Lawrence Public Schools will be closed for winter break and reopen Monday Feb22nd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
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
Friday December 18th Private school busing will take place today while the public school is on a remote day. Please be safe and aware of icy spots while waiting for buses. Thank you
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
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 !!
Island Harvest Food Bank is hosting a free food distribution for Lawrence students and families in need. The distribution will take place at 130 Hewlett Park Ave in East Rockaway tomorrow, December 16, at 11:00am. 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.
As of December 11, 2020, New York State Public High School Athletic Association has cancelled all winter state championships and postponed all high-risk sports (i.e. basketball). The full announcement is found in the news section of the district website.
Sports Update Please see news section for the most updated information on our sports program .