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January 15, 2021
Happy New Year! Just a few reminders as we end the Holiday pause and resume our Hybrid schedule on Tuesday January 19, 2021. 
The schedule for the upcoming week is as follows:
  • Monday, January 18 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Schools are Closed
  • Tuesday, January 19 will be a Cohort A schedule and a Cycle D day for specials.
  • Wednesday, January 20 will be a Cohort B day and a Cycle E day for specials. (Given that we have a 4 day week, there will not be a flex day this week.)
  • Thursday, January 21 will be a Cohort A schedule and a a Cycle A day for specials.
  • Friday, January 22 will be a Cohort B schedule and a Cycle B day for specials.
  • Please remember for those students attending school the COVID Screener form needs to be completed by a Parent/Guardian prior to school and presented by the student to staff upon arrival. Click here for COVID Screener form
  • Please remember to fully charge your chromebook before coming to school. 
  • Lastly, please be sure you call the school nurse should your child or family member have an illness, symptoms or have been tested for COVID. 

January Calendar
January 15, 2021
In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., schools are closed on January 18, 2021.

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January 15, 2021

 January 2021  Newsletter from your School Nurse   (Versión en español)

Happy New Year! To keep our Lakeland Community healthy continue to avoid large gatherings, maintain social distancing, hand washing, and Message from nursemask wearing. 

As a reminder, please continue to contact your Principal and School Nurse immediately via phone call during the school day or email after hours if a student tests positive for COVID-19. Parents making prompt notification of positive test results have assisted the Administration in providing timely responses. 

Please do not forget to send your child to school with their daily COVID-19 Screener slip which includes a temperature check at home.  Screening slips  Students exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or answering YES to any question on this form, must stay home. Please call in your student’s absence and contact their Health Care Provider for guidance. Keep in touch with your School Nurse regarding all absences including illness, being in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or testing positive for COVID-19. 

 For testing information call NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 NYS COVID-19 testing  .... 

January 15, 2021
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January 15, 2021

Lakeland Families,

CommunityUpdate1-15-21Good evening. We have received notification of the following seven (7) positive cases. Due to the timing of when the individuals were last in school, contact tracing was not necessary.  

Lincoln-Titus Elementary 1

Copper Beech Middle School  1

Lakeland High School 3

Walter Panas High School 2

We are excited to have our students back for hybrid learning on Tuesday, January 19! As you are planning to send your child back to school, please be reminded to send them with an extra mask and to be sure to fill out the screening form in the morning. 

Be well, stay safe, and have a great weekend.

Brendan Lyons, Ed. D.

January 12, 2021
January 11, 2021
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January 11, 2021

Lakeland Families,

Good evening. We have received notification of the following 19 positive cases since Friday evening. Due to the timing of when the individualsJan 11 Community Update were last in school, contact tracing was not necessary.  

Benjamin Franklin Elementary 7

Copper Beech Middle School  2

George Washington Elementary 2

Lakeland High School  2

Van Cortlandtville Elementary  4

Walter Panas High School  2

We were pleased and grateful to hear that New York State is accelerating vaccinations for individuals in Group 1B, which includes our faculty and staff. Although this is great news, vaccinations will extend over the next several months due to availability and the requirement for two doses.  

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Day

Please be reminded that this coming Wednesday, January 13, will be a modified schedule to support Professional Learning Community (PLC) work once a month (PLC dates below). Synchronous (live) student times will be limited to the morning as indicated in the schedule below. Teachers will check in with their classes and attendance will be taken for all students.

PLC Dates Remaining 

February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 2

(In the event of a Weather-related Emergency Day and all buildings are closed, the PLC day will be moved to the next Wednesday we are in session.)

Synchronous (live) check-in times for January 13


Pre-K 9:00- 10:00 & 12:30-1:30

Elementary- 8:00-9:00 

Middle School- 8:50-10:28 

Period 1:       8:50 - 9:00

Period 2:       9:01 - 9:11

Period 3:       9:12 - 9:22

Period 4:       9:23 - 9:33

Period 5:       9:34 - 9:44

Period 6:       9:45 - 9:55

Period 7:      9:56 - 10:06

Period 8:     10:07 -10:17

Period 9:     10:18 -10:28

High School- 7:20-8:40

Period 1:  7:20 - 7:30

Period 2:  7:31 - 7:40

Period 3:  7:41 - 7:50

Period 4:  7:51 - 8:00

Period 5:  8:01 - 8:10

Period 6:  8:11 - 8:20

Period 7:  8:21 - 8:30

Period 8:  8:31 - 8:40

Be well and stay safe.

Brendan Lyons, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

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