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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 ...
    COVID Vaccine Clinic April 21, 2021 COVID Vaccine Clinic April 21, 2021: April 16, 2021 Dear Families and Staff Members: The LaFayette Central School District is partnering with Onondaga County to offer an on-site vaccination clinic on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at LaFayette CSD Junior & Senior High School. This clinic will also include high school 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 16 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 ...
    COVID Testing - Monday April 19, 2021 COVID Testing - Monday April 19, 2021: April 15, 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 April 19, 2021:
  • Monday 4/19/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:10 AM
  • Monday 4/19/2021- 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 ...
  • Bone Marrow Match Needed Bone Marrow Match Needed: An individual associated with the LaFayette community currently has an immediate need for a bone marrow donation. If you would be interested in seeing if you're a potential match for this need (and/or any potential future needs), please see the information about the "Be The Match" registry, found in this two-page document.  Please click on the image below to view.     Interested in joining the registry and being a potential match? Head over to the Be The Match website to get started, or text " lancers_v_cancer " (without the quotations) to 61474 . You can also scan the QR code contained on the document below.     Thank you for your time and consideration regarding this critically important cause!  ...
    Update on Positive Cases and COVID Vaccine Clinic Update on Positive Cases and COVID Vaccine Clinic: April 8, 2021   Good Evening-  Here are a few important updates:   Update on Positive Cases The district was recently informed of two positive COVID cases in our school:  
  • Two students at the Jr/Sr High recently tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts and individuals recommended for quarantine have been contacted by the district.    We wish these individuals a quick recovery. The district has been in communication with the Onondaga County Health Department regarding these cases. Please continue to monitor your children for symptoms of COVID and be sure to contact your health care provider as soon as symptoms occur.  
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  • COVID Testing - Monday April 5, 2021 COVID Testing - Monday April 5, 2021: March 26, 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 April 5, 2021:
  • Monday 4/5/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:30 AM
  • Monday 4/5/2021- Grimshaw Elementary- 10:00-11:00 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 ...
  • COVID Testing Update - March 22, 2021 COVID Testing Update - March 22, 2021: March 22, 2021   Dear Families and Staff Members:   Here are a few updates.   COVID Testing Clinic Results from Monday 3/22 Today, Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High School, and LaFayette Big Picture School hosted an asymptomatic testing clinic for students and staff members. 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: 36 tested, 0 positive LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and Big Picture School: 36 tested, 0 positive   Total: 72 tested, 0 positive    Next COVID Testing Clinic Mark your ...
    COVID Testing Monday March 22, 2021 COVID Testing Monday March 22, 2021: March 15, 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 March 22, 2021:
  • Monday 3/22/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:30 AM
  • Monday 3/22/2021- Grimshaw Elementary- 10:00-11:00 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 will be tested separately.  You are welcome to register for additional ...
  • Board Petitions Now Available Board Petitions Now Available: On May 18th, LaFayette Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Board of Education.   Candidates may be nominated only by petition and must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions, which are available now, must be filed by 4 p.m. April 19th with the District Clerk, LaFayette Central School District Office, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Contact District Clerk Paula Hibbert at 315-677-9728 or by email phibbert@lafayetteschools.org for a nominating petition.   Comprised of seven school district residents elected by voters, the LaFayette Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district and is responsible ...
    Update on COVID Testing Clinic 3/8/21 Update on COVID Testing Clinic 3/8/21: Monday March 8, 2021 - Update on COVID Testing Clinic   Good Afternoon -    On Monday March 8, 2021, students and staff at Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High, and LaFayette Big Picture School participated in COVID testing. Here are the results:  
  • Grimshaw - 46 COVID Tests - All negative
  • LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture - 30 COVID Tests - All negative   Our student athletes and coaches were tested today. All tests were negative.   Great job Lancers!   Thank you to our students and staff members for participating with today’s COVID testing. Also, thank you to our amazing school nurses for administering ...
  • March 2021 Green Sheet March 2021 Green Sheet: The March 2021 Green Sheet is available. You can view the most recent newsletter by clicking here . 
    COVID Testing - Monday March 8, 2021 COVID Testing - Monday March 8, 2021: March 3, 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 MondayMarch 8, 2021:
  • Monday 3/8/2021 - LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School  8:30-9:30 AM
  • Monday 3/8/2021- Grimshaw Elementary- 10:00-11:00 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 will be tested separately.  You are welcome to register for additional testing ...
  • Upcoming Training Opportunities for Parents Upcoming Training Opportunities for Parents: The following list of upcoming trainings are specifically designed for parents/families/caregivers of preschool children. Please click on the titles of any of these trainings to be taken to their respective registration page.       CPSE - CSE Transition Dates:  3/9/2021 Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University The transition from preschool to kindergarten ...
    No After School or Evening Activities 2/22, COVID Test Results No After School or Evening Activities 2/22, COVID Test Results: Due to inclement weather, there will be no after school or evening activities for Monday February 22, 2021.
    Also, 96 students and staff were tested for COVID today at Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High, and LaFayette Big Picture School. There were no positives. Great job Lancers!
    Stay safe!
    Jeremy Belfield Superintendent of Schools LaFayette Central School District
    Pandemic Plan Available for Public Comment Pandemic Plan Available for Public Comment: The Board of Education of the LaFayette Central School District held a public hearing on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the LaFayette Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium - 3122 US RT 11, LaFayette, NY 13084.  The purpose of the hearing was to receive public comments on the addition of a Pandemic Plan to the LaFayette Central School District Emergency Response Plan.   The plan is available for public comment through March 15th.   An overview of the plan is available: click here   Here is a direct link to the pandemic plan: click here   Written comments may be submitted to:   Board of Education, LaFayette Central School District, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084.   The board will consider ...
    Advocacy for NYS School Aid Advocacy for NYS School Aid: To: LaFayette CSD School Community From: Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent of Schools - jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org 315-529-9550 (cell) Date: February 19, 2021 RE: NYS School Aid Proposal for 2021-2022   Dear LaFayette School Community:   Governor Andrew Cuomo released the NYS School Aid proposal for 2021-2022. While we all recognize the challenges that families, state governments, and businesses are facing, we know that supporting students and families is a key element to helping our community recover from this devastating year.    Please feel free to copy and paste the following message below to the elected officials that represent our school community. We need your help advocating for adequate funding for our students ...
    COVID Testing Clinic Monday 2/22 COVID Testing Clinic Monday 2/22: February 18, 2021 Dear LaFayette CSD Families, LaFayette CSD and OCM BOCES 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 February 22, 2021:
  • Monday 2/22/2021 - Grimshaw Elementary 8:30-10:30AM
  • Monday 2/22/2021- LaFayette Jr/Sr High and Big Picture School - 11:00AM-12:30PM 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 will be tested on Thursday 2/25. You are welcome to register for additional testing ...
  • Change in Face Covering Policy 2/22/21 Change in Face Covering Policy 2/22/21: February 11, 2021   Dear Staff Members and Families:   Effective Monday February 22, 2021, the LaFayette Central School District will require all students and staff to wear a face covering at all times. Mask breaks will be provided in accordance with state guidelines. The purpose for this change is to increase mitigation measures and minimize the number of students and staff placed into quarantine when positive cases occur.    Onondaga County published updated “Quarantine Guidelines for All Onondaga County Schools” on February 6, 2021. The updated guidelines allow for fewer quarantine restrictions when students/staff come into close contact with a COVID positive case so long as school administrators attest that students and staff ...



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    Jeremy Belfield
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    LaFayette, NY 13084
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