COVID 19 Coronavirus Information

  • In this section of our website we will be posting all COVID-19 information, whether it be notifications and links from federal, state, and local authorities; district plans and notifications; scheduling updates; Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); surveys; videos; archives of previous notifications; and links to other resources. All of these can be found, sorted by topic, in the left navigation of the site. Every effort is made by the district to ensure all of the content we create and post on our website is ADA compliant. If you are having difficulty with a link from an external agency, please contact that agency for assistance. 

Updates and Communications


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    Lancaster Central School District Survey on School Climate and Student Social Emotional Health

    Our district has partnered with the UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention for several years. Together, we are administering a survey to our teachers and parents as well as our students in grades 4-12 to better understand perspectives on our school climate, school engagement, and the stressors during this current school year.

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  • Letter to Community 12-11-2020

    We are excited to welcome students back to school on Monday, December 14, 2020.

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  • Media Update

    In the days since announcing that we will be reopening our schools on Monday December 14, 2020, the Board of Education of the Lancaster Central School District has received feedback in response to that decision.

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    Orange Zone Update 12_3_2020

    Our goal remains to have our young people in school, learning to the fullest extent possible. We are constantly assessing our zone designation and the many factors that will allow us to appropriately, safely, and effectively return our students to the in-person hybrid model.

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    Remote Meal Service

    This letter serves as a reminder that the district is operating a remote meal pickup program (if you are already enrolled, you do not need to fill out a new form) and this program will continue to be available to all students while the district is in the fully remote learning phase. The meals are at n o cost

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    LCSD Orange Zone Update

    Moments ago, Governor Cuomo designated Lancaster as an Orange Cluster Zone. As a result, the Lancaster Central School District must shift from in-person learning to remote instruction for all hybrid students. Phase I of our Remote Instructional Plan will begin on Thursday November 19, 2020.

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    LCSD 100 % Remote Instruction Plan 2020-2021

    Please see the LCSD 100 % Remote Instruction 2020-2021 Plan for details,

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    COVID Testing Frequently Asked Questions

    Thanks to the LCSD families for the overwhelming support. We received some great questions and we have developed an FAQ to help our families navigate the process. Please send additional questions or ideas to

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    LCSD Yellow Zone Update

    According to the governor’s plan, once designated a yellow zone micro-cluster, the district may remain open to in-person instruction, however, we would need to randomly identify and test 20% of our students and staff (1,200 tests per week) each week until the data points in Erie County and Lancaster drop below the yellow zone levels.

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    Virtual Learning Centers

    Erie County has invested grant funding from the U.S. CARES Act to establish Virtual Learning Support Centers (VLSC)

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    Childcare Resource Network

    Child Care Resource Network (CCRN) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization located in Buffalo, New York, that works to help families find child care, educate and empower child care providers, and advocate for the children of Erie County and Western New York. Throughout Erie County, we conduct inspections to ensure providers are following regulations. CCRN also assists in opening child care centers and continues to support them with a wide variety of services.

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    A Message From Our Nurses

    Please see an important update regarding school physicals, COVID-19 and more

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    County Establishes Rapid Testing Sites for Students and School Staff

    Tests are for symptomatic students and staff and not those already under quarantine. Read more for details.

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    Where to Go to Get the Info

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    Daily Health Screening Process - Ruvna

    Please review the following information as it contains important information regarding the health assessments to be sent and completed by parents/guardians each morning.

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