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May 20, 2022

Monday, May 23 is a C day.  Grades 4&5 Chorus/Band/Orchestra Concert at VCES at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24 is a D day.   
Wednesday, May 25 is an E day.  
Thursday, May 26 is an A day.  Fun and Fitness Day
Friday, May 27 - Superintendent's Conference Day - No Students
Monday, May 30 -  Memorial Day - Schools Closed  
Tuesday, May 31 is a B day.   
Wednesday, June 1 is a C day.  
Thursday, June 2 is a D day.  Aspire Bubbles and Pizza Night from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Friday, June 3 is an E day.  Walter Panas Senior Walk at VCES.

May 16, 2022
May 02, 2022
Explore different literary genres by joining our "Genre of the Month" club.  Joining the club is easy.  All you have to do is read a book from the month's featured genre and drop off a quick response in the bucket outside room 119. Our genre for the month of May is Realistic Fiction.
Click here for more information on the Genre of the Month Club and the worksheet.

Happy Reading :) 
May 02, 2022
February 18, 2022
May 19, 2022
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May 18, 2022
Lakeland Salutes May 19 22

Daniella Ferreira: New York State School Nurse Association Award for Excellence in Nursing

Daniela Ferrera

We are very proud to share that Daniella Ferreira is a recipient of the New York State Association of School Nurses Award for Excellence in Nursing. This honor recognizes the efforts of our nursing supervisor throughout this school year and her career. In her nomination form, it was noted by her colleagues that she should be praised for her administrative and clinical skills, and commitment to the profession. Daniella has been with Lakeland Central School District since 2012 and has seamlessly transitioned into the role of nursing supervisor in the midst of the pandemic. Her leadership during this school year has ensured a consistent pandemic response across the district and she has been a reliable, informed, and caring resource for our staff and students. Congratulations Daniella on this well-deserved honor. 

Destination Imagination 2022

Destination Imagination 2022: The District’s Destination Imagination teams were awarded at the New York State Tournament and next week we’ll send four teams to the Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri! Destination Imagination is a worldwide educational problem-solving program for students that fosters creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Ten Lakeland teams participated in the New York State Tournament at SUNY Broome in Binghamton and were awarded in the Fine Arts, Engineering, Technical, Scientific, and Service Learning categories. 

Congratulations to all on their impressive accomplishments! Thank you to all of our team managers for supporting and encouraging our students. Special thanks to our Destination Imagination District Coordinators, Risa D'Amaso and Amy Roth, for their many efforts. 

Allegedly Fruit Salad :)

NY State Tournament: 1st place, Fine Arts, Secondary Level, and received the prestigious DaVinci Award

  • Annika Easaw- WPHS, Lucy DiSisto- LHS, Emlin Doell- LHS
  • Team manager: Susan DiSisto

Estamos Unidos (LCBMS)

NY State Tournament: 1st place, Scientific, Middle Level

  • Audrey Hoff, Alexis Ma, Alana Tolve, Raquel Gonzalez
  • Team manager: Heather Hoff

Super Sonic Six

NY State Tournament: 2nd place Engineering, Secondary Level

  • Ronak Das - WHS, Jade Arunkumar- WHS, Todd Joseph Sayers- LCBMS, Abilash Jagannathan- LCBMS
  • Team manager: Neepa Biswas


Super Steam Train

NY State Tournament: 1st place Engineering, Elementary Level, and Renaissance Award

  • Ronik Das- VCES, Alanie Ortiz - GWES, Julie Morale- GWES, Maxx Arunkumar- LTES, Alexander Xavier- LTES, Samarth Singh- GWES
  • Team managers: Neepa Biswas and Vincent Xavier

The 7 D.I.amond Bears of Lakeland (Lincoln-Titus ES)

NY State Tournament: 2nd place Service Learning, Elementary Level

  • Nicholas Tutt, Carter Rexhouse, Calvin Pape, Julia Martorelli, Jax Martorelli, Joseph Mayes, Luke Moon
  • Team Manager Stacy Surman
May 17, 2022
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The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education held the 2022-2023 Budget Vote and School Board Trustee Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School. Please see below for the results.


