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November 26, 2020
Wishing the LCSD Community a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2020
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November 25, 2020
 
As a reminder, before coming to school each day, Parents/Guardians are responsible for taking their child’s temperature at home and then completing the COVID-19 screening slip. All students must arrive at school with a completed COVID Screener Slip. Please ensure your student has their COVID Slip in hand before leaving the home. Students exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or answers YES to any questions on this form, must stay home. Please call in your student’s absence and contact their Healthcare Provider for guidance. Please keep in touch with your School Nurse regarding all absences including illness, being in close contact with someone with COVID-19, tested positive for COVID-19.  For testing information call NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 NYS COVID-19 testing Please review the new Travel advisory information and adhere to the guidelines.
 
If a student tests positive for COVID, please contact your Principal and School Nurse immediately via phone call during the school day or email after hours. Parents making prompt notification of positive test results have assisted administration in providing timely responses.
 
If an absence is due to COVID-like symptoms and a COVID test is recommended by your Healthcare Provider, then please stay home until the COVID PCR test results are received. In addition, monitor your student for symptoms. Notify your School Nurse with the COVID test result prior to your child returning to school via email or phone call. Keep in mind paperwork must be reviewed prior to boarding the bus and for school entry. 
 
 TO VIEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 QUARANTINE PROCEDURES PLEASE CLICK HERE
 
 
November 24, 2020
 
November 24, 2020
Community Update Nov.
Lakeland Families,
 
Late yesterday our Director of Athletics, Dan Belfi, received notification from the North Salem School District that one of their Field Hockey players had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, contact tracing was necessary for players and officials who were at the Friday, November 20 game. After reviewing the contact information, all players and officials who were considered contacts were notified that they would need to quarantine.
 
Mid-morning today, Dr. Frank Yanoti, acting principal at Vancortlandtville Elementary School, was contacted by the parents of an A cohort student that was identified as COVID positive. The student had last attended school on November 16th, and had remained out of school due to COVID-like symptoms. The student’s physician informed parents today, November 24th that the student tested as COVID positive and they immediately informed the school. Dr. Yanoti worked with his team to provide contact information to the DOH, and to notify students’ families of their requirements for quarantine. Students and staff who were in attendance today were notified and exited the building shortly after they were identified as contacts.
 
Both contact lists have been shared with the Westchester Department of Health. Students and officials should await contact by the department of health for further details.
 
I wish you a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Be well and stay safe.
 
Brendan Lyons, Ed. D.
Superintendent
 
November 23, 2020

Parents and Guardians:

I wanted to provide an update on my communication from November 10th regarding the status of winter sports for the upcoming 2020-2021 LP athletics logo school year. On November 17th, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that the start of high risk winter sports (basketball, wrestling, ice hockey and cheerleading) will be postponed until January 4th, pending approval from state officials. At the time of this correspondence the Governor’s office has not approved the start of high risk sports. We hope that sometime between now and January 4th state officials will provide further guidance concerning the sports of basketball, wrestling, ice hockey and cheerleading. We truly hope we are able to begin these sports on January 4th.

In addition, on November 20th the Section One Executive Committee announced that the start of low-moderate risk sports (bowling, indoor track, boys swimming and gymnastics) will also be postponed until January 4th. The Section One Executive Committee also announced that the start of modified sports will be postponed until January 19thPlease click here to read the official press release from Section One. As a result of this information, all high school winter sports start dates are currently postponed until January 4th. Due to the postponement of low-moderate risk sports to January 4th the district will not be processing any sports cards that were submitted over the past week. In order to remain in compliance with New York State Commissioner’s Regulations all sports cards must be completed within 30 days of the start of a sports season. Therefore, we will need to open a new registration period in the month of December. We will communicate the new sports card registration dates the week on November 30th. Please note anyone that completed a sports card for the sports of bowling, indoor track, boys swimming and gymnastics will need to complete a new card in December.

We truly hope that everyone enjoys the upcoming holiday. We will communicate new sports card registration dates when we return from the break. 

Sincerely,
Daniel J. Belfi
Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics

Rebecca DiSisto-Leslie
Supervisor of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics

 

                                            

 

November 20, 2020

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November 20, 2020

Lakeland Families

Tonight’s update contains important updates related to current conditions in the District as well as answers to questions that we have been community update November, r12020receiving. 


Unfortunately, we were notified of two additional COVID contact cases in the Lakeland Central School District. Three other cases were reported as well, but had been quarantining and were not in contact with other staff or students. 


We were informed that a COVID positive student case had been identified at Lakeland High School who was in contact with staff and students. Contact tracing was completed  and students and staff exited the building as soon as they were identified as contacts.


Based on the total number of cases, as well as the frequency of new positives, the regional case rates, and the overlapping quarantining of staff and students alike, our district physician recommended that we transition LHS to remote learning from Monday, November 23 through December 4. Students and staff who must quarantine due to contact have been notified. 


In addition to the Lakeland High School contact, a Benjamin Franklin Elementary School student was reported as having tested COVID positive. Contact tracing was completed  and students and staff exited the building as soon as they were identified as contacts. The class which included the COVID positive case will be on remote instruction Monday and Tuesday and will return Monday the 30. All other staff and students will return for hybrid instruction on Monday November 23.... Click here to continue reading update letter

November 06, 2020
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