George M. Southard Elementary School

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  • Juneteenth is observed Friday, June 18. No school in session.

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  • Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony is June 25, 2021. Graduation will not be livestreamed, but can be seen on LCTV 1301 on Spectrum Cable TV or streaming at on Saturday, June 26 at 1AM, 5AM and 7PM and various times throughout the month. Congratulations!

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  • Lockport District Wide School Safety Plan: The public comment period will begin Friday, June 10, 2021 at 8AM through Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 8AM.  Comments will be sent to Kevin Guay, District Safety Officer. Visit to review or comment.

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  • Kindergarten Registration has begun for all children who will be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2021. Children must be registered in order to attend school in September.

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  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity (DEI) Presentation: On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the Lockport City School District Board of Education was provided with a presentation on the topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity (DEI). Please click to view the presentation during the Board meeting. The slide deck is also available for your review.

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  • Effective Monday, May 3, 2021, Students in grades PreK-4 (JP, AM, CU, GS, and RBK) will operate in a four day in-person instructional model. Some students will remain in a full remote instructional model. Effective Monday, May 24, 2021, Lockport City School District will be expanding to a four day in-person instructional model with three feet of physical distancing for students in grades 5-12 (EBIS, NPJHS, LHS, and LHSW).  Remote Wednesdays will remain in the schedule for the remainder of the school year.  In-Person Instructional Students will receive meals to take home on Tuesdays and Fridays: 

    • Tuesday:
      • 3 breakfast
      • 1 lunch
    • Friday:
      • 4 breakfast
      • 2 lunch
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  • Coronavirus resources and information can be found on our website at Positive cases can be tracked by visiting New York State's school covid report card at

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Mission Statement

  • We believe: All people can learn. Schools create conditions for success academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and aesthetically. Teaching and learning are the shared responsibilities of home, school, and the community. Our mission is to assure comprehensive learning for all so that each person will be a lifelong learner.