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Website Makeover Underway
One highlight of many technology upgrades taking place throughout the district

Please pardon the temporary disruptions that may occur in locating your favorite places on our website. We are undergoing a template 'facelift,' which we believe will bring you better access to your most valued information. 
 
One area you will notice immediately, is the 'global icons' which are directly above this 'In the Spotlight' feature. These icons will give you one-click access to the areas of our website that are most frequently visited, as well as to our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Another great feature is that we have switched our calendar option to Google calendars, which means you will be able to subscribe to your child's school calendar and overlay it with your own calendar if you are a Google user. 
 
Functionality and features will be improved and built upon as the days progress. Please be patient as we do our best to update the site as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Stop by Twitter or Facebook and let us know what you think!

Welcome

Dear Lancaster Parents, Family, and Friends...
 
While it seems like just days ago that we were wishing the Class of 2014 farewell, it's hard to believe that we'll be welcoming the Class of 2028 to their first day of Pre-K in just a few days.
 
I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and found time to relax with your family and friends. Maybe you have even cooled off with a nice cold bucket of ice. If you haven't already done so, I 'challenge' you to try it! I, and several faculty, staff, and administrators have taken the challenge and beat the summer heat with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Seeing is believing, as many of their videos can be found on my Twitter page @LCSDSuper.
 
As always, the summer months have been extremely busy in our schools. Summer was a huge success as special and general education students recovered credits at the high school with dozens and dozens of Regents exams taken in 26 subjects. The middle school summer school program achieved perfection with 100 percent of credits being recovered.
 
Throughout the school district's facilities, phase 1 and phase 2 of capital project work are wrapping up literally days before the start of school. Students and teachers will return to their classrooms to find a powerful and robust technological infrastructure, including wireless Internet access, wireless network access, and the capacity district-wide for Lancaster students and faculty to use the latest and greatest technologies to compliment instruction.
 
In tandem with technology upgrades, this new website platform has been unveiled. It is more mobile friendly and allows greater opportunities for interactions among students, parents, staff, and the community. The addition of web pages for each individual teacher will put classroom information at your fingertips. The integration of Google calendars and mail will make our renovated website information hub of the district.  As a prelude for more great things to come this year, it was exciting to learn last week that Lancaster High school was recognized as one of the best schools in the state, being named a NYSED Reward School for exceptional academic progress. Achievements such as this begin with our Pre-K program,  are built upon one grade level at a time and made possible by the contributions of every one of our employees who make this district unique and exceptional.
 
I'm looking forward to working together to make 2014-15 our best year ever! Classes resume for students on Wednesday, September 3. Please continue following us on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing updates and check out the innovations on our renovated website! Thank you for everything you do to support the children of this great school district! 
 
Michael J. Vallely
Superintendent of Schools
 

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The Lancaster Central School District's purpose
is to provide our students
with a comprehensive educational program that will allow them to develop fully 
the necessary academic and social skills 
to become responsible and productive members of a democratic society.