New COVID policies to take effect Oct. 26

Based on clarified guidance from the New York State Department of Health and conversations with the Herkimer County Department of Public Health, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and its 10 component school districts will make the following three clarifications to their COVID-19 absence policies to take effect Monday, Oct. 26: ‘Presumed positive’ cases reported to Public Health Individuals …

Stay healthy and safe this flu season

Flu is a contagious disease that begins in the fall and continues through the winter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting against flu is more important than ever, especially for health care workers and other essential workers, as well as people at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or flu. The New York State Department of …

Three cheers for our Board of Education

The Herkimer Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate Oct. 19-23 as School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to our students and community. The New York State School Boards Association’s School Board Recognition Week is a time to highlight the important work …

Remote learning half-day set for Nov. 19

The Herkimer CSD academic year calendar has been updated, with the addition of a remote learning day for Herkimer Elementary students on Thursday, Nov. 19. On that day, all students will learn from home. Teachers will provide lessons and activities for students equivalent to a half-day of instruction. An updated 2020-21 school year calendar is …

Science lesson takes to the track

“Boom, boom, boom, boom!” That’s what Mrs. Nare’s first-graders heard through their stethoscopes after running three laps around the track on a beautiful fall morning. This wasn’t recess, but a science lesson. In first grade, students learn about how plants and animals survive, grow and meet their needs. After several lessons about the systems of …

Positive COVID case reported at HES

The district learned on Tuesday, Oct. 13, that a member of the Herkimer Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with Department of Health recommendations, students and staff identified by the DOH are moving to remote instruction at this time. The district has been in contact with the families of students who …

Virtual Open House to be Oct. 8 for Grades 6-12

Parents of Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students are invited to a virtual Open House on Oct. 8, and all you need to attend is your free ParentSquare account. Material presented during the Open House can also be seen here: Meet the Teachers (Google Slides presentation) Clubs and Class Advisers (Google Slides presentation) However, please note …

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