Conference day added to Feb. calendar

The district has adjusted the 2020-21 Herkimer CSD School Calendar as follows: Friday, Feb. 12, will now be a virtual conference day. There will be no instruction for students on that day. Staff will participate in virtual professional development activities. Winter recess runs from Feb. 15-19. Students will return to instruction on Monday, Feb. 22. …

Students named to first-quarter honor roll

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for 2020-21: 12th grade 6 honors: Ariel Bell, Charlotte Boncella, Ariana Huhko, Madison Johnson, Marion Leskovar, Kristine Nietes, Aidan Ploss, Gianna Rizza, Kayleigh Voce and Sara Warner. 5 honors: Abigail Boyles, Natalie Crane, Katelyn Golicki, Shelby Herringshaw, Noah Macrina, Dani Lee …

Sixth-graders honor veterans with window display

Ms. Turnbull’s sixth-grade students found a special way to pay tribute to veterans this Veterans Day. For many years, Mr. Sheldon has given a Veterans Day presentation for all sixth-grade students. Typically, the sixth grade joins together to hear Mr. Sheldon’s presentation in the auditorium. Because of the pandemic, the sixth-graders weren’t able to do …

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 …

Child care scholarships available

New York State is using a portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to provide child care to income eligible essential workers at no cost. Essential workers who must work outside of the home and who are using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for …

Child care available to essential personnel

On March 18, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing school districts to develop a plan for child care, with an emphasis on serving children of parents who are employed by essential businesses and entities that are critical to the COVID-19 response effort. Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, …

Changes to Enhanced STAR program

Because of changes New York state recently made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption, all residents ages 65 and older enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. For Herkimer Central School District residents, the deadline to enroll in …

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Students create ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

Herkimer students created hundreds of “Pinwheels for Peace” on Friday as part of a worldwide effort to mark Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. Students in elementary and middle school grades had the opportunity to create their own pinwheel during class, and some high school students chose to join the effort as well. …

District strengthens security procedures

With the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, Herkimer Central School District officials have been in contact with local law enforcement to review and strengthen security procedures. The district partnered with the Herkimer Police Department to place a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) in the district beginning in August. SRO Shauna Jones works with administrators, …

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