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Change in Outdoor Face Mask Policy from NYSDOH 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 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 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 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 Summer Meal Interest Survey: May 26, 2021   Dear Families:   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 Pfizer COVID Clinic - Onondaga Nation Students 12+ Thu 5/27: May 20, 2021   Nya•wéñha Sgé•noñ' Families:   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 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 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: ...
  • COVID Testing Clinic Results 5/17 and Vaccine Clinic COVID Testing Clinic Results 5/17 and Vaccine Clinic: May 17, 2021   COVID Testing Clinic Updates   Dear Families and Staff Members:   I hope that everyone had a great weekend!   COVID Testing Clinic Results from Monday 5/17/21 Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High School, and LaFayette Big Picture School hosted an asymptomatic testing clinic for students and staff members this morning. Thank you to our awesome school nurses Ms. Brown, Ms. Dumond, and Ms. Gates for conducting the testing and thank you to our partners at Onondaga County for assisting with coordinating the testing clinic. Here are the results:   Grimshaw: 18 tested, 0 positive LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and Big Picture School: 7 tested, 0 positive   Total: 25 tested, 0 positive  ...
    Updates - Testing, Vaccine Clinic, Positive Cases Updates - Testing, Vaccine Clinic, Positive Cases: May 14, 2021 Dear LaFayette CSD Families, LaFayette CSD and OCM BOCES Students and Staff Members: Asymptomatic COVID Testing Clinic Monday 5/17 Our partners at Onondaga County have graciously agreed to host an on-site testing clinic for asymptomatic  students and staff at the following locations on Monday May 17, 2021:
  • Monday 5/17/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:10 AM
  • Monday 5/17/2021- Grimshaw Elementary- 9:30-10:10 AM Our amazing school nurses will be administering the COVID test to our students! Thank you to Ms. Gates, Ms. DuMond and Ms. Brown for their assistance! Students and staff will need to pre-register for an appointment ...
  • LCSD Artists Earn Recognition from CNY Art Guild LCSD Artists Earn Recognition from CNY Art Guild: Two LaFayette Central School District artists received recognition from the CNY Art Guild, through whom they submitted winning entries for the “CNY Art Guild Senior Art Award Show!”  Congratulations to these two artists! Please click here to view the award slideshow, or below to view the individual winning submissions. Timestamps for the slideshow are also listed below: Lindsay Carroll - Second Place for “ Nature’s Guidance ” in the block print medium (0:48) Evelyn Ryan - Colored Pencil Award for “ What Did You Do? ” in the colored pencil medium  (3:50)  
    Update on Positive Cases May 10, 2021 Update on Positive Cases May 10, 2021: Update on Positive Cases   Monday May 10, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members -    The district has been notified of the following positive cases since our last report on Monday May 3, 2021:  
  • Two students at the Onondaga Nation School
  • One student at LaFayette Big Picture School
  • Three students at Grimshaw Elementary School
  • One student at LaFayette Jr/Sr High School All close contacts have been identified and families have been contacted. We wish these students a quick recovery. The district has been in contact with the Onondaga County Health Department ...
  • School Budget Newsletter Available, Budget Hearing, Meet the Candidates School Budget Newsletter Available, Budget Hearing, Meet the Candidates: May 5, 2021   Budget Newsletter Now Available   Budget Hearing and Meet the Candidates Night Thursday May 6, 2021 5:30 PM   Dear Families:   Our 2021-2022 School District Budget Newsletter is available now - click here . LaFayette CSD residents will receive a mailed copy of the budget newsletter soon in your mailbox.   On Thursday May 6, 2021 at 5:30 PM, the board of education will host our annual budget hearing and provide an opportunity for residents to meet the board of education candidates. The budget hearing and meet the candidates session will take place in the LaFayette Big Picture School, Big Picture Commons Room at 5:30 PM. If you are unable to attend the budget hearing in person, you can participate via livestream ...
