Cammy Morrison
  • A Message from the Superintendent…

    October 28, 2022

     

    Dear friends of LCS,

    I hope this message finds you well and enthusiastically anticipating the upcoming holiday season with family and friends! Although we have experienced some rather chilly temperatures over the past several weeks, you have hopefully found time to enjoy some time outside on those sunny days, relishing the beautiful foliage around our school community and throughout our region.  There is nothing quite like the sights and smells of autumn in the North Country! 

    Yes, the 2022-2023 school year is well underway, and has started in a very positive and productive manner.  If, following COVID, it is possible to get back to normal, from our perspective at LCS, we are almost there!   Following a couple long years of maneuvering through the many social-distancing restrictions, it has been very refreshing to see our students maskless and finally open up our building to our community once again.  We have certainly missed the activity, hustle and bustle!  Our in-person Open House, the first in quite some time, was well attended and started our year off with the excited anticipation that we so enjoy in our school!  Field trips, educational presentations and extra-curricular activities are scheduled and, in many cases, underway.  We look forward to a fantastic holiday season filled with concerts, musicals and very exciting sporting events!  Please visit our District website and Facebook page often, as we try to keep it updated, frequently, with new information and pictures!

    With the help of our staff and community, the new administrative team has also had a productive start to their year!  The District’s Strategic Plan, available on our website, has been updated and will continue to serve as a roadmap for the many academic, social and behavioral goals we have for our school, students and staff for the next five years.  In addition, the District’s Safety Plans, Student and Staff Handbooks, Grant Applications, mandatory Trainings and Drills have been scheduled, and some have already been conducted.  We have been working with new employees to get them acclimated to LCS, as well as working on filling the vacant positions we still have in a few of our departments.  All in all, it has been a great start!

     As I’m typing this, temperatures are nearing 55 degrees and the sun is shining, yet the tell-tale signs that winter is just around the corner are more and are clearer each day.  Very noisy geese have begun gathering on the lakes and waterways, the trees are losing their colorful leaves and, as they typically begin doing this time of year, weather reports are threatening the possibility of snow in the near future!  This year, like every year, student safety is our priority.  Therefore, I would like to remind parents and caregivers that, other than during normal operating hours, students should only be in or at our facility, before or after school, when adult supervision has been previously arranged. Please do not drop students off at the building during inclement weather prior to 8:10 AM, as they will not be permitted inside due to a lack of supervision prior to that time.  We thank you for your help and support, and for recognizing that we have the care and wellbeing of your child/children at heart.  

    As this will be my last newsletter message as the Superintendent at Lyme, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our LCS Board of Education as well as all of our District stakeholders for allowing me to serve the children, families, staff and taxpayers of this wonderful community for the past 8 ½ years.   It has truly been the highlight of my 30+ year career in public education.   Just as I remain thankful to serve the LCSD community, I, too, am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work closely with many wonderful students and families; a very dedicated and compassionate Board of Education;  a very capable Administrative/Management Team; and of course, our caring and devoted Teachers and Staff members at LCS!  Our united efforts, both at home and school, make Lyme Central a great place to learn and work.   That collaboration is essential to the District’s ongoing success.  Best wishes and many thanks to you all!

    On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire LCS staff, please allow me to say how much we are looking forward to spending this year with all of you!  Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and the rest of the 2022-2023 school year!

    Warmest Regards,

    Cammy