April 2021

Dear Trail Community,

There are great things happening at Lackawanna Trail! It is official – we are in the 4th marking period of the academic year!  I am so proud of how our school and community pulled together since September throughout the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.  Keeping Lackawanna Trail open for full in-person instruction with a remote/virtual option has been the goal of our Health and Safety Plan, and despite a few brief pivots we have been able to implement it successfully.  I am cautiously optimistic that we will continue with the in-person instructional model as we move toward the conclusion of the academic year, but we cannot do it without a collaborative effort.  We cannot let our guard down now.  As a team let’s continue to wear properly fitted masks (my mask protects you and your mask protects me), maintain social distance, frequently wash our hands, avoid prolonged time in crowds, and get vaccinated if possible.  The more layers of protection we have the better off we all are.  Safety is our priority. What happens in our school impacts our community, and what happens in our community impacts our school.

There are two areas I would like to draw everyone’s attention to in closing:

  1. Last month I announced that I want to encourage more students to come back into our buildings for in-person instruction during the 4h quarter. As previously noted, our full in-person instructional model has been successful to date, and our students have been safe in this environment.  Please consider this option.
  2. Last week we completed the final section of our redesigned website – the addition of individual teacher pages. This helps us further accomplish our goal of communicating better with parents and students, and more easily accessing information.  If you have not already done so, please hover your cursor over either the elementary or jr.-sr. high school link, click on teacher pages, and you will have access to each teacher’s professional picture, a brief biography, and email address.  I hope you find this useful and informative.

Thank you for supporting our efforts at Lackawanna Trail to educate our students safely during the pandemic.  In summary, please consider choosing in-person instruction if you have not already done so, and take advantage our informative redesigned teacher pages.  There are great things happening at Lackawanna Trail!

Stay Safe,


Matthew Rakauskas


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