting on a tidy sum of money that had been earmarked for the senior trip, the graduating class (led by its class officers, pictured here) put their heads together and tried to come up with some institutions who might be able to use that money to great effect.
They settled on one of the best, making a $1,300 donation to the Upstate Golisano Children’s ...
Budget and Board of Education Election Results Budget and Board of Education Election Results: June 16, 2020 - For Immediate Release   LaFayette voters approve $20.3 million budget, elect board members   On June 16th, LaFayette Central School District voters approved the district’s $20.3 million 2020-2021 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved purchasing new vehicles. Voters approved:   An $20,324,251 budget for the 2020-2021 school year that increases spending 3.87 percent and carries a 2.96 percent tax levy increase: 454 yes, 125 no; Purchasing new student transportation vehicles, one maintenance vehicle and one mail/food service delivery vehicles at a total cost not to exceed $458,495:     418 yes, 162 no; Establish a new ten-year capital reserve ...
Live Stream of Ballot Count Live Stream of Ballot Count: Dear Community Members: Our budget vote and election team will begin counting ballots for the budget vote and board election after 5:00 PM.  Members of the public are welcome to watch a live stream of the ballot count by clicking here:  https://meet.google.com/dug-fqtd-euv Thank you to all of our voters who took the time to return ballots to the district. The results will also be shared via a press release after ratification by the board of education.  
LaFayette Scholar Athletes Recognized LaFayette Scholar Athletes Recognized: Congratulations go out to LaFayette's NYSPHSAA Section III Scholar Athletes, Jack Caughey and Marissa Evans! Jack and Marissa earned this distinction by being ranked in top 10 academically in their class, while participating in multiple sports throughout the year. Jack was a member of the cross country, basketball and track teams, while Marissa was a member of the cross country, basketball and lacrosse teams. Amazing job by you both!
Updates for the Community June 9, 2020 Updates for the Community June 9, 2020: June 9, 2020   Dear LaFayette Central School District:   We are heading into the home stretch and I am sure our students are counting down the days until summer vacation. I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with the following important updates:   Deadline for School District Budget Ballots Extended Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order extending the deadline for the annual school district budget vote and board of election ballots. Ballots can be dropped off at the district office until 5:00 PM on June 9th. After June 9th, ballots can be returned via mail; however, the ballot must be received by Tuesday June 16th.   The district will begin counting ballots after 5:00 PM on Tuesday ...
Grimshaw to Take Part in Summer Reading Challenge Grimshaw to Take Part in Summer Reading Challenge: This summer, Grimshaw Elementary will be participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!
Beyond encouraging students to keep their reading skills sharp over the summer months, the challenge comes with additional incentives as well. Reaching certain milestones (measured in "minutes read" by students) can yield ice cream prizes and even the chance to pie a teacher in the face!
For information on which "kinds" of reading count and how to complete your student's reading log, check out our Summer Reading Website by clicking here, or on the image below!  
 
Updates for the Community May 29, 2020 Updates for the Community May 29, 2020: May 29, 2020   Dear LaFayette School Community:   I continue to be impressed and amazed at the work of our students, families, educators, and school staff members during this challenging time. Each of our schools have found creative and innovative ways to stay connected, continue learning despite school closures, meet the nutritional needs of our students, and find ways to have fun together. Certainly, there have been challenges on many fronts; however, our school community has adapted and adjusted along the way. As we look forward to our final month of the 2019-2020 school year, I want to share some important updates:   End of Academic School Year- Change to School Calendar At the May 28th Board of Education Meeting, ...
LaFayette High School to Host COVID-19 Testing on May 27 LaFayette High School to Host COVID-19 Testing on May 27: The LaFayette Central School District is partnering with Onondaga County to host local COVID-19 testing at the LaFayette High School on Wednesday, May 27, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please see the attached flyer for website and registration information. Both English and Spanish can be found below (please click to enlarge).      



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Jeremy Belfield
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