School year calendar updated

The Herkimer Central School District has revised the calendar for the 2020-21 school year as follows: October: A superintendent’s conference day scheduled for Oct. 23 has been removed from the calendar and will be a day of instruction consistent with building schedules. November: A remote learning half-day has been scheduled for Nov. 12. This replaces …

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COVID-19 Return to School Protocol explained

Everyone who enters Herkimer CSD school buildings is being asked to screen for possible COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who shows the following symptoms without an explanation is asked to stay home, or may be asked to leave the building to seek medical attention: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or …

Sign up for a free smart thermometer

Herkimer Elementary is partnering with Kinsa’s FLUency (TM) School Health Program this year. Parents are invited to sign up for the program to receive a free smart thermometer. Here’s how: Text FLUENCY to 900900. Open the link to download the free Kinsa app. (Message and data rates may apply. You can always text STOP to …

Herkimer BOCES building vote set for Sept. 29

A public vote for residents in all Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES component school districts has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, for the Herkimer BOCES proposal to purchase the Remington school building from Central Valley. Herkimer Central School District residents can vote from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the media center at the …

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District reminds of COVID-19 notification procedures

You may have heard news of positive COVID-19 cases affecting other schools in our region. We wanted to let you know what to expect if there is a case that affects Herkimer students and/or staff. How we will contact you If and when we do have a positive case within the school community, the local …

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District provides 83,000 meals to families

During the school closure period, the district was able to provide more than 83,000 meals to Herkimer CSD students and their families (close to 62,000 meals between March and June, and another 21,744 in July and August) at no charge through the federal Summer Food Service Program. This federally funded program ensured that students can …

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Share your back-to-school photos

It’s been so great to welcome students back to school this week. We know that “the first day of school” wasn’t the same for everyone, so we wanted to invite parents to share back-to-school photos with us. If your student was excited to show off their favorite outfit, their new backpack, or just a big …

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Annual hearing set for districtwide safety plan

The Herkimer Central School District will conduct its annual hearing next week on the district-wide School Safety Plan. Districts are required to develop a district-wide School Safety Plan designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious violent incidents and emergencies and to facilitate the coordination of the district with local and county resources in …

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Herkimer CSD is using ParentSquare

The Herkimer Central School District is using ParentSquare, a school-to-home communications tool. The district will continue to contact parents by phone, text and email for urgent communications such as early dismissals, snow days or emergencies. The ParentSquare app also allows parents to: contact a teacher or staff member directly; control how and when notifications from …

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