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 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 19th. Please 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.
Daniel J. Belfi
Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics
Supervisor of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics
Tonight’s update contains important updates related to current conditions in the District as well as answers to questions that we have been receiving.
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
100% Remote learning students can continue pre-ordering meals for pick up at https://forms.gle/oBcT7ogU5aTpycav9. Meal distribution will be on Mondays 12-2:45 pm for two days’ worth of meals and Wednesdays 12-2:45 pm for the remainder of the week.
Hybrid Students can pre-order meals for pick up at https://forms.gle/5ct5VLAT79NSUTHb6. Meal distribution will take place on Wednesdays 12-2:45 pm for the days they are home.
When arriving at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School to pick up meals, go to the right of the building near the 8th grade wing. Please remember to have a space cleared in your trunk and wear a mask when interacting with our staff.
If you have questions or require assistance please contact the Food Service Department at (914)603-9055.
REMOTE MEAL PICK UP NOVEMBER CALENDAR
11/2 (Monday) – 100% Remote ONLY
11/4 (Wednesday) – ALL Students
11/9 (Monday) – ALL Students
11/16 (Monday) – 100% Remote ONLY
11/18 (Wednesday) – All Students
11/23 (Monday) – All Students
11/30 (Monday) – 100% Remote ONLY
Don’t forget to pre-order on the district website. Thank You.