Superintendent's Updates

Updates and Information from Dr. Brendan Lyons, Superintendent

  • Community Update September 16 (Spanish version) - Since the opening of school, we have collectively been working hard to create the necessary conditions for a transition to the hybrid model. We are excited to announce that schools will open in the hybrid model on Thursday, September 24. This is a change from the previously announced date of October 13.
  • Community Update September 11 (Spanish version) - Today marks the 19th anniversary of the horrific attacks on our nation that impacted and continues to impact so many in our local community and nation. Please join me in reflecting on the 2,977 lives lost that day and keeping them and their families in our thoughts. We shall never forget...
  • Community Update August 27 (Spanish version) - September 8 rapidly approaches, I want to update you on Lakeland CSD’s Reopening Plan. As you know, we were looking to open using a hybrid learning model. However, in the last few weeks, we have received numerous requests for leaves of absences for medical and other personal reasons such as childcare from all of our schools and departments. Coupled with the expected absences due to sickness as well as required absences due to mandatory, daily employee health screening for COVID-19 symptoms, it has become apparent that we will not be able to open our schools with the proper staffing and supervision required to maintain health, safety, and a productive learning environment...
  • August 17 at 6:30 pm: Community Information Session https://youtu.be/51JYq0TPzwA
  • August 20 at 6:30 pm: Community Information Session https://youtu.be/0waVWFxrCkc
  • August 21 at 6:30 pm: Community Information Session https://youtu.be/b6fCrGa2NM0 and Health and Safety responses by District Medical Officer https://youtu.be/-r0Wyl2jJ6
  • Community Update August 21 (Spanish version) - We want to provide you with several important updates to the Reopening plan. After careful consideration and discussions with our staff and families, we have made changes to the Special Education and English as a New Language (ENL) sections...
  • Community Update August 14 (Spanish version) - Due to the complexities of preparing for the opening of school, the district has decided to move back the opening day to Tuesday, September 8 for students. Also, the March 5 and May 27, 2021 Superintendent's Conference Days are now days of instruction...
  • Community Update August 12 (Spanish version) - After reviewing all of the feedback since the posting of our District Reopening Plan, I want to provide you with some very important updates and additional information...
  • District Lakeland CSD Family Reopening Survey Responses
  • Community Update August 7 (Spanish version) - I hope you are doing well in the aftermath of the storm that impacted our region so severely. Also, thank you for your ongoing feedback via email after the posting of the District Reentry Plan. Your questions and comments helped guide the design of our parent survey. The survey went out Wednesday (August 4) evening. If you have not done so, please take the time between now and Monday, August 10, at midnight to complete it...
  • District Reopening Plan August 3, 2020 - The purpose of this document is to provide an initial framework for families and staff to plan for the fall. The plan is based on federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidance, as well as several weeks of discussion and work by the District Reentry Team (DRT), and subject-specific task forces.
  • Community Update July 24, 2020 (Spanish version) - As of today, the Governor has indicated that schools in regions that are in Phase 4 will reopen in September...
  • Community Update July 13, 2020 - The District is well into plans for September’s potential reopening...
  • Community Update July 6, 2020 - We are using the Thoughtexchange tool to capture a broad range of perspectives and to gain a better understanding of what is important to those in our school communities and throughout our region about reentry...
  • Thoughexchange Results - The exchange captured a broad range of perspectives to gain an understanding of what is important to those in our school communities and throughout our region about reentry.