Principal’s Message

Hello Ram Families,

We hope everyone had a restful weekend and some time to get away from technology.  Per the division’s communication, during the week of November 30th through December 4th, the building will be closed to all visitors.  If you need anything this week, please call or email the school.  In addition, the division is still running its annual Science Fair; if you are interested in submitting a project, the details are below in the Newsletter.

We only have a few weeks before we enter Winter Break.  With that, it is important to stay engaged in school, complete assignments, communicate with teachers, administrators, and counselors, and finish out this short period of time on a positive note.  We appreciate the efforts of everyone in our community.  Again, we are here for Every Ram, Every Day: if you need anything, do not hesitate to reach out to us.



Even though our students are in a virtual environment for instruction, attendance still matters. Online instruction can be enriching, but students must be in class to benefit from interactions with their peers and teachers.  Parents can check student activity through CANVAS and all grades in VUE.  If you have any questions regarding attendance procedures, please contact the Lafayette attendance associate: .

If you have any questions or need additional support, please reach out to the school administration or your counselor:

Counselors’ Name                                         9th – 12th
Ms. Rutherford    565-0373 x32208                      A-C


Mr. Marrow         565-0373 x32203                        D-I


Mrs. Snyder          565-0373 x32246                      J-P

Mr. Moore             565-0373 x32206                     Q-Z

Clubs and Organizations

If you are interested in joining a Lafayette club or organization, you can check out the comprehensive list on our website:

Clubs and Organizations

To join, just send an email to the moderator of the club.  If you want to start your own club or organization, please email Mrs. Nash to learn how to begin the process of starting a new club or organization at Lafayette:  

Class of 2021

You may have received an email Birth certificates.  If you received an email, please send in a copy of the birth certificate to Mrs. Nash: .  We need this in order to verify the student’s name for their diploma and other important documents for graduation.

Family Academy Webinar: Pandemic Parenting- Supporting Our Kids
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00 – 7:00PM

Families are experiencing stress, anxiety and challenges as we navigate COVID-19, particularly as we enter into the holiday season and transition between models of virtual and hybrid learning. The impact on children is of special concern. Join us to discuss this reality, explore ways to mitigate long term impact, and learn practical, evidence-based tips for how to respond.

Jenna White, Parent Advocate for Trauma Sensitive Schools and PTA Leader

To register, please visit or contact Felicia Highland, Ed.D. at (757) 603-6541.

Science Fair

Science Fair

WJCC Schools’ annual Science Fair is going virtual for 2020-21! Interested high school students may talk with their science teacher to learn more. The deadline to sign up for the science fair is December 1 and teacher approval of the proposed project is required.

Projects will be due to teachers in mid-January and the Division Science Fair will be held January 19-22. Select winners are eligible to compete in the Tidewater Science Fair.

This year, we are excited to invite the public to view student projects and help us celebrate the winners. Watch for announcements on our website and social media in January.

To sign up, follow the steps below:

  • Get teacher approval for your project
  • Obtain a Composition book (Logbook/Journal)
  • Complete: Form 1, Form 1A, Form 1B
  • Use Forms Wizard to see what other paperwork may be needed (The Abstract is completed once the project is complete)
  • Submit experimental design to the teacher
  • Teacher maintains all paperwork in a digital Student Science Fair Folder

Student may only begin project when ALL paperwork has been approved, including research plan

WJCC Schools Delays Return to School Buildings for Secondary Students

Based on a sharp increase in COVID cases in the region, WJCC Schools is postponing plans for middle and high school students to begin in-person learning. A new timeline is being developed now. Until a new plan is finalized, all middle and high school students will continue to learn remotely on the current schedule (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.). School administration is monitoring health data and will communicate with families often.