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May 31, 2022

Please mark your calendars and note these very important dates regarding the Athletic Placement Process (APP). Again, this is for individuals looking to be approved to tryout/play on a high school FALL team. Please click here for further information.
If your son/daughter is interested in trying out for a fall high school sport a parent/guardian must contact Mr. Hourahan to obtain the APP application/permission form. 
Fall Sports
May 15, 2022
May 11, 2022

May 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope this correspondence finds you well. The final stretch of the academic year is upon us. I can’t believe it is May and we are speeding towards summer. This season is a very busy time for us here at the Beech. Please read over this communique carefully, as it details various end-of-the-year events, the final exam schedule, and reminders regarding the safety and security of our students. 


Student Expectations & Home/School Partnership


As we head into warmer weather, “spring fever” can set in. Students need to be reminded that we are entering a busy time of year, where many fun, culminating events will take place, but much work still needs to be done. Students are to attend school daily, complete all homework and classwork, and prepare for final exams/NYS Regents. 
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March 25, 2022
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March 24, 2022
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March 23, 2022
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August 19, 2022
All district residents are invited to our public forum to gain insight into the benefits of the Capital Project and engage in a question and answer session.

Thursday, September 8 at Lakeland H.S., 6:30 PM

The proposed Capital Project is tax neutral and will balance exciting educational enhancements with current infrastructure needs to provide all Lakeland students with the comfortable, innovative learning environments they deserve.

Questions? Email
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August 18, 2022
2022 BOE Special Meeting
August 17, 2022
Important Update Regarding School Meals
Please click here to read the Important Update Regarding School Meals Letter
Haga clic aquí para leer la Actualización importante sobre la carta de comidas escolares
August 12, 2022
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Dear Lakeland Families,

I hope you all have been enjoying summer and finding time to recharge and connect with friends and family. Summer is a busy time throughout the district as we prepare for the upcoming school year and I’m looking forward to welcoming students back to school in just a few weeks. We will also be welcoming some new faces and offering opportunities to the administrative team while we wish some farewell, as they take next steps.

After almost two decades as principal of Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, Ms. Jacqueline Woodruff will be retiring. We wish her all the best and thank her for her many years of dedicated service to the students of Van Cort. I am pleased to share that Dr. Shannon O'Grady, who has served as the Assistant Principal at Lincoln-Titus Elementary School for the last year, will be the Interim Principal of Van Cortlandtville for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Mr. Alfonse Davino will rejoin the team at Lakeland High School as Assistant Principal. We thank him for his continued service to the District. I am pleased to share that Mr. Christopher Urso will assume the role of Interim Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the upcoming school year. Mr. Urso has served as Assistant Principal of Thomas Jefferson since 2018, previously serving as an Elementary Teacher and Instructional Coach at Lincoln-Titus Elementary School since 2002.

Mr. Joseph Sayegh and Mr. Michael Bollati are joining the administration team as the new sixth and seventh grade Assistant Principals at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. We also thank Mr. Scott Staub for his service as the Interim Sixth-Grade Assistant Principal.

We  have two new positions to the District Office, Mr. Christian Mercurio in the role of Safety and Security Administrator and Dr. Carol Verrino as the District’s Instructional STEAM Coach. These positions are key in fulfilling the evolving needs of our school community. Mr. Mercurio will work on safety across the District and Dr. Verrino will work with educators across the district to incorporate STEAM initiatives with the goal of supporting students to develop the 21st century skills they need to be successful in the future.


We are beginning a search for new Assistant Principals for Lincoln-Titus and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools. We are also in the process of hiring an Assistant Principal for Walter Panas High School. For each position, we will work diligently to secure the best possible candidates to support our students and staff. 


Each new school year brings with it a feeling of renewal. It’s certainly a magical time of year, with a kind of energy that cannot be matched. Our faculty, administrators, and staff are so excited to welcome our students back to school and looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.


I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer!



