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

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Remote Learning

During the state-mandated school closure, all student work is being completed remotely. The last day of school for the 2019-20 school year will be Thursday, June 18.

Herkimer Elementary

Remote Learning website

All Herkimer Elementary students can find lessons from their specials teachers on the Herkimer CSD Remote Learning website. Grade 1 instructional materials, as well as technical support and online learning resources, can also be found on the Remote Learning website.

Prekindergarten and kindergarten students have been provided with paper packets of material to complete. Completed student work (done on paper) can be returned to drop boxes set up at both school buildings, and at the district’s meal distribution points.

Grades 2-5 are using Google Classroom for classroom assignments. Students should sign in with their Herkimer CSD email address to access their Google Classroom assignments.

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School

Grades 6-12 are using Google Classroom for classroom assignments. Students should sign in with their Herkimer CSD email address to access their Google Classroom assignments.

Students in Grades 9-12 are reminded to check their Herkimer CSD email account periodically for updates from the school. Any student who does not have their email login information can call the school between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays for assistance.

Special Education

Special education teachers and service providers are working together to ensure students with disabilities work to attain the goals outlined in their Individual Educational Plans through the use of supplemental learning materials. High school students students may reach out to our Licensed Teaching Assistants using our Request for Academic Support link.

Digital access

Chromebook laptop computers are available for students in Grades 6-12 to borrow during the closure period. Any student who needs a device can contact the school to get a Chromebook, or for assistance if their Chromebook needs repair or technical support. Students may also borrow “hot spots” to provide them with home Internet access during the school closure.

Spectrum will offer free high-speed internet service and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with students. Families can call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households, the company said. Spectrum said regular pricing will take effect at the end of the 60-day period if a customer doesn’t cancel or change the service.

Regents and state testing

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has canceled the June 2020 Regents exams, and has announced that students will be able to earn diploma credit for completing Regents courses without taking these exams.

Elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

AP Courses

The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year.

The AP tests will be administered as 45-minute online free-response exams at home between May 11 and 22. Makeup exams will be available from June 1-5.

Students will be able to take the streamlined exams on any device they have access to. Most 2020 AP Exams will have 1–2 free-response questions, each question timed separately. Students can take them online or handwrite answers and submit a photo.

More information about specific AP course requirements

Students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Scores are expected to be released as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

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