All schools in New York state are conducting remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

School closure information | Remote learning | Child care for essential workers | Student and family support

School Closure Information

Updated 5/1/2020

Schools closed for classes

All schools in New York state are closed to in-person instruction through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

Remote learning | Child care for essential workers | Student and family support

During the school closure, our staff is still here to support you. Students, families and staff members visiting our school buildings during the closure are asked to follow these procedures:

  • Limit the number of people entering the building to the smallest number possible
  • Practice social distancing while inside the school building
  • Anyone entering the building must wear a mask or face covering

We recommend that you call the school before visiting, if possible, to ensure that we will be ready to assist you at the time of your visit. Our buildings are staffed from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays. If you are not already receiving email messages from the district, please contact us so that we can add your email address to our distribution list.

Do you have questions that aren’t answered here? Please email the webmaster or contact us via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We will do our best to get you the information you need.

Breakfast & lunch available

Students and their families can pick up bagged meals from 11 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays during the school closure. Families receive two breakfasts and two lunches on Thursday (for Thursday and Friday). On Fridays, families will receive two breakfasts and two lunches (for Saturday and Sunday).

Meals can be picked up from the East Herkimer Fire Department and the front entrance of Herkimer High School. In addition, buses will distribute food at the following locations:

  • Eastern Gardens
  • Creekside Courts
  • Herkimer Public Library on Main Street
  • VFW on Mohawk Street.

There is no charge to families for this service. Families are asked to

Any family who is need of a meal, but cannot access one of these sites, is asked to contact the main office at (315) 866-2230.

Child care for essential personnel

Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, or support during this time. If you believe that you may qualify, please call the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Child Care Resource Center at 315-223-7850 extension 222 or email earlycareandlearning@cornell.edu.

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