Updates for Families and Staff March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022
Dear Families and Staff Members:
Here are some important updates:
No School Monday March 21, 2022 for Students
This is a friendly reminder that there is no school for students on Monday March 21, 2022 due to a professional development day.
Good News from Our Schools
LaFayette Jr/Sr High School
Our National Honor Society Students had the chance to volunteer at Sleep in Heavenly Peace - https://www.shpbeds.org/chapter/ny-syracuse
Congratulations to Ms. Karyn Meaney, Physical Education Teacher at Grimshaw Elementary who was recently recognized as Ms. Karyn Meaney as the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Central North Zone Elementary Teacher of the Year. Karyn has gone above and beyond in her role as a PLC Facilitator for our Physical Education, Health and FACS teachers. Karyn puts the fun in physical education for our elementary students and we are grateful to have her as part of our team. Here is a video of Ms. Meaney and Mr. LaRose teaching our students how to play volleyball - click here.
LaFayette Big Picture School
Big Picture students made 17 bottles of maple syrup by Wednesday of this week. BP 401 student Kyler Potak has been working hard, along with his fellow BP students, to gather sap and share this experience with students both locally and abroad. BP recently developed a connection with the University of Melbourne in Australia and Kyler was able to share his project work with our new international partners.
Onondaga Nation School
ONS parents and students - be on the look out for “Good News Postcards” that will be sent to students to recognize our students for coming to school, working hard, and doing the right thing. Thank you to Ms. Harris, Science Teacher at ONS for this idea. Also, thank you to Ms. Capella, Art Teacher at ONS, who designed and created the postcards for staff to send to students and families.
Thankfully, COVID cases continue to see a decline in our school community. It was a quiet week for COVID cases, which we are grateful for. Unfortunately, it looks like cases in the surrounding areas might be increasing. Please be sure to monitor your symptoms, stay home when you are sick, and seek COVID testing when you have symptoms.
We have rapid test kits available for students or staff upon request. Contact the main office of your child’s school to request rapid test kits. Our amazing nurses continue to conduct COVID surveillance testing on Tuesdays. You can sign up for surveillance testing or testing for students who have symptoms by contacting your child’s school nurse and creating a profile at - https://app.clarifi-covid-19.com/
Last week, our amazing school nurses conducted 43 COVID tests with zero positives. You can view the number of reported COVID cases for each school by visiting - https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/searchResults
I hope that everyone is enjoying this rainy day. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Superintendent of Schools