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Big Picture School student hosting free soccer clinic: : As part of his Big Picture School coursework, LaFayette Central School District student Joshua Jewitt is offering a free soccer clinic for the district’s second through sixth-grade students. The JJ Soccer Clinic will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 and 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Stafford Park, which is located behind the True Value hardware store in LaFayette.  The two-day clinic will focus on fundamental soccer skills and feature tips from SUNY Morrisville men’s soccer coach Kyle Graves. Registration is available online and 5:15-5:45 p.m. Friday, May 19. Participants can purchase a t-shirt (optional) for $12; the clinic is free.   Clinic Agenda Friday, May 19 (6-7:30 p.m.) 5:30 - 6 p.m.  - ... more >>
Dear Parents and Guardians: : Dear Parents and Guardians:   The safety, health, and social/emotional well-being of students are top priorities within LaFayette Central School District. For this reason, the district feels it is imperative to make parents and guardians aware of the controversial and trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.   The show, which is based on a fictional novel for young adults, tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who takes her own life.  In the series, the girl leaves behind audio recordings for thirteen people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. It is raising concerns from suicide prevention experts because it glamorizes the idea of suicide and could lead to an increase in copycat behavior and self-harm among vulnerable students. ... more >>
Important Message from Superintendent Lavine: : This morning, Monday, May 8, a Jr./Sr. High School student reported being approached and asked questions by a suspicious looking-male as our student approached our bus stop.  The student reported the event to school officials who then contacted the student's parents, the Onondaga County Sheriff's department and the New York State Police. Our School Security Officer found the individual down the road and collaborated with the State Police in getting the individual picked up removed from the area.  We don't anticipate the person returning to our school community.  If there is a recurring concern, I will be back in touch with you.  Thank you.  more >>
35 Week Progress Reports: : The 35 week period will end on Friday, May 12, 2017 and will be mailed home on Friday, May 18, 2017.  more >>
Facilities project meeting scheduled for May 4: : LaFayette Central School District community members are invited to learn more about the district’s proposed facilities project 5:30 p.m. May 4 at Big Picture School . The $5,432,950 project focuses on capital improvements and safety and security upgrades at LaFayette Junior/Senior High School, Grimshaw Elementary School and the District Office/Bus Garage/Maintenance building. The district plans to pay for the project through a combination of State Aid funding and expiring debt. It will have no new impact on taxpayers. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on the proposal during the May 16 school budget vote. More information about the proposal is available here and more information about the 2017-18 school budget is available here. ... more >>
Parade of Baskets: : more >>
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 reminder.com.   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 >>



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Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent

5955 Route 20 West
LaFayette, NY 13084
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