Please review the Elementary Family COVID-19 Handbook with your child prior to your child returning to school next week.  I hope you find this information helpful!  I look forward to seeing everyone on September 8, 2020.  Click here to link to the handbook

From the Principal ...

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:

December is usually a busy month at school with holiday concerts and other festive events. But with the COVID pandemic, we will be needing to celebrate things differently this year. I share in the disappointment of needing to celebrate differently this year, but understand the need. We still want the holiday season to be a fun time for children, and it can be. We can all do some things differently and create lasting memories for our children. I have watched this school community settle your children into the school year and have witnessed children learning new things and making new friends, even during the pandemic! Your children have been wonderful! Thank you for sending us the best children you have!

Since we need to be spending more time at home during these winter months, I encourage parents or other family members to rest and read with our elementary children. The gift of rest allows everyone to recharge before their return to a busy January. The gift of reading is priceless and lasts a lifetime. Children remember these special times and love to come to school and tell us if they have enjoyed a good book with a family member at home. The best way to become a better reader is to read more. It is great to journey off to new places during our cold winters with a great book!

Schedules can get hectic during this busy time of year; however, try to stick to your child’s routine, especially during the school week. It is also important to remind your child of wearing their mask, social distancing, and good hand hygiene. They have been doing great with this in school!

I wish you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons this year. January will be here before we know it and we will return from a busy holiday season to soon conclude our second quarter.

As always, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help build the partnership between home and school for you. I thoroughly enjoy working with the children in the community and look forward to watching them learn and grow at school each day. 


Philomena B. Goss, Elementary Principal

Dress Warmly

Please be sure to dress your elementary student warmly during the winter months. During the day, children should have on long sleeves and/or sweaters, and tights if they’re wearing a dress or skirt. For recess time, children will need warm jackets, boots, snow pants, hats, and mittens. We do go outside for recess in the winter unless the temperature is too cold. We appreciate your cooperation with this issue. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately when he/she leaves in the morning.

5 day meal pick up

LACS Elementary will move to 100% virtual instruction from Monday, December 14 through Friday, December 18, 2020.  While your child is remote, you can come and pick up meals for the 5 days.  Pick-up is curbside in the Trinity Parking Lot Loop on Monday, December 14 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  We will bring the meals for each child out to your car.  If you come during this timeframe, there is no need to call ahead.  Pull in where you see the MEAL PICK UP signs, just past the main doors, and call 315-376-9004.  (If you don't get an answer, please keep trying until you speak to a person.  Please do not leave a message.)

If you cannot come on Monday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., please call to make other arrangements.  

We will also be doing a 7 day meal pick-up on Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is food for the Christmas break.

christmas break

There will be no school on Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1, 2021.