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Sophia Powless Signs Letter of Intent: :   On Wednesday April 12th Sophia Powless signed her letter of intent to play Volleyball at Adelphi! Congratulations Sophia! more >>
April 2017 Green Sheet Newsletter: : The April Green Sheet has arrived! Please click Here to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page.  more >>
2017 Rock Fest Slideshow: : Click here for the Rock Fest Slideshow more >>
LaFayette’s rock festival fundraiser set for March 31: : A festival that showcases students’ talents and raises money for an annual scholarship is returning to LaFayette Central School District this year. Founded in 2005, the LaFayette Rock Festival is set to take the LaFayette Junior/Senior High School stage 6 p.m. Friday, March 31. The event will feature performances by local musicians as well as other activities, including a “celebrity red carpet,” refreshments, raffles, concert shirt sales, and more. This year’s festival lineup features a mix of talented “garage bands” from various school districts, including LaFayette, Liverpool, and Marcellus. This year’s theme is “The Year of the Drummer.” The event, which is open to public, is designed to honor the memory of Matt ... more >>
LaFayette CSD residents to vote on $5.4M capital project: : In May, LaFayette Central School District residents will have the opportunity to vote on a capital project that addresses improvements and safety and security upgrades at three of the district’s facilities. The proposed project focuses on LaFayette Junior/Senior High School, Grimshaw Elementary School, and the district office/bus garage/maintenance building. Its scope is based on an extensive evaluation recently performed by the district’s architects and engineers. New York state requires all public school districts to complete the evaluation, called a building condition survey (BCS), every five years. The district plans to pay for the $5,432,950 project through a combination of State Aid funding and expiring debt. It will have no new impact on taxpayers. ... more >>
Important Notice from Superintendent Lavine: : Due to the high number of snow days that we have had, the district has decided to cancel what would have been the Superintendent's Conference Day tomorrow and instead to bring students in for a full day of instruction. Tomorrow, Friday, March 17, will be a full day of instruction for students. This includes Pre-K students.  more >>
March 2017 Green Sheet Newsletter: : The March Green Sheet has arrived! Please click Here to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page.   more >>
Shrek the Musical: : Our junior and senior high school students have been working extremely hard to put together an entertaining night for the LaFayette Community.  Shrek the Musical  premieres tonight, Friday, March 3rd at 7pm in the newly renovated high school auditorium. There is a second showing Saturday, March 4th at 7pm. Come out to see the show and support the LaFayette Players! more >>
free and reduced school meal program: : Enrollment ongoing for free and reduced school meal program LaFayette Central School District accepts applications for free and reduced-price school meals throughout the school year.  Under the National School Lunch Program, all LaFayette CSD students in households receiving benefits from SNAP, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or TANF can get free meals regardless of family income. Students could also qualify for free meals if their household's gross income in within the Federal Incomve Eligibility Guidelines' free limits (see chart below). To apply for the free and reduced-price program, parents/guardians should submit a Direct Certification letter received from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or return a completed ... more >>
District Mission and Vision Statement Meeting: : Dear LaFayette Community, Tonight's District Mission and Vision Statement Meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, March 22nd from 6-7:30 pm in the JrSr Library.  more >>
LaFayette CSD Board of Education appoints next superintendent: : LaFayette CSD Board of Education appoints next superintendent The LaFayette Central School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Mr. Jeremy Belfield as its next Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Belfield is the Assistant Superintendent for Management Services in the Mexico School District. He has served as a fifth-grade teacher and mathematics AIS teacher, Director of Personnel, and Director of Pupil Services.  Mr. Belfield's interview, exemplary teaching and administrative experience, excellent recommendations and the respect of his colleagues and community impressed board members and inspired their confidence. Mr. Belfield will succeed Superintendent Laura Lavine who is retiring on June 30. ... more >>
Neighboring school districts partner to educate community on drug abuse: : Neighboring school districts partner to educate community on drug abuse   A forum designed to educate community members about the dangers of substance abuse will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the auditorium of LaFayette Junior/Senior High School.   Organized by members of the school-based Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Education Program (ADAPEP) who are counselors in the LaFayette, Tully, Onondaga, and Fabius Pompey school districts, the Community Forum on Drugs will feature a panel discussion focusing on emerging substance abuse trends such as the growing abuse of opioids including heroin and narcotic pain medications, and how they are affecting students locally.   Guest speakers will include local law enforcement members, a clinical ... more >>
