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September 29, 2020
The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education will hold a work session on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 7:30 pm, at the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School auditorium.
September 24, 2020

I wanted to provide an update to my communication from 9/10/20 regarding the status of high school Girls Swimming and modified fall sports for the 2020-21 school year.

I regret to inform you that on Wednesday, September 23rd, the Executive Committee of Section One, Inc., of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the decision to postpone high school Girls Swimming to Fall Season II, beginning on March 1, 2021. Driving the decision to move the Girls Swimming & Diving season to Fall Season II was the uncertainty surrounding the availability of pool facilities throughout the region.

In addition, the Section One Executive Committee accepted and approved the Athletic Council’s recommendation to cancel the Fall Season I modified sports season. This impacts the modified sports of soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country for our school district.  

On a positive note, it was an absolute pleasure to see students back in school this week, and we are very much looking forward to starting our high school Fall Sports Season I next week!

To read the official press release from last evening, please click here.

Community Update
September 23, 2020
We are excited to welcome many of our students back to school in the hybrid learning model! As a reminder, tomorrow, September 24, students in Cohort A will physically attend school. All other students, including Cohort B, Cohort A (remote), and Cohort B (remote), will virtually join the classroom. The A/B calendar for the school year can be found at this link http://www.lakelandschools.org/calendars/hybrid_learning_model_calendar.php
 
Health Updates
The District, in consultation with our District Physician, has developed protocols that promote the health and safety of students and staff. Please review the following information regarding COVID-19 and the steps we will follow while students are in school. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include fever (fever is 100.0 F or above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. We understand that these symptoms are very common complaints for school-age children. However, under the current circumstances, we must respond to any and all potential COVID-19 symptoms. (read more)
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September 21, 2020

"Vaishali is one of the most ambitious, dominant, and well-rounded students in the history of Walter Panas HS," said Principal Joseph Spero in announcing her selection. "She is an athlete, musician, and academic who has taken our most challenging courses while also serving her community and representing peers with pride and excellence," he added. (read more)

National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2020

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of the Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. To learn more about the month, click here.

August 25, 2020
The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. offers an online searchable database and Child Care Referral Service at https://www.childcarewestchester.org/services/parents/find-care.  Search the database 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find child care centers, family and group family child care homes, school-age programs, and some nursery schools in Westchester County.