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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).      
The LCSD Virtual Art Show is Live! The LCSD Virtual Art Show is Live!: The Lafayette Central School District's Visual Art Program presents the 2019-20 Virtual Art Show, featuring artwork created by our PK-12 artists! We are so proud of the work they have done in the classroom and during distance learning! We hope you enjoy the show. Please click here (or on the image below) to be taken to the Virtual Art Show!
Proposed Budget 2020-2021 Newsletter Proposed Budget 2020-2021 Newsletter: Dear LaFayette School District Community: The 2020-2021 School District Budget Newsletter will be arriving in LaFayette homes soon. You can read the budget newsletter by clicking here . The budget vote and board election will be taking place via absentee ballot. Each household with eligible voters will receive an absentee ballot via mail. Please return the absentee ballots to the district office, 5955 US RT 20, LaFayette, New York 13084 no later than 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020. Households with more than one registered voter may request additional ballots by contacting Paula Hibbert, District Clerk, at 315-677-9728 or emailing phibbert@lafayetteschools.org Additional information regarding the school district budget may be obtained by visiting the School Budget website or by contacting ...
Board of Education Election Update May 7 2020 Board of Education Election Update May 7 2020: Budget Vote and Board of Education Election June 9, 2020 Update May 7 2020   Dear LaFayette Central School District Community:   On Friday May 1st, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order establishing the date and procedures for school district budget votes and board of education elections. Previously, Governor Cuomo had delayed school district votes, originally scheduled for May 19th, until after June 1st. The most recent executive order established the date for the budget vote and board of election for Tuesday June 9th.    Both the budget vote and board of education election will be conducted via absentee ballot. Candidates interested in running for the board of education must file a petition with the District Clerk by Monday ...
Learning from Home Update May 1 2020 Learning from Home Update May 1 2020: Learning from Home - Update May 1, 2020   Dear LaFayette School Community -    Governor Cuomo announced today that all schools in New York State will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year - click here . LaFayette CSD will continue to provide continued learning opportunities for students for the remainder of the academic year.  Thank you to our students, staff, and parents for working together during this challenging time.    Here is a link to a brief recap video recapping Distance Learning and other important announcements for May 1, 2020 - click here   Here is a link to the Google Slides presentation - click here   Great News! All kids under 18 years of age are now eligible to ...
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021: Calling All Pre-K and K Families!   Dear Families:   Even though schools are currently closed due to the coronavirus, we are still welcoming any new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registrations for students for the 2020-2021 school year.   Registration documents are posted on our school district website under “ Central Registration ”. Families can print off registration forms and return documents via regular mail to: Paula Hibbert, Central Registrar, LaFayette Central School District, 5955 US RT 20, LaFayette, New York 13084. If you would prefer to pick up registration paperwork at the district office, please call ahead of time, 315-677-9728, or email phibbert@lafayetteschools.org to make an appointment. District office visitors ...
Learning from Home Recap for April 13-17, 2020 Learning from Home Recap for April 13-17, 2020: Learning from Home - Recap April 13-17, 2020   Dear LaFayette School Community -    Governor Cuomo extended the NYS On Pause through May 15th. This means that school campuses will remain closed through at least May 15th and the earliest that students will return to school is Monday May 18th (stay tuned as this date may change).   Thank you to our students, staff, and parents for working together during this challenging time. Students - we are sending home materials or asking students to participate in distance learning.    Here is a link to a brief recap video recapping Distance Learning and other important announcements for April 13-17, 2020 - click here   Here is a link to the Google Slides presentation ...
Flags at Half-Staff While NYS on Pause Flags at Half-Staff While NYS on Pause: April 15, 2020 Flags lowered to half-staff:  Immediately Flags returned to full staff:  After New York PAUSE is completed       AMID ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST IN HONOR OF THOSE WE HAVE LOST TO COVID-19    Flags Will Remain Lowered While New York is on PAUSE     Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of those we have lost to COVID-19. The flags will remain lowered while New York is on pause.
Honoring the Class of 2020 Honoring the Class of 2020: April 15, 2020   Dear LaFayette School Community:   The district was approached by a group of thoughtful community members who would like to honor the class of 2020 in a special way with yard signs for students in our senior class. Please see the message below from the LaFayette Sports Boosters:   Since the school year is one for the history books and we are unsure of the unknown future, we wanted to provide a little something to honor the Class of 2020. We will be selling lawn signs to show our love and support.   Each sign is 18X24 and comes with a wire stake. They are double sided and a sample sign can be found via this link . Signs cost $10.   All Seniors will be receiving one for their house and ...
April 2020 Green Sheet April 2020 Green Sheet: The April 2020 Green Sheet has arrived! - click here
2020 Census 2020 Census: The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home should have received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—between March 12-20. According to the U.S. Census Bureau: The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in ...



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Jeremy Belfield
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5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
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