    COVID Updates 5/3/2021 COVID Updates 5/3/2021: May 3, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members:   I hope that everyone had a great weekend!   COVID Testing Clinic Results from Monday 5/3 Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High School, and LaFayette Big Picture School hosted an asymptomatic testing clinic for students and staff members this morning. Thank you to our awesome school nurses Ms. Brown, Ms. Dumond, and Ms. Gates for conducting the testing and thank you to our partners at Onondaga County for assisting with coordinating the testing clinic. Here are the results:   Grimshaw: 25 tested, 0 positive LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and Big Picture School: 12 tested, 0 positive   Total: 37 tested, 0 positive    Update on Positive Cases ...
    Broadband Survey Seeks to Identify Service Gaps in CNY Broadband Survey Seeks to Identify Service Gaps in CNY: The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board has partnered with Onondaga County and ECC Technologies, LLC to undertake a community survey that will be used to help prepare a plan to improve broadband internet access for communities in Onondaga County and across Central New York. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that reliable access to broadband internet is a vital resource for any community in the 21st Century. From education, health care, jobs, and agriculture, our future relies on reliable access to internet.   Please click here to be taken to Onondaga County's survey, or visit the 
    COVID Testing - Monday May 3, 2021 COVID Testing - Monday May 3, 2021: April 29, 2021 Dear LaFayette CSD Families, LaFayette CSD and OCM BOCES Students and Staff Members: Our partners at Onondaga County have graciously agreed to host an on-site testing clinic for asymptomatic  students and staff at the following locations on Monday May 3, 2021:
  • Monday 5/3/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:05 AM
  • Monday 5/3/2021- Grimshaw Elementary- 9:30-10:10 AM Our amazing school nurses will be administering the COVID test to our students! Thank you to Ms. Gates, Ms. DuMond and Ms. Brown for their assistance! Student athletes and coaches for “high-risk” sports will be tested separately.  You are welcome ...
  • Spring Sports Are Here! Spring Sports Are Here!: Athletics Update - Spring Sports   April 27, 2021   Dear Families:   Spring is finally here! We are excited to announce the return of spring sports at LaFayette CSD. Practices started last week and we have our first competitions starting this week.    Due to the pandemic, there are a number of safety precautions that our student athletes, coaches, game personnel and spectators will need to follow:  
  • Wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, staying home when you are sick
  • Spectators are limited to no more than two per student athlete. Tickets will be given to each student athlete to distribute to the two lucky guests.   ...
  • No School Fri 5/28/21 and Update on COVID Cases No School Fri 5/28/21 and Update on COVID Cases: Friday April 23, 2021   Good Afternoon,   Here are some important updates:   Friday May 28, 2021- No School There will be no school on Friday May 28, 2021 as part of our snow day give back day which is outlined in our approved instructional calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.    All schools will be closed on Friday May 28, 2021.    Also, there will be no school on Monday May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.   Update on COVID Cases Since our last update on April 8, 2021, the district was informed of the following COVID cases in our schools:  
  • Two students at Grimshaw Elementary tested positive for COVID 19. All close contacts ...
  • Symptomatic COVID Testing Through Onondaga County Symptomatic COVID Testing Through Onondaga County: Symptomatic COVID Testing Location Change   April 19, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members -    Onondaga County has closed the symptomatic testing clinic site at the CNY Regional Market.    Symptomatic testing is still available.   Symptomatic/Exposure Testing (Including for K-12 Schools) Testing is available through Upstate Medical University ( https://www.upstate.edu/coronavirus/testing/schedule.php ) and the Syracuse Community Health Center ( https://www.schcny.com/?page_id=1497 ) for Onondaga County residents who are symptomatic or have had direct exposure to a positive case. NYSDOH provides the following toolkit so that students and families can determine if they are able to attend school: ...
    4/19 COVID Testing Results and 4/21 Vaccine Clinic Reminder 4/19 COVID Testing Results and 4/21 Vaccine Clinic Reminder: April 19, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members:   I hope that everyone had a great weekend!   COVID Testing Clinic Results from Monday 4/19 Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High School, and LaFayette Big Picture School hosted an asymptomatic testing clinic for students and staff members this morning. Thank you to our awesome school nurses Ms. Brown, Ms. Dumond, and Ms. Gates for conducting the testing and thank you to our partners at Onondaga County for assisting with coordinating the testing clinic. Here are the results:   Grimshaw: 22 tested, 0 positive LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and Big Picture School: 12 tested, 0 positive   Total: 34 tested, 0 positive    Save the Date ...



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