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Lafayette School District

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    All Lafayette Schools Closed Tomorrow- Friday, November 16th


    Dear Parents and School Communities,

    After a day of worsening air quality, and uncertain forecasts for tomorrow, we have made a decision to close our schools on Friday, November 16.  We have been working with the County Office of Education, our partner districts including the Acalanes Union High School District, the Governing Board and our own district leadership to make the best decisions throughout the week on behalf of our students and our district staff.  We believe that closing the schools will best serve the needs of all our stakeholders.


    We have been closely watching a variety of sources of information, including,, and, tracking both the current status and the forecasts.  We have been working with our principals to impose restrictions on activity at all of our schools throughout the week, and increasing the urgency as the air quality has declined.  Based on the current forecasts and the experience of the week, the air quality is not likely to improve substantively tomorrow.  There are reports of many other institutions closing their doors today and tomorrow to facilitate healthier options for students and employees of all ages.


    One particular challenge for us is the completion and sending of report cards, which we are in the midst of finishing now.  This may cause a delay in the receipt of your student’s report card.  You will hear directly from your principal about the final timing of report cards.


    I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause for you and your family.  I want to assure you that we take this step only after careful consideration and collaboration with a wide circle of colleagues.  Please direct any questions or comments to me in the district office, preferably by email at



    Richard Whitmore


    Superintendent's Message

    Dear Parents, Staff, and Community Members,

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  It is a privilege to be working in the schools and with the teachers, the administrators, and all of the employees of the district to provide a top-notch education for our students.  Having raised my children in this city and through these schools, I continue to be grateful for the superb teaching, the family friendly culture, and the student camaraderie that exists at all five of our schools. 


    If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch through your site administrator or email me directly at


    I look forward to meeting students, parents, and members of the Lafayette community throughout the year and hope to keep you updated on the many good things that happen day-to-day in our classrooms.


    Richard Whitmore





    Notice Inviting Prequalification





    Our Schools

    Burton Valley Elementary

    561 Merriewood Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel:  (925) 927-3550 


    Happy Valley Elementary

    3855 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3560 

    Lafayette Elementary

    950 Moraga Road,
    Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3570 

    Springhill Elementary

    3301 Springhill Road,
    Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3580 

    Stanley Middle School

    3455 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549 
    tel: (925) 927-3530 

    About Our District

    District Vision

    Our students are creative thinkers and problem-solvers and are prepared to become responsible, ethical and productive citizens.


    District Mission

    We embrace a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum to provide a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We commit to meet the needs of all students by fostering continuous learning and providing a global perspective based upon respect and tolerance.