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 and an introduction to safety procedures: Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
On Wednesday September 9th, we will welcome the following grade levels back for in person instruction and an introduction to safety procedures: PK, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Please be sure to make appropriate daycare arrangements on days when your child is not attending school.
Our digital learners should spend Tuesday and Wednesday making sure that they have their electronic device and have connected with their teachers to obtain schedules for learning activities.
All of our students in all grade levels will begin regular attendance for both in person and digital instruction starting on Thursday September 10th.
In order to keep everyone safe, we will be asking families to complete a brief symptom survey every morning before school. Families will receive the following survey via email and text message each morning at 6:00 AM:
Please be sure to fill out the symptom survey to let us know how you are feeling today. The survey is available via the following link: https://forms.gle/T8zvdCK3Jz68jfvF7
Please fill out the survey before arriving at school. We will also be taking student temperatures at school and making sure that you are healthy enough to attend school. Please do not come to school if you have symptoms, have travelled to a COVID hotspot, should quarantine because of recent travel, or have recently been exposed to someone who was diagnosed with COVID. If students develop symptoms during the school day, we will be contacting parents to pick up students who are ill.
A copy of the symptom screening survey will appear under the Quick Links section of our website.
The New York State Department of Health made changes to screening procedures for schools on August 26th. Based on these updated requirements, if you are experiencing symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID recently, or travelled to a COVID hotspot, you will not be allowed to return to school unless you have a negative COVID test and clearance from either a doctor or the Onondaga County Health Department. Thanks in advance for your help in keeping everyone healthy and safe.
Don’t forget to take your temperature in the morning, complete the health screening, wear your mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing when possible.
We are looking forward to a great school year together. Thank you for your continued support, kindness and patience as we adapt and adjust to our new ways of learning together.
Superintendent of Schools
LaFayette Central School District