  1. The $175,669,662 budget passed by a vote of 2159 to 856
  2. The vehicle purchase proposition passed by a vote of 2203 to 805
  3. The Capital Repair Reserve proposition passed by a vote of 2323 to 675

Board of Education Trustee Election: Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, Adam Kaufman, and Michael Marchese were elected to 3-year terms on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2025). Becky Burfeind was elected to a 2+ year term on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2024). Board of Education vote totals: 

  • Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar- 1331
  • Adam E. Kaufman- 1217
  • Michael Marchese- 1154
  • Becky Burfeind- 1113
  • Joe Ascanio- 1082
  • Chuck Monsanto- 1082
  • Paul Edwards- 1016
  • Laura Perozo- 984
  • Erin O’Grady- 812
  • Maggie Perlman- 769
  • Genie Muller- 749
  • Beth Dee- 718

The Board will vote to accept the results at the May 19, 2022 Board of Education Business meeting at 7:30 PM at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Cafeteria B.

April 21, 2022

We have been notified by the Town of Cortland Water Department that there will be major construction taking place on Croton Avenue beginning today, April 21, and will continue through the summer. The construction is most likely to cause significant disruption, reducing the roadway to one lane with alternating traffic flow.

Drivers will use alternate routes to the greatest degree possible, but this is a major traverse, and some delays will be unavoidable. The school bus routes most affected by the traffic will be Walter Panas, Lincoln-Titus, and Van Cortlandtville, with residual delays for Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Copper Beech. 

Please be assured that drivers will do their very best to maintain timely schedules, but it is necessary for
families to plan for delayed pick-up and/or drop-off times until the construction concludes. We understand the inconvenience this may cause for many families and thank you for your patience during this time. 
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March 25, 2022


Dear Lakeland Families  & Staff,

As you may know, yesterday evening, I was appointed as Superintendent of Schools at the Board of Education Business Meeting. I was able to share my sentiments with those in attendance, and I wanted to extend my gratitude to the entire Lakeland community today. 

My experience serving the district over the last six months has greatly reaffirmed my commitment to serving in this role. Thank you for your confidence in me as I move forward in this role.

I am proud of the strides our community has made in just six months. The future is bright for Lakeland, and I am humbled and honored to lead and serve our district. With the restrictions and mandates of the pandemic behind us, we will sharpen our focus on instruction and work to enhance our educational spaces to best engage students. There will always be challenges to overcome, but I am confident that we will continue to grow together to support the needs of all students through collaboration and learning from one another.

To close, I would also like to note that the timing and location of my appointment are especially meaningful, with March being Women’s History Month and the fact that both of my daughters graduated from Lakeland High School. The District has been my professional home for many many years. I share this appointment with everyone who has influenced and supported my journey.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm regards,

Dr. Karen Gagliardi

Superintendent of Schools

March 21, 2022
LCSD Cable Television Schedule 
Cablevision subscribers in the town of Yorktown can view the Lakeland Central School District programming on Channel 75. The district's Cablevision channel in Cortlandt remains Channel 77.

On the FIOS systems, you can view district programming on Channel 34 in both Yorktown and Cortlandt.  The District offers a variety of programming on the local cable channels.  The Board of Education meetings are videotaped for broadcast on Cablevision and Verizon Fios.
March 10, 2022
Please click here to read the Returning to School After Illness letter from Dr. Gagliardi

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Returning to School After Illness
February 07, 2022

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Who should register?
Kindergarten (full day): Children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2022

Universal Pre-K (2.5 hour day): Children who will be four years old on or before December 1, 2022

Click here to begin the online registration process. 


February 06, 2022
The New York State Education Department is asking parents or guardians to complete a Digital Equity survey (for each student in the family) in grades Kindergarten – Grade 12. Collecting accurate data regarding digital resource access for our New York students will greatly help educators to better serve their students and families. This survey will provide information on student access to devices and the internet in their places of residence. To assist us in this process, please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.  Additional instructions/guidance for completing the survey can be found here. 

Please complete the survey for each student in your family as soon as possible.
 Digital Equity Survey