LaFayette CSD launches communications survey: : In the last couple of years, the district has taken several steps to improve communication with the community.  We increased our use of SchoolMessenger to include texting and email. We also updated our website, created an app, started a process to involve various community stakeholders in the development of our school budget, started writing stories in the newsletter about our students' and staff's accomplishments, and provided access to a subscription to "Parent Today."   There are also building-level communications initiatives such as the use of   It is time to see what you think of our work to improve communication so we are launching an online Communications Survey. The questionnaire was developed as a way to measure what ... more >>
LaFayette CSD artists excel in regional art competition: : Twenty-six LaFayette Junior/Senior High School students recently won a total of 38 awards in the 2017 Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. The event, which this year received 5,413 art submissions from hundreds of student-artists in grades 7-12 in the 13-county Central New York region, has been celebrating the work of students for more than 70 years. Individual pieces and portfolios were awarded Gold Key (highest honor), Silver Key and Honorable Mention.  Four LaFayette students received Gold Keys, nine students won a total of 13 Silver Keys, and 18 students received a total of 20 Honorable Mention awards. Gold Key recipients were recognized during a January 12 awards ceremony at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena. Their award-winning ... more >>
Big Picture School students help transform jeans, milk jugs into shoes: : Big Picture School students are repurposing everyday items to help save lives. For the past three months, the LaFayette Central School District students, as part of a Service Learning Project, have been transforming gently-used denim material and plastic jugs into shoe uppers - the portion of the shoe that covers that foot - for children living in Uganda. Students are working on the project with SoleHope , a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer healthier lives and freedom from foot-related diseases for people living in Africa. SoleHope provides the shoe patterns and assembles the shoes. Students donate the denim, plastic and time it takes to cut the uppers. “I thought it was a very worthwhile service learning project and my students have completely ... more >>
Thank you, LaFayette CSD Community: : Members of LaFayette CSD's varsity baseball team would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who supported the team's recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Thanks to your overwhelming support, the team met its fundraising goal, which will help offset costs to attend spring training in South Carolina this April. The student-athletes are thrilled they will be able to join many local teams in getting a jump-start on practices and training sessions! THANK YOU! more >>
February 2017 Green Sheet Newsletter: : The February Green Sheet has arrived! Please click Here to read all the exciting things we have going on in the District, or click on the "Green Sheet" logo on the District home page.  more >>
Board of education approves Cold War veterans’ tax exemption: : During its January 26 meeting, the LaFayette Central School District Board of Education approved a property tax exemption for district residents who are Cold War veterans. Authorized by Governor Andrew Cuomo in August, the tax exemption is offered to veterans who served in active duty (excluding active duty training) in the United States Armed Forces between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991, and were discharged or released under honorable conditions. The exemption will take effect for the 2017-18 school tax year and will remain in effect for subsequent school tax years. It applies only to residential property (or the residential portion of a property) that is the primary residence of the Cold War veteran, or the surviving spouse of the Cold War veteran (who has not ... more >>
LaFayette science teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators: : LaFayette Junior/Senior High School science teacher David Amidon was recently commended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality for his contributions to environmental education. During a recent ceremony held at the White House in Washington, D.C., Mr. Amidon was awarded the Presidential Innovators Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) , which recognizes K-12 educators who integrate environmental learning into their classrooms using hands-on, experiential approaches and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Mr. Amidon was one of 18 educators selected to receive the national award. “These winners are exemplary leaders who are committed to strong environmental conservation ... more >>

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LaFayette Central School District
Laura Lavine, Superintendent

5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
Phone: 315-677-9728
315-677-3372 FAX

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