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
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
Good afternoon Lawrence, The Department of Health has alerted us to a positive case at the High School, last date in school was Monday the 14th. Any close contacts are being notified. We also have an unrelated HS case with no close contacts. During the break please email me with any COVID questions or case notifications email@example.com. To ensure the safest tracing process, we need to be contacted directly please. Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of a very long year. I hope it finds you all well. Stay strong and stay safe. All my best, Dr. Pedersen
Santa visited the 195 Campus right before our snow day. Thankful that Assistant Principals Brett Kornblum and Kathleen Graham were able to help facilitate this visit. Merry Christmas!
Much Lawrence Pride to Daniela Andrade on her early acceptance to HARVARD. College Bound! We encourage all our students to access their SAT prep opportunities. Congratulations Daniela.
Thursday December 17th Have a safe and beautiful snow Day! Put your Chromebooks and tech down and enjoy the beauty of the world. The quiet and beauty is timeless. It sifts from Leaden Sieves BY EMILY DICKINSON Written in 1830 It powders all the Wood. It fills with Alabaster Wool The Wrinkles of the Road - It makes an even Face Of Mountain, and of Plain - Unbroken Forehead from the East Unto the East again - It reaches to the Fence - It wraps it Rail by Rail Till it is lost in Fleeces - It deals Celestial Vail
College acceptances are starting to come in! Congratulations to Natalie Bran on her acceptance to Columbia . Well done!
Good afternoon Lawrence Families - Lawrence will have a snow day tomorrow, December 17th and a remote learning day December 18th. We hope that the year ends peacefully for you and your family. Please see general December news here https://www.smore.com/yvczr Stay safe and stay well. Dr.Pedersen
Today at 11 AM Island Harvest Food Bank will be at 130 Hewlett Point Ave in East Rockaway distributing food for families in need. Please be sure to wear a facemask, practice social distancing, and bring a rolling cart and shopping bags, if walking. Food will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.
Free coats for the holidays Sunday December 20 2:00-3:30 PM At the MAY SCHOOL 131 Washington Avenue Coats will be displayed at the side parking lot 389 Mulry Lane Lawrence NY Socially distancing rules and masking will be strictly adhered to Open to all !!
New York State has extended the deadline for REMOTE LEARNERS to submit the required immunizations to the health office. A letter regarding the extended deadline can be found at https://5il.co/nxd0 Please be advised that the original deadline is still in effect for all students who attend in person classes.