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As a reminder during this winter season to students and their parents/guardians, when weather conditions develop that warrant the closing of Lackawanna Public Schools, announcements will be broadcast on area radio and television stations.

The district will also utilize the automated telephone calling system. Parents and students can expect to receive telephone messages on delayed openings or school closings, as long as their telephone contact information is up-to-date in the district’s system. Please contact the main office at your child’s school to update information.

There will be no interscholastic athletic sports practice or after school programming on snow days. If a parent or guardian feels that weather conditions in their immediate area of the school district warrants keeping small children at home, New York State considers this to be a legal excuse for an absence. Please keep in mind that the school closing decision must be based on overall district-wide conditions.

If the circumstances require a delayed opening the following rules will apply:
• There will be bus runs.
• Breakfast will not be served.
• When there is a delayed opening, the starting times for school will be:

One-Hour Delay
Elementary Schools – 10:00 a.m.
Middle School – 8:30 a.m.
LHS – 8:30 a.m.

Two-Hour Delay
Elementary Schools – 11:00 a.m.
Middle Schools – 9:30 a.m.
LHS – 9:30 a.m.

Once schools are in session, they will usually remain open if adverse weather conditions develop during the day. Each household should develop an emergency plan within their own family for any such circumstance. Parents are advised to make sure school officials have the appropriate emergency contact numbers.

In cases of inclement weather during the school day, after-school and evening activities may be cancelled. A decision will be made by 2 p.m. and local radio stations will be notified, along with utilizing the automated calling system. After school programs will be prepared to receive children, will contact parents to encourage early pick up, and will stay with children until a parent arrives. Because late bus runs will not occur, parents will need to pick up their children as soon as reasonably possible. All other activities including clubs, sports, alternative education, board meetings, etc. will be cancelled for that evening.

Anne G. Spadone
School Superintendent




    Please take a moment to complete the Lackawanna Family Engagement Survey. Click here to find the link to the survey, also available in Arabic and Spanish.  For password information, please review the informational letter that may also be found with the survey links.

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    Lackawanna High School is thrilled to share an exciting opportunity with you and your 8th grade student about an innovative program that bridges the gap between high school, college, and careers in the health occupations industry. Join us on Thursday, Feb 11 from 5-6 p.m. at Lackawanna High School Auditorium to learn more about this exciting new opportunity for students entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2016.  Click here to read more details about P-TECH.

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    Staff and student social media policies were adopted by the Board of Education in February 2015. Click here to review both policies.

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    Complete details about current postings within the Lackawanna City School District may be found here.

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    The District's charge policy for the school breakfast/lunch program for Grades Pre-K – 12 states if your child has charged 2 breakfasts, he/she will not be able to receive a breakfast. If your child has charged 2 lunches, a peanut butter or cheese sandwich (with milk, fruit, vegetable or soup) will be provided. Click here for an application to apply for Free/Reduced Meals.

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    As part of our comprehensive intervention plan, the District Attendance Teacher, Mrs Meagan Bender monitors, collects and reports student attendance data. She also serves as part of the District Data Team and is the District McKinney Vento representative for homeless students/families. She can be reached at 827-6729 or by Click here for more information.

    Board Policy for Attendance Policy Number 7110


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Our Vision is to educate and support all of our students in meeting or exceeding the New York State Learning Standards necessary to graduate from the Lackawanna City School District and to become contributing members of the community.
All Faculty and Staff of the Lackawanna City School District will implement and continually refine a well-defined standards-based curriculum which is culturally responsive to the needs of all students in order to develop their academic knowledge and skills, educational and career pursuits, lifelong learning and social responsibility.