Lyndonville school district lists cancellations of activities

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 March 2020 at 8:20 am

LYNDONVILLE – The school district has cancelled or postponed several programs, due to concerns about the spreading coronavirus.

Jason Smith, the school district superintendent, advised the community of the following cancellations: LCS Pickup Soccer, Lyndonville Youth Baseball/Softball Camp, AGOGE Wrestling Club, Lyndonville Youth Baseball Organization, Town of Yates Men’s Basketball, and the Spring Fling Daddy/Daughter Dance has been postponed until April 24.

“Please stay tuned for future announcements regarding upcoming events,” Smith said in message on the district website.

‘No plans to close school at this time’

Smith also wrote this letter to the Lyndonville community:

“We are continuing to monitor the Novel Coronavirus. As a district, we have been working together to discuss strategies on how to best keep our students, staff and families healthy during this emerging public health situation.

“According to the New York Governor, the decision to close a school is made locally with the guidance of the Orleans County Health Department. While there are no plans to close school at this time, we recommend that families begin to prepare for childcare in case closures become a reality.

“As a district, we have begun to develop a plan for extended school closings. Our instruction office, technology, transportation department and food service are collaborating on how to ensure the continuation of instruction and services in the event of closing.

“At this time, there are no confirmed cases in Orleans County.

“However, due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, the state and health department recommend that restrictions be placed on large group gatherings. Therefore, select cancellations and postponements may be needed.

“We are all working to navigate unknown situations.

“I ask that you check our district website regularly for updates. Please know the health and safety of our students and staff will continue to be the priority in all decisions we make.”

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