July 12, 2022
Your News from Lancaster City Schools...
City of Lancaster to buy former General Sherman Junior High building from the school district

The city purchased the former General Sherman Junior High School building from Lancaster Schools after city council approved the sale. The approval signifies a unique collaboration and win for all three entities involved: Lancaster Water Department, Lancaster City Schools and Lancaster Parks & Recreation. By working together with the City of Lancaster Water Department to negotiate a generous and yet responsible purchase agreement, Lancaster City Schools is not only upcycling the former school location but will also be providing a new location for the Parks headquarters and indoor recreation opportunities for the citizens of Lancaster.

Free and Reduced Lunch Program
The Free and Reduced Lunch Program for the 2022-2023 school year will require families to apply for free and reduced lunches. Please remember to complete the application for this year. The number of Free and Reduced eligible students also helps to fund tutoring and support through our Title I program. Please use this link for your school lunch application.

If you have additional questions, please visit the Lancaster City Schools Food Service Department page.
Student Registration

The district has switched over to a new student registration program this summer for NEW students or students who have MOVED over summer break!
Lancaster Festival

Don't forget! The Lancaster Festival starts Thursday, July 21- Saturday, July 30. Check out their website and follow their Facebook page to see all of the exciting events happening!
LHS Percussion Ensemble

The LHS Percussion Ensemble will be performing on Wednesday, July 27 at 12:00 p.m. downtown at the gazebo as part of the Lancaster Festival!
Mandatory Parent/Athlete Meeting

Lancaster High School Athletic Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting: Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. in LHS Auditorium

Thomas Ewing & General Sherman JR. High Athletic Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting: Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. in LHS Auditorium
Fairfield County 2-1-1
Afterschool Programs of Lancaster is hosting a Summer Lunch Program where children ages 2 -18 can receive free lunch from June 6 - August 5. Lunches will be served at the following locations:

  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. Connexion West, Mount Pleasant Elementary, Medill Elementary
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Downtown (Broad Street), Hunter Park, Firehouse Park, Lanreco Park, Mary Burnham Park, Maher Park
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Robert K. Fox Family YMCA

There is no registration or paperwork to fill out - just show up and chow down!
Free Public Transportation
Did you know that kids can ride for FREE on the Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit bus? Visit their website or call them at 740-681-5086 to see how they can help get your children to their summer programs!
Storytime in the Park
The Fairfield County District Library is having Storytime at Rising Park! Join them for stories, songs, and family fun! Look for the library flag near the playground.

For weather cancellations, check for updates on the library's website, Facebook page, or by calling 740-653-2745, ext. 140.
Become a Local Expert
Become an ambassador for your community by applying for the Visit Fairfield County Local Expert Program! As a Local Expert, you will visit attractions, shops, restaurants, parks, and other places of interest. You can also participate in activities, workshops, or classes, and attend a wide variety of events. Through the Local Expert Program, you will boost local tourism, meet new people, and create fun memories. To learn more and apply, click here.
July 19: Regular Board Meeting | 4:30 p.m., 111 S. Broad St., Large Meeting Room
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