A Message from the Superintendent…
Dear LCS Friends and Community, July 7, 2021
I hope this message finds you well and enjoying what has proven to be a lovely summer in Chaumont and the North County!
As we continue to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, I want to take this opportunity to once again thank our families, and all members of this wonderful community, for the overwhelming support you have consistently shown our district, but perhaps even more so most recently, throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic! Your partnership, understanding and patience during one of the most stressful and challenging times in recent history, is something we will not soon forget at LCS. While we continue to wait for the promised guidance from NYSED, the CDC; DOH and our Governor regarding next year’s expectations, we are spending the summer months planning for the year ahead, hopeful, it will be more like a typical year rather than resembling a year ridden with social distancing and mask wearing. Like you, we are remaining optimistic about the year ahead!
Throughout July and August members of Administration continue to be busy working with our staff preparing for an exciting year ahead! Interviews have been conducted, schedules created, and transportation routes developed. The building is being thoroughly cleaned, instructional materials are being distributed, and equipment and technology are being installed.
This summer, as you pass by our school building, you have likely spotted some significant changes in and around our playground area. You may have noticed that our playground area is and will remain closed for much of the summer as our friends from the Town and Village are helping with the removal of our old playground equipment. While the timing is unfortunate, I hope you will soon agree that the end result will be worth the temporary inconvenience!
I’m very excited to share that our NEW PLAYGROUND will be installed during the first two weeks of school, in September of 2021! We at Lyme Central are very much looking forward to sharing this new and much improved part of our facility, offering spaces for play, movement and fitness with our whole community, young and old alike, and regardless of physical ability. Highlights of the new playground are a gigantic crab trap, additional swings and spinners; fitness stations, a fitcore extreme rope climb; tetherball; a student athlete fitness area and so much more!
May you all enjoy what is left of our summer, safely, with your family and friends! We will continue to share information and updates regarding the year ahead, as well as regarding our playground project on the District’s Website and via Parent Square! On behalf of the Board of Education and our entire staff at LCS, we look forward to seeing you all very soon!