John A. Sciole Elementary

Lancaster Central School District

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  • Reopening Information

    To access our latest information, updates, resources, archives, and links, please visit our Reopening Information Page. The link can also be found at, and at the top of every page under the COVID-19 & Reopening Channel. 

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  • COVID-19 Student/Staff Return to School Form

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  • Virtual Parent Program:  Structure, Routine, & Strategies during COVID-19

    Are you struggling with your child during remote learning?

    Join us for a Virtual Parent seminar for help and support!

    November 5, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Zoom meeting

    Strategies for setting up routine and structure in the home when children are engaged in hybrid-model schooling.  Learn tips to set up a routine that will be helpful in keeping everyone on track with in-school days and remote learning days. Ideas for helping to keep your child/children engaged in their remote learning by setting up the structure they need to be successful. Strategies for parents/caregivers working from home while children are engaged in remote learning. Participants will receive a copy of a social skills story titled 

    “School is Different”.

    Register in advance for this informative meeting and you will receive a confirmation email with the information to join the meeting. 

    Click Here to Register

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  • Reminder for hybrid students -

    We will be taking the students outside often - please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Thank you!

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  • All student "thank you" gifts from the American Heart Association have been distributed.

    Our school was nationally recognized for last year's event as we finished 8th out of 150 schools in WNY!  Thank you to the Sciole community for your support!

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  • K-3 Chromebook Login Credentials:

    Username is last name, first name, middle initial (not spaces)
    For example John Thomas Smith would be smithjohnt

    The password is your child's 9-digit student ID number which can be found on the Parent Portal.

    Accessing Google Classroom From Home

    Accessing Google Classroom From Home ADA Version

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  • Building-based every day subs and day-to-day subs (all areas) needed!

    Substitute teachers are now being hired for the Lancaster School District. Highest sub pay in WNY - $125 per day - for certified teachers and $115 per day for uncertified applicants (must have a bachelor's degree). Please send cover letter and resume to or mail to: LCSD, Attn: Personnel, 177 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086. Come work for the best district in WNY!

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  • Remote Meal Service (for 100% remote and hybrid remote days)

    The district has just received notification of extensions being granted to allow the district to offer meals to all students at no cost through December 31, 2020, including registered LCSD students who are assigned to out of district placements. Breakfast and lunch meals, whether students are in-person or remote, will be provided at no cost regardless of meal program status (free, reduced and full pay). Please read more about the availability of our free meal program...

    Click here for information on remote meal service


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  • In School Breakfast Survey:

    At John A. Sciole Elementary, breakfast meals will be delivered to and consumed in classrooms each morning.  Students will not go to the cafeteria for breakfast.

    Due to an extension of the summer community eligibility provision, breakfast meals are AT NO COST to the families regardless of meal program status (full pay, reduced, or free).   This expires 12/31/20.

    If you would like your child to receive a breakfast meal on their in-person learning days, please complete this survey:
    Please complete one survey for each Sciole student you would like to participate.

    Lunch meals will also be at no cost to families.  Lunch counts will be taken during the school day as usual so you do not need to complete this (or any) survey in order to participate in the lunch program.   There will be a survey published by the district for a pick up meal option for remote learning students and hybrid students on their remote days.  Please keep an eye out for that if you wish to participate.

    This survey is intended for Sciole students only.  This survey is not being sent out for all other school buildings as breakfast arrangements are different in each building.

    If you would like to opt out of your breakfast registration at any point down the road, please contact the food service department at 716-686-3246.
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  • The parent tours of William Street School for the parents of current third graders have been cancelled at this time.


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  • Calendar at a Glance

    Lancaster's 2020-21 School Calendar was approved by the board of education at the February 10, 2020 meeting. A 2020-21 School Calendar ADA accessible version is now available.

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  • Resources Available

    Stress and Anxiety Resources from our Family Support Center

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  • NY State Education Law Requires Posting of Child Abuse Hotline Information

    Section 409-1 of the New York Education Law requires schools to post access to the Prevent and Report Child Abuse Hotline1-800-342-3720.

    This page, provided by the New York Office of Children and Family Services, provides language translation services on the upper left side of the screen. 

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    Sketch of John A. Sciole Elementary School

    Tweets @JASElementary

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  • Full Menu of Options Served on New Food Service Site

    The food service department has recently updated its website. Through the new site you can learn about pre-payment options, view menus, access the district wellness policy, nutrition information and fitness tips. You can visit the site through this link or via the food service button to the right. 

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  • We participate in the AMAZON SMILE program.  

    By choosing John A. Sciole Elementary Parent Teacher Organization at, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school.


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    Don't worry if you misplaced a flyer that was sent home in your child's backpack.  Informational flyers from the school, PTO, and community organizations will be available to you online - just look under the OUR SCHOOL tab for our Virtual Backpack!

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  • We participate in the TOPS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM!  If you enroll in the program and register as a supporter of John A. Sciole Elementary, TOPS will donate up to 5% of your TOPS brand purchases back to the school.  Past supporters must re-enroll for the 2017-2018 school year.  Thank you for your support!

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  • Be sure to check out our two monthly newsletters!  The Sciole Star can be found under the "Updates" tab and the PTO newsletter can be found under the "PTO" tab.

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  • Please visit the Health Office section of the webpage for allergy free snack ideas.

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  • John A. Sciole facadeJohn A. Sciole Elementary
    86 Alys Drive Depew, NY 14043
    Phone: 716-686-3285 Fax: 716-686-3309
    Mrs. Carrie L. Greene, Principal

In the Spotlight

  • Welcome to John A. Sciole Elementary School!

    The Vision of John A. Sciole Elementary School:
    Our vision is a commitment to excellence.  We act in the best interest of children today to build a better tomorrow.

    The Mission of John A. Sciole Elementary School:
    John A. Sciole is a community of students, teachers, parents, and volunteers dedicated to excellence.  Our mission is to educate all students to meet the challenges they will face, live fulfilling lives and become lifelong learners who contribute positively to society.

    We look forward to working together with you to help all of our students SHINE!


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