Lancaster CSD announces target date for bringing back more elementary students


LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Lancaster Central School District has announced plans for bringing more students into the classroom.

Last month, the CDC changed its recommendations for students in schools.

MORE | CDC changes distancing guidelines for schools to 3 feet with masks

Lancaster elementary students will need to follow a six-feet rule while eating, and while participating in aerobic activities and some music classes. But while they’re receiving instruction at a desk, students can be three feet apart.

These changes were outlined in a letter to district families.

MORE | Read the letter to families in the district here.

The school district is targeting April 26 as the date to bring back students in its K-3 buildings and William Street School.

Lancaster says that COVID-19 testing consent provided to parents earlier in the year will remain in effect. Anyone who wishes to change their consent can email

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