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August 13, 2018
The Lakeland Central School District's 2018-2019 Calendar of Events is available online.  The calendar will be mailed to Lakeland parents and guardians. You can call the Public Information Office Monday through Friday to request a calendar and be placed on the mailing list (914-245-1700).
The Board of Education will hold its regular business meeting on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak. The meeting is open to the public and there are two opportunities for public.
It is clear from our feedback that everyone understands the requirement to change our time schedules for the coming year. The questions the Lakeland community has to this change revolves around why we chose to start the high school earlier rather than adding time on the end of the day.

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Driving to school and parking in the student lot is a senior privilege and is considered to be an extra-curricular activity that is governed by the same standards for academic eligibility and discipline. Parking may be revoked or suspended as a result of disciplinary action or failure to maintain a satisfactory attendance record.

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Due to recent inclement weather, the completion of the Walter Panas turf has been further postponed. We hope to be able to open it on Thursday, August 16. All student-athletes going out for boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey and football please make note of the following changes to the locations for Tuesday (August 14) and Wednesday (August 15):

  • Field Hockey - Tuesday (8/14) and Wednesday (8/15); 7:30 AM-9:00 AM at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
  • Girls Soccer - Tuesday (8/14) and Wednesday (8/15); 7:00 AM-9:00 AM at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School
  • Boys Soccer - Tuesday (8/14) and Wednesday (8/15); 6:00-8:15 PM at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School
  • Football - All times remain the same; Location will be on upper grass field at Walter Panas High School

All sessions will continue to be communicated by your coaches as well. Thank you all in advance and we apologize for these changes.

As you may have heard, following regulations from New York State Education Department that were finalized on July 19th, we determined our school schedules needed adjustment in order to meet the state requirements for instructional hours over the course of the upcoming year. Not doing so would result in the loss of State Aid which is critical to staffing, programs and the responsibility to our taxpayers.  (complete article)

The Lakeland Central School District will be offering Regents review sessions at Walter Panas High School in preparation for the August Regents exams. Link to the schedule. There is no charge for the review sessions, but please call the WPHS Guidance Office at (914)-739-2823 before August 10th to register your student. Review session with low enrollments may be cancelled – any cancellations will be communicated before Monday, August 13th.

New York State law (law effective July 1, 2018) requires a physical examination for students entering Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 5, 7,9, and 11, and all students transferring into the Lakeland Central School District. These examinations must be completed on the approved NYS Student Health Examination Form for School.  The form is due in the Health Office 30 days from the date of school entry.  (complete article)