From the Principal ...

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:

I am looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year and having all students in school! We have all been through a great deal of challenges, together. I use that as inspiration as we meet the new school year. Let’s do this, together!

Our time apart has made us all realize our time together is precious. When the halls are filled with smiling students and the adults that love spending time with children, it is simply the best. We are excited as we anticipate the arrival of our students each and every day. Sounds like a silly think to say about school; seems like a given, but we have all learned to not take anything for granted.

We have been working hard to prepare for the year. The maintenance staff has the building clean and safe and looking beautiful. Our bus drivers will be the first to greet their riders for the new year and they will get them here safely. The cafeteria staff will nourish our students’ bodies every morning and midday to help their brains be best prepared for learning. The teachers, counselors, psychologists, service providers, nurses, office staff, monitors, assistants and aides will work in the best interest of your children each and every day. We will meet each child where they are with learning and help them learn and grow each day. We know we need to help students transition to a new year of learning under some new conditions, and we will do just that, better than ever!

Our district’s mission is to provide a responsible and comprehensive educational program that meets the immediate and long-term affective, cognitive and developmental needs of individual students, resulting in people who are happy and self-confident, who perform consistently to their ability, and who are prepared to be contributing and productive members in tomorrow's society.

We dedicate time and talent to accomplishing this mission each and every day.

We are all in this together. We appreciate our partnership with families. As always, please call with any questions or concerns.


Philomena B. Goss, Elementary Principal

2021-2022 Elementary office hours

The elementary office hours are from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. each day.


Lowville Elementary is committed to the security and safety of our students and staff. All entrance doors to the school will be secured after student drop-off in the morning and will remain locked. Please come to the elementary entrance and use the call button located to the left of the exterior door during school hours. If you have something to drop off, please ring the buzzer and we will then accept the materials at the window to the left of the buzzer. No one can gain access to the building during school hours; only in emergency situations or for scheduled appointments. If you need to meet with a teacher, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.


The safety and security of all of our students and staff is our highest priority. As a result, parents and care-givers are asked to remain outside of the building at drop off and pick up times. Parents/caregivers are requested to drop their children off at the elementary entrance. Students are not allowed in the building until 8:15. Students who are picked up by parents/caregivers at the end of the day should meet them outside the building at the entrance or a prearranged location, practicing social distancing. 


Bus changes will not be allowed at LACS until further notice. Each student will be assigned only one pick up and drop off location.