Good afternoon Lawrence families! The current grant Lawrence received to provide Hotspots to families in need will be expiring after this year. We are in the process of applying for a new grant that will allow students and their families who do not have internet access at home to receive internet for free through AT&T through June 2022. The application can be completed tomorrow from 12-4PM at Lawrence Primary (#2) School by the gym doors. The application, and more information on the program, can also be found at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1181806/AT_T_Application_Waiver.pdf
Let’s Finish 2021 Stronger Together Let’s make this a great final marking period. Whether your child learns remotely at home with you or in class with his or her teacher, it is critical that he or she attends all classes for the entire session, with the camera on (school rule), and turns in all work completed. Please help your child meet with school success and prepare for next year. If you have questions, please call the office at (516) 812-6121 or (516) 812-6122.
Lawrence Families, Jon Rice from NYS Office of Mental Health will present to parents of students in grades K-6 tonight. In these challenging times, Jon is a great resource for us as we support our children. It’s a good hour workshop, I hope you will join. Here is the link to use at 7pm https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m7c9e470d2adbf76ed247f1309b08614b
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday March 17, the times for meal distribution at the Primary (#2) School will be 9 AM - 11:15 AM.
We thank the CommUNITY coalition for this opportunity : Tuesday, March 16th at 7:30 pm via zoom An important and inspiring Women’s Career Empowerment Roundtable. Here is the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcu2prTwrEtG0j9QNq2Q9-CC7PqiKtuqR
Lawrence Public Schools will be closed for winter break and reopen Monday Feb22nd. Please email email@example.com for any COVID questions or to report any cases. Remember please that travel out of state requires quarantine. Stay safe and stay well.
Check the news section of the District website or app to read all about the exciting things taking place in the Lawrence Music Department!
Good afternoon Lawrence We are returning to our hybrid in person school tomorrow, Wednesday February 2nd. Please be safe as the melting snow and dropping temperatures may make some icing conditions. Our facilities crew has done a great job prepping the buildings and we appreciate them. Today we report 3 new COVID cases, 2 at LES with no close contacts and one at the HS requiring close contacts to quarantine. We must stay diligent to the safety protocols. We appreciate all you are doing to keep one another healthy and safe. Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence Families, Tuesday February 2nd will be a full remote instructional day. The snow continues to fall and we hope everyone is safe and warm. There is NO in person school on Tuesday, it will be a remote day with live remote instruction. Thank you Dr Pedersen
Monday February 1st will be a snowy day!Lawrence will have NO in-person instruction and NO live remote instruction. Our learners WILL be able to log into their google classrooms to see postings from their teachers. We want our learners to have fun in the snow, be safe, but also to check in remotely with their google classroom. Thank you. Be safe, always. Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence Friday January 15th We had no cases today reported districtwide today. Monday school will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The commUNITY coalition will have a special event Monday evening with guest speaker Dwania Kyles who was part of a group of 13 first graders during desegregation of the Memphis Schools. The link can be found on Lawrence.org. I hope you will join us. Thank you and stay strong, safe, and kind. Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence Thursday January 14th Good evening. Lawrence had no reported cases today. We have approximately 40 staff and students district wide that are continuing their quarantine. The cooperation of all members of our learning community shows the strength of this beautiful community. Thank you. Dr. Pedersen
Join the CommUNITY Coalition on Monday, January 18th at 7:30 PM for a panel discussion honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will take place on Zoom. To register, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7pRJzRi5Rm6YIq--AtEVyQ
Some Lawrence staff , identified as NYS group 1A , have started to get the vaccine. This is very good news and we anxiously await vaccines being made available to our teachers, staff, children, and families. I’m pretty certain we all want one of these “ proof of COVID vaccination cards”.
Lawrence’s first vaccination! Nurse Susan Brooks from Lawrence Middle School proudly displays her vaccination band-aid and says “ We can do this America!” Today the county opened up vaccination for school nurses. We are delighted to see this process begin.
Dear Lawrence Families, The district has been notified of positive COVID-19 cases (unrelated to one another). Please see the following letter for more information. Stay well! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1062005/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_1.4.2021.pdf
Happy New Year! We are excited to see our students whether in-person or remotely, beginning today, January 4th! We are excited to welcome back our Cohort B (yellow) in-person learners tomorrow! Please remember if your child is an in-person learner to complete the Frontline Health App before arriving in school each day! If your child has traveled out of the tri-state area, your child MUST quarantine for 3 days from the date of return and get a COVID test on the 4th day. With the receipt of a negative COVID test, your child can return to school. This is NYS regulations and we appreciate your help in keeping our school safe & healthy! [Please see Dr. Pedersen's post for more information] . . ¡Feliz año nuevo! ¡Estamos emocionados de ver a nuestros estudiantes, ya sea en persona o de forma remota, a partir de hoy, 4 de enero! ¡Estamos emocionados de dar la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes en persona de la Cohorte B (amarillo) mañana! ¡Recuerde que si su hijo/a es un alumno en persona, debe completar la aplicación Frontline Health antes de llegar a la escuela todos los días! Si su hijo/a ha viajado fuera del área de los tres estados, DEBE estar en cuarentena durante 3 días a partir de la fecha de regreso y someterse a una prueba de COVID el cuarto día. Con la recepción de una prueba COVID negativa, su hijo/a puede regresar a la escuela. ¡Estas son las regulaciones del estado de Nueva York y apreciamos su ayuda para mantener nuestra escuela segura y saludable! [Consulte la publicación del Dr. Pedersen para obtener más información]
Quarantine Reminders For travel out of the tristate - The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days. On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. For CLOSE CONTACT NYS has now aligned with the CDC and quarantine is now 10 days or 7 days if a negative test is taken between days 5 and 7. Persons who come out of quarantine are advised to continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Please feel free to email with any questions, these are certainly confusing times. Thank you
Welcome to 2021! School will reopen on Monday, January 4th. Please remember to complete the health app, stay home if you have any symptoms, and follow quarantine guidelines for any travel you may have taken. With the vaccine on the horizon we are hopeful for the future, however we must remain mindful of safety protocols to keep one another healthy. Onward to a safe and healthy 2021! Dr. Pedersen
Dear Lawrence Families, The district has been notified of 2 positive COVID-19 cases (unrelated to one another). Please see the following letter for more information. Stay well! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1056405/Notified_of_Positive_Case_-_COVID-19_-_12.21.20.pdf