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HS Remote Instruction, Test/Case Updates 1/13/21

HS Switching to Remote Instruction, COVID Testing Clinic Results, Update on Positive Cases - January 13, 2021


Good Afternoon - 

  • LaFayette Jr/Sr High School will switch to remote instruction effective tomorrow, Thursday January 14th through Friday January 22nd due to a number of staff and students who have been placed in mandatory quarantine. We look forward to seeing our LaFayette Jr/Sr High School students and staff back in the building on Monday January 25, 2021.

    • High School students and staff should login at the start of the school day and follow the school schedule while learning from home. 

  • At this point, Grimshaw Elementary School and LaFayette Big Picture School will continue to offer in person instruction. 

  • The Onondaga Nation School will continue to educate students through digital instruction. 


Career and Technical Education Students

LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and Big Picture students who attend BOCES Career and Technical Education programs can continue to attend BOCES CTE Programs located at Thompson Road. For CTE students requiring transportation, please contact the Transportation Department at (315) 677-9700 so that transportation arrangements can be made.


OCM BOCES LaFayette Transitions Program

Students who attend the LaFayette Transitions BOCES programs located at LaFayette High School can continue to attend in person instruction at LaFayette High School. 


Important Information for Jr/Sr High Staff Members

Jr./Sr. High School staff members may choose to work from their classroom or from home. Jr./Sr. High staff members wishing to teach from their classroom should notify their building principal prior to reporting to the building.


Meals Available for Students

Families can arrange for meal delivery by contacting our Food Service Director, Rob Kennedy, via email Please provide Mr. Kennedy with the names of any students in the home receiving meals along with your address. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kennedy at 315-956-0371. All students in our district are eligible for free meals for the rest of the school year.

COVID Testing Clinic Results and Updates on Positive Cases

Thank you to our students and staff for participating in our asymptomatic COVID testing clinic today. Here are the results:

  • 65 individuals were tested at LaFayette Jr/Sr High School

  • 84 individuals were tested at Grimshaw Elementary


Only one asymptomatic individual at the high school tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts have been notified and left school as soon as they were notified.


The district was also notified that a student at Grimshaw Elementary recently tested positive for COVID 19 but has not been in attendance recently. There were no close contacts at Grimshaw Elementary identified as a result of this case. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Jeremy Belfield

Superintendent of Schools

LaFayette Central School District

315-529-9550 (cell)

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