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Reopening Plan 2021-2022 School Year

Dear LaFayette Central School District:

 

We are excited to share with you our reopening plan for the 2021-2022 school year. A copy of our reopening plan is available on our website.

 

Please review the reopening plan and contact me if you have any questions or concerns - jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org or 315-529-9550 (cell). 

 

All of our schools will welcome the return of students for five days a week of in person instruction. We are especially excited to welcome back our students at the Onondaga Nation School, which has operated via remote learning since March 2020. 

 

Throughout the pandemic LaFayette has pulled together to meet the needs of our students and school community. When schools were closed by state officials in March 2020, LaFayette quickly shifted gears to remote learning. Our food service and transportation departments worked together to deliver meals and learning materials to students. Our teachers, teaching assistants, school counselors, psychologists, administrators, supervisors, and clerical staff worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our students. 

 

We appreciate the support, trust, and cooperation of our students and families to operate schools safely during the pandemic. I certainly recognize that we have all given up a lot this past year, but as you read our reopening plan hopefully you will see that school activities are looking something closer to normal. 

 

There are a few important safety precautions that we will need to take such as wearing a mask when inside the school building, washing our hands, practicing respiratory etiquette, and staying home when you are sick or have symptoms. The safety precautions outlined in this reopening plan were created by reviewing recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, guidance from the New York State Education Department , guidance from Onondaga County, along with guidance from state and local health officials. The school district also met with the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs, Clanmothers, and Faithkeepers who developed additional precautions to safely reopen the Onondaga Nation School. We are grateful for the support of our community leaders, board of education, administrators and supervisors, school staff, public health officials, and school community during this challenging time.

 

We are hopeful that as conditions improve we will be able to revisit our safety precautions. I truly appreciate all that our students, families, and staff members have done and will continue to do to keep everyone safe and maximize learning during this challenging time. Thank you again for your continued trust and support! We are looking forward to a great school year!

 

Sincerely,

Jeremy Belfield

Superintendent of Schools

LaFayette Central School District

jbelfield@lafayetteschools.org

315-529-9550 (cell)


 
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Jeremy Belfield
Superintendent


5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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