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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 Athletes and Families - Tomorrow there will be a google meet to discuss that Lawrence is resuming the High School sports program and the various protocols that will be in place. It is important to learn about the protocols to allow parents to make an informed decision for their children. Mr.Paulino will be notifying families of the meeting time.
The Lawrence Board of Education along with Dr Pedersen were excited to hear,and are closely following, the updated guidance from the Governor regarding high school sports. We will be awaiting clarification from the county athletic organization as to the implementation of that guidance. The physical and emotional health of all our students is our priority. As soon as we have more information we will let you know. As always, stay safe. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Lawrence COVID Update Thursday January 20th A case from the Middle School will require quarantine of several 8th grade teachers. This will result in EIGHTH Grade being on FULL Remote until 2/1. We also had a Primary School case reported and a high school case with no close contacts reported today. Our in person learners and staff are following protocols which, while limiting gatherings and movement, reduces contact. We miss pre-pandemic school but are grateful to all for the cooperation and safe practices. Stay Well Dr. Pedersen
Beautiful view on the outside and beautiful minds in the inside!!!
Lawrence Tuesday January 19th Today had 5 new reported cases. These include : 1 remote from the ECC 2 Middle School and 2 remote from the Primary School We appreciate our full remote families keeping us informed. The county infection rate remains high and the case count reminds us all how carefully we must continue to follow safety protocols. Stay safe and strong. Dr. Pedersen
Good afternoon Lawrence Tonight at 7:30 pm is the commUNITY Coalition event featuring Dwania Kyles who was part of the desegregation of the the Memphis Public Schools as a first grader in 1961. I hope you will be able to join the zoom. She is a remarkable woman who reminds us all to keep love in our hearts. Here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7pRJzRi5Rm6YIq--AtEVyQ Thank you 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
Lawrence Monday Update: Today we were made aware of three news cases, one Primary School, one Early Childhood Center, and one at Elementary School. Close contacts have been notified and are quarantining. Due to the number of second grade staff quarantined, the second graders will be on full remote for the remainder of the week. Nassau County positivity rate remains elevated, and we see this in an increased number of cases. Please restrict social contact and follow the three w’s to keep safe. Stay hopeful, every day more people are getting vaccinated. Patience and good practices will get us through. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Good Afternoon Lawrence We end our first week back reporting 4 “off site cases” from the break. Additionally, on Friday we had a case at the Primsry School requiring close contacts to quarantine and another case with no close contacts at the High School. The updated link to our cases is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14uZPVE5U81Hhn30d-oDkn2ucfihsOePTiede4ZeqTNM/edit?usp=sharing On a positive note, several staff received the vaccine this week and we are hopeful that the weeks ahead will see more and more availability of the vaccine. Please continue to stay safe and strong. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
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”.
11th Graders meeting with Andrea Nadler from Hofstra University.
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
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