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October 23, 2020

2020-2021 WALTER PANAS HS Fall Semester JUNIOR Lottery Opened Now

The Junior Lottery for FALL parking is now OPEN and will end on Friday, October 30th at 2:00pm.  ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS will be considered and accepted into the lottery.  On Monday, November 2nd, names will be drawn for the available parking spaces.  Parking spaces are valid for the FIRST SEMESTER ONLY through January 31st.  

Questions regarding parking should be directed to Mrs. Sherwood.

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October 19, 2020
High School Hybrid Student Bell Schedule
Period One 7:20 am - 8:05 am
Period Two 8:08 am - 8:53 am
Period Three 8:56 am - 9:41 am
Period Four 9:44 am - 10:29 am
Period Five 10:32 am - 11:17 am
Period Six 11:20 am - 12:05 pm
Period Seven 12:08 pm - 12:53 pm
Period Eight 12:56 pm - 1:41 pm
Virtual Extra Help 1:46 pm - 2:20 pm 
October 05, 2020
The Walter Panas Class of 2022 is selling the "Panas Strong" shirts again - back by popular demand!  The store will be open until until October 12th, so get yours today at the link below.
October 01, 2020
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. Students, members of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, at Walter Panas High School created these presentations to show respect and celebrate the Hispanic heritage in United State culture. Please click on the link below and enjoy.
October 01, 2020
Attention all students. Due to our circumstances, the late arrival/early dismissal privilege has been extended to all students in grades 9-12 this year.  If you have not already done so, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Main Office.  When completing the form be sure to circle the cycle days on the bottom that pertain to your request.  Late Arrival application  - Early Leave application
September 21, 2020
With the return to the hybrid schedule beginning on Thursday, we would like to clarify the student schedule. Originally, our plan was to modify the student schedule for hybrid, in-person instruction. However, after additional consideration, that switch is no longer necessary. Instead, students will follow the A-F cycle as they normally would, whether they are present for hybrid or learning remotely. Also, students on hybrid are expected to log on for live, synchronous instruction on each of the 3 days they are not in the building. Please review the calendar below for the remainder of September and October.  
Cohort A, which includes students with last names A-L, will now be identified as GREEN (LHS) or BLUE (WPHS). Cohort B, which includes students with last names beginning M-Z, will be identified in both schools as GOLD. Again, each cohort will alternate days in the building, with both cohorts remaining home on Wednesday FLEX days for remote instruction. On FLEX days, students will follow their regular schedule and check in with their teachers for live, synchronous instruction. Any student taking a lab science course should follow their teacher’s direction regarding guidelines and expectations for live, synchronous instruction on FLEX days. 
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July 28, 2020
WPHS Parents, If you are not receiving our eblasts, please call WPHS, 914-603-9202, and let us know your current email address so that you will receive future correspondence. 
Thank you. Joe Spero, Principal
October 23, 2020

Lakeland Families,

As the holidays and seasonal breaks quickly approach and families seek to gather together to celebrate, please keep in mind the evolving NYS official travel restrictions by state. 

If you and your family travel within one of the designated states, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days from the last travel within such designated state. The travel advisory requirements do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel. Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or lay-overs for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.

As a follow up to my letter earlier this week, building principals are required to report any positive cases they are made aware of on the publicly accessible New York State Department of Health website daily. Please be aware that if a positive case involving one of our students or staff is reported and they did not have contact with any Lakeland CSD student or staff member, we will not be notifying the community as it does not involve the closure of school or contact tracing. This is in alignment with DOH guidelines.

In August, if you chose the 100% Remote Learning option for your child via our online form, we required a minimum 10-week commitment, which ends November 6. If you would like to have your child continue to learn remotely, there is no need to do anything. If you would like to switch to the hybrid learning option after November 6, please contact your child’s principal as soon as possible. 

The District is exploring the possibility of increasing the number of in-person learning days for Kindergarten students to four, while still maintaining social distancing requirements in our classrooms. Our Director of Facilities and building principals are working through the logistical issues and we will have a final determination by no later than November 5. One variable that is crucial to being able to successfully implement this increase of students who are physically present is that students who are currently participating in the remote model remain in that model. With that in mind, our elementary principals will be reaching out to Kindergarten families individually to discuss their choice of learning models moving forward. 

Be well and stay safe.
Brendan Lyons, Ed. D.

October 22, 2020
As the fall and winter celebrations begin, the CDC and DOH are offering considerations to help protect individuals and families, friends, and communities from COVID-19.  To learn more go to
CDC - Holiday Celebrations
DOH - A Healthy and Safe Halloween
October 16, 2020
The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education will hold a work session on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 7:30 PM, at the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School auditorium.