Dr. Karen Gagliardi
Superintendent of Schools


August 08, 2022
Summer Learning Resources
August 05, 2022
Attention LCBMS Athletes
 Will You be Ready for Fall Sports Tryouts?
 Sports Cards are Now Open!  Click here for more information!
Fall Sports 2022
July 12, 2022
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July 12, 2022
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Capital Project Information
Please visit the Capital Project webpage to review the information presented at the Public Forum on July 12, 2022.
July 11, 2022
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At the annual reorganization meeting on July 7, the Lakeland Board of Education unanimously re-elected Adam E. Kaufman as President and elected Denise Kness as Vice President.

The district clerk administered the oath of office to newly elected board trustee, Dr. Michael Marchese, Adam Kaufman, for his second term, and Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, for her first full, three-year term. 

Mr. Kaufman has served on the board since 2019. This will be his second year as Board President. He shared his appreciation to his fellow board members for their confidence and support in his role as Board of Education President. Mr. Kaufman also expressed that he is “brewing with anticipation and excitement for the future of the district.”

Mrs. Kness, a long-standing Lakeland volunteer, has served on the board since 2014 and has previously assumed the role of both President and Vice President during her tenure. She thanked both Mr. Daly and Mr. Kaufman for their leadership and service. Mrs. Kness also shared her optimism about moving forward and excitement to work with the current leadership team, stating that the team has “a lot of vision and strong understanding of what our students need.”

July 08, 2022
food service update

We are pleased to announce that due to the extension of Nationwide USDA waivers we will be providing daily a nutritious breakfast/snack to all students participating in Summer Programs free of charge. In addition to the morning meal served at school, all students will have the opportunity to take a Grab & Go lunch with them as they leave for the day to enjoy at home.

In order to continue this excellent service, we ask that you remind your students that lunches are to be eaten at home and not in school or on the bus. Parents/Guardians of students with allergies should always check Grab & Go meals to ensure allergens are not present.
June 29, 2022

Good Evening,

We wanted to reach out and provide some important updates for the upcoming week:

I.  Reports Cards are now available through Lakeland's Home Access Center, or by clicking the following link:

II.  Below are links for support in navigating Home Access Center:

Home Access Center Overview and Support Information

How to Setup Email Alerts in Home Access Center

III.  As a reminder, Picture Day for our fully remote students will take place tomorrow,

November 18th.

•  Students can check in at the front desk any time between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

•  Only students will be permitted in the building. Parents/Guardians may wait for the students at the front desk.

•  If you choose to have your child's picture taken on 11/18, class period absences will be excused. Please email your child's teacher prior to the missed class period.

•  Pictures do not need to be ordered before or even on Picture Day. They can be ordered afterwards. The most important thing is to get a picture taken.

•  Below is the website and LCBMS code for ordering:


Prepay code: 8B2T7Z3S

•  If you have any questions, please reach out to Mark Henkels at or Jason Cohen at .

•  6th Remote Learners can also pick up materials for the second quarter beginning tomorrow, 11/18 through Tuesday, 11/24 from 8:30 am-4:15 pm each day. If your child is coming in to have their photos taken tomorrow, they will be given their materials upon arrival. Otherwise, you may stop in at any other time through Tuesday. 7th and 8th grade pickup will be done on a future date.

IV.   Annually, the Lakeland Central School District conducts an Emergency Management Early Dismissal Drill to provide practice to staff and students in case of an emergency. This year Lakeland has scheduled the drill for Tuesday, November 24th. Students will be dismissed 15 minutes early allowing the building to practice their evacuation procedures

V.  Tech Support

•  LCBMS has created a "Technology Help" page which is updated on an ongoing basis to assist students families navigate technological obstacles throughout the year. The page includes a password reset form, frequently asked questions, as well as multiple links to support the navigation of Google classroom. The “Technology Help” link is as follows:

Have a great evening!
Frank Ruolo

Dear 8th-Grade Families, 

We are entering the time of year when students will participate in selecting their courses for the 2021-2022 school year.

In advance of course selection, teachers submitted their course recommendations for placements that are aimed at being the best fit for students’ success.  Questions about course recommendations should first be directed to the teacher to best understand their rationale. 
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