Charles A. Upson Elementary School

Pride in Our Past; Faith in Our Future

District Announcements

  • Heat Advisory June 18 & June 20, 2024

    All of our K-8 schools will be closing early on Tuesday, June 18th, and Thursday, June 20th due to the heat advisory. 

    In light of these changes, all K – 8 Principals will directly communicate any adjustments to end-of-year activities scheduled for these days.

    It is crucial that all secondary students scheduled to take Regents exams on June 18th and June 20th report to their schools as scheduled. These exams cannot be rescheduled by State mandate.

    More information:

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  • Friday, June 15 Announcement

    A recent phishing attempt may have targeted some of our students. Phishing emails try to trick recipients into revealing personal information, such as bank account details. For example, these types of emails may appear to be from a legitimate source, like a school or a bank. They can also sometimes claim there's an issue with a student's account and request them to click on a link or provide their bank information directly in the email.

    Here's what to do if your child ever receives such an email:

    • Do not click on any links or attachments.
    • Do not respond to the email.
    • Instruct your child to inform you immediately.

    More information:

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  • End of the Year Schedule

    Regular Meeting of the Board of Education the 2023-2024 school calendar was amended to reflect the following;
    The last day of school for grades K-8 was changed from June 26th (with early dismissal) to June 25th (with early dismissal).
    Last Teacher Day on June 26 was changed from a full day to a 1/2 day.
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  • Public Comment Period - Code of Conduct

    A public comment period for the District-Wide Code of Conduct is open. Please review the proposed 2024-2025 Code of Conduct. The comment period will run from Thursday, May 23, 2023, through Monday, June 24, 2023.  


    Please comment here. Russell Buckley, Director on Special Assignment / Superintendent's Designee along with the Board of Education will review your comments. 

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  • Excellence in Music Education Awardee, Mrs. Debbie Hutter

    One of our very own music teachers, Mrs. Debbie Hutter, was presented with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/ NCMEA Award for Excellence in Music Education on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Kleinhans Music Hall.
    This recognition honors music educators for their contributions to fostering musical growth in their students and enhancing music programs. Mrs. Hutter was the perfect fit for this award as she has made music across the Lockport City School District for over *30* years and has taught more than *3,000* students about the joy and love of song.
    Congratulations, Mrs. Hutter!
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  • District Wide Safety Plan Proposal

    District Wide Safety Plan Proposal: The comment period will run from Friday, June 14 through July 14th, 2024 8AM.  Comments will be sent to Kevin Guay, District Safety Officer. 

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  • Registration for 2024-2025 Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten is now open!

    Step 1: Complete the Student Registration Packet at All forms should be filled out prior to your appointment.
    Step 2: Gather the New Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Documentation (see website). All documentation is necessary for your appointment.
    Step 3: Registration by appointment only. Board of Education Office - Monday-Friday 8 AM - 12 PM. Call to make an appointment: (716) 478-4811 or (716) 478-4817. Find out more information at

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    The Lockport City School District (LCSD) is thrilled to announce the unveiling of its much-anticipated Strategic Plan, marking a pivotal moment for the district’s future. 

    After months of collaborative brainstorming, insightful discussions, and careful consideration, we are thrilled to unveil our new strategic plan: WE ARE LIONS. WE ALL BELONG. We encourage you to read the '24-'29 plan here

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  • June Schedule

    Thursday, June 13, 2024
    Last Full Day of Classes Grades 9-12

    Friday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    Regents Exams

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Juneteenth - No School District-Wide

    Thursday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    Regents Exams

    Friday, June 21, 2024
    Report Card Marking Day K-6, Early Dismissal K-8

    Monday, June 24, 2024
    Last Full Day of Classes for Grades K-8

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024
    Early Dismissal, Grades K-8

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    Last Day of School Grades K-8, Early Dismissal K-8

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  • Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. No school in session.

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CU Announcements

  • Thursday, September 7, 2023

    Thank you for helping make the start of school a success! As you are aware we have a new arrival and dismissal process.  The morning drop-off is sailing along! Continue to follow the directions of staff during morning drop-off to ensure all cars and buses are able to enter and exit quickly.
    In the afternoon - we need your assistance. Dismissal begins at 3:25 p.m.  Walkers will be dismissed from the front door of the building. Plan to meet students who are walking at the front door. All car riders will be brought to the vehicle. Names will be called until all families are uploaded on the pick-up patrol app. Please refrain from parking in the lot during dismissal to help us keep the process running smoothly. The process will get better as we learn this new procedure together.
    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at 716-478-4402.
    Dr. Harrington
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Mission Statement

  • The Lockport City School District is a diverse community committed to fostering a sense of belonging and creating opportunities for continuous growth for all. We provide extensive learning experiences while ensuring a safe environment. With lion pride, we prepare our students for their future, support our staff, and partner